Royal Navy / Naval Reserve, WW I

 

SURNAME GIVEN SERVICE # HOMETOWN COMMENTS
Avery Abraham 765X Hillview Born 1892 to James and Sarah (Spurrell) Avery.
Avery Elias 1976X Hillview Born 1896 to Eleazer and Emily Jane (Reid) Avery.
Avery Josiah 1024X Southport Born 1891 to William and Annie (Benson) Avery.
Avery Levi J. 2437X Southport Born 1897 to William and Annie (Benson) Avery.
Avery Nicholas 1977X Little Heart’s Ease Born 1898 to James and Sarah (Spurrell) Avery.
Avery Robert R (NFLD) NR 1073X Hillview Born 1894 to James and Sarah (Spurrell) Avery.
Avery William R (NFLD) NR 1074X Long Beach Born 1894 to Eleazer and Emily (Reid) Avery.
Baker Loyal (Eliol) 946X Hillview Born 1892 to Robert and Sarah (Clarke) Baker.
Balsom Robert 823X George’s Cove Born 1882 to William and Jane (Seward) Balsom.
Bishop William G. 2720X Hatchet Cove Born Jan. 1897 to Samuel and Leah (Lambert) Bishop. He died June 13, 1986.
Boone Silas R (NFLD) NR 956X Hodge’s Cove Born 1894 to Isaac and Georgina (Drover) Boone. He also served in WWII.
Butt William John 1205X   Born 1894 to William George and Elizabeth Ann (Goobie). He served from March 20, 1914 to April 16, 1919.
Bursey Joseph J. 2373X Hillview Born 1898 to Charles and Eliza (Martin) Bursey.
Conway Peter 2442X Gooseberry Cove Born  about 1895 to John and Margaret (Seward) Conway.
Cooper Caleb R (Nfld) NR 980X Queen’s Cove Born 1894 to Jabez Avery and Rebecca Cooper.
Cram James 450X Hatchet Cove Born 1886 to Alfred and Bennett (Green) Cram .
Cram Joseph 887X Hatchet Cove Born 1890 to Alfred and Bennett (Green) Cram.
Critch Walter George R (NFLD) NR 1242X Hillview Born 1892 to Garrett Bryant and Jessie Jean Critch.W. George Critch enlisted on Oct. 21, 1914 with the rank of seaman. His ship the HMCS Niobe was at dockside when the Halifax explosion occurred on Dec. 5, 1917. Critch was one of the men who showed great courage that day in helping to save the lives of others. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his bravery. He died in 1982.
Drodge Albert R (NFLD) NR 1155X Little Heart’s Ease Born 1894 to Eleazer and Kassandra (Baker) Drodge .
Drodge Eli R (NFLD) NR 1069X Little Heart’s ease Born 1891 to Eleazer and Kassandra (Baker) Drodge .
Drover Albert R (NFLD) NR 2054X Hodge’s Cove Born 1897 to Samuel and Hannah (Pond) Drover. He also served in WW II
Drover George R (NFLD) NR 871X Hodge’s Cove Born 1890 to William and Adliza (Drover) Drover.
Drover James R (NFLD) NR 2736X Hodge’s Cove Born 1901 to Willis and Elizabeth (Whalen) Drover.  1914-1918. He also served in WWII.
Drover Leander 2219 Hodge’s Cove Born 1900 to William and Adliza (Drover) Drover.
Drover Samuel R (NFLD) NR 2201X Hodge’s Cove Born 1892 to William and Adliza (Drover) Drover.
Gosse Eldred 357X Queen’s Cove Born 1890 to Robert and Sarah (Vey) Gosse. Seaman on the HMS Laurentic. Died Jan. 25, 1917 when his ship struck a mine off the coast of Ireland.
Gosse Eleazer 680X Long Beach Born 1891 to Robert and Sarah Ann (Vey) Gosse.
Green Edward John 1077X St. Jones’ Without Born 1891 to Charles and Rachel Green.
Green Eldred 2780X St. Jones’ Without Born 1898 to Jasper and Martha Green.
Green Jethro 2352X St. Jones’ Without Born 1897 to Charles and Rachel (Whalen) Green.
Green Leander R (NFLD) NR 992X St. Jones’ Without Born 1890 to Mark and Caroline (Dodge) Green. On Aug. 6, 1915 Leander was awarded a Distinguished Service Medal for his bravery. This was the first decoration won by a member of either the Newfoundland Naval Reserve or the Royal Newfoundland Regiment from the beginning of the war. Leander was on a destroyer that was chasing down a German submarine. The submarine had launched a torpedo at a steamer. Since the destroyer did not carry any boats, rescue seemed impossible. Leander volunteered to jump into the water and carry a coil of rope to the sinking vessel and the passengers were saved.
