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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|
|POWER, John||22 Pleasant Street, St. John's||5410||21||Mary Power (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PICCO, Joseph||St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District||6056||21||Dennis Picco (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YOUNG, Harry||McNeil Street, St. John's||3207||18||James Young (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYAN, Gerald Francis||St. John's||1061||19||Helen Ryan (p)||Sailor||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: attestation paper completed as Jeremiah, signature is variously Jeremiah /Jerry / Gerald. Named in mother's correspondence as Gerald.|
|TANSLEY, Harry||Landaff, Wales, United Kingdom||2040||27||Philip Tansley (p)||Sailor||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOUSE, Thomas||Harbour le Gallais, Bay D' Espoir, Hermatage Bay||6205||22||Henry House (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLARK, Frank||Burgeo, Burgeo-Lapoile District||5049||22||Heman Clark (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, Albert||Bay de l'Eau, Placentia-St. Mary's District||6155||20||Wilson King (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, Timothy||Catalina, Trinity District||3933||19||Bridget Walsh (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEGGE, Caleb||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||5503||23||Samuel Legge (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FUDGE, Freeman||Belleoram, Fortune District||3538||19||John Fudge (p)||Sailor||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHEESEMAN, James||Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||6080||24||Lizzie Webber (o)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GRIFFIN, James Patrick||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||577||22||Mrs. John Sullivan (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TOBIN, Peter Joseph||48 Codners Street, St. John's||3233||22||Mary Tobin (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANDERSON, Elias||Burgeo Reach, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3249||22||Mary Susan Anderson (s)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Transferred to the Trawler Section, Royal Naval Reserve in October 1918.|
|VATCHER, Sandy W.||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5071||21||Elizabeth Vatcher (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GODFREY, George||Jersey, England, United Kingdom||4068||31||Magdalene Godfrey (o)||Sailor||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TUBRETT, Leo||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||5795||19||Thomas Tubrett (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MERCER, John Hayward||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5902||25||Levi Mercer (p)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WHITEWAY, Alder Nicholas||St. John's||1060||23||Jane Whiteway (p)||Sailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, George||16 Simms Street, St. John's||4119||28||Sarah (Leo) Martin (p)||Sailor||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DEA, Albert||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||6108||20||Michael Dea (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FORSEY, Frederick||Fortune, Burin District||4005||18||Philip Forsey (p)||Sailor||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FUDGE, George||Muddy Hole, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4323||21||John Fudge (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Saturday, June 22, 1918|
|BAILEY, Albert||Georges Brook, Trinity District||5027||20||Peter Bailey (p)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTRET, Francis Joseph||25 Princes Street, St. John's||3208||18||Augustus Martret (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARNES, Martin Joseph||2 Murphys Square, St. John's||3740||23||Martin Barron (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Barnes is overwritten and initialled with Barron on one copy of attestation papers; McAlpine's Directory 1915 shows Martin Barnes living on Murphy's Square|
|PARSONS, Albert||McCallum, Fortune District||5796||20||Catherine Simms (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OTOOLE, Allan||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||3073||18||Mary O'Toole (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested for short service|
|WILLIAMS, Alexander||Springdale, Twillingate District||2051||21||Lucy Williams (p)||Sailor||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|RIDEOUT, Edwin Pierce||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||228||20||William Rideout (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 27, 1918|
|BEARNS, George||Grand Bank, Burin District||4636||23||Jacob Bearns (o)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JONES, John||Criccieth, Wales, United Kingdom||6161||19||Edward Jones (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARDY, Charles||Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||6153||26||Charles Pardy (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JOHNSON, John||Belleoram, Fortune District - Iceland||6221||21||John Johnson (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BROWN, Frederick||Catalina, Trinity District||5340||24||Mariah Brown (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DUCEY, Patrick||Marystown, Burin District||6073||24||Benjamin Ducey (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RAINES, George Albert||South Shields, England, United Kingdom||381||19||Albert Thomas Raines (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|TAVERNER, Henry||Hearts Content, Trinity District||3316||18||Mrs. Henry Rowe (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16 ; Discrepancy in spelling of name - Tavener, Tavenor.|
|PELLEY, Raymond||Harrys Harbour, Twillingate District||3845||18||James Pelley (p)||Sailor||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|JONES, Richard||North Wales, United Kingdom||3268||18||Margaret Jones (p)||Sailor||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|NICHOLLS, Levi Mason||Stanley Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3283||19||Archibald Nicholls (p)||Sailor||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|KIRBY, Stanley S.||Silverdale, Twillingate District||242 (microfilmed as 0-242)||24||Evangeline Kirby (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No||Kirby's records filed on microfilm as 0-242; his service number is 242.|
|CAHILL, Thomas||Carbonear, Carbonear District||3343||22||Margaret Cahill (o)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURCELL, Chesley Gordon||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||0-260 - 647||18||George Murcell (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|CONSTANTINE, Stephen||63 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||4209||21||Ellen Constantine (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KELLY, Thomas Joseph||Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||178||23||James Kelly (p)||Sailor||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|RUTH, Walter||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||1254||22||Mary Ruth (p)||Sailor||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOOPER, John||McCallum, Fortune District||6274||25||William Hooker (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, John Joseph||10 Codners Lane, St. John's||3226||27||Johanna Walsh (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1354X|