Stornoway Gazette, 31 May 1940
Alexander Mackay, 53 Back, was lost when HM trawler "Charles Boyes" was sunk by enemy mine. His brother Murdo is presumed lost last November in the "Rawalpindi". This is the second double bereavement in Lewis since the outbreak of war. Alexander was 31 years of age and unmarried. Two brothers are still on active service. Neil, the youngest, is with the Camerons, and Donald is in the Naval Reserve. There are also two sisters in the family, one of whom is married.