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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|
|MORRIS, Rupert||96 Freshwater Road, St. John's||2849||22||I.C. [Isaac] Morris (p)||Sailmaker||1916||Methodist||No||No||Also contains the will of Riley Morris, service #3113|
|FORAN, Thomas||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||5006||36||Patrick Foran (p)||Iron worker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SEYMOUR, George||Botwood, Twillingate District||6172||25||Elizabeth Budgell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Sunday, October 27, 1918|
|DANIELS, Cyril E.||North Battery Road, St. John's||2859 - 8047||19||Thomas Daniels (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See service record # 8047 for attestation papers; Daniels originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies|
|TORRAVILLE, Sidney||Fogo, Fogo District||8273||22||Thomas Torraville (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|VARDY, Reuben||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||3527||19||John Vardy (p)||Occupation: Storekeeper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MULLINS, Thomas||Rencontre, Fortune District||6250||22||John Mullins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCINNIS, Alexander||O'Regans, St. George District||6279||29||Hugh McInnis (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POLLARD, William||Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District||3823||19||William Pollard (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|SKEANS, Frank||St. John's||2267||19||Robert Skeans (p)||Trimmer||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|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|
|POLLETT, George||New Harbour, Trinity District||8024||23||Thomas Pollett (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEARNING, Samuel James||St. John's||1498||21||Jane Learning (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KNOTT, William||Sally's Cove, Bay de Verde District||3431||21||John Knott (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican) - Salvation Army||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 21, 1917||Discrepancy in religion.|
|NICHOLLS, Levi Mason||Stanley Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3283||19||Archibald Nicholls (p)||Sailor||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|MCDONALD, Hugh Joseph||Campbells Creek, Port au Port, St. George District||1817||24||Elizabeth McDonald (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PEDDLE, Joseph J.||Lockston, Trinity District||4516||20||Hubert Peddle (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|AGNEW, James||Peebles Street, Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom||2122||34||Mrs. Agnew (s)||Musician||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|JAMES, Charles Robert||15 Adelaide Street, St. John's||436||29||Mrs. James (s)||Engineer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, Peter.||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||4491||18||Patrick Martin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TOBIN, John||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4682||25||Robert Tobin (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Ronald J.||Cape Cove, Fogo District||3433||18||Allen Saunders (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BIDDISCOMBE, Richard||Torbay Road, St. John's||4623||21||John Biddiscombe (p)||Truckman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WILLS, Harry||8 Exploits Lane, Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2454||21||Fred William Wills (p)||Machinist||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|PARSONS, Allan||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4379||20||William Parsons (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BUTT, Edward||Peters Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1623||19||James Butt (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|SULLIVAN, Henry||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||5107||25||Thomas Sullivan (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROOST, William J.||26 James Street, St. John's||76||21||Bridget Knox (p)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, March 2, 1917||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|BIFFO, Harold Lawrence||London, England, United Kingdom||3059||47||Mrs. Harold Biffo (s)||Musician||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested for short service|
|WILLS, Herbert||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2185||18||Mary Wills (p)||Paper maker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, December 8, 1916|
|STEVENSON, Robert Louis||Ship Head, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2622||18||Albert Stevenson (p)||Sailor||1916||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1699X.||No||No|
|HICKS, Philip Seymore||Merrits Harbour, Twillingate District||5426||18||William Hicks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, June 8, 1918||Notes: Died of pneumonia. CWGC.|
|HEWLETT, Arlando John||Roberts Arm, Twillingate District||3522||18||Israel Hewlett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HISCOCK, Ronald||St. John's||3491||18||Sarah Hiscock (s)||Expressman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MANUEL, Hallett||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||1838||19||Samuel Manuel (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|HARRIS, Robert N.||Our Harbour, Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6045||22||Robert Harris (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOWDING, Alfred||Templeman, Bonavista District||6132||20||David Dowding (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PARSONS, Albert||McCallum, Fortune District||5796||20||Catherine Simms (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GREENSLADE, Reginald||Long Pond, Harbour Main District||3904||18||Charles Greenslade (p)||Teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MELEE, William||Southside, St. John's||1173||25||Sarah Melee (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CRANE, William||106 1/2 Pleasant Street, St. John's||4496||18||Stanley Crane (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Matthew||145 Gower Street, St. John's||n/a||35||Clara Noseworthy (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as Sergeant Instructor (Special).|
|WALSH, Richard Joseph||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||942||19||Amelia Walsh||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OROURKE, William Joseph||St. John's||804||21||William O'Rourke (p)||Tailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHAMBERS, Absalom||Brig Bay, St. Barbe District||6068||23||William Chambers (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOSSE, Solomon||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1411||21||Emma Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|LANGDON, William J.||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||2426||37||Eli Langdon (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No|
|DICKS, Willis||6 Brine Street, St. John's||3579||20||Mrs. Christopher Dicks (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LITTLE, Eli||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5452||22||Thomas Little (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FRIEDA, Frederick||Hopedale, Labrador||4012||23||Michael Friede (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Friede|