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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|
|SIMMS, Leaton||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1243||20||Mary Ann Simms (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||See # 1034 for additional document.|
|BYRNE, Alexander||8 Alexander Street, St. John's||667||21||Edward Byrne (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRENCUN - BRENTON, Arthur||Williamsport, St. Barbe District||6023||24||William Brencun (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Arthur Brenton is listed as a resident of Williamsport in the 1935 and 1945 Newfoundland census; attestation paper gives spelling as Brenceen. Variant spelling: Brencun, Brensun.|
|JONES, John||Criccieth, Wales, United Kingdom||6161||19||Edward Jones (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TOUCHINGS, John||Pass Island, Fortune District||6136||24||John Touching (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLES, Simeon||Blackhead Cove, Fogo District||3551||26||Selina (Humphrey) Coles (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DICKS, Benjamin||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2828||19||William Wicks (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|COSTELLO, Reuben||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1835||19||Henry Costello (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Richard|
|SCOTT, Nicholas||Buffalo, New York, USA||3070||35||Julia Snyder (o)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|ONEILL, William||Pennywell Road, St. John's||2442||18||Arthur O'Neill (o)||Assistant steward||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, Aubrey||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||8385||47||Maggie E. Brown (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MULLETT, Lewis||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||6239||20||Elizabeth Day (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HUDSON, Reuben||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||3186||18||Henry Hudson (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No|
|HARRIS, Walter||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||5581||19||John Harris (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PEARCEY, Ralph||16 Flowers Hill, St. John's||8019||21||Mary Ann Pearcey (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCCARTHY, John||Belleview, Trinity District||6008||20||Owen McCarthy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FARRELL, Joseph||Bay du Nord, Fortune District||5559||20||William Farrell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BANNISTER, Philip||Port Rexton, Trinity District||4512||21||Charles Bannister (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CUMMINGS, Arthur||St. John's||815||20||Charles Cummings (p)||Tailor||1914||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Saturday, April 14, 1917||POW date: 1917 See service #1482, Gideon Harland Lane, for further information relating to the circumstances of this soldier's death.|
|MOLLOY, John||St. Lawrence, Burin District||2339||25||Joseph Molloy (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic - Church of England||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|CHAULK, George||Burnt Island [district unknown]||5337||21||James Chalk (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as John Chalk.|
|FRAMPTON, Harry||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2198||19||Mrs. George Frampton (p)||Wood barker||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|RANDELL, William||Coney Arm, St. Barbe District||5623||22||Rosanna Hines (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DENTY, Herbert||Traytown, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||2598||21||Simeon Denty (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|STENLAKE, Wilfrid Down||Guernsey, Channel Islands, England, United Kingdom||0-139 - 415||22||Alfred Stenlake (p)||Probationer (theological)||1914||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Wilfred; signature is Wilfrid.|
|SILK, Thomas William||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||2111||19||Mrs. Louis Silk (p)||Paper makers help||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNEY, Michael||Avondale, Harbour Main District||5787||23||Edward Penney (p)||Fireman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SLADE, Albert Ernest||Loon Bay, Twillingate District||273||21||Frederick Slade (p)||Fireman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MORRIS, Riley Kenneth||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3113||20||Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Morris (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also service #2849, Rupert Morris, for will of Riley Morris|
|SNOOK, Alfred||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5235||24||Ezekiel Snook (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WHITEWAY, Alder Nicholas||St. John's||1060||23||Jane Whiteway (p)||Sailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GREENE, James Joseph||Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District||2215||20||John Greene (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OAKE, Henry||Change Islands, North End, Fogo District||2672||18||Josiah Oake (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 17, 1917|
|AVERY, William||Greenspond, Bonavista District||2861 - 8053||21||Eliza Avery (s)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No additional service records under Regimental # 2861. # 2862 on attestation form; # 2861 in service ledger; see service # 8053 for service file.|
|BRADBURY, Cecil||159 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||3569||18||Stephen Bradbury (p)||Telegrapher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16|
|PITTMAN, John||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3997||19||William Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Pitman|
|KENNEDY, James||Brig Bay, St. Barbe District||5651||24||John Kennedy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GRANTER, James||Greenspond, Bonavista District||5454||24||Joseph Granter (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RALPH, Cecil||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||5201||18||George Ralph (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, June 10, 1918|
|ENTWISTLE, Frank||Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom||2143||39||Mrs. Entwistle (s)||Musician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|BLAKE, Albert||Herring Neck, Twillingate Distric||5432||21||Herring Neck, Twillingate Distric||Fisherman||1920||Methodist||No||No|
|AUGOT, Frank James||North Side, Harbour Breton, Fortune District||2923||20||Joseph Augo (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name; attestation form is Augo, transcribed as Ango/Angot, correspondence, signatures and later forms are Augot.|
|JENNINGS, Winfield||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||5236||19||Walter B. Jennings (p)||School teacher||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MESHER, Charles A.||Mud Lake, Rigolet, Labrador||1727||22||Alice King (o)||Trapper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BURTON, R. de H. [Reginald de Hardwicke]||0-198||1914||No||No||Attached from 13th Middlesex Regiment as commanding officer. Name from Hart's Annual Army List 1882.|
|OUELLETTE, Charles||Quebec, Canada||3040||18||Peter Oulette (p)||Marine Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Previously transcribed as Oulette|
|LESEMAN, Roy Bennett||55 Patrick Street, St. John's||220||21||Flora Leseman (o)||Marine engineer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Alexander||Manuels, Harbour Main District||8347||48||Jane E. Squires (s)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DARCY, William||41 New Gower Street, St. John's||4663||20||Michael Darcy (p)||Accountant||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Darcey|
|LUSH, William||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5534||18||William Lush (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|