Tributes from the Stornoway Gazette of 1917 and 1918
John Macfarlane, 27 Kenneth Street, Stornoway
Private John Macfarlane, was killed in action on 20 October 1916. He threw up a banking appointment in South America and crossed to England where he joined the Essex Yeomanry, later transferring to his home county regiment, the Seaforths, with whom he was serving upon being struck down. The heartfelt sympathy of the community goes out to the relatives, especially the sisters, in their very sore bereavement.