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Part II

The Military Records and Photographs (where obtainable)

Of the "First Five Hundred".

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THE BLUE PUTTEE RE-UNION

The first Blue Puttee Reunion was held at Smithville on the evening of November 18, 1920. Ninety-two men of all ranks of the first contingent which left St. john's by the S. S. Florizel on October 4, 1914, sat down at 8:45 p. m. The gathering was a reunion of men who were banded together with a spirit of companionship that is known to very few reunions. It was not a class reunion of some theological institution, nor a gathering of scientists to discuss Darwin's philosophy of the origin of man; it was the first reunion of the Pioneers of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment who had fought through and returned from four years of the bloodiest and most destructive war of history. They had gone, they had fought in a way that brought honor to their Regiment and to Newfoundland, and they had returned. Only they know their feeling; only they can adequately express it.
There were no long and tiresome speeches. The program had but two toasts, "The King" and "Absent Comrades." The latter was honored by all present standing to attention for one minute. It was one minute of supreme solemnity.
Lieutenant-Colonel Carty was chairman, and under his capable guidance the reunion was a great success. During the evening he read messages from Lieutenant-Colonel Paterson and Captain T. Connors, both of whom regretted their enforced absence from the celebration.
After the supper had been thoroughly enjoyed an impromptu concert was given. Songs were rendered by Majors B. Butler, J. W. March and R. H. Tait; Captains G. G. Byrne and J. Snow, Lieutenant Irvine, Sergeant Morrissey, Mike Smythe, Tom Noseworthy and G. Jackman; recitations by Captain H. McNeil and Sergeant-Major F. P. LeGrow.
The item that very much impressed all the men was the roll-call to which the following answered:
 
Lieutenant-Colonel G. T. Carty Lieutenant-Colonel W. F. Rendell Major B. Butler
Major J. W. March Major A. Raley Captain C. R. Ayre
Captain J. Nunns Lieutenant Frank Bennett 10 R. Williams
169 J. Whelan 182 C. Garland 186 Leo O'Dea
202 J. Skinner 210 R. Clare 211 T. Morrissey
235 C. Peet 263 W. Allan 298 H. Thompkinson

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19 Ewan Hennebury 113 J. Hickey 379 A. Smith
20 S. Dewling 114 J. Mahon 401 J. Murphy
26 L.Stone 118 G. Jackman 404 F.P. LeGrow
31 Hector McNeil 121 T. Christopher 430 E. Butcher
33 C.B. Dicks 126 T. Carmichael 432 M. Whelan
36 S. Newman 131 J. Cleary 452 W. Taylor
48 W.J. Long 137 W. Eaton 461 A. Hennebury
49 J.M. Irvine 140 H. Maddick 466 A. Stacey
50 N. McLellan 152 R. Voisey 474 J. Dooley
52 Eric Chafe 154 A. Goobie 475 H. Wheeler
56 Walter Janes 164 J. McGrath 480 J.J. Robinson
59 S. P. Skeffington 167 C. Belbin 513 Henry Reid
60 C.C. Oke 305 H. Wilson 520 W. Newell
62 P.S. LeMessurier 315 J.D. Andrews 523 T. Smyth
68 W. Kearney 317 G. Winslow 527 F. Noseworthy
71 F. Watts 318 P. Daniels 530 B. Murphy
74 J.H. Snow 336 J. Nicholle 537 J. Brett
75 R. Martin 338 N. Galgay 557 J.J. Brown
79 A. Hammond 340 G.G. Byrne 572 M. Smythe
80 P. Brien 347 J.C. Channing 578 G. Yates
85 Peter Mansfield 360 T. Hammond 585 A.E. Parsons
102 C.S. James 368 W. Roberts 608 F. Marshall
103 E. Bradbury 374 J. Caul 612 H. Keats
111 N. Taylor 378 C. Spurrell 615 M. Godden

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Lieutenant H.H. Small

Who was Elected as a representative in the
House of Assembly by the electoral district
Of Burgeo and La Poile.

Sergeant-Major F.P. LeGrow

Who was Elected as a representative in the
House of Assembly by the Electoral
District of Bay de Verde.

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Twenty Officers left Newfoundland with the first contingent on October 4, 1914. Colonel Franklin embarked two days earlier, on October 2nd.
   

NORMAN HARVEY ALDERDICE.
Granted Commission, Lieutenant, Sept. 24, 1914: Relinquished Commission, Oct. 8, 191,5, and joined a unit of the Imperial Army.

CONN ALEXANDER
Granted Commission, Captain, Sept. 21, 1914. British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; British Expeditionary Force, March 14, 1916; Relinquished Commission, June 20, 1916.

CHARLES ROBERT AYRE
Granted Commission, Lieutenant, Sept. 24, 1914; Captain, July 28, 1915; Returned to Newfoundland and attached for duty to depot, May 8, 1916; Retired, St. John's, medically unfit, June 7, 1917.

