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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|
|RIDER, Thomas||Bonavista, Bonavista District||6021||25||Absalom Rider (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCER, William||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||5369||25||Charles Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOUDIE, James||Northwest River, Labrador||6104||25||Allen Goudie (o)||Trapper||1918||Methodist||No||No||See also service #6102, Charles Michelin.|
|EDDY, William||North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5816||25||William Eddy (p)||Carpenter||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COOMBS, Leinus||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||1472||25||Jane Coombs (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURGE, Daniel||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3117||25||Mary Jane Burge (p)||Bridge structure iron worker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|YETMAN, David||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||6251||25||William Yetman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FRY, Edgar||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||3595||25||Thomas Fry (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HANN, Jacob||Botwood, Twillingate District||90||25||John Hann (p)||Lumberman||1914||No||No|
|BRAKE, John A.||St. Pauls Bay, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3411||25||John Brake (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DILLON, Thomas||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5536||25||John Dillon (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOPKINS, Edgar||Hearts Content, Trinity District||4188||25||W. Hugh Hopkins (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CRANE, Archibald||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||2765||25||William Crane (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also service # 736 for additional misfiled documents|
|PARDY, Austin||Table Bay, Labrador||3229||25||Andrew Pardy (p)||Fisherman and trapper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Photograph of wife included.|
|FIFIELD, Samuel||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3055||25||James Fifield (o)||Miner||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service. Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1351X.|
|MOLLOY, John||St. Lawrence, Burin District||2339||25||Joseph Molloy (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic - Church of England||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|CANDOW, William||St. John's||1510||25||David Candow (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|RONAYNE, Paul F.||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||3344||25||Edward Ronayne (p)||Station agent||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COOPER, Herbert George||La Scie, St. Barbe District||439||25||Clara Cooper (s)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|HARNUM, Kenneth||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||4545||25||John Harnum (p)||Salesman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARBOUR, Horatio||Port Rexton, Trinity District||1419||25||Amy N. Barbour (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|POWER, Frank||Bristols Hope, Carbonear District||6099||25||Richard Power (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Henry James (Harry)||379 (369) South Side Road, St. John's||1215||25||Jane Saunders (p); Agnes Saunders (s)||Truckman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918; changed next of kin from mother to wife.|
|PARSONS, William||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||852||25||William George Parsons (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|FOLEY, John J.||Burin North, Burin District||5102||25||Mary Pardy (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FINN, James||Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District||4672||25||Mary Finn (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEE, Albert||Riverhead, St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||1134 - 3216||25||John Lee (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||Re-enlisted under different number|
|DUNN, Augustus||53 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||4118||25||William Dunn (p)||Steward||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FORD, John||Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4836||25||Mrs. Robert Ford (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WILCOX, Frederick||Brigus, Port de Grave District||707||25||John M. Wilcox||Paper maker||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MANSTON, William||Gorton, Manchester, England, United Kingdom||327||25||Maud Manston (s)||Chauffeur||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|JESSO, Arthur Daisley||Bay of Islands, St. George District||1459||25||Rose Madore Jesso (s))||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAWE, Frank||Long Pond, Harbour Main District||5733||25||Jane Dawe (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LAMBERT, Benjamin||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||1748||25||Elizabeth Lambert (p)||Sailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MORRIS, Kenneth||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||412||25||Joseph Morris (p)||School teacher||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ENGLAND, John W.||Brigus, Port de Grave District||5638||25||Thomas England (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COADY, Patrick||Burin, Burin District||4769||25||John Coady (p)||School teacher||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POTTS, B. W. [Brian Wildridge]||Blackwells Islands, New York, USA||8093 - 3060||25||Jane A. Potts (p)||1917||No||No||See also service # 3060; Brian Wildridge Potts originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917 and transferred to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in 1918.|
|MILLER, Robert||Champneys East, Trinity District||3669||25||William Miller (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARRELL, Patrick||Thorburn Line, St. John's||8393||25||Patrick Parrell (p)||Carpenter||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 24, 1918|
|SEYMOUR, George||Botwood, Twillingate District||6172||25||Elizabeth Budgell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Sunday, October 27, 1918|
|STANSFORD (STANFORD), Joseph C.||Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District||1196||25||Eli Stansford (o)||Electrician||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HANDCOCK, James||Templeman, Bonavista District||6201||25||Levi Handcock (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FROUD, Eldon||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||3389||25||Abram Froud (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|BUTT, Edward||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||3190||25||William Butt (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MICHELIN, Robert||Traverspine River, Grand River, Labrador||1730||25||Joseph Michelin (p)||Trapper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|QUINTON, William||Red Cliff Island, Bonavista District||5166||25||Christopher Quinton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURNS, William Gordon Henderson||3 Brazils Square, St. John's||0-267 - 160||25||Mary Burns (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|RYAN, John||Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||8178||25||James Ryan (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RENOUF, Charles James||Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||147||25||Rose Renouf (s)||Timekeeper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|