Stornoway Gazette, 12 December 1941
Among those lost on HMS Cossack was Leading Seaman John M Macleod, a son of the first officer Norman Macleod, Seaforth Cottage, Tarbert and of 53 Castlemilk Drive, Croftfoot, Glasgow. The deceased was 21 years of age. He joined the Royal Navy when he was 18, and was getting on very well as he always had a great liking for the sea. No doubt he inherited this from his father, who was a first officer for many years with Sloan & Co, shipowners, Glasgow. Some time ago, the father was called back from retiral to act as shore superintendent for that firm. John was a young man of promise, and if he had been spared, his advancement in the Navy was assured. He was much favoured by all who knew him and many regret the loss of this young and promising life. Much sympathy has been expressed locally with the father and other relatives.