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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.

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25 01Ford, GeorgeEngland1906Chief Officer, HMCS KestrelMar, 188922
25 02Adler, HarryEngland Mariner[?], HMCS KestrelAug, 188031
25 03Williamson, WilliamEngland19072nd Engineer, HMCS KestrelMar, 187833
25 04Ship, GeorgeEngland1910Boatswain, HMCS KestrelDec, 187338
25 05Hughes, WilliamEngland1909A.B., HMCS KestrelJan, 188229
25 06Dolan, JohnEngland1905A.B., HMCS KestrelJul, 187932
25 07Freeman, ClaudeAlberta O.S.[?], HMCS KestrelSOct, 189417
25 08O'Neil, RobertEngland1910Mess[?] Boy, HMCS KestrelSDec, 189417
25 09Welsh, EdwardEngland1910Coal Passer, HMCS KestrelSJan, 189021
25 10Geomrby, EdwardEngland A.B., HMCS KestrelSJun, 188724
25 11Sword, ClarenceNewfoundland A.B., HMCS KestrelSMay, 188922
25 12Anderson, JacobSweden Fireman, HMCS KestrelJan, 188328
25 13Stewart, James D.D.England Commander, HMCS RainbowMay, 187140
25 14Moore, Aubrey E.D.England LieutJan, 187338
25 15Holt, Reginald V.England LieutFeb, 187932
25 16Edmunds, RichardEngland LieutJul, 188525
25 17Morgan, Fl??er J.England LieutAug, 188130
25 18Hallifax, Roland H.C.England LieutSJul, 188526
25 19Jenkins, Robert A.England SurgeonSMay, 187734
25 20Smith, Thomas R.Ireland [??]SJun, 187942
25 21Mock, HubertEngland GunnerMOct, 187833
25 22King, Cornelius W.England1910GunnerMFeb, 187635
25 23Gelson, ErnestGermany GunnerMSep, 187536
25 24Poling, JosephEngland CarpenterMOct, 186942
25 25Phillimore, FredrickEngland1910GunnerSJul, 187734
25 26Derry[?], Roland H.M.Ireland Eng. LieutSJan, 188625
25 27Boscott, HaroldScotland BoySMay, 189714
25 28Milner, AllanEngland BoySAug, 189516
25 29McArthur, CliffordEngland BoySFeb, 189417
25 30Gale, GodfreyEngland Ord. TelegraphSAug, 189120
25 31Munro, AlexB.C. BoySFeb, 189714
25 32Torstchly, WilliamB.C. BoySFeb, 189714
25 33Handley, AndyEngland BoySAug, 189516
25 34Jackson, WilliamOntario BoySOct, 189516
25 35Fisher, SidneySask. BoySOct, 189318
25 36Williams, FrancisU.S.A. BoySDec, 189417
25 37Bull, CecilB.C. BoySNov, 189615
25 38Cherritt, KennethEngland Ord. TelegrSApr, 189219
25 39Berry, SamuelOntario Ord. SeamanSApr, 189318
25 40McMartin, SamuelIreland ERASJun, 188724
25 41McSawint, WilliamScotland ERASOct, 188625
25 42Wilks, HowardB.C. ERASMar, 189120
25 43Munro, JohnScotland ERASMay, 188724
25 44Jones, HughEngland ERASOct, 188922
25 45Carter, ChristopherScotland Stoker 2 classSApr, 188724
25 46Smith, SidneyEngland StokerSMar, 189120
25 47Breddy, GeorgeWales StokerSMar, 189120
25 48Buckland, JohnB.C. StokerSDec, 188922
25 49Courtney, WilliamWales StokerSApr, 189219
25 50McCourtish, RobtEngland StokerSSep, 189219
26 01Cody, AugustineNewfoundland StokerSFeb, 188922
26 02McGovern, TerenceEngland StokerSJul, 188625
26 03Donovant, CorneliusN.S. StokerSJul, 188823
26 04Conners, JohnN.S. StokerSApr, 188229
26 05Fisher, WilliamN.S. StokerSAug, 189120
26 06McCarthy, JamesEngland StokerSJul, 189219
26 07Travers, PatrickN.S. StokerSFeb, 189318
26 08McNeil, DavidN.S. StokerSSep, 189219
26 09Alexander, ThosScotland StokerSJul, 189219
26 10Duggan, WilliamN.S. StokerSOct, 189219
26 11Jollife, GordonI of Wight StokerSJan, 188823
26 12Downton, FredEngland ShipwrightSDec, 188823
26 13Rowntree, ErnestEngland ShipwrightSApr, 188328
26 14Turnbull, PerryEngland ShipwrightSNov, 188823
26 15Hallet, EdwinEngland ShipwrightSMar, 188823
