Royal Canadian Navy First World War personnel lists

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Royal Canadian Navy First World War personnel lists

Post by dakuda » Wed May 09, 2018 9:01 am

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Are there any lists for Canadians in the navy ??

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Re: Royal Canadian Navy First World War personnel lists

Post by Temujin » Wed May 09, 2018 9:34 am

What type of lists are you look for Rory? Ships crews? Or just a general list on “who was in the navy” on a specific date.

Their are lists of “Officers” in the Navy in WW2 but I’m not sure on WW1.......so let me take a look and see what I can find.

Below is a couple of examples of the types of list available for WW2, showing Officers serving in Ships and Shore establishments
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Re: Royal Canadian Navy First World War personnel lists

Post by Temujin » Wed May 09, 2018 9:45 am

LAC holds the service files of Sailors

This research tool provides access to 16,788 references to many individuals who served in the Royal Canadian Navy and the Naval Reserve between 1910 and 1918. It also includes some records for those who enlisted between 1919 and 1941. It also includes a few references to the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve. The information was extracted from the Navy Service Ledger Sheets.

It does not include all naval personnel. It is not known why there are no ledger sheets for some individuals.

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/ ... heets.aspx

During the war, the Naval Service would recruit over 9000 officers and ratings, broken down as follows:
RCN- 1,000
RN and RNR- 600

RCNVR:
Atlantic Subdivision - 4,300
Pacific Subdivision - 2,000
Overseas Division - 1,700
Total: 9,600

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Re: Royal Canadian Navy First World War personnel lists

Post by Temujin » Wed May 09, 2018 9:48 am

The Navy List (these lists were for “Officers” in the Navy)

The Canadian Navy List was published from 1910 to 1965.

http://www.navalandmilitarymuseum.org/a ... -navy-list

Example of the Lists

http://www.navalandmilitarymuseum.org/s ... 400dpi.pdf

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Re: Royal Canadian Navy First World War personnel lists

Post by Temujin » Wed May 09, 2018 9:53 am

Found a “list in progress” that may help you. It has 7,500 names (of the 9,600 who served during this time period)

Nominal List of Members of the Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve

http://www.nauticapedia.ca/Articles/RNCVR_(Article).php

A Partial List of Personnel of the Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve (RNCVR) (A–Z)

http://www.nauticapedia.ca/Articles/RNC ... l_List.php

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Re: Royal Canadian Navy First World War personnel lists

Post by dakuda » Wed May 09, 2018 6:03 pm

By the start of the First World War in 1914, 379 men had joined the Royal Canadian Navy.
My aunt's father joined in 1911, so the list of the above mentioned group.

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