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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|
|FARRELL, Eugene||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3855||19||Elizabeth Farrell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WALSH, Patrick Joseph.||18 Burke Square, St. John's||286||25||Norah Waddleton (p)||Longshoreman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Initially reported as a POW but had been left by the Germans due to his injuries. He remained in a shell hole for 10 days prior to being recovered by a British unit.|
|HEATH, Stanley||Wards Harbour, Twillingate District||5504||21||James Heath (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CHALK, Alpheaus||Charlottetown, Bonavista District||2208||18||Alan Chalk (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CULLETON, William||St. John's||999||19||John Culleton (p)||Baker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMITH, Joseph||Spread Eagle, Trinity District||4942||22||Isaac Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOAKLER, John Joseph||St. John's||782||25||Mary Moakler (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANTLE, Stephen||33 Water Street West, St. John's||6236||20||Sarah Antle (p)||Boiler maker||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DEA, Albert||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||6108||20||Michael Dea (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HAMMOND, Arthur||93 Gower Street, St. John's||79||20||Thomas Hammond (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HEARN, Bernard||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5657||18||John Hearn (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MANNING, Robert||80 Forest Road, St. John's||4693||18||Michael Manning (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HULAN, Ed C.||Jeffries, St. George District||8154||18||Jacob Hulan (o)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNEY, Kenneth||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||5477||24||Mark Penney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Penny|
|SPARKES, William||67 Feild Street, St. John's||4608||18||William Sparkes (p)||Commission clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MAYNE, Henry||Hopeall, Trinity District||5323||18||Henry Mayne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|GIBBONS, Harold||Lumsden, Fogo District||5969||18||Kenneth Gibbons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ATKINS, John R.||Port au Choix, St. Barbe District||8192||18||Annie Atkins (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCGRATH, Charles G..||46 Water Street East, St. John's||0-287-3066||20||Thomas J. McGrath (p)||Student||1918||No||No|
|HILLIER, John William||Lamaline Meadows, Burin District||3294||19||Fred W. Hillier (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARDY, James||Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys||6152||23||Charles Pardy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||See also # 2763; enlisted in 1916 and recorded as deserter; re-enlisted 1918|
|PITTMAN, Corbett||New Perlican, Trinity District||729||27||Willis Pittman||Fisherman||1914||No||No|
|OKEEFE, Cyril||St. John's||1099||19||Mary O'Keefe (p)||Window cleaner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FAHEY, Andrew||Kilbride, St. John's West District||4529||18||Constable Andrew Fahey (p)||Power house gas operator||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BLACKWOOD, George||Brookfield, Bonavista District||5429||22||Charles Blackwood (o)||Coast trader||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MERCHANT, John Robert||St. John's||1125||21||Elizabeth Merchant||Commercial traveller||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SHEA, Michael Joseph||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1750||19||James Shea Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917|
|CARAVAN, Nathaniel||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3795||21||James Caravan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DUBOURDIEU, John F.||Port au Port, St. George District||2563||20||Augustin Du Bordieu (p)||Customs tidewaiter||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - DuBondieu, DuBordieu.|
|LUSH, George||Gambo, Bonavista District||4779||19||Jesse Lush (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|FLAGG, Jonathan||Nain, Labrador||5952||21||Leopold Flagg (o)||Fisherman||1918||Moravian||No||No|
|STRIDE, Cecil||Exploits, Twillingate District||3745||19||John Stride (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|GILLINGHAM, Isaac||Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District||8170||22||Hannah Hynes (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUSSEY, Stanley Bartlett||Pleasant Street, St. John's||2752||19||Nathan Hussey (p)||Cabman||1916||Church of England (Anglican) / Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|WALSH, Frank||St. Mary's, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4720||20||James Walsh (p)||1918||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MOSS, John||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8390||49||Margaret Moss (s)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SQUIRE, George||Salvage, Bonavista District||3509||19||Mrs. Robert Squire (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Squires.|
|HOLLETT, Alfred||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2445||20||Wilson Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EDWARDS, Samuel||Catalina, Trinity District||2192||19||Mrs. J Stevens (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANDREWS, Adam||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||8122||26||William Andrews (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BIXBY, Robert||Indian Island, Burgeo-La Poile District||5594||26||Ambrose J. Bixby (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JORDAN, Thomas Joseph||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1752||19||Joseph Jordan (p)||Fisherman||1915||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|ROBERTS, William||St. John's||922||22||William Charles Roberts (p)||Shoeworker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLLINS, George||Wellington, Bonavista District||5233||20||Joseph Collins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BENSON, Frederick Chesley||Salvage, Bonavista District||1049||21||James Brown (o)||Fisherman||1915||No||No|
|SHAVE, Raymond Purchase||Burin, Burin District||5588||18||Thomas Shave (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STARES, Alfonso||Brooklyn, Bonavista District||2571||24||Albert Stares (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SKEANS, William||Boat House Lane, St. John's||1176||28||Edward Skeans (p)||Chauffeur||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HENNEBURY, Thomas||Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||4498||26||William Hennebury (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTIN, William H. A.||Cornwall Avenue, St. John's||2573||23||Arthur Martin (p)||Electrical engineer||1916||Methodist||No||No||Part of file of Ebenezer Wiseman also included, see service # 2523. #2573 was assigned in error.|