Stornoway Gazette, 4 October 1940
We regret to announce that Mr John Macinnes, locally known as "Jackie Bess", aged 33 years, has been lost at sea on active service. Prior to the war he was in the RNR and was drafted to the Trawler Section on mobilisation. He was a very popular lad, and was very good to his sister at home. Physically he was a strong, active fellow.