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CREW LISTS : HMCS KESTREL & HMCS RAINBOW, 1911

These 214 names of the crew of HMCS Rainbow, and 12 names of the crew of HMCS Kestrel, were transcribed from the 1911 Canadian census by Sheila Windsor, a volunteer transcriber at automatedgenealogy.com. The 1911 census officially started on June 1, 1911, so this list provides a snapshot of the crew at that time. I've corrected errors and added extra info from the census microfilm, from elsewhere on-line, and will add info from emails from relatives of the men listed. Names are listed in the order recorded (page-line) but each column may be sorted by clicking on the top header (may not work in older browsers). Use the "Print" function on your web browser to print the full list in the order you have sorted it. I'll add more census links as time permits. JavaScript must be enabled for sorting to work. The list should display correctly on your hand-held device.

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Birth
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Immigration
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Trade
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Birth
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Age
25-01Ford, GeorgeEngland1906Chief Officer, HMCS KestrelZMar, 188922
25-02Adler, HarryEngland9999Mariner[?], HMCS KestrelZAug, 188031
25-03Williamson, WilliamEngland19072nd Engineer, HMCS KestrelZMar, 187833
25-04Ship, GeorgeEngland1910Boatswain, HMCS KestrelZDec, 187338
25-05Hughes, WilliamEngland1909A.B., HMCS KestrelZJan, 188229
25-06Dolan, JohnEngland1905A.B., HMCS KestrelZJul, 187932
25-07Freeman, ClaudeAlberta9999O.S.[?], HMCS KestrelSOct, 189417
25-08O'Neil, RobertEngland1910Mess[?] Boy, HMCS KestrelSDec, 189417
25-09Welsh, EdwardEngland1910Coal Passer, HMCS KestrelSJan, 189021
25-10Geomrby, EdwardEngland9999A.B., HMCS KestrelSJun, 188724
25-11Sword, ClarenceNewfoundland9999A.B., HMCS KestrelSMay, 188922
25-12Anderson, JacobSweden9999Fireman, HMCS KestrelZJan, 188328
25-13Stewart, James D.D.England9999Commander, HMCS RainbowZMay, 187140
25-14Moore, Aubrey E.D.England9999LieutZJan, 187338
25-15Holt, Reginald V.England9999LieutZFeb, 187932
25-16Edmunds, RichardEngland9999LieutZJul, 188525
25-17Morgan, Fl??er J.England9999LieutZAug, 188130
25-18Hallifax, Roland H.C.England9999LieutSJul, 188526
25-19Jenkins, Robert A.England9999SurgeonSMay, 187734
25-20Smith, Thomas R.Ireland9999[??]SJun, 187942
25-21Mock, HubertEngland9999GunnerMOct, 187833
25-22King, Cornelius W.England1910GunnerMFeb, 187635
25-23Gelson, ErnestGermany9999GunnerMSep, 187536
25-24Poling, JosephEngland9999CarpenterMOct, 186942
25-25Phillimore, FredrickEngland1910GunnerSJul, 187734
25-26Derry[?], Roland H.M.Ireland9999Eng. LieutSJan, 188625
25-27Boscott, HaroldScotland9999BoySMay, 189714
25-28Milner, AllanEngland9999BoySAug, 189516
25-29McArthur, CliffordEngland9999BoySFeb, 189417
25-30Gale, GodfreyEngland9999Ord. TelegraphSAug, 189120
25-31Munro, AlexB.C.9999BoySFeb, 189714
25-32Torstchly, WilliamB.C.9999BoySFeb, 189714
25-33Handley, AndyEngland9999BoySAug, 189516
25-34Jackson, WilliamOntario9999BoySOct, 189516
25-35Fisher, SidneySask.9999BoySOct, 189318
25-36Williams, FrancisU.S.A.9999BoySDec, 189417
25-37Bull, CecilB.C.9999BoySNov, 189615
25-38Cherritt, KennethEngland9999Ord. TelegrSApr, 189219