Green Louis 2161X St. Jones’ Without Born 1894 to Caleb and Leah (Follett) Green.
Green Mark R (NFLD) NR 2323X St. Jones’ Without Born 1897 in Gooseberry Cove to Lydia Seward, but was raised in St. Jones’ Without when his mother married Samuel Green.
Green Peter S. R (NFLD) NR 2436X Gooseberry Cove Born 1895 to Jacob and Mary (Spurrell) Green.
Green Solomon 2003X Hillview Born 1896 to Pleamon and Elizabeth (Stoyles) Green.
Hiscock James R(NFLD) NR 2333X St. Jones’ Without Born 1881 to Charles and ? Hiscock.
Hiscock John 1764X Hillview Born 1896 to William and Amelia (Baker) Hiscock. He died May 31, 1916 on his ship, the HMS Invincible in the Battle of Jutland, Denmark. The German ships, Lutzow and Derfflinger fired three salvos each at Invincible and sank her in 90 seconds. 1026 men were killed. 6 men survived.
King Francis Henry Crossley 1990X   Born 1896 to Mathias and Mary Hannah (Stanford). He enlisted at Halifax.
Lambert Thomas 779X Southport Samuel and Rebecca (Smith) Lambert of Southport.
Lambert Eucleus 1025X Southport Born Aug. 1893 to Mary Hannah Lambert. He took naval training in St. John’s on HMS Calypso but did not serve overseas because of medical considerations.
Langdon James T. R (NFLD) NR 3015X Hodge’s Cove Born about 1897 to Edward and Anastasia (Thorne) Langdon.  He was adopted by James and Naomi Drover.
Martin Joseph 1073X Little Heart’s Ease Born 1895 to Samuel and Lydia (Stringer) Martin.
Martin Samuel Solomon 1866X Hillview Born 1895 to Matthias and Elizabeth (Seward) Martin.
Peddle Alexander R (NFLD) NR 389X Hodge’s Cove Born 1889 to David and Mary Ann (Benson) Peddle. He was a seaman on the HMT Dirk, a patrol boat. Alexander was  killed in action when  the  German submarine UC-75 torpedoed his boat off Flamborough Head, England  on May 28, 1918. All hands were lost.
Peddle Andrew E. R (NFLD) NR 2091X Hodge’s Cove Born 1896 to William and Rosamond (Smith) Peddle.
Peddle Archer R (NFLD) NR 1119X Hodge’s Cove Born 1894 to David and Mary Ann (Benson) Peddle.
Peddle Harvey R (NFLD) NR 2735X Hodge’s Cove Born 1898 to Abraham and Martha (Smith) Peddle.
Peddle Kenneth N. R (NFLD) NR 1083X Hodge’s Cove Born 1893 to Josiah and Mary (Frost) Peddle.
Peddle William R (NFLD) NR 2194X Hodge’s Cove Born 1879 to John and Rosanna (Drodge) Peddle.
Peddle William John R (NFLD) NR 623X Hodge’s Cove Born 1889 to John and Helen (Smith) Peddle.
Pond Nathaniel 1002X Queen’s Cove Born 1890 to Peter and Julia Pond.
Price Elijah 856X Loreburn Born 1887 to Absalom and Mary (King) Price.
Robbins Benoni 2719X Hatchet Cove Born 1897 to Eleazer and Belinda (Squires) Robbins.
Robbins Eliab 1979X Hatchet Cove Born 1896 to Eleazer and Belinda (Squires) Robbins.
Seaward Bartholomew R (NFLD) NR 0540X Niagara Falls (Gooseberry Cove) Born 1889 to Adam and Mary Ann (Strong) Seaward.
Seaward Eli RN Reserve  0820X Heart’s Ease Born 1885 to Robert and Amelia Seaward
Seaward Isaiah R (NFLD) NR 0821X Clarenville (b. Gooseberry Cove) Born 1883 to Adam and Mary Ann (Strong) Seaward. He received the Royal Naval Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal: the British War Medal, and the Victory Medal.
Seward Patrick Edward 1139X   Born 1893 to Patrick and Lavinia (Pitcher) Seward, Heart’s Ease. He enlisted in February 1913 and served in the Naval Reserve for five years.
Smith Benjamin R (NFLD) NR 1194X Gooseberry Cove Born 1895 to Joseph and Mary Martha (Spurrell) Smith. Royal Navy 1914-1919. He died January 9, 1978.
Smith Benjamin 2427X Gooseberry Cove Born 1890 to Benjamin and Lydia Ann (Seward) Smith.
