24 November 1944
Mrs and Norman Macaulay, Grosebay, have been informed by the Admiralty that their son, Allan, a seaman in the Royal Navy, lost his life during operations off the Belgian coast. Prior to entering the naval service, Allan was for many years employed in Coventry, but he had joined the services before the city was so ruthlessly bombed by the enemy. Of a genial nature, and popular because of his friendliness, Allan's passing is mourned by many, and the sympathy of the whole community is extended to the bereaved parents, brothers and sisters. Of the Macaulay lads, other two are serving in the Merchant Navy. William, the eldest, who was in business in Glasgow before the war is a writer on board a large troopship, and Ewen is in a cargo-passenger ship. Both brothers had narrow escapes when ships in which they sailed were sunk by enemy action.