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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|
|CLOW, James||Ferryland, Ferryland District||6006||24||Edward Clow (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WELLS, Raymond Chesley||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2889||24||Robert James Wells (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TOUCHINGS, John||Pass Island, Fortune District||6136||24||John Touching (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNOOK, Alfred||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5235||24||Ezekiel Snook (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|KENNEDY, James||Brig Bay, St. Barbe District||5651||24||John Kennedy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GRANTER, James||Greenspond, Bonavista District||5454||24||Joseph Granter (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DUNN, Isaac||St. Augustine, Labrador||4858||24||Virginia Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, John W.||Mussel Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||2564||24||Jane Brown (p)||Carpenter||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Tuesday, December 11, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|PENNEY, Leo V.||Bell Island, St. John's East District||5097||24||Catherine Penney (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TRESISE, Cyril Henry||Cornwall, England, United Kingdom||904||24||Dora Tresise (p)||Salesman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|STARKS, David Edward||Round Harbour, Twillingate District||0-213 - 3047||24||Mrs. Eli Collins (p)||Paper maker||1916||No||No|
|STRATTEN, Henry||Greenspond, Bonavista District||5462||24||John Stratten (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Stratton.|
|GILLARD, Douglas||14 Pilots Hill, St. John's||2423||24||Mary Gillard (s)||Carpenter||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SINNOTT, Sylvester||27 Mullock Street, St. John's||2089||24||Sarah Hefforn (p)||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|KING, Samuel||Victoria Bay, Fogo District||2690||24||Alfred King (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|PENNY, Frederick||English Harbour, Trinity District||4744||24||Elizabeth Penny (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HALFYARD, Nicholas C.||Shoal Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||4183||24||Oliver Halfyard (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BUSSEY, William||13 Larkins Square, St. John's||2350||24||Mrs. M. Bussey (p)||Teamster||1916||No||No|
|WALSH, Bertram John||St. John's||3988||24||George Walsh (p)||Cook and baker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOFTALL, Michael||Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District||5635||24||Michael Noftall (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|IVANY, John James||English Harbour, Trinity District||1155||24||Sarah Ivany (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|REES, Fred S.||Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2626||24||William Rees (p)||Machinist||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1355X.|
|LOCKE, Joseph||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||5457||24||Lionel Locke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SEYMOUR, Frederick||Cornwall, England, United Kingdom||0-135 - 797||24||Fernandrew Seymour (p)||Draper||1914||No||No||John A. McGrath and Frederick Seymour share the same officer file, #0-135|
|IVANY, Solomon||5 Flower Hill, St. John's||3105 & 8064||24||Mrs. R. Bayley (o)||Truckman||1916||Methodist||No||No||See also service #8064; Ivany transfered to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917|
|CRANE, John Archibald||26 Bannerman Street, St. John's||2667||24||Archibald Crane (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEEFE, Aloysius||South East Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||1971||24||Patrick Keefe (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|SIMMS, Matthew||Muddy Hole, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6043||24||John Simms (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCER, Richard||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||4570||24||Jacob Mercer (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LUFFMAN, Henry George||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2236||24||Henry Luffman (p)||Miner||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, September 26, 1917|
|SIMMONDS, Kenneth||273 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||4615||24||Levi Simmonds (p)||Carpenter||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Symonds, Simmons.|
|MUDFORD, Bennett||Cottles Island, Twillingate District||2521||24||Mark Mudford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Variation in name: Mutford|
|SNOOK, Alfred||Battle Harbour, Labrador||4676||24||Mary Snook (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAWKINS, George||Twillingate, Twillingate District||1606||24||Fanny Hawkins (p)||River driver||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MCLEAN, Murdock||Gilles Port, Gros Water Bay, Labrador||3956||24||Malcolm McLean (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DUNN, James||Hopeall, Trinity District||2098||24||Elizabeth Dunn (p)||Miner||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRENCUN - BRENTON, Arthur||Williamsport, St. Barbe District||6023||24||William Brencun (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Arthur Brenton is listed as a resident of Williamsport in the 1935 and 1945 Newfoundland census; attestation paper gives spelling as Brenceen. Variant spelling: Brencun, Brensun.|
|MASTERS, William L.||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2797||24||James Masters (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|WHITEHORN, Archibald||New Bay, Twillingate District||5616||24||Emily Whitehorn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 27, 1918||See also #5614 Abner Whitehorn, brother of Archibald.|
|CHAFE, Henry Robert||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||8207||24||Hannah M. Chafe (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EBSARY, Hubert Edgar||147 Southside Road, St. John's||339||24||Stephen Elias Ebsary (p)||Cooper||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, December 1, 1915|
|JACKMAN, Patrick J.||45 Springdale Street, St. John's||8241||24||Alice F. Jackman (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CREWE, William||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||5281||24||Benaiah Crewe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MURPHY, James J.||Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2181||24||Mrs. Francis Wall (o)||Papermaker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SNOW, Frederick||Round Harbour, Twillingate District||5679||24||Albert Snow (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Archibald H.||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||8061||24||Archibald Rowsell (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Adolph.||Normans Cove, Trinity District||6191||24||Martha White (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, Arthur||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||5035||24||Edward Murphy||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|LACEY, Michael||10 Sebastian Street, St. John's||2619||24||Martin Lacey (p)||Motor driver||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1267X|
|KING, Abraham G.||Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District||5996||24||Elijah King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|