25-39Berry, SamuelOntario9999Ord. SeamanSApr, 189318
25-40McMartin, SamuelIreland9999ERASJun, 188724
25-41McSawint, WilliamScotland9999ERASOct, 188625
25-42Wilks, HowardB.C.9999ERASMar, 189120
25-43Munro, JohnScotland9999ERASMay, 188724
25-44Jones, HughEngland9999ERASOct, 188922
25-45Carter, ChristopherScotland9999Stoker 2 classSApr, 188724
25-46Smith, SidneyEngland9999StokerSMar, 189120
25-47Breddy, GeorgeWales9999StokerSMar, 189120
25-48Buckland, JohnB.C.9999StokerSDec, 188922
25-49Courtney, WilliamWales9999StokerSApr, 189219
25-50McCourtish, RobtEngland9999StokerSSep, 189219
26-01Cody, AugustineNewfoundland9999StokerSFeb, 188922
26-02McGovern, TerenceEngland9999StokerSJul, 188625
26-03Donovant, CorneliusN.S.9999StokerSJul, 188823
26-04Conners, JohnN.S.9999StokerSApr, 188229
26-05Fisher, WilliamN.S.9999StokerSAug, 189120
26-06McCarthy, JamesEngland9999StokerSJul, 189219
26-07Travers, PatrickN.S.9999StokerSFeb, 189318
26-08McNeil, DavidN.S.9999StokerSSep, 189219
26-09Alexander, ThosScotland9999StokerSJul, 189219
26-10Duggan, WilliamN.S.9999StokerSOct, 189219
26-11Jollife, GordonI of Wight9999StokerSJan, 188823
26-12Downton, FredEngland9999ShipwrightSDec, 188823
26-13Rowntree, ErnestEngland9999ShipwrightSApr, 188328
26-14Turnbull, PerryEngland9999ShipwrightSNov, 188823
26-15Hallet, EdwinEngland9999ShipwrightSMar, 188823
26-16White, HarryEngland9999PlumberSApr, 189219
26-17Franstram, LesterEngland9999ShipwrightSSep, 188427
26-18Turner, CharlesEngland9999ShipwrightSMar, 188922
26-19Gray, EdwardEngland9999Wardroom StewardSJun, 187338
26-20Tessle, GeorgeEngland9999Captain StewardSJan, 187932
26-21Lock, HenryEngland9999Captain CookZMay, 186347
26-22Phillips, ReginaldEngland9999[Chief?] CookZJun, 187833
26-23Elliott, JohnEngland9999[??] StewardSDec, 189120
26-24Main, RichardEngland9999[??] StewardSJun, 189021
26-25Talbot, HenryEngland9999[??] StewardSFeb, 189120
26-26Hennett, WmEngland9999[??] CookSSep, 189120
26-27Darius, LeonardEngland9999[??] CookSAug, 189021
26-28Ferrie, IgnatiusScotland9999CookZMar, 187041
26-29Brown, ThomasEngland9999[Chief?} Petty OfficerZMay, 187041
26-30Walker, GeorgeEngland9999[illegible]ZNov, 186744
26-31Chapman, YouseffEgypt9999Petty OfficerZOct, 186942
26-32Thodley, ThosEngland9999Petty OfficerZFeb, 187041
26-33Freskleton, JohnEngland9999Seaman[?]ZMar, 186744
26-34Baron, ThomasEngland9999Chief Yeoman [??]ZAug, 186843
26-35Lock, FredEngland9999Petty OfficerZSep, 186942
26-36Chason, GeorgeEngland9999Petty OfficerZOct, 186645
26-37Cara, RichardEngland9999Petty OfficerZJan, 187140
26-38Fisher, EdwardEngland9999SeamanZSep, 186942
26-39Parker, WalterEngland9999SeamanZNov, 186942
26-40Townes, ThosEngland9999SeamanZMay, 186843
26-41Thosnes, AbrahamEngland9999SeamanZJan, 186446
26-42Brooks, ThomasEngland9999SeamanZJan, 186942
26-43Farrell, PatrickEngland9999SeamanZMar, 186942
26-44Faulkner, GeorgeEngland9999SeamanZJan, 186942
26-45Hodge, ErnestEngland9999SeamanZMar, 186842
26-46Smith, ThomasEngland9999SeamanZJun, 187041
26-47Stevens, JamesEngland9999SeamanZJul, 186546
26-48Sany, GeorgeEngland9999SeamanZOct, 186645
26-49Evans, EdwardIreland9999SeamanZJun, 187041
26-50Scamp, JamesEngland9999SeamanZJan, 186942
27-01Robinson, JohnEngland1910SeamanZMay, 186744
27-02Mundy, AlbertEngland1910SeamanZSep, 187734
27-03Burns, WilliamEngland1910SeamanZMar, 187041
