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Events of the Year 1914 (Part 2 of 2)
from
The St. John's Daily News

 

Wed.Aug. 26, 1914.

THE DEFENDERS OF HOME AND EMPIRE

The following is the list of those who have enrolled in the Newfoundland Regiment up to last night.

Leonard Tretheway STICK

Geo. Beboley TUFF

Hubert HERDER

James Henry CARTER

Wm. Maxwell CHURCHILL

Herbert CORNICK

Jno. WILLIAMS

Arthur Joseph PENNEY

Herbert TAYLOR

Finlay RICHARDS

Fredk. Allan LeGROW

Rowland WILLIAMS

Thos. Jos. TRUSKETT

Jno. CADWELL

Jas. ADAMS

Martin O’NEIL

Jas. BEWHEY

Fred. Ernest SNOW

Daniel Alex. DesROCHES

Clayton R. ROSE

Harrison MOORES

Wm. HURLEY

Ed. BUTT

Bernard FORSEY

Chas. FIELD

Joseph ERLEY

Robt. C. GRIEVE

Claude BURDELL

Geo. LANGMEAD, Jr.

Stewart B. FERGUSON

John Wesley MARCH

Wm. DUNPHY

Henry Mott ROWE

Heber WHEELER

Geo. COLFORD

David LEWIS

George Albert RAINA

Clifton EARLE

Wm. TREBBLE

Jas. COUGHLAN

Alex. Jas. HENNEBURY

Ewan Stanley HENNEBURY

Stewart DEWLING

Rd. TILLEY

John Ed. ELLIOTT

Jas. Roy TUFF

Fred. Alex. LUSH

Ernest Fredk. McLEOD

Arthur Robert CANHAM

Wm. E. WEST

Henry Anderson WINTER

Chas. STEVENSON

Llewellyn STONE

Walter John SMITH

Jno. WALSH

Wm. Edric LeGROW

Ernest KELLY

Geo. Hayward TAYLOR

W. G. Henderson BURNS

Ernest WOOD

Fred. JANES

Arthur Llewellyn REID

W. Vallance WARREN

Chas. Sinclair STRONG

Hector McNEILL

Hy. Norton MADDOCK

Wm. Jas. HALL

Jno. Sydney STEVENSON

Harold P. JOHNS

Herbert Richard VOISEY

John Field McBAY

Wilfred BRADLEY

Samuel EBSARY

Christopher Bertram DICKS

Wm. Hoyes GRANT

Ralph B. HERDER

Roy Bennett LESEMAN

Ernest PIKE

Eric Shannon MARTIN

Jas. Jos. O’LEARY

Jno. SHEEHAN

Stanley Thos. MARKS

Robt. Jos. GOOD

Jas. HALL

Albert Stanley NEWMAN

Dugald WHITE

Robt. B. MARTIN

Jno. Jos. RYAN

Alfred Seymour MURRAY

Herbert HARDING

Arthur Seaburn HAYWARD

Ed. F. EDGECOMBE

Patk. Jos. O’KEEFE

Chas. NEWBURY

Wm. Wallace RICHARDS

Gordon DAWE

Sylvester MADDEN

Jas. Jos. COOPER

Hy. Skinner STONE

Jno. LUKINS

Jas. LAMBERT

Walter Jno. LEWIS

Frank Gordon BEST

George DULLANTY

Francis Arthur WALSH

Jas. Jos. ROLAN

Robt. MURRAY

Geo. LUKINS

Andrew YETMAN

Ed. JOY

Wilfred John ROSE

Chas. Reginald TUFF

Jno. DUNPHY

Jno. Jos. MACKEY

Michael Francis KELLY

Jas. C. MEADUS

Hubert Fredk. BURRIDGE

Noah John STONE

Herbert Jas. DEWLING

Wm. Jas. NICHOLS

Geo. CORNICK

Jno. Jos. BRODNICK

Jas. Robins STICK, Jr.

