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Those who enlisted from Cupids 1914-1918 World War 1 TOTAL 42
Those listed on Cupids war memorial. 11 I would suggest 13
Fred Seaward-----seward listed
Edgar Spracklin ----listed on monument as edward
I would add the following ---- Walter Bowe; and
James Ford(was living in Toronto)
Wounded 2 Peter Power and Isaac Dawe
POW 1 Donald Smith.
KIA 5 Cyril Bishop, Nathan Butler, Wm Ford, Walter Norman, John James Ford
Drowned 4 Barton Green, Albert Kelly, George Harris Ledrew , Ed Jonathan Spracklin
Beaumont Hamel 10, Suez 1,Somme 1, Gallipoli 1
Medical Doctor Garnet Smith
Total enlisted 35 ,12 Fatalities, 2 wounded and 1 POW.
Bishop, Ernest L. 5593 RNR> Private, British Army, NL Infantry, 1st Battalion NL Regiment . 19 yrs when joined 1918 . A teacher son of George. died 1946
Bishop, Cyril Pte 405603 Fatality. Infantry 1st Battalion RNR. Son of Benjamin and Salina (dawe) Bishop of Burnt Head, Cupids. Left NL and went to Toronto to look for work as a school teacher. Previous experience as a bookkeeper. Joined 21st Battalion, 2nd Division at Niagara on the Lake. April 20 1916 went into action in France. KIA Sept 15 1916, 4.5 miles east of Albert France. Body located and buried where he fell. There is a headstone in the Anglican Cemetery Burnt Head. The British War Medal, Victory Medal, Plaque (dead man's penny) and scroll were send to his father and Memorial Cross send to his mother. Listed in Roll of Honor year end edition of 1916 Daily News. Time served Apr 20- Sept 15 1916. (3) His headstone in Burnt Head Anglican Cemetery inscription Sept 16 1916 27 yrs died while fighting for his country Greater love hath no man than this. commemorated page 54 1st wwbook of remembrance. Buried Pas De Calais France. listed CVWM. Listed on Cupids War Memorial. Great Uncle of Bob Bishop who has some of his medals and visted his grave, Killed on same date as Bb 's Birthday. Bob visited his gravesite. but he was never actually found. Killed in first battle that Tanks were ever used in and family thinks he may have been runed over by tank.
Bennett, Walter 27037 Born 10 Jan 1890 son of Albert Bennett. Listed on Cupids UC plaque. Canadian Army.
Bishop, Lambert Walter 3233378 Born 15 April 1892 Burnt Head. Mother Emily. co imp b, Toronto (from chebucto NLs who served in Can army.) (3)
Bowe, Walter Pte 4575 British Army, RNR NL Infantry 1st battalion. Died but not in Action. July 1st died 3 August 1920 age 23 of phthisis (TB). Son of George and Mary Bowe. Buried in Cupids UC Cemetery. Commemorated page 16 NL Book Of Remembrance. Enlisted 22 April 1918 at 20 years of age. experience as a miner. 5 ft 7 in 125 lbs 35inch chest expands 4 in. 11 June 1918 transported to Halifax. April 3 1919 his father received a letter informing him his son was admitted to 3rd London Hospital on 7 march and was progressing favourably . He was admitted with Keratitis of an old condition and Tuberculosis of the lung. 22 may 1919 he was discharged as an hospital case and 1 June 1919 arrived in NL and admitted to Escasoni Hospital, immobilized and discharge recommended. 17 Oct 1919 he was again admitted to Alexander Hospital with ulcers on L arm and Cornea. Apr 3 1919 his father received a letter informing him his son was admitted to 3rd London Hospital and on Mar.7 was progressing favourably. From Causality and pay records office London 23 ay 1919 Bowe was transferred from 3rd London Hospital to 1st Western Hospital in Liverpool on May 18,1919 He was admitted to Escasoni Hospital in St John's 1 June 1919 July 25 1919 discharged from RNR on Immobilization confirmation. Confirmation confirmed. Total service 1 year 90 days. more on Canadian Virtual War memorial on internet. Listed in Beaumont Hamel. Headstone in Cupids UC Cemetery inscription reads Pte Bowe 3 Aug 1920 1st Wr Hr died of phthisis (TB) age 23 son of George and Mary Cupids. Headstone in UC Cemetery Cupids inscription Pte Bowe 4575 RNR died 3 Aug 1920 age 23 yrs. Sec 1 Row 2
Burcey, Archie 898112 Born 22 Jan 1883. Wife Jessie . Bellevue Alba. (from Chebucto NL's Can. Army ww1) RAF. Cupids UC Plaque.
