15 January 1943
The whole township of Habost was cast into gloom when it became known that PO Kenny Maciver, RNR, husband of Doleen Murray, Back Street, Habost, Ness, has been lost at sea. Kenny Maciver belonged to North Tolsta, but married a Habost bride since war began, and made so many friends in the village that he might have belonged to it all his life. Kenny was on dangerous service all the time and made several voyages to Russia with convoys, a trying job in the winter months. He was well liked by all who knew him and we in Habost will always remember his happy smile and cheery ways. He leaves a wife and one child at Ness. His sister, Mrs Donald Morrison, also resides in Ness, at 2 Habost. We deeply sympathise with them in their great loss.