Notre Dame Bay Region
Official Report of Coaker Recruits, 1930Transcribed by AMALIE LEWIS TUFFIN, Jule 2001. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there may be typographical errors.
OFFICIAL REPORT OF COAKER RECRUITS – Royal Newfoundland Regiment. |
Transcribed from Twenty Years of the Fisherman’s Protective Union of Newfoundland by William F. Coaker. (1930).
|No||Name||Next of Kin||Address||Nature of Casualty|
|3371||Wm. C. Christian||Wm. Christian, father||72 Hayward Avenue||Died of Multiple, G.S. Ws. Fract. Femur on 26/10/18;|
|3512||Jesse Norman||Teresa Norman, mother||Catalina||G.S.W. R. Arm, mild, Nov. 22nd, 1917;|
|2841||John Miller||Chas. Miller, father||36 Mullock Street||G.S.W. L. Arm, mild, Oct.15th, 1918, Transferred to Foresters June 1, ’17;|
|3444||Chas. Richards||Stephen Richards, father||King’s Pt., N.D.B.||G.S.W. L. Leg, severe amputation, Missing Dec. 3/17; rep. To Eng. Feb. 1918 with 2nd Battn. 1/14/19;|
|3380||Robt. Simmons||Wm. Simmons, father||Botwood, N.D.B.||G.S.W. L. Shoulder Aug. 1917. Demob 25/4/19;|
|3386||Ward Ball||Mrs. Jos. Luscumbe, mother||Botwood||Joined Batt. In Field 2/7/17. Demob 14/4/19;|
|3425||Pierce Parsons||J. Parsons, father||Cat Hr., Fogo||Died of wounds 47 CCS. Le Treport 16/8/17;|
|3251||Ernest Parsons||Mrs. Mary Sharpe, mother||Lady Cove, T.B.||Ad. Wandsworth G.S.W. L. Hand 15/10.17. Appvd. Demob. 21/6/19|
|3403||Adolphus Locke||Philip Locke, father||Pilley’s Island, N.D.B.||Ad. Hosp. Rouen Oct. 11/17 G.S.W. L. Knee Rep. Depot St. John’s 12/10/18. Died Pilley’s, Isld. 3/11/18;|
|3404||A.H. Pittman||Chas. Pittman, father||Pilley’s Island, N.D.B.||Rep. Miss 3/12/17. Later rep. K. in A. Auth. Off. German List;|
|3488||Herbert A. House||Wm. House, father||Twillingate||Enlisted 22/2/17. Disch. Med. Unfit 26/4/18.;|
|3456||Douglas Pelley||Jabez Pelley, father||Springdale, N.D.B.||Dang. Ill G.S.W. Chest. 29/11/17. Dis. to Base 19/1/18. Ad. Wandsworth 25/3/18. Dis. to duty 35/5/18. Demob. App. 23/2/19.;|
|3432||Jos. Ford||Stephen Ford, father||English Hr., T.B.||Demob. Approved 19/6/19.;|
|3474||C. Greene||Mrs. Ed. King||Harry’s Hr., N.D.B.||G.S.W. R. Leg and R. Arm 5/4/18.;|
|3506||G. Painter||Mrs. A. Painter, mother||Hr. Breton, F.B.||Demobilised 21/1/19.;|
|3389||E. Froude||Abram Froude, father||Old Perlican||G.S.W.L. Leg severe. Adm. 6th Gen’l Hosp. Rouen 11/10/17. Dang. Ill G.S.W. Abdomen. Died of wounds 14/10/18.|
|3308||H.C. Duffett||John Duffett, father||Burgoynes Cove||G.S.W. Leg severe 10/7/17. Demob. 24/4/19.;|
|3394||F. Burt||Silas Burt, father||Hamilton, N.D.B.||G.S.W.R. Thigh severe 10/10/17. G.S.W. Back slight 30.9.17. Demob. 24/4/19.;|
|3387||Kenneth Langdon||Rich. Langdon, father||Northern Arm, Bot.||GSW. Ws. Back & Forehead 27/11/17. Demob. Confirmed 10/4/19.;|
|3388||Arch. Manuel||Philip Manuel, father||Northern Arm, Bot.||GSWL Leg severe 23/11/17. Demob. 17/4/19.;|
|3415||Alpheus Harnett||Saml. Harnett, father||Seldom Come By||GSW. L. Arm, mild, 22/11/17;|
|3372||W.J. Stratton||Mrs. Jas. Burry mother||Valleyfield, B.B.||Died of wounds 13/3/18.;|
|3400||Arthur Pittman||Geo Pittman, father||Pilley’s Island, N.D.B.||Discharged med. Unfit 17/8/18.;|
