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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|
|PIKE, Charles||28 Boncloddy Street, St. John's||3606||20||William Pike (p)||Tradesman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ROSSITER, Matthew||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||1538||19||Joseph Rossiter (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Also contains a letter relating to service #1016, Bertram Henry Bastow.|
|TILLEY, William Joseph||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||1224||22||William Tilley (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917. Discrepancy in name: William Joseph on Regiment attestation; William John in service ledger.|
|BENNETT, Stewart||Fogo, Fogo District||3204||21||William Bennett (p)||Storekeeper||1916||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|
|SEWARD, Thomas||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1266||22||Elizabeth Seward (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Includes photograph of his wife, Annie Norris of Ayr, Scotland.|
|MCHUGH, Patrick||Exploits, Twillingate District||5702||19||Sarah McHugh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|AGNEW, James||Peebles Street, Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom||2122||34||Mrs. Agnew (s)||Musician||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|KEHOE, Lawrence||St. John's||1779||18||Michael Kehoe (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUCKLEY, William||St. John's||752||19||Mrs. Thomas Buckley (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PITTMAN, Kenneth||83 Pleasant Street, St. John's||8036||31||Beatrice Pittman (p)||Machinist||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|KNIGHT, William||44 Bannerman Street, St. John's||373||22||Ann Knight (s)||Mechanical engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|EVANS, William||Argentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||5851||19||Bridget Evans (p)||Mechanic||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 17|
|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.|
|LAWRENCE, Robert||20 Carnell Street, St. John's||4618||22||George Lawrence (p)||Carpenter||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARSONS, William John||North Side, Burin, Burin District||438||22||George Parsons (p)||1914||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Jan. 1918|
|MARTIN, Michael||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||5779||20||Thomas Martin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TOBIN, Andrew||St. Lawrence, Burin District||2248||20||Thomas Tobin (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, January 31, 1917|
|WILLMOTT, George||Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District||3930||19||Sarah Willmott (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EBSARY, Samuel Joseph||89 Southside Road, St. John's||0-110 - 501||32||Newman Ebsary (p)||Storekeeper||1914||Yes||No||Sunday, October 15, 1916|
|FUDGE, Jeremiah||Pass Island, Fortune District||2839||21||James Fudge (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|FENNEMORE, William||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4581||21||Benjamin Fennemore (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ONEILL, Michael Joseph||St. John's||763||18||A. O'Neill (o)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|JONES, Heber||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||2639||21||Mrs. Abel Jones (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PERRY, Warrick||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||2218||20||Uriah Martin (p) (o)||Fireman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 10, 1917||Previously transcribed as Warick|
|CLARKE, John||Campbellton, Twillingate District||3392||20||John L. Clarke (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 14, 1917|
|MOULAND, Thomas||Bonavista, Bonavista District||488||23||Mrs. Mouland (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|SOMERTON, Peter||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||2779||18||Richard Somerton (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, December 4, 1917|
|MCCANN, Daniel||Gull Island, Bay de Verde District||4884||19||Philip McCann (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOWDEN, Henry||Rock Harbour, Burin District||2326||19||Eli Dowden (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|STONE, Frederick Ashton||17 Dicks Square, St. John's||3934||18||James A. Stone (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, Patrick||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||5793||19||Patrick Walsh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HINCHEY, Patrick||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||3735||19||Mary Walsh (o)||Miner||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHAFFEY, Edgar David||Jeffreys, St. George District||3015||18||George Chaffey (p)||School teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWER, John||22 Pleasant Street, St. John's||5410||21||Mary Power (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BASTOW, Bertram Henry.||St. John's||1016||19||Margaret Bastow (p)||Teamster||1915||Presbyterian||No||No||See also service #1538, Matthew Rossiter, for a document relating to Pte. Bastow and his wife|
|TILLEY, Andrew||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||3985||18||Frank Tilley (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LINEHAN, Daniel [David]||Johns Pond, Placentia-St. Marys District||1468||20||John Joseph Linehan (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Father writes that his name was Daniel but he was mistakenly called David by the Regiment|
|DAYMOND, Joseph||26 Victoria Street, St. John's||607||20||Mr. Daymond||Automobile worker||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discharged medically unfit 29 Dec. 1916; Enlisted Royal Flying Corps (training) 1918.|
|COSH, Archibald||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||3716||23||Mrs. J[?] Mary Cosh (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GLADNEY, William J.||Fort Townshend, St. John's||2597||18||John Gladney (p)||Letter carrier||1916||No||No|
|PARSONS, William||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||852||25||William George Parsons (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|KELLY, Robert||132 Signal Hill Road, St. John's||2213||18||Edward Kelly (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNELL, William Clement||Curling, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1546||20||Hazel Pennell (s)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SMITH, William Henry||Swift Current, Placentia-St. Marys District||2868||19||Robert Smith (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HUMPHRIES, Alfred||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||1825||20||Robert Humphries (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, August 9, 1916|
|SPARKES, Wesley||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||4140||20||Thomas Sparkes (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||Estate correspondence is in name of Edward W. Sparkes.|
|GREENE, Augustine Peter||Bell Island, St. John's East District||251||19||Catherine Greene (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||See #254 for additional misfiled documents.|
|GIBBONS, Daniel||Lumsden North, Fogo District||6089||18||Stephen Gibbons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ONEILL, Leo||63 Duckworth Street, St. John's||4211||18||Anastasia O'Neill (p)||Truckman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|