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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|
|SAMMS, George||York Harbour, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1988||19||Elizabeth Samms (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, November 16, 1917||Variation in name: Identified on Bay of Islands war memorial as Sams|
|HENNESSEY, James||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2061||18||William Hennessey (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WARREN, Benjamin J.||Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District||2529||21||Joseph Warren (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURGESS, Robert||106 Casey Street, St. John's||4666||22||Albert Burgess (p)||Carpenter||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, Jabez William||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||2718||24||Matthew King (p)||Lumberman||1916||Yes||No||Wednesday, August 9, 1916|
|RIDEOUT, George||Goulds, St. John's West District||8432||20||William Rideout (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|READ, John H.||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2016||17||Mrs. H.J. (Lillian) Read (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents.|
|RENDELL, Claude||180 Duckworth Street, St. John's||4258||22||Alfred Rendell (p)||Customs clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THOMAS, Gordon||8 Barnes Road, St. John's||3498||18||H.J. Thomas (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist - Congregationalist||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 16, 1918||Discrepancy in religion. Photograph included.|
|HICKEY, Richard||27 Central Street, St. John's||3211||18||James Hickey (p)||Cooper||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JONES, Peter||Grey Islands, White Bay, St. Barbe District||4567||19||George Jones (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRETT, James||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||5963||22||Lot Brett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TUCKER, Bertram George||Triton, Twillingate District||5552||21||Jesse Tucker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SPURRELL, Frank [Francis Joseph]||St. John's||979||19||John Spurrell (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.|
|TEAMES, John||2 Murphy Square, St. John's||4113||22||Timothy Teames (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURRAY, Henry||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||4903||23||John Murray (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FINN, Peter||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||3230||22||James Finn (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NORRIS, William||Battery Road, St. John's||2860 , 2861 & 8046||18||Sarah Norris (m)||Tailor-Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also service number 8046 for attestation papers; Norris originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. #2861 on attestation form; # 2860 in service ledger; microfilmed as #2860.|
|HART, Chesley N.||Horwood, Fogo District||4218||19||John Hart (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WHELAN, Patrick||Chapels Cove, Harbour Main District||3428||18||Philip Whelan (p)||Engine driver||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||See # 0-74 Goodyear for misfiled documents.|
|HOLMAN, Arthur||Fortune Bay, Fortune District||3937||19||Jeremiah Holman (p)||Miner||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAILEY, Roy||4 Temperance Street, St. John's||2210||19||Richard Bailey (p)||Teamster||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GAVON, Thomas||Middle Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe district||5625||18||George Gavon||1918||No||No||File missing, Information from service ledger.|
|GROVES, Daniel||Goose Bay, Rigolet, Labrador||1724||24||Frederick Groves (p)||Trapper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|JERRETT, Richard||Cavendish, Trinity District||1796||24||Henry Jerrett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CUTLER, Frederick||Fair Island, Bonavista District||3844||18||Daniel Cutler (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, Herbert Elroy||St. John's||684||19||Frederick Martin (o)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MEANEY, Basil||Caplin Bay, Fogo District||8352||19||Thomas Meaney (p)||Fisherman||1917||Attestation papers not included.||No||No|
|JACKSON, A.G.||N/A||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment from Honourable Artillery Company (H.A.C.); no service number or file; information from ledger.|
|FRY, Edgar||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||3595||25||Thomas Fry (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GILLAM, Arthur Wilfred||Robinsons Head, St. George District||454||20||Charles Gillam (p)||Guide||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CROSS, Darius||Badgers Quay, Bonavista District||4934||18||William Cross (p)||Trader||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CROSS, William J.||Greenspond, Bonavista District||8386||26||Martha E. Cross (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRAITHWAITE, Ernest Livingstone||Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA||1313||21||Elizabeth Braithwaite (p)||Printer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|JEANS, Stanley||Change Islands, Fogo District||8272||43||Julia Jeans (s)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLE, Samuel||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4250||19||John Cole (p)||Engineer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Includes misfiled document for Nathaniel Noel, # 4249|
|ROSE, Nicholas John||Carmanville, Fogo District||4201||28||Stanley George Rose (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ANDREWS, Joseph||St. John's||1119||18||Katherine Andrews (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SQUIRES, Walter||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5081||19||Solomon Squires (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FAREWELL, William||Creston, Burin District||6041||20||John Farewell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ROACH, Samuel||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||3965||23||Victor Roach (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BOUZAN, James||Little Bay, Twillingate District||8016||27||James R. Bouzan (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, Nathaniel||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||1444||20||Hezekiah Butler (p)||Printer||1915||Methodist||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.|
|POOLE, Stephen||Belleoram, Fortune District||1076||22||John Poole (p)||Street car conductor||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNOW, Walter||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2060||18||Henry C. Snow (p)||Coachman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WISEMAN, Ebenezer George||Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District||2523||27||Alfred Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||One document microfilmed as #2573|
|SAMSON, Lewis||Flat Island, Bonavista District||5179||24||William Samson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAWE, Harvey||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||4594||30||John Dawe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||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|