1 October 1943
Much regret was occasioned in the Uig district by the news that Sergt. Malcolm John Macritchie, R.A.F., son of Mr Peter Macritchie, Ardroil, is reported missing. Malcolm John was engaged in operations over Germany. He joined the R.A.F. in February. 1940, and was employed as a mechanic. In civil life he assisted his father and frequently drove the bus so that he was well known both in Uig and in Stornoway. He was an only son and much sympathy is felt with the family in their period of anxiety.
24 March 1944 and 21 April 1944
It was with deep regret the people of the district learned that Mr Peter Macritchie, bus owner, Ardroil, has been informed by the Air Ministry that his son, Sgt Malcolm John Macritchie, RAF, who has been missing since September last, is now believed to have lost his life on active service. The Air Ministry state that they have received information to this effect from German sources. Malcolm John who joined the RAF in 1940 was an only son. He served as Flight Engineer on Lancaster bombers and was 22 years of age.