Stornoway Gazette, 24 October 1941
Intimation has been received by Mr and Mrs Maclean, 304 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, that their son, Pilot Officer Ian Maclean, Royal Canadian Air Force, has been posted "missing now presumed lost", during operations over enemy territory. PO Maclean's father hails from Valtos, Uig, and his mother from Ranish, Lochs, and although he was born in the Lowlands, he was a fluant Gaelic speaker and upheld everything dear to Lewis.
Born 30 years ago, he completed his education at Boroughmuir School, Edinburgh, and, at the early age of 18, emigrated to Canada, to work in the Sun Life Assurance Co., Montreal. During his stay there he became a very popular young man and was rapidly making a name for himself in the golf and rugby circles.
On the outbreak of war, he volunteered for service as an AC2 in the RCAF and 9 months later he arrived in this country. PO Maclean was of a quiet disposition and never talked of his work or experience. Our deepest sympathy is extended to his father, mother and family.