Stornoway Gazette, 26 September 1941
News was received by Mr william Macleod, 20 Back on Monday of last week, that his son, Alexander, a naval reservist, serving on board one of HM ships, was accidentally killed. Alexander, who had left home just a fortnight previously, after a short leave, was along with another brother on board HMS Salopian, when she was torpedoed. But after the loss of the Salopian, they were drafter to different ships. His remains arrived by steamer at Stornoway on Wednesday 17 September and burial took place the following day. Mr Macleod, who is a deacon in the Free Church at Back, had three sons in the Naval Reserve. A fourth son in the Cameron Highlanders is a prisoner of war in Germany. Much sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.