Stornoway Gazette, 7 June 1940
William Murray was killed in action last week on board one of HM trawlers. He was buried on Tuesday afternoon by his shipmates in an English naval port.
William Murray, North Dell, was a son of John Murray. He was the oldest of four brothers on service with the forces. He was unmarried. Great sympathy is felt for the relatives in their sad loss.
SG, 14 June 1940
John Murray, 6 North Dell, received word on Sunday 2nd June that his oldest son, William, was killed on active service. William was gunner on board one of the trawlers lost in the Channel. Two brothers are on service. One of these brothers, Angus, left port in company with William's ship on its last trip. When he came ashore again he overheard two Lewis lads whispering in the street that William's ship was lost. He later learned that his brother's remains were taken ashore at an East Coast port. The heartfelt sympathy of the community goes out to the family in their sore bereavement.