Angus Mitchell, 42 North Shawbost

Stornoway Gazette, 2 August 1940
It is with profound regret that we record the death of Angus Mitchell, RNR, 42 North Shawbost, killed in aciton on board HMS Boreas on Thursday, 25th July. He is the first in Shawbost to make the supreme sacrifice and the demise of Aonghas Sheorais, as he was locally known, cast a gloom over the whole community. His death was particularly tragic - married only a little over a year ago, he was called up last August and had only two short spells of leave since then. Deceased was a great favourite in the village. He was of a kind-hearted disposition and obliging to a degree, a good neighbour, ever willing to help a lame dog over a stile. He will be greatly missed. It might be added that he came of a well-known Lewis family, the Mitchells of Uig, who, in their day and generation, took an active part in land reform in Eilean an Fhraoich. We tender his widow, mother and family our heartfelt sympathy in their sore bereavement and irreparable loss.

Stornoway Gazette, 9 August 1940
Angus Mitchell, 42 North Shawbost, is the first Shawbost man to make the supreme sacrifice. Married only a year ago, he leaves a widow to mourn his death. He was killed at his post on a HM minesweeper, during engagements with German bombers.

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