Stornoway Gazette, 19 December 1941
On Monday, Mrs John Macdonald, 3 Stag Road, Stornoway, received official intimation that her son, Sergt Murdo Macdonald, of the Royal Tank Corps, aged 26, had been killed in action in the Middle East. Before joining the Army seven years ago, Murdo was employed for a time with Messrs S. A. Newall & Sons, and prior to that he was a message boy with Mr John Mackenzie, Bayhead. His father, the late John Macdonald, belonged to Shader, Point. Three brothers are serving with HM Forces. Duncan is on foreign service with the Seaforths; John in the Merchant Navy, and Alex, undergoing training with the Army. The youngest boy, Kenneth, is the only member of the family at home with the mother. One sister, Mary, is married in England. Great sympathy is felt for Mrs Macdonald, and the members of her family in their bereavement.