16 February 1945
Great regret was caused in Scalpay by the death last month of Gunner John MOrrison, RA, son of Mr Angus Morrison and the late Mrs Morrison, Harbour View. He was on service from 1941 until he was invalided home towards the end of 1943. He died on 6 January after a long illness, patiently borne. His mother died in 1919 when he was still an infant and he was brought up by his aunt and uncle at 38 Scalpay as if he had been their son. Even after he was grown up he was generally with his uncle and aunt except when he accompanied his father to Perth for the Tay salmon fishing season. During his long illness he was carefully and indeed lovingly nursed by his devoted aunt. A very active healthy lad until his constitution was undermined by the rigours of service life, he was humourous, bright and cheerful and made friends wherever he went, as was shown by the large number of letters received by his relatives when the news of his death became known, and by other marks of respect, including the large attendance at the funeral. Deep sympathy is extended tot he relatives in their loss.