Norman Mackay, 72 Cross Skigersta Road

Stornoway Gazette, 2 May 1941
The news has now been confirmed that Seaman Norman Mackay (Mac Dhanie), Cross-Skigersta Road, was lost when the ship on which he was serving was sunk. Norman's parents were aware that he was on the same ship as Malcolm Murray, 21 Swainbost, and Don. Murray, Swainbost, received word some weeks ago that his son was missing. At that time, when no news came to the parents of Norman Mackay, we all expected that he was safe, but we have now learned that a telegram was sent instead to the parents of another Seaman Norman Mackay, residing at Shader, Point, when the ship was sunk. But Norman Mackay, Shader, was among the survivors and arrived home on leave on the day his parents received teh telegram. Norman Mackay, Cross-Skigersta Road, was among those who joined the colours at the outbreak of hostilities, although he was only 20 years of age. Being a genial and popular figure, he is sincerely mourned by the whole district. His loss has left a blank in our midst, but his memory will always remain fresh. To his parents, his four sisters and his two brothers, who are also serving, we extend our very deepest and heartfelt sympathy.

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