Sergt-Major Mackay, 9 Callanish, has received information from France that his brother, Sergt. Angus Mackay, 72nd Canadian Infantry, has died from wounds received in action, on 9th August. Sergt Mackay, who enlisted in Vancouver in 1915, came over to England and on going to France was wounded in the first battle of the Somme. Returning to England again he was acting gymnastic instructor until last June, when he was again sent to France. Angus served 11 years in the Regular Army with the Camerons, and he was through the South African Campaign, 1900-1902, and was in possession of the Queen's Medal. His Captain wrote:
"Your brother was an excellent soldier much respected by his comrades and his death is very keenly felt by every member of his battalion".
13 September 1918