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Norman Matheson (1898-1969) was a son of John Matheson and Ann Macphail, 25 Gravir.
On April 30, 1917 he enrolled in the Royal Naval Reserve Service Number DA15835. His record indicates that he was 5 ft 7½ in tall with grey eyes, a fresh complexion and a tattoo of a shield and flag on his right arm. Norman was immediately Mobilised and served in the First World War based at HMS Iolaire, HMS Pembroke, HMS Minotaur/Ganges, HMS Pekin and aboard HMS Halcyon, HMS Hecla and HMS Thalia. He was awarded £16.5/- in Prize Money and is mentioned in Loyal Lewis: Roll of Honour 1914-1918.
After the War Norman was offered a position in Dover Patrol Services but he had already enlisted in 1st Highland Mountain Brigade, TA.
At Blythswood, Glasgow in 1925, he married Ann Macrae from Applecross. Norman and Ann settled in Glasgow and they had a large family.