Butler, George Barton, cemetery info from Cupids Legacy center
Butler, Henry RN Listed on Cupids UC Plaque
Butler, Nathan Pte 414983 Fatality . Born Jan 30 1893 in Cupids. Enlisted Aug 13 1915 in Sydney NS. Killed in Battle of Somme Sept 16 1916. Headstone in UC Cemetery Cupids. Remembered on page 22 of book of NL Book of remembrance. (1) 60th Canadian expeditionary Forces. Canadian Infantry 60th and 40th battalion. 23 when killed on 16 Sept 1916. Buried Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calis. Killed in Battle of Somme France. 2nd son of John and Abigail Butler of Southside cupids. Buried also in section 1 of UC Cemetery Cupids. Commemorated on page 22 of NL Book of remembrance. On Beaumont Hamel monument. Nis headstone inscription in UC Cemetry Cupids Pte Nathan killed Battle of Somme France 16 Sept 1916 23 yrs 6 mos. Listed on Cupids UC Plaque. Picture in Legacy Center. On Cupids War memorial. Occupation listed as Chemist???
Butler, Wm Robert Seaman 4051069 also number 1282 or 14288, or 1428x. Fatality. NRNR (naval reserve). HMS Ladybird. NL Infantry. Took part in some role in Beaumont Hamel 1 Jul 1816 . died 11 Oct 1916 at age 22. He died in Hospital at Ismailia Suez Canal Sinai Peninsula Egypt. Buried Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery Egypt a-12. Daily News Dec 31 1916 year end Honor Roll. Also listed on NL genweb. Commemorated page 22 NL Book Of Remembrance. Youngest Son of John and Abigail Butler Southside Burnt Head. Check if same guy who joined NL Navel Reserve #1428X. it is. Fatality. died of typhoid. NL Grandbanks site lists him as being involved in 1 Jul 1916 battle at Beaumont Hamel but not in actual battle could been stretcher bearer or some role. His headstone in UC cemetry Cupids inscription Pte WM R Butler died Ismailia Suez 11 Oct 1916 22 yrs. Listed on Cupids UC Plaque and also on Cupids LOL plaque and Cupids war Memorial. The face book groupo trail of the caribo nshowed his headstone on Oct 12 2016 posting. said he died in battle of Gueudecourt. hometown Southside Cupids.
Byrne, John 895158. Born 13 may 1893 Mrs Samuel Byrne mother. Bellevue Alba. from Chebucto NLs who served in Can Army ww1
Dawe, Christopher Pte 4864 RNR 3rd battalion. DOD 31 May 1918 at military Infectious Hospital. 19 yrs old. Fatality. Listed in Beaumont Hamel. 18 yrs when enlisted 1 May 1918, 138lbs., 5ft 8 in chest 34.5 inches son of George and Elizabeth Dawe. A fisherman, From his records 21.5.1918 admitted to Hospital with measles, died 31.5.1918 of pneumonia at Military Hospital St. John's. Listed in yearend Daily News and commemorated page34 NL Book of Remembrance. Headstone in UC cemetery cupids. Sec 1 Row 8, 4 June 1918 that he died at Military Hospital, Military Rd St. John's and the amount of credit in his account was $17.10 Dec 20 1918 Lieut. writes his father George asking where his son is buried and if a marker. Jan 16.1919 His father marks an X on a letter written by Alex Serrick Methodist teacher in Cupids telling that his son Chris is buried in Cupids Methodist Cemetery and there is no marker and he is unable to put one. 10 Dec 1919. Father writes asking why others whose sons were killed received pay and why hasn't he. He says he never died in battle but died in Kings Service. 30 Aug 1921 Father acknowledges receipt of Memorial Plaque. 2 June 1923 RJ smith writes that Mr Az Smith is too ill to do work on headstone. 20 June RJ Smith received a letter????5 July 1923 shipping bill from Reid Nfld for shipping headstone for Chris to RJ smith. 15 Nov 1923 to A Smith Cupids find a check and a voucher for $28.71 His headstone inscription in UC Cemetery Cupids Chris Dawe 4864 Pte RNR died 31 May 1918.19 yrs.
