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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|
|CUMMINGS, Arthur||St. John's||815||20||Charles Cummings (p)||Tailor||1914||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Saturday, April 14, 1917||POW date: 1917 See service #1482, Gideon Harland Lane, for further information relating to the circumstances of this soldier's death.|
|MCWHORTER [MCWHIRTER], George William||Humber Mouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||846||19||Mrs. Henry McWhorter (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Discrepancy in name: Recruit signed with an X; his brother, Hugh McWhirter, # 902, is recorded in CWGC as McWhirter.|
|COOMBS, Thomas||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||747||23||Henry Coombs (p)||Telegraph operator||1914||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1916 See also service #1718, Frank Hynes, for a newspaper clipping related to this soldier.|
|MASTERS, William L.||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2797||24||James Masters (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|FOLLETT, Albert||Grand Bank, Burin District||2920||19||William Follett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Saturday, April 14, 1917||POW Date: 1917 Possibly a POW as late as 1918, possibly killed in 1917.|
|HALLETT, Jack||26 Balsom Street, St. John's||2515||18||John Hallett (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|KNEE, Matthew||Pools Island, Bonavista District||2342||19||Cornelius Knee (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|OBRIEN, Andrew Joseph||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1375||19||Mary O'Brien (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|GARDNER, Fred||British Harbour, Trinity District||2475||23||Eli Gardner (p)||Fisherman and lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Saturday, December 28, 1918||POW Date: 1917 Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Frederick Joseph Lewis Gardner.|
|HOGAN, Patrick||Thorburn Road, St. John's||1111||27||Miss Hogan (o) - Bride Hogan (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|MCLELLAN, Neil||51 Military Road, St. John's||50||19||Hugh McLellan (p)||Clerk||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1918|
|MUISE, Moses||St. George, St. George District||1429||19||Moses Muise (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|POMEROY, George||Catalina, Trinity District||3703||20||William Pomeroy (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|CALLAHAN, William J.||90 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||2730||21||R. Callahan (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BROWN, Robert||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2197||19||Thomas Brown (p)||Electrician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|SNOW, Charles||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2616||21||Austin and Sophie Snow (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||POW Date: 1917 See service #1482, Gideon Harland Lane, and #1731, Manuel Pittman, for further information relating to the circumstances of this soldier's death.|
|LOVEYS, Aubrey Wilson||St. John's||827||19||John Thomas Loveys (p)||Grocery clerk||1914||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|BANNISTER, Israel||Port Rexton, Trinity District||2812||20||John Bannister (p)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|RICHARDS, Charles||Kings Point, Twillingate District||3444||20||Stephen Richards (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 POW account also contained in service #2951, Hubert Ridgley.|
|OSMOND, Arthur Fred||Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District||1131||21||J.W. Osmond (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Includes documents relating to Private Isaiah Wilcox, 1131X, Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve.|
|PAYNE, Stephen||Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2674||19||Robert Payne (p)||Shoemaker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Thursday, May 10, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|STICK, Moyle [Edward Moyle J.]||5 Devon Row, St. John's||2145||20||James R. Stick (p)||Engineering student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Referred to exclusively as Moyle|
|PITTMAN, Manuel||Conne, Fortune District||1731||28||Thomas Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 POW account mentions POW Charlie Snow, service #2616; Discrepancy in community referenced in file: Pittman was from Conne, Belle Bay; mail was misdirected to Conne River, Bay d'Espoir|
|QUINTON, William||Princeton, Bonavista District||2738||18||Jolliffe Quinton (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|DWYER, Martin||Beach Hill, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2499||18||Thomas Dwyer (p)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||Yes||Sunday, December 30, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|HAYES, Patrick||10 Bond Street, St. John's||2376||18||Mrs. Patrick Hayes (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|HANDCOCK, Lewis||Salvage, Bonavista District||3546||18||William Handcock (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Wednesday, July 10, 1918||POW Date: 1918 Variant spelling of name - Hancock|
|HUSSEY, James Harwood||Bonavista Cove, Bonavista District||1267||18||Eliza Hussey (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|MORGAN, George||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||2867||20||Abram Morgan (p)||Farmer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|PARSONS, Robert Henry||Newtown, Bonavista District||2721||25||Henry Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist - Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Discrepancy in Religion.|
|MARCH, Charles Llewellyn||89 Bond Street, St. John's||86||19||Sergt. A. March (p)||Draper||1914||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|VATERS, John Edgar||Victoria, Carbonear District||973||22||Japhet Vaters (p)||Railroad worker||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Partially re-filmed at the beginning of reel 74|
|ATTWOOD, George||Jamestown, Bonavista District||1525||20||Helen Attwood (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Tuesday, September 25, 1917||POW Date: 1917 See service #1482 for further information relating to the circumstances of this soldier's death.|
|HENNEBURY, John||St. John's||3346||21||Thomas Hennebury (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BELBIN, Herbert||Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2486||19||William Belbin Sr. (p)||Millman||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Saturday, June 8, 1918||POW Date: 1917 See also #2972, Joseph Harris, for a description of the accidental death of Belbin while a POW|
|SMYTH, Thomas Joseph||11 Bond Street, St. John's||523||19||George Smyth (p)||Hardware clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|SQUIRES, Kader||Salvage, Bonavista District||2055||23||Isaac Squires||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Saturday, February 23, 1918||POW Date: 1917|
|MEADUS, Cecil James||St. John's||1015||21||Susanna Meadus (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|KEEFE, Saul||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2043||18||Allen Keefe (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Saturday, April 14, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|DEMPSTER, James||St. John's||755||19||James Earnest Dempster (p)||Paper maker||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|DOODY, Matthew Anthony||Carbonear, Carbonear District||1982||24||Mary Doody (o)||Brakeman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|CHEATER, Reginald||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3670||20||John Cheater (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Thursday, April 25, 1918||POW Date: 1917 See also service #1766 for additional information|
|EARLES, James Joseph||36 Cabot Street, St. John's||2747||18||William Earles (p)||Gasfitter||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|WOODS, John S.||68 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||2146||20||S. Woods (p)||Student||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BAULD, James||Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District||2673||26||Charles Bauld (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BLACKALL, John||Grand Falls, Twillingate District - St. John's||0-122 - 2220||24||W.W. Blackall (p)||Mechanic||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Attached to the Royal Flying Corps Sept. 1916|
|OXFORD, Walter||Botwoodville, Twillingate District||2073||21||Elijah Oxford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Thursday, December 27, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|BROWN, John William||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||1676||21||George Brown (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|MUTFORD, Hiram G.||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2464||21||Mrs. Joseph Mutford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Saturday, November 16, 1918||POW Date: 1917 See also service #1766 for additional information; Also includes document for # 2450 Edward Janes|
|JANES, Edward Allan||Back Harbour, Twillingate District||2450||21||James J. Janes (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|