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Thurs. May 3, 1917


ALLEN, Thomas - Nephew of Mrs. Alice Budgen, Burin
BURTON, Willis G. - Son of Mr. Joseph Burton Sr., Long Island, Notre Dame Bay
BENNETT, Stewart - Son of Mr. William Bennett, Fogo
COISH, Clyde - Son of Mr. William Coish, Ladle Cove, Fogo
DAWE, Samuel - Son of Mr. Samuel Dawe, 170 Water Street, St. John's
HICKEY, Richard A. - Son of Mr. Michael Hickey, 35 Flower Hill, St. John's
JONES, William Joseph - Son of Mr. Ambrose Jones, Smith's Sound, Trinity Bay
LANNON, James - Son of Mr. Patrick Lannon, Carter's Hill, St. John's
LEE, Albert - Riverhead, St. Mary's, Wife Mrs. Isabella Lee, 129 High Street, Ayr, Scotland
LYNCH, Thomas J. - Son of Mr. Patrick Lynch, 18 Carew Street, St. John's
MOXLEY, John Charles - Son of Mr. Edwin Moxley, Norris Point, Bonne Bay
MARTIN, William J. - Son of Mr. Moses Martin Grand Falls
MCGRATH, James - Son of Mr. Andrew McGrath, 7 Bambrick Street, St. John's
MEWS, William - Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Mews, Brichy Bay, Notre Dame Bay
NOSEWORTHY, Edward - Son of Mrs. Mary Noseworthy, Montreal, Boarded at 128 Bond Street, St. John's
PADDOCK, Joseph P. - Son of Mr. Plemon Paddock, Ward's Harbour, Notre Dame Bay
PORTER, Harold - Son of Mrs. Mary Porter, 140 Hamilton Street, St. John's
SQUIRES, Cecil A. - Son of Mr. Joseph Squires, Gambo, Bonavista Bay
SHORT, John - Son of Mr. Temple W. Short, Cutwell Arm, Notre Dame Bay
SHERWIN, Samuel - Son of Mr. Saul Sherwin, 41 Harrington Street, Allington, near Derby, England
SNOW, Arthur - Married, Wife, Mrs. Sophie Snow, Quidi Vidi
TAYLOR, William N. - Son of Mr. William J. Taylor, Boot Harbour, Notre Dame Bay
TESSIER, Ralph N. - Lance Corporal, Son of Mrs. Bertha and the late C. W. H. Tessier, Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's, Clerk in the Royal Banks of Canada. Brother in Company 3/A. Another Brother with the Canadians.
TERRY, Leo - Son of Mr. John Terry, Coachman's Cove, White Bay, St. Barbe
TUFFIN, William S. - Son of Mr. John Tuffin, Herring Neck, Notre Dame Bay
UPWARD, William - Son of Mr. John T. Upward, Harry's Harbour, Notre Dame, Bay
WALSH, John J. - Son of Mrs. Johanna Walsh, 10 Codner's Lane, St. John's

(RECEIVED MAY 2, 1917)


8871 Pte. John R. PARRELL - Pine's Cove, St. Barbe - Seriously ill


286 Sergt. Patrick J. WALSH - 18 Burke's Square - Gunshot wound, right thigh, fractured femur, severe


2560 Pte. Raymond FOSTER - Nipper's Harbour, Notre Dame Bay - Seriously ill, appendicitis


2445 Pte. Alfred HOLLETT- Harbour Buffett, P.B. - previously reported by War Office, killed in action, April 14th; now reported 2nd Canadian Hospital, Le Treport, April 24th, disordered action, heart, slight
2943 Pte. Chesley FILLIER- Clarke's Beach, C.B. - previously reported gunshot wounds, left leg and arms severe, Etaples, April 22nd now reported admitted Charing Cross Hospital, London, very severe

ADMITTED KING GEORGE HOSPITAL, LONDON - Nature of wounds previously reported

2965 L. Corp. Richard J. CRUMMEY - Western Bay
2526 Pte. Parmenas TAYLOR- Boot Harbour, Notre Dame Bay
1479 Pte. Hayward COOPER - Snook's Harbour, Trinity Bay
2555 Pte. Walter EARLES - Trinity
2801 Pte. Sidney H. ABBOTT- Charlottetown, B.B. - previously reported gunshot wound, thigh, Wandsworth, April 19th; now reported dangerously ill
2954 Pte. Daniel ANTLE - Fox Cove, Burin - previously reported gunshot wound right shoulder, mild, Frevent, April 15th; now reported seriously ill, April 29th, 8th British Red Cross Hospital, Le Touquet

J.R. Bennett
Colonial Secretary


All the sealing steamers will be engaged in the local trade this season and the following have been appointed in command
Terra Nova - Capt. KENNEDY
Neptune - Capt. JOYCE
Thetis - Capt. FAULKE
Diana - Capt. J. PARSONS
Eagle - Capt. COUCH
Ranger - Capt. JAMES
Njord - Capt. TURNER
Bloodhound - Capt. WAITE
Viking - Capt. TAYLOR
Kite - Capt. HOWSE

Fri. May 4, 1917

The following officially reported missing, October 12, 1916, are now officially believed killed in action on that date
(Received May 2nd)

343 Corporal Lawrence E.CLARE - 12 Barron St.
1270 Le. Corp. Martin P.KENT - Placentia
841? Le. Corp. Neill MCLEOD - 149 Gower St.
2183 Private William BROWN - Little Harbour, Twillingate
483 Private Henry W. COOK - Virginia
2905 Private Ambrose GUY - Arnold's Cove
2935 Private James HALL - Portugal Cove Road
6?7 Private Edward HARDY- 60 Monroe St
2034? Private Wallace LEMESSURIER - 44 Angel Place
2180 Private John LANGER - Thoroughfare, T.B.
?810 Private Isaac MITCHELMORE -Green Island Cove, St. Barbe
2083 Private William L. MARSH - Deer Harbour, T.B.
1760 Private Bernard MEEHAN - St. Mary's
2036 Private Luke MUGFORD - Little Beaver Cove, N.D.B.
1164 Private George PHILLIPS - M.M. and Russian Decoration, Whitbourne
1840 Private Bernard C. PARSONS - Flat Island, P.B.
1708 Private Charles H.PARSONS - Sandy Point, Bay St. George
1514 Private Frederick RAYNES - 58 Monkstown Road
394 Private Thomas E. RODGERS - Clifford Street
1891 Private Robert S. RYALL - 40 Hayward Ave
1540 Private John SARGEANT - Badger, N.D.B.
1930 Private Fred J. SAUNDERS - Griquet
750 Private William SNOW - Princeton, B.B.
1694 Private Frank P. TUFF - 51 Hayward Ave
397 Private James P. WATTS - 25 Walsh's Square
620 Private Gilbert WALTERS - Champney's, T.B.
2060 Private Adolphus WISEMAN - Little Bay Island
2113 Private Harry L. YOUNG - Greenspond
Major H. S. WINDELER- 11 Maxse St - admitted 4th London General Hospital, suppurating cyst.
2201 Private Arthur J. ABBOTT - Charlottetown, B.B. - died of wounds, Wandsworth, May 1st
2550 Private Robert POPE - Burnt Arm, Botwood. Died of wounds, 87th Field Ambulance, April 21st


1240 Private William B. TAYLOR - 123 South Side - gunshot wound, left side, severe


655 Private Ernest WILCOX - Brigus - right foot, slight
2204 Private Henry THOMEY - Harbour Grace - right arm
1178 Private Richard KENNY - Petty Harbour - left leg and buttock


169 Sergt. John J. WHELAN - Jersery Side, Placentia - left leg
2321 Corp. Arthur L. W. CARTER - 5 Colonial St - back
1031 Le. Corp. Thomas CARTER - Stephenville Crossing - arm and left shoulder
2228 Private John J. KELLY - Jersey Side - left leg
2661 Private James D. DOODY - Carbonear - left thigh
2765 Private Archibald CRANE - Upper Island Cove - head


780 Private William T. POWER - 66A Pleasant St - Head and left leg
2784 Private John H.WARREN - Tack's Beach, P.B. - wounded April 20th
2813 Private Albert J.GREEN - St. Leonard's, St. Barbe - shell shock
2829 Private John CAINES - Burgeo - previously reported gunshot wound left knee, mild, Frevent, April 15th. Now admitted King George Hospital, London
2837 Private Elijah SKEFFINGTON - Upper Amherst Cove, B.B. - previously reported gunshot wound, left thigh, slight, Etaples, April 24th. Now admitted King George Hospital, London

