Llewellyn and Joseph Lush, 1914, Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve
This portrait shows brothers Lew and Joe Lush, who were members of the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve.
At the outbreak of the First World War, the Canadian and British navies both drew on naval reservists from Newfoundland. One brother's cap tally bears the name HMCS Niobe, which would have been under-crewed without Newfoundland reservists at the start of the war. The other brother's cap tally is for HMS Calypso, the Royal Naval Reserve's training ship in Newfoundland.
George Metcalf Archival Collection