Ml. MADIGAN

Wm. Jno. LONG

Jas. M. IRVINE

Wm. PIGGOTT

Jno. Herbert HOCKLEY

Neil McLELLAN

Neil PATRICK

Eric R. A. CHAFE

Wm. T. RYALL

G. Rendell BURT

R. M. ANDREWS

W. L. THISTLE

F. ROBERTS

Walter H. JANES

Alex. BISHOP

Chas. Sydney FROST

Sydney B. SKIFFINGTON

Nath. CRANE

Hy. S. FORD

Chas. C. OKE

Jas. E. THOMSON

Jno. SPOONER

Philip LeMESSURIER

F. Jos. JACKMAN

Albert K. SNOW

Geo. Boyd CROCKER

Jas. BARRON

Ingram ROSE

Jas. SNOW

Thos. HAMMOND

Jno. Jos. FRENCH

Victor W. MILES

Llewellyn CRANE

Leo. R. HOGAN

Rd. P. WALSH

Jno. CAUL

Jno. Jos. VINNICOMBE

Gilbert T. GORDON

F. MURPHY

Chas. J. RENOUF

G. BROWNRIGG

Jno. BUCKLEY

G. A. JACKMAN

G. E. WALSH

G. Bernard HATFIELD

Jno. Jos. MYRICK

D. O’Connel O’SHEA

Wm. Jos. RYAN

Jno. SULLIVAN

Wm. Thos. GELLATELY

Wm. P. DOHENEY

F. RICHARDSON

Jno. J. BREEN

W. B. CULLEN

W. P. KENNETH

Jas. J. GLYNN

Pierce MAHER

W. Leonard NORRIS

Jas. F. BOLAND

R. Jos. SQUIRES

F. J. O’TOOLE

C. Stanley JAMES

Wm. W. KEARNEY

Rd. DOOLEY

E. Chas. BRADBURY

Jas. J. TOBIN

Thos. A. HORAN

Leo Francis DILLON

Ml. J. MURPHY

Jno. J. DOOLEY

Frank E. WATTS

Thos. J. MORRISSEY

Jno. J. ST. GEORGE

W. R. McNIVEN

Jno. J. REARDIGAN

Jas. C. McGRATH

Eric B. HANN

Jos. P. CONNORS

R. T. SMITH

Ml. F. SEARS

Jas. F. MURPHY

Ernest FOWLER

Jos. H. SNOW

N. A. MacLEOD

Wm. T. HUSSEY

Wm. CLARE

C. H. O. JUPP

Leon J. JUPP

Ll. A. MILLER

R. W. MARTIN

N. F. ELLIS

G. SMITH

Wm. P. KNOX

R. S. LACEY

Frank WOODFORD

R. J. CLARE

G. T. KANE

Geo. W. CHANCEY

Geo. C. MARTIN

Art. HAMMOND

F. BRIEN

Ed. ROGERS

W. FOWLER

Wm. J. COLLINS

Alf. MARRS

Jos. KAVANAGH

Jno. SQUIRES

W. BUCKLEY

Fred. O’NEILL

Jas. E. MURPHY

Fred. A. MOLLOY

P. M. KAVANAGH

F. Jas. ROBERTS

W. REEVES

G. Chas. KENNEDY

Jas. A. BENDELL

Ed. G. NOFTALL

Jos. MILLEY

G. Gordon PHILLIPS

Gordon B. YATES

W. M. FILLIER

Ed. DOYLE

W. NOSEWORTHY

Chas. L. MARCH

Chas. O. BUTLER

G. Alex. HARRIS

Hy. K. BUTT

Jno. H. SIMMS

H. J. NOSEWORTHY

P. HEARN

Geo. VOKEY

Wm. P. MILLER

Jno. J. WALSH

W. G. ROBERTS

Bert. BUTLER

Ed. MILLER

Wm. F. HICKEY

Ron. C. TAYLOR

Nat. GOOBY

P. RICHARDSON

F. GOFF

Art. J. RENDELL

Fred. MERCER

W. H. FRANKLIN

Jas. A. LEDINGHAM

Geo. T. CARTY

Jos. NUNNS

A. O’BRIEN

Chas. J. HEWLETT

W. KEATS

Hal MITCHELL

H. H. GOODRIDGE

Ern. BUTCHER

Phil GROUCHY

Jas. A. SINCLAIR

F. DOOLEY

Rd. A. SHORTALL

J. H. S. GREEN

Jno. P. MOAKLER

J. GARDINER

Thos. L. JAMES

F. D. MURPHY

Art. J. SKINNER

C. McMANUS

A. TUCKER

G. KAVANAGH

Jas. N. LOVEYS

H. C. JANES

M. J. BLYDE

A. WHALEN

V. NOSEWORTHY

Moses HOWELL

Geo. B. GARLAND

Chas. LeG. EDGAR

Ed. J. BURSEY

A. HODDER

Geo. CLARIDGE

S. F. MEW

Victor G. TAYLOR

H. W. MATTHEWS

E. NICOL

Thos. G. BUTLER

Benj. ALLAN

Ed. Jos. MURPHY

R. J. HALLERAN

P. Jos. WALSH

Chas. A. ELLIS

T. KNOX

Benj. MORRIS

Chas. R. AYRE

J. Ed. MORRIS

Wm. H. HERDER

Gerald RYAN

Hal. W. JANES

Jas. HICKEY

Clar. V. LESLIE

L. M. MURPHY

Ken. G. SHAW

J. HIPDITCH

Ed. CAREY

Thos. P. JANES

Ed. L. COLE

Geo. LUSH

Art. WHALEN

Ron. J. SNOW

Bernard RYAN

A. LILLY

Edgar KAVANAGH

Jno. EVANS

Chas. REID

Thos. R. CHRISTOPHER

Sat. Aug. 29, 1914

Note: This has me wondering.  In the previous list, there were only 334 Volunteers listed.  This says that 60 more signed up, which would make it 394.  Who was the other 1?  I double checked the previous list, and I didn’t leave anybody out.