John R. Bennett
Colonial Secretary

Sat. May 5, 1917



BARRETT, Eugene - Son of Mr. James Barrett, Freshwater, Bay de Verde
BENNETT, Thomas - Son of Mrs. Mary Bennett, Island Harbour near Fogo
BLACKMORE, Cyril Lake - Son of Mrs. Theresa Blackmore, Tilt Cove
BLANDFORD, George - Married. Wife, Mrs. Emma Blandford, 37 Long's Hill, St. John's
CANDOW, John - Son of Mr. David Candow, Monroe Street, St. John's
EDDY, Ernest - Son of Mrs. Mary Sharpe, Lady Cove, Trinity Bay
FIELDS, Charles - Son of Mrs. Bradbury, Cook's Harbour, St. Barbe
FINN, Peter - Son of Mr. James Finn, Petty Harbour, St. John's West
FLANNIGAN, David - Son of Mr. Gregory Flannigan, Roundabout, District of Burin
FORTUNE, Stephen - Son of Mr. James Fortune, Jefferys Bay, St. Georges
GREENING, William - Son of Mr. Jackson Greening, Port Blandford, Bonavista Bay
GULLAGE, William F. - Son of Mr. Joseph S. Gullage, Catalina
IVANY, Lewis - Son of Mr. James Ivany, English Harbour, Trinity Bay
KEARSEY, Francis - Son of Mrs. Annie Kearsey, Pennywell Road, St. John's KELLY, Henry - Son of Mr. Henry Kelly, shoemaker, 29 LeMarchant Rd, St. John's, Brother in the Regiment
LILLY, Simeon - Son of Mrs. MacDonald, Bay d'Espoir, Fortune Bay
MACKENZIE, William - Son of Mr. John MacKenzie, Cartwright, Sandwich Bay, Labrador
MOORES, John - Son of Mr. Arthur Moores, Blackhead, Bay de Verde
O'NEIL, Augustine J. - Nephew of Miss Agnes O'Neil, 273 Water Street, St. John's
PARDY, Austin - Son of Mr. Andrew Pardy, Table Bay, Labrador
PARSONS, Lewis - Son of Mr. William Parsons, Greenspond, Bonavista Bay
PIKE, Thomas - Son of Mr. George Pike, St. Lawrence, Burin District
RANDELL, Thomas - Son of Mr. William Randell, Little Harbour Deep, White Bay
REEVES, Clifford - Son of Mr. John Reeves, St. Lawrence
RICE, Isaac - Son of Mr. Theodore Rice, Herring Neck, Notre Dame Bay
SEALEY, Frederick - Nephew of Mrs. John Sealey, The Dock, Port de Grave
SHEEHAN, Edward - Son of Mr. Edward F. Sheehan, 5 Howe Place, St. John's
SLANEY, Gregory - Son of Mr. Frank Slaney, St. Lawrence, Burin District
SWAFFIELD, James Stewart - Son of Mr. and Mrs. Swaffield, Hudson's Bay Company, Cartwright, Labrador
TOBIN, Peter Joseph - Son of Mrs. Mary and the late James Tobin, 48 Codner's Lane, St. John's
TOBIN, Thomas - Brother of Miss Nora Tobin, c/o P. Butler 113 Water Street West, St. John's
TUCKER, Arthur - son of Mrs. Mary Tucker, 80 Mullock Street, St. John's
TWYNE, Abram James - Son of Mr. James Twyne, Hanling Point, White Bay


WM, SPOONER, St. John's
Wilfred CANNING, Musgrave Hr., N.D.B.

(Received May 4th)

2871 Private John R. PARRELL, Pines Cove, St. Barbe. Died, May 3rd, Stabley Hospital, Liverpool. No particulars given.
2687 Private Francis THISTLE, Gander Bay. Died of gunshot wound, buttock, 4th General Hospital, Dannes Camiers, April 30th.
2514 Private Stephen PEYTON, Joe Batt's Arm. Died of wounds, 8th Casualty Clearing Station, France, April 24th.

Admitted: King George Hospital, London
Private George C. CHALKER, Lake View Ave. No particulars given.

At First Canadian General Hospital, Estaples, April 25th
Gunshot Wounds:

2876 Private Ronald T. PIKE, Grand Falls Ave. Gunshot wounds Multiple.
At Fourth General Hospital, Dannes Camiers, April 24th
2503 Private John HUSSEY, 51 Merrymeeting Rd. Left Arm
2676 Private Samuel HARRIS, Gander Bay South. Left Arm.
1252 Private Edward P. MURPHY, Catalina. Head and Hands.

Shell Contusion Back, Slight
1039 Private Joseph JUDGE, Point Verde, Placentia
169 Sergt. John J. WHELAN, Jersey Side, Placentia. (Previously reported gunshot wound, left leg. Dannes Camiers, April 25th.) Now admitted King George Hospital, London.
2254 Private Walter PYE, Cape Charles, Labrador. (Previously reported gunshot wound right leg, Dannes Camiers, April 19th.) Now admitted Military Hospital, Bethnall Green.

Admitted 25th General Hospital, Boulogne, April 30.
Lieut. Herbert J. POWER, 61 Gilbert Square - Sick, slight.

Admitted King George Hospital, London, May 2
359 Pte. James N. LOVEYS, 44 Gilbert St. - Gunshot wound, neck.

Admitted 22nd Gen. Hospital, Dannes Camiers, April 25
2757 Pte. William G. BURGE, Chanceport, N.D.B. - Contusion, back

Gunshot Wounds
2048 Pte. John B. CALPIN, Codroy - Left foot.
2925 Pte. Eric A. PARROTT, Winterton, T.B. - Right Hand.
2300 Pte. John J. RYAN, 227 Theatre Hill - Left Wrist.

1031 Lance Corp. Thomas CARTER, Stephenville Crossing - Previously reported gunshot wounds, arm and left shoulder, Dannes Camiers, April 25; now reported admitted King George Hospital, London, May 2.
2503 Pte. John HUSSEY, 51 Merrymeeting Road - Gunshot wound, left arm, Dannes Camiers, April 24; now reported admitted King George Hospital, London, May 2.
1641 Pte. William A. POLLETT, New Hr., T.B. - Gunshot wound, chest, Boulogne, April 23; now reported not doing well, April 29.
1479 Pte. Hayward COOPER, Snook's Hr., T.B. - Previously reported seriously ill, shrapnel, right shoulder, King George Hospital, London; now reported still seriously ill.
1736 Pte. George C. CHALKER, Lake View Avenue - Previously reported King George Hospital, London (no particulars); now reported gunshot wounds, left shoulder, left hand.

Colonial Secretary.



By the express yesterday, twenty one Royal Naval Reservists, who have been on duty for two years and over, returned on furlough. The men are: John BUTTON, C.A. ROSE, Josiah PORTER, Thomas J. RAHAL, Esau ROBERTS, George BRAKE, Albert PORTER, W. H. BARTLETT, Enos RYAN, E. DUNN, J. HIBBS, Harvey TORRAVILLE, William RYAN, J.E. ELLIS, Peter BUTT, W. H. HARDING, A. COCHRANE, H. GEORGE, B. BRACE, W. BRADBURY, S. DAVIS. At the station they were met by the Ladies Reception Committee, detachments from the Volunteers and Royal Naval Reserve and the Acting Premier, Hon. J. R. Bennett. The men were addressed by Hon. Mr. Bennett, and later on driven to Government House.


The young man Jas. CHATER who was killed at Grand Falls a few days ago, met his death through falling from the wood conveyor, which he was repairing, when a board gave way as he leaned against it. He was precipitated a distance of about sixty feet, landing on a pile of wood, and had his neck and both arms and legs broken, death being instantaneous. The unfortunate man, who was a native of Greenspond, was only 24 years of age and had been married less than six months.

Editor Daily News

Dear Sir,
I received a letter from my boy, written a short time before he was wounded while fighting in France, and it contains a message to those young men who are still hanging back from doing their duty to their King and Country, and I can think of no better way of delivering it than by having it come out in your valuable paper.
Burin, April 28, 1917

"Somewhere in France"
April 3rd, 1917

Dear Father,
I received your letter last night and was more than glad to hear from you and that you are all well, but I can not express my sorrow for the loss of the Mina Swim and her crew. It seems too sad to believe. Well, I am still sticking it, and in the best of health and enjoying myself fine, but I guess you will doubt that we find much enjoyment here but, father, it is not all hell over hear, but for sure when we get in the thick of a shindy with Fritz you would think that you had been transferred to Hades with everything devilish let loose, but than don't stand long. It don't take much persuasion at the point of the bayonet to make uncle Fritz cry "Kamerad," or to show you a clean pair of heels if he could get the chance. We are giving him a hard time of it. He is getting more than he bargained for in 1914 when he started out to make a football of the world. Well, father, I note by your last letter that recruiting is nearly still at Burin the past winter. Why, there must be quite a number of boys left in Burin with nothing to hinder them from doing their 'bit'. There must be 20 or 30 between Bull's Cove and Ship Cove. I have them in my mind's eye as I write, fine strapping young fellows. To them and all others who are shirking their duty, give this message from me. Tell them to put away every excuse for there is none, and come over and help end this War, and not to stay at home and enjoy them selves as if they did not care a hang if the Hun smashed us all up and won this fight, in which so many have given their noble lives. I should be ashamed to be at home now enjoying the comforts purchased by the blood of the brave boys who are fighting over here. But, father, I know that in some cases the boy is not to blame, it is the parents who use their influence to keep them back, but the mother or father who hinders their boy from doing his duty does not realize the cruel position in which they place that boy. The world does not blame the boy's parent, but the boy, and says he has not the pluck. I know that Burin has done fair in men and money, but that is not enough. Every man is expected to do his duty to his Mother Country. What about Garnish? You did not say if it had awakened from its long sleep! I would like to have one of our big guns and a few of the boys on the hill over it to send a Jack Johnson on a recruiting visit and see if that would wake them up to the fact that there are Newfoundland boys dying by the score to keep them in the comforts which they enjoy. But I suppose it is just as well to let them sleep on and take their rest, for the day is near at hand when this war will be over, for we have uncle Fritz and family on the run and don't intend to let him stop until we get the wild brood back in their own lair. But it gets into one's wool when one thinks how quick it could be done if every young man would be a MAN and do his part, for he that is not with us is against us. Father, I have not seen Jack; I suppose he is down at the Base. All the Bull's Cove boys are here all well. Cheeseman and I are sticking together yet; he is a good comrade and a plucky boy, but we miss poor Mall Hollett, he was the life of us all; a sure cure for the blues, he always had a cheerful word and joke; I hope he will soon be alright again. Oh, yes, by the way, who is taking his place? I suppose Great Burin is not letting go with one representative in the Great War, that would be worse than Garnish. I must now close my letter as my candle is burnt to the inch. So good night, and God bless you all, from your loving son.

