Newfoundland Regiment at Beaumont Hamel

Newfoundland Regiment soldiers killed in action (J-P)

Pte. JACKMAN, Michael Joseph 733 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 19
Next of kin: David J. and Catherine Jackman. Address: Bell Island. Educated at St. Bonaventure’s College, St. John’s, Member of Catholic Cadet Corps, Bell Island.

L/Cpl. JANES, Frederick 1275 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 23
Son of Alexander and Bertha Janes of St. John’s. Buried Y Ravine

Pte. JANES, George Robert 1642 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 29
Next of kin: James and Harriet Janes. Address: Bishop’s Falls

Pte. JANES, Maxwell 982 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 20
Son of Harry and Emma Janes of 13 Barters Hill, St. John’s. Buried Knightsbridge

Pte. JEANS, John Allan 424 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 33
Son of William and Martha Jeans of Catalina, Trinity. Buried Hawthorn Ridge 2

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Pte. Silas Jeffers

Pte. JEFFERS, Silas 292 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 23
Son of Francis and Sarah Jeffers of Freshwater, Bay de Verde. Buried Y Ravine

Pte. JOHNSON, Alfred 1571 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 23
Next of kin: Son of Madeline Rebecca Neiass. Adopted by the late Alfred and Mary Ann Johnson of Teignmouth, Devon. Address: 21 Bitton Ave, Teignmouth, Devon, England.

Pte. JOHNSON, John Joseph 135 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 23
Next of kin: Andrew and Mary Johnson. Address: 45 LeMarchant Road, St. John’s

Pte. JONES, Arthur 1806 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 37
Son of John and Susannah Jones of St. Phillips, St. John’s West. Buried Knightsbridge

2nd Lt. JUPP, Clifford Henry Oliver RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 25
Next of kin:William and Marion Jupp. Address: Pulborough, Sussex, England

Pte. KEARLEY, Eber 1450 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 21
Next of kin: Charles Kearley. Address: Blaketown, Trinity Bay

Sgt. KELLY, Michael Francis 148 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 26
Next of kin: Son of Henry and Elizabeth Kelly, husband of Gertrude Kelly. Address: 37 Cabot Street, St. John’s

Pte. KELLY, Thomas Joseph 178 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 26
Next of kin: James and Mary Ann Kelly. Address: Jersey Side, Placentia

Pte. KENNEDY, Michael Francis 255 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 22
Next of kin: Nicholas and Margaret Kennedy. Address: 187 LeMarchant Road, St. John’s

Pte. KING, Joseph Andrew 1356 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 22
Next of kin: Silas and Dinah King. Address: Broad Cove, Bay de Verde

Pte. KNIGHT, William 373 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 22
Son of Stephen and Ellen Knight of St. John’s. Husband of K. Knight of Pacific Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Buried Auchonvillers Military Cem.

Sgt. KNIGHT, William Blackler 290 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 23
Next of kin: Frederick W. and Emilie Florence Knight. Address: 355 South Side, St. John’s

Pte. LAHEY, Robert Joseph 254 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 28
Son of Richard and Margaret Lahey of Bell Island, Conception Bay. Buried Knightsbridge

Pte. LANNON, Michael Francis 967 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 23
Next of kin: James and Esther Lannon. Address: South East, Placentia

I wonder if he is related to Pte. Laurence Fewer above, whose mother was born Ellen Lannon. Both men are from Placentia.

Pte. LE SHANA, William Edward 799 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 24
Next of kin: Son of William and Mabel LeShana, husband of Jeannette LeShana. Address: 654 12th Ave East, Vancouver, BC Canada

L/Cpl. LILLY, Augustus 194 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 33
Son of George A. and Olivia Lilly of Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John’s. Buried Y Ravine

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Pte. Francis Lind

Pte. LIND, Francis Thomas 541 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 37
Son of Henry and Elizabeth Lind of Little Bay, Notre Dame Bay. Buried Y Ravine

Pte. LINEHAN, David 1468 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 21
Son of John and Margaret Linehan of Johns Pond, St. Mary’s Bay. Buried Hawthorn Ridge 2

Pte. LUFF, Samuel 1725 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 20
Son of William and Lydia Luff of Campbellton. Buried Knightsbridge

Pte. LUKINS, George 544 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 23
Son of Frederick and Johanna Lukins of St. John’s, husband of Alice of 21 Tessier Place, Carter’s Hill, St. John’s. Buried Hawthorn Ridge 2

Brother of John, below. In 1921 census for Tessier Place, Alice Lukins, age 27, is listed in household of Arthur Earl as “sister-in-law”. Frederick Lukins, age 7, is listed as “nephew”. Arthur Earl was born in “L…shire, England.” His wife Ellen was born in St. John’s.

