12 May 1944
We regret to announce that Mr and Mrs Norman Macleod, 97 Seaforth Road, Stornoway, have received intimation that their younger son, Alasdair Maclean Macleod, Merchant Navy, is missing, presumed killed. Alastair was barely 20 years of age and was well-known in the village of Swainbost, where his father belongs, being a son of the late Mr and Mrs Kenneth Macleod, 11 Swainbost. Mr and Mrs Macleod's other son is also serving at sea with the Navy. We had known these two young lads well when they used to spend part of their school holidays with their grandparents in Ness and our sympathy is extended to his parents, only brother and sister and all friends and relatives in their sore bereavement.