Colin John Munro, 6 Knock, Point

Quartermaster COLIN JOHN MUNRO
Last address in Lewis: 6 Knock, Point
Son of John and Margaret Munro.
Service: Merchant Navy, SS Dumana
Date of death: 24 December 1943 at the age of 34
Lost when ship was torpedoed near Takaradi, Ivory Coast
Memorial: Tower Hill, panel 36
Local memorial: Point, Garrabost

Stornoway Gazette, 11 February 1944
A gloom was cast over the village of Knock when it became known that Quartermaster Colin John Munro. aged 34, second son of Mrs Munro and the late Mr John Munro, 6 Knock, had been posted "missing, presumed lost at sea." He had followed a seafaring career for a number of years, and had been in foreign waters since war was declared. Just a week prior to the sad news he informed his mother of his intention to come home at the beginning of the New Year. but, alas. that was not to be. “Gob”, as he was familiarly known, was of a humorous and jovial spirit, and made friends with everyone he came in contact with. He was always to the fore whatever the task or the danger ; always ready to give a helping hand. His cheerful smile and kind, unselfish heart made him a favourite with old and young. He was so full of life and happiness. the more we saw of him, the more we wished to see. As a community we will miss him and we extend our sympathy to the bereaved mother, who has lost a dutiful son, to his sisters at home, in Aberdeen, in Edinburgh, and two brothers on active service.

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