Stornoway Gazette, 26 July 1940
Gravir last week suffered its first loss of the war when the death occurred on HM destroyer Whirlwind of Norman, third son of Mr and Mrs Murdo Macmillan, 14 Gravir. Norman was a young man whose cheery smile and comforting optimism made his death a shock to all who knew him. He was at home when war broke out, although for several years he ahd been serving with the Merchant Navy, and since joining his unit as a naval reservist he paid two short visits to his home. Norman was one of three brothers in the Navy. His brother, Malcolm, arrived home on leave on the day news was received of Norman's death. The sympathy of the whole community is extended to the bereaved family at home, in the Navy and in Glasgow.