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Those Who Came After The Original 500

Donated by Jackie Ebsary

Newman Ebsary resided at 89 Southside Rd in St John's and he was a marine engineer by trade. All five of Newman Ebsary's sons and his son-in-law signed up when volunteers were called for during World War 1. Albert and William did not go overseas. Albert was a cook on the ships that took the men overseas during the war. William was a cook at the convalescent hospitals in St John's. Young Fred died of meningitis in Egypt, Joseph Hollahan was killed in action July 1, 1916, and Samuel died as a result of wounds at a later battle. Jean Hardy remembers that every July 1st, Newman climbed the hill behind his house and flew Samuel's flag at half mast. Newman died Dec 31, 1941.

The five sons and one son-in-law are listed below.

Samuel Ebsary
Second-Lieutenant Samuel Joseph Ebsary
1880 -15 Oct 1916)
Royal Newfoundland Regiment  WW1
 Regt. #  501
Albert Ebsary
Albert Ebsary
(1884 - abt 1975)
Royal Newfoundland Regiment
Regt.. #  3292
William Ebsary
Cpl William Alexander Hines Ebsary
 Royal Newfoundland Regiment WW 1
Regt. #  3189
Herbert Ebsary
Herbert Newman Ebsary
(1894 - ?)
Royal Newfoundland Regiment WW 1
Regt.  #  2569
[Donated by the Family of the late
Betty Ebsary Maloney]
Frederick Ebsary
Pte Frederick Ernest Ebsary
(1898 - 23 Sep 1915)
Royal Newfoundland Regiment WW 1
Regt. #  1138
Joseph Hollihan
Pte Joseph Hollahan
Royal Newfoundland Regiment WW 1
Regt. #  1133

Herb Ebsary is standing in the right rear
Donated by the Family of the late
Betty Ebsary Maloney

Donated by the Family of the late
Betty Ebsary Maloney

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