Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Not in Roll of Honour - Eoropie

A chance search turned up another serviceman from Lewis, who had seen action during the First World War. His name is not on the Roll of Honour for his village, Eoropie.

Murdoch Mackenzie, a 34-year old sailor, joined up at Claremont, Tasmania, Australia, on 15 June 1916. He was sent to Europe two months later and saw action with the 15th battalion Australian Imperial Forces. He was wounded in action on 23 August 1918. After peace was declared, he returned to Australia and was discharged, medically unfit, on 23 July 1919.

Murdoch was the brother of Donald and Dugald; the latter was killed in action in 1915. His father was John Mackenzie of 36 Eoropie.

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