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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|
|CAUL, John Joseph||11 Central Street, St. John's||374||24||Ann Caul (p) - Bride Caul (o)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HANLON, James||St. John's||8450||54||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FRY, Edgar||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||3595||25||Thomas Fry (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NEWELL, George H.||38 Spencer Street, St. John's||8492||19||Caroline Newell (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies April 1918; transferred to Newfoundland Regiment August 1918; Forestry Service # retained. In volume two of the Military Service Ledgers the entry for Service # 8492 follows entry for Service # 2033.|
|HAYES, Martin||40 Carters Hill, St. John's||4145||31||Mrs. E. Kavanagh (o)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CROSS, Darius||Badgers Quay, Bonavista District||4934||18||William Cross (p)||Trader||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRAITHWAITE, Ernest Livingstone||Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA||1313||21||Elizabeth Braithwaite (p)||Printer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|RUSSELL, Lorin||Princeton, Bonavista District||3568||21||Arthur Russell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Henry||Catalina, Trinity District||5915||20||James Sheppard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FORD, Joseph||English Harbour, Trinity District||3432||20||Stephen Ford (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FOWLER, James Francis||Salmonier [Placentia- St.Mary's District?]||311||32||Mary Fowler (p)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger. Discrepancy in name: Fowlow|
|WALSH, Patrick||77 Lime Street, St. John's||8503||18||James Walsh (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROACH, Samuel||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||3965||23||Victor Roach (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BUTLER, Nathaniel||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||1444||20||Hezekiah Butler (p)||Printer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BISHOP, Ernest||Cupids, Port de Grave District||5593||19||George Bishop (p)||School teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POOLE, Stephen||Belleoram, Fortune District||1076||22||John Poole (p)||Street car conductor||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAMMS, Reuben||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3979||37||Phoebe Samms (s)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KING, James||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||6124||20||Philip King (p)||Steward||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CORINA, Alfred||Newcastle on Tyne, England, United Kingdom||2140||30||Mrs. Corina (p)||Musician||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested for short service|
|ROBERTS, Frank||Main River, St. George District||8368||20||John Roberts (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MATHESON, Donald||North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada||3051||21||Miss. K. Matheson (o)||Sailor||1917||Presbyterian||No||No||Attested for short service|
|BUTLER, Alexander Jennings||Topsail, Harbour Main District||2537||18||John J. Butler (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOODYEAR, Horace||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||6295||19||Mary Jane Goodyear (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ABBOTT, James C.||Sandy Point, St. George District||8414||22||Annie Abbott (s)||Scaler||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMALL, William Archibald||Farmers Arm, Dildo [Run], Twillingate District||614||21||Mr. Small (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|TUCKER, Gordon||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5141||23||Moses Tucker (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SPURRELL, Heber||Pools Island, Bonavista District||2291||19||Simon Spurell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STUCKLESS, George||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||5000||21||Obed Stuckless (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HIGDON, Levi||New Harbour, Trinity District||2084||22||Charles Higdon (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOLLETT, Allan||Lower Small Point, Bay de Verde District||1706||23||Samuel Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BABSTOCK, Thomas Joseph||Salvage, Bonavista District||1847||26||Thomas Babstock (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Discrepancy on whether first name is Thomas or Joseph.|
|TEMPLE, Esau||Normans Cove, Trinity District||5026||24||Peter Temple (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CHAMPION, Joseph||Botwood, Twillingate District||8422||36||Sarah Champion (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FOSS, Arthur||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5677||22||Sarah Foss (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COURTNEY, Charles F.||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5062||20||Robert Courtney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WHELAN, William||Cupids, Port de Grave Distri||5644||18||William Whelan (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SWAFFIELD, James S.||Cartwright, Labrador||3228||18||Lillian Swaffield (p)||Trader||1916||No||No|
|NUNNS, Joseph||No Information||0-10||Mrs. Mary Ann Nunns (p)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger.|
|JANES, Thomas Patrick||60 McFarlane Street, St. John's||136||20||John Janes (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOSKINS, Lawrence Amour||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||449||23||Susan Hoskins (p)||Farmer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEAN, Baxter W||Brookfield, Bonavista District||0-270 - 3838||21||Job Kean (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|MARTIN, James||Cartwright, Labrador||5789||28||Harry Martin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VERGE, [Abram] Abraham John||Winterton, Trinity District||1925||22||Azariah Verge (p)||School teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Also listed as Abram|
|MERCER, Azariah||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||8263||22||Emily Mercer (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1598X.|
|CONSTABLE, Arch B||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||0-275 - 2109||18||Toni Constable (o)||Office clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|MCDONALD, Stephen||Cartwright, Labrador||6103||21||Thomas McDonald (p)||Bookkeeper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also service #6102, Charles Michelin|
|BURNS, William Gordon Henderson||3 Brazils Square, St. John's||0-267 - 160||25||Mary Burns (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|JACKSON, Harold||Newtown, Stockton on Tees, England, United Kingdom||1543||24||Sarah Jackman (p)||Draper||1915||No||No|
|RYAN, William||Adams Cove, Bay de Verde District||6218||19||Michael Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ANDERSON, John||British Harbour, Trinity District||4604||32||Abram Anderson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|