ADOLPH ERNEST BERNARD
Granted Commission, Captain Sept. 21, 1914: British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; Evacuated Suvla, sick, Dec. 12, 1915; Admitted to hospital, Malta, Doc. 17, 1915; Invalided to England, Jan. 25, 1916; Awarded Military Cross, June 3, 1916; Mentioned in dispatches, July 11, 1916; Attached to depot, Ayr, July 12, 1916; Major, Oct. 5, 1916; British Expeditionary Force, Dec. 1, 1916; Decorated with Croix de Guerre, Sept. 1917; Took over command of the First Newfoundland Battalion, June 1, 1918; Returned to U. K. for special Officers' course, June 30, 1918; Returned to B. E. F., Sept. 29, 1918; Rejoined Battalion, Oct. 6, 1918; Assumed command of First Newfoundland Battalion, March 16, 1919; Embarked for Newfoundland, May 22, 1919Acting Lieutenant-Colonel, Jan. 1, 1919; Retired, July 29, 1919.

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BERTRAM BUTLER REG. No. 146
Enlisted, Sept. 2, 1914 -, Orderly Room Sergeant, Sept. 3, 1914; Lieutenant, Oct. 4, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; Captain, Jan. 10, 1916; British Expeditionary Force, March 14, 1916; Wounded, remained at duty, June 28, 1916; Wounded, Lesfosses Farm, April 23, 1917; Invalided to England; Returned to B. E. F., Nov. 10, 1917; Wounded, Marcoing, Nov. 20, 1917; Transferred to England, Nov. 27, 1917; Awarded Military Cross; Awarded Bar to Military Cross; Awarded Distinguished Service Order, Feb. 4, 1918; Mentioned in Sir Douglas Haig Dispatches, April 7, 1918; Returned to Newfoundland on furlough, Sept. 2, 1918; Major, Sept. 15, 1919; Seconded for duty with Civil Re-Establishment Committee, Jan. 14, 1920.

GEORGE THOMAS CARTY
Granted Commission, Captain, Sept. 21, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; Evacuated Suvla, sick, Dec. 4, 1915; Admitted to hospital, Malta, Dec. 8, 1915; Invalided to England, April 16, 1916; Embarked for Newfoundland, June 9, 1916; Appointed Transport Officer, July 8, 1916; Major, Oct. 1, 1916; Appointed Officer commanding Depot, St. John's, Oct. 29, 1917; Relinquished Command, July 22, 1918; Lieutenant-Colonel, Jan. 1, 1919; Appointed Staff Officer, Acting D. 0. C., Jan. 28, 1919; Relinquished appointment as Acting D.0.C., Sept. 9, 1919; Retired, Sept. 9, 1919.

WILLIAM HODGSON FRANKLIN
Granted Commission, Captain, Sept. 21, 1914; Embarked for U. K., Oct. 2, 1914; Attached to First Battalion Suffolk Regiment, Nov. 18, 1914; Attached to 6th Battalion, Royal Warwick Regiment, March 20, 1915; British Expeditionary Force, March 20, 1915; Major, March 25, 1915; Lieutenant-Colonel, April 15, 1916: In Command of 6th R. W. R.; Wounded, Beaumont Hamel, July 1, 1916; Awarded D. S. O., July 1, 1916; Invalided to England, July 6, 1916; Mentioned in dispatches, Jan. 5, 1917; Retired, U. K., with honorary rank of Colonel, Nov. 29, 1919.

HERBERT H. GOODRIDGE
Granted Commission, Lieutenant, Sept. 24, 1914; Relinquished Commission U. K., April 5, 1915.

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JAMES ALLAN LEDINGHAM
Granted Commission, Lieutenant, Sept. 24, 1914; Captain, July 28, 1915; British Expeditionary Force, March 13, 1916; Wounded, Beaumont Hamel, July 1, 1916; Invalided to England, July 3, 1916; Attached to Depot, Ayr, Sept. 14, 1916; Returned to B. E. F., Dec. 21, 1916; Appointed Adjutant, Dec. 21, 1916; Rejoined Battalion, May 15, 1917; Killed in Action, Broembeek, Oct. 9, 1917.

JOHN WESLEY MARCH
Granted Commission, Captain, Sept. 21, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; British Expeditionary Force, March 14, 1916; Awarded Military Cross, Dec. 11, 1916; Evacuated to Hospital, Jan. 20, 1917; Invalided to England, Jan. 21, 1917; Attached to Depot, Ayr, March 14, 1917; Decorated with Croix de Guerre, May 1, 1917; Major, July 1, 1917; Embarked for Newfoundland, May 22, 1919: Retired, July 5, 1919.