Clarke, John 440895 Born 28 Oct 1982 cupids . NL Regiment father Ed. chebucto NLs who served in Can Army ww1
Dawe, Isaac 2969 Lance Corporal Wounded. 20 yrs 11 months when enlisted 18 July 1916, a Teacher. Son of Sam. 5ft 7 in chest 40 inches a Methodist .Served 1916-1919 on Aug 1 1916 he allotted 60 cents a day for benefit of his father. Buried Sec.4 UC Cemetery Cupids. 1st RNR 3rd battalion, C company, Platoon #11 Section 9. From causality form 1st NL regiment we see he was appointed to lance Rank on 27/9/1916 He embarked South Hampton 30/11/1916 and disembarked in France 1/12/1916. he was shot in France 12/12/1916 and 21/1/1917 to England as ???GRANtilly CL????29 Jan 1917 letter send to his father telling Isaacs was admitted to Wandsworth Hosp suffering from gunshot wounds to both buttocks and left calf. 16 /05/1918 letter to Samuel Dawe telling that his son Isaac admitted to Hursley Park Hosp on2/02/1918 suffering from old gunshot wounds. 22/8/1918. 22/8/1918 recommended discharge permanently unfit. 2 /09/1918 discharged 23yrs, 5Ft 8 in fresh complexion, blue eyes dark brown hair... No longer physically fit for service on account of wounds received in action. 17/9/1918 21/07/1917 employed as a teacher in Little Bay Islands 20/7/1918 his last pay certificate from 6/7/18 to20/7/18. Lived an active life in cupids where dig is currently located. We were told there was shrapnel from a German Mortar Bomb still in his body. His headstone inscription UC Cemetry Cupids 1893-1980 87 yrs. Listed on Cupids UC Plaque
Dawe, Samuel 4533. Corporal. 20 yrs old, a Breaks man, when enlisted. son of Sam. served 1918-1919. RNR 1st battalion Platoon 11 Section 9. Died 1976 in Cupids after life as postmaster. Buried Cupids UC Cemetery died 20.April 1976 83 years. His headstone inscription UC Cemetery Cupids Corporal Sam Dawe RNR died Apr 30 1976 83 yrs. Listed on Cupids UC Plaque. in UC cemetery.
Delaney, Wm 5605. RNR 1st Battalion21 years , a fisherman son of James. serves1918-1919
Ford, John James 117059 listed on Cupids war Memorial, and his headstone is in UC cemetery Cupids, its inscription reads d 28 Dec 1918 29 years of age son of John and Isobella. Listed on internet at livesoffirstworldwar. BA RAMedical corp. Listed on Cupids UC Plaque
Ford, William James Pte 799351. Fatality. KIA. DOD 9 April 1917 in attack on Vimy Ridge, age 39. listed in Beaumont Hamel. Served in Canadian Infantry Central Ontario Regiment 15th Battalion. and was a Pte in 48th Highlanders foe 17 years. Born 21 Aug 1877 in Cupids, Christened in Cupids United church Aug 21 1877. Son of John and Selina enlisted 11 Jan 1916 in Toronto. 5Ft 3 Chest 36.5 expands2.5 inches a Methodist, a stationar engineer, husband of Sarah Maud Ford of Salem Avenue Toronto. Commemorated in 1st WW book of Remembrance page 238 buried Nine Elm Military Cemetery Pas De Calais France grave reference 38 in village of Thelus. Picture and record in Can. Virtual War Memorial.