Smith Edgar Henry R (NFLD) NR 1204X Island Cove Born 1895 to Simon and Anna Maria (Whalen) Smith. He was a seaman on HMS Trebiskir. He died November 12, 1918, age 24 and is buried at Swansea, England.
Smith George R (NFLD) NR 2213X Island Cove Born 1894 to Albert and Phoebe (Froude) Smith.
Smith Isaac 2203X Island Cove Born 1898 to Simon and Maria (Whalen) Smith. Enlisted in the Royal Naval Reserve on May 10, 1917. It was noted that he had a brother, Edgar, that was also enlisted.
Smith Isaac Joseph  2402X Gooseberry Cove Born 1899 to Moses Smith of Gooseberry Cove. Royal Navy WW1. He was raised by his grandparents, Joseph and Mary Martha Smith of Gooseberry Cove, after his parents, Moses and Diana (Peddle) Smith passed away. Isaac was like a son to his grandparents and his grandmother was very upset when he signed up for the Navy. She wrote a letter to the Admiralty of the Navy pleading to have him sent back to Newfoundland because she already had 4 sons in the war. Isaac spent the rest of the war on ships patrolling the waters of Newfoundland. He couldn’t understand why he was sent back from Europe and he didn’t know the truth until many years later. His grandmother didn’t want him to know because she knew he would be very angry and upset with her.
Smith John 647X Gooseberry Cove Born 1889 to Joseph and Mary (Spurrell) Smith.
Smith Joseph E. 1007X Southport Born 1894 to Thomas and Mary (Pittman) Smith.
Smith Leonard (Leander) 1118X Island Cove Born 1893 to Lorenzo and Emma (Dodge) Smith.
Smith Levi 1017X Southport Born 1886 to Isaac and Lucinda (Stoyles) Smith.
Smith Luke R (NFLD) NR 979X Gooseberry Cove Born 1886 to Joseph and Mary (Spurrell) Smith. He died Jan. 25, 1917 on his ship the HMS Laurentic when it struck a mine off the coast of Ireland.
Smith Robert 2202X Island Cove Born 1898 to Lorenzo and Emma (Dodge) Smith.
Smith Stewart 1146X Island Cove Born 1895 to Lorenzo and Emma (Dodge) Smith.
Smith Timothy 1026X Southport Born 1894 to Isaac and Lucinda (Stoyles) Smith.
Smith Urias (Roy) 847X Gooseberry Cove Born 1892 to Joseph and Mary Martha (Spurrell) Smith of Gooseberry Cove. He married Janet Baker and moved to Boston after the war.
Smith William 910X Island Cove Born 1892 to Albert and Phoebe (Froude) Smith.
Soper Edgar 2372X   Born 1897 to Owen and Louisa (Reid) Soper at House Cove. He enlisted on January 9, 1918.
Soper Isaac John R (NFLD) NR 0943X Hillview Born 1886 to Edward and Elizabeth (Benson) Soper.
Stringer George R (NFLD) NR 1259X Little Heart’s Ease Born 1895 to William T. and Mary (Price) Stringer. He died Jan. 13, 1915 on the HMS Viknor, an Armed Merchant Cruiser off the coast of Tory, Ireland. It is believed the ship struck a German mine and sank with a loss of all 295 men, of which 25 were Newfoundlanders.
Stringer Gilbert R (NFLD) NR 2092X Hodge’s Cove Born 1889 to Thomas and Deborah (Garland) Stringer.
Stringer Joseph R (NFLD) NR 1229X Hodge’s Cove Born 1888 to Thomas and Deborah (Garland) Stringer.
Thomas George R (NFLD) NR 0602X Hodge’s Cove Born 1890 to Henry and Mary Ann (Peddle) Thomas.
Toope Charles 2322X St. Jones’ Within Born 1896 to John and Harriett (Kelly) Toope.
Whalen Simeon R (NFLD) NR 1156X Caplin Cove Born 1890 to William and Martha (Stringer) Whalen.  He died March 11, 1915 when his ship the HMS Bayano, an Armed Merchant Cruiser, was torpedoed by the German submarine U27 off Corsewall Point, England, while enroute from Glasgow to Liverpool . The ship sank quickly with a loss of 195 lives. There were 26 survivors.
Whalen William 1340X Caplin Cove. Born 1885 to Simeon and Caroline (Green) Whalen.

Note: R (NFLD) NR stands for Royal Newfoundland Naval Reserve

 

Transcribed by Lester Green and Elaine Spurrell, November 2014

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