JOE NUNNS
Granted Commission, Lieutenant, Sept. 24, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; Captain, Jan. 10, 1916; British Expeditionary Force, March 14, 1916; Wounded, Beaumont Hamel, July 1, 1916; Invalided to England, July 3, 1916-, Attached to Depot, Ayr, Sept. 13, 1916: Returned to B. E. F., Jan. 9, 1917; Evacuated to Hospital. March 13, 1917; Discharged to Duty, May 11, 1917; Awarded Military Cross, Oct. 1, 1917; Returned to U. K. and substituted for rest after 24 months continuous service in the field; Attached to Depot, Winchester, April 5, 1918; Embarked for Newfoundland on special duty, May 13, 1918; Embarked for U. K., Oct. 12, 1918; Attached to Depot, Winchester, Oct. 22, 1918; Returned to Newfoundland, Dec. 12, 1918; Retired, Feb. 1, 1919.

AUGUSTUS O'BRIEN
Granted Commission, Captain, Sept. 21, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; Evacuated Suvla, sick, Dec. 21, 1915; Admitted Hospital, Malta, Jan. 18, 1916; Rejoined Battalion, Suez, March 7, 1916; Wounded, Gueudecourt, Oct. 12, 1916; Died of Wounds, Oct. 18, 1916; Mentioned in Dispatches, Jan. 5, 1917.
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LAMONT PATERSON
Granted Commission, Captain, Sept. 21, 1914; Major, June 3, 1916; Appointed D. D. M S., Nov. 14, 1916; Lieutenant-Colonel, Dec. 7, 1918,: Decorated with Order of the British Empire, June 3, 1919; Relinquished Appointment as D. D. M. S., Sept. 9, 1919; Retired, Sept. 9, 1919.

ARTHUR RALEY
Granted Commission, Lieutenant, Sept. 24, 1914; Captain, July 28, 1915; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug 20, 1915; Appointed Adjutant, Sept. 29, 1915; Admitted Hospital, Malta, Dec. 13, 1915; Rejoined Battalion, Suez, Jan. 31, 1916: British Expeditionary Force, March 14, 1916; Awarded Military Cross, Jan. 1, 1917 -, Wounded, Monchy, April 14, 1917; Invalided to England, April 19, 1917; Attached to Depot, Ayr, May 23, 1917; Returned to B. E. F., Jan. 5, 1918; Rejoined Battalion, Jan. 26, 1918; Appointed Adjutant, June 24, 1918; Temporary Major, Jan 5. 1919; Transferred to England for Officers' course, Jan. 11, 1919; Rejoined 1st Battalion, Winchester, April 23, 1919; Appointed 2nd in command of 1st Battalion, May 20, 1919; Embarked for Newfoundland, May 22, 1919; Decorated with Croix de Guerre with Silver Star, June 19, 1919; Retired, July 29, 1919.

WALTER FREDERICK RENDELL
Granted Commission, Captain, Sept. 21, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; Wounded, Suvla Bay, Sept. 20, 1915; Admitted Hospital, Malta, Sept. 26, 1915; Invalided to England, Oct. 8, 1915; Attached to Depot, Ayr, Feb. 8, 1916; Major, April 25, 1916; British Expeditionary Force, Sept. 5, 1916; Wounded, Gueudecourt, Oct. 12, 1916; Invalided to England, Oct. 18, 1916; Attached to Depot, Feb. 20, 1917; Embarked for Newfoundland on special duty, Aug. 21, 1917; Appointed Chief Staff Officer, Department of Militia, Oct. 29, 1917; Lieutenant-Colonel, May. 16, 1918; Awarded C. B. E., Dec. 12, 1919; Still on Strength.

REGINALD S. ROWSELL.
Granted Commission, Lieutenant, Sept. 24, 1914; Captain, July 28, 1915; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; British Expeditionary Force, March 14, 1916; Wounded, Beaumont Hamel, July 1, 1916; Invalided to England, July 3, 1916; Attached to Depot, Ayr, Aug 23, 1916; Awarded Military Cross, Jan. 1, 1917; Returned to B. E. F., Jan. 9, 1917; Killed in action, Monchy, April 14, 1917.

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MICHAEL FRANCIS SUMMERS
Appointed Quarter Master, Sept. 21, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; Captain, Nov. 23, 1915; British Expeditionary Force, March 14, 1916; Wounded, Beaumont Hamel, July 1, 1916; Died of wounds, July 16, 1916.

ROBERT HOLLAND TAIT
Granted Commission, Lieutenant, Sep 24, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 8, 1915; Admitted Hospital, Cairo, Sept. 8, 1915; Discharged from Hospital, Oct. 4, 1915; Embarked for Gallipoli, Oct. 19. 1915; Captain, Jan. 10, 1916; Admitted Hospital, Cairo, Feb. 28, 1916; Discharged to duty, April 30, 1916; British Expeditionary Force, ,May 16, 1916; Evacuated to Hospital, May 20, 1916; Discharged to duty, Oct. 19, 1916; Appointed Adjutant, May 23, 1917; Evacuated to Hospital, sick, July 17, 1917; Rejoined Battalion, Aug. 24, 1917 Awarded Military Cross, Oct. 9, 1917; Wounded, Neuve Eglise, April 12, 1918; Invalided to England, April 15, 1918; Embarked for Newfoundland on special duty, May 22, 1918; Appointed Acting Major, Jun 1. 1919, while commanding Discharge Depot, St. John's- Retired, Oct. 6, 1919.

