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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|
|DAWE, Christopher||Cupids, Port de Grave District||4864||18||George Dawe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, May 31, 1918|
|HARVEY, Ralph||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||8270||18||Alexander Harvey (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MURPHY, Michael James||22 Williams Street, St. John's||0-238 - 70||34||Catherine Murphy (p)||Druggist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PYNN, Fred||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4701||18||Willis Pynn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHAYTOR, Robert||Botwood, Twillingate District||8249||19||Bernard Chaytor (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WICKS, William T.||Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District||8429||44||Emma Wicks (s)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STOCKLEY, Ephraim||Brookfield, Bonavista District||5596||21||Peter Stockley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BUTLER, Charles Oakley||79 Pennywell Road, St. John's||205||20||Walter Butler (p)||Motorman||1914||Salvation Army||No||No|
|GARLAND, James W.||Green Point, Fortune District||6044||23||Jeremiah Garland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TILLEY, Harry||4 Duckworth Street, St. John's||4531||22||Rebecca Tilley (p)||Surveyor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - On attestation paper, Harry is written at top of form and Henry in three other points, signature and all other documents state Harry.|
|MANUEL, William||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||4290||22||John Manuel (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HENNESSEY, James John||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||1257||18||Patience Hennessey (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWER, David||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||310||26||Mrs. John Tremlett (p)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GILLESPIE, Samuel Joseph||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||3195||21||Mrs. John Gillespie (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|SAUNDERS, John||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||5467||25||Robert Saunders (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Alexander||Stephenville, St. George District||5945||22||Charles M. White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LOADER, Frederick||Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District||5620||24||Levi Loader (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Loder.|
|BROWN, Charlie||Gambo, Bonavista District||1491||22||Robert Brown Sr. (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BISHOP, George L.||Port de Grave, Port de Grave District||4669||19||Benjamin Bishop (p)||Carpenter||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||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.|
|FUDGE, Ambrose||Newstead, Twillingate District||8056||25||Mrs. William Langdon (o)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MERCER, Charles||32 McKay Street, St. John's||3820||18||Isaac Mercer (p)||Blacksmith||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|RUSSELL, Samson||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||3524||18||Samuel Russell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BREEN, Edward||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8049||21||John Breen (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|THOMEY, Samuel J.||Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||8376||47||Michael Thomey (o)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OLLERHEAD, William||Hearts Content, Trinity District||746||24||James Ollerhead||School teacher||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BURSEY, Herbert||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||4544||20||Ebenezer Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ELLIS, Eric||245 Southside Road, St. John's||0-127 - 1895||20||Edward Ellis (p)||Accountant||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Microfilmed file includes misfiled documents for # 1595 Garland Ridout.|
|LESLIE, Clarence Vivian||Silma, Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canada||632||19||Mrs. James S. Leslie||Telegraph operator||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEGROW, Frederick Pratt||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||404||23||Thomas Legrow (p)||Dry goods clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No||I|
|HAWKER, Mortimer Leopold||Carbonear, Carbonear District||2292||18||Manoah Hawker (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, April 29, 1918|
|STONE, Robert||Bonaventure, North Side, Trinity District||2100||19||William Stone (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PILGRIM, Ernest||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||5621||18||Mary Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|DYKE, Job||Salvage Bay, Bonavista District||2623||23||Edward Dyke (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GREEN, Arthur||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5348||24||Phoebe Green (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|REES, George Wilfred||22 Mullock Street, St. John's||388||19||Mary Jane Rees (p)||Printer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Contains part of the file of Eaneas Rees, service # 25881, of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.|
|BOWERS, George||Southern Arm, Green Bay, Twillingate District[?]||5665||22||Fannie Bowers (p)||Millman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Bower|
|BELLOWS, Stewart||Curling, St. George District||1430||19||Roberts Bellows (p)||Carter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, August 14, 2017||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bellowse, Bellowes; CWGC records Bellows|
|CHEESEMAN, Isaac||Burin, Burin District||3891||18||Laurence Cheesman (p)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYAN, John Joseph||23 Adelaide Street, St. John's||38||20||J.J. Ryan (p)||Clerk-telegrapher||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALL, James||83 Pleasant Street, St. John's||6149||19||Patrick Wall (p)||Mechanic||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Weston||Forest Pond, Goulds, St. John's West District||3312||18||Matthew Williams (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|STEELE, James||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||6341||18||Willis Steele (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BUCKLEY, James||Botwood, Twillingate District||4274||24||John Buckley (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|DOBER, Michael||Mobile, Ferryland District||6059||25||George Dober (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, October 12, 1918||follows service #6050 on microfilm. Died, Spanish influenza (1918). attestation papers completed as Dover, all documents are Dober; Dober is correct.|
|TIBBO, George Philip||Grand Bank, Burin District||634||25||Hanna Tibbo (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|FLEMING, Richard||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1594||21||Kate Cummings (o)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917||Variant spelling of name: Flemming.|
|KNIGHT, William Blackler||355 Southside Road, St. John's||290||22||Mr. Knight (p)||Motor engineer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ROBERTS, M. C. [Moses Chesley]||Native of Brigus||0-249||Doctor||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No record in service ledger. One year service with RAMC..|
|BRINSON, John||Change Islands, Fogo District||5308||27||George Brinson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|