12 January 1945
A friend's tribute
A wide circle of friends lament the death of John Macleod (Ian Mhurchaidh Dhomhnuil Phiobair), 28 Cross, Ness, which took place at Inverness on Sunday 31st December. The deceased, who was 36 years of age, served in the Royal Naval Reserve in this war, and was discharged medically unfit in 1942. A man of sterling character, all who knew him from childhood to manhood found in him all the qualities that could be desired of a true friend and comrade. It could indeed be said of him that his friendship was spontaneous and lasting and he died holding the respect of all. John's married life was brief. His young widow resides at Lighthill, Back, near her beloved husband's last resting place at Cross Cemetery [sic]. To her, as to his father, mother and brothers, very deep sympathy is extended in their sad and sorrowful bereavement.