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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|
|SMITH, Roy Archibald||114 Pleasant Street, St. John's||379||20||William Smith (p)||Carpenter||1914||Methodist||No||No||I|
|HARRIS, James||St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District||6126||24||John Harris (p)||Seaman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAYES, James Michael||St. John's||1330||26||Margaret Hayes (p)||Painter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Dorman||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||8187||21||Richard Rideout (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies, May 1917; transferred to Newfoundland Regiment July 1917, Forestry Service # retained. In volume two of the Military Service Ledgers the entry for Service # 8187 follows entry for Service # 2033|
|CANNING, Ambrose||Red Bay, Labrador||6242||20||Charles Canning (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ROBINSON, John Joseph||202 Water Street, St. John's||480||33||Mary Ann Cahill Robinson (p)||Restaurant proprietor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||I|
|GEORGE, Richard Harvey||New Harbour, Trinity District||1790||19||Edmond John George (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, John||130 Georges Road, St. John's||8072||18||Mrs. Emilie Walsh (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|WELLMAN, Edward||St. John's||0-301 - 674||19||Moses Wellman (p)||Painter||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STEAD, Benjamin||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||3337||18||John Stead (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||Also contains the will of Kenneth Langdon, service #3387.|
|BOLAND, Michael||St. John's||1461||19||James Boland (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURGE, Daniel||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3117||25||Mary Jane Burge (p)||Bridge structure iron worker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MORAN, William||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||3555||18||James Moran (p)||Expressman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEATS, Samuel||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||5691||21||Eli Keats (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Caywood||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||8247||19||Albert Rideout (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|EATON, Duncan McKinnon||St. John's||811||Dry goods clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.|
|COOPER, Ephraim||Snooks Harbour, Trinity District||4056||23||William Cooper (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ARKLIE, James||Botwood, Twillingate District||4306||25||Edith Arklie (nee Hutchings) (s)||Clerk||1918||Presbyterian||No||No|
|OBRIEN, Thomas Joseph||Blackmarsh Road, St. John's||657||21||Richard O'Brien (p)||Water worker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STICK, Leonard Tretheway||5 Devon Row, St. John's||0-71 - 1||22||James R. Stick (p)||Bank clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENOIT, Arthur P.||Short Reach, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6311||20||John Benoit (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PICCO, Joseph||St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District||6056||21||Dennis Picco (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SEYMOUR, Heber Fred||Gooseberry Island, Bonavista District||3163||19||Lucy Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TUCKER, Adolphus D.||Burnt Point, Bay de Verde District||5070||23||Edgar Tucker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|KELLAND, Malcolm||Winterton, Trinity District||5243||19||Peter Kelland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STONE, John||Summer Hill Farm, Cock Pit Road, St. John's||8380||19||Harry Stone (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MCGRATH, Thomas Bernard.||40 Carters Hill, St. John's||0-222-128||19||Ronald McGrath (o)||Engineer||1914||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917|
|NORRIS, Michael||Three Arms, Twillingate District||5904||24||Edward Norris (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CARTER, Arthur Leslie Wood||5 Colonial Street, St. John's||2321||18||Hugh Carter (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Referred to as Leslie Carter|
|HEAD, George||Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District||5985||20||Joseph Head (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ADAMS, George||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4675||22||George Adams (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HEFFERTON, Conrad Blackall||Newtown, Bonavista District||6143||20||Jacob Hefferton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Notes: Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2271X|
|CURTIS, John||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||3426||19||Selina Picco (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EDDY, William||North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5816||25||William Eddy (p)||Carpenter||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MOORE, John||St. John's - Dublin, Ireland||n/a||1914||Yes||No||Notes: Civilian appointment as honourary Captain: Musketry Committee and Musketry instructor. File missing; not in MSL; information from CWGC.|
|SAUNDERS, William||Long Pond, Harbour Main District||3860||20||Charles Saunders (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Contains a misfiled document relating to service # 3866 Simeon Ford; Contains seven documents marked as service # 3860 but with name Clarence Saunders (# 3583).|
|MCDONALD, William||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||8465||19||Thomas McDonald (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FOLEY, Michael||Fortune, Burin District||4061||20||Pierce Foley (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONNORS, Michael||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||5717||20||Martin Connors (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARRIS, Samuel||Gander Bay South, Fogo District||2676||21||George Harris (o)||Mill hand||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURRIN, Walter||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1412||19||William Murrin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRAGG, Robert||Shamblers Cove, Bonavista District||2863||32||Daniel Bragg (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOWDING, Alfred||Templeman, Bonavista District||6132||20||David Dowding (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MORRIS, Samuel||Goose Cove, Trinity District||3341||18||William Morris (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, Thomas||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||6091||21||Ellen Walsh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WILKINS, Alexander||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||5181||21||Isaac Wilkins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|CHANNING, Hubert||60 New Gower Street, St. John's||4753||22||Lewis Channing (p)||Salesman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|QUINTON, William||Red Cliff Island, Bonavista District||5166||25||Christopher Quinton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BATSTONE, Mack||Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District||5683||20||John Batstone (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RIOUX, A. Ferdinand||No information||0-168||35||Executive assistant||1916||No||No||Granted temporary commission to the Regiment to allow for transport to England to take up service with the Army Service Corps.|