Peter Mackay Macrae, 13 South Beach Street, Stornoway

We regret to have to announce the death of Lieut. Peter Mackay Macrae, Northampton Regiment, eldest son of the late Mr Farquhar Macrae and Mrs Macpherson, Lewis Coffee House, Stornoway. Lieut. Macrae, with his brother, Lieut. Duncan Donald Macrae, joined the Border Regiment together immediately war broke out. They both rose to the rank of Sergeant in the Borderers, both were badly wounded in France, both were recommended otgether for commissions for services in the field and both were gazetted about a month ago. In a recent letter, Lieut. Peter says:
"I am quite in my element once more, as fighting agrees with me down to the ground".
Writing on 22nd December 1917 (two days before he was killed in action), he says:
"\I am well; in the middle of a battle it's great sport."
Mrs Macpherson's second son, Alick, is a Sergeant in the Canadians, and was wounded, but is again in the firing line. A younger brother, John, came from London to join the Seaforths rather than go into an English regiment. A few weeks ago, he was awarded the Military Medal. Three of the Macrae sisters are at a munitions work in Woolwich Arsenal.

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