Green, Barton 873x Fatality. enlisted in NL naval Reserve . He was a nephew of Aunt Cecily Spracklin. His mother was Cicly"s sister Lucinda, son of Wm and Lucinda Green. Aunt Cecily may have adopted him. Rev Bernice may know more about him. 22yrs old when died 11 Mar. 1915. Perished on HMS Bayano Fatality. His headstone in UC Cemetery Cupids , Sec 1 Row 7, reads Died HMS Bayano 11 Mar 1915 22 yrs adopted son of Cecily Spracklin. Buried Beaumont Hamel, NL Memorial Somme. France. Medals 1914-15 Star 1914-18 British War medal and Victory Medal. Listed on Cupids UC and LOL Plaque and Cupids war Memorial
Kelly, Albert Seaman 874X Fatality . Seaman in Navy ,24 years old when perished on 13 Jan 1915 on HMS Viknor. Son of John and Emilino Kelly. Buried Beaumont Hamel, NL Memorial to Somme. Commemorated page 68 of NL Book of remembrance. listed in Daily News dec31st 1915. His headstone in UC Cemetery Cupids inscription died HMS Viknor 130Jan 1915 19 yrs son of John and Emmeline. Buried Beaumont Hamel, NL memorial Somme. listed on Cupids war memorial and UC plaque.
LeDrew, George C, 4865 18 yrs of age when enlisted in 1918. Pte RNR 1st battalion. a Teacher, Son Henry .
Ledrew, George Hussey, Seaman 1531X Navy. Fatality. Died 20 Oct 1915. 19 Born to John and Elizabeth Ledrew Cupids. Burried Beaumont Hamel, NL Memorial Somme France. Listed in daily News Fri Dec 31 1915 as from Cupids. Died on Armed Drifter "Fran Oliver" struck a mine in the North Sea. mentioned in Benoit first nations Mikmaq history. commemorated page 72 NL Book of Remembrance.Listed on Cupids UC Plaque and LOL Plaque and Cupids war memorial.
Ledrew, Harris, Pte in RNR 1st Battalion. Buried UC Cemetery cupids Sec.3 Row 1, his headstone inscription Harris S Ledrew Pte RNR died 2 jul 1972 76 yrs. born 1896
Ledrew, Heber 666X also 449X. joined NL Navel Reserve Died in Malden Masseceuttus 1964. Listed on Cupids UC Plaque
Ledrew, Sterling 5240. Pte RNR 1st Battalion. Born 1896 died 1972 Cupids. 22yrs , a fisherman son of Elizabeth. served 1918-1921. Listed on Cupids UC Plaque. Burried in Cupids UC cemetery.
Morgan, Sam 5747. When enlisted from Burnt Point Bay De Grave. In History books which describe Bay De Grave Burt Point is listed as Burnt Head Cupids most likly Morgans cove.
Norman, Walter H Lance Corp 2662 RNR Fatality July 1st. Listed in Beaumont Hamel. 21 yrs of age, a teacher son of Nathan. served 1916-1917. Platoon 10,Section 8,3rd Battalion, C Company 1st RNR. Enlisted 29 April1916, 133 lbs, 5ft 10 in chest 37 inches. Next of kin Nathan Norman father. Embarked South Hampton from 2nd BN depot to 1st BN BE. 1.2.1917. Disembarked 2.2.1917 Rouen. Promoted Sept 9.1916 to Lance Corporal. 21 June 1917 Rev. K Smith Chaplin of forces reported Corp Norman was interred at Combles. Mar 12 1917 letter send to Rev. Walter Vey Cupids informing Corp Norman was Killed in Action Feb 27 and that one to be send to Mr Nath Norman but only after the message to Rev had been received. Jul 1st 1916 there was an allotment of 50 cents per day for benefit of his father. Field service report showed he died KIA in Somme France 27.2.1917. Mar25 1918 check for $19.45 issued to Nath Norman 6 aug.1920 Nath acknowledged receipt of photograph of Boys grave and he asked for 6 other. Jan 19 1923 father acknowledged receipt of service and a message from his Majesty the King. Headstone in UC Cemetery Cupids, Sec 1 buried with Rev Morris. Inscription Corp. Walter H Died in France 27 Feb 1917. 21 yrs 7 mos. He is referenced in Daily News year end 1917. Summary died 21 yrs of age son of Nathan and Annie. commended on page 88 NL Book of Remembrance. Buried guards Cemetery, Combles; Somme France. ID-6 His picture is on internet. His home was where Tom Graham is today. Listed on Cupids UC Plaque and Cupids war Memorial.
