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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|
|BUSSEY, William||13 Larkins Square, St. John's||2350||24||Mrs. M. Bussey (p)||Teamster||1916||No||No|
|LESHANA, David||131 Casey Street, St. John's||4420||19||Mary Ann LeShana (p) (o)||Steward||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - LeShano. Discrepancy in next of kin's relationship to LeShana.|
|VAUGHAN, Francis Joseph||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||481||31||Henry (Harry) Vaughan (p)||Tanner||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, May 22, 1921|
|COFFIN, George||Haystack, Placentia-St. Marys District||5180||21||William Coffin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ELLIOTT, Donald||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||3748||18||Albert Elliott (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|STRONG, Norman Wheatley||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||1522||19||Lydia Strong (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HICKS, Philip Seymore||Merrits Harbour, Twillingate District||5426||18||William Hicks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, June 8, 1918||Notes: Died of pneumonia. CWGC.|
|MAHANEY, Thomas||Fogo, Fogo District||4138||19||Frank Mahaney (p)||Steward||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Mahoney, Maloney|
|HART, Ralph||Champneys East, Trinity District||8102||18||Mr. And Mrs. Albert Hart (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARTLETT, Thomas J||8 Rossiters Hill, St. John's||4493||20||Mrs. T.J. Bartlett (s)||Moulder||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HISCOCK, Ronald||St. John's||3491||18||Sarah Hiscock (s)||Expressman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOWANS, Thomas Crawford||6 Carnell St, St. John's||1177||23||Maggie Martin Gowans (p)||Brakeman||1915||Presbyterian||No||No|
|GREEN, Percy||Burlington, Twillingate District||4359||20||James Green (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COSTELLO, Richard||143 Wickford Street, St. John's||4158||18||James Costello (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHEA, Thomas||Torbay, St. John's East District||3185||19||Edward Shea (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MELEE, William||Southside, St. John's||1173||25||Sarah Melee (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ALEXANDER, Conn||Twinstead, Sudbury, Surrey, England, United Kingdom||0-178||31||Mrs. Gladys Alexander (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Relinquished his commission 20 June 1916 ; transferred to Lord Strathcona's Horse Regiment.|
|LANE, James||Millertown, Twillingate District||3712||18||John Lane (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HARRIS, Benjamin||Our Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6058||19||Robert Harris (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Matthew||145 Gower Street, St. John's||n/a||35||Clara Noseworthy (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as Sergeant Instructor (Special).|
|OROURKE, William Joseph||St. John's||804||21||William O'Rourke (p)||Tailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WARR, Charles T.||Little Harbour, Twillingate District||8078||37||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LOUDOUN, John||4 Waterloo Road, New Prestwick, Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom||2121||Mrs. Loudon (p)||Musician||1916||No||No|
|DRAKE, Thomas||Long Cove, Burin district||4901||18||William Drake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CRIMP, William||10 McDougall Street, St. John's||4508||18||Bride Crimp (p)||Apprentice tailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEE, Ernest||Fortune, Burin District||4171||18||Lizzie Faucher (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BURKE, John||Little Bay, Twillingate District||3172||18||