John Mackenzie, 5 Aird (Point)
Official notice has been received by Mr Murdo Mackenzie, shoemaker, Aird, that his son John, serving as a gunner on SS Madam Renee, was killed by enemy action on 10 August. Deceased, aged 28, had been on service since the outbreak of war, having taken part in the Antwerp Relief Expedition. John was a fine specimen of the Highlander, strong, handsome, courteous and brimful of humour and his general presence will be sadly missed by his many friends and admirers. Much sympathy is felt for the parents who have lost in him their mainstay. Mr Mackenzie has another son and several grandsons engaged in the national defence.