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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|
|SAUNDERS, John||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5648||18||Joseph Saunders (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Sanders.|
|GEARY, Alexander||55 Cabot Street, St. John's||8054||28||Rachel Geary (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RYAN, Thomas Patrick||New Aberdeen, Nova Scotia, Canada||3171||18||Bridget Ryan (p)||Plumber and tinsmith||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MATTHEWS, Hubert||Musgravetown, Bonavista District||4783||22||George Matthews (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RENOUF, Charles James||Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||147||25||Rose Renouf (s)||Timekeeper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, Charlie||Gambo, Bonavista District||1491||22||Robert Brown Sr. (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|FIFIELD, Mark||Catalina, Trinity District||1165||22||Eliza Fifield (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HARDY, Randall||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3743||18||John Hardy (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in given name: Randell, Rendell; signature is Randall.|
|BRIFFETT, Edward||Bryants Cove, Harbour Grace District||5906||23||Jacob Briffett (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANTHONY, Aleck [Alex]||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4695||18||Sarah Ann Anthony (p)||Electrician||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Alex, Allick, Alick, Alleck.|
|STACEY, Anthony James||Water Street, St. John's||466||24||Fredrick Stacey (p)||Commercial traveller||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRUMMELL [CRUMMEY], Ronald||St. John's||1352||20||Elizabeth Crummell (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - family sources and 1921/1935 census identify him as Ronald Crummey.|
|MACKAY, William||48 Barnes Road, St. John's||5089||21||William Mackey (p)||Printer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRYANT, Charles||Brownsdale, Trinity District||4892||20||Heman Bryant (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MAHON, James Thomas||30 Barnes Road St. John's||114||21||John Mahon (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LENCH, William Herbert||Grand Bank, Burin District||1122||20||Emma Lench (p)||Bank teller||1915||Methodist||No||No||Photograph of Lench included|
|HOFF, John||Gander Bay, Fogo District||4215||24||Joseph Hoff (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PIERCEY, Jacob||Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District||8155||46||Lillies Piercey (s)||Lumberman and carpenter||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KNEE, Matthew||Pools Island, Bonavista District||2342||19||Cornelius Knee (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|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.|
|IVANY, John James||English Harbour, Trinity District||1155||24||Sarah Ivany (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BOWERS, George||Southern Arm, Green Bay, Twillingate District[?]||5665||22||Fannie Bowers (p)||Millman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Bower|
|LARNER, Reginald Joseph||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2238||19||Sarah Larner (p)||Operator||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHISLETT, Jesse||Cavendish, Trinity District||1795||22||William Chislett (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||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.|
|TILLEY, William Robert||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||3036||18||Robert Tilley (p)||Railroad||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||2885||18||John Abbott (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Robert Hayward||73A Springdale Street, St. John's||3001||19||Elizabeth Williams (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COSTELLO, John||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||2593||27||Matthew Costello (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|GARDINER, Thomas Edward||British Harbour, Trinity District||2305||23||Noah John Gardiner (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURRIN, John||St. John's||1685||19||William Murrin (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GILLAM, Manuel||Crabbes, St. George District||3012||19||Susanna Harvey (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PERRY, Frederick||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3287||19||Joseph Perry (p)||Cook||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLARKE, David||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6038||22||John Clark (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYAN, Edmund||Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||4046||19||William Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PARROTT, Eric A.||Winterton, Trinity District||2925||18||John Parrott (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Michael||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||4335||23||Mrs. J. Croke (o)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|IVANY, Alex Willis||Britannia Cove, Trinity District||3777||22||William Ivany (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Microfilmed file # 3777 includes a misfiled document for Ivany|
|BUTLER, Kenneth Augustine||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1180||19||Mrs. J.K. Butler (p)||Electrician||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WALSH, John Joseph||10 Codners Lane, St. John's||3226||27||Johanna Walsh (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1354X|
|CHAFE, Peter||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||6338||21||Mary Ann Chafe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NEWELL, George H.||38 Spencer Street, St. John's||8492||19||Caroline Newell (p)||Labourer||1918||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.|
|BARTLETT, John William||St. John's||957||24||Julia Bartlett (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WOODMAN, Ernest||New Harbour, Trinity District||2377||18||Frederick Woodman (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STEELE, John||Smiths Sound, Trinity District||3987||18||Joseph Steele (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAY, Ethelbert||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||5068||23||Joshua Day (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MURPHY, Martin||Cornwall Avenue, St. John's||4613||21||Mary Murphy (nee Finn) (s)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GILLIS, Daniel C.||Highlands, St. George District||4236||29||Jane (Allen) McIsaac (p)||Hunter||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COVEDUCK, William J.||83 Pleasant Street, St. John's||8483||34||Lewisa Coveduck (s)||Labourer and shoemaker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Coveyduck|
|WHITE, William||Loon Cove, Bonavista District||5124||19||Luke White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Community name appears as Look Cove in one document and Loon Cove in another.|