HENRY ALFRED TIMEWELL
Granted Commission, Captain, Sept. 21, 1914; Appointed Paymaster, Sept. 21, 1914; Embarked for U. K. Nov. 2, 1914; Major, Dec. 1, 1916; Appointed Chief Paymaster and Officer in charge of Records, Oct. 29, 1917; Lieutenant-Colonel, Dec. 7, 1918; Appointed Chief Staff Officer, London, April 26, 1919; Awarded Order of the British Empire, June 3, 1919.

ARTHUR WILLIAM WAKEFIELD
Granted Commission, Lieutenant, Sept. 21, 1914; Struck off Strength, Aldershot, Oct. 2, 1913; transferred to Royal Army Medical Corps.

CHARLES WIGHTON
Granted Commission, Lieut, Sept. 21, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; Captain, Oct. 17, 1915; Killed in action. Suvla Bay, Nov. 25, 1915.

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JACOB ABBOTT Reg. No. 168 (No Photo)
Enlisted, Sept. 3, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Nov. 14, 1915; Admitted to Hospital, Suez, Feb. 23, 1916; Embarked Alexandria for British Expeditionary Force, Aug. 27, 1916; Rejoined Battalion in the field. Sept. 21, 1916, Wounded, Gueudecourt, Oct. 12, 1916; Rejoined Battalion, Nov. 18, 1916; Awarded Military Medal, Jan. 14, i9l8; Returned to Newfoundland on furlough July 27, 1918; Demobilized, St. john's, Feb. 15, 1919.


STANLEY ABBOTT Reg. No. 283
Enlisted, Sept. 51 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; British Expeditionary Force, March 14, 1916; Admitted to Hospital, LeHavre, sick, April 4, 1916; Discharged to duty, May 30, 1916; Killed in action, Beaumont Hamel, July 1, 1916.

THOMAS WILFRED ALLEN Reg. No. 263 (No Photo)
Enlisted, Sept. 2 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Nov. 14, 1915; British Expeditionary Force, March 14, 1916; Evacuated to Hospital, sick, Oct. 13, 1917; Evacuated to England, Oct. 24, 1917; attached to Depot, Ayr, Jan. 22, 1918; Returned to Newfoundland, July 21, 1918; Discharged St. John's, medically unfit, Sept. 23, 1918.

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WILLIAM S. ANDERSON Reg. No. 418 (No Photo)
Enlisted, Sept. 11, 1914; Struck off Strength, Stobs Camp, Scotland, July 30, 1915.


JOHN DONALD ANDREWS Reg. No. 315
Enlisted, Sept. 6, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; Evacuated Suvla, sick, Oct. 3, 1915; Invalided to England, Dec. 14, 1915; Attached to Depot, Ayr, April 8, 1916; Lance Corporal, April 18, 1916; Acting Corporal, Oct. 16, 1916; British Expeditionary Force, Dec. 30, 1916; Evacuated to Hospital, April 14, 1917; Rejoined Battalion, June 19, 1917; Evacuated to Hospital, July 22, 1917; Invalided to England, July 29, 1917; Attached to Depot, Ayr, Sept. 3, 1917; Acting Sergeant, Sep. 27, 1917; Confirmed to Rank of Corporal, April 27, 1918; Acting Company Sergeant Major, June 5, 1918; Confirmed to Rank of Sergeant, June 5, 1918; Embarked for Newfoundland on furlough, July 21, 1918; Demobilized, St. John's, Feb. 15, 1919.


RALPH MARTIN ANDREWS Reg. No. 55
Enlisted, Sept. 2, 1914; Lance Corporal, July 28, 1915; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; British Expeditionary Force, Mar 14, 1916; Corporal, July 12, 1916; Sergeant, Feb. 8, 1917: Wounded, Sailly-Saillisel, March 3, 1917; Attached for duty to Pay and Record Office, London, July 21, 1917; Discharged, medically unfit, No25, 1918.

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ARCHIBALD ASH Reg. No. 575
Enlisted, Sept. 22, 1914; Lance Corporal, Sept. 2,9, 1914; Acting Corporal Dec. 5, 1915; Sergeant, Feb. 3, 1916; British Expeditionary Force Oct. 3, 1916; joined Battalion, Oct. 14, 1916; Killed in action, Sailly-Saillisel, Feb. 23, 1917; Mentioned in dispatches, April 9, 1917
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WILFRED DOUGLAS AYRE Reg. No. 164
Enlisted, Sept. 16, 1914; Corporal, Sept. 21, 1914; Sergeant, Oct. 30, 1914; Acting Company Quartermaster Sergeant, July 12, 1915; 2nd Lieutenant, Oct. 16, 1915; British Expeditionary Force, March 13, 1916; Killed in action, Beaumont Hamel, July 1, 1916.

