5 November 1943
It is with deep regret that we record the death of John Maciver, 29 North Bragar (Iain Tharmoid Dhomhnuill Sheoc) at the early age of 34 years. John was one of many Lewis reservists who answered the call when war broke out, but because of illness, he was later invalided out of the Forces. After spending some time at home, he started work with a firm of contractors in Stornoway, and continued in their employment until the autumn of this year. After that he helped with the harvest. His illness, which was of short duration, was not thought at first to be so serious. He was removed to the I. D. hospital and later on transferred to the Lewis Hospital, where he died on Sunday 17th October. He was the only surviving son of Norman Maciver, his only brother having been lost at sea before the war. On Tuesday 19th October, the funeral took place. It was largely attended by friends and relatives and by many servicemen from the district who were on leave. The sympathy of the community is extended to his aged parents and sisters in their sore bereavement.