11504: Kenneth Murdo Mackenzie

Coinneach Murchadh Choinnich Mhurchaidh

Kenneth Murdo (1907-1991) was a son of Kenneth Mackenzie and Mary Macleod, 1 Habost.

After his father's death in 1916 the family  moved to Stornoway.

He enrolled in the Royal Naval Reserve, Service Number  A12327 on March 4, 1925 and re-enrolled under B7994 and C6855,. His record indicates that he was 5ft 10½ in tall with dark hair, brown eyes and a fresh complexion. He lived at 56 Coll, 68 Keith Street and 63 Seaforth Road, Stornoway and had a wife, Emily. Kenneth Murdo was a fisherman on Buckie and Stornoway registered boats including the Ellen and Irene and the Lionel Scout.

He served from 1939-1945 with Royal Navy, based at HMS Drake, HMS Ferret, HMS Landrail, HMS Orlando, HMS Victory I and HMS Wellington.

Kenneth Murdo survived the attack on HMS Asturias. His name is mentioned in  Roll of Honour: Pairc, Second World War.


Record Type:
Also Known As:
Ceanaidh Murdo Choinnich Ruaidh
Date Of Birth:
21 Feb 1907
Date of Death:
Brothers Keeper Reference:
CEP 1572
Fisherman, Royal Naval Reservist, Royal Navy
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