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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|
|BOUTCHER, William||Mussel Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District||5944||21||Reuben Boutcher (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Boutcher, Butcher, Boucher: brothers William, John and Alexander each have varied spellings in file.|
|BRADBURY, Malcolm||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1188||22||Rachel Bradbury (p)||Telegraph Operator||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Charles Frederick||Southside, St. John's||293||21||Leonard Taylor (p)||Cooper||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MORRISSEY, Patrick||Brigus, Port de Grave District||5077||21||Michael Morrissey (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEEPING, Arthur||Rencontre, Fortune District||6264||22||William John Keeping (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PECKFORD, Osmull||Charles Brook, Twillingate District||8243||19||Edwin Peckford (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Oswell.|
|HOGAN, Nicholas||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||8434||19||Norah Boland (o)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCCARTHY, John Francis||Goulds, Bay Bulls Road, St. John's West District||1401||24||Helen McCarthy (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEATH, Thomas||Botwood, Twillingate District||1666||20||Mary Heath (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|MADDIGAN, Matthew||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||6109||21||John Maddigan (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEMESSURIER, H. [Hugh]||0-197||No||No||Civilian appointment as Honourary Lieutenant, administration of training camp, Pleasantville.|
|NEIL, Edward||39 George Street, St. John's||3161||19||Patrick Neil (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOURGOIS, Frank||Stephenville, St. George District||5693||23||Alexander Bourgois (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Microfilm label states Alexander Bourgois. Variant spelling of name - Bourgeois|
|PENNY, Arthur Nicholas||Springdale, Twillingate District||229||25||Esther Penny (p)||Millwright||1914||No||No|
|DARBY, George Bishop||Methodist College Home, Longs Hill, St. John's||3004||18||Jessie Darby (p)||Student||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|GEORGE, Joshua||Fosters Point, Random, Trinity District||2015||22||Noah George (p)||Railroading||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|MOULTON, John||Burin, Burin District||3936||19||Thomas J. Moulton (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|WARREN, Jacob||Grey River, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6312||22||Mary Warren (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITTEN, Edgar Charles||St. John's||1117||22||Sarah Whitten (s)||Steward||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, July 16, 1916||Photograph of gravesite included|
|WEIR, James||Little Bay Island, Twillingate District||5499||22||Edmund Weir (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FRANKLIN, William||London, England, United Kingdom||2141||35||Mrs. Franklin (s)||Musician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|MULLOWNEY, Edward||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||4713||18||James Mullowney (p)||Railroad man||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: signature is Mullowney, form completed as Maloney.|
|CAREW, James||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||4601||21||Richard Carew (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NORMAN, Walter H.||Cupids, Port de Grave District||2662||20||Nathan Norman (p)||Teacher||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, February 27, 1917|
|CAREW, John Joseph||St. John's||1028||22||Elizabeth Carew (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PITTMAN, Wesley||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3401||20||William Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HANCOCK, Albert||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1853||18||William Hancock (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, March 10, 1918|
|SNOW, Joseph Henry||26A Colonial Street, St. John's||0-202 - 74||26||George C. Snow (p)||Foreman tailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RANDELL, Egbert||No information||0-173||1917||No||No||Granted temporary commission to the Regiment to allow for transport to England to take up service with the Royal Naval Reserve.|
|CLARKE, Thomas||Goulds, St. John's West district / Ferryland, Ferryland district||3311||18||John Clarke (p)||Fisherman-Farmer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, September 28, 1917||Community is recorded as two different locations|
|YOUNG, Hilliard||Flat Bay, St. George District||4128||18||William Young (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BATTEN, Robert||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||6234||20||John Batten (p)||Carpenter||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PECKHAM, Orlando||Trinity East, Trinity District||4524||19||William Peckham (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BILLARD, Victor Llewelyn||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2494||18||William Billard (p)||Telegraph operator||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variation in name: Billiard|
|SEYMOUR, George||Botwood, Twillingate District||6172||25||Elizabeth Budgell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Sunday, October 27, 1918|
|OUTERBRIDGE, Joseph: correspondence concerning prisoners of war||N/A||No||No||Provincial Archives Reference # GN 19.7 Consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence with Joseph Outerbridge, 6 Sept. 1917 - 29 Jan. 1918, predominantly relating to his search for his son, Norman Outerbridge, #0-98, missing after the battle of Monchy le Preux. Norman Outerbridge was declared dead effective 14 April 1917. Includes statements from members of the Regiment regarding his son's death and and references to Prisoners of War held in Germany. File was incorrectly assigned Regiment # 0-207|
|CHURCHILL, James||Portugal Cove [district unknown]||8346||30||Johnathan Churchill (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COADY, Richard||Renews, Ferryland District||6003||21||Edward Coady (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COOPER, Lewis Rowsell||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-100 - 2913||33||Gwendolyn Muriel Cooper (s)||Estate agent||1916||No||No|
|MCGRATH, Charles G.||46 Water Street East, St. John's||0-287 - 3066||20||Thomas J. McGrath (p)||Student||1918||No||No|
|HICKS, Norman||Catalina, Trinity District||2091||20||Boyd Hicks (o)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|DOBBIN, Joseph||Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2538||19||David Dobbin (p)||Miner||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, October 18, 1918|
|IVANY, Solomon||5 Flower Hill, St. John's||3105 & 8064||24||Mrs. R. Bayley (o)||Truckman||1916||Methodist||No||No||See also service #8064; Ivany transfered to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917|
|HISCOCK, John||Winterton, Trinity District||5310||20||Albert Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEARNING, Samuel James||St. John's||1498||21||Jane Learning (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHATLEY, Simeon||Belleoram, Fortune District||6075||20||Uriah Whatley (p)||Merchant||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DINNEY, Elias||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4027||21||Jesse W. Dinney (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|REDSTONE, Falkner Alex||St. John's||1652||18||Harriet Redstone (p)||Office clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TOBIN, Patrick||Bar Haven, Placentia-St. Mary's District||6114||28||Mary Tobin (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Edwin Pierce||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||228||20||William Rideout (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 27, 1918|