27-04Cook, JohnEngland1910SeamanZJul, 186645
27-05Sibley, DavidEngland1910Chief StokerZJun, 186843
27-06Gallagher, EdwardEngland1910Stoker POZAug, 186546
27-07Brown, CharlesEngland1910Stoker POZApr, 186843
27-08Jennings, JohnEngland1910Stoker POZNov, 186942
27-09Gibbon, ThomasEngland1910ERAZJun, 186447
27-10Normandy, RichardEngland1910Chief StokerZApr, 186942
27-11Watt, GeorgeScotland1910Chief StokerZApr, 186645
27-12Noel, JohnJersey1910Chief ERAZJun, 186546
27-13Lister, JohnEngland1910Chief ERAZJan, 186150
27-14Munt, FredrickEngland1910Stoker POZJan, 186150
27-15Maguire, HerbertEngland1910Stoker POZMay, 186942
27-16Pedder, AlbertEngland1910Chief StokerZSep, 186843
27-17Pill, WalterEngland1910Stoker POZApr, 186843
27-18Perrin, GeorgeEngland1910StokerZSep, 186343
27-19Hayden, RobertEngland1910StokerZOct, 186645
27-20Taylor, AlfredEngland1910StokerZJul, 186843
27-21Chivers, EdwinEngland1910StokerZJul, 186942
27-22Kelsey, GeorgeEngland1910Chief ArmourerZApr, 186150
27-23Shute, JohnEngland1910BlacksmithZDec, 186843
27-24Smith, HenryEngland1910ArmourerZSep, 186750
27-25Hush, HarveyThames[?] Isle1910PlumberZJan, 186942
27-26Cramer, JohnEngland1910Chief [Illegible] StewardZAug, 186942
27-27Thomson, HarveyEngland1910Chief WriterZFeb, 187041
27-28Elliott, WilliamEngland1910Chief WriterZApr, 186750
27-29Silvester, GeorgeEngland1910Commissary[?] StewardZMay, 187041
27-30Gallienne, CharlesEngland1910Chief CookZSep, 186750
27-31Milne, JohnScotland1910Ship's CorporalZOct, 186446
27-32Sixsmith, JohnEngland1910Master at ArmsZMar, 186750
27-33Blake, FredrickEngland1910Ship's CorporalZFeb, 186942
27-34Wood, WalterEngland1910Wardroom CookZFeb, 186546
27-35Lane, GeorgeEngland1910SeamanZJul, 188031
27-36Harris, WalterEngland1910SeamanZJan, 188625
27-37Bumper, EphraimEngland1910SeamanZMar, 187932
27-38Harriston, ArthurEngland1910SeamanZMay, 187140
27-39Woods, FredrickEngland1910SeamanZMar, 188031
27-40Mastin, GeorgeEngland1910SeamanZOct, 186942
27-41Brittan, HarveyIreland1910SeamanZApr, 188526
27-42Chaplin, JeffreyEngland1910SeamanZApr, 188229
27-43Moore, WilliamEngland1910SeamanZSep, 188526
27-44Beer, PercyEngland1910SeamanZSep, 188031
27-45Cunningham, ThomasEngland1910SeamanZOct, 188031
27-46Brown, WilliamEngland1910SeamanZOct, 187437
27-47Hitchford, AndrewEngland1910SeamanZFeb, 188229
27-48Alford, HarveyEngland1910SeamanZDec, 187736
27-49Irvine, DonaldScotland1910SeamanZMar, 187635
27-50Sheppard, AlbertEngland1910SeamanZNov, 187835
28-01Carruthers, WilliamEngland1910SeamanZApr, 187932
28-02Holmes, ArthurEngland1910SeamanZMar, 188427
28-03Wedgerwood, JohnEngland1910SeamanZMar, 188427
28-04Christy, AlbertEngland1910StokerZMar, 187932
28-05Bone, WilliamEngland1910StokerZJun, 187635
28-06Robinson JohnEngland1910StokerZJun, 187338
28-07Gray, FredEngland1910StokerZMay, 188031
28-08Birrell, DavidScotland1910StokerZMar, 187932
28-09Simes, SidneyEngland1910StokerZSep, 188625
28-10Matthews, SamuelEngland1910StokerZMar, 187536
28-11Deary, ThomasIreland1910StokerZMay, 187437
28-12Summerville, EdwinEngland1910StokerZMay, 188427
28-13Schelles, ChristopherIreland1910StokerZDec, 187239
28-14Walton, AnthonyEngland1910StokerZMar, 188625
28-15Kings, StevenEngland1910StokerZMay, 187040
28-16Row[?], ThomasScotland1910StokerZJun, 187536
28-17Gartland, OwenIreland1910StokerZJun, 187338
28-18Daylin, PeterEngland1910StokerZMay, 188427
