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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|
|FOOTE, Nathan||Red Island, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2830||20||William Foote (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TUFF, John||Templeman, Bonavista District||5867||20||William Tuff (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOGAN, Bernard||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||2252||18||Gerald Hogan (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|SULLIVAN, Thomas F.J.||King's Bridge Road, St. John's||8125||53||John Sullivan (o)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BENNETT, Charles||St. George, St. George District||4143||20||James Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 3, 1918||Variant spelling of name - Bennet|
|LOCKE, James||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||4073||18||Lionel Locke (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PARSONS, Pierce||Cat Harbour [Lumsden], Fogo District||3425||21||Johnathan Parsons (p)||Teacher||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, August 18, 1917|
|MACKAY, Andrew Joseph||Corner of Duckworth Street and Cochrane Street, St. John's||572||20||John MacKay (p)||Seaman||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, July 13, 1916|
|BRUSHETT, Joseph||Burin, Burin District||3897||19||James Brushett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|JOHNSON, Augustus||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||6016||19||James Johnson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Variant spelling of name - recruit's signature is Johnson; forms were completed as Johnston; 1921 census lists two families of Johnson in St. Anthony.|
|THORNE, Robert George||182 Duckworth Street, St. John's||778 - 4620||21||Richard Thorne (p)||Truckman||1914||Methodist||No||No||Thorne enlisted in 1914 for one year and re-enlisted in 1918 under different number.|
|PREECE, Henry George||Rochdale, Scotland, United Kingdom||2128||34||Musician||1916||Methodist- Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in religion - Attested for short service.|
|WHITE, Albert Clarence||Catalina, Trinity District||1374||19||Virtue White (p)||School teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|KIRBY, John||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||5814||18||Philip Kirby (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEFFORD, Thomas Berkley||New Harbour, Trinity District||1532||21||Lydia Hefford (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|FARRELL, Richard||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||6118||19||Richard Farrell (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOWEN, Frances Joseph||St.Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||1753||21||James Bowen (of Thomas) (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, Phillip Francis||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1889||17||Margaret Power (p)||Office clerk||1915||No||No|
|CHEESEMAN, James||Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||6080||24||Lizzie Webber (o)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TILLEY, Henry||66 Pennywell Road, St. John's||307||24||William James Tilley (p)||Cabinet maker||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WILLIAMS, James||Oderin, Placentia-St. Marys District||3881||29||John Williams (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|GALLOP, Dyson||Curling , George District||2072||19||Joshusa Gallop (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COSTELLO, James||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||4552||20||John Costello (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HYNES, Frank||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||1718||19||Vincent Hynes (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Includes newspaper clipping about POW Pte. Coombs, #747, mentioning Hynes, and letter from Richard Hines, of Indian Islands, inquiring as to whether or not this POW could be his son.|
|OATES, Abner||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5645||19||Robert Oates (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||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|
|MANUEL, Charles Wesley||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||3554||20||Alice (Philip) Manuel (p)||Cook||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CLARK, Joseph||Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||6246||19||William Clark (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROSE, Reginald||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4961||19||John Rose (p)||Brakeman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FRASER, Raymond Danson||101 Young Street, St. John's||0-46 - 3127||18||W.F. Fraser (p)||Student||1916||No||No|
|BARROW, Daniel||Greenspond, Bonavista District||2154||24||Mrs. Job Barrow (p)||Barkerman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, September 15, 1916|
|CARMICHAEL, Thomas Colton||113 King's Road, St. John's||126||20||James Carmichael (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|ROBERTS, John||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||3744||22||David Roberts (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MULLINS, Edwin||Rencontre, Fortune District||6051||22||Benjamin Mullins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, James||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||1562||26||Mary Walsh (p)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POTTLE, Levi||Groswater Bay, Labrador||4175||23||Samuel Pottle (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CHAFE, Fred||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2097||22||Levi Chafe (p)||Electrician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|AVERY, George Gladstone||N/A||No||No||Temporarily attached to Newfoundland Regiment for transport to Great Britain. Royal Naval Air Service 1915-1917.|
|WOODFORD, Frank||7 Convent Square, St. John's||364||23||Mr. Woodford (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||I|
|DAWE, William Gordon||60 New Gower Street, St. John's||97||19||William John Dawe (p)||Civil servant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FRENCH, William||Brigus, Port de Grave District||3375||23||James French (p)||School teacher||1917||No||No|
|MURPHY, Michael F.||St. John's||754||20||Edward Power (o)||Baker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HALLEY, Albert||Upper Battery Road, St. John's||5448||24||Ellen Halley (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PELLEY, Willis||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||4276||19||Jethro Pelley (p)||Fireman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|KELLY, Peter John||St. John's||1244||22||Mary Ann Kelly (p)||Carpenter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WESTERN, William||61 George Street, St. John's||0-242 - 2570||21||Mrs. Phillip Western (p)||Packer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MOULTON, Richard||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||4534||18||John Moulton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||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|
|HAYLEY, Robert||Bonavista, Bonavista District||489||25||Mary Hayley (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Healey, Hayly|
|NEWHOOK, Reginald||Normans Cove, Trinity District||5120||23||Samuel Newhook (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|