Roderick Mackenzie, 8 Aignish

Mrs Murdo Mackenzie, 8 Aignish, received intimation from the Admiralty that her son, Seaman Roderick Mackenzie, gunner on board the SS Borg, lost his life while that ship was sunk by the enemy on the 10th of June. Former intimation from the Shipping Company left some hope that he might have escaped in one fo the ship's boats but now the sad news is confirmed by the Admiralty. This is the second son in the family who has sacrificed his life in the defence of King and country since this terrible war started. Both were young and promising lads the hope and joy of their widowed mother. Another son, Donald, is discharged from the Army as unfit for further service on account of wounds received in action in France. The fourth son, Murdo, is serving with the Canadians in France. The sincere sympathy of the whole community goes out to the family in their sore bereavement.

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