Mon. May 7, 1917



ANDERSON, Elias - Married. Wife, Mrs. Mary Anderson, lives at Burgeo Reach, Burgeo.
BULGER, David - Son of Mr. John Bulger, West St., Modiste, Labrador.
CHAFE, George - Married. 35 Convent Square, St. John's.
CHAFFEY, Edgar David - Son of Mr. George Chaffey, Jeffery's Bay, St. George.
OAKLEY, William J. F. - Son of Mr. Arthur F. Oakley, 172 Hamilton Street, St. John's. Was assistant storekeeper at T. and M. Winter's
COLLINS, Thomas - Married. 64 Cabot Street, St. John's.
FOALEY, Dominic - Son of Mr. Stanisloff Foaley, 1 Cave Street, Moscow, Russia.
FRIZELL, William - Son of Mr. Charles Frizell, The Goulds, Bay Bulls Road.
GREENSLADE, Samuel - Son of Mr. Richard Greenslade, Long Pond, near Manuels.
HANN, Henry L. - Son of Mr. George G. HANN, Lamaline.
HILLIER, John William - Son of Mr. Frederick W. Hillier, Lamaline.
HOWLETT, James Joseph - Son of Mr. John Howlett, The Goulds, Bay Bulls Road.
JONES, Richard - Son of Mrs. Margaret Jones, from Helyg, Pwllheli, North Wales.
MARTRET, Francis J. - Son of Mr. Augustus Martret, 25 Prince's St., St. John's. Two brothers in the Regiment. Joseph, Killed in action on July 1st, 1916, and Augustus.
MAYBEE, Samuel - Lance Corporal. Son of Mr. Thomas Maybee, Trinity.
NICHOLLS, Levi Mason - Son of Mr. Archibald Nicholls, Stanley Street, Harbour Grace.
NURSE, Alfred - Champneys. Trinity Bay. Brother of Mrs. Annie Walters, Colonial Street, St. John's.
PENTON, Leonard - Son of Mr. Ambrose Penton, Joe Batt's Arm.
PERRY, Frederick - Son of Mr. Joseph Perry, Trepassey.
ROSS, Charles Augustus - Son of Mr. Thomas Ross, Harvey St., Harbour Grace.
STARKS, David E. - Lance Corporal. Son of Mrs. Eli Collins, Round Harbour, Notre Dame Bay. Brother in the Regiment.
SCOTT, Harold - Son of Mrs. William Hiscock, Manuels.
WAGG, Albert F. - Son of Mrs. Selina Wagg, Stepaside, Burin.
WHITE, Raymond - Son of Mr. William White, Trinity.
WILLIAMS, Weston - Son of Mr. Matthew Williams. Forest Pond, The Goulds, Bay Bulls Rd.

(Received May 5th)

1031 Lc. Corp. Thomas CARTER, Stephenville Crossing. Died of wounds King George Hospital, London, May 4th.
2506 Private Stewart DAWE, 83 McFarlane St. Died of gunshot wound. Back. 41st Casualty Clearing Station, France, April 28.

Admitted 7th Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, April 25.
1092 Private Augustus MARTRET, 25 Prince's St. - Shrapnel wound, amputation right arm.
2328 Private Stewart BURSEY, Charleston, B.B. - Removed from seriously ill list, Dannes Camiers.

(Received May 6th)
353 L. Corp. Herbert HARDING, 7 Cabot St.
2046? Private George TAYLOR, 23 Spencer St.
2755 Private Harry J. STONE, Main Street, Bell Island.
565? Private William J. POWER, 8 LeMarchant Road.
1484 Private James L. DAY, 48 Mullock St.
2592 Private H. Bennet SPENCER, Twillingate.
2872 Private George MITCHELMORE, Green Island Cove, St. Barbe.

Died of Wounds, 8th Casualty Clearing Station, France, April 25.
2716 Private George E. BRAKE, Bay of Islands.

Colonial Secretary.


CORPORAL LAWRENCE EDWARD CLARE - Son of Mr. John Clare, 13 Barron Street, St. John's. Left with the first contingent. Gallipoli veteran. Killed in action in France, Oct. 12, 1916.

LANCE CORPORAL NEILL McCLOUD - Nephew of Mr. M. Peckham, 149 Gower Street. Brother of Ernest Frederick amd Norman A. McCloud. Gallipoli veteran. Killed in action in France, Oct. 12, 1916.

PRIVATE HENRY WILLIAM COOK - Son of Mr. Henry Cook, Rocksley Farm, Outer Cove Road. Left with first contingent. Gallipoli veteran. Killed in action in France, Oct. 12, 1916.

PRIVATE EDWARD HARDY - Son of Mr. George Hardy, 60 Monroe Street, St. John's. Brother of William Frank Hardy who was killed in action in Gallipoli. Left with Company 1/c. Gallipoli veteran. Killed in action in France, Oct. 12, 1916

PRIVATE THOMAS EDWARD ROGERS - Son of Mr. E. Rogers, Clifford Street, St. John's. Member of C.C.C. Left with first contingent. Gallipoli veteran. In hospital Malta, Nov. 18, 1915. Spinola Camp, Dec. 7. On duty since Dec. 20, 1915. Killed in action in France, Oct. 12, 1916.

PRIVATE WILLIAM SNOW - Son of Mr. John Snow, Priceton, Bonavista Bay. Formerly resided on Field Street, St. John's. Frontiersman. Gallipoli veteran. Dysentry Oct. 26, 1915, at Alexandria Hospital Nov. 20. Discharged from hospital Feb. 1, 1916, and rejoined battalion. Killed in action in France, Oct. 12, 1916.

PRIVATE JAMES PITTMAN WATTS - Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Abbott, 8 Plymouth Road, St. John's. Expressman with British Aerated Works. Member of Highlanders. Brother Francis Emile Watts. Both brothers left with the first contingent. Gallipoli veteran. Another brother left with 3/A/ Killed in action in France, Oct. 12, 1916.

PRIVATE GILBERT WALTERS - Son of Mr. J. Walters, Champneys, Trinity Bay. Student at Bishop Field College. Member of C.L.B. Formerly a Church of England teacher. Left with Company 1/C. Gallipoli veteran. Brother in G Company. In hospital at Alexandria with enteric, October, 1915. Thence transferred to Wandsworth. Killed in action in France, Oct. 12, 1916.

LANCE CORPORAL MARTIN P. KENT - Son of Sergeant James Kent, Placentia. Formerly paper maker at Grand Falls. Left with Company 2/E. Gallipoli veteran. In Bombay Presidency Hospital at Alexandria, November 1915, with Dysentry. Discharged to duty Dec. 28, 1915. Killed in action in France, Oct. 12, 1916.

PRIVATE WILLIAM BROWN - Son of the late John Brown, Twillingate. Left with second draft of Company 2/H. Killed in action in France, Oct. 12, 1916.

PRIVATE JAMES HALL - Son of Mr. Michael Hall, Portugal Cove Road, St. John's East. Left with second draft of Company 2/H. Brother William in same company. Killed in action in France, Oct. 12, 1916.

PRIVATE AMBROSE GUY - Son of Mr. William Guy, Arnold's Cove, Placentia Bay. Left with second draft of Company H. Killed in action in France, Oct. 12, 1916.

PRIVATE WALLACE LeMESSURIER - Stenographer with Reid Nfld. Co. Son of Mr. Alexander LeMessurier, H.M.C., 44 Angel Place, St. John's. Brother of Philip LeMessurier of first contingent. Nephew of Rev. Canon Smith. Left with second draft of Company 2/H. Killed in action in France, Oct. 12, 1916.

PRIVATE JOHN LANGER - Son of Mr. William Langer, Thoroughfare, Smith's Sound, Trinity Bay. Left with second draft of Company 2/H. Killed in action in France, Oct. 12, 1916.

PRIVATE BERNARD PARSONS - Son of Mrs. and the late Walter Parsons of Flat Islands, Placentia Bay. Left with Company 2/G. Killed in action in France, Oct. 12, 1916.

PRIVATE FREDERICK RAYNES - Son of Mr. Robert Raynes, Coachman with Sir Edward Morris. Brother Harry, Company 1/C. Left with Company 2/F. Gallipoli veteran. In hospital at Le Treport, France, May 6, 1916 with inflammation. Killed in action in France, Oct. 12, 1916.