Pte. LUKINS, John 547 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 28
[in Nf Book of Remembrance, d. Jun 28]
Next of kin: Son of Frederick and Johanna Lukins, husband of Mary Campbell (formerly LUKINS). Address: 99 New Gower Street, St. John’s (Attestation Paper gives his address as 12 Bell St., Wife and 3 children)

Letter from Pay & Record Office, London 20 June 1918: “547 Pte. J. Lukins, 1/Bn., Royal Newfoundland Regt., was reported killed in action on 28/6/16, near Beaumont Hamel during a raid on the German lines. He was not posted as missing.
A brother, No. 544 Pte. G. Lukins was posted missing on 1/7/16, and his place of burial has since been reported.”
(The Battle of the Somme for documents)

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Enquiry about J and G Lukins (click to enlarge)

Letter at right: “Mrs. J White, 96 Eastland Rd, Newtown, Yeovil

Dear Sir, I am writing to enquire of my two nephews of the 1st Newfoundland Reg as I saw the name of one of them on Mondays Paper being killed named J. Lukins No. 547 which is his correct number and name and we are very anxious about the other brother name G. Lukins will you kindly send us word of anything concerning the end of the one killed or of the safety of the other one his number is 544.

Yours truly, Mrs. White
At bottom, in a different hand: “547 J. Lukins killed in action, 544 G. Lukins no report”

Pte. LYONS, Allan 1222 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 24
Next of kin: James and Margaret Lyons. Address: Avondale, Conception Bay

Pte. MacDOUGALL, Alexander 900 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 23
Son of John and Marion MacDougall of 105 Elderpark St., Govan. Born in Islay, Argyllshire. Buried Ancre

Pte. McNIVEN, William Robert 279 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 21
Next of kin: Frederick and Rosanne McNiven. Address: Portugal Cove Road, St. John’s

Pte. MADDIGAN, Richard Joseph 826 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 19
Son of Richard and Ellen Maddigan of 259 Water Street West, St. John’s. Buried Y Ravine

Pte. MAHER, James John 951 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 20
Next of kin: William and Clara Maher. Address: Quidi Vidi Road, St. John’s

Pte. MAHONEY, Malcolm Cyril 955 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 23
Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Mahoney of Carbonear. Buried Y Ravine

Pte. MARTIN, Eric Shannon 616 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 23
Son of Alfred and Jessie Martin of St. John’s. Buried Hawthorn Ridge 2

Pte. MARTRET, Joseph 1599 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 20
Next of kin: Augustus and Mary Ellen Martret. Address: 254 New Gower Street, St. John’s

Pte. MASTERS, William 1396 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 23
Son of Alfred and Jessie Martin of St. John’s. Buried Hawthorn Ridge 2

Pte. MEADUS, Robert 1013 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 20
Next of kin: Henry and Susanna Meadus. Address: St. John’s

Pte. MELEE, Thomas 1877 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 19
Next of kin: Thomas and Sarah Melee. Address: Southside Road, St. John’s

Lt. MELLOR, Frederick Courtney RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 18
Son of Thomas C. and Mary L. Mellor of St. Luke’s Rectory, Annapolis Royal, NS. Resting place: Knightsbridge.

Pte. MERCER, Maxwell James 1446 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 19
Next of kin: Isaac and Anastatia Mercer. Address: Bay Roberts, Conception Bay

Pte. MERCER, Robert 1928 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 25
Next of kin: Eliel Mercer. Address: Blaketown, Trinity Bay. Resting place: Memorial Park

CSM MILES, Victor William 214 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 31
Next of kin: Henry and Selina Miles

Pte. MILLER, George 587 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 26
Next of kin: Bertha Summerton (formerly MILLER) and the late William James Miller

Pte. MOONEY, James Raymond 920 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 23
Next of kin: Alfred and Agnes Mooney. Address: Placentia

Pte. MOORE, Eric 1530 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 21
Son of Alexander and Janet Moore of 16 Waldegrave Street, St. John’s. Buried Hawthorn Ridge 2

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Pte. Wm Morgan

Pte. MORGAN, William 865 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 16
Next of kin: John A. and Sarah Morgan. Address: Alexander Street, St. John’s

Pte. MORRIS, James Robert 1624 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 24
Son of Joseph and Rebecca [Gillam] Morris of Robinson’s, St. George’s Bay. Buried Y Ravine

His father’s parents were Robert Brook Morris and Hannah Legge and his mother’s parents were John Gillam and Rebecca Shaw.

Pte. MORRIS, Kenneth 412 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 27
Next of kin: Joseph and Jane Morris. Address: Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde

Pte. MORRISSEY, John Thomas 1074 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 25
Next of kin: Lawrence and Catherine Morrissey. Address: 44 Wickford Street, St. John’s

Pte. MORTON, Joseph 1791 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 25
Next of kin: George Morton. Address: Burin North. Resting place: Memorial Park

Pte. MOYES, Allan 546 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 24
Next of kin: Mrs. Annie Maria Moyes. Address: Topsail, Conception Bay
Mrs. Moyes maybe née Bussey of St. John’s, married Joseph Henry Boyes of Topsail.