VOLUNTEER LIST NOW NUMBER 395

Volunteers for the First Newfoundland Regiment are coming steadily forward and last night sixty presented themselves, bringing the number to date up to 395.  Their names are:

Wm. S. ANDERSON

Fred. C. MELLOR

Jas. T. MAHON

Wm. Geo. COISH

Jas. DROVER

Jno. S. CLEARY

Jno. J. MORRISSEY

Walter THOMAS

Ed. C. WYATT

Jno. E. FOX

Jas. P. HOULAHAN

Allan A. SELLARS

Leon J. BARRETT

Chas. P. MARTIN

Fred CURRAN

Jas. REID

Art. TUCKER

Peter BARRON

Robt. U. TAIT

Harold MacPHERSON

Jno. F. CHAPLIN

Chas. CURRAN

Jos. F. MALONEY

Sydney W. EVANS

Jno. THOMPSON

Walter THOMPSON

Jno. CLIFT

Cecil B. CLIFT

Wm. HAPGOOD

Gordon C. BASTOW

Eric McKenzie ROBERTSON

Patk. J. ENGLISH

Jas. SEARS

Wm. V. KNIGHT

Jno. LEWIS

Fred HALLETT

Jas. J. HYNES

Jas. Pittman WATTS

Ashton J. JOLIFFE

Wm. P. EVANS

Peter J. HALLERAN

Albert J. MYER

A.     Leo SUMMERS

Jno. ROGERS

Thos. J. SMYTH

Jno. J. KELLY

Jno. J. JOHNSON

P. J. GRACE

Harris C. HILL

Wm. C. SHEPPARD

Hy. DUFFETT

Hubert RANDELL

Leonard EVANS

S. CONSTANTINE

Arch GOOBY

Herb. TAYLOR

Ed. C. SAUNDERS

Ron. CURTIS

Hy. C. NOONAN

Stan J. SQUIRES

The applicants for service are all of splendid physique and the percentage of those rejected is very small.

PREPARING FOR ENCAMPMENT

Yesterday morning a squad of twenty Volunteers under Sergt.-Major DICKS proceeded to Pleasantville and begun the erection of the tents in preparation for the camping of the Regiment.  At 9 o’clock this morning, the squad will again meet at the C.L.B. Armoury and march to the grounds to continue the preparations.  The doctors will be present at the Armoury at 3 o’clock this afternoon to examine candidates.  It is expected the attestation order will be issued on Monday after which the regiment will immediately go under canvas.

POEM

THE WAR

“Hark!  There was stillness, soft and calm,

            Over the world and men were sleeping,

Time had held forth a healing balm,

            And eyes had long been done with weeping,

Hark!  Now tumult and havoc call,

            Words whirl through dreams and men arise,

Quickly to earth from dreams they fall,

            And through earth’s peace the sound of battle flies.

Our country with the throbbings of her heart,

            Calls to her children and the cause is known,

Determined battle for a righteous part,

            Another victory for an ancient throne,

‘God and your country!’ sons of Britain hear!

            Vict’ry must crown each glorious battle fought,

Vict’ry with ease and manly strength to spare,

            Or firmly brave, a vict’ry dearly bought.

Go!  Kiss in faith her noble guiding hand,

            And call Heaven God’s blessing on her soul,

Go!  Join our Britain’s loud heroic band,

            And win in life or death a hero’s goal,

Oh!  England thou art broidered with brave deeds,

            And e’en thy foe must pride each firm command,

How sprung thy blooms from fruitful infant seeds,

            Till lo!  They blossomed bright on sea and land.

God help our King to keep dear England brave!

            God save our King from peril and from foe,

And brethren hasten from o’er land and wave,

            To save the Union Jack and wear the rose.”

TO THE PEOPLE OF NEWFOUNDLAND

FELLOW COUNTRYMEN:

The Mother Country has been compelled to go to war to preserve, among other things, the rights and liberties which we all enjoy as citizens of the Empire.

Newfoundland, in common with the other Oversea Dominions, has pledged itself to assist the Mother Country with material help in the present extremity.

This is to take form of an increase of the Naval Reserve from Six Hundred to One Thousand Men and the training of a Regiment of Five Hundred Men for land service abroad, and the Colony has further undertaken to assume the full cost of this contingent of Five Hundred Men during the course of the war.

It is our duty and privilege, as loyal and patriotic citizens of the Empire, to voluntarily assist in supporting this movement, and, to raise a fund for that purpose.  This Patriotic Fund will be applied primarily in making provision for the dependent relatives of those who Undertake to fight the battles of the country and the Empire by land and sea and afterwards to such other objects connected therewith as may be deemed desirable.

The need is great and in the confident expectation that this appeal will evoke a prompt and generous response, we respectfully, but strongly, urge all who can, to give as liberally as possible towards this most desrving object.

The undersigned, on behalf of the Patriotic Committee appointed to undertake the organization and dispatch of this regiment, appeal for subscriptions toward this fund.  Contributions may be sent to the nearest magistrate, to the branches of any Banks doing business in the Colony, or to the Treasurer, J. S. MUNN, Esq., and they will be gratefully acknowledged.

W. E. DAVIDSON, Governor

D.     P. MORRIS, Prime Minister

J. M. KENT, Leader of the Opposition

E.      R. BOWRING, Chairman Finance Committee

Mon. Aug. 31, 1914

POEM

AN APPEAL

“Too much of careless heed and unconcern,

            Of selfish ease, of listless, long delay!

Are we asleep, nor cannot, learn,

            How great the need, how close the fatal day?

Now War his blood-red banner has unfurled,

            And spectre Death has raised his ensign pale;

Hell’s legions are let loose upon the world,

            Even now, perhaps their wicked arms prevail.

Our proudest boast was, we are Britain’s sons,

            Oldest, most loyal, nearest her heart and hand.

Let her sword flame or thunder forth her guns,

            We first would see, first hear, first with her stand.

That day is here: let us fulfill the boast!