PRIVATE ROBERT S. RYALL - Son of Mr. Robert Ryall, A. J. Harvey & Co's., 40 Hayward Avenue, St. John's. Member of Church Lads' Brigade. Left with Company 2/G. Killed in action in France, Oct. 12, 1916.

PRIVATE JOHN SARGEANT - Son of Mrs. M. Sargeant, Badger. Left with Company 2/F. Killed in action in France, Oct. 12, 1916.

PRIVATE FREDERICK J. SAUNDERS - Son of the3 late George Saunders, Griquet, St. Barbe. Left with the first draft of Company 2/H. Killed in action in France, Oct. 12, 1916.

PRIVATE FRANK R. TUFF - Son of Mr. Edward Tuff, 51 Hayward's Avenue, St. John's. Left with Company 2/G. Brother of James Roy of First Contingent. Killed in action in France, Oct. 12, 1916.

PRIVATE HARRY L. YOUNG - Son of Mr. Alexander Young, Grennspond. Left with second draft of Company 2/H. Killed in action in France, Oct. 12, 1916.

PRIVATE ADOLPHUS WISEMAN - Son of Mr. Alfred Wiseman, Little Bay Islands. Brother of Alfred. Left with second draft of Company 2/H. Killied in action in France, Oct. 12, 1916.

PRIVATE LUKE MUGFORD - Son of Mr. John Mugford, Little Beaver Cove, Notre Dame Bay. Left with second draft of Company 2/H. Killed in action in France, Oct. 12, 1916.

PRIVATE GEORGE PHILLIPS - Son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillips, of Whitbourne. Won the Military Medal in recognition of conspicuous gallantry displayed in action on Oct. 11, 1916, in France; and also awarded the Medal of St. George, 3rd class, by the Russian Government, for gallantry on another occasion, the announcement being made in September of last year. Left with Company 2/E?. Wonded in right hand and left ear on July 1, 1916. Killed in action in france, Oct. 12, 1916.

PRIVATE ISAAC MITCHELMORE - Son of Mr. Austin Mitchelmore, Green Island Cove, Straits of Belle Isle. Left with Company 2/G. Killed in action in France, Oct. 12, 1916.

PRIVATE WILLIAM MARSH - Son of Mr. Isreal Marsh, Deer Hr., Trinity Bay. Left with second draft of Company 2/H. Killed in action in France, Oct. 12, 1916.

PRIVATE BERNARD MEEHAN - Son of the late Martin Meehan, St. Mary's. Left with Company 2/G. Killed in action in France, Oct. 12, 1916.

PRIVATE ARTHUR J. ABBOTT - Son of Mr. William Abbott, Charleston, Bonavista Bay. Left with Company 3/A. Wounded in the head in France, and in hospital at Rouen in December 1916. Transferred to Wandsworth. Died of his wounds on May 1, 1917.

PRIVATE ROBERT POPE - Son of Mr. Stephen Pope, Botwood. Left with Company 3/B. Died of wounds in France on April 21, 1917.

PRIVATE NATHAN MERCER - Son of Mr. Elijah Mercer, Upper Island Cove. Left with second draft of Company 2/H. Died of wounds in France, April 21, 1917.

PRIVATE AMBROSE A. O'NEILL - Son of the late Paul O'neill, Fermeuse, Ferryland District. Died of wounds in France, April 22, 1917.

PRIVATE JOHN R. PARRELL - Son of Mr. James Parrell, Point's Cove, Flower's Cove, Strait's of Belle Isle. Left with Company 3/D. The first death overseas reported from this company. Died at Liverpool, March 3, 1917.

PRIVATE FRANCIS THISTLE - Son of Mr. Maurice Thistle, Gander Bay, District of Fogo. Left with Company 3/C. Died of gunshot wound in France, April 20, 1917.

PRIVATE STEPHEN PEYTON - Son of the late Henry Peyton, Joe Batt's Arm, Fogo District. Died of wounds in France, April 24, 1917.


Dear Mr. Editor -
In the Halifax Herald, May 1st issue, we find heading the Honour Roll:
Killed in Action:
S. F. CORNICK, St. John's Nfld.
E. L. MACKAY, Nfld.

These brave lads, Stanley F. CORNICK and Edward L. MACKAY, were both small of stature, but had big hearts filled with a love of Home and Country, and a determination to fight for them in spite of all obstacles. They were chums in life, and evidently death has not parted them.

They became acquainted as boys working in the Reid Co's machine shops, but after two years, Edgar, owing to ill health, returned home, and for a time, they lost sight of each other. Edgar was on a voyage to Brazil when war broke out, and on his return to St. John's offered his services to the Naval Reserve and also the Volunteers, but was rejected by both. After making another voyage, he came home and tried again to enlist, but was again rejected, so went to Sydney as was accepted in the 35th Battalion which was then recruiting. In the meantime, Stanley had offered himself, but he too, was rejected, so went to work at munitions in New Glasgow, and there he enlisted, I think, in the 193rd Battalion.

One Sunday in Church, Stanley heard something familiar in a voice singing behind him, and turning around they at once recognized each other, and as both had been longing for a chum, they were delighted.

Last fall they returned to their homes on a brief visit, and shortly after their return to camp at Aldershot, the 97th Battalion was ordered to England, whilst it was reported that the Highland Brigade would not go over until the spring. This was more than their eager hearts could stand, and they transferred to the 97th. After camping at Otterpool for some time, the 97th was drafted into the Princess Pats, and our boys were soon in France. On Jany 27th we find them at Aubigney, afterwards at Houdain, Bruay and Neuville, St. Vaast. Here they must have been impressed by the preparations, for on March 20th Edgar wrote: "We are expecting a move from here shortly. Watch the papers, and if you see where the Canadians are advancing and taking all before them, you can guess who it is. I don't expect to have a chance to write you again for another month, and perhaps the next you hear of me will be on the Honour Roll."

Alas, the perhaps became a certainty, and they both now lie at rest with the other noble dead waiting for the morning when father, mother, children, brethren, meet once more.

Yours sorrowfully,
One Who Knew and Loved Them.
Channel, May 23, 1917


It will be remembered that Private W. J. POWER, since killed in action April 23rd, was reported seriously ill some time ago, which in fact was recorded in this paper. Following enquiry into his case he writes to his father from "somewhere in France". March 24th last, which is the last letter received from him and reads as follows:

"Dear Father,
Just a few lines, hoping you are O.K. I did not hear from you for a long while, I guess you are having some cold weather yet home. I sincerely thank you, father, for what you have undertaken for me. If you succeed it will be for the best. If you do not it is the will of the Almighty. I do not want to put you to any trouble, for I consider myself no better than the next man. Picture yourself, father, how I feel after sixteen months on active service. I saw by the Daily News that you received a letter from me saying I was unwell; I feel not much better now than then. I received two letters from mother to-day.
I remain, your loving son.

Mon. May 21, 1917



It is with deep regret that we announce the death at Blunde Islands?, near Liverpool, on Saturday evening, of Mr. Thomas Raffles JOB, senior partner of the firm Job Brothers, Liverpool, and President of Job Brothers & Co., Ltd. In Newfoundland, where he was born in 1837, and where he resided till 1865, his name is a household word, a synonym for all those human attributes which knit men to bring their fellows and create enduring bonds of affection and esteem. There are not many of the contemporaries of his youth and early manhood now living; but a few can yet look back through thehaze of long years to the time when Tom JOB was the most popular figure in the social and sporting life of our town; they can see him at the wicket on the Parade Ground with his good form and clean cut figure and hear the roar as he drove the ball right down to the "Soldiers Home", beyond bounds. He was immensely popular, not only because he always "played the game", but because of a bright personality, a winning character, full of generosity and bonhomie, and when in 1863 he wooed and won as a helpmate Agnes BROWN, the charming daughter of the late Robert BROWN (then manager of the Commercial Banks) he took with him into his married life the best wishes of the whole community. Business interests carried him off from Newfoundland in 1865 to reside at Liverpool, but whenever his frequently recurring visits brought him back to Newfoundland, the old admiration and esteem were always in evidence. His last visit was made six years ago. Time then seemed to have dealt gently with him, he had still all the enthusiasm and brightness of other days as was happy in the cordiality of the greetings which beset him on all sides.

Thomas Raffles JOB was son of Thomas Bulley JOB, one time member for Trinity Bay, and grandson on his mothers side, of Dr. Wm. CARSON, of St. John's. He was educated at the Church of England Academy and continued his studies at Edinburgh and Liverpool. After taking up his residence in the latter city, he took a prominent part in its public life and for the past quarter of a century held the commission of Justice of the Peace for Lancashire, frequently sitting on the bench and exercising the functions of his office.

Mrs. JOB predeceased her husband about five years ago and the survivingrelatives are two sisters, Mrs. William CROSFIELD and Mrs. C. J. CROSFIELD; four sons, William C. JOB, New York; Samuel E. JOB and Thos. B. JOB, Liverpool, and Robert B. JOB of St. John's; and three daughters, Mrs. C. TAYLOR, Mrs. R. K. FERNIE and Miss Mildred JOB, all resident in Liverpool. Dr Henry SHEA, of this city, is a first cousin.

