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Malcolm Angus Cann   Rank: Able Seaman Service No: A/1717 Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Navy Reserve     HMCS Margaree Date of Birth: May 18, 1921 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, NS Date of Enlistment: May 24, 1940 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, NS Age at Enlistment: 19 Height: 5 feet, 11 inches Complexion: Fresh Eyes: Blue Hair: Light Brown Trade: Seaman Marital Status: Single Religion: United Church Next of Kin: John Lovitt. Cann (Father) RR#3 Yarmouth, NS Malcolm was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Lovitt Cann, of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. His mother died on April 26, 1940. He was one of seven children. On enlistment, he served at HMCS Stadocona and  was assigned to HMCS Margaree on August 14, 1940.  In mid-July HMCS Margaree began a refit at Albert Docks, London. There the ship was transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy commissioning as HMCS Margaree  on September 6, 1940. On October 20 the ship left Londonderry for Canada with a five-ship convoy and two days later was lost in collision with the freighter Port Fairy. 142 of her ship's company were lost. Date of Death: October 22, 1940 Age at Death: 19  Memorial: Halifax Memorial (Nova Scotia, Canada) Memorial Reference: Panel 6. The 21st name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Commemorated on page 11 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on January 15 Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada Information: HMCS Margaree    
Malcolm Angus Cann 
HMCS Margaree