Power, Peter 1077 RNR Wounded list of Beaumont Hamel 1 Jul 1916. 21yrs of age when enlisted. a fisherman son of Mary Ann. served 1915-1922. ft 8.5 inches 168 lbs, fair color, dark brown hair, grey eyes. Has 4 brothers, a fisherman making$400 per year. RC, when enlisted 3 Feb 1915. Embarked on SS Stephano 20 Mar 1915. disembarked Alexandria Egypt on 13.9.1915 proceeded to Abbarsis and entrained for Cairo. Embarked for Gallipoli 13.9.1915 (same day) landed in Sulva bay night of 19.10.1915. 14.3.1916 embarked Port Suez 22.3.1916 disembarked Marcelles. 1.7.1916 . Promotion dates L/C 17.1.1916 Cpl 16.6.1919. From his Conduct record we see Edinburg Castle 14.4.1915 indifference to orders punishment 2 days. 29.5.1915 absence from Tattoo till 1130 am punishment 3 days. 1.7.1915 late for church parade punishment 2 days, 7.7.1915 refused to obey orders punishment 5 days, 21.9.1916 drunk in camp punishment admonished, 15.11.1916 absent from Tattoo punishment 2 days, 24.11.1916 absent from tattoo punishment 3 days, 22.12.1916 absent from parade punishment 2 days, 23.3.1917 absent from Tattoo punishment reprimanded. 17.11.1917 overstayed sick leave . From Casualty form we see 1.7.1916 admitted France St Thomas Hospital S.E. on 4.7.1916. 20.11.1916 from a medical report gunshot wounds R THIGH 3 SCARS OVER r THIGH PIECES INSIDE NOT DOING ANY ARM. 1ST WOUND HEAD SUPERFICAL, 2ND ONE ABOVE THE REFERRED TO and 3rd wound perforating chest. no haemoptysis since leaving hospital and frostbite at Gallipoli. All wounds healed. recommend repatriation. 25.2.1917. joined Battalion 18 April 1917. 21.7.1917 promoted Cpl in field. 16.8.1917 Wounded in action. 18.8.1917 GLW check prev. 6.9.1917 3rd can Gen Hospital. place of Casualty Boulogne, St Andrews invalidated to England. Also from casualty form we see 17.12.1915 admitted for frostbite, 11.1.1916 admitted for Rheumatism and 16.11.916 admitted with Rheumatism. Other notes on 12 Jul 1916 Pte power received an answer to a letter he wrote 9 Jul1916 and it told him he was not entitled to pay while he was in hospital. Jul 8 1916 a Telegram was send to Mrs Mary Power Cupids telling her Pte peter Power is at 5th London General Hospital suffering from Gunshot wounds L shoulder and R thigh. Feb 18.1916 to peter Power who was reported at Mudros W on Dec 12 suffering from Frostbite and rheumatism was discharged from Lowland Convalescent Camp Mudros to base depot on Dec 21st. Aug 30 1917 to Mrs Power from records office in London Cpl Power was at 3rd Canadian Gen Hospital Boulogne Aug 22 suffering from gunshot wounds to chest. Feb. 18.1919 a letter from \medical Board recommended for discharge as medically unfit. . Sept 3 1919 Embarked on Minnedosa from Liverpool to Quebec on Sept 2 wife of 1077. Another reference embarked Paris 30.1.1919 Canadian Pacific Allen Lines for steamship Corsican. Dec17.1916 Peters mother wrote the government of NFLD that she was so sick she wanted to see her son before he died and signed your faithful servant Mrs Mary Ann Power. 24 2.1920Thomas Power of Cupids acknowledged receipt of 1914-15 Star. 25.10.1921 Victory Medal and British war Medal to Peter Power 2 York Street City. 30.June 1916 peters will leaves all to his mother. He was qualified in Standard test and passed-gas defence Scottish Command. 20.2.1919 had an interview with Vocational officer. Discharged mar 6 1919. Ref Chebucto Military records. Chebucto list. https://books.google.ca>books. listed in list of men wounded in Battle at Beaumont Hamel 1 Jul 1916 NL grand banks web site.
