Norman Maciver, 34 Coll
Seaman NORMAN MACIVER
Last address in Lewis: 34 Coll,
Son of Norman Maciver
Father of Marion MacIver, of 34, Coll, Back, Stornoway, Ross-shire.
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Newmarket
Service number: 2898B
Date of birth: July 1874
Date of death: 16 July 1917 at the age of 43
Ship sunk by UC-38 in the Aegean Sea
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, panel 26
Local memorial: Back
The whole of the district was again plunged into grief when the news arrived that [...] Norman Maciver, RNR, 34 Coll, had offered up the supreme sacrifice.
He was on board HMS Newmarket when she was torpedoed on 16 July in the Mediterranean, and all on board perished. Norman was at one time postman between Back and Tolsta, and was a great favourite with all the people he came into contact with. Notwithstanding the many sad and distressing incidents in his life, he was a man of very cheery disposition. The sad ending to a sad life has caused widespread regret in the district, and the deepest sympathy is felt for the sorrowing orphans and the other relations.