Robert Murray, North Tolsta

Also quoted at 20 Church Street, Stornoway

Tolsta people were very sorry to hear last week that Pte Robert Murray, A & S. Highlanders, had been killed in action last month. The deceased, who was 21 years of age, was the younger brother of Miss Maggie C. Murray, infant mistress in Tolsta Public School from 1909 to 1912. Robert attended the local school for a year while his sister was on the staff, and he was a general favourite amongst the people of the township. After returning home to London in 1911, he went in for engineering. He was a picture of health and vigour and was always cheerful and courageous. He enlisted three months after the war started. After being at the front for over a year, he was gassed and wounded. In his letters home, he always spoke of the Tolsta boys he used to meet in France. His parents, who are natives of Stornoway, have been residing in London for many years. The sympathy of the whole district is extended to the bereaved family.

2 November 1917

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