            Her sword is drawn, her deep-voiced cannon speak,

There where she steadfast fronts the impious host,

            Whose hands with rapine and with murder reek.

On noblest Britain!  See her at this hour!

            Her head erect; her proud eye flashing fire;

Her arm upraised in righteous wrath, with power,

            To crush the braggarts that durst not come nigh her;

Her plighted faith well kept; her fame more bright;

            Her land an armed camp, where greatest shame,

Is to be idle – through her blackest night,

            The war-torch burns, but with a holy flame.

But what is this to us?  What these alarms?

            Why should not England? England’s need endure?

Oh shameful question!  Look but where her arms,

            Keep sleepless watch and make OUR peace secure.

But not for that – are we such selfish stuff,

            As to count less her loss than our gain?

Our mother needs us: is not that enough?

            Our mother calls us: shall she call in vain?

Honour to those whose names are on the roll!

            Honour to those who lend a helping hand!

Honour to all our leaders – heart and soul,

            Let us work with them, all the whole wide land.

Up as one nation!  To be idle now,

            Count it dishonour.   There is work for all.

Up, and be doing!  Ask not why, or how:

            No service is too mean, no help too small.

Ye, who would do the little that ye ought,

            Be earnest, sober, cheerful; what ye may,

Give freely, gladly; stifle selfish though;

            Make sacrifice; help one another; watch and pray.

And you, ye lucky chosen, ye brave few,

            Destined to tread where your brave sires have trod,

Go, and do proudly that ye have to do;

            Go, strong of heart, and serve, like warriors true,

Your country, empire, King; your cause, your faith, your God!”

St. John’s, Aug 28th, 1914

Mon. Aug. 31, 1914

OUR VOLUNTEERS

The List Growing

The number of volunteers for the Newfoundland Regiment is now 457, sixty-two having offered their services on Saturday night.  Saturday’s candidates were:

Thos. HUMPHREY

Walt. RADFORD

Jno. J. WALSH

Leo. P. O’DEA

Wm. J. NEVILLE

Ernest St. C. CHURCHILL

Stan. G. GOUDIE

Gerald MARVEY

Reginald HARVEY

Fred. GARF

Stephen KING

Jno. ASPELL

Rd. FLEMING

Gordon GREEN

Wilf. DAWE

Harold LIDSTONE

Edwin H. CORNICK

Ml. Jos. MADIGAN

Chas. P. SPURRELL

Wm. S. COURTNEY

Reg. G. GREEN

Chas. F. GARLAND

Rd. Jos. WOODS

Martin B. BURKE

Jno. F. DONOVAN

Jos. EVANS

Chas. ELLIS

Geo. MARTIN

Wm. J. EATON

Ml. A. FITZGERALD

S. T. LODGE

Donald B. SIMMONDS

Herb. S. HEATER

Saml. DAWE

Wm. T. NEWELL

Wm. F. HARDY

Herbert KNIGHT

Andrew CHAPTER

Duncan J. McLEAN

Thos. COCKERHAM

J. Edgar HENDERSON

Arnold D. FITZGERALD

Ethelbert H. CHURCHILL

Don FILLIAR

A. Jos. MANNING

Thos. C. CARMICHAEL

Ralph W. TULK

Jno. S. CASHIN

Dan. J. CORCORAN

Walt. T. WYATT

Jas. OLIVER

Frank DAVIS

Wm. Jos. DALTON

Constantine A. MAYER

Art. P. HARTLEY

Thos. J. RYAN

Ches. M. PEET

Chas. R. JAMES

Roy A. SMITH

Ron. F. BURTON

Gordon B. SNOW

Albert THISTLE

Tue. Sept. 1, 1914

OUR VOLUNTEERS

List Now Totals 597

Though only 500 volunteers were called for, to assist in upholding the Motherland in the present grave crisis, 597 names have been appended to the roll.  More may be needed and the enrolment will continue at the C.L.B. Armoury tonight.  Of course, all cannot go to the front with the first contingent, but by coming forward they will have an opportunity, if qualified.  Moreover, a Home Defence force is needed.  Of the above number, 11 hail from St. George’s; 9 from Grand Falls; 1 from Brigus; 3 from Harbor Grace, and 1 from Whitbourne.  Twenty-three others will arrive shortly from Bell Island.  Those who enrolled last night were: -

From the City:

