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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|
|SHESSION, Norsis [CHAISSON, Narcissus]||Cape St. George, St. George District||4244||21||Jane Shession (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Norsis Shession was a misspelling of Narcis Chaisson. Variant spelling also includes Narcais or Narcis Chaisson.|
|RIDOUT, Thomas||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2455||19||Isaac Ridout (p)||Plumber||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Variant spelling of name - Rideout|
|HARRIS, Harvey||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1114||18||Evelina Harris (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|YOUNG, Arthur||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||5345||19||John Young (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CLAYTON, Arthur C||6 Forest Road, St. John's||0-231||29||Mrs. Arthur Clayton (s)||Chaplain||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|BURTON, Edgar||Loo Cove, Bonavista District||5134||18||George Burton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CAINES, Leopold||95 Kings Road, St. John's||3973||19||Levi Caines (p)||Blacksmith||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 16|
|CLOW, James||Ferryland, Ferryland District||6006||24||Edward Clow (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Fred J.||Griguet, St. Barbe District||1913||19||Mrs. Joseph Bussey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|OTOOLE, Frank||261 Water Street, St. John's||0-64 - 365||22||Minnie Miller (p)||1914||Yes||No||Friday, October 12, 1917||I|
|WARREN, George||Chapel Arm, Trinity District||5050||23||Mahalia Warren (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VOKEY, Herbert John||Little Harbour, Twillingate District||2614||19||Emily and Philip H. Vokey (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|ABBOTT, Sidney Howard||Charlottetown, Bonavista District||2801||18||William Abbott (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|NEWHOOK, George Fred||Dildo, Trinity District||1391||21||Lizzie Newhook (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WEBBER, Walter||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||5244||21||Annie Webber (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TWINER, Herbert||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||2030||18||Herbert Twiner (p)||Mechanic||1915||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Monday, January 7, 1918||POW Date: 1917|
|DOLOMOUNT, John||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4295||18||Charles Dolomount (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WORNELL, Frederick John||81 Longs Hill, St. John's||0-217 - 1839||19||John Wornell (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HISCOCK, Heber A.||Flat Island, Bonavista District||3837||18||Wlliam Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAMPTON, Alexander||Valen Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||4053||22||William Hampton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BISHOP, Thomas||Turnip Cove, Fortune District||6076||20||Sarah J. Clems (p)||Fisherman||1918||Congregationalist||No||No|
|LEONARD, James||British Harbour, Trinity District||2865||25||Thomas Leonard (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|NOSEWORTHY, Albert||15 Victoria Street, St. John's||0-126 - 2092||22||John Noseworthy (p)||Accountant||1916||No||No|
|BENNETT, Chesley||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3519||18||James Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|TRACEY, Martin||Water Street, St. John's||8253||42||Hannah Tracey (o)||Fireman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MACKAY, John Joseph||Corner of Cochrane Street and Duckworth Street, St. John's||278||19||John Joseph MacKay (p)||Baker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OROURKE, John G.||Birch Hills, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1975||23||Thomas O'Rourke (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WAREHAM, Gilbert||Petries, Bay of Islands, St. George District||4992||20||Israel Wareham (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STANFIELD, Samuel||Loon Cove, Bonavista District||5126||23||Robert Stanfield (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||On three separate documents, the community name appears differently: once as Loo Cove, then Look Cove and also Loon Cove.|
|MCLELLAN, Neil||51 Military Road, St. John's||50||19||Hugh McLellan (p)||Clerk||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1918|
|BULGER, Patrick||Flatrock, Carbonear District||5770||19||James Bulger (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GEAR, George||St. John's||901||24||Harry Gear (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, November 30, 1917|
|KNOTT, William||Isle aux Morts, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3923||19||Robert Knott (o)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RODWAY, Alfred E.||Mussels Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District||5928||20||Alfred Rodway (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JEWER, William||Salt Pond, Twillingate District||5398||23||Thomas Jewer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HENNEBURY, Ewen Stanley||59 Colonial Street, St. John's||19||23||George D. Hennebury||Printer||1914||No||No||Discrepancy in name - Signature is Ewen; forms completed as Ewan|
|MARTIN, Richard B.||Bulls Cove, Burin District||2936||18||Bessie Williams (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 4, 1917|
|TOBIN, John Thomas||Burin North, Burin District||1800||Hanna Brake (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, February 1, 1916|
|PHELAN, James||77 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||2420||18||James Phelan (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|GALLOP, Morgan||Haggerty Street, St.Johns||2434||18||Mrs. R. Kennedy (p)||Postman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|WILLS, Herbert||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2185||18||Mary Wills (p)||Paper maker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, December 8, 1916|
|FENNELL, Leo||Bay Du Nord, Fortune District||1087||19||Martha Fennell (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CURRAN, Eugene||Manuels, Harbour Main District||8488||18||John Curran||1918||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|PARSONS, Archibald||Codroy, St. George District||5836||18||Ambrose Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|HYNES, Alphonsus||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||1941||18||Benson Hynes (p)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARRIS, Robert N.||Our Harbour, Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6045||22||Robert Harris (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MINA - MAYNARD - MINER, William H.||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5496||21||Edward Mina (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name as soldier was illiterate and spelling was determined by attesting officer. See also John Miner, Regimental service # 4096, brother of William 1921 census shows William Henry Maynard, son of Edward, brother of John residing in Norris Point. A single reference for a Samuel Miner is found in the 1935 Census and a single reference for a Mary Mina is found in the Register of Vital Statistics for 1927.|
|PARSONS, Albert||McCallum, Fortune District||5796||20||Catherine Simms (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOWDEN, Donald||Outer Cove Road, St. John's East District||4532||18||John Dowden (p)||Teamster||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GREENSLADE, Reginald||Long Pond, Harbour Main District||3904||18||Charles Greenslade (p)||Teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|