George Mackenzie Macdonald, 37 Keith Street, Stornoway
Official intimation has been received that George Mackenzie Macdonald, youngest son of the late Capt MacDonald, Stornoway, and Mrs Macdonald, 18 Church Street, Partick, was lost at sea on 19th November 1917 through the sinking of HMT [Aparima] of which he was second officer. The deceased, when quite a lad, went out to Australia, and served his apprenticeship in the mercantile marine. He was in the employment of the Federal Line, and recently in the home country passed the Board of Trade examination for his master's certificate. His eldest brother, Alex Dan, was seriously wounded in action in France, and died in the field hospital on 25th April last. The only surviving brother, Thomas, is an officer in the mercantile marine. The sympathy of a wide circle of friends in Stornoway is extended to their widowed mother in the double loss which the war has inflicted on her.