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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|
|TILLY, Lawrence||Clarenville, Trinity District||1404||18||Annie Tilly||Farmer||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||Discrepancy in name: Tilley|
|BRAZIL, James||Renews, Ferryland District||4536||18||John Brazil (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Robert John||50 Cabot St., St. John's||1115||19||Emma Williams||Cooper apprentice||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|EARLES, Edward||Battery Road, St. John's||2650||21||Mrs. Edward Earles (p)||Labourer||1916||No||No|
|ADAMS, James||St. John's||1332||25||Mr. and Mrs. Adams (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STEWART, Arthur||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2196||18||Colin Stewart (p)||Electrician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MANUEL, Frederick||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||4314||24||Job Manuel (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MCGRATH, Joseph||Branch, Placentia-St. Marys District||3760||19||Patrick McGrath (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918||Died 13 April, 1918, Neuve-Église Name given as James on several documents; CWGC is Joseph|
|CLARKE, Dorman||Botwood, Twillingate District||2387||20||Amis Clarke (p)||Papermaker||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, March 4, 1917|
|SOMERTON, Edward F.||Trinity, Trinity District||3526||19||Frederick Somerton (p)||Banker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Contains a misfiled document relating to service # 3726 Levi Stockley|
|QUIRK, William Frederick||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||1410||23||Matilda Quirk (p)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOLLOWAY, Nicholas||Bloomfield, Bonavista District||2507||18||Thomas Holloway (p)||Lumberman||1916||No||No|
|CARNELL, John||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||4627||18||George Carnell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WALSH, John Joseph||318 City Terrace, St. John's||4602||19||Thomas Walsh (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BLANCHE, John||Jersey Side, Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||5265||23||Frank Blanche (p)||Fireman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHAFE, Reginald||Goulds, St. John's West District||4422||18||Allan Chafe (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MITCHELL, Harold||St. John's||828||23||John B. Mitchell (p)||Broker||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|WOODMAN, James||New Harbour, Trinity District||2171||25||Mrs. Charles Woodman (p)||Paper maker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAY, James||Old Shop, Trinity District||5430||20||Abner Day (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GILLIS, George||Highlands, St. George District||3680||19||Alex. H. Gillis (p)||Railroading||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STEELE, Victor J.||100 Water Street, St. John's||4485||20||Samuel Steele (p)||Bookkeeper||1918||Congregationalist||No||No|
|BARTLETT, William Washer||Brigus, Port de Grave District||270||19||Joseph Bartlett (p)||Student||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, March 19, 1917||See Regt. # 636 for additional correspondence.|
|KELLY, Richard||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4966||21||Michael Kelly (p)||Shoemaker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CUFF, George Little||Bonavista, Bonavista District||630||21||Deborah Cuff (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|PENNEY, Augustus||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||5248||20||William Penney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COLE, James||Lower Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||5884||23||Alfred Cole (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|QUICK, Ernest Chesley||St. John's||1145||21||Fannie Quick (p)||Draper||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HOBBS, Charles||Red Cliff, Bonavista District||4284||24||John Hobbs (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 9, 1918|
|TAYLOR, Edmund||Harbour Grace South, Harbour Grace District||2621||19||Edward Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1417X.|
|ATKINS, Clementine||Manuels, Harbour Main District||8486||27||William Atkins (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ONEILL, Leonard||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2130||19||mother (p)||Musician||1916||Presbyterian||No||No||Attested for Short Service|
|SMITH, Walter John||St. John's||478||30||John Smith (p)||Woodsman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|NORMAN, Llewellyn||Catalina, Trinity District||425||19||Edward John Norman||Packer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|PARDY, Charles||Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||6153||26||Charles Pardy (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PITCHER, Frederick||8 Central Street, St. John's||3348||36||Mrs. Isabella Pitcher (p)||Shipwright||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WYATT, William||50 Charlton Street, St. John's||8185||47||Martha Wyatt (s)||Blacksmith and millman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FACEY, M.L.||n/a||Chaplin||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger|
|MADDIGAN, Michael||1 Dammerills Lane, St. John's||47||19||Michael Maddigan (p)||Seaman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BLACKALL, John||Grand Falls, Twillingate District - St. John's||0-122 - 2220||24||W.W. Blackall (p)||Mechanic||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Attached to the Royal Flying Corps Sept. 1916|
|BALDWIN, Walter||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||3325||21||Edward Baldwin (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FORSEY, Curtis||Grand Bank, Burin District||3828||21||William Forsey (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MERCER, Robert G.||Grand Falls,Twillingate District||5148||19||Robert Mercer (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HARVEY, Leslie||Boswarlos, Port au Port, St. George District||1497||24||Jemima Harvey (p)||Miner||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PEARCE, Bernard||Spillars Cove, Trinity District||4816||20||Mrs. Samuel Pearce (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COADY, Andrew||St. John's||775 - 8096||19||Richard Coady (o)||Labourer||1914||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917|
|OUTERBRIDGE, Joseph: correspondence concerning prisoners of war||N/A||No||No||Provincial Archives Reference # GN 19.7 Consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence with Joseph Outerbridge, 6 Sept. 1917 - 29 Jan. 1918, predominantly relating to his search for his son, Norman Outerbridge, #0-98, missing after the battle of Monchy le Preux. Norman Outerbridge was declared dead effective 14 April 1917. Includes statements from members of the Regiment regarding his son's death and and references to Prisoners of War held in Germany. File was incorrectly assigned Regiment # 0-207|
|GEORGE, Pleamon||Whiteway, Trinity District||1969||26||Ananias George (p)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VOKEY, Philip||Dildo, Trinity District||2240||22||Mary Ann Vokey (p)||Policeman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|JOHNSTON - JOHNSON, William||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||4881||21||Thomas Johnston (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Signature completed as Johnston on attestation; Johnson on later documents.|
|GUY, James||Arnolds Cove, Placentia-St. Marys District||4963||22||William Guy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|