Stornoway Gazette, 27 March 1942
Many friends will learn with regret that Norman Morrison, 22 year old son of Mr and Mrs Angus Morrison, Burnside Cottage, Benside, has been accidentally drowned while on his way to join his ship in an English port. Norman had been in the Merchant Navy for the last 2 years, and in that time had travelled widely. Before he went to sea, he worked in Macdonald's Mill. A quiet, pleasant lad, he was very popular with his contemporaries. His twin brother, Peter John Morrison, is in the Army, and two other brothers, Donald and John Angus, are at home. An older sister, Catherine, works in a canteen and the youngest sister Mabel is at home, and attending school.
Stornoway Gazette, 10 April 1942
As recorded in a recent issue of the Gazette, Norman Morrison, 22-year old son of Mr and Mrs Angus Morrison, Burnside Cottage, Benside, has been accidentally drowned in an English port. Norman was for two years in the Merchant Service and served on one of the British liners which carried troops to Norway in the spring of 1941.