The Newfoundlanders

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. It is the only regiment in the British empire to be awarded the term “Royal” during the war. It became “The Royal Newfoundland Regiment”

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. 22 men attested directly to the 60th Battalion. While training in Canada:
2 would be discharged for Deserting
4 would be discharged as Medically Unfit for Service
5 went overseas with the 1st Reinforcing Draft
In England:
1 man would be discharged for Deserting and 1 would be discharged as “No longer medically fit for service.”
Of the original 22 who attested, 8 would see service at the front with the 60th

Others attested to other battalions but served at some point with the 60th
3 attested to the 40th Battalion in Nova Scotia
2 attested to the 55th Battalion in New Brunswick
2 attested to the 69th Battalion in Montreal
3 attested to the 75th Battalion in Toronto
1 attested to the 124th Battalion in Toronto
In total 33 men who listed their country of birth as Newfoundland served in the 60th Battalion during the war.
3 Men were awarded the Military Medal for bravery.
5 Men were Killed in Action or Died from disease while serving

Name	Reg. No.	Original Unit	Rank	Town in NFLD

Adams, John	457027	60th	Pte	Placentia Bay
Part of 60th Battalion 1st Reinforcing Draft
Awarded the Military Medal while serving with the 3rd Battalion and attached to 1st Brigade Headquarters 
03-May-1918 - LG 30573

Angel, Henry	457951	60th	Pte	Petit Harbour

Bradbury, John Joseph	415882	40th	Pte	St Johns
Killed in Action serving with the 5th Battalion Canadian Mounted Rifles	
Tuesday 30-Oct-1917 - Buried in Passchendaele New British Cemetery, Belgium
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Brewer, Obadiah	457458	60th	Pte	Hill view
Part of 60th Battalion 1st Reinforcing Draft

Butler, Nathan	414983	40th	Pte	Cupids
Killed in Action serving with the 60th Battalion	
Saturday 16-Sep-1916 – Commemorated on the Vimy Memorial, France
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Courage, Archibald	457383	60th	Pte	Harbour Grace
Killed in Action serving with the 60th Battalion	
Thursday 18-May-1916 – Buried Maple Copse Cemetery, Belgium
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Craine, Thomas Patrick	457542	60th	Pte
	
Edmond, Peter	121475	69th	Pte	Brigus
Awarded the Military Medal while serving with the 60th Battalion	
23-Mar-1917 - LG 30001

Elson, Mark	458047	60th	Pte	St Johns

English, John	457427	60th	Pte	Jobs Cove

Ford, James	458464	60th	Pte	St Johns

Frampton, George	458598	60th	Pte	St Johns

Gear, William Frederick	457074	60th	Pte	St Johns
Part of 60th Battalion 1st Reinforcing Draft

George, Robert Charles	444834	55th	Pte	New Harbour

Hally, Edward	457795	60th	Pte	Topsail

Hibbs, Sidney Harold	769254	124th	Pte	Tiltcove

Jackson, William Henry	458650	60th	Sgt	St Johns

King, Eli	139129	75th	Pte	Bauline

Laite, Harry Whitfield	457852	60th	Pte	St Johns

Leigh, William	457387	60th	Pte	St Johns

Madden, John	457865	60th	Pte	St Johns
Part of 60th Battalion 1st Reinforcing Draft

Maney, James	457111	60th	Pte	Avondale
AKA Manney, James	

Morey, Richard 	458301	60th	Pte	St Johns

Mugford, Melborne	138770	75th	Pte	Port Blandford

O'Connell, Daniel	458248	60th	Pte	

Pottle, George William	445475	55th	Pte	

Putt, Thomas	415391	40th	Pte	Goulds

Roach, Robert	120415	69th	Pte	

Roberts, Anthony	457859	60th	L/Cpl	Brigus

Roberts, Ernest	139255	75th	Pte	Twillingate

Slattery, Michael	458270	60th	Pte	Harbour Grace
Killed in Action serving with the 87th Battalion	
Tuesday 14-Aug-1917 – Buried in Viller Station Cemetery, Villers-Au-Bois, France
Awarded the Military Medal while serving with the 87th Battalion
28-Sep-1917 - LG 30312
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Summers, Leonard	457574	60th	Pte	Carbonear

Thomey, James	457402	60th	Pte	Harbour Grace
Part of 60th Battalion 1st Reinforcing Draft
Died of Disease serving with the 23rd Reserve Battalion
Friday 05-Jul-1918 – Buried in Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery, Canada