31 December 1943
The sad news has been received of the death in hospital in a foreign port of Norman Macleod (Tormod a Ghaidheil), of 4 and 22 Garenin. Norman was in the MN, and the cause of his death was severe injuries sustained in an accident on the ship, while in the execution of his duties. He was in the Special Reserve of the Seaforths when war broke out in 1914, and was drafted to the 1st Seaforths in France, soon after their arrival there that year. He served with them till the end of the war, latterly in Mesopotamia and Palestine. He was in the Merchant Navy since his return from the USA, several years before the present war. Norman was popular wherever he happened to be, as he was a kind and warm-hearted chap, and his inoffensive humour was always and everywhere appreciated. We deeply sympathise with his aged and bedridden mother, brother and sister, in their sad bereavement.