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The Military Service Files database includes an entry for all individuals identified in the military service files and/or military service ledgers of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and Newfoundland Forestry Companies the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and Newfoundland Forestry Companies duplicate remove, held by The Rooms Provincial Archives as part of GN 19 Newfoundland military service records (Great War) collection.
Included are the over 6700 members of the First Newfoundland Regiment (later "Royal") and the Newfoundland Forestry Companies, including officers, other ranks, Drum and Bugle Corps, attached specialists and special duty assignments.
An individual's complete service file is attached where available. Service files do not exist for all individuals identified in the records. In this instance, a database record was created based on content recorded in the Military Service ledgers.
Using the Military Service Files database
The records are keyword searchable and sortable based on the column headings: Name, Community, Service number, Age at enlistment, Next of kin, Occupation, Active date, Date of death and Religion. POW status and Fatality status are yes/no searchable fields.
- To search for a specific individual, enter their name and/or service number.
- To view the attached service file, click on the individual's name.
- To view details of an individual's commendations, select the pdf file at the right
- To sort the results of a large search, click on the column heading.
- To search for Prisoners of War, use the keyword POW.
- Notes concerning variant names, misfiled documents, additional service, etc. are included as required.
For additional information, including military service ledgers, photographs, personal papers, wills and other documents contact The Rooms Provincial Archives Reference Room firstname.lastname@example.org or 709-757-8088.
Or search the Provincial Archives on-line Descriptions Database at https://www.therooms.ca/archives.
|Name||Community||Service Number||Age of Enlistment||Next of Kin||Occupation||Active Date||Religion||Fatality||PoW||Date of Death||Commendations||Notes|
|PELLEY, Frederick George||Shoal Harbour, Trinity District||1056||20||Annie Pelley (p)||Lumberman||1915||No||No|
|MARTIN, Joseph||Burin North, Burin District||1791||24||George Martin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HAINES, Edward George||Jamestown, Bonavista District||1505||22||Robert Haines (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BROCKLEHURST, George Augustus||St. John's||848||24||Charles F. Brocklehurst (p)||Letter carrier||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|VIGUERS, William||St. John's||1171||19||Annie Viguers (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAWKE, Michael||Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District||1672||27||Bridget Hawke (o)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Frank||Water Street East, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1261||24||Emily Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GRANT, Edward Peter||Lawn, Burin District||1797||22||Michael Grant (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|OREILLY, P. Joseph||0-147||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; incorrect information in service ledger Notes: Listed as instructor (musketry). Notes: Information in service ledger is incorrect; information for 0-236 J.B. O'Reilly, RAMC was duplicated as being 0-147 Joseph O'Reilly|
|ABBOTT, George||Battery Road, St. John's||1242||20||Henry Abbott (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|KNIGHT, Frank Scott||St. John's||1659||19||Charles Knight (p)||Barber||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HANN, Bertram Gordon||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||1255||23||Mr. Hann (p)||Fisherman||1915||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|MARTIN, Stephen||Torbay, St. John's East District||1942||19||William Martin (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, July 8, 1917|
|WHITE, Edward||Twillingate, Twillingate District||1084||19||Sarah White (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|IVANY, Walter Donald||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1008||21||Silas Ivany (p)||Machinist||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|TOBIN, Walter A.||Roxburgh, Massachusetts, USA||1556||19||Alice Tobin||Barber||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FORTUNE, William||2 Patrick St., St. John's||1194||24||Sylvester Fortune (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BARTON, John||Goulds, St. John's West District||1485||28||Annie Barton (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|DELANEY, Nicholas||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||1474||19||Ellen Delaney (p)||Pulp presser||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROLLS, Walter||Portland, Bonavista District||1494||26||Mary Jane Rolls (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|SNOW, John S.||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1923||19||Robert Snow (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MCKAY, J. J.||No information||0-145||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|THISTLE, Howard||Clarkes Head, Gander Bay, Fogo District||1661||20||Maurice Thistle (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KELLY, James Joseph||St. John's||1011||19||Elizabeth Kelly||Telegraph operator||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUKE, John J.||Fox Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||1964||23||Mary Duke (p)||Policeman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||See also Regt. #1306, William Duke ; also see Regt.# 709 for misfiled will|
|BRAZIL, Matthew||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1368||21||Thomas Brazil (o)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOUGH, Chesley James||Elliston, Trinity District||893||20||Mr. Gough (p)||Salesman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|MURRAY, William||St. John's||1695||33||John Murray (o)||Truckman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHEARS, John James||Robinsons Head, St. George District||1671||19||James Allan Shjears (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DREW, T.M.||0-223 - 857||1915||No||No||Transferred from Leicestershire Regiment. Attestation papers not included. Also contains documents relating to service #0-23, William Edward Barnes|
|CARTER, Kenneth James||Greenspond, Bonavista District||1814||19||Kenneth Carter (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PITCHER, Herbert Redvers||St. John's||1729||28||Mary Pitcher (s)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARSONS, Charles H.||Sandy Point, St. George District||1708||20||James S. Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 2, 1916|
|CARROLL, Bernard||Conche, St. Barbe District||1903||22||Daniel Carroll (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|ATTWOOD, Charles||Safe Harbour, Bonavista District||1977||18||Maria and William Attwood (p)ict||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HAWKINS, William Max||St. John's||1238||23||Olive Long Hawkins (s)||Plumber||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KENNEDY, Samuel L.||St. John's||1301||27||Lizzie Janes (o)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FAOUR, Edward||St. John's||1075||19||Mrs. Faour (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FERGUSON, John Roy||67 Springdale Street, St. John's||0-205 - 882||26||Jeanette Herbert Ferguson (s)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ALCOCK, Augustus||Griquet, St. Barbe District||0-116 - 1372||19||Mary Alcock (p)||Teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BRADBURY, Malcolm||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1188||22||Rachel Bradbury (p)||Telegraph Operator||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|NARDINI, Raphael||Main River, St. George District||1488||19||Josephine Nardini (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Previously transcribed as Raphael.|
|MCCARTHY, John Francis||Goulds, Bay Bulls Road, St. John's West District||1401||24||Helen McCarthy (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BISHOP, Archibald Walter||Burin, Burin District||1046||19||Mary Bishop (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|HEATH, Thomas||Botwood, Twillingate District||1666||20||Mary Heath (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|CURNEW, Charles||Petries Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1335||22||George Robert Curnew (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||See also service #1336, Joseph Ezekiel.|
|KING, Herbert H.||50 1/2 Monkstown Road, St. John's||1981||20||Mary King (p)||Printer||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|FOLLETT, Roland MacKenzie||St. John's||1880||19||Silas Follett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WHITTEN, Edgar Charles||St. John's||1117||22||Sarah Whitten (s)||Steward||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, July 16, 1916||Photograph of gravesite included|
|DINNEY, George||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||1859||21||John Dinney||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Attestation papers not included; Variant spelling of name - Dinny, Denny.|