Power, Richard 2603 Cpl RNR also joined NL Navel Reserve as 1613X. 20 yrs old, 5 ft 11 in 170 lb. a fisherman and farmer when enlisted 1916 son of James and Mary Ann. (nee Fowler) Died 1975. From the NL. Gazette 7 Jan 1919 we see that Richard Power was awarded on Dec 30 1918 the Croix De Guerre avec Etoile de Bronze from The government of France. From the London Gazette 10 Jan 1920 we see he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. Quote "for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an enemy counterattack at Ledegham on Oct.3 1918 when his Lewis Gun was destroyed by shell fire, he seized a captured Machine Gun which was close by and opened fire, forming a defensive flank on the left of his battalion and helped break up the attack by the enfilade fire which he brought to bear with telling effect." From the London Gazette June 17 1919 we see he was awarded the Military medal. and I quote " for conspicuous bravery and devotion on duty 14 Oct 1918 during the advance from Ledgeham towards Lys his platoon was suffering casualties and temporally held up by two hostile machine guns firing from a pillbox (pillboxes are concrete guard posts equipped with holes through which to fire weapons) and unable to advance. Pte Power on his own initiative dashed forward by rushing towards the pillbox under the heaviest Machine Gun Fire as he doubled forward he fired his Lewis Gun from his hip and shoulder until he got within 25 yards of the pillbox. On arriving at the point he lay down, got his gun into action and kept up a heavy fire on the pillbox and practically silenced the enemies Machine Guns , under cover of Pte Power his section worked around to the flank, captured the Machine guns and killed the crews. To Pte power the highest praise is due for his initiative, coolness and determination . From Chapter 6 of the book 1st 500 by Richard Cramm we read about the battle of Ledgeham . I quote "Battle of Ledgeham Oct 13 1918 advances from the N of Ledgeham was begun 5:30am Oct 14. Started with B company on right and D company on the left in front wave and A and C company in 2nd wave. Smoke and mist made it impossible to see more than a few yards. Because of these conditions a large number of prisoners were captured in cellars and pillboxes. Later conditions improved and the Newfoundland battalion captured over 500 prisoners and 100 machine Guns. at 9 am on the 15th. " there were three battles leading up to this, ARMENTIERS, PASCHENDAELE (Pte Power was awarded the MM) and Ledgeham (Pte power awarded Mm). Also in Archives and special collections division col 346 1.01.029 at QE library Mun there is a picture with the following caption, Cpl Richard Power DCM,MM with two of his brothers, won the DCM with "B" Coy at Ledegham Oct 3 1918 and the MM 11 days later. From the Compass Dec.12 2012 there is also documentation of these awards in an article by Mr Ed Roberts where he tells how Richard Power was a comrade of Thomas Rickets when he , Thomas Rickets earned his VC the highest decoration in the British Empire. When we read the story of Thomas Rickets I quote." The battle took place on DeDeurt Farm near the Belgian village of Drie-Masten on Oct. 14 1918, the last month of the war. The regiment Honor Roll contains 23 names of the 1St Battalion, RNR whose death date is 14 Oct 1918. 6 of these came from Tommy Rickets B Company. Ricketts was recommended for a bravery citation by Capt Sydney Frost, the commanding officer of B company of the RNR. Capt Frost also recommended 5 other soldiers for gallantry awards for action on that day. One of which was Pte Richard Power. His medal are listed on Newfoundland Grand banks site with list of those who received medal WW1. In a letter ro Rev. Dr. Murphy in Brigus Richard was reported as being KIA on Dec 1 1917 while attending to a Machine Gun on May 9 1918 another letter was received saying it was a mistake and to cancel the previous letter. his mother often signed her name as Mary Ann Fowler, her maiden name and in fact cashed a check made out to her as mary Ann Fowler and was investigated by Constabulary for it. Her Husband was listed as Richard Fowler a farmer who was very sick with Brights Kidney Disease and only given 2 years to live. She also had 2 other sons listed as married, Peter( above) and James. she also had 2 acres of farmland. Richards picture is in the Legacy center as well as pictures of his medals. The three brothers picture together is on the Mun Web site for old pictures.