LAURIE GRAHAM BAINE Reg. No. 592
Enlisted, Sept. 8, 1914; Lance Corporal, Mar12, 1915; 2nd Lieutenant, April 6, 1915; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; Lieutenant. Oct. 15, 1915; Evacuated Suvla, sick Nov. 23, 1915; Invalided to England, Nov. 30, 1915; Attached to Royal Flying Corps, Sept. 25 1916; Graded Flying Officer, March 30, 1917; British Expeditionary Force with Royal Flying Corps, June 2, 1917; Captain, April 1, 1918; Evacuated to Hospital, Oct. 24, 1918; Transferred to England, Nov. 5, 1918; Rejoined 2nd Battalion, Winchester, Mar 4, 1919; Embarked for Newfoundland, May 2. 1919; Retired, May 21, 1919.

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LAWRENCE BARNES Reg. No. 528
Enlisted, Sept. 15, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug 20, 1915; Evacuated Suvla, sick, Oct. 13, 1915; Invalided to England, Oct. 27, 1915; Attached to Depot, Ayr, Jan. 19, 1916; British Expeditionary Force, March 28, 1916; Wounded, Beaumont Hamel, July 1, 1916; Invalided to England, July 5, 1916; Attached to Depot, Ayr, Aug. 1916; British Expeditionary Force, Dec. 12, 1916; Joined Battalion, Dec 25, 1916; Killed in action, Steenbeke, Aug. 14, 1917.

THOMAS FRANK BARRON Reg. No. 568 (No Photo)
Enlisted, Sept. 17, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Nov. 14, 1915; British Expeditionary Force, March 14, 1916; Wounded, Beaumont Hamel, July 1, 1916; invalided to England, July 5, 1916; Attached to Depot, Ayr, Aug. 6, 1916; Rejoined Battalion, Oct. 14, 1916; Evacuated to Hospital, sick, Feb. 11, 1917; Transferred to England 1917; Attached to Depot, Ayr, April 29, 1917; Embarked for Newfoundland, July 18, 1917; Discharged, St. John's, medically unfit, July 9, 1918.


OSWALD KNIGHT BATSTONE Reg. No. 227
Enlisted, Sept. 2, 1914. British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; Evacuated Suvla, sick, Oct. 25, 1915; Invalided to England. Dec. 10, 1915; Returned to Newfoundland, Sept. 5, 1916; Discharged, St. John's, medically unfit, April 2, 1918.

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LEONARD JOSIAH BARRETT Reg. No. 372
Enlisted, Sept. 5, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; British Expeditionary Force, March 14, 1916; Killed in action, Beaumont Hamel, July 1, 19l6.


RUBERT WILFRED BARTLETT Reg. No. 166
Enlisted Sept. 2, 1914; Lance Corporal, Sept. 21, 1914; Corporal, April 21, 1915; 2nd Lieutenant, April 22, 1915; Lieutenant, Oct. 16, 1915; British Mediterranean British Expeditionary Force, Nov 14, 1915; British Expeditionary Force, March 14, 1916; Wounded, Gueudecourt, Oct. 12, 1916; Evacuated to England, sick, Oct. 15, 1916; Returned to B.E.F., March 12, 1917; Awarded Military Cross, June 18, 1917; Awarded Bar to Military Cross, Sept. 26, 1917; Killed in action, Marcoing, Nov. 30, 1917; Foreign Decoration, Order of the Crown of Italy, Cavalier, Nov. 29, 1918


WILLIAM WASHER BARTLETT Reg. No. 270
Enlisted, Sept. 4, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; Admitted to Hospital, Lemnos, Sept. 20, 1915; Invalided to England, Feb. 4, 1916; British Expeditionary Force, Oct. 24, 1916; Wounded, Sailly-Saillisel, March 2, 1917; Admitted No. 1, Australian General Hospital, Rouen, March 18, 1917; Died of Wounds, March 19, 1917.

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CHESLEY CHARLES BELBIN Reg. No. 167
Enlisted, Sept. 5, 1914; Lance Corporal, April 17, 1915; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; Evacuated, Suvla Bay, sick, Nov. 12, 1915; Invalided to England, Jan. 13, 1916; Returned to Newfoundland on furlough, April 4, 1916; Embarked for U. K., July 19, 1916; Proceeded on Cadet Course at Newmarket, Nov. 29, 1916; Commissioned in Rifle Brigade, 12th Battalion, May 21, 1917.


JAMES ALEXANDER BENDELL Reg. No. 207
Enlisted, Sept. 4, 1914; Lance Corporal, Aug. 18, 1915; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; Evacuated Suvla, sick, Oct. 31, 1915; Invalided to England, Dec. 27, 1915; Corporal, July 31, 1916; Acting Sergeant, Jan. 1, 1917; Confirmed to Rank of Sergeant, March 23, 1917; British Expeditionary Force, March 25, 1917; Joined Battalion, Aug. 29, 1917; Killed in action, Broembeek, Oct. 9, 1917.

DOMINIC BENNETT Reg. No. 245 (No Photo)
Enlisted, Sept. 2, 1914: Struck off Strength, Newton on Ayr, time expired, Oct. 15, 1915.

