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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|
|STEPHENSON, William||Cavendish, Trinity District||3737||21||John Stephenson (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 27, 1918||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Stevenson.|
|LEGGE, Kenneth||Gillesport, [Gales Port?], Twillingate District||2452||28||James Legge (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MURRIN, Walter||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1412||19||William Murrin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUTCHINGS, James||Botwood, Twillingate District||8058||19||Alfred Hutchings (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BRAGG, Robert||Shamblers Cove, Bonavista District||2863||32||Daniel Bragg (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITEWAY, Oughterson A.||Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||2431||22||Jesse Whiteway (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLLETT, Samuel||Grand Bank, Burin District||3877||22||Mrs. Henry Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|IVIMEY, Thomas||St. John's||1004||25||Susan Ivimey (p)||Shoe maker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BAIRD, William Herbert||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||0-192||43||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RIOUX, A. Ferdinand||No information||0-168||35||Executive assistant||1916||No||No||Granted temporary commission to the Regiment to allow for transport to England to take up service with the Army Service Corps.|
|KENNEDY, Michael||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||2552||23||Mrs. Michael Kennedy (s)||Blacksmith||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HILLIER, Thomas||Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||6167||18||George Hillier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|OBRIEN, John||Southeast Arm, Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||8182||42||Anna O'Brien (p)||Woodsman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POOLE, Jacob||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4340||29||Florence Poole (nee Pike) (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RALPH, Josiah||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||5470||21||Stephen Ralph (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See # 5133 Jonas Ralph for misfiled correspondence concerning allotments.|
|EARLES, Walter||Trinity, Trinity District||2555||18||Mark Earles (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|INNES, Robert Elrick||St. John's - Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom||820||25||Mrs. Elrick Innes (p)||Dry goods clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|JENSEN, Jens William||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||569||32||Mrs. Jensen (p)||Storekeeper||1914||No||No|
|CORCORAN, James||Cooks Pond, Placentia-St. Marys District||6214||23||Simeon Corcoran (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COOPER, Herbert George||La Scie, St. Barbe District||439||25||Clara Cooper (s)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|NICOL, John Francis||11 Flavin Street, St. John's||336||19||Henry Nicol (p)||Machinist||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Nichol.|
|HARVEY, Wilfred Eric||228 Duckworth Street, St. John's||324||19||Christina Harvey (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|BUTLER, Albert||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||5372||19||Mrs. Charlotte Butler (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Reuben||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||8004||20||Solomon Squires (p)||Woodsman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAVIS, Albert||Greenspond, Bonavista District||2057||20||Mrs. Samuel Burry (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|DUNN, John||53 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||173||28||William Dunn (p)||Cabman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANDREWS, Walter William||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||8075||22||James Andrews (p)||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included; discharge sheet only.|
|STUCKEY, Roland||South Side, Twillingate, Twillingate district||3964||18||Helen Stuckey (p)||1917||No||No||File missing; Information from service ledger.|
|GUSHUE, William||20 Dicks Square, St. John's||8293||20||Francis Gushue (p)||Millman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTT, Edward||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||3190||25||William Butt (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, Robert Templeton||St. John's||366||18||Mrs. Robert C. Smith (p)||1914||No||No|
|LITTLE, Redvers||Musgravetown, Bonavista District||4887||18||James Little (p)||Framer||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, November 15, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included|
|MORRIS, Harold||Bay St. George, St. George District||4131||19||William Morris (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 19, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included|
|JANES, Alwin Ambrose||Glovertown, Bonavista District||734||35||Lucy Jane Janes (s)||Millwright||1914||No||No|
|LANDER, Norman||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3783||18||Emily Tremblett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|COURAGE, Harrison||Catalina, Trinity District||1249||21||Eliza Courage (p)||Carpenter||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Death certificate in French|
|MARKS, Stanley Thomas||70 George Street, St. John's||150||25||Mrs. Marks (p)||Express wagon driver||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MERCER, Arthur||60 Barters Hill, St. John's||n/a||14||Student||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)|
|ODEA, Frederick||St. John's||2172||18||John E. O'Dea (p)||Engineer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRINTON, James||Thornlea, Trinity District||3996||18||William Brinton (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|VIVIAN, Willis||Fridays Bay, Twillingate District||8281||22||Thomas Vivian (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BIRD, Daniel Vincent||Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District||2117||23||Mrs. John Bird (p)||Paper maker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||See also service #2118, William O'Reilly, for a letter from Bird|
|HOUNSELL, Albert Allan||Pound Cove, Bonavista Bay||4848||22||Henry Hounsell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|VERE-HOLLOWAY, Edward Walter||St. John's||0-148||Elizabeth Vere-Holloway (s)||1915||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included. Temporary assignment|
|CRITCH, Frank||Springdale, Twillingate District||4939||19||John Critch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MATCHEM, James||Gaultois, Fortune District||3553||20||William Matchem (o)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURKE, William||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||5366||22||Thomas Burke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Bertie||Crow Head, Twillingate, Twillingate district||8203||19||Mrs. Susan Hamlin (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|COOPER, David||South West Arm, Twillingate District||3883||18||Samuel Cooper (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HISCOCK, Edward||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||4452||18||Eli Hiscock (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16|