Patrick King, Greenock

Stornoway Gazette, 7 November 1941
On Monday, the body of a soldier was found washed ashore at Healar, North Tolsta. It is believed to be that of a Royal Artilleryman, whose wife and family reside in Greenock. He worse a heavy white coat and a light green cape. It is thought that the body may have been on a large raft which drifted on to the rocks at Tolsta Head on Sunday night. The body was taken by the Naval authorities to Stornoway.

Stornoway Gazette, 14 November 1941
The body of a gunner in the Royal Artillery, washed ashore last week at Tolsta, was buried with military honours in Sandwick Cemetery on Thursday. The funeral was from Martin's Memorial Church, where the remains had lain overnight, and the service was conducted by Rev. Ian Carmichael, DSO, MC. The coffin was carried from the church by a bearer party of soldiers and a firing party discharged three volleys over the grave. An RAF bugler sounded the Last Post and the Reveille. The identity of the soldier has been established and it is understood that he leaves a widow and three of a family.

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