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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|
|KEEFE, Saul||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2043||18||Allen Keefe (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Saturday, April 14, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|NEWHOOK, Reginald||Normans Cove, Trinity District||5120||23||Samuel Newhook (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLANCEY, Dennis||Newtown Road, St. John's||4482||29||Mrs. Allan Clancey (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HUSSEY, Hayward||St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Mary's District||6120||23||George Hussey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GRACE, Martin Joseph||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1272||24||John Grace (p)||Paper maker||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, October 15, 1916|
|JANES, Arthur||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||6276||20||Stephen Janes (p)||Steward||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SHELLEY, Joseph||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||1263||20||Esau Shelley (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, February 13, 1920||Died 13 February, 1920.|
|CRAMM, Albert||Quirpon, St. Barbe District||3941||30||Mrs. Thomas Sacrey (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BAKER, James||Carbonear, Carbonear District||5807||21||Daniel Baker (p)||Iron worker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARRIS, Clarence Valentine||Glovertown, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||3365||18||Frederick Harris (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, September 30, 1918|
|MERCER, Chesley||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5034||18||Maud Mercer (p)||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLARKE, William||Big Braha, St. Barbe District||3729||23||Mrs. Nimie[?] Chute (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BROMSEY, Joseph Martin||Main River, St. George District||1424||31||William Bromsey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BIRD, Silas||Cartwright, Labrador||1769||32||John Bird (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHALEN, Walter||Chapel Cove, Harbour Main District||8471||27||Philip Whalen (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Whelan.|
|HOUSE, John||British Harbour, Trinity District||4733||19||Ronald House (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JOHNSON, John J.||16 Young Street, St. John's||3276||18||Joseph Johnson (p)||Printer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LUCAS, Arthur Winthrop||9 Gear Street, St. John's||2858 & 2857||19||Labourer||1916||No||No||Attested for home duty only. #2858 on attestation form; #2857 in service ledger; microfilmed as 2857.|
|STRICKLAND, James||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||4200||18||Jas. [James] Strickland (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ASH, Albert||Battle Harbour, Labrador||5711||19||Ruth Ash (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Page two of attestation papers gives name as Edward Smith, service # 5710. Signature, physical details and family information are for Albert Ash.|
|FOOTE, John||Botwood, Twillingate District||8120||44||Lillian Foote (s)||Railroad man||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BURSEY, Stewart||Charleston, Bonavista District||2328||29||Sarah (Fry) Bursey (s)||Seaman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Benjamin||Gambo, Bonavista District||8319||18||Joseph Saunders (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HATCHER, William||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4609||25||Robert Hatcher (p)||School teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FIFIELD, Edwin William||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3475||18||Daniel Fifield (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BESON, Patrick||Fogo, Fogo District||2232||29||James Beson (p)||Metal worker||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HARDY, John||St. John's||760||20||James Hardy (p)||Engineer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 14, 1915||Recorded on family gravestone as Richard John Hardy.|
|NOFTALL, William Robert||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||1357||19||Reuben Noftall (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|TUFF, George Beverley||58 Gower Street, St. John's||2||33||George Tuff (p)||Commercial traveller||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|PIKE, Charles||28 Boncloddy Street, St. John's||3606||20||William Pike (p)||Tradesman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|DINGWELL [DINGWALL], Aaron C.||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3840||19||Rosie Dingwell [Dingwell] (p)||Brakeman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LEWIS, George||Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District||5617||22||Joseph Lewis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TAYLOR, William B.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||2591||18||Lemuel Taylor (p)||Clerk||1916||1916||No||No|
|HOLWELL, Harold||17 Pilot's Hill, St. John's||1228||20||Augustus Holwell (p)||Teamster||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHAFFEY, James Eric||Jeffreys, St. George District||8153||22||William Joseph Chaffey (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VALLIS, Stanley||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3114||18||Richard Vallis (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCHUGH, Patrick||Exploits, Twillingate District||5702||19||Sarah McHugh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ADAMS, William Frederick||St. John's||879||21||Charles Adams (p)||Printer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 69|
|KING, Bertram||Popes Harbour, Trinity District||8399||23||Mary J. Vokey (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUCKLEY, William||St. John's||752||19||Mrs. Thomas Buckley (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PELLEY, Pierce||Macklin Place, 71 Leslie Street, St. John's||8223||18||Norman and Annie Ellen Pelley (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|JANES, Stephen Francis||St. John's||1501||19||Mrs. John Janes (p)||Labourer||1915||No||No|
|KING, William S.||Southside Road, St. John's||0-58 - 837||22||James King (p)||Clerk||1915||No||No||Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916 - 1919.|
|RODGERS, Garland B.||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2472||21||James Rodgers (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KAVANAGH, George Joseph||237 New Gower Street, St. John's||2806||18||Edward Kavanagh (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HYNES, John Francis||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||238||24||James Hynes (p) - Catherine Hynes||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Re-attested for short service - Discrepancy in age. Age discrepancy- 24-34.|
|PARSONS, William John||North Side, Burin, Burin District||438||22||George Parsons (p)||1914||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Jan. 1918|
|MOORE, Patrick W.||13 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||8314||18||Philip Moore (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|JACKMAN, John J.||38 Pleasant Street, St. John's||4697||22||John Jackman||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Charles A.||Corbin, Burin District||3363||Mrs. Silas Adams (p)||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included|