Lt. Andrew Bulger

Born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Andrew Bulger was commissioned an ensign in the newly formed Royal Newfoundland Regiment of Fencible Infantry in 1804. From there he served in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Lower Canada.  Bulger was a lieutenant when the War of 1812 began in June 1812. During his service in the Regiment, Bulger fought […]

Sable Chief and Pte. Hazen Fraser

Sable Chief was gifted to the Regiment in 1917 by a Canadian military officer. He was one of three mascots of the Regiment at Ayr, joining the ranks of Boodles and Bill who came before him. Sable was entrusted to 14-year old Pte. Hazen Fraser. Sable marched with the Regiment Band at the head of […]

Colonel Alex Cowan has Passed Away

  Passing of a Remarkable Person – Our Colonel Alec Cowan, CD3 It was with much sadness that I learned, from Barry Mackay’s email, of the passing of a truly remarkable Newfoundlander and Labradorean, our own Colonel Alec Cowan. I had the personal honour and privilege of knowing Alec and his wonderful loving wife, Florence, […]

Stand Down Soldier your Duty is Done

Col Alexander Peter Cowan  With our deepest condolences to the family of Col Cowan, the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Museum on behalf of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Regimental Advisory Council (RAC) announce the passing of one of our members. Col Cowan joined the Regiment in the early days of its re-formation shortly after Confederation. He continued […]

Gunner Robert (Bob) Gordon Grant

Another old soldier has passed. 100 year old Gunner Robert Gordon Grant of Corner Brook has passed away after a short illness. Bob, as he was known, enlisted into the artillery from Corner Brook in May 1940. He saw action in North Africa and Italy with the 166th (Nfld) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. He proudly […]