Alexander Morrison, 5 New Holdings, Leurbost

Stornoway Gazette, 18 July 1941
It was with deep sorrow we learned that Alexander Morrison, third son of Mr and Mrs Murdo Morrison, of 5 New Holdings, had lost his life through enemy action at the early age of 23. He was called up for service in August of last year when he expressed a preference for the Navy, and from then until the time of his death he served as a seaman on one of HM trawlers. He was always well groomed and immaculate in appearance, quiet, gentle and unassuming of manner and of unimpeachable character. He was a very popular lad, well liked an respected by all who came in contact with him, for of him it could be truly said that he was one of Nature's gentlemen. Of a reserved an even shy disposition, he was never very talkative in company, often preferring that silence which one finds companionable and which is sometimes more eloquent that words. His death is a tragic loss to many and especially those to whom he was near and dear, for he possess those fine traits of character, coupled with a charming and attractive personality, which made friendships staunch and true. It is hard for us who knew him so well to believe that the sun of his young life has set for ever, and that never again shall we behold the neat familiar figure and the dark handsome head. And now, as we mourn him in his unknown grave beneath the silent sea, whose cruel, hungry depths have robbed us of others whom we knew, we know that though he has gone his memory will remain fresh and fragrant always, and that his name will not be forgotten. To his sorrowing parents and brothers we tender our sincere sympathy in their sore bereavement.

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