Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit, WWII

 

SURNAME GIVEN SERVICE NUMBER HOMETOWN COMMENTS
Avery Edwin Chester 2468 (Forces) Long Beach Born 1921 to Alfred and Sarah (Langer) Avery.  Chester joined the Forestry in the spring of 1940. On April 3, 1941 he transferred to the Royal Navy.
Avery Ernest 2284 (Home Guard) Long Beach Born 1919 to John Robert and Mary (Kelly) Avery.
Avery Norman J. 1886 Southport  
Balsom Daniel 1833 Hodge’s Cove Born 1908 to Eliol and Sarah (Barfitt) Balsom.
Balsom Edwin 1836 (Forces) Gooseberry Cove Born 1921 to Eliol and Sarah (Barfitt) Balsom.
Bishop Noah 1835 (Forces) Hatchet Cove Born 1923 to William George and Gertrude (Avery) Bishop. Noah also served with the Royal Newfoundland Artillery Unit. He married Marjorie Pope in Sussex, England and remained there where he died in 1993.
Boone Silas 1834 Hodge’s Cove Born 1894 to Isaac and Georgina (Drover) Boone.  Silas also served in the Royal Naval Reserve in WW I.
Butt William George 2294 Queen’s Cove Born 1921 to Andrew and Pearl (Upshall) Butt. 1939-1945.
Chaulk James 1866 Little Heart’s Ease Born 1895, son George and Elizabeth Chaulk.
Churchill Caleb 1837 (Home Guard) Hodge’s Cove Born 1920, son of John and Elizabeth (Shaw) Churchill.
Churchill George 2300 (Home Guard) Hodge’s Cove Born 1922, son of John and Elizabeth (Shaw) Churchill.
Churchill Kenneth Harvey 2301 (Home Guard) Hillview Born 1922, son of Alexander and Eliza (Green) Churchill. 1939-1945.
Churchill Walter 2478 (Home Guard) Hillview Born 1917, son of William and Jessie (Whalen) Churchill.
Cooper Robert J. 2303 (Home Guard) Queen’s Cove Born 1923, son of Caleb and Rachel (Miller) Cooper.
Cooper William Douglas 2302 (Home Guard) Queen’s Cove Born 1917, son of Caleb and Rachel (Miller) Cooper.
Cramm Joseph G. 1928 Queen’s Cove Born 1913, son of James and Jemima (Cooper) Cramm.
Critch Cecil 1839 Hillview Born 1922, son of Walter George and Alice (Smith) Critch.
Critch William James 1838 Hillview Born 1920, son of Walter George and Alice (Smith) Critch.
Dean Arthur F. 1895 (Forces) Southport Born 1921, son of Henry Thomas and Jessie (Dalton) Dean.
Drodge Leander 0397 (Forces) Little Heart’s Ease Born 1915, son of William James and Mahala (Dodge) Drodge. Leander’s wife was a war bride, Catherine Fieldhouse from Liverpool, England. She served with the Auxiliary Territorial Service.
Drover Albert 1845 Hodge’s Cove Born 1897, son of Samuel and Hannah (Pond) Drover.  Albert  also served Royal Naval Reserve, WW I.
Drover Chesley 1841 Hodge’s Cove Born 1912. Son of Willis and Rebecca (Peddle) Drover.
Drover James 1840 Hodge’s Cove Born 1901, son of Willis and Elizabeth (Whalen) Drover.  Also served Royal Naval Reserve WW I.
Drover John 1844 Hodge’s Cove Born 1916, son of Willis and Rebecca (Peddle) Drover. John’s wife was a war bride, Eileen Tilston of Scotland.
Drover Josiah 0027 (Forces) Hodge’s Cove Born 1915, son of George and Susanna (Bishop) Drover.
Drover Robert 1842 Hodge’s Cove Born 1909, son of Samuel and Hannah (Pond) Drover.
Drover Willis 1843 (Forces) Hodge’s Cove Born 1921, son of George and Susanna (Bishop) Drover.
Giles Norman 1896 Queen’s Cove A servant in Queen’s Cove at the time of his enlistment.
Goobie Eldred 0040 Queen’s Cove Born 1917, son of Abraham and Annie (Butt) Goobie.
Goobie Joshua 2308 Queen’s Cove Born 1923, son of Joseph and Phoebe (Ricketts) Goobie. June 1940-Apr. 1946.