There will be general sympathy for these relatives in their hour of bereavement, in which the "News" desires to join.

Tue. May 22, 1917
(Note: The print quality of this page was poor, but I have tried to make out as much as possible. There may be errors.)
London, May 21, 1917

To Colonial Secretary,
St. John's.
Association Visiting Committee report condition of following men in Hospital.

Progressing Favourably:
2461 ARMSTRONG, 2973 ALSOP, 1614 ADEY, 2954 ANTLE, 2801 ABBOTT, 1811 ASH, 1765 BELBIN, 1822 BARRETT, 2290 BURSEY, 1579 BYRNE, 1440 BALLAM, 1831 BISHOP, 2803 BROWN, 2211 BRAZIL, 1219 BROWN, 765 BOLAND, 2328 BURSEY, 160 BURNS, 1252 CRUMMELL, 2530 COURTNEY, 1736 CHALKER, 2451 CHURCHILL, 459 CROTTY, 2208 CHAULK, 1507 CORBIN, 2481 COLLETT, 2829 CAINES, 2212 CHATMAN, 2965 CRUMMEY, 877 DUNCAN, 2939 DAY, 2660 DORAN, 2057 DAVIS, 1027 DODD, 2402 DEE, 2380 DRISCOLL, 2881 DICKS, 2555 EARLES, 2625 FRY, 1092 FALLON, 1602 FITZGERALD, 2620 GULLIVER, 328 GALGAY, 1697 GILLETT, 2985 GRANDY, 320 GREEN, 2629 GOSSE, 1757 GREEN, 2130 GRANTER, 2624 GREENLAND, 2072 GALLOPP, 1969 GEORGE, 2444 GATES, 2607 HARRIS, 2070 HIRST, 2676 HARRIS, 2503 HUSSEY, 2170 HOLLOWAY, 1853 HANCOCK, 1716 HARDIMAN, 2752 HUSSEY, 1974 HAYNES, 2977 HODDER, 1774 HANHAM, 1463 HYNES, 1992 HAYTER, 820 INNES, 2021 JANES, 1427 JESSO, 1808 JESSO, 2324 JONES, 613 KEATS, 1572 KING, 1365 KEOUGH, 1593 KNOX, 2228 KELLY, 1178 KENNY, 1713 KILFOY, 1915 LANE, 2460 LIDSTONE, 359 LOVEYS, 2543 LINFIELD, 2762 LeGROW, 77 LACEY, 2002 LAWRENCE, 2236 LUFFMAN, 529 MOORE, 1998 MARTIN, 1730 MICHELIN, 1678 McDONALD, 2658 MARTIN, 2974 MORRIS, 1093 MARTRET, 1967 MOREY, 1746 McDONALD, 788 MURRAY, 2161 MATTHEWS, 2585 MURPHY, 2216 MOORES, 2608 MARSHALL, 1582 MURCELL?, 1211 MUGFORD, 2901 NEWMAN, 2?68 O'BRIEN, 2303 OKE, 2159 PIERCEY, 2302 PHILLIPS, 1953 PINN, 2010 PICCO, 1103 PRICE, 2382 PENNY, 72 REARDIGAN, 2?16 READ?, 1?61 RYAN, 2741 RIDEOUT, 772 STONE, 1052 SPARKES, 1940 SHORTALL, 2717 STRATTON, 1719 SHORT, 2311 SULLIVAN, 2804 SQUIRES, 25?? S?????, ???? STEEL, 2410 SEARS, 2411 SCOTT, 2?58 SCAMMELL, 2837 SKEFFINGTON, 1176 SKEANS, 2428 SOMERTON, 2231 SMALL, 1556 TOBIN, 2422 TAYLOR, 956 TAYLOR, 2204 THOMEY, 2064 VATERS, 236 WEBBER, 2635 WILLEY, 169 WHELAN, 171 WHITE, 1591 WEST, 1734 WELLS.

2613 BROWN, 2168 COLES, 2321 CARTER, 1479 COOPER, 842 DALTON, 2793 EVANS, 25?0 FOSTER, 1985 FENNELL, 2943 FILLIER, 2?85 GILLIS, 1910 GIBBENBACK?, 2617 HUNT, 1548 KENSELL, 2577 KING, 2284 LAYMAN, 1366 MASTERS, 2500 MOSS, 2483 PARSONS, 2925 PARROTT, 2727 RALPH, 2526 TAYLOR, 2017 WALTERS, 286 WALSH.

Slight Improvement:
198? BROWN, 2651 DOODY, 2960 MOULTON, 1?? THOMSON.


Copy of Private James L. DAY's Last Letter, Who Was Killed in Action in France, April 23, 1917.

B.E.F. April 21st,
"My Dear Father and Mothers:
Just a few lines in answer to your very welcome letter of March 14th, which I received o.k., and was glad to see by it that you were in good health, as I am pleased to say it leaves me at present. Well, dear parents, you seem to worry a lot about Walt. Well, you need have no fear about him for he is o.k. He is out of this place for the present and that's a good thing, because it will give him a chance to pick himself up a bit. Well, no doubt by this time you have heard that the Regiment was into action again. Well they have and they had a pretty rough time of it, but there weren't a great many killed; they mostly all were wounded and taken prisoners of war. Well you will be glad to see that I got out of it alright again, so I think that they ought to give me leave now. I have been expecting to get leave now for the past 3 months, but I haven't got it yet; anyway what's the use of worrying, I will get it sometime. I don't think the war will last much longer. We give it out here, until July, and by the way we are going at it now I think we will do it alright, I will be home to you before Christmas. Well, dear parents, I think I have told you all for this time, remember me to Fred and all the old friends at home. I will close now, with best love to all the family, I remain your loving son."

(The gallant lad whose letter appears above, was killed in action two days after he had written it. He had been through all the Regiment's hard days, in the July 1st drive, in the attack of October 12th, and again in the hard fighting of April 14th)

Tue. June 5, 1917


LAWTON - At Bell Island, yesterday, a son to Mr. and Mrs. L. J. LAWTON.


SOPER - At her late residence, 32 Cook Street, on Monday morning, of pneumonia, Diana Whitten, widow of the late Samuel S. SOPER. Funeral on Wednesday at 2:45 p.m.

PARSONS - On Sunday morning. Willis H. PARSONS, H.M.C., aged 73 years. Funeral will take place this, Tuesday, afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, from his late residence, 32 Hutchings' Street.


Very many in the community will regret to learn of the passing of Mrs. Diana SOPER, whose death occurred at her late residence, Cook Street, yesterday morning. The deceased lady was a mother of seven sons, two of whom have pre-deceased her. Of the others, Messrs. Albert, William, George, and Thomas were with her at the end. The youngest, Rev. Samuel H. SOPER, is a missionary of the Methodist Church in West China.

It is with much regret that we announce the death, early yesterday morning, of Mrs. Selina HEYFIELD, wife of the late Rev. Jesse HEYFIELD, Methodist Minister, who was for many years a prominent member of the Newfoundland Conference, his last missions being Old Perlican, Topsail, Trinity and Heart's Content. Mrs. HEYFIELD was a daughter of the late Thomas KNIGHT and a sister of Mr. James R. KNIGHT and the late Stephen and Michael KNIGHT. Mr. Herbert KNIGHT and Captain James St. P. KNIGHT, R.A.M.C., are nephews. A sister of Mrs. HEYFIELD married the Rev. James Armstead DUKE, and during her latter years resided in Canada. Interment will be at Heart's Content, where the Rev. Jesse HEYFIELD died and was buried about six years ago. The first part of the burial service will be held this afternoon at 4 o'clock, at the residence of Mrs. SHEPPARD, 132 Gower Street, after which the mourners will proceed to the Railway Station. There will be general sympathy with the relatives in which the "News" desires to join.

Fri. Oct. 19, 1917

(Received Oct. 18, 1917)

Died of Wounds at 61st Casualty Clearing Station, France, Oct. 9
2953 Private John J. KAVANAGH, Burin.

Reported by Canadian Red Cross, Oct. 18. Died in Enemy Hands - No Particulars Given (Previously Reported Prisoners of War)
1432 Private Gideon H. LANE, Jamestown, B.B.
2616 Private Charles SNOW, Hr. Grace.

Previously Reported Wounded
Capt. Kevin J. KEEGAN, M.C., St. John's, nature of wounds, gunshot wounds, hip and side.

At 24th General Hospital, Etaples, Oct. 10 - Gunshot Wounds
728 Pte. Charles W. BROWN, Tack's Beach, thigh and left buttock, severe.
1937 Pte. William J. PELLEY, Phillips Head, N.D.B., buttocks, severe.
3118? Pte. Reuben O. PERRY, River of Ponds, St. Barbe, chest, mild.
1625 Pte. Sidney BUCKLEY, Botwood, face, mild
2923 Pte. Frank J. ANGOT, Harbour Breton, left thumb, mild

At 1ST Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, Oct. 10 - Shell Wounds
1820 Pte. Frank COXWORTHY, Freshwater Road, right leg, severe.
2522 Pte. Frank ROBERTS, Wild Bight, N.D.B., face, slight.
2796 Pte. Albert GEORGE, Brazil's Field, left knee and head, severe.

At 1St Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, Oct. 10 - Gunshot Wounds
1227 Pte. John L. MURPHY, 103 Signal Hill Rd., left ankle, severe.