28-19Conroy, PeterEngland1910StokerZDec, 188526
28-20Carter, FredrickEngland1910StokerZMar, 188625
28-21Edwards, JamesEngland1910StokerZMay, 187833
28-22Edwards, GeorgeIreland1910StokerZDec, 187734
28-23Woodward, EdwinEngland1910StokerZApr, 187833
28-24Carriston, ThomasIreland1910StokerZAug, 188625
28-25Jackson, EdwardEngland1910StokerZAug, 187932
28-26Wright, JohnEngland1910StokerZMay, 188031
28-27Sainsbury, ArthurEngland1910StokerZApr, 188031
28-28Sales, JohnEngland1910StokerZMar, 188031
28-29Osborne, CecilEngland1910StokerZDec, 187833
28-30King, GeorgeEngland1910StokerZApr, 187432
28-31Viller, CharlesEngland1910StokerZMay, 188427
28-32Newberry, FredrickWales1910StokerZJun, 187437
28-33Overy, ErnestEngland1910PainterZJan, 187635
28-34Middleton, AlfredEngland1910ERAZSep, 188031
28-35Giles, HarveyEngland1910ERAZOct, 188130
28-36Harvey, HerbertEngland1910Chief ERAZSep, 187536
28-37Crabb, SamuelEngland1910Stoker POZAug, 187635
28-38Irish, HarveyEngland1910Chief StokerZJan, 187239
28-39Maguire, RichardEngland1910Carp[ente]r MateZNov, 187338
28-40Smallwood, WilliamEngland1910Chief ArmourerZJul, 187734
28-41Cudby, WilliamEngland1910Stoker POZAug, 187437
28-42Cornish, HerbertEngland1910Petty OfficerZNov, 188031
28-43Evans, StewartEngland1910Petty OfficerZJan, 188031
28-44Wittcomb, JosephEngland1910Commissary StewardZOct, 188031
28-45Aiken, WilliamEngland1910Petty OfficerZAug, 187536
28-46Bligh, JamesEngland1910Petty OfficerZAug, 188130
28-47Donaugh, WilliamIreland1910Petty OfficerZJul, 188031
28-48Clevett, FredrickEngland1910Chief CookZAug, 187239
28-49Gustaison, JohnEngland1910SeamanZMar, 188525
28-50Alcock, ErnestEngland1910SeamanZAug, 188130
29-01Bundy, ArthurEngland1910SeamanMFeb, 188229
29-02Luck, GeorgeEngland1910SeamanSJan, 188229
29-03Ruddock, AlbertEngland1910SeamanSJun, 188724
29-04Perry, AlbertEngland1910StokerSJul, 188328
29-05Darvin, SidneyEngland1910StokerMFeb, 188031
29-06Harfield, AlbertEngland1910StokerSNov, 188526
29-07Edwards, HarveyScotland1910StokerSApr, 188031
29-08Schafer, AlbertEngland1910StokerSDec, 187833
29-09Butter, CharlesEngland1910StokerSApr, 188526
29-10Clemdinney, DonEngland1910StokerMMay, 188031
29-11Humphrey, AlfredEngland1910SeamanSOct, 188427
29-12Plumridge, StanleyEngland1910SeamanSMay, 188526
29-13Scott, ArthurEngland1910SeamanSFeb, 188526
29-14Minfield, SamuelEngland1910BoySDec, 189318
29-15Hows, WilliamEngland1910BoySMay, 189417
29-16Blair, GeorgeEngland1910BoySApr, 189615
29-17Haests, Ernest R.England1910BoySJul, 189516
29-18Blais, RobertIreland1910BoySJul, 189417
29-19Budd, PercyEngland1910BoySMay, 189417
29-20Watson, Albert E.England1910BoySNov, 189318
29-21Roops, Eugene E.England1910SeamanSJun, 188130
29-22Wiseman, ThomasEngland1910SeamanSFeb, 189318
29-23Gibson, Walter V.England1910SeamanSAug, 187833
29-24Cameron, Wm G.England1910BoySMay, 189318
29-25Lynis, P. JamesEngland1910EmployeeM186645
29-26Jones, Ernest T.England1910SeamanSSep, 188328

The census sheets are hard to read -- small letters written in heavy black ink tend to merge into illegible blots -- so many of the names are best guesses. I've left Sheila Windsor's name transcriptions almost untouched except for one or two question [?] marks or changes.

Can you provide details or corrections?
Please email Charlie Dobie.


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