Stornoway Gazette, 25 September 1942
It has now been established that John Murdo, third son of Mr and Mrs Alexander Macleod, 8 Upper Coll, has been lost at sea. John Murdo, who was aged 26 years, was home twice on survivors' leave, two of the ships on which he was serving having been torpedoed. He was a quartermaster in the Merchant Navy and was a passenger on an eastward bound vessel going to join a ship when the vessel was sunk. He was a promising young seaman and very popular with all who knew him. The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved family in the loss of a dutiful son.