Newfoundland Regiment Soldiers Embarking for England, ca. 1915
Newfoundland and Labrador enrolled 6,241 men in the Newfoundland Regiment, 1,964 in the Royal Naval Reserve, and 498 in an overseas Forestry Corps during the First World War. Maintaining these forces, particularly the Newfoundland Regiment, proved to be of great economic cost to the country, and forced the government to borrow heavily from lenders in New York and London.
Courtesy of the Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador (PANL NA-60-37), St. John's, Newfoundland.