26 16White, HarryEngland PlumberSApr, 189219
26 17Franstram, LesterEngland ShipwrightSSep, 188427
26 18Turner, CharlesEngland ShipwrightSMar, 188922
26 19Gray, EdwardEngland Wardroom StewardSJun, 187338
26 20Tessle, GeorgeEngland Captain StewardSJan, 187932
26 21Lock, HenryEngland Captain CookMay, 186347
26 22Phillips, ReginaldEngland [Chief?] CookJun, 187833
26 23Elliott, JohnEngland [??] StewardSDec, 189120
26 24Main, RichardEngland [??] StewardSJun, 189021
26 25Talbot, HenryEngland [??] StewardSFeb, 189120
26 26Hennett, WmEngland [??] CookSSep, 189120
26 27Darius, LeonardEngland [??] CookSAug, 189021
26 28Ferrie, IgnatiusScotland CookMar, 187041
26 29Brown, ThomasEngland [Chief?} Petty OfficerMay, 187041
26 30Walker, GeorgeEngland [illegible]Nov, 186744
26 31Chapman, YouseffEgypt Petty OfficerOct, 186942
26 32Thodley, ThosEngland Petty OfficerFeb, 187041
26 33Freskleton, JohnEngland Seaman[?]Mar, 186744
26 34Baron, ThomasEngland Chief Yeoman [??]Aug, 186843
26 35Lock, FredEngland Petty OfficerSep, 186942
26 36Chason, GeorgeEngland Petty OfficerOct, 186645
26 37Cara, RichardEngland Petty OfficerJan, 187140
26 38Fisher, EdwardEngland SeamanSep, 186942
26 39Parker, WalterEngland SeamanNov, 186942
26 40Townes, ThosEngland SeamanMay, 186843
26 41Thosnes, AbrahamEngland SeamanJan, 186446
26 42Brooks, ThomasEngland SeamanJan, 186942
26 43Farrell, PatrickEngland SeamanMar, 186942
26 44Faulkner, GeorgeEngland SeamanJan, 186942
26 45Hodge, ErnestEngland SeamanMar, 186842
26 46Smith, ThomasEngland SeamanJun, 187041
26 47Stevens, JamesEngland SeamanJul, 186546
26 48Sany, GeorgeEngland SeamanOct, 186645
26 49Evans, EdwardIreland SeamanJun, 187041
26 50Scamp, JamesEngland SeamanJan, 186942
27 01Robinson, JohnEngland1910SeamanMay, 186744
27 02Mundy, AlbertEngland1910SeamanSep, 187734
27 03Burns, WilliamEngland1910SeamanMar, 187041
27 04Cook, JohnEngland1910SeamanJul, 186645
27 05Sibley, DavidEngland1910Chief StokerJun, 186843
27 06Gallagher, EdwardEngland1910Stoker POAug, 186546
27 07Brown, CharlesEngland1910Stoker POApr, 186843
27 08Jennings, JohnEngland1910Stoker PONov, 186942
27 09Gibbon, ThomasEngland1910ERAJun, 186447
27 10Normandy, RichardEngland1910Chief StokerApr, 186942
27 11Watt, GeorgeScotland1910Chief StokerApr, 186645
27 12Noel, JohnJersey1910Chief ERAJun, 186546
27 13Lister, JohnEngland1910Chief ERAJan, 186150
27 14Munt, FredrickEngland1910Stoker POJan, 186150
27 15Maguire, HerbertEngland1910Stoker POMay, 186942
27 16Pedder, AlbertEngland1910Chief StokerSep, 186843
27 17Pill, WalterEngland1910Stoker POApr, 186843
27 18Perrin, GeorgeEngland1910StokerSep, 186343
27 19Hayden, RobertEngland1910StokerOct, 186645
27 20Taylor, AlfredEngland1910StokerJul, 186843
27 21Chivers, EdwinEngland1910StokerJul, 186942
27 22Kelsey, GeorgeEngland1910Chief ArmourerApr, 186150
27 23Shute, JohnEngland1910BlacksmithDec, 186843
27 24Smith, HenryEngland1910ArmourerSep, 186750
27 25Hush, HarveyThames[?] Isle1910PlumberJan, 186942
27 26Cramer, JohnEngland1910Chief [Illegible] StewardAug, 186942
27 27Thomson, HarveyEngland1910Chief WriterFeb, 187041
27 28Elliott, WilliamEngland1910Chief WriterApr, 186750
27 29Silvester, GeorgeEngland1910Commissary[?] StewardMay, 187041
27 30Gallienne, CharlesEngland1910Chief CookSep, 186750
27 31Milne, JohnScotland1910Ship's CorporalOct, 186446
27 32Sixsmith, JohnEngland1910Master at ArmsMar, 186750
27 33Blake, FredrickEngland1910Ship's CorporalFeb, 186942
