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Name: 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 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 One of seven children, Malcolm was the son of John Lovitt Cann (1890-1977) and Edna Valetta (Spinney) Cann (1896–1940) of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. 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 the ship's company were lost. Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada Information: HMCS Margaree
Malcolm Angus Cann
HMCS Margaree