St. Matthew's Anglican Church Trouty, Newfoundland

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    St. Matthew's Anglican Church in Trouty has a war memorial in its church yard in memory of those from the community who lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars. This memorial is in memory of the following men who died in the First World War: Moses Dewling, Walter John Spurrell, George Miller and George Johnson.

    Seaman Moses Dewling was born on July 18, 1895 in Trouty to David and Lucy Ann (LeDrew) Dewling. He served in the Royal Navy, service number 10559DA. He died on July 31, 1918 on board the H. M. Armed Drifter, "City of Liverpool" while mine sweeping. Moses had a brother Richard John Dewling who served and died in the Royal Navy in 1917.

    Pte. George Johnson was born on January 9, 1896 in Trouty to James and Emily (Maybee) Rowe Johnson. He served in the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, service number 1930. He died on April 14, 1917 at Monchy, France. His brother Ralph survived and lived until October 27, 1969.

    Seaman George Hubert Miller was born on November 27, 1896 in Spaniard's Cove to William A. and Jane Miller. He enlisted in the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserves on February 19, 1915, service number 1727. He was drowned when his ship went down in the Bay of Biscay during the war.

    Seaman Walter John Spurrell was a member of the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserves. He died on April 8, 1917 on the S.S. Torrington.

    War Memorial in the Church Yard of St. Matthew's Anglican Church Trouty, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

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