William John McDougallMess Room BoySS Nyland (Norway), Canadian Merchant NavyFebruary 17, 1919 Main-a-Dieu, Nova ScotiaDecember 6, 194021Halifax MemorialPanel 19Commemorated on Page 187 of the Merchant Navy Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on April 14, September 11, and November 17William McDougall was the brother of Sarah Josette McDougall, of Main a Dieu, Nova Scotia.The DS Nyland departed Methil for Oban, Scotland in Convoy EN 35 on December 2, 1940 , in order to join Convoy OB 255, which originated in Liverpool on December 7. but never reached her destinations. Bad weather was encountered and many ships sought refuge. An S.O.S. was received saying that the ship had run aground on West Rock, Isle of Iona, Scotland on December 6, 1940 and was about to break up. A tug was sent out to assist, but no trace of the ship or her twenty crew members was found. Wreckage of the ship was found at Torran Rocks, Scotland. The Canadian Virtual War Memorial records the date of death as January 1, 1941 and the Ship as SS Nyland (Sweden); however, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission records the date of death as December 6, 1940 and the ship as the SS Nyland (Norway).Herbert Roy Harris, Ordinary Seaman, was also lost on the SS Nyland (Norway) on December 6, 1940.
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