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Newfoundland Troops

The Film

Year
1917

Running Time
03 min 43 s

Producer
Topical Film Company

Royal Newfoundland Regiment in billets at Berneville, Western Front, 9 May 1917.

A posed group of the regiment’s officers, six lying down, at least eleven standing up. These include the commanding officer, lieutenant-Colonel A L Hadow, and the second in command, lieutenant-Colonel J Forbes-Robertson, who was in command on 14 April 1917 during the counter-attack at Monchy in the Battle of Arras. Also present is lieutenant K J Keegan, decorated for bravery during the Monchy counter-attack. Rations are served out to the regiment in its rest billets; A posed group of men decorated as a result of Monchy (ranks given as for April 1917, some had been promoted by May), left to right, lying down: Private F Curran, Corporal J H Hillier, Private J Hounsell. Standing, left to right: Corporal A S Rose, Sergeant W Pitcher, lieutenant-Colonel J Forbes-Robertson, lieutenant K J Keegan, Sergeant C Parsons, Sergeant J R Waterfield. There is a posed group of all the officers and men of the regiment who fought at Monchy and were still serving in May 1917. The regimental bootmaker at work. The regiment on the march with full kit, pack mules, wagons and mounted officers, probably through the streets of Berneville.


Pieces of History

Military Logistics of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914–1919


Images

NCOs of the 13th Battalion Canadian Cook with His Helper at Work in the Cookhouse, November, 1916 Troops Enjoying Ice Cream Newfoundland Regiment at Pleasantville, 1914

Other Materials

Monchy-le-Preux