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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 email@example.com 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|
|KELLY, John Charles||Irelands Eye, Trinity District||8239||18||John Kelly (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HANCOCK, Albert||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1853||18||William Hancock (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, March 10, 1918|
|RALPH, Cecil||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||5201||18||George Ralph (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, June 10, 1918|
|BRAZIL, James||Renews, Ferryland District||4536||18||John Brazil (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REDMOND, Thomas J.||265 Theatre Hill, St. John's||8162||18||David P. Redmond (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ONEILL, Leo||63 Duckworth Street, St. John's||4211||18||Anastasia O'Neill (p)||Truckman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUFFETT, Edward George||Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District||2700||18||John Duffett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DIAMOND, Joseph||Flowers Cove, St. Barbe District||4288||18||George Diamond (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GOOBY, Charles||57 Flower Hill, St. John's||8498||18||Simon Gooby (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BURTON, Edgar||Loo Cove, Bonavista District||5134||18||George Burton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COOPER, David||South West Arm, Twillingate District||3883||18||Samuel Cooper (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SHEARS, John Frederick||2 Allan Square, St. John's||4515||18||John Shears (p)||Draper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GRANTER, Samuel||Middle Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District||3946||18||James Granter (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MAYNE, Henry||Hopeall, Trinity District||5323||18||Henry Mayne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|BUGDEN, Neville||21 Young Street, St. John's||4100||18||Henry Bugden (p)||Butcher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SEARLE, Richard||Goulds, St. John's West District||3986||18||May Ruby (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HYNES, William Curtis||Petries, Bay of Islands, St. George District||4991||18||Alexander Hynes (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JONES, Edward||Trinity East, Trinity District||4513||18||John Jones (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GREEN, James||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5368||18||Bridgett Green (p)||Railroad man||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JUKE, Patrick||48 Cabot Street, St. John's||3467||18||Patrick Juke (p)||Fireman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRADBURY, John A||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||3618||18||Charles Bradbury (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, Edward P.||159 Gower Street, St. John's||8484||18||William J. Martin (p)||Office clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HICKS, John Benjamin||Catalina, Trinity District||1163||18||Dottie Hicks (o)||Telegraph operator||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BARNES, Cyril||Topsail, Harbour Main District||4500||18||William H. Barnes (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARSONS, Archibald||Codroy, St. George District||5836||18||Ambrose Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|HATCHER, Reuben||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2105||18||Robert Hatcher (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAKER, Benjamin||Clarenville, Trinity District||8229||18||Caleb Baker (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|KING, William||New Bonaventure, Trinity District||4519||18||Edwin King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PADDOCK, Joseph||Wards Harbour, Long Island, Twillingate||3202||18||Solomon Paddock (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Includes documents for # 3200|
|COISH, William Clyde||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||3200||18||William Coish (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, September 28, 1917||See also #3202 for a misfiled document|
|KEEFE, Saul||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2043||18||Allen Keefe (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Saturday, April 14, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|SKINNER, Edgar||St. Jacques, Fortune District||2929||18||John Skinner (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|SAUNDERS, Benjamin||Gambo, Bonavista District||8319||18||Joseph Saunders (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KENT, James||20 Georges Street, St. John's||2087||18||Peter Kent (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PELLEY, Pierce||Macklin Place, 71 Leslie Street, St. John's||8223||18||Norman and Annie Ellen Pelley (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SAMSON, Robert||Winterton, Trinity District||5388||18||Augustus Samson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WOOLDRIDGE, James R.||Trinity, Trinity District||1993||18||John Woolridge (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Wooldridge, Woolridge|
|SHERREN, Nelson L.||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||2458||18||George Sherren (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Monday, May 7, 1917||Nelson Sherren was reported missing 14 April 1917; family correspondence indicated he was seen alive as a Prisoner of War after 14 April; a memorandum, dated 2 Sept. 1919, stated a grave at Douai Communal Cemetery, France, was presumed to be Sherren's; CWGC records his death as 7 May 1917 while in enemy hands. Discrepancy in name: Recorded as Sherran in CWGC|
|SOMERTON, Austin||Trinity, Trinity District||2428||18||Fred Somerton (p)||Scholar||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MAYO, Leonard||Creston, Burin District||4376||18||Mariah Rodgers (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DAWE, Hector||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||4477||18||Isaac Dawe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|COLE, Bertram||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4630||18||John Cole (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers also found on Reel 261 preceding Service # 4601|
|ANDREWS, Albert||249 Water Street West, St. John's||2345||18||Robert Andrews (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, Pierce||Salvage, Bonavista District||3547||18||Mary Ann Pike (o)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALKER, Llewellyn||Change Islands, Fogo District||3321||18||Elizabeth Walker (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WOODMAN, Ernest||New Harbour, Trinity District||2377||18||Frederick Woodman (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GILLAM, Joseph Michael||Middle Barachois, Jeffreys Crossing, St. George District||2940||18||Georege Gillam (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ELLSWORTH, John Thomas||Carmanville, Fogo District||2469||18||Moses Ellsworth (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|STEED, Solomon||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||2941 - 8157||18||Albert Steed (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||No overseas service, released from Newfoundland Regiment 1916; Enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917; complete file is under # 2941.|
|TILLY, Lawrence||Clarenville, Trinity District||1404||18||Annie Tilly||Farmer||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||Discrepancy in name: Tilley|