1st Battalion Royal Newfoundland Regiment

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1st Battalion Royal Newfoundland Regiment
Years active:
Country: Newfoundland
Service: British colonial forces
Branch: unknown
Type: Infantry
Specific type: Infantry battalion
Full size: 1,000
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Name1: Newfoundland Companies
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Reason for change: Increased to battalion size
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Name2: 1st Battalion Newfoundland Regiment
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Reason for change: Granted royal title
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Name3: 1st Battalion Royal Newfoundland Regiment
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Alternate names: The Blue Puttees
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For more information on what infobox fields mean, see documentation at military unit, command structure and theatre of war.
Command structure
Relationship type: Administrative
Parent unit: Royal Newfoundland Regiment
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Command structure
Relationship type: Tactical
Parent unit: 1st Canadian Division
Parent level: Division
Start date: October 1914
End date: December 1914
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Command structure
Relationship type: Tactical
Parent unit: 88th Infantry Brigade, UK
Parent level: Brigade
Start date: 01/08/1915
End date: 31/08/1918
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Command structure
Relationship type: Tactical
Parent unit: 28th Infantry Brigade, UK
Parent level: Brigade
Start date: 01/09/1918
End date: 31/03/1919
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Theatre of war
Theatre name: Gallipoli
Date entered: 01/08/1915
Date left: 28/02/1916
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Theatre of war
Theatre name: France, Belgium and Germany
Date entered: 01/03/1916
Date left: 31/03/1919
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Personal narratives[edit]

Sydney Frost[edit]

Charles Sydney Frost was one of the first 500 volunteers for this battalion, rose from private to captain, and was awarded the Military Cross.

He wrote his memoirs late in life, which were published after his death as:

  • Frost, Sydney (2014-11-10). Roberts, Edward, ed. A Blue Puttee at War: The Memoir of Captain Sydney Frost, MC. Flanker Press. 
    • Amazon UK (book description includes background information).

He also kept a scrapbook which was donated to the regimental museum.

Anthony James Stacey[edit]

Anthony James Stacey was one of the first 500 volunteers for this battalion and rose to the rank of sergeant. He wrote his memoirs in the 1960s, which were published as:

  • Stacey, A. J. (2002). Stacey, Jean Edwards, ed. Memoirs of a Blue Puttee: The Newfoundland Regiment in World War One. St. John's, Newfoundland: DRC Publishers. ISBN 978-0-9684209-1-1. 
    • Amazon UK (book description includes background information).

Related media[edit]

Official sources[edit]

Unit war diaries[edit]

  • The National Archives of the UK (TNA): WO 95/4312 (01/08/1915–28/02/1916)
  • The National Archives of the UK (TNA): WO 95/2308/1 (01/03/1916–31/08/1918)
  • The National Archives of the UK (TNA): WO 95/1775/6 (01/09/1918–31/03/1919)


Unit histories[edit]

Other official documents[edit]

Other sources[edit]

The Mobilization of the Newfoundland Regiment, 1914-1915]' Newfoundland and Labrador Studies 22/2 (2007).

References[edit]


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