Stornoway Gazette, 26 July 1940
To lose an only son is the bitter lot of Mrs Maciver, 41 North Tolsta. When his trawler was attacked by enemy bombers, one of which was shot down, Alexander Maciver was one of three ratings killed. It is hoped that it will be possible to have the remains taken home for burial.
Stornoway Gazette, 2 August 1940
On Thursday, 18th July, Seaman Alex Maciver, RNR, 41 North Tolsta, made the supreme sacrifice for king and country. Deceased was killed in action on HMT Rinovia. The remains were conveyed to a hospital in England and arrived at STornoway the following Thursday. On Friday, Alex was laid to rest beside his kith and kin in Tolsta Cemetery. For integrity and strength of character this promising young man was noted and his removal leaves a blank not only within the circle of immediate friends but across a wide area of the community. Deceased was 30 years of age and was the sole support and only son of his widowed mother, Mrs Angus Maciver, Burnside Cottage, to whom much sympathy is extended.