R. Grant PATERSON

Wm. CROTTY

Thos. B. McGRATH

Alex. FRASER

Rd. J. SHEPPARD

Wm. J. T. MOORE

Ed. F. GLADNEY

F. WALSH

Ml. VAIL

Jno. TIZZARD

Chas. S. MURPHY

Stan. ABBOTT

Jno. DUNN

F. BENNETT

F.      FIELD

Howard C. WINSOR

Hy. F. O’BRIEN

Wm. R. CLEARY

Jno. F. NICHOL

Sol. HODDER

Arthur H. THOMAS

H. SEWARD

J. J. BENSON

Robt. B. REID

Lawrie BAIN

Howard V. REID

Wilf. D. AYRE

Jas. MILLER

Jno. J. CUNNINGHAM

John CLEARY

Thos. J. LAWLOR

Chas. E. WHITE

Thos. J. CONNORS

Jno. J. WHELAN

Jacob ABBOTT

Stan J. SHORTALL

Chas. C. BELBEN

Ron. PHIPPARD

Thos. G. MOORE

Thos. McGILLVARY

M. J. MURPHY

Ed. MOORES

Al. J. EDGECOMBE

Malcolm GODDEN

Wm. F. ARNS

Rd. FOWLOW

Hy. G. JONES

Wm. B. KNIGHT

P. F. HARDING

Herb. PITCHER

Hy. BISHOP

Silas JEFFERS

Wm. J. THISTLE

Robt. J. WATTS

A. PERKS

Wm. B. TAYLOR

Geo. W. REES

Harvey F. McNEIL

Alf. S. COOK

G. SNELGROVE

Chas. F. TAYLOR

Dan COSTELLO

Oscar A. VAUGHAN

A. N. GALGAY

L. V. HARTLEY

Jas. KENNEDY

Jno. M. FITZGERALD

Walt PIGGOTT

Jos. TIMMONS

Harvey A. THOMPKINSON

Fred. MURPHY

Rd. MADIGAN

Jas. F. HIBBS

Geo. LEARNING

Benj. MILLER

Ed. BREWER

Stan C. WINDSOR

H. V. GULLAGE

C. Foster SCOTT

Stan CROTTY

Ed. EARLES

Max JANES

Hubert E. EBSARY

Jno. F. BARNES

J. T. HOWARD

Rd. J. HICKEY

Thos. P. POWER

Thos. S. WALSH

Hy. K. WILSON

Jno. NICHOLLE

W. ANTLE

T. RODGERS

Jno. P. SHEEHAN

Len CARNENN

Wm. EFFORD

Ml. T. WHELAN

Chas. R. SHAWNER

Jas. S. BADCOCK

A. MARTRET

Jas. MASON

Hy. J. TILLEY

H. J. KEATS

F. Scott KNIGHT

Jno. B. YOUNG

Reg. SKIFFINGTON

Robt. J. WILLIAMS

Jno. J. EARLE

Wm. WESTERN

Saml. B. COLE

Ron. J. COLEMAN

Robt. MEADUS

Geo. S. KNIGHT

Geo. J. CHAPTER

Sydney KENDRICK

Grand Falls:

Leonard RENDELL

Patk. McDONALD

Art. N. PENNEY

Art. F. JESSEAU

Ml. Jos. NUGENT

Pierce RIDEOUT

Oswald K. BATSTONE

Jas. STARKES

Peter SAMSON

Harbor Grace:

Arthur WEBBER

Wm. SNOW

Ernest MERCER

St. George’s:

Jno. V. TEMPLE

Jno. A. QUICK

Jno. HYNES

Harold POWER

Albert n. HOOPER

Dominic BENNETT

Ed. WHITE

Eugene CORNECT

Jas. CARTER

Oges TOROO

Terence L. KENNEDY

Brigus:

Rupert W. BARTLETT

Whitbourne:

S. CLARKE

Wed. Sept. 2, 1914

WAR PERSONALS

Another son of Terra Nova, Lance KEEPING, son of Mr. Benjamin KEEPING of the Telephone Office, has joined the Canadian Volunteers and is now at Valcartier, and expecting to sail immediately for the front, Major F. S. L. FORD in command.

Mr. Joseph TOBIN, brother of detective James TOBIN of the Constabulary, who has been working at New Glasgow, N.S., in one of the foundries, has joined the Canadian Volunteers and is now training at Valcartier.  In a letter to his brother, he says many Newfoundlanders are coming forward for enlistment.

OUR VOLUNTEERS

The list numbers 698

A scene of activity was presented at the C. L. B. Armoury last night when meetings were held by the different Committees connected with the volunteer movement and the enrolment of candidates continued.  The work of enlisting will be carried on again tonight.  Last night the following, numbering one hundred, presented themselves for service:

From the City:

Wm. A. REID

Thos. WOODS

Geo. SCEVIOR

Gerald G. BYRNE

Wm. PENTON

L. Geo. HARSANT

Val. LUNDRIGAN

Ron A. TAYLOR

Jos. OLSEN

Jno. PUDDISTER

Thos. G. SEYMOUR

Art. S. LUSH

Fred. J. CAHILL

Geo. J. WINSLOW

Phil. CONSTANTINE

Matt. J. GLYNN

Ed. J. LAHEY

Ern. H. THOMAS

Geo. HISCOCK

Hugh KENNEDY

Jabez VAIL

Newton J. SMITH

Leo A. WALSH

Peter DANIELS

Frank CORNICK

Walt. MURPHY

Wm. P. McGRATH

Nicholas POWER

Wm. J. GREEN

Peter J. CONSTANTINE

Jno. J. ROGERS

Levi NOSEWORTHY

A. J. STACEY

Wm. P. COSTELLO

L. Ed. CLARE

Roger CALLAHAN

Jos. F. BUTLER

Joachim MURPHY

R. C. SHEPPARD

Jno. HIPDITCH

Bert. VEY

Thos. J. HACKETT

Art. J. WHELAN

Wm. M. DOWDEN

Allan MOYES

Thos. J. GREEN

Jno. KEOGH

Fred. T. NOSEWORTHY

Harold BURT

Max. D. SHEARS

Norman H. ALDERDICE

Herb. A. VAUGHAN

Harold BENNETT

Eugene O’DEA

Thos. L. BRADBURY

Peter PURCELL

Wm. O’KEEFE

Fred. J. HARRIS

Wilf. HARVEY

Ml. SMITH

Geo. Jos. KING

David J. HIPDITCH

Edgar P. MOTTY

Matthew NOSEWORTHY

St. George’s:

