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Norman Matheson (1889-1961) was a son of Murdoch Matheson and Ann Macaskill, 26 Gravir.
On December 24, 1913 he enrolled in the Royal Naval Reserve S/Ns A5438, C4971 and D4805. His records indicate that he was 5ft 9¾ in tall with brown hair, blue eyes, a dark complexion and a scar on his right cheek and behind his right ear. Norman was a fisherman on Banff Fishing boat the Sheila and was Mobilised on August 19, 1914 and served in the Royal Navy in the First World War. Based at HMS Vivid and aboard HMS Donegal and HMS Morea. He was awarded £18.15/- in Prize Money and is mention in Loyal Lewis: Roll of Honour 1914-1918.
After the War Norman joined the Merchant Navy and travelled to New Orleans on the SS Livingstonia. In 1921 he was unemployed and became a shopkeeper. He returned to fishing on Stornoway registered fishing boats including the Alma Boyd.
At Stornoway, in 1922, he married Christina Ann Nicolson, 22 Gravir. Norman and Christina Ann settled at 26 Gravir and they had six children.