Lieutenant Colonel E.B. Clegg
Newfoundland Regiment & 9th Reserve Battalion
While I have no wish to make comparisons, I believe that they are not surpassed by any unit in the camp for all round smartness on parade, steadiness in the ranks and general intelligence, while their physical fitness appears to be excellent.
Newfoundland may be proud of her sons; they will no doubt give a good account of themselves, should they get into the stress of war.
(Lt-Col. Clegg to Governor Walter E. Davidson, 4 Nov 1914)
Edward Boucher Clegg was born in Peterborough, Canada West on 16 November 1864. He had served in the militia for thirty-one years and commanded the 57th Peterborough Rangers. On arrival in England with the First Contingent in October 1914, he was assigned as temporary commanding officer of the 500-man strong Newfoundland Regiment.