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Year End Review  - 1916


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The records were transcribed by JOHN BAIRD  Formatted by GEORGE WHITE
While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors.

Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.Ē John XV. 13

Oh lads, dear lads, who were loyal and true,
The worst of the fight was borne by you;
So the word shall go to the cottage and hall,
Our battle are won by the men that fall.

When peace dawns over the countryside
Our thanks shall be to the lads that died,
Oh quite hearts, can you hear us tell
How peace was won by the men that fell.

                                                                -  Laurence Housman



Barron, Peter, at Geissen, Germany, taken prisoner, June 28, 1916.

Bursey, William Frederick, Caplin Cove, Bay de Verde, taken prisoner June 22, 1916.

Cahill, John Joseph, St. Johnís, taken prisoner June 28, 1916. Died at Geissen.

Coombs, Thomas, Sergeant, Spaniardís Bay, taken prisoner, June 28, 1916 at Geissen.

Foote, George William, Carbonear. Taken prisoner in November. Now at Dulman.

Rice, Nathan, St. Johnís, captured at Neuve Chapelle. Prisoner since summer, 1915.

Samson, Edwin, R.N.R., Flat Island, Bonavista Bay. Taken prisoner in March, 1916.

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