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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|
|BUTLER, Charles Oakley||79 Pennywell Road, St. John's||205||20||Walter Butler (p)||Motorman||1914||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BEARNS, George||Grand Bank, Burin District||4636||23||Jacob Bearns (o)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GOODYEAR, Reginald||Cat Harbour [Lumsden], Fogo District||3446||21||Walter Goodyear (o)||Fisherman||1917||No||No|
|SNOW, Allan||Horwood, Fogo District||4197||18||Elizabeth Snow (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FITZGERALD, John Martin||20 Carters Hill, St. John's||295||26||Mary A. Fitzgerald (p)||Druggist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GREENING, Chesley||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3970||18||Alex Greening (p)||Engineer||1917||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|
|DILLON, Stephen||448 Southside Road, St. John's||4165||18||Jane Dillon (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|BROWN, Charlie||Gambo, Bonavista District||1491||22||Robert Brown Sr. (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||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.|
|TURNER, Raymond||128 Bond Street, St. John's||4463||18||Captain Joseph Turner (p)||Engineer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|SUTTON, William||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1726||20||Mrs. William Sutton (s)||Sailor||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LANGER, George||Thoroughfare, Trinity District||3805||20||William Langer (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FRY, Edgar||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||3595||25||Thomas Fry (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RUSSELL, Samson||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||3524||18||Samuel Russell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAMMS, Reuben||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3979||37||Phoebe Samms (s)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURSEY, Herbert||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||4544||20||Ebenezer Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BARNES, Lester||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4560||19||Thomas Edward Barnes (p)||Mechanic||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COADY, Daniel||Outer Cove, C. [Conception?] Bay [district unknown]||4628||22||Catherine Coady (p)||Blacksmith||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HANLON, James||St. John's||8450||54||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CAMPBELL, Roland||Little Bay Island, Twillingate District||8511||20||Peter Campbell (p)||1918||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|STONE, Henry Skinner||17 Dicks Square, St. John's||361||29||Hannah Stone (s)||Tailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LANE, Job||Jack Lanes Bay, Labrador||1915||21||George Lane (p)||Hunter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LITTLE, Ronald||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5831 - 6235||23||George Little (p)||Seaman||1918||Methodist||No||No||He is enlisted again at the age of 24|
|PILGRIM, Ernest||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||5621||18||Mary Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|OKE, Thomas||Long Island, Twillingate District||6287||20||Joseph Oke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BOWERS, George||Southern Arm, Green Bay, Twillingate District[?]||5665||22||Fannie Bowers (p)||Millman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Bower|
|TIZZARD, John||Lower Battery Road, St. John's||3007||19||Simeon Tizzard (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SMALL, Titus||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1389||19||Pannana Small (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|HYNES, Alfred Lacey||Glenwood, Twillingate District||1463||19||Esau Gillingham Hynes (p)||Telegraph operator||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|JENSEN, Lewis||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||5567||19||White Jensen (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents.|
|CORINA, Alfred||Newcastle on Tyne, England, United Kingdom||2140||30||Mrs. Corina (p)||Musician||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested for short service|
|RYAN, John Joseph||23 Adelaide Street, St. John's||38||20||J.J. Ryan (p)||Clerk-telegrapher||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOWNTON, Frederick T.||180 Pleasant Street, St. John's||1916||19||Mrs. Downton (p)||Pattern maker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POPE, John||66 Livingstone Street, St. John's||8068||30||Bridget Pope (s)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KING, James||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||6124||20||Philip King (p)||Steward||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BEATON, Arch||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||8466||26||Thomas Beaton (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WHITE, Claude||Herring Neck, Twillingate District||6096||19||Philip White (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BEATON, Joseph||Badger Brook, Twillingate District||8489||24||Bridget Beaton (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TERRY, John||Upper Battery Road, St. John's||2004||35||Mrs. Francis Sweeney (o)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PIKE, Ernest||Belleoram, Fortune District||609||19||Robert G. Pike (p)||Engineer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|DAWE, Dorman||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||5485||19||Samuel Dawe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLLIER, Philip||Codroy, St. George District||1524||30||Isabella Collier (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Coller.|
|TILLEY, Andrew||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||3985||18||Frank Tilley (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|YATES, Gordon Bemister||7 Balsam Street, St. John's||570||23||Annie Yates (p)||Sailor||1914||No||No|
|VERE-HOLLOWAY, Henry (Harry) Boyce||St. John's||2170||18||Edward Holloway (p): Should read: Edward Vere-Holloway||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling: entered repeatedly in records as Vere-Halloway|
|FAREWELL, William||Creston, Burin District||6041||20||John Farewell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HURLEY, Joseph||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||3593||19||Thomas Hurley (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SOMERTON, William James||Bell Island, St. John's East District||265||20||Mr. And Mrs. Somerton (p)||Surveyor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, Herbert Elroy||St. John's||684||19||Frederick Martin (o)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|