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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|
|PARSONS, George H.||69 Springdale Street, St. John's||1994||24||William Parsons (p)||Accountant||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WARR, Reginald W.||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||2912||19||George Warr (p)||School teacher||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PENNY, Ernest||Harry's Harbour, Twillingate District||5514||23||Stephen Penny (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||See also service #698, Patrick Joseph English. Discrepancy in name: Signature is Penny, documents as Penney.|
|IVANY, Jack||39 Freshwater Road, St. John's||8309||18||William Ivany (p)||Teamster||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Ivaney.|
|WHITTY, Gerald Joseph||336 Water Street West, St. John's||0-188 - 894||20||Mr. and Mrs. John Whitty (p)||Agent||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|QUINTON, Theodore||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||4002||18||John Quinton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRANE, John W||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||4460||19||Josiah Crane (p)||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BROWN, Hedley||Badgers Quay, Bonavista District||5146||20||Tobias Brown (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|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|
|ANTLE, Abram Bursey||Botwood, Twillingate District||1732||23||Thomas Antle (p)||Electrician||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|OBRIEN, William||Aquaforte, Ferryland District||8344||19||Mary Kehoe (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SEARS, Michael Francis||82 New Gower Street, St. John's||73||22||James Chafe (p)||Barber||1914||No||No|
|DIDHAM, Edmund||Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District||5187||23||John Didham (p)||Millwright||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YOUNG, Norman||Flat Bay, St. George District||6329||19||Thomas Young (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUDGELL, George||New Bay, Twillingate District||8423||42||John A. Budgell (o)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger|
|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|
|DOWNEY, James||Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District||5909||18||Bernard Downey (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SIMMS, Beattie||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4292||18||Reuben Simms (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|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|
|HISCOCK, Lewis J.||Winterton, Trinity District||3992||24||Samuel Hiscock (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Joseph||Battery Road, St. John's||2241||19||Emily Abbott (p)||Baker||1916||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|
|BEAZLEY, Herbert Mck||Mud Cove, Burin District||4025||18||John Beazley (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Herbert||Horse Islands, St. Barbe District||4924||20||John Rideout (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DIAMOND, Abijah||Flowers Cove, St. Barbe District||5676||20||George Diamond (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CROCKER, Andrew P.||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||8228||18||William Crocker (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|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|
|HOLLAHAN, Peter||Summerville, Bonavista District||5312||19||John Hollahan (p)||School teacher||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Variant spelling of name - Hallohan, Hollohan, Hollahan|
|WALTERS, John||Bank Head, St. George District||8415||18||Mrs. Young (o)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STEED, Samuel||Little Catalina, Trinity District||4217||19||Thomas Steed (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BOLAND, Michael Joseph||St. John's||1148||21||Mrs. N.P. Boland (p)||Painter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BARRETT, John A.||Twillingate, Twillingate district||8028||43||William H. Barrett (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|RODGERS, Edward||41B Cook Street, St. John's||8381||20||Samuel Rodgers (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||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|
|GARLAND, George Stanley||52 Mullock Street, St. John's||200||20||Eli Garland (p)||Post office clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|STICKLAND, Ephraim||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3886||22||William Stickland (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Strickland.|
|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]|
|LEGGE, Isaac||Robinsons Head, St. George District||5461||21||Thomas Legge (p)||Section man||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||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|
|DAWE, Arthur||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||4054||20||Theophilus Dawe (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|