6675: Norman Matheson

Tormod Dhòmhnaill Dhòmhnaill

Norman (1919-1996) was a son of Donald Matheson and Ann Nicolson, 27 Gravir.

On 30 August 1937, he enrolled in the Royal Naval Reserve,  Service Number AX19568.  Norman was a Fisherman on Stornoway registered boats Including the Handy and the Excel. He was Mobilised on September 29, 1938.

He served with the Royal Navy during the Second World War based at HMS Badger, HMS St Christopher,  HMS Drake, HMS Fort St Angelo, HMS Hannibal and HMS Victory and was awarded the DSM for courage, leadership and skill shown when serving on a gun boat in a successful action with enemy forces in June 1944 off the Dalmatian coast. Norman is mentioned in Roll of Honour: Pairc, Second World War.

Norman later married and settled in Birmingham with their three children

Record Type:
Also Known As:
Billy Dhanaidh
Date Of Birth:
10 Feb 1919
Date of Death:
Brothers Keeper Reference:
CEP 923
Fisherman; Royal Naval Reservist; Royal Naval Seaman
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