|3401||Wesley Pittman||Wm. Pittman, father||Pilley’s Island, N.D.B.||GSW. R. Leg Nov. /17. GSW. Head slight 30.9.18. Demob. 23/5/19.;|
|3399||Ford Jewer||Jos. Jewer, father||Lewisporte||Demobilised 14/2/19.;|
|8103||Albert Pelley||John Pelley, father||South West Arm, N.D.B.||Demobilised 11/4/19.’|
|3438||Garland Penney||Francis Penney, father||English Hr., T.B.||GSW. Finger 27/9/17. Demob. 1/5/19.;|
|3470||Nehemiah Day||Reuben Day, brother||Champney’s, T.B.||Discharged 11/2/17. Med. unfit.|
|3544||Neville Samson||Thos. E. Samson, father||Flat Islands, B.B.||Killed in Actiopn 3/12/17.;|
|3568||Lorin Russell||Arthur Russell, father||Princeton, B.B.||Demob. 21/4/19.;|
|3567||Jos. Prince||Robt. Prince, father||Princeton, B.B.||G.S.W. Face and R. Shoulder 1/10/18. Wandsworth Apl. 14th, 1919.|
|3515||Mark Lodge||Mary J. Lodge, mother||Catalina||G.S.W. L. Arm 20.11.17. Disch. Permanently unfit October 15th, 1918.;|
|3704||Fred. H. Gullage||Geo. Gullage, father||Catalina||Disch. 20/4/19.;|
|3768||Whit. Holloway||Mrs. W. Holloway, wife||Greenspond||G.S.W.L. Wrist, mild, Apl. 19/18. Demob. Approved 6/4/19.;|
|3838||Dol. J. Stuckless||Mrs. Emma Watkins, mother||Comfort Cove, N.D.B.||Wounded Apl. 13/18, ;later reported missing same date. Presumed dead Nov. 9/18.|
|5200||Jas. Thornhill||Ambrose Thornhill, father||Little B.E.||Demob. U.K. June 10.19.;|
|3439||Wm. Barnes||Rich. Barnes, father||English Hr., T.B.||Demob. 27/4/19.;|
|3471||J.C. Butt||Mrs. Moses Butt, mother||Henley Hr., Lab.||G.S.W.R. Leg 15/8/17. G.S.W. Chest 2/12/17. Disch. med. unfit 3/9/18.;|
|3542||Fred. J. White||Robt. White, father||Princeton, B.B.||Killed in action 3/12/17.;|
|3566||John Prince||Saml. Prince, father||Princeton, B.B.||Demobilised 10/3/19.;|
|3525||Alf. E. Quinton||Alfred Quinton, father||Southern Bay, B.B.||Adm. Jensen Camp 13/6/17. Died 27/6/17.;|
|3703||Geo Pomeroy||Wm. Pomeroy, father||Catalina||Missing 3/12/17. Reported P. of W. 13/2/18. Discharged Med. unfit 20/12/18.|
|3702||Harry Blundon||Theo. Blundon, father||Catalina||G.S.W.L. Arm severe 15/4/18. Discharged 3/17/19.;|
|3558||Geo. Pike||Mary Cater, mother||Grand Falls||G.S.W. Chest, 30/9/17, G.S.W. Knee 13/4/18. Rptd. Hqrs. 1/6/19.;|
|5161||E.J. Thornhill||Geo. Thornhill, father||Little Bay Islands||Demob. Appvd. 20/6/19.;|
|3437||Gilbert Ivany (2nd Lieut.)||Wm. Ivany, father||English Hr., T.B.||G.S.W.R. Hand severe, 10/10/17.; Retired 11/3/19.;|
|3308||H.W. Quinton (2nd Lieut.)||Jacob Quinton, father||Red Cliffs, B.B.||Retired Mar. 11/19.;|
|Pte. Pierce Parsons, Regt. No. 3425. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Parsons, born at Lumsden Oct. 17th., 1896, aged 23 years, who until 19 years of age attended the day school and thence to the Methodist College, St. John’s, where he spent a year, after which he started teaching. For two years he taught at Englee, the third year went to Lewisporte and took charge of the Superior School there, remaining until about the middle of January 1917 when he enlisted as Coaker Recruit, 1st Nfld. Regt. After four months training he went overseas to France where he received his fatal wound August 17th being taken from the battle field to the Geneva Hospital in France where he died August 18th and was buried at Le Treport in France. Private Parsons was a young man of many good qualities, being held high in respect by all who knew him. It may be said he died a Hero fighting for Freedom and Justice against the brutal Huns.|
|ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE|
|Name||Next of Kin||Address|
|Herbert Collis||Mother, Elizabeth Chafe||13 Prospect St., City|
|R. Simmons||Mother, Jessie||Winterton, T.B.|
|J. Clarke||Wife, Mary||Dunfield, T.B.|
|James Johnson||Mother, Mary||11 Larken Square, City|
|Walter P. Vincent||Father, George||Triton, N.D.B.|
|Arthur J. Winsor||Mother, Harriett||Triton, N.D.B.|
|Gordon Simms||Mother, Lavinia||Triton, N.D.B.|
|Henry Tulk||Wife, Alice J.||Pt. aux Gaul, Lamaline, P.B.|
|William Fowler||Sister, Sarah||Grand Bank. F.B.|
|Alexander Crews||Mother, Deborah||Point aux Gaul, Lamaline|
|Henry P. Hillier||Wife, Emily||Pt. aux Gaul, Lamaline, P.B.|
|Elisha Hillier||Father, John||Silverdale, Green Bay|
|John Bungay||Mother, Lizzie||Harbour Mill, F.B.|
|Joseph Pelley||Mother, Susan||Beaverton, N.D.B.|
|Kenneth Crews||Mother, Laura||Point Crew, P.B.|
|H.V. Hunter||Father, Richard||Salvage, B.B.|
|Chesley Hillier||Mother, Deborah||Lamaline, P.B.|
|Oliver Batt||[pictured only]||Joe Batt’s Arm|
From The Twillingate Sun, July 15, 1916:
FROM OLIVER BATT. The writer of the following letter is Seaman Oliver Batt, R.N.R., son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Batt who enrolled on board H.M.S. Briton this spring, and is now at Devonport, England training.
As I received your letters last night, the first I have received since I left home, I thought I would drop you a few lines. We left the Briton before your letters got there, and they have been following us since.
I am well, and sorry to hear you could not work very well and that you always had me on your mind. Don't worry too much, I am all right. If I had thought I was doing wrong I should not be here, but I am glad I am here today. We are having the best of times and I think everyone ought to try and do his bit.
As far as the war goes, I do not know very much, but I can tell you it was a wonderful battle in the North Sea the other day. A lot of ships were sunk on both sides. Things look a lot brighter than they did, and I guess it will be over by October.
One thing if we fellows came home we will not be made fun of; lots are too cowardly to join.
We don't know what war is yet, but we hope to get out on ship by August. One thing, we are in a good place, the best I ever struck. It is so nice and warm we can sleep out on the grass at any time when we are not at work.
I suppose father is getting a little fish by this time. Tell him not to work too hard, I will be home with him again yet, down on the banks, with my hands on the washboards.
We haven't done much drill yet, because there is a big crowd ahead of us.
It is not much trouble to see a warship; they are coming in and out all day long. I was sorry to hear of the death of Neahmiah Whalen. Poor fellow, who would have thought he would go so quickly.
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