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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 email@example.com 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|
|KENNY, Rupert||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||4151||19||Patrick Kenny (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Kenney.|
|POLLARD, Arthur Roland||Botwood, Twillingate District||3419||18||James Pollard (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|OBRIEN, William||Aquaforte, Ferryland District||8344||19||Mary Kehoe (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RANDELL, Peter||Twillingate (South Side), Twillingate District||1276||21||Bessie Randell (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|IRELAND, Ernest Alfred||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3159||20||Francis Ireland (p)||Machinist||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|FIANDER, Nathan||Codroy, St. George District||2103||21||James Fiander (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|YOUNG, Norman||Flat Bay, St. George District||6329||19||Thomas Young (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COOPER, Obediah||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||8166||30||Claude Cooper (o)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PEDDLE, Elijah||New Perlican, Trinity District||5489||19||Henry Peddle (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEMONT, Allan||Cape St. George, St. George District||8443||18||Ephraim Lemont (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITE, John||Burin North, Burin District||5105||29||Elizabeth White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEARLEY, James||Avondale, Harbour Main District||3896||18||John Kearley (p)||Operator||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANDERSON, Frederick||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5064||20||William Anderson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CROCKER, Job||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||2418||18||John Crocker (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|ANGEL, John||St. John's||8383||35||Anastatia Angel (s)||Baker and cook||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|BOYDE, Ernest||Little Bay, Twillingate District||6095||24||James Boyd (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - recruit's signature at attestation and discharge is Boyde; forms completed as Boyd.|
|HANN, Chesley G.||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||8406||26||Martha Hann (s)||Edgerman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GOVER, Harry||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3609||24||Annie King (o)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HISCOCK, Simeon||Winterton, Trinity District||5313||25||Jacob Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MAY, John||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||4047||18||Frederick May (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Friday, October 18, 1918|
|CAREW, Edward||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4603||18||Mary Carew (p)||Machinists helper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Herbert||Horse Islands, St. Barbe District||4924||20||John Rideout (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CALLAHAN, Rodger John||90 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||344||24||Rodger Callahan (p)||Accountant||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LANE, Gideon Harland||Jamestown, Bonavista District||1482||19||Thomas Lane (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Contains document relating the circumstances of the deaths of service #2616, Pte. C. Snow; #815, Pte. A. Cummings; and #1525, Pte. George Attwood while POWs|
|MEEHAN, Bernard||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||1760||19||Liza (Meehan) Martin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Previously noted as POW; missing 19 Oct. 1916; presumed dead 9 May 1917|
|HARRIS, Alex||Bristols Hope, Carbonear District||4690||18||James Harris (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Henry Charles||St. John's||981||19||Harriet Noseworthy (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ODEA, John Eugene Louis (aka Eugene Robert O'Dea)||29 Mullock Street, St. John's||455||31||May O'Dea (s)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALTERS, John||Bank Head, St. George District||8415||18||Mrs. Young (o)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOUSE, Ronald Herbert||Catalina, Trinity District||1172||22||Anna House (p)||Sailor||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Contains documents related to Private John Francis Power, service #1710.|
|STEED, Samuel||Little Catalina, Trinity District||4217||19||Thomas Steed (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SAMMS, William Thomas||Codroy, St. George District||2049||22||Mrs. J. Bragg (p)||Fireman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOLAND, Michael Joseph||St. John's||1148||21||Mrs. N.P. Boland (p)||Painter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|WARREN, Eli||New Perlican, Trinity District||5879||18||John Warren (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURKE, Frank Mary||126 Military Road, St. John's||0-120 - 1553||26||Alice Burke (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||Partial attestation papers included. See also service #2285, William McHenry, for related documents.|
|KING, John||Blockhouse, Placentia-St. Marys District||2224||19||Mrs. James King (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, December 16, 1918||King died in a military hospital one month after his discharge. His service charts do not reflect that he was a casualty of the war.|
|RODGERS, Edward||41B Cook Street, St. John's||8381||20||Samuel Rodgers (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PROSPER, John||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||4907||20||William Prosper (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|READER, Alexander||Bonavista, Bonavista District||1135||20||William S. Reader (p)||Letter carrier||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, February 25, 1917|
|DOBBIN, Charles||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||2539||18||Denis Dobbin (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STICKLAND, Ephraim||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3886||22||William Stickland (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Strickland.|
|BENNETT, John E.||Cape St. George, St. George District||5003||19||Joseph Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|THOMAS, Harvey||11 Barnes Place, St. John's||n/a||Clerk||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number (special), listed as instructor (musketry).|
|MICHELIN, Joseph||Hamilton Inlet, Grand River, Labrador||637||19||Joseph Michelin (p)||Student||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917 Contains document regarding William J. Freake, Royal Naval Reserve 8906X [actual 2210X]|
|BATSTONE, Pearce||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||5541||20||Jesse Batstone (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DONNELLY, Thomas||87 Circular Road, St. John's||8147||18||John Donnelly (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRETT, Jonathan||Fogo, Fogo District||537||Mary Brett (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TUCKER, John||16 Boncloddy Street, St. John's||6110||20||Ignatius Tucker (p)||Engineer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, Michael S.||32 Queens Road, St. John's||0-191||41||Kathleen E. Sullivan (s)||Booker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FREEMAN, Robert||Fogo, Fogo District||4066||18||Susan Freeman (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|