John Dowling was commissioned in Halifax to raise men for the Royal Nova Scotia Volunteers and went to Newfoundland where he recruited the following men, according to his claim as a Loyalist.

Barrett, John Corbitt, James English, James
Phillips, William Welch, James Shorthill, James
Bealy, William Curtin, Thomas Fordrage, James
Brothers, Martin Dayley, John McCarty, Michael
Burke, Thomas Delany, Patrick Furnis, Mathew
Martin, Thomas Nowland, John O'Brien, Patrick
Hefferman, William Dowling, Timothy Poor, Edmund
Barry, John Clear, Patrick Fahee,John
Helverton, James Cross, Thomas Burton, John
Dunphy, William Holloran, James Connor, Bath
Eagan, Mathew Linch, Maurice