22 January 1943
L/Seaman Norman Mackinnon, RNR, who lost his life through enemy action while serving on one of HM trawlers, is a brother of Piper Donald mackinnon, Seaforth Highlanders, who died in India as a result of wounds received in France and of Roderick Mackinnon who was captured in North Africa in June 1941, and is now in an Italian prison camp. A fourth brother, John, is a chief petty officer in the Royal Naval Reserve.
Norman was twice torpedoed. He was a survivor from the "Athenia", sunk the day war was declared, and later he was again a survivor from one of the smaller naval vessels.