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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|
|KENT, Martin Patrick||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1270||20||James Kent (p)||Paper maker||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|MACKAY, William||Glenwood, Twillingate District||1631||21||Martha McKay (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HUSSEY, John||St. John's||1646||23||John Hussey (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHURCHILL, Daniel||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||1518||23||Levi Churchill (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COSTELLO, William Patrick||St. John's||1142||28||Mrs. William P. Costello (p)||Tailor||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LANE, Job||Jack Lanes Bay, Labrador||1915||21||George Lane (p)||Hunter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LILLIE, Ronald MacDonald||St. John's||947||23||Ronald M. Lillie (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCDONALD, Ralph||St. George, St. George District||1431||19||William Sheppard (p)||Furrier||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOREY, Lemuel||Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District||1967||20||John Morey (p)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|RENDELL, Frederick George A.||73 Military Road, St. John's||0-32||Mrs. F.J.W. Rendell (p)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|BROWN, Bertram Field||St. John's||1781||18||Alfred Brown (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWER, Patrick John||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||1083||31||Mrs. John Bennett||Blacksmith||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JANES, Maxwell||St. John's||982||19||Henry and Emma Janes (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PENNEY, William H.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||941||19||Mrs. Israel Penney (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in name: Signature is Penney; CWGC is Penny.; Mother's name is given as Elizabeth in service file and as Susannah in CWGC website.|
|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.|
|BENNETT, Edward||Main River, St. George District||1470||25||Elizabeth Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917|
|WISEMAN, Stephen||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||1262||20||Mary Wiseman (p)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEALE, Robert William||St. John's||843||20||William Heale||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, July 3, 1916||Photographs of grave-site included|
|GILLINGHAM, Charles||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||1445||20||John Samuel Gillingham (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, September 28, 1917|
|GREEN, Rupert||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2035||18||William Green (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANTLE, William E.||33 Water Street, St. John's||1947||18||Sarah Antle (p)||Boiler maker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BURSEY, Frederick||Catalina, Trinity District||1162||23||Emily Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAWCO, John||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||1517||19||Margaret Hickey (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ADAMS, Alexander||Arnolds Cove, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1989||22||Emily Adams (p)||Plumber||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EVANS, Nicholas Joseph||St. John's||1767||18||Helena Doheney (o)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|TILLY, Lawrence||Clarenville, Trinity District||1404||18||Annie Tilly||Farmer||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||Discrepancy in name: Tilley|
|WILLIAMS, Robert John||50 Cabot St., St. John's||1115||19||Emma Williams||Cooper apprentice||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|STEVENSON, Alfred||St. John's||1622||William Joseph Stevenson (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, July 8, 1917|
|QUIRK, William Frederick||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||1410||23||Matilda Quirk (p)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHEA, Edmund Francis||St. John's||874||22||John Patrick Shea||Accountant||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAY, James Lewis||St. John's||1484||19||Sarah Day (p)||Presser (clothes)||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917|
|QUICK, Ernest Chesley||St. John's||1145||21||Fannie Quick (p)||Draper||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HUSSEY, Harry||3 Hagerty Street, St. John's||2014||21||Mrs. H. Hussey (s)||Sailor||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARVEY, Leslie||Boswarlos, Port au Port, St. George District||1497||24||Jemima Harvey (p)||Miner||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ASPELL, John Thomas||St. John's||1175||19||Gerald Aspell (o)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, Samuel Patrick||St. John's||884||19||Mr. And Mrs. Ryan (p)||Tailor||1915||Roman Catholic||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|
|BOWRING, George||St. John's||1132||31||Mary Bowring (p)||Boiler maker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HOGAN, Patrick||Thorburn Road, St. John's||1111||27||Miss Hogan (o) - Bride Hogan (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BUDGELL, Stanley||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1856||22||Philip Budgell (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HYNES, James Joseph||St. John's||1095||19||Margaret Hynes (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, November 18, 1915|
|LEARNING, Samuel James||St. John's||1498||21||Jane Learning (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PYE, Edward||Victoria, Carbonear District||968||18||Mrs. Moses Vaters (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917||See Service # 2047 for five misfiled documents File contains two misfiled documents for John H. Vaters # 2047 (p.21-22)|
|POWER, Michael||Port Rexton, Trinity district||1200||26||William Power (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEVER, William Thomas||Hearts Content, Trinity District||888||24||William Lever (p)||Salesman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WHIFFIN, Patrick||Southern Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||1452||19||John Whiffin (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DELACEY, Leo Francis||St. John's||1373||22||Margaret De Lacey (p)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MYER, Albert John||St. John's||1143||19||Julia Myer (p)||Cooper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 14, 1917||Newspaper clipping reporting his death by drowning upon return to Newfoundland included. Died 14 July, 1917. CWGC|
|HILLIARD, Silas||New Harbour, Trinity District||1970||18||Alexander Hilliard (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 24, 1917|
|RIGGS, Frederick Michael||St. Pierre and Miquelon, France||1059||19||Lavinia Riggs (p)||Student||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|