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FRANK BENNETT Reg. No. 284
Enlisted, Sept. 5, 1914; Attached to Pay and Record Staff, St. John's, Sept. 19, 1914; Corporal, Oct. 2, 1914; Embarked for U. K., Nov. 2. 1914; Sergeant, Sept. 4, 1915; 2nd Lieutenant, July 13, 1916; Returned to Newfoundland on furlough, Nov. 11, 1916; Attached to Depot, St. John's, Feb. 16, 1917; Retired, March 15, 1917.


FRANK GORDON BEST Reg. No. 42
Enlisted, Sept. 2, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; British Expeditionary Force, March 14, 1916; Lance Corporal, June 11, 1916; Wounded, Beaumont Hamel, July 1, 1916; Invalided to England; Returned to B.E. F., Oct. 3, 1916; Wounded, Gueudecourt, Oct. 12, 1916; Invalided to England; Acting Corporal, Jan. 17, 1917; Confirmed to Rank of Corporal, April 24, 1917; Returned to B.E. F., April 25, 1917; Awarded Military Medal, Aug. 8, 1917; Killed in action, Broembeek, Oct. 9, 1917.

ALEXANDER BISHOP Reg. No. 57 [See More]
Enlisted, Sept. 2, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; British Expeditionary Force, March 14, 1916; Wounded, Ypres, Sept. 2, 1916; Lance Corporal, Feb. 19, 1917; Acting Corporal, May 3, 1917; Acting Sergeant, Aug. 1, 1917; Confirmed to Rank of Corporal, April 27, 1918; Returned to Newfoundland on furlough, July 21, 1918; Demobilized. St. John's, May 29, 1919.

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ELIJAH BISHOP Reg. No. 597 (No Photo)
Enlisted, Sept. 25, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20. 19-15; Evacuated Suvla, sick, Dec. 1, 1915; Admitted Government Hospital, Malta, Dec. 12, 1915; Invalided to England, Jan. 24, 1916; Attached to Depot, Ayr, Sept. 29, 1916; Demobilized, U. K., March 23, 1919.

HENRY BISHOP Reg. No. 291 (No Photo)
Enlisted, Sept. 5, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; Evacuated Suvla, frost-bite Dec. 3, 1915, Invalided to England, Tan. 17, 1916; Attached to Depot, Ayr Jan. 8, 1917; Repatriated to Newfoundland, Feb. 17, 1917; Discharged, St. John's, Medically unfit, April 4, 1917.


SAMSON BIXBY Reg. No. 241
Enlisted, Sept. 2, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, i9i5; Admitted Hospital, Lemnos, Sept. 27, 1915; Rejoined Battalion. Suez, Jan. 26, 1916; British Expeditionary Force, March 14, 1916. Wounded, Beaumont Hamel, July 1, 1916; Invalided to England, July 7, 1916; Attached to Depot, Ayr, Aug. 8, 1916; Returned to b. E. F., May 10, 1918-, Embarked for Newfoundland on furlough, July 27, 1918; Discharged, St. john's, medically unfit, Nov. 25, 1918.

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HERBERT BLACKALL Reg. No. 448
Enlisted, Sept. 1914; Lance Corporal, Oct. 3, 1914; Corporal, April 23, 1915; Sergeant, July 26, 1915; 2nd Lieutenant, Nov. 27, 1915; Relinquished Commission, Jan. 10, 1916.


MICHAEL JOHN BLYDE Reg. No. 280
Enlisted Sept. 5. 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20: 1915; Died of Wounds, 88th, Field Ambulance, Suvla, Sept. 26. 1915.


HUGH PIERSON BOWDEN Reg. No. 526
Enlisted Sept. 15, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; Evacuated Suvla, sick, Nov. 12, 1915; Invalided to England, Dec. 6, 1915; Attached to Depot, Ayr, Feb. 5, 1916; British Expeditionary Force, March 28, 1916; Joined Battalion, July 4, 1916; Evacuated to Hospital, July 14, 1916; Rejoined Battalion, Sept. 1, 1916; Wounded, Ypres, Sept. 8, 1916; Returned to B.E.F., June 3, 1917; Rejoined Battalion, June 19, 1917; Killed in action, Marcoing, Nov. 20, 1917; Awarded Military Medal, Jan. 14, 1918.

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EDWARD CHARLES BRADBURY Reg. No. 103
Enlisted, Sept. 2, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; British Expeditionary Force, March 14, 1916; Lance Corporal, Feb. 9, 1917; Corporal, March 14, 1917; Sergeant, June 14, 1917; Wounded, Steenbeke, Aug. 16, 1917; Repatriated to Newfoundland, Jan. 19, 1918; Discharged, St. John's, medically unfit, March11, 1918.


