- Eric Neil
- June 01, 2012 - 12:50
My 4x Great grandfather Corpral Joseph Neil was a member of the Royal Newfoundland Fencibles. He jouned in 1795 and remustered in January of 1804. He faught and survived the war and returned home after spending 10 years defending Canada ( 4 1/2 years in Quebec). He faught and survived the battle of Lake Erie and was probably wounded. I am proud of my ancestory and feel what he did and many Newfoundlanders like him should be shouted from the hill tops. I have done extensive research and would share with anyone who is interested.
- November 14, 2011 - 13:06
Newfoundlanders continue to fight all over the world performing excellent work. Now, we fight along side the Americans rather than against them, and indeed have been decorated by them many times both as groups (e.g. A Navy ship, Army Platoon etc.) and individually. One can't help but wonder how many more NL'ers have fought for other countries and are burried in other countries. Well done, Sir.
- November 14, 2011 - 11:43
"those who gave everything so that we could have a chance to succeed as a nation." They had a job and did it. Unless you have letters showing their intent before the battle, this is pure conjecture.
- November 14, 2011 - 14:38
"History" clearly demonstartes their intent. Unless one would question the intent of any professional soldier. And our freedoms did not happen by conjecture.
- Robert Kirby
- November 14, 2011 - 11:01
Great story! Yet more proof that before there was a Canada there was a Newfoundland. The history of Newfoundland and its people is so rich that there are times we amaze ourselves. I read a credible account very recently that made no reference to the contribution of The Royal Newfoundland Regiment to the War of 1812! Of course the account came from one of Canada's 'national' news papers.