At St. John Ambulance Brigade Hospital, Etaples, Oct. 10 - Gunshot Wound, Left Wrist, Severe
3347 3347 Pte. Wm. A. PENNELL, Trepassey

At 56th General Hospital, Etaples, Oct. 10 Nature of Wounds Not Yet Reported.
780 Pte. Wm. T. POWER, 66a Pleasant Street.
1573 Pte. George GREELY, Portugal Cove.
3304 Pte. Michael QUINLAN, Rossiter's Lane.

At 8th Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, Oct. 11 - Gunshot Wound, Scalp, Severe
1349 Pte. Frederick CUMMINS, Golf Avenue.

At 47th General Hospital, Le Treport, Arm, Right Eye, Mild
2746 Pte. John T. LEWIS, Chapel's Cove, C.B.

At 3rd General Hospital, Le Treport, Oct. 11 - Gunshot Wounds, Fore Arm, Severe
1706 Pte. Allan HOLLETT, Lower Small Point, B.D.V.

At 4th General Hospital, Dannes Camiers, Oct. 10 - Gunshot Wounds
3437 Pte. Gilbert IVANY, English Hr., T.B., right hand, severe.
467 Pte. Samuel FLANDER, Coombs Cove, F.B., left thigh.

At 4th London General Hospital
2956 Pte. Bernard BUTLER, 51 Cabot St., bullet wound, left leg, slight.
2187 Pte. Edmund REID, Dildo, T.B., shrapnel wound, neck, slight.

At King George Hospital, London - Gunshot Wound, Right Eye and shoulder, slight
3294 Pte. John W. HILLIER, Lamaline.

At Military Hospital, Lewisham - Gunshot Wound, Left Leg, Slight
2111 Pte. Thomas W. SILK, Leading Tickles, N.D.B.

At Hampstead Military Hospital - Gunshot Wounds
3024 Pte. George ROWSELL, Pushthrough, back.
2465 Pte. Arthur WHEELER, Summerford, Twillingate, right knee.

Shell Wound
2968 Pte. Michael O'BRIEN, Witless Bay, Ferryland, right leg.

Previously Reported Shell Shock, Mild, Oct. 10, Now Reported at 2nd London General Hospital.
1929 Lance Corp. Wm. J. HISCOCK, Chamberlains.

Previously Reported Dangerously Wounded, France, Oct. 10, Now Reported Great Improvement, Being Transferred to Base, Oct. 13
230 Pte. Patrick McDONALD, Grand Falls.

Previously Reported Gunshot Wound, Right Elbow, Mild, Dannes Camiers, Oct. 10, Now Reported at 4th London Gen. Hospital - Bullet Wounds, Right Elbow and Chest, Slight
2397 Pte. Donald NORRIS, 237 Hamilton Ave.

Colonial Secretary

October 18, 1917
Editor Daily News.

Dear Sir,
In May 1913, Walter TAYLOR enlisted with the 2nd Recruiting Draft of the 40th Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force. His next of kin was given as his brother James TAYLOR of St. John's, Newfoundland.
May I ask the kind assistance of your readers in locating James TAYLOR?
Yours Truly,
Postmaster General.

Thur. Oct. 25, 1917


BAILEY, James, 3552 - Brother of Mr. Wm. Bailey, Island Harbour, Fogo.
BUTLER, George, 3494 - Married, Wife, Mrs. Fanny Elizabeth Butler, Wellington, Bonavista Bay.
COLES, Simeon, 3551 - Son of James and Selina Coles, Blackhead Cove, Fogo.
CONWAY, John, 3513 - Son of James and Bridget Conway, St. Bride's, Placentia Bay.
CLOUSTON, William L., 3460 - Lance Corporal. Son of Mr. Wm. Clouston, 77 Queen's Road, St. John's.
FISHER, Ernest, 3516 - Son of Robert Fisher, 69 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's.
FOLEY, Martin, 3514 - Son of Michael and Catherine Foley, St. Bride's, Placentia Bay.
HART, John, 3550 - Son of Henry Hart, Island Harbour, Fogo.
HAMILTON, William, 3318 - Son of Mr. Robert Hamilton, ????Beach, Placentia Bay.
HAYNES, Robert, 3496 - Son of Mr. Eleazer Haynes, Mundy Pond Road, St. John's.
HUNT, Caber, 3356 - Dson of Alfred Hunt, Fair Island, Bonavista Bay.
HEWLETT, Orlando J., 3522 - Son of Mr. Isreal Hewlett, Robert'sArm, Notre Dame Bay.
JUKE, Partick, 3467 - Clerk at Nfld. Boot and Shoe Factory. Son of Mr. Patrick Juke, 48 Cabot Street, St. John's.
LODGE, Mark, 3515 - Son of George and Mary Jane Lodge, Catalina.
McDONALD, John, 3461 - Brother of Miss Mary McDonald, George Street, St. John's.
NORMAN, Jesse, 3512 - Son of William and Theresa Norman, Catalina.
PARSONS, John, 3469 - Son of Mr. Howard Parsons, 156A Pleasant Street, St. John's.
PATERSON, John, 3454 - L. Corp. Son of Surgeon Major Paterson, Bee Orchis Terrace, Queen's Road, St. John's.
PARSONS, Aldwin, 3453 - Son of Mrs. Emma Parsons, Lush's Bight, Notre Dame Bay.
PENNEY, Archibald, 3508 - Brother of Mr. William Penney, Humbermouth, Bay of Islands.
RATFORD, Frederick T., 3307 - Son of Mrs. John Snow, Pilley's Island, Notre Dame Bay.
PELLEY, Edgar, 3520 - Nephew of Mr. Herbert Pelley, Lewisporte, Notre Dame Bay.
SAUNDERS, Ronald J., 3433 - Formerly of Cape Cove, Fogo. Brother of Mr. Allen Saunders, St. John's.
SIMMS, Wallace, 3504 - Son of Mr. Richard Simms, McCallum Harbour, Hermitage Bay.
SKINNER, Benjamin, 3502 - Son of Mr. John Skinner, Richard's Harbour, Hermitage Bay.
SULEY, John, 3484 - Son of Mr. William Suley, Old Shop, Trinity Bay.
STOCKLEY, Frederick, 3518 - Son of Mr. William Stockley, Wesleyville, Bonavista Bay.
YETMAN, Michael A., 3359 - Married. Wife, Mrs. Emma Yetman, North Battery, Upper Battery Rd., St. John's.

Thur. Nov. 15, 1917


From 3573 Pte. Wm. Y. PARSONS, Son of Eli and Lillie M. PARSONS

Newton Park School,
Ayr, Scotland
October 21st, 1917

My Dear Mother:
Please excuse the black lead pencil as I have no ink, and as the shops are all closed today, I have no means of getting any. Well I suppose this will be my last letter to you from here as I expect we shall soon be going to France. I hear we are getting draft leave in about Wednesday, so I shall not be surprised if I hear of our going to the front very soon. I intended to send you a few cards, but I have no envelope large enough to put them in, so I'll have to leave it over until another time. We were busy last week at the work of taking up the potatoes that were sown early in the summer by the draft that is now in France. There are quite a crowd of us here now in the school, as the draft that left home last are here now. Take care of yourself, mother dear, and I trust that before many months I shall see you all again. I expect we shall spend this Christmas in the trenches. A draft of about 30 men left here last Wednesday night, half from our own company and half from H Co., which are the returned fellows. I am in the bombing section now, though I may not be in it when we get to France, as we shifted around a lot. In fact, I may not be in C Co. at all, as I may get transferred to another. Don't worry in the least about me, mother, I am O.K. and am anxious to do my bit for King and Country. If I come back again, which God grant I may, we shall see each other once more. What a happy meeting that will be! But if I am called upon to give my life for King and Country, do not get distressed, as I am quite willing to lay down my life for what I know is right. After all, death is only a separation for a short time, so if I do fall you shall have the consolation of knowing that I faced death bravely for righteousness. I suppose the weather is getting a little colder home now. Just imagine, we shall soon have a Christmas with us again. I wonder where I shall be this Christmas? God only knows, but I expect it will be in the trenches. I shall close now, trusting you are well and hoping to hear from you soon. I remain.
Ever your loving son,

Fri. Nov. 23, 1917



For some unaccountable reason no news from the battlefront reached us yesterday or last night. A bunch of "stuff" has come through, most of which is forty-eight hours old, evidently the accumulation of the Canso office, held over because of the storm yesterday which interfered somewhat with the telegraph service on this end. We are, therefore, almost without any information regarding the big drive south of Arras. The latest news received, however, indicated that the battle was still in progress, and that British tanks, cavalry and infantry were pushing further into the German lines. It is probable by now that the important town of Cambrai - a place of about 20,000 inhabitants - is either in British hands or so closely invested that its fall is only a matter of hours. On Wednesday night Noyelles, about three miles to the south west, was reported captured. Since then, we have heard of the taking of Fontaine Notre Dame, nearer to the town but further north on the Cambrai-Bapaume road, and also of Rumilly, directly south of Cambrai on one of the principal highways leading to St. Quentin. The loss of Cambrai will be a great blow to the Germans. It has served as an important base and connecting link in their defence scheme, being a big railway center with feeding lines running in all directions. With its capture the German line to Lens will be most seriously menaced, because the British will be enabled to execute a drive north inside the main Hindenburg line, and the Germans are very unlikely to await any such a move. It will be remembered that following the capture of Bapaume in March last the enemy immediately abandoned the Arras salient. An almost identical situation now prevails between Cambrai and Doual, and the enemy must make a hurried retreat to escape disaster. Curiously enough the new salient is directly in front of that previously evacuated. It is doubtful if the Germans, once they begin to move, will be able to confine their retirement to the Coual-Cambrai line. The situation in the Ypres region is none too pleasant for them, and it has been believed for some time that another "strategic retreat" has been in contemplation. German newspapers have recently been preparing the public mind for such an operation, and according to correspondents at the front captured officers have admitted that the high command entertains the fear that recent British advances in Flanders may necessitate a withdrawal for a distance of several miles. If such intention was really in contemplation before, the victory of the past few days has left no other course open. Haig's brilliant stroke has changed the whole aspect of the west front and developments of the most momentous character may occur at any time. There will certainly be a recrudescence of the utmost activity along the entire front and the British and French commanders will exercise the keenest vigilance to prevent an orderly "get away" on the part of the enemy.