Pte. MURPHY, Edward Joseph 112 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 24
Next of kin: Matthew and Mary F. Murphy. Address: Pleasant Street, St. John’s

Pte. MURPHY, Lawrence J. 196 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 21
Son of Thomas and Mary Murphy of Petty Harbour, St. John’s West. Buried Y Ravine

Pte. NELSON, Charles Joseph 1592 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 24
Next of kin: Charles and Bridget Nelson. Address: 24 Lime Street, St. John’s

Pte. NEWHOOK, George Frederick 1391 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 22
Next of kin: John and Lizzie Newhook. Address: Dildo, Trinity Bay

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Telegram to Pte. C W Nichol’s father (click to enlarge)

Pte. NICHOLS, Campbell Withycombe 810 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 20
Next of kin: John H.A. and M. Elizabeth Nichols. Address: Deer Lake, St. George

Pte. NOSEWORTHY, Herman 354 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 21
Next of kin: John and Julia Emma Noseworthy. Address: 160 Casey Street, St. John’s

Pte. O’BRIEN, William Vincent 1068 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 21
Son of John and Mary O’Brien of Avondale District, Harbour Main. Buried Y Ravine

Pte. O’DRISCOLL, Albert 551 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 27
Son of James and Sarah O’Driscoll of Tors Cove, Ferryland. Buried Y Ravine

Pte. O’FLYNN, Michael Joseph 727 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 22
Next of kin: David A. and Annie O’Flynn. Address: Grand Falls

Pte. O’KEEFE, William Joseph 521 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 21
Next of kin: Peter and Mary O’Keefe. Address: 28 Fleming Street, St. John’s

Pte. O’LEARY, James Joseph 391 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 37
Next of kin: Philip and Catherine O’Leary. Address: 21 Scott Street, St. John’s

Sgt. OLLERHEAD, William 746 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 25
Next of kin: James and Susannah Ollerhead. Address: Heart’s Content, Trinity

Pte. O’NEILL, Michael Joseph 763 RNR, d July 1st 1916
Next of kin: brother of A. O’Neill. Address: Mount Cashel, St. John’s

Pte. PARMITER, Cecil 1586 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 19
Son of John and Sarah Parmiter of Topsail, Conception Bay. Buried Y Ravine

Pte. PARSONS, Aubrey L. 1664 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 19
Next of kin: John and Martha Parsons. Address: Lumsden North, Fogo

Pte. PARSONS, Charles Albert 1471 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 25
Next of kin: Mrs. Matilda Parsons. Address: Stephenville Crossing, St. George

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Pte. Reginald Paul

Pte. PAUL, Reginald John 731 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 21
Light brown hair, blue eyes, 5’5″ tall, 115 lbs, son of William John and Maria Veil Paul of Burin. Buried Hawthorn Ridge Cemetery No. 2, Somme

Pte. PENNELL, William Clement 1546 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 25
Address: Curling. Son of Joseph and Martha [Bagg] Pennell of Stephenville Crossing, Bay St. George. Buried Y Ravine

Pte. Pennell was the grandson of Clement and Mary Frances (Campbell) Pennell. Both his parents are recorded as living in Curling at the time of their deaths. In family trees, William is shown as born in 1898 or about 1895. Either way, those dates put him younger than the 25 years in his military records. It seems he married. He and Hazel Grace Farnell had a son, William CHESLEY Farnell Pennell, b July 1915 in Stephenville Crossing. Hazel married again, a Mr. Sweetland from Curling. They emigrated to Massachusetts, along with her parents Wallace Alfred and Lena (McKay) Farnell.

Pte. PENNEY, Augustus 1399 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 22
Son of Patrick and Helen Penney of Holyrood, Harbour Main. Buried Y Ravine

Pte. PENNEY, Josiah H. 665 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 26
Next of kin: Josiah and Anna Penney. Address: Carbonear

Pte. PERRAN, William C. 1690 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 19
Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Perran of St. John’s. Buried Auchonvillers Military Cem.

Pte. PIERCEY, John Charles 1535 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 19
Son of Robert and Patience Piercey of Bay Bull’s Arm, Trinity Bay. Buried Y Ravine

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L/Cpl. George Edward Pike

L/Cpl. PIKE, George Edward 898 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 33
Son of Nathaniel and Emma Pike of Grand Falls. Born at Harbour Grace. Buried Y Ravine

Pte. PIKE, James Joseph 1220 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 19
Next of kin: Joseph and Winifred Pike. Address: Avondale, Harbour Main

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Pte. Stanley Stewart Pinsent

Pte. PINSENT, Stanley Stewart 1589 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 21
Son of James and Selena Pinsent of Musgrave Harbour. Buried Knightsbridge

Pte. PINSENT, Stewart 1158 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 28
Next of kin: Samuel and Emma Pinsent. Address: Dildo, Trinity Bay

Cpl. PITMAN, Richard 400 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 28
Next of kin: Robert and Phyllis Pitman. Address: Lamaline

Pte. PORTER, Archibald Harold 1534 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 21
Son of Aaron and Lucy Ann Porter of Change Islands, Fogo. Buried Y Ravine

Co. Sgt. Maj. PORTER, Robert Branfitt 896 RNR, d July 1st 1916, age 29
Next of kin: John and Mary Grace Porter. Address: Grand Falls

Pte. POWER, James Matthews RNR, d July 1st 1916
Son of Martin and Johanna Power. Address: of Boston

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