John Morrison, 4 Cross

Stornoway Gazette, 29 November 1940
We regret to announce that Mr John Morrison, 4 Cross, has been informed by the Admiralty that his only son, RNR John Morrison, has been lost at sea through enemy action. In July of this year word was received that the ship he was serving on had been sunk, but that there were hopes that he had been picked up or made prisoner. His many friends and relatives had therefore slender hopes of his safety. John was a dutiful son, a favourite with all, and well iked by his pals. Mr Morrison and his only surviving daughter have had much sorrow for many years. In 1927, a daughter, Murdina, died at the age of 16 years; a son, Roderick, died in 1929 at the age of 28 years; Mrs Morrison died in June 1938 and a son, Donald was accidentally drowned in London in December 1938 at the age of 34 years. Much sympathy is felt for the father and sister in their present sore bereavement.

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