Matthew DELANEY, aged 60 years, died suddenly at the railway station yesterday afternoon shortly after the arrival of the express. Deceased was one of the crew of the S.S. Portia and has been seaman on her since she was launched. While the ship was going west, DELANEY was taken ill and his condition was so bad when the Portia reached Curling that Captain KEAN decided to send him home by rail. He was accompanied by one of the stewards, and on the run across country, showed no evidence that death was near. He walked from the train to the waiting room when the express pulled into the station, but collapsed as soon as he had entered the room. Rev. Fr. PIPPY from St. Patrick's was called who offered spiritual aid before he died, and Doctor ANDERSON also attended, but death had occurred before he reached the scene. A widow is left to mourn to whom general sympathy is extended.

Wed. Nov. 28, 1917

(Received November 27th)

Died of Wounds, St. John Ambulance Brigade Hospital, Etaples, Nov. 26. Gunshot Wound Thigh, Fractured.

2nd Lieut. Vincent CLUETT, Belleoram.

At Wandsworth - Gunshot Wounds.

27 Corp. Ernest KELLY, 17 Gear St. Left Arm.
377 L. Corp. Edwin COENICK, 61 Power St. Left Hand.
3552 Private James BAILEY, Island Hr., Fogo. Left Arm.
1102 Private Stanley J. WALSH, 13 Cookstown Road. Left Leg.
3297 Private Augustus HASKELL, Lamaline. Left Leg.
2211 Private Thomas McDONALD, 31 Carnell St. Left thigh.
670 Private Henry ROPER, 26 Dick's Square. Knee.

At Wandsworth - Concussion.
(Note: There is a line through this next entry, could be 1882)

1332 Private William LEE, 32 Benelody? Street.

At New End Military Hospital, Hampstead, London. Gunshot Wounds.

2152 Private John MORRIS, Grand Falls. Right shoulder.
3534 Private Robert McDONALD, Burnt Woods, Conne River. Left leg.
3396 Private Hedley WOOLRIDGE, Burnt Arm, Botwood. Right leg.

At 4th London General Hospital

2981 Private William J. HARNETT, Seldom Come By. Ulcer, left leg, slight.
3010 Private Thomas COSSER, Red Island, Burgeo. Ulcer, left eye, severe.
2504 Corporal J. W. M. TESSIER, Waterford Bridge Road. Nature of wounds previously reported.

At 12th General Hospital, Rouen. Gunshot Wound Left Knee. Mild

2406 Corp. James WATSON, Peterhead, Scotland.

At New End Military Hospital, Hampstead, London. Gunshot Wounds.

3504 PrivateWallace SIMMS, McCallum, F.B. Right arm.
879 Private William F. ADAMS, Pennywell Road. Right arm.
3025 Private David DRAKE, St. Lawrence. Left ankle.
2178 Private Gilbert PITCHER, Burgoyne's Cove. Right wrist.
449 PrivateLawrence A. HOSKINS, Port Blandford. Neck.
3214 Private John J. O'BRIEN, 27 Adelaide St. Right hand.
2880 Private Ralph SENIOR, Flat Islands, P.B. Right thigh.

At New End Military Hospital, Hampstead, London. Shell Contusion.

1085 Corp. Arthur C. GOODYEAR, Musgrave Harbour.

At New End Military Hospital, Hampstead, London.

3539 Corp. Levi HOLLETT, D.C.M., New Hr., T.B. Trench fever.
2239 L. Corp. Henry HOLLANDS, Carbonear. Shrapnel, nose, slight.
275 L. Corp. Herbert SPRY, Hr. Grace. Gunshot wound, right foot, slight.
1211 Private Walter MUGFORD, 17 Tessier Place. Gunshot wound, left wrist, slight.
1854 Private Joseph F. BOYD, St Anthony. Gunshot wound, right foot, slight.
3672 Private Eli TAYLOR, Kelligrews. Gunshot wound, abdomen, severe.
3651 Private Chesley FORSEY, Gambo. Gunshot wound, left arm, severe.
586 Private John J. HICKEY, 118 Bond St. Gunshot wound, left arm, severe.
3254 Private William GREENING, Port Blandford. Gunshot wound, right arm, slight.
2511 Private Ernest GOUDIE, M.M., Port Anson, N.D.B. Gunshot wound, right arm, slight.
1790 Private Richard H. GEORGE, New Harbour, T.B. Gunshot wound, neck, slight.
3387 Private Kenneth LANGDON, Northern Arm, Botwood. Gunshot wounds, back and forehead, severe.
3324 Private Harold M. BRAGG, Pouch Cove. Gunshot wounds, both shoulders, severe.
2060 Private Walter SNOW, Bay Roberts. Gunshot wound, left arm, slight.
2510 PrivateDaniel EASTMAN, Gambo. Gunshot wound, left arm, slight.

At 41st Stationary Hospital, Gailly, Nov. 21. Not yet diagnosed. Nervous exhaustion, Mild.

Captain Robin STICK, 5 Devon Row.

At 2nd Red Cross Hospital, Rouen, Nov. 24. Gunshot Wound, Shoulder. Severe.

2nd Lieut. Gerald J. WHITTY, 336 Water Street West.

At Wandsworth - Gunshot Wounds

3383 Private John M. SKINNER. Harbour Breton. Right shoulder.
2445 Private Alfred HOLLETT, Harbour Buffet. Left arm.
2650 Private Edward EARLES, Battery Road. Right thigh.
878 Private William SHORT, Channel. Right buttock.
3401 Private Wesley PITTMAN, Pilley's Island. Right leg.
1383 Private Joseph NOSEWORTHY, 24 Mullock Street. Left hand.
2460 Private William LIDSTONE, Topsail Road. Right wrist.
328 Private Joseph DAWE, Port de Grave. Left foot.

Admitted Wandsworth, Synovitis. Right Knee.

2622 Private R. L. STEVENSON. Ship Head, Hr. Grace.

Admitted Wandsworth. Inflammation of Skin and Connective Tissue. Knee

2495 Private F. W. STONE, Petley, T.B.

At 16th General Hospital, LeTreport. Seriously Ill, Nov. 23rd. Gunshot Wound, Right Leg.

3507 Private Gilbert G. BAKER, Goosebery Cove, T.B.

At 16th General Hospital, LeTreport. Seriously Ill, November 24th. Gunshot Wounds, Right Arm and Left Knee.

3008 Private Henry GILLINGHAM, Greenspond.

At 26th General Hospital, Etaples. Dangerously Ill, November 24th. Gunshot Wound, Left Arm. Fractured.

2807 Private Harvey BARRETT, Wabana, Bell Island.

At 8th General Hospital, Rouen. Seriously Ill, November 23rd. Giunshot Wound, Right Leg Fractured.

2053 Private Sidney LOCKE, Burnt Arm, N.D.B.

Still Seriously Ill, LeTreport, Nov. 18

2584 Private Patrick GILLESPIE, Fortune Hr., N.D.B.

Admitted 2nd London General Hospital, Nov. 7. Gunshot Wound, Forearm. (previously reported shell wound forearm, mild, Etaples, Oct. 10)

1855 PrivateStanley BUDGELL, St. Anthony.

Colonial Secretary


Letter From Mr. John R. MARTIN of Manuels, who is with the Forestry Co., in Scotland, to a friend in the city.

