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George Murdoch Private

13th Battalion Royal Scots 26975
Died: 11th May 1916, Western Front

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George was born at Auchafour Cottage, Toward, near Dunoon, on 11 June 1888. His parents were Alexander, a ploughman and Elizabeth Stout. They were married in Rothesay in 1878.


On the 1891 census, George lived in Inverkip with his 7 siblings. His father's occupation is listed as 'general house porter'. The address is difficult to decipher but it looks like 'Sir Michael - last property', adjacent to a grocer's shop.


In 1901, the family were living at Kirkbraefoot Cottage, Main Street, Inverkip.


On the 1911 census, George lived in Kilmartin, Argyll as a boarder of John Davidson and a domestic gardener.

George served in the 13th Battalion Royal Scots and is commemorated at Loos as well as on the family gravestone in Inverkip Cemetery, along with his brother Robert who served in the Black Watch.

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George Murdoch birth certificate 11 June 1888
Alexander Murdoch photo
Auchafour Cottage, Toward
George Murdoch medal card
George Murdoch family headstone Inverkip Cemetery
George Murdoch Greenock Telegraph
George Murdoch name on panel at Loos close up
Royal Scots
George Murdoch panel of names at Loos
George Murdoch parents
Kirkbraefoot Cottage
Loos cemetery
Murdoch g 1901 census
George Murdoch CWGC commemorative certificate
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