21 May 1943
It was with deep regret the village of Tong learned that John Finlayson had been lost at sea. John was one of four sons of Mr and Mrs Angus Finlayson on active service, and the second to give his life for King and Country. His eldest brother, Donald, was lost at sea in April. John was a handsome, outstanding fellow and it is a hard blowfor his parents to bear the loss of a second son in the one year.
Donald was taken from our midst at the early age of 32. John was only 23. The deepest sympathy of the community is extended to their parents, sisters, and brother at home, 24 Aird Tong, their sisters away from home, and their two brothers still on active service.