I just thought i would ask if anyone here was interested in the 1st Newfoundland Regiment in WW1.
I have a WW1 Service Dress jacket which belonged to Lt-Col Arthur Lovell Hadow C.M.G. He served in the Norfolk Regiment from atleast 1904 (when he was MID for Tibet) up until 1926. In 1915 he was transferred from the Norfolk Regiment to the 1st Newfoundland Regiment. The most note worthy time in Hadows career was when he commanded the Battalion on the 1st July 1916 at Beaumont Hamel, this is the Regiments most famous action in history where nearly all the Battalion was wiped out. He continued to be thier CO until 1918 picking up the C.M.G. Mentioned In Despatches twice and being awared the Order Of The Nile along the way.
Hadow is probably the most famous CO the Regiment has ever had andit was always said that "He made the regiment". Anyone who has heard of the Newfoundland Regiment will have heard about the 1st July 1916 slaughter and i feel proud to own the tunic of such a great man and leader. And it is probably the rarest and most historic tunic i will ever own.
I will post photos in about a week maybe less if anyone is interested......i will leave you with a photo of Lt Col Hadow...he is standing on the Left.