On Tuesday 2nd July 1918, the sad news reached Leurbost of the death of Hector Martin, HMT, 29 years of age), 43 Leurbost. Only a few days before, a letter had been received from deceased himself, with the information that he was in his usual health. It is understood that he contracted the mysterious disease meantime so prevalent in all parts of the kingdom, which later developed into pneumonia. The remains were brought to Stornoway and were interred inCrossbost Cemetery on Sunday 7 July. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved parents who have another son, Neil, in hospital for over a year, suffering from trench fever.
12 July 1918