24 August 1945
Not long before the news that the war was over set millions rejoicing in all parts of the world, Murdo Macaulay, 23 East Street, Sandwick, received the sad news that his son, Murdo, who was in the Merchant Navy, had been accidentally drowned at St Malo. In January last, his son, Duncan Alex, was killed in action in Holland, and the only remaining son, John, has been a prisoner of war in Japanese hands almost since the start of the war in the East. The only daughter, Mrs Devlin, is meantime resident at home. No details are available as to the circumstances in which Murdo lost his life, but deep sympathy is extended to Mr Macaulay and the other members of the family in their very sad bereavement. Mr Macaulay himself served as CPO in the last war and won the DSM.
26 October 1945
Murdo Macaulay, MN, of 23 East Street, Sandwick, who was accidentally drowned at St Malo.