Stan. G. TULK

Notre Dame Bay:

Stan. S. KIRLEY, Silverdale

Kelligrews:

Henry Albert BUTLER

Twillingate:

Hardy F. SNOW

Trinity Bay:

Morris CARBERY, Turk’s Cove

Fortune Bay:

Wm. POOL, Corbin

Fogo:

Sam BIXBY, Indian Islands

Placentia & St. Mary’s:

Placentia:

F. Theodore SMYTHE

Thos. B. RYAN

St. Mary’s:

Alden J. HOGAN

Salmonier:

Don. J. POWER

Jos. J. FOWLER

Bell Island:

Leo. C. MURPHY

Robt. KERSHAW

Jno. HICKEY

Joe BURN

Martin J. CAHILL

Ml. J. ROSS

Jno. J. NEVILLE

Jno. D. ANDREWS

Thos. CARROLL

Andrew ROWE

W. J. SOMERTON

Alb. METCALF

Luke ROBERTS

Albert MERCER

Wilf. T. ALLEN

Walt. D. IVANY

Ml. W. MORRISSEY

Ml. F. KENNEDY

Arch. F. POWER

Ed. LAHEY

A. Peter GREENE

Geo. J. SPARKES

Cyril LARNER

Hy. COOMBES

LEARNING TO SHOOT

VOLUNTEERS GETTING READY

The camps at the Rifle Range for accommodation of the Volunteers during their three days rifle practice there, have all been erected, the work being completed yesterday.  The stores have all been taken up and the ammunition will be brought there to-day.  The first squad of 64 will proceed to the Range to-morrow night and begin practice at 6 o’clock next morning, continuing on Saturday and Sunday.  Until the arrival of the Ross rifles, which have been ordered from Canada, service rifles obtained from the Calypso will be used.  In the miniature practice yesterday, and which will be continued each day at the different armouries, the novices after a few shots kept on the target and did splendid, shooting, considering they had no previous experience as marksmen.  Sergt. Inst. MOORE, who has put in twenty odd years in the Army, says they are the best squad of recruits he has ever come in touch with.

Thur. Sept. 3, 1914

OUR VOLUNTEERS

NOW TOTAL 743

Forty-five names were added to the roll of the volunteers last night, bringing the number at present to 743.  The work of enlisting will be again to-night.  The doctors are working afternoon and night examining the candidates, and the number of passes is most satisfactory, only a small percentage of those coming forward being rejected.  Following is the list of those who entered their names last night:

St. John’s:

Clifford F. FORRISTALL

Wm. Geo. AMMISON

Jno. Jos. JAMES

Ed. L. DUNPHY

Ml. McKAY

Wm. SNOW

Wm. MANSTAN

Ed. G. HARDY

Sidney W. PELLEY

Henry REID

Geo. J. BAIRD

Jas. R. FORD

Fred. H. ROLLINGS

Jno. F. EDENS

Jos. P. EARLES

Patrick J. R. DRUKEN

Hy. EVANS

Wm. GLADNEY

Alf. WELLS

Sidney W. PEARCE

Owen W. STEELE

Fred. C. BRIEN

Bernard C. HART

Jos. M. DONOVAN

Thos. P. WALSH

Percy BLERKLEY

Kelligrews:

Art. NUGENT

Whitbourne:

Martin WALL

Catalina:

Fred. A. CLOUTER

T. Avery PERRY

Jno. A. JEANS

Ll. NORMAN

Notre Dame Bay:

Loon Bay:

Willis MANUEL

Wm. WHITE

E. A. SLADE

Wilf. D. STENLAKE

Holyrood:

Luke HOLDEN

Bell Island:

Ed. M. NOONAN

Bonavista:

Reg. ROWSELL

Jas. MIFFEN

Isaac FIFIELD

Hy. G. STRATHIE

Wm. YETMAN (Brookfield)

Bonne Bay:

Jas. BEARNES

Fri. Sept. 4, 1914

OUR VOLUNTEERS

The number on the roll of the first Newfoundland Regiment continued to increase and last night it reached 774.  Although the number at first called for has been exceeded, other applicants will be welcomed and the work of enlisting will be continued again this evening.  Last nights applicants for enlistment were:

St. John’s:

Jno. J. OAKLEY

Jno. C. CHANNING

Wm. LIDSTONE

Jno. DUFFY

Wm. Fred HUTCHINGS

A. W. WAKEFIELD

Don F. McNEIL

Allan G. NOSEWORTHY

Jno. G. HIGGINS

Jas. CRANFORD

Fred. C. WILLS

Wm. T. SIMMONDS

Rd. A. JOY

Jno. LUFF

Francis MILES

Jno. W. BARTLETT

Norman COULTIS

Kenneth MORRIS

Herb COULTIS

Don WILLAR

Grand Falls:

Rd. S. REDMOND

Jno. J. LeMEE

Rd. HEALEY

Brigus:

Wm. W. BARTLETT

Geo. R. CLARKE

Harbor Grace:

Rupert K. WATTS

Robert TETFORD

Herb. T. SPRY

Botwood:

Wm. T. MAY

Jacob HANN

Wm. A. SMALL

MORE VOLUNTEERS GO UNDER CANVAS

The ninety-four volunteers attested last night, the second squad, paraded at the C. L. B. Armoury.  Rt. Hon. Sir E. P. and Lady MORRIS were present and the latter presented each of the men with a badge similar to those received by the first squad.  This morning at 9 o’clock sharp, they will parade to Pleasantville to go under canvas.