Goobie Morlie 3136 Queen’s Cove  
Gregory Jonathan 2310 Queen’s Cove Born 1918, son of William and Priscella (Clarke) Gregory.
Hiscock Thomas 1850 Hodge’s Cove Born 1905, son of William and Elizabeth (Smith) Hiscock.
Holloway Samuel 1849 St. Jones’ Within Born 1914, son of Stephen and Priscella (Norris) Holloway.
Jacobs William Cecil 1852 Little Heart’s Ease Born 1920, son of John and Gertrude (Oakley) Jacobs.
King Ariel 1857 (Forces) St. Jones’ Within Born 1920, son of Guy and Hannah (Blundon) King.
King George 1853 (Forces) St. Jones’ Within Born 1919, son of Simeon Boyd and Zilpah (Miller) King.
King Gideon 2855 St. Jones’ Within Born 1909, son of Matthias and Mary Hannah (Stanford) King.
Lambert Alexander 1854 (Forces) Hatchet Cove Born 1919, son of Stephen and Rachel (Benson) Lambert.
Loder Kenneth 1932 (Home Guard) Hillview Born 1915, son of Richard and Elizabeth Jane (Brinston) Loder.
Miller William R. 2327 St. Jones’ Within Born 1918, son of Hezekiah and Laura (Cooper) Miller. William died July 25, 1941 in Scotland and is buried at Urray New Parish Churchyard, Grave #158, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland.
Peddle Alexander 1860 Hodge’s Cove Born 1922, son of Mark and Annie (Butt) Peddle.
Peddle Clarence 1867 (Forces) Hodge’s Cove Born 1922, son of Archer and Maria (Drover) Peddle.
Peddle Harold 1862 Hodge’s Cove Born 1911, son of William and Ethel (Peddle) Peddle. 1939-1945.
Peddle John 2334 Hodge’s  Cove Born 1909, son of George and Sarah (Peddle) Peddle.
Peddle Leonard 2335 (Home Guard) Hodge’s Cove Born 1921, son of George and Sarah (Peddle) Peddle. Leonard married a war bride, Mary Stoker-Hall, from Newcastle, England. She served with The Auxiliary Territorial Service.
Peddle Max 1083 (Home Guard) Hodge’s Cove Born 1911, son of William and Rosamond (Smith) Peddle. Max married a war bride, Doris Parfitt from Bristol, England. She served with the Auxiliary Territorial Service.
Peddle Nelson 1861 Hodge’s Cove Born 1920, son of Andrew and Virtue (Peddle) Peddle.
Peddle Ralph 1864 Hodge’s Cove Born 1914, son of Alexander and Julia (Bishop) Peddle.
Peddle Stewart 1863 Hodge’s Cove Born 1922, son of Andrew and Virtue (Peddle) Peddle.
Peddle Wilfred Graham 2337 Hodge’s Cove Born 1921, son of Leander and Beatrice (Yetman) Peddle.
Pinsent Maxwell 2339 Queen’s Cove  
Pitcher Luke 1456 Gooseberry Cove Born 1918, son of Solomon Malcolm and Rachel (Smith) Pitcher.
Shaw Matthias 1872 Little Heart’s Ease Born 1904. Son of John William and Emma Jane (Dodge) Shaw.
Smith Eliab 1891 Hodge’s Cove Born 1920, son of Isaac and Joanna (Robbins) Smith.
Smith Roland 2131 Hodge’s Cove Born 1913. Son of Isaac and Joanna (Robbins) Smith.
Stoyles Eric Lester 2348 Hillview Born 1921, son of James and Annie (Vey) Stoyles.
Stringer Eldred 2349 Hodge’s Cove Born 1923, son of Joseph and Matilda (French) Stringer.
Strowbridge Fred 2129 (Forces) Butter Cove Born 1915, son of Israel and Amelia (Langer) Strowbridge.
Thomas Cyril 1881 Hodge’s Cove Born 1921, son of Willis and Gertrude (Drover) Thomas.
Vey William James 1882 (Forces) Hodge’s Cove Born 1918, son of William and Rachel (Smith) Vey.
Whalen Edgar 2355 Caplin Cove Born 1921, son of William Thomas and Maud Elizabeth (Smith) Whalen.
Whalen Frank 1884 Caplin Cove Born 1921, son of Samuel and Minnie (Price) Whalen.

 

Transcribed by Lester Green and Elaine Spurrell, November 2014

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