24 September 1943
Our village has suffered another blow as a result of the war in the death of Gnr. Donald Murray, R.A., husband of Bella Mackay, 10 North Bragar, and son of the late John Murray and Mrs Murray, 44 South Bragar, which took place on 6th September at Preston Royal Infirmary. Widespread regret was felt when it was learned that his death occurred at the comparatively early age of 42 years. Indeed, his passing leaves a large gap here, for his nature was such that many were attracted towards him. He was of a very happy and humorous disposition and always looked on the bright side of things. No social gathering was complete without him and his own natural wit coupled with his rendering of many local songs was exceptional entertainment. For some Years he resided in Benside where he was employed by the Post Office at the time of his calling-up nearly two years ago. Then he and Mrs Murray made their home in Bragar, where Donald pent his last two leaves. We were glad to see him back in our midst again. His many friends in the Laxdale district will also be sorry to hear of his death. The remains were brought home and on September 11th the funeral to the Bragar Cemetery took place. The large number who gathered to pay their tribute to the memory of Domhnull Iain 'an Ghobha was proof of his popularitY. We extend our sympathies to his widow and two young children and also to his aged mother, brothers and sisters, in their irreparable loss.