WILFRED BRADLEY Reg. No. 398
Enlisted, Sept. 7, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary, Force, Aug. 20, 1915; Admitted to Hospital, Cairo, Sept. 11, 1915; Embarked for Gallipoli, Oct. 18, 1915; Joined Battalion, Suvla, Oct. 24, 1915; British Expeditionary Force, March 14, 1916; Wounded, Gueudecourt, Oct. 12, 1916; Admitted 5th General Hospital, Rouen, Oct. 14, 1916; Died of Wounds, Oct. 17, 1916.


JOHN BREEN Reg. No. 67
Enlisted, Sept. 2, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20 1915; British Expeditionary Force, March 14, 1916; Killed in action: Beaumont Hamel, July 1, 1916.
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JONATHAN BRETT Reg. No. 537 (No Photo)
Enlisted, Sept. 16, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; Lance Corporal, Nov. 20, 1915; Evacuated Suvla, sick, Dec. 3, 1915; Admitted to Hospital, Malta, Dec. 14, 1915; Invalided to England, Jan. 17, 1916; Reported for duty at Pay and Record Office, London, Sept. 20, 1916; Embarked for Newfoundland, Nov. 1, 1916; Discharged St. John's, medically unfit, Dec. 16, 1916.


PATRICK BRIEN Reg. No. 80
Enlisted, Sept. 2, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; Corporal, Feb. 27, 1916; British Expeditionary Force, March 14, 1916; Wounded, Beaumont Hamel, July 1, 1916; Acting, Sergeant, Aug. 22, 1916; Returned to Newfoundland on duty, June 15, 1917; Demobilized, St. John's, Feb. 17, 1919.

EDWARD JOHN BROWN Reg No. 545 (No Photo)
Enlisted, Sept. 16, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; British Expeditionary Force, March 14, 1916; Killed in action, Beaumont Hamel, July 1, 1916.

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JOHN JOSEPH BROWN Reg. No. 557 (No Photo)
Enlisted, Sept. 17, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; Evacuated Suvla, sick, Oct. 3, 1915; Invalided to England, Dec. 26, 1915; Attached to Depot, Ayr, March 27, 1916; Embarked for Newfoundland, Dec. 12, 1918; Demobilized, St. John's, Jan. 31, 1919.


CLAUDE BURDELL Reg. No. 330
Enlisted, Sept. 5, 1914; Lance Corporal, I\/lay 22, 1915; Struck off Strength, Newton on Ayr, Oct. 6, 1915, time expired.

JOSEPH BURN Reg. No. 257 (No Photo)
Enlisted, Sept. 2, 1914; Struck off Strength, Newton on Ayr, Oct. 21, 1915, time expired.

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WILLIAM G. H. BURNS Reg. No. 160 (No Photo)
Enlisted, Sept. 2, 1914; Lance Corporal, Sept. 21, 1914; Corporal, June 7, 1915; Acting Sergeant, Nov. 4, 1915; Returned to Newfoundland on duty, May 8, 1916; Embarked for U. K., Aug. 28, 1916; British Expeditionary Force, Oct. 30, 1916; Company Sergeant Major, Feb. 9, 1917; Wounded, LesFosses Farm, April 23, 1917; Evacuated to England, April 26, 1917; Returned to B. E. F., May 10, 1918; 2nd Lieutenant, June 28, 1918; Acting R. S. M., July 23, 1918; Wounded, Ledgeham, Oct. 20, 1918; Evacuated to England, Oct. 29, 1918; Returned to Newfoundland, June 24, 1919; Retired, July 17, 1919.


HUBERT FREDERICK BURRIDGE Reg. No. 191
Enlisted, Sept. 9, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; Evacuated Suvla, sick, Nov. 29, 1915; British Expeditionary Force, May 20, 1916; Joined Battalion in the Field, June 1916; Wounded, Beaumont Hamel, July 1,1916; Invalided to England, July 3, 1916; Returned to B. E. F., Dec. 12, 1916; Joined Battalion, Feb. 17, 1917; Wounded, Steenbeke, Aug. 16, 1917; Invalided to England, Aug. 19, 1917; Lance Corporal, Nov. 27, 1917; Returned to B. E. F., Feb. 8, 1918; Corporal, April 26, 1918; Returned to Newfoundland on furlough, July 27, 1918; Demobilized, St. John's Feb. 15, 1919.


GLADSTONE R. BURT Reg. No. 54
Enlisted, Sept. 2, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; Attached to Pay and Record Office, London, March, 1916; Acting Corporal, June 10, 1916; Acting Staff Sergeant, Dec. 23, 1916; Acting Staff Quartermaster Sergeant, Nov. 24, 1917; 2nd Lieutenant, Nov. 18, 1918; Retired, Oct. 27, 1919.

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HAROLD BURT Reg. No. 323
Enlisted, Sept. 14. 1914; Struck off Strength, Newton on Ayr, Oct. 15, 1915; time expired and medically unfit.


