Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

MacIver, Murdo

Rank: Corporal

Regiment: 4th Battalion Gordon Highlanders

Biography: Son of Alexander MacIver, fisherman. Born Coll, Stornoway, 3 June 1890; educated Back Public School and Nicolson Institute, Stornoway; student in Arts, 1911 - 14, combining with attendance at the University his training for the teaching profession, until war broke off his studies. He put in his period of Territorial training with the Ross Mountain Battery during his secondary course at school, and on going to Aberdeen joined the University Company of the Gordon Highlanders, with which he was mobilized on the outbreak of war. After five months of training at Bedford he went to Flanders, where he took part with his Battalion in the very heavy fighting in front of Ypres through the early months of 1915. He was killed in action there during an advance against the enemy on 16 June 1915, when "our men behaved magnificently", and the Gordons covered themselves with glory.

Date of Death: 16 June 1915

Burial Details: Buried at Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, Zillebeke, Plot 2, Row E, Grave 10.

Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.

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