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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|
|SMITH, Edward||Chapels Arm, Trinity District||6010||21||William Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TIBBO, George||Doctors Harbour, Fortune District||6052||20||William Tibbo (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOUSE, Frank||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3938||19||Frederick House (p)||Operator||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CAINES, William||Great Jervais, Fortune District||3045||19||William Caines (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, September 28, 1917|
|VIVIAN, Owen||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||5150||20||Bessie Hapgood (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Henry James (Harry)||379 (369) South Side Road, St. John's||1215||25||Jane Saunders (p); Agnes Saunders (s)||Truckman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918; changed next of kin from mother to wife.|
|CROCKER, Andrew||Trout River, St. Barbe District||3959||19||Eloise Portent Crocker (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JOHNSON, Thomas||Little Catalina, Trinity District||4776||18||George Johnson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BURT, Harold||Battery Road, St. John's||323||23||John Burt||Labourer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|GABRIEL, Roland||Fleming Street, St. John's||8500||20||Herbert Gabriel (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROLLS, Walter||Portland, Bonavista District||1494||26||Mary Jane Rolls (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|CLEARY, William||4 Lower Battery Road, St. John's||384||20||James Cleary (p)||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LITTLE, Job||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3690||21||James Little (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|DOMINIC, James||Little Reach, Fortune District||5306||19||Stephen Dominic (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BISHOP, John F.||Western Bay, Bay de Verde District||2780||31||Joseph Bishop (p)||Teacher||1916||No||No|
|CASHIN, Edward||St. George, St. George District||4995||20||Francis Cashin (p)||Electrician||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, Edgar||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||5153||18||Bunge Brown (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|FORAN, Augustus||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||4876||19||Rose Foran (p)||Paper man||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PIKE, Hayward Ebenezer||24 Gilbert Street, St. John's||2823||18||Thomas Pike (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|TULK, Augustus||St. John's||1603||23||Mary Tulk (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PYNN, John||329 Water Street, St. John's||4036||18||Daniel Pynn (p)||Baker||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 31, 1918|
|TAYLOR, Hayward||100 Casey Street, St. John's||8250||19||Mrs. Rosanna Taylor (p)||Labourer||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|BENNETT, Edward||Main River, St. George District||1470||25||Elizabeth Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917|
|STACEY, William||Point May, Lamaline, Burin District||4950||18||John Stacey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MACKAY, Michael Joseph||St. John's||1509||19||Michael MacKay (p)||Mail officer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||Yes||Sunday, April 21, 1918||POW Date: 1917 See also service #1766 for additional information|
|BECKETT, William||Rochdale Lanes, Scotland, United Kingdom||2134||26||Mrs. Beckett (p)||Musician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|MCKAY, J. J.||No information||0-145||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|HANCOCK, Job||Pools Cove, Fortune District||4162||18||James Hancock (p)||Fisherman||1917||Congregationalist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Handcock|
|BUGDEN, Cyril W.||Britannia, Trinity District||4065||18||Walter Bugden (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOODYEAR, Oswald Raymond||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2156||18||Josiah Goodyear (p)||Teamster||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BROOKING, Edwin||Glovertown, Bonavista District||5440||19||Robert Brooking (p)||Farmer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WHITE, Alec Jabez||Sidley Sussex, England, United Kingdom||2832||28||William Walter White (p)||Draper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 21, 1917||Formal name: Alexander Jabez|
|CONSTANTINE, Stephen||63 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||4209||21||Ellen Constantine (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EVANS, Thomas Bowning||2 Parade Street, St. John's||642||20||James Evans (p)||Labourer||1914||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancies in name: Bowring, Browning, Bowing.|
|HYNES, Isaac||Fox Island River, Port au Port, St. George District||4772||22||Reuben Hynes (p)||Trapper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LARKINS, William||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||5023||20||Mary Ann Larkins (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Larkin|
|MURPHY, John||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||5246||23||John Murphy (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHIPMAN, Robert||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1320||22||Edward Chipman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TILLEY, Samuel||Sandy Point, St. George District||3147||18||Abram Tilley (p)||Fireman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Martin||Halls Bay, Springdale, Twillingate District||1647||23||Lucy Williams (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GALPIN, John||Codroy, St. George District||1526||27||Jane Kendall (o)||Seaman||1915||Church of England ( Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|ONEIL, John Joseph||49 Angel Place, St. John's||704||29||Clara O'Neil (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MACDONNEL, John Patrick||St. George's, St. George District||582||21||Richard MacDonnel (p)||Time keeper||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, October 29, 1915||Discrepancy in spelling of name: signature is MacDonnel; previously transcribed as McDonnell/MacDonnell|
|BARRETT, Alexander||Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||6078||21||Robert J. Barrett (p)||Agent||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MURRAY, William||St. John's||1695||33||John Murray (o)||Truckman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SLATTERY, Patrick Joseph||8 King's Road, St. John's||2983||19||James Slattery (p)||Linotype operator||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 13, 1918|
|CLARK, William Henry||St. John's||1003||19||Joseph Clark (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROSE, Stephen||Twillingate, Twillingate District||4281||18||Lizzie Powell (p)||Coaster - sailor||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SOMERTON, Charles||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||3867||21||Mrs. Somerton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAYWARD, John||Baileys Cove, Bonavista District||627||24||Mrs. John Hayward (p)||Fisherman||1914||Salvation Army||No||No|