ERNEST BUTCHER Reg. No. 430
Enlisted, Sept. 8. 1914; Lance Corporal, Sept. 21, 1914; Corporal, Nov. 13, 1914; Sergeant. April 27, 1915; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; Wounded, Suvla, Oct. 26, 1915; Invalided to England, Nov. 16, 1915; Attached to Depot, Ayr, Feb. 7, 1916; Embarked for Newfoundland, March 10, 1916; Returned to U. K. and attached to Depot, Ayr. June 11, 1917, British Expeditionary Force, July 22, 1917; Joined Battalion, Aug. 28, 1917; Wounded, Marcoing, Nov. 30, 1917; Invalided to England, Dec. 17, 1917; Awarded Meritorious Service Medal, Jan. 14, 1918; Attached to 2nd Battalion, Winchester, Jun. 21, 1918; Embarked for Newfoundland, July 21, 1918; Discharged, St. John's, medically unfit, Aug. 31, 1918.


ALFRED FRANCIS BUTLER Reg. No. 460
Enlisted, Sept. 2, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; Evacuated Suvla, sick, Oct. 31, 1915; lnvalided to England, Jan. 20, 1916; Attached to Depot, Ayr, April 24, 1916; British Expeditionary Force, Aug. 24, 1916; Wounded, Gueudecourt, Oct. 12, 1916; Invalided to England, Oct. 18, 1916; Attached to Depot, Ayr, Feb. 8, 1917; Returned to B. E. F., Sept. 14, 1917; Rejoined Battalion, Oct. 12, 1917; Embarked for Newfoundland on furlough, July 27, 1918; Discharged, St. John's, medically unfit, Dec. 14, 1918.

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CHARLES OAKLEY BUTLER Reg. No. 205
Enlisted, Sept. 4, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; Admitted Hospital, Cairo, Dec. 21, 1915; British Expeditionary Force, April 26, 1916; Joined Battalion, June 1, 1916-, Wounded, June 28, 1916; Invalided to England, July 4, 1916; Attached to Depot, 2nd Battalion, Winchester, Sept. 13, 1916; Lance Corporal, Nov. 16, 1916; Acting Corporal, May 11, 1917; Acting Sergeant, Dec. 19, 1917; Confirmed to rank of Corporal, April 27, 1918; Returned to Newfoundland on furlough, July 21, 1918; Demobilized, St. John's, Feb. 15, 1919.


GEORGE BUTLER Reg. No. 457
Enlisted, Sept. 8, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; Lance Corporal, Feb. 27, 1916; British Expeditionary Force, March 14, 1916; Wounded, Beaumont Hamel, July 1, 1916; Rejoined Battalion, Aug. 14, 1916; Wounded, Gueudecourt, Oct 12 1916; Invalided to England, Nov. 2, 1916; Attached to Depot, Ayr March 16, 1917; Repatriated to Newfoundland, April 10, 1917; Discharged, St. John's, medically unfit, May 11, 1917.

HENRY ALBERT BUTLER Reg. No. 325 (No Photo)
Enlisted, Sept. 5, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug 20, 1915; Evacuated Suvla sick, Dec. 3, 1915; Invalided to England, Feb. 2, 1916; Attached to Depot, Ayr, June 22, 1916; Lance Corporal, Sept. 16, 1916; Corporal, Nov. 16, 1916; Granted Commission with 3rd Reserve Garrison Battalion, March 11, 1917.

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GERALD GUY BYRNE Reg. No. 340
Enlisted, Sept. 8, 1914; Lance Corporal, Oct. 3, 1914; Corporal, April 7, 1915; Sergeant, June 14, 1915; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; Evacuated Suvla, frost-bite, Dec. 3, 1915; Admitted to Hospital, Malta, Dec. 13, 1915; Discharged to duty, March 23, 1916; British Expeditionary Force, April 13, 1916; Wounded, Beaumont Hamel, July 1, 1916; 2nd Lieutenant, July 1, 1916; Invalided to England, July 7, 1916; Attached to Depot, Ayr, Aug. 21, 1916; Returned to B. E. F., Jan. 9, 1917; Awarded Military Cross, March 3, 1917; Evacuated to Hospital, Rouen, March 13, 1917; Invalided to England, March 13, 1917; Attached to Depot, Ayr, April 21, 1917; Lieutenant, July 1, 1917; Embarked for Newfoundland on special duty, Aug. 31, 1917; Appointed Military Secretary, Department of Militia, St. John's, Oct. 29, 1917; Temporary Captain, May 7, 1918; Confirmed to Rank of Captain, Sept. 1, 1918; Seconded for duty with Civil Re-Establishment Committee, Dec. 22, 1919.


MARTIN JOSEPH CAHILL Reg. No. 258
Enlisted, Sept. 2, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; British Expeditionary Force, March 14, 1916; Killed in action, Beaumont Hamel, July 1, 1916.


 JOHN CALDWELL Reg. No. 151
Enlisted, Sept. 3, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Nov. 14 1915; British Expeditionary Force, Dec. 30, 1916; Wounded, Beaumont Hamel, July 1, 1916; Evacuated to England, July 9, 1916; Transferred to England, "Permanent Base," July 27, 1917; Discharged, U. K., medically unfit, Oct. 26, 1917.

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