News has reached Crossbost that Daniel Mackenzie, son of Roderick Mackenzie, has been killed at sea. He was engaged on board a mine-sweeper, and has perished along with the rest of the crew. Deceased was about thirty years of age, and – which renders his death specially tragic – was married less than four months ago. The sympathy of the community goes out to his aged parents and to his young wife, thus early left a widow.
Stornoway Gazette, 20 April 1917