27 34Wood, WalterEngland1910Wardroom CookFeb, 186546
27 35Lane, GeorgeEngland1910SeamanJul, 188031
27 36Harris, WalterEngland1910SeamanJan, 188625
27 37Bumper, EphraimEngland1910SeamanMar, 187932
27 38Harriston, ArthurEngland1910SeamanMay, 187140
27 39Woods, FredrickEngland1910SeamanMar, 188031
27 40Mastin, GeorgeEngland1910SeamanOct, 186942
27 41Brittan, HarveyIreland1910SeamanApr, 188526
27 42Chaplin, JeffreyEngland1910SeamanApr, 188229
27 43Moore, WilliamEngland1910SeamanSep, 188526
27 44Beer, PercyEngland1910SeamanSep, 188031
27 45Cunningham, ThomasEngland1910SeamanOct, 188031
27 46Brown, WilliamEngland1910SeamanOct, 187437
27 47Hitchford, AndrewEngland1910SeamanFeb, 188229
27 48Alford, HarveyEngland1910SeamanDec, 187736
27 49Irvine, DonaldScotland1910SeamanMar, 187635
27 50Sheppard, AlbertEngland1910SeamanNov, 187835
28 01Carruthers, WilliamEngland1910SeamanApr, 187932
28 02Holmes, ArthurEngland1910SeamanMar, 188427
28 03Wedgerwood, JohnEngland1910SeamanMar, 188427
28 04Christy, AlbertEngland1910StokerMar, 187932
28 05Bone, WilliamEngland1910StokerJun, 187635
28 06Robinson JohnEngland1910StokerJun, 187338
28 07Gray, FredEngland1910StokerMay, 188031
28 08Birrell, DavidScotland1910StokerMar, 187932
28 09Simes, SidneyEngland1910StokerSep, 188625
28 10Matthews, SamuelEngland1910StokerMar, 187536
28 11Deary, ThomasIreland1910StokerMay, 187437
28 12Summerville, EdwinEngland1910StokerMay, 188427
28 13Schelles, ChristopherIreland1910StokerDec, 187239
28 14Walton, AnthonyEngland1910StokerMar, 188625
28 15Kings, StevenEngland1910StokerMay, 187040
28 16Row[?], ThomasScotland1910StokerJun, 187536
28 17Gartland, OwenIreland1910StokerJun, 187338
28 18Daylin, PeterEngland1910StokerMay, 188427
28 19Conroy, PeterEngland1910StokerDec, 188526
28 20Carter, FredrickEngland1910StokerMar, 188625
28 21Edwards, JamesEngland1910StokerMay, 187833
28 22Edwards, GeorgeIreland1910StokerDec, 187734
28 23Woodward, EdwinEngland1910StokerApr, 187833
28 24Carriston, ThomasIreland1910StokerAug, 188625
28 25Jackson, EdwardEngland1910StokerAug, 187932
28 26Wright, JohnEngland1910StokerMay, 188031
28 27Sainsbury, ArthurEngland1910StokerApr, 188031
28 28Sales, JohnEngland1910StokerMar, 188031
28 29Osborne, CecilEngland1910StokerDec, 187833
28 30King, GeorgeEngland1910StokerApr, 187432
28 31Viller, CharlesEngland1910StokerMay, 188427
28 32Newberry, FredrickWales1910StokerJun, 187437
28 33Overy, ErnestEngland1910PainterJan, 187635
28 34Middleton, AlfredEngland1910ERASep, 188031
28 35Giles, HarveyEngland1910ERAOct, 188130
28 36Harvey, HerbertEngland1910Chief ERASep, 187536
28 37Crabb, SamuelEngland1910Stoker POAug, 187635
28 38Irish, HarveyEngland1910Chief StokerJan, 187239
28 39Maguire, RichardEngland1910Carp[ente]r MateNov, 187338
28 40Smallwood, WilliamEngland1910Chief ArmourerJul, 187734
28 41Cudby, WilliamEngland1910Stoker POAug, 187437
28 42Cornish, HerbertEngland1910Petty OfficerNov, 188031
28 43Evans, StewartEngland1910Petty OfficerJan, 188031
28 44Wittcomb, JosephEngland1910Commissary StewardOct, 188031
28 45Aiken, WilliamEngland1910Petty OfficerAug, 187536
28 46Bligh, JamesEngland1910Petty OfficerAug, 188130
28 47Donaugh, WilliamIreland1910Petty OfficerJul, 188031
28 48Clevett, FredrickEngland1910Chief CookAug, 187239
28 49Gustaison, JohnEngland1910SeamanMar, 188525
28 50Alcock, ErnestEngland1910SeamanAug, 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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