Murdo Maclean, 4 New Holdings, Leurbost

27 August 1943
It was with profound regret the community learned that the ship on which Murdo Maclean, youngest son of Mr and Mrs Kenneth Maclean. 4 New Holdings, Leurbost. was sailing, has been sunk by enemy action. Murdo, who had just attained the age of 21 has been posted missing.

21 April 1944
Mr Kenneth Maclean, 4 New Holdings, Leurbost, has been informed by the Minister of War Transport that his son, Murdo, who has been missing at sea for some time, is now reported missing, believed killed, whilst on service with the Merchant Navy. Lord Leathers states that he has added Murdo's name to the Merchant Navy Roll of Honour, and he expresses admiration for the services which he rendered and sympathy with the family in their bereavement. "Your son worthily upheld the noble traditions of the service, and I may perhaps hope that the realisation of this fact will help soften the heavy blow which has fallen upon you", he adds. 

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