Rowe, James , RNR Listed on Cupids UC Plaque
Rowe, Walter NFU N forestery Corps. Listed on Cupids UC Plaque
Serrick, Claud 4434. Pte RNR 1st battalion. 18 yr old Student son of Alexander. serve 1918-1919. Listed on Cupids UC Plaque
Serrick, Ian RNR Listed on Cupids UC Plaque enlisted in US Army.
Seaward, (SEWARD) Fred T, 4982. Fatality. RNR. Application to join 10/5/1918 a 20 year old fisherman 146 lbs. 5 ft 10.5 inches with 38 in chest. His next of kin listed was James Walsh, his uncle from Cupids. (I found other reference to be James and Jessie Wells on his headstone who adopted him) . Fatality Listed in Beaumont Hamel. 11/6/18 he took train to Halifax, embarked for Britain 20/10/18 and disembarked in Folkeston France, from 2 Battalion RNR Hazely Down , Winchester to 1st battalion RNR BEF 26/10/18.. admitted to city hospital for influence 20/10/18 and discharged to base 11/11/18 and joined battlefield 26/11/18 and 2/2/19 was admitted to 6 Gen Hospital, Rouen France with influenza and died 12/2/19 of influenza. Buried St. Lewis (sever) Cemetery Extension, Rouen Seine maritime France,S.IV.1.3 total time served 279 days. There is a headstone for him in Cupids UC Cemetery, Sec 1 Row 4, inscription Fred T Seaward died 6th gen hosp Rouen France 12 Feb 1919 20yrs adopted son James and Jessie Wells. 8/6/18 he allotted 60cents per diem from his pay to his sister Miss Florence Seaward of Cupids. 1 /7/18 a note to chief paymaster 58 Victoria street London requesting that commencing 1 July 1918 to pay from his account $250 in quarterly statements to the Prisoners of war fund. Some notes Feb 6 1919 Newfoundland Postal Telegraph to James Wells Cupids- Regret to inform you that Records office London officially reports no 4983 Private Fredrick Seaward at 6 general hospital Rouen Feb 3 seriously ill suffering from influenza. signed J. R. Bennett Minster of militia. Feb 15 1919 regret to inform you that 4982 Pte Fred Seaward died. died in France no will. Station and date GHH 3rd Echelon 17.2.1919. Death information also send to Methodist Minster. from casualty report we see religion Methodist and place of casualty Roven France on19.10.1918. 21 June 1919 died interstate at France 12.2.1919 pay 2l 2s 2d. June 5 1919 by registered mail belonging one parcel containing the effects of your late nephew 4982 Fred Seaward. To James Walsh June 12 1919 information about burial place of your nephew. St Sever Cemetery Extension Rouen. Feb 14 1920 to Mrs Florence Seaward Cupids (sister) a cheque for $47.32 balance of estate. Aug 13.1921 Sister Florence seaward acknowledges receipt. Oct 21 1921 Victoria medal and British War Medal forwarded to Mr James Walsh. Oct 24.1921 James signed his name and it looks like James Wells??????????? I guess its Walsh. Wounded 1st July in battle of Somme. Commemorated page 112 NBR. Listed in CVWM as Seward. Liisted on Cupids UC and LOL Plaque and Cupids War Memorial.
Smith, Donald N 2546. lance Corporal RNR 1st battalion. 19 yrs of age, a Station Agent, son of Wm. Served 1916-1919. a POW in 1917. Listed on Cupids UC Plaque
Smith, Garnet, MD 2265762 listed on Cupids UC Plaque. He was not a Dr when in war. he was a student at mount Allison University and in the Officers traing Corps when enlisted in army and served as a signaller. his family tree lists him as wounded in France.