Mon. Sept. 7, 1914

OUR VOLUNTEERS NOW NUMBER 813

Saturday night at the C. L. B. Armoury, the following offered as volunteers for the First Newfoundland Regiment: -

St. John’s:

Wm. NOSEWORTHY

T. F. COADY

M. J. KEATING

F. J. RICKETTS

Richard CULLEN

John W. YOUDEN

Thomas W. CULLEN

John HARDY

James BARTLETT

Wm. A. JOY

Jas. PUDDISTER

J. F. HARDING

C. B. WADDEN

W. J. PARSONS (Burin)

A. T. MILLET (Wesleyville)

W. J. HARNETT (Seldom Come By)

F. G. ROBERTS (Change Islands)

F. W. WATERMAN (Change Islands)

The following also arrived in the city a couple of days ago, and are now in camp, their names having been inadvertently ommitted: -

H. POWER (Carbonear)

J. SQUIBB (Carbonear)

H. YOUNG (Carbonear)

Tue. Sept. 8, 1914

VOLUNTEER LIST NOW NUMBERS 849

At the recruiting office last night, there was much activity.  Over sixty were attested and given their cards of enlistment.  Those who offered for service were: -

St. John’s:

Timothy QUIGLEY

Patrick Michael CLEARY

John Joseph EDWARDS

Harry Walton MARTIN

John Joseph ELLIS

William Patrick CAREW

William Anthony PHELAN

George BUTLER

William Cameron TAYLOR

John BRIEN

James Patrick HANEY

William Bindon PRIDEAUX

Charles Ralph MOORE

George Henry BISHOP

Sidney George WILLAR

William James McKAY

Edward BEWHEY

Francis Leo MEANEY

Charles Patrick NURSE

Frederick CUMMINGS

Adolphe Ernest BERNARD

Arthur RAILEY

Robert HENDERSON

John Alfred IVANY

Francis Joseph VAUGHAN

Allan George MEADUS

Samuel Pine (Fortune Bay)

William PARSONS (Burin)

Abraham MULLETT (Wesleyville)

Edgar WINSOR (Wesleyville)

Stanley Charles GOODYEAR (Grand Falls)

Hubert William BLACKALL (Grand Falls)

Arthur Frederick COLBOURNE (Bishop’s Falls)

Michael Thomas WOODFORD (Woodford’s)

Lawrence Amoure HOSKINS (Kelligrews)

Alfred Francis BUTLER (Griguet)

Henry John JAMES (Trinity)

John MARTIN (Bishop’s Cove, Harbor Grace)

Arthur Wilfred GILLIAM (Robinson’s Head)

Wed. Sept. 9, 1914

VOLUNTEER LIST NOW NUMBERS 863

Last night all the recruiting staff were present at the C. L. B. Armoury.  There were a large number attested, and the following volunteered: -

St. John’s:

Jas. RICKETTS

J. A. RYAN

John J. ROBINSON

J. GLADNEY

H. W. COOKE

W. SHEPPARD

W. P. DUGGAN

P. J. MURPHY

F. Leo MILLER

Josiah SQUIBB (Carbonear)

Hedley YOUNG (Carbonear)

Walter GRENNE (Avondale)

Albert Jos. LAWLOR (Horse Cove)

Richard PEDDLE (Bell Island)

ARTICLE:

FAREWELLING TO MISSES. MARTIN

After the usual routine business of the Women’s Missionary Society at Wesley Church yesterday afternoon, a social hour was spent, and a farewell provided Miss Gertrude MARTIN, who has been home on a furlough for a year.  Miss MARTIN returns to Indian work among the girls of the Methodist Church at Kishpiax, and her sister Miss Eva MARTIN goes to Hazelton, about ten miles distant, for to train as a nurse in the very fine hospital, at which Rev. Dr. WRENCH is the medical superintendent.  The meeting wished the Misses MARTIN God’s blessing and a safe passage to their distant field of labor.  They leave on Monday next.

Sat. Sept. 19, 1914

Proposed song for “Newfoundland Regiment”

Air: “Tramp, Tramp,Tramp.”

“Don’t you hear the war alarms,

            From ten million men in arms,

Don’t you hear the clash of swords and cannons roar,

            Don’t you hear the Teuton boast,

That he’ll smash the allied host,

            And he’ll drench the European plains in gore?

Then up brave boys of Terra Nova,

            To the highest heaven let your slogan ring,

Sons of Britain’s oldest daughter,

            We come o’er the Western water,

And we’ll fight for our Country and our King.

When Great Britain sent her call,

            To her scattered children all,

To bravely stand together for the right,

            And to stop the Foe’s advance into Belgium and France,

Terra Nova joined her sisters in the fight.

Then up brave boys, etc., etc.

In the fight the Lion and Bear,

            And the Beaver will be there,

And the Dog of Newfoundland so true and brave,

            Firmly in the line he’ll stand,

When there’s fighting on the land,

            And you’ll hear him when his bark is on the wave.