Forestry Company
Dunkheld, Perthshire, Scotland
November 4th, 1917.
Dear -------,
Just a few lines to let you know that I am still alive and keeping well, hoping this will find you the same. I suppose you are having a good time home, but I am like the man on the house, I am not in it with you now, but hope to be again when I get back. I thought you would like to hear from me, and how we were getting on over here, and thought I would tell you a little about it. I am having the time of my life, I only wish this thing had happened when I was younger, but as it is I am enjoying myself. All the boys are well and in the pink of health. We have a little ciev? of our own here. Lots of the boys have bicycles and the Major has his motor car, so you see we are a jolly crowd. Our Major is just as jolly as ever. God bless him, and there is not a man in the bunch but would say that as well as I. There is Capt. ROSS, he is jolly and fine and as good a man as ever lived, and that's saying a lot. Sergt.-Major JAMES is fine and when he gets around with his whistle I tell you there is something doing among the boys. It is "fall in", "number up", "form fours", "get to it", and we all enjoy it fine. Military life is alright. All our officers from the Major down are as fine a bunch as you could get. Everything that can be done to make life happy for our boys is done, and when the war is over and we come back, we will wind up with good luck and a happy smile. Remember me to all my friends in St. John's. We have one mill running for three weeks or more and will have another in two weeks time, when we will be turning out about forty thousand a day. So you see we are doing a little bit to help along the cause. I am hoping you are doing all you can in the way of recruiting and tell every one you meet that they are able to enlist, to come over here and help us put an end to the war. I am sorry that there are so many of our boys getting done up, but it cannot be helped. Out of the evil there will sure to be good come to those who are left. I almost forgot to tell you where we are. Well, we are in Scotland, pitched in a beautiful spot called Craig Venson, on the Highland Road, off Dunkheld in the County of Perthshire. We are expecting to be transferred to Kenmore, about 25 miles further north, towards spring. The place is situated on Lock Tay. I have seen few of the cities. I had one weekend since I came over and I was in Perth and Glasgow and in Ayr. I was over to see my boy, and he is fine also his wife, and send regards to you. I visited the home of the famous Scotch Poet, Bobby Burns, and saw his monument and the Bankss and Brays of Bonnie Dundee. It is a romantic looking spot. I think I have told you all for this time. Good bye.
As ever yours,

Thur. Nov. 29, 1917


On the fighting front in Northern France, the battle between the British and Germans for points of vantage around Cambrai continued throughout Tuesday night, but on Wednesday died down to small proportions. The Germans had brought up large numbers of reinforcements, and fighting for Bourlon village, Bourlon Wood and Fontaine Notre Dame was waged with great bitterness, and postions several times changed hands.

East and northeast of Ypres violent artillery activity is in progress, especially in the sector of Passchendaele, and it seems probable that another big battle in this region is brewing. To the south in the region of Saint Quentin, north of the Aisne, in the vicinity of Verdun, there have been small Infantry operations, with the advantage resting with the French troops.

The Italians continue to hold tenaciously to their northern front between the Brenta and Plave rivers against the Austro-German forces, who have been unable in repeated attacks to gain additional terrain. An armistice in order that they might bury their dead has been requested by the Austrians, but owing to the lack of good faith in the enemy's intentions, the Italians have refused to grant it.

Jerusalem is within sight of the British forces operating in Palestine, but the Turks in force have been gathered about the city, and it is not improbable that a great battle will be fought for its possession. To meet the emergency, the British are hurriedly bringing up additional men, guns and supplies.

(Received November 26, 1917)
Killed in Action, Nov. 21.

Lieut. Walter M. GREENE, D.M.C., Bell Island.
Second Lieut. James J. TOBIN, St. John's.

Died of Wounds 21st Casualty Clearing Station, France, Nov. 21.

1932 Pte. Nathanial JONES, Whitbourne.
2870 Pte. Bernard McDONALD, Norris Arm.
3028 Pte. Wm. MOLLOY, St. Lawrence.
2832 Pte. Alec. J. WHITE, Sussex, England.

November 22.

2520 Pte. Samuel BUTT, Hickman's Hr., T.B

Wounded Nov. 21 (No Particulars Given)

Lieut. John F. EDENS, 39 Queen's Road.
Second Lieut. Norman McLEOD, 149 Gower St.

At 20th General Hospital, Camiers.
Nov. 24 - Gunshot Wound, Right Arm and Back.

Capt. Bertram BUTLER, M.C. and Bar, Topsail.

At 5th General Hospital, France.
Nov. 23 - Dangerously Ill, Gunshot Wounds, Thigh and Wrist.

3593 Pte. Joseph HURLEY, Mundy Pond Road.

At 9th General Hospital, Rouen.
Nov. 25 - Seriously Ill, Gunshot Wound, Chest.

2381 Pte. Goliath BURSEY, Clarenville.

At Wandsworth - Gunshot Wound, Left Eye.

2758 L. Corp. Leonard P. BURKE, 126 Military Road.

At 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen.
Nov. 21 - Gunshot Wound, Left Arm, Mild.

3666 Pte. Peter PEACH, Kelligrews.

At 22nd General Hospital, Dannes Camiers, Nov. 21 - Gunshot Wound, Leg, Severe.

2582 Pte. John THISTLE, 78 New Gower St.

At 26th General Hospital, Etaples.
Nov. 21 - Gunshot Wounds.

378 Sergt. Charles P. SPURRELL, D.C.M., 41 Wickford St.; left shoulder, severe.
3545 Corp. Charles W. FREEMAN, Champneys West, T.B.; left knee, severe.
129 L. Corp. John E. B. NICOL, M.M., 53 Parade St.; left leg, severe.
1579 L. Corp. Moses CRANFORD, New Harbor, T.B.; abdomen, severe.
1755 Pte. Albert KEEPING, Flat Islds., P.B.; scalp, severe.
527 Pte. Francis T. NOSEWORTHY, 6 Wickford St.; right forearm, mild.
435 Pte. John NICHOLLE, 164 Pleasant St.; left hand, mild.
1915 Pte. Job LANE, Jack Lane's Bay, Labrador; left thigh, severe.

At 1st Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, Nov. 21 - Gunshot Wounds.

3510 Pte. John FARDY, Gaultols, F.B.; right leg, compound fracture tibia, severe.
2691 Pte. Marcus LEGGE, Heart's Content; right leg, severe.
3102 Pte. Thos. RICKETTS, Middle Arm, St. Barbe; right leg, severe.
3213 Pte. Wm. N. TAYLOR, 68 Cookstown Rd.; right shoulder and left hand, severe.

At 4th London General Hospital - Gunshot Wound, Left Hand, Severe.

1411 Pte. Solomon GOSSE, Spaniard's Bay.

Colonial Secretary


Kriegsgfavgenen, Stammlayger, Germany.
Sept. 19, 1917

From the Women's Patriotic Association, St. John's Nfld.:

Just a note to let you know that there is someone who do not forget about the W.P.A. I would like to have a pair of their good socks or shirts now. No doubt you have heard I am a prisoner of war before now. There are a few more boys here with me as well. I hope there are some W.P.A. parcels on the way for us. I am in the hospital now: I have been here nearly two weeks. I am not seriously ill; I am getting along pretty good again now. I have heard nothing from home since I've been captured. Hoping to receive your good parcels every day.
From a friend,
No. 2377, C Co., 1st Nfld. Regt.
P.S. - Don't forget the boys.

From Pte. J. COSTELLO, Nfld. Regt. prisoner of war at Kriegsgenfangenen, Sendug, Kriegsgenfangenen, Stambalager, Fredericksfeld, Germany: - 14.9.1917

Dear Mother,
Just a few lines to let you know I am well, hope you are at home too. I hope you know by this time I am a prisoner of war. Please send me some parcels of food and tobacco. I will be very thankful for anything. So don't trouble about me. I will be O.K. please God. With kind regards to all, I remain, your son.


"Encircled by the traffic's roar,
'Midst music and the blaze of lights,
The battle-jaded Khaki Knights,
Throng-sleek and civilized once more.

Oh, one there was who, long ago
(Three centuries, or is it years?)
Adored the splendour and the tears,
Of London Ebb, of London Flow!

Oh, one whose very presence gave,
The common air an added grace;
Now in our hearts an empty place,
And far in France an unmarked grave."

In Westminster Gazette

Sat. Dec. 22, 1917


Mrs. J. DONAHOE, Pointe Verde, has received the following letter from her son, Private William DONAHOE:

"Somewhere in France"

Dear Mother,
Received your letter O.K. and was glad to hear from you. I am quite well up to this time, thank God, and its luck for a fellow to be so well out here. Well, mother, I wrote to you and father. I like to get a letter often to hear some news from home, but it takes one quite a while to come, your last was five weeks coming. A lot of mail gets lost and delayed, but don't let that stop you from writing if you don't get a letter from me often, as you have more time than I have. I wrote to Uncle Ned, I hope he got my letter alright. It's getting very cold out here now, and we will soon have winter. When you get this letter be sure and send me some warm socks, for I expect to spend this winter out here. You told me you were sending me a parcel, and be sure and don't forget to send me plenty of cigarettes as I would enjoy a good smoke, especially when they are from home. Well, mother, I know you are worrying, but don't worry, keep up good heart. I will be back with you all again, please God, and I will bring some souvenirs of Fritz when I come home. You will see by the papers all the battles we have been in this summer. I hope this war will soon be over, anyway. We are not allowed to say much on our letters as they are read, but if I were to tell you all about it, it would fill up what paper is out here. I was talking to Ned Collins, Gus Greene and Fred. They are all well and I was glad to see them. Joe Judge is wounded again. Well, Mother, I was nineteen yesterday; I wonder will I be home my next birthday. Tell Bride I will write to her when I get time. Give my love to everybody and all the girls. It's getting near Christmas now. I suppose I will have to hang up my stocking for Santa Claus. I must now close by wishing you good night, dear mother, with lots of love, I remain your SOLDIER BILLY.

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