1 September 1944
On August 19th, the sad news was received by Mr Angus Mackenzie (Aonghais Fhionnlaidh), 51 Back Street, Habost, that his second eldest son, Pte Norman Mackenzie, Seaforth Highlanders, has been killed in action in Normandy. Norman was a bright young lad of a little over 20 years of age. He was employed on work of national importance until he was called to a still more important task in the fight for freedom, in which he was now given his precious and promising young life. Our heartfelt sympathy is with his sorrowing father and mother and the rest of the family, of whom two others are serving their country
1 December 1944
L/Cpl Donald I Macleod, son of Mr and Mrs Macleod, Victoria, BC, Canada, formerly of Habost, Ness, has died in an English hospital from wounds, received in France. Donald visited his Lewis relatives two years ago and made many friends, for his cheery disposition won the hearts of all he met. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his sorrowing parents and two brothers both on active service.