28 July 1944
News has been received by Mr and Mrs John Maciver, 47 Back, that their youngest son, Malcolm, a naval reservist, has died on active service afloat. Previous to enlistment, Malcolm was engaged in the tweed industry. After a period of training, he was drafted to Iceland where he spent two years. He was in the English Channel during the landings in Normandy. He was held in high esteem by all who knew him, and his death at the age of 37 years is a severe blow to his aged parents. An elder brother, Donald, left to attend the funeral at a South of England port [Portland], but burial had taken place before he arrived. Sincere sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.