Stornoway Gazette, 9 August 1940
Galson suffered its first loss of the war when Donald Gillies, second son of Mr and Mrs Angus Gillies, 25 Galson, was reported missing, believe drowned while serving on one of HM ships. Donald, who was 27 years of age, was of an honest and sincere nature, much respected and most popular with young and old in this village and elsewhere. Before joining his unit as a naval reservist at the outbreak of hostilities, he served for several years with the Merchant Navy. The sympathy of the whole community is extended to his sorrowing parents, sisters and brothers in their bitter loss.