Smith, Hunter M 2942. DDS Sergeant RNR 1st Battalion. 18 yrs of age, a Student son of Wm. served 1916-1921. Listed on Cupids UC Plaque
Spracklin, Edgar, Jonathan 113X Fatality. leading Seaman Navy. 36 years when died 11 mar. 1915. Perished on HMS Bayano. Body picked up in Tarra Conty Down in Ireland. son of Thomas and Cecily Spracklin. Buried Bally Halbert St. Andrews Church of Ireland County Devon. Husband of Marcella.There is only 2 graves from the commonwealth buried here and both are Canadians,. Commemorated page 118 NL Book of Remembrance. Picture on CVWM. Citation 1914-1918 Star and British Victory medal and British War medal. His headstone inscription in UC Cemetery Cupids, Sec 1 Row 7, Edgar Jonathan Spracklin died HMS Bayano 11 Mar 1915 36 years husband of marcella and daughter Gladys Belle 1912 5 yrs. Listed on Cupids UC and LOL Plaque and Cupids war memorial. Pictures of him and medals and lots of Information in Cupids Legacy Center.
Taylor, John James (JACK) 1328X NL. Naval Reserve. Died 1893- 1964. Listed on Cupids UC Plaque burried in Cupids cemetery. He was a qualified deep sea diver, on ship Calypso. Picture in legacy Center.. Norma Bunel l knows lots,
Whelan, Ernest 2473X. Navy. Son of Caleb and Priscilla 1895. Christened in Cupids UC. married Laura Dawe who died in 1949. Later he remarried Selena . Father of Nita Burry, Ralph and Boyd Whelan. Listed on Cupids UC plaque. Burried in Cupids UC Cemetery.
Whelan Samuel G 2071. Pte RNR 1st Battalion. 20 yrs when enlisted, a Telegraph Operator. Son of Wm and Mary born 1895 christened Cupids UC. served 1916-1919. Listed on Cupids UC Plaque
Whelan, Wm 5644. (1340x??) 18 yrs old, a Labourer son of Wm and Mary 1900. Christened in Cupids UC. enlisted 1918. Listed on Cupids UC Plaque served in US Army.
from Evening Telegram Jan 30 1915....... 24 NLers perish on Viknor, British Armoured Merchant Vessel lost off coast of Ireland several days ago. Carried a crew of 258 men composed of Naval Reserve Men and Boys belonging to the Mercantile marine, all of whom perished. 24 RN Reserve men from Nfld.
References.(1) Canadian Virtual War Memorial
(2)www.national archives royal navy
nl genweb headstone inscriptions.
Canadian virtual war memorial, veterans affairs
library and archives Canada index of canadians in first world war
Cupids UC cemetery
The Daily News nfld-lab year of events:1915-roll of honour
Royal NavyRoll Of Honour-world war1 by name
Royal Navy Roll of Honour 1918-1938
Cupids---legacy center, UC, LOL , UC cemetery Cupids and some family members.no will. Station and date GHH 3rd Echelon 17.2.1919. Death information also send to Methodist Minster. from casualty report we see religion Methodist and place of casualty Roven France on19.10.1918. 21 June 1919 died interstate at France 12.2.1919 pay 2l 2s 2d. June 5 1919 by registered mail belonging one parcel containing the effects of your late nephew 4982 Fred Seaward. To James Walsh June 12 1919 information about burial place of your nephew. St Sever Cemetery Extension Rouen. Feb 14 1920 to Mrs Florence Seaward Cupids (sister) a cheque for $47.32 balance of estate. Aug 13.1921 Sister Florence seaward acknowledges receipt. Oct 21 1921 Victoria medal and British War Medal forwarded to Mr James Walsh. Oct 24.1921 James signed his name and it looks like James Wells??????????? I guess its Walsh. Wounded 1st July in battle of Somme. Commemorated page 112 NBR. Listed in CVWM as Seward. Liisted on Cupids UC and LOL Plaque and Cupids War Memorial.
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