Stornoway Gazette, 14 November 1941
News has been received by Mr Malcolm Macmillan, 33 Gravir, that his son, Neil, aged 31, and a merchant seaman, has been lost at sea. Neil first went to sea in 1937, then worked ashore for a time, but the sea was in his blood and he joined a ship again early in 1940.
He was quiet and friendly by nature, and endeared himself to everyone in the village. Deep sympathy is extended to his parents, brothers and sisters in their great loss.
The family is outstanding for the contribution they have made to the services. Neil was one of 5 brothers serving in the Merchant Navy or Armed Forces. His brothers are:
Lieut. John M Macmillan, Seaforth Highlanders; Petty Officer Donald Macmillan, RNR; Signalman Malcolm Macmillan, RNR (who was a University student prior to enlistment) and Colin John Macmillan, Merchant Navy.