Royal Newfoundland Regiment, WW I

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SURNAME GIVEN Service # Hometown Comments
Baker Esau 3696 Bishops Falls (b. Southport) Born 1886 son of Caleb and Theresa (Smith) Baker. He was killed in action Dec. 3, 1917, at the Battle of Cambrai, France.
Baker George 1439 Gooseberry Cove Son of Caleb and Theresa Baker. Killed in action 9 October 1917 at Langemarck
Baker George Gilbert 3507 Southport  Born 1895, son of Henry Thomas and Jane (Cook) Baker. Wounded in right leg and it was amputated.
Baker John 4715 Hodge’s Cove Born 1896 son of Joseph and Hannah (Drodge) Baker. Enlisted April 26, 1918. Embarked St. John’s aboard SS Columbella on July 22, 1918.
Butler Alfred Francis 460 Hodge’s Cove (b. Griquet) Brother of Rev. W. A. Butler, who was the Anglican clergyman in Hodge’s Cove at that time. Born 1892 in Griquet, Newfoundland.
Churchill Abel 5411 Hillview Born 1897 son of James and Susanna (Cooper) Churchill. Enlisted on May 24, 1918. Embarked St. John’s aboard SS Columbella on July 22, 1918.
Churchill Eldred  4857 Hodge’s Cove  Born October 22, 1898 son of Ambrose and Margaret ann (Pinhorne) Churchill. Enlisted May 1, 1918. Embarked St. John’s by train to Halifax for overseas on June 11, 1918
Gosse Richard 5196 Queen’s Cove Born 1899 son of Eleazer and Emily Ann (Vey) Gosse. Enlisted May 20, 1918.
Green Bartlett 5363 St. Jones’ Without Born 1897 son of Caleb and Leah (Follett) Green. Enlisted May 23, 1918. Embarked St. John’s aboard SS Columbella on July 22, 1918.
Green Hubert 3128 Hillview Born 1895 son of Joseph and Mary Ann (Barrett) Green. Enlisted October 4, 1916. Embarked St. John’s on January 1, 1917.
Jacobs Arthur 4996 Little Heart’s Ease Born 1897 son of William and Mary (Avery) Jacobs. Enlisted May 11, 1918. Embarked St. John’s aboard SS Columbella on July 22, 1918.
Jacobs Levi 4973 Little Heart’s Ease Born 1896 son of William and Hannah (Spurrell) Jacobs. Enlisted May 9, 1918. Embarked St. John’s on July 11, 1918 aboard a train bound for Halifax. From Halifax, he travelled overseas.
 King  William John 5441  St. Jones’ Within  b. 1898 son of Matthias and Hannah (Stanford) King. Enlisted May 25, 1918 in Royal Newfoundland Regiment after being refused by Royal Newfoundland Navy.
Lambert John 1744 Southport Born 1896 son of Samuel and Rebecca (Smith) Lambert. John died April 7, 1916 of scarlet fever. He is buried in Ayr, Scotland.
Marsh Absalom 4785 Hillview Born 1899 son of Joseph and Mary (Hyde) Marsh. Enlisted April 29, 1918. Assigned special duty Bishop Falls.
Peddle William John 5288 Little Heart’s Ease Born 1892 son of Jacob and Madora (Spurrell) Peddle. Enlisted May 22, 1918. Embarked St. John’s aboard SS Columbella on July 22, 1918.
Seward Horatius 172 Southport Born 1888 in Gooseberry Cove to Adam and Mary Ann (Strong) Seward. He was killed in action at Langemarck, Belgium, August 16 1917
Shaw Andrew 2740 Little Heart’s Ease Born 1893, son of William Thomas and Margaret (Walsh) Shaw. Andrew enlisted 5/12/1916. He was a prisoner of war, captured 4/12/1918. He was repatriated 7/9/1918. He died Apr. 10, 1976.
Shaw Bernard 2785 Little Heart’s Ease Born 1888 son of John and Mary (Walsh) Shaw. Enlisted May 23, 1916. Embarked St. John’s August 28, 1916, SS Sicilian.
Shaw Daniel 4975 Little Heart’s Ease Born 1896 son of Daniel and Hannah (Antle) Shaw. Enlisted May 9, 1918. Embarked St. John’s on June 11, 1918 aboard a train bound for Halifax. From Halifax, he travelled overseas.
Shaw William J. 4278 Little Heart’s Ease Born 1886, son of John and Ellen (Meehan) Shaw. Enlisted December 29, 1917. Embarked SS Floriziel January 29, 1918 for overseas.
Smith Nathaniel 5100 Hodge’s Cove Born 1899 son of Albert and Rachel (Stringer) Smith. Nathaniel enlisted on May 17, 1918 and was assigned special duty Home Defence at Heart’s Content.
Spurrell Abraham 4979 Butter Cove Born 1901 son of John and Catherine (Avery) Spurrell. Abraham enlisted on May 9, 1918 at the age of 17. He was placed on Special Duty in Home Defense at Heart’s Content on July 13, 1918. On October 10, 1918 he returned to headquarters in St. John’s. On October 26 he was admitted to the Barracks Hospital and treated for smallpox. He was transferred the next day to the MID Hospital. While he was recuperating in hospital the war ended on Nov. 11.On November 21 he was transferred to Escasoni, where he remained until he was discharged on December 16. Since the war had ended, he, along with his unit, was demobilized at St. John’s on January 16, 1919.
Spurrell Richard 1745 Butter Cove Born 1894 son of Moses and Mary Ann (Stanley) Spurrell.Richard enlisted July 29, 1915. He was wounded with a gunshot wound to the left thigh on Nov. 21, 1916. He was admitted to 12th General Hospital, Rouen, France. On Jan. 4, 1917 his leg was amputated and he died of his wounds the same day. He is buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France.“The Times, History and Encyclopedia of the War, Vol. 14, Dec. 24, 1917” states that “Volunteers were called for to go out and rescue the wounded. Under an intense bombardment. Pte. R. Spurrell offered himself and made two trips to a dressing station 750 yards away, under heavy fire. Two of the bearers with him were wounded on the first trip and one killed on the second trip. He went into the attack as a stretcher bearer and made two complete trips across the ‘floating swamp’ to the dressing station 1300 yards distant”
Vey Wilson 5320 Long Beach Born 1898, son of William James and Sarah (Puddister) Vey. Enlisted May 22, 1918. Embarked St. John’s SS Columbella on July 22, 1918.
Vivian John 4590 Hillview Born 1900, son of John and Julia Ann (Baker) Vivian. Enlisted April 22, 1918. Assigned special duty Bishop Falls.

 

Transcribed by Lester Green and Elaine Spurrell, November 2014

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