Alexander Graham, 19 Swainbost

Stornoway Gazette, 17 October 1941
Many friends will learn with profound regret that news has been received by Mrs Graham, 3 Stewartville Street, Glasgow, that her husband, Alick Graham, of 19 Swainbost, Ness, is presumed lost on active service. Alick, better known locally as "Skipper" was an RNR gunner on the cruiser Fiji, which put up a glorious fight in the battle of Crete, last May. Mrs Graham was informed officially some weeks ago that her husband is presumed to have lost his life in the battle, and she has since received a letter of condolence from the ship's captain. Alick, who was a very bright young man, was liked by all who knew him. In civil life he was employment in the granary section of the Clyde Trust. To his wife and son as well as to his mother, brothers and sisters sincere sympathy is extended. His Captain's letter pays him tribute in these terms: "He was a splendid man and carried out his duties in the battle of Crete magnificently. It is indeed a tragedy he was not among the survivors that day".

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