During the First World war Newfoundland was the “Dominion of Newfoundland”, it did not become part of Canada until 1949.
This tiny country raised it’s own Regiment – the 1st Newfoundland Regiment. It served as a battalion of the British Army.
Newfoundlanders also served with the 60th Battalion. This nominal roll is the roll of men who served in the 60th Battalion and listed Newfoundland as their country of birth on their attestation papers.
23 men attested to the 60th Battalion
Others attested to other battalions but served at some point with the 60th
3 to the 40th Battalion in Halifax
2 to the 55th Battalion in New Brunswick
2 to the 69th Battalion in Montreal
3 to the 75th Battalion in Toronto
1 to the 124th Battalion in Toronto
3 Men were awarded the Military Medal for bravery.
6 Men were Killed in Action or Died from disease while serving
Regimental Name Number Town
Adams, John MM 457027 Placentia Bay Angel, Henry 457951 Petit Harbour Bradbury, John Joseph* 415882 St. Johns Brewer, Obadiah 457458 Hill view Butler, Nathan 414983 Cupids Courage, Archibald* 457383 Harbour Grace Craine, Thomas Patrick* 457542 Edmond, Peter MM 121475 Brigus Elson, Mark 458047 St. Johns English, John 457427 Jobs Cove Ford, James 458464 St. Johns Frampton, George 458598 St. Johns Gear, William Frederick 457074 St. Johns George, Robert Charles 444834 New Harbour Hally, Edward 457795 Topsail Hibbs, Sidney Harold 769254 Tiltcove Jackson, William Henry 458650 St. Johns King, Eli 139129 Bauline Laite, Harry Whitfield 457852 St. Johns Leigh, William 457387 St. Johns Madden, John 457865 St. Johns Maney, James aka Manney, James 457111 Avondale Morey, Richard 458301 St. Johns Mugford, Melborne 138770 Port Blandford O'Connell, Daniel 458248 Pottle, George William 445475 Putt, Thomas 415391 Goulds Roach, Robert 120415 Roberts, Anthony 457859 Brigus Roberts, Ernest 139255 Twillingate Sheppard, Martin ** aka Martin,William 458135 Harbour Grace Slattery, Michael MM * 458270 Harbour Grace Summers, Leonard 457574 Carbonear Thomey, James ** 457402 Harbour Grace *Killed in Action **Died of Disease