Then up brave boys, etc., etc.

Now the Empire’s sons assemble,

            They will make the tyrant tremble,

From shore to shore the meteor flag’s unfurled,

            Fighting in a righteous cause,

For God, freedom, and just laws,

            See the Britons clasping hands around the world.

Then up brave boys, etc., etc.”

M. A. DEVINE

St. John’s, Newfoundland, September 16, 1914

Mon. Sept. 21, 1914

MARRIAGES:

KEILEY – GROUCHY

At the Methodist Parsonage, Topsail, on the 16th Sept., by Rev. J. NURSE, Martha Jane GROUCHY to Frederick C. KEILEY, both of Topsail.

DEATHS:

DICKS –

Yesterday morning, at her residence, Military Road, Mary, widow of the late Robert DICKS.  Funeral notice later.

BAMBRICK –

On Sept. 20th, after a long illness, George C. BAMBRICK, youngest son of the late Michael and Elizabeth BAMBRICK, aged 36 years.  Funeral to-morrow (Tuesday) at 2:30 o’clock, from his late residence, Convent Square.

Tue. Sept. 22, 1914

First Newfoundland Regiment

SPEECH BY LT.-COL. SIR WALTER DAVIDSON

REGIMENTAL OFFICERS APPOINTED

At Quidi Vidi Camp, yesterday, His Excellency, Sir Walter DAVIDSON, appointed the officers of the regiment, preceding the announcement with a brief address.  He said: -

“Officers, Non-commissioned Officers, and men of the First Newfoundland Regiment.  I stand before you to-day for the first time as your Lieut.-Colonel.  The law requires the appointment of a Lieut.-Colonel;  the Selection Committee pressed me to undertake the duties and my Ministers accorded  to the proposal their fullest approval.  I offered the office to the three best men I knew, but each declined, and asked me to be your first Lieut.-Colonel.

I accept the offer with pride, not because I intend to take any active part in the control of the Contingent now in training for the Front, but because it associates me with as fine a body of Officers and men as I ever expect to know.  My business is to see that the work of preparation, training and equipment goes smoothly, widely and well.  I shall not be in evidence;  I shall not even wear uniform;  but, (though little seen or heard) I shall be watching and guarding the interests of  each one of you, both now and when you are fighting for us, and in your after career.  I am only concerned as Lieut.-Colonel with the training of this Contingent;  it is for the representatives of the people to decide hereafter whether other men are to be made ready for waqr.

The enemy you go to fight are a nation in arms.  To every single man, his part has been carefully arranged in advance, and he has been trained for that special duty.  Their object is to secure the utter and abject submission of all who oppose them, and to trample down opposition by the terrors of murder, spoliation and destruction.

You lads are our vanguard.  You represent one in a hundred of the able bodied men of Newfoundland capable of bearing arms.  I have little doubt that, when the knowledge of the war and its stupendous results become known, more will offer to join you at the front to fight for our King on behalf of freedom and justice, the maintenance of the British Empire and the honor of Newfoundland.”

The Regimental Adjutant then read out the following appointments: -

NEWFOUNDLAND REGIMENT

“His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to make the following appointments: -

To be Lieut.-Colonel: - Sir W. E. DAVIDSON, K. C. M. G.

To be Camp Commandant: - W. H. FRANKLIN, Esq., with the rank of Captain.

To be Adjutant: - W. F. RENDELL, Esq., with the rank of Captain.

To be Captains: - G. T. CARTY, Esq.; Conn ALEXANDER, Esq.;  A. E. BERNARD, Esq.; Allan GOODRIDGE, Esq., A. D. C.; J. W. MARCH, Esq.; A. O’BRIEN, Esq.

(Captain GOODRIDGE is seconded for duty on the personal staff.  The other captains were posted to their Companies.)

To be Paymaster: - R. TIMEWELL, Esq., with the honorary rank of Captain.

To be Lieutenant: - A. W. WAKEFIELD, Esq., M.D., and for duty as Surgeon in medical charge of Contingent during transport on the high seas.

M. F. SUMMERS, Esq., is transferred to the Quartermaster’s Department with the rank of honorary Lieutenant.

All the above Commissions to date Sept. 21st, 1914, and to carry rank, for service within the Colony and during the conveyance of troops on the high seas.

For the administration of the Training camp at Pleasantville the following appointments are posted: -

To the Medical Staff: - Cluny MacPHERSON, Esq., M.D.,  as P.M.O., with the honorary rank of captain.

L. PATERSON, Esq., M.D., as Surgeon in charge of Camp, with the honorary rank of captain.

To the Quartermaster’s Department: -

H. OUTERBRIDGE, Esq., with the honorary rank of Captain; H. LeMESSURIER, Esq., and J. B. URQUHART, Esq., with the honorary rank of Lieutenants.”

ARTICLE:

Published by Authority

The following cable dispatch, received by His Excellency the Governor from the Right Honourable the Secretary of State for the Colonies, under date 19th September, is published for the information of those concerned.

John R. BENNETT,

Colonial Secretary.

Dept. of the Colonial Secretary.

September 19th, 1914.

Army Council anxious that all Officers of reserve of Officers should be recalled, and asks that your Government will publish notice to the effect that they should return to this country forthwith and report themselves at the War Office.

Sept. 21

HARCOURT.

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