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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|
|IVANY, Alexander||59 Freshwater Road, St. John's||N/A||18||Drummer||1919||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No service number. Listed as drummer (special).|
|MARTIN, Herbert Elroy||St. John's||684||19||Frederick Martin (o)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANTLE, Daniel||Fox Cove, Burin District||2954||30||Henry Antle (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEEFE, Thomas||17 William Street, St. John's||4488||19||Richard Keefe (p)||Telegraph operator||1918||Roman Catholic||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|
|WOODFINE, Thomas||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||5321||20||Richard Woodfine (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COX, Arthur||Gaultois, Fortune District||5560||19||Lizzie Knott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TUFF, John||Templeman, Bonavista District||5867||20||William Tuff (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CANDOW, William||St. John's||1510||25||David Candow (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HANN, Jacob||Botwood, Twillingate District||90||25||John Hann (p)||Lumberman||1914||No||No|
|POWER, Richard||Cupids, Port de Grave District||2603||20||Mrs. James Power (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1613X.|
|NOONAN, Edward Mortimer||235 Southside Road, St. John's||666||24||James L. Noonan (p)||Telegraph operator||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FRENCH, Frederick||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||4503||18||Bertha French (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FAGAN, William J.||Foxtrap, Harbour Main District||5763||19||George Fagan (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEREFIN, Joseph||Cape St. George, St. George District||4199||18||Ephraim Caravan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name: Joseph also apppears as Ives and Yves; Kerefin as Caravan, Carrefin, Karaven, Karfin, Karrefin, Kerfant, Kerfont and Kurfant.|
|ABBOTT, Noah||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5846||23||Robert Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HUDDY, James||Epworth, Burin District||3876||18||William Huddy (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|NOEL, Gaden||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||6334||21||Eleazer Noel (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PELLEY, Willis||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||4276||19||Jethro Pelley (p)||Fireman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WIGHT, George||83 Flower Hill, St. John's||8284||23||Laura Wight (s)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as White.|
|RENNIE, W. H. [William Hoyles]||No information||0-244||1914||No||No||Civilian appointment as honourary Captain: Musketry Committee and Musketry instructor. No attestation papers.|
|SNOW, Francis Joseph||St. John's||1381||Box maker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BENNETT, William||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||4139||22||James Bennett (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SKEFFINGTON, Elijah||Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||2837||19||Joseph Skeffington (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCDONALD, William||Bank Head, St. George District||5986||24||Dinier Farrell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTT, Manuel||Perrys Cove, Bay de Verde District||5815||20||Thomas Butt (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GOOBY, Archibald||57 Flower Hill, St. John's||154||20||Simon Gooby (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Methodist||No||No||See #254 for additional misfiled documents|
|PIERCEY, Jacob||Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District||8155||46||Lillies Piercey (s)||Lumberman and carpenter||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|QUIRK, Peter.||Mobile, Ferryland District||5748||22||Daniel Quirk (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EDWARDS, James||50 Gower Street, St. John's||3756||27||Richard Edwards (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FORD, Simeon||Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District||3866||27||John Ford (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also service #3860 Saunders for a misfiled document concerning Simeon Ford; Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1851X.|
|JESSEAU, Arthur Francis||Bay of Islands, St. George District||249||19||Arthur Jesseau (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|MORRISEY, Bernard||Brigus, Port de Grave District||4077||18||James Morrisey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Morrissey|
|MERCER, Chesley||St. John's||1303||19||Emma Mercer (p)||Steward||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURSEY, Joseph||Salt Pond, Lewisporte, Twillingate District||5277||21||Joseph Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|THOMPSON, James J.||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||8135||57||Rachel Thompson (s)||Lumberman and mill man||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|COSTELLO, James||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||4552||20||John Costello (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOSSE, Richard||Queens Cove, Trinity District||5196||18||Eleazor Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|DUCEY, Patrick||Keels, Bonavista District||4489||23||Mrs. Thomas Ducey (p)||Mining||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARVEY, Walter||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||8062||23||Alec Harvey (o)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BASTOW, William Augustus||Pennywell Road, St. John's||676||21||Francis Bastow||Farmer||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|PILGRIM, Lewis||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||3130||21||Rachael Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||Will is with service # 1850|
|MATTHEWS, William||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2161||21||Jane Matthews (p)||Papermaker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BLUNDON, Norman J.||Shoal Harbour, Trinity District||5992||21||James Blundon (p)||Farmer||1919||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: documents completed as Blunden.|
|HIBBS, William James||Topsail, Harbour Main District||2356||24||Mrs. William (Julia) Hibbs (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARROTT, Eric A.||Winterton, Trinity District||2925||18||John Parrott (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MAYBEE, Samuel||Trinity, Trinity District||3030||18||Thomas Maybee (p)||Steward||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 3 D.N.X.|
|EDENS, Francis Augustine||39 Queen's Road, St. John's||0-137 - 2894||18||T.J. Edens (p)||Bank clerk||1916||No||No|
|DRISCOLL, Simeon||36 Feild Street, St. John's||8356||20||George Driscoll (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HALLADAY, Hubert||Britannia, Trinity District||3240||18||John Halladay (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|