Official notification has been received by his wife and parents residing at 18 Brue of the death of Leading Seaman Allan Mackinnon, RNR. He died of dysentery in hospital at Alexandria on the 8th [January 1917]. The sad news cast a gloom over the district where he was so popularly known. Much sympathy is felt for the parents who lost another son through drowning on HM ships. Another son, serving with Canadians, is a prisoner-of-war in Germany and one is serving in the Royal Navy. Mackinnon leaves a young widow and child, to whom the deepest sympathy of the community goes forth.
Stornoway Gazette, February 1917