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Name: Norman Hagar Kenney Rank: Able Seaman Service: S.S. Cornwallis (Vancouver) Date of Death: December 3, 1944 Age at Death: 19 Cemetery: Halifax Memorial (Nova Scotia, Canada) Memorial Reference: Panel 23 The 66th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Commemorated on page 165 of the Merchant Navy Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on April 3, August 31, and November 6 Able Seaman Kenney was the son of Norman Loran and Leora Gurda (Hagar) Kenney, of Lower Argyle, Yarmouth Co., NS. At 6:00 am on December 3, 1944 the unescorted Cornwallis was torpedoed and sunk by a Gnat (torpedo) from U-1230 10 miles south west of Mount Desert Rock in the Gulf of Maine. The Master, Emerson Horace Robinson, 35 crew members and seven gunners were lost. Five survivors were picked up by the fishing vessel Notre Dame and landed at Rockland, Maine. Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada
Norman Hagar Kenney
SS Cornwallis