21 July 1944
We are grieved to report the death of Seaman Norman Macdonald, 30 Knock, Carloway, which took place on 22nd June, while engaged on important minesweeping operations. Poignancy was added to the event by the fact that the news was first received through a brother who visited Norman's ship only to be given news of his death. This brother, himself on naval service, carried the news home, short leave being granted, and it must have been a searing experience for himself and the family. We extend our deepest sympathy to the widowed mother, sisters and the three brothers in this sore blow. Norman was most popular with all who knew him. He was of a kindly and obliging disposition and possessed that quiet wit that never gives offence. He will be sadly missed but fondly remembered, and his name will be added to that fine band of heroes from this district who have made the supreme sacrifice.
Transcriber's note: CWGC states his date of death as 7 June 1944