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Name: Norman Scott MacKinnon Rank: Chief Skipper Service: Royal Canadian Navy HMCS Niobe Date of Birth: November 12, 1866 Place of Birth: Chebogue, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Death: February 28, 1918 Age at Death: 53 Cemetery: Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery, Nova Scotia, Canada Commemorated on Page 461 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on October 1 Not Commemorated on the Yarmouth War Memorial Chief Skipper Norman Scott MacKinnon was the son of Lucy and John MacKinnon, of Yarmouth. He was the husband of Julia Henrietta (Patterson) MacKinnon, Yarmouth, NS married on December 1, 1896. He was the father of one daughter, Viva MacKinnon, and two sons, Sutton MacKinnon and Dalton R MacKinnon. As a young man, Norman roamed the world as a sea captain and became Chief Skipper on HMCS Niobe during WWI. He died of natural causes while at home in Yarmouth on February 28, 1918. Sources: Commonwealth War Grave Commission Canadian Virtual War Memorial Birth of the Canadian Navy
Norman Scott MacKinnon
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