19 November 1943
Ldg. Seaman Donald Macdonald, husband of Mary Macdonald, 44 Upper Bayble, has been accidentally kilIed at Suez, at the age of 33 years. Donald, better known as Pool, led a seafaring life previous to the outbreak of war. He served for two years with the Royal Navy (Patrol Service), in home waters, and was later transferred to foreign service. His many friends in Upper Bayble, Swordale and elsewhere were deeply grieved to hear of his early death, and extend their sincere sympathy to his bereaved widow and young daughter, also to his parents, at Swordale, brothers on active service, and sisters at Flesherin and Lower Sandwick.