Pte. Murdo MacDonald

1597 Private Murdo MacDonald was born in 1891 at Red Point Gairloch, the son of Donald and Flora MacDonald. He was a Territorial soldier who landed in France on 6th November 1914, serving in 3 Company of the 4th Seaforth Highlanders. He survived the scarlet fever outbreak which delayed the move to the Front of his Battalion.

His first action was on 10th March 1915, when his Battalion was asked to carry out a night attack at the end of the first battle of Neuve Chapelle.

He was killed in action during this attack in the early hours of 11th March 1915. His body was never found and he is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial in France.

He was 23 years of age.

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