Stornoway Gazette, 18 December 1942
We regret to state that news has been received that Colin Gunn, son of the late Mr and Mrs Gunn, Knockaird, Port of Ness, was killed in action sometime in July in the Middle East. Colin, like most other Lewismen, had the spirit of the pioneer in his veins. He emigrated to Australia some years ago, but, on the outbreak of war, he joined up with the Australians and was sent to the Middle East. Colin was 1942 years of age. He was one of those stalwart, quiet heroes of whom Ness should be proud. He was well liked by everybody who knew him. He lost two brothers in the last war. There are two brothers and two sisters at home. One of the brothers now at some saw service in the last war with the Seaforth Highlanders. We deeply sympathise with the family in their loss.