Stornoway Gazette, 30 May 1941
It is with deep regret that the people of Ranish learned that Mrs Montgomery, no 10, had received news that her son, John Montgomery, was reported missing presumed lost. The owners of the merchantman on which John was sailing state that the vessel was sunk by enemy action. Survivors were landed at an empire port, but Montgomery was not among them. John, who was at home for a short spell less than two months ago, had been in the Merchant Service for several years before the war. He was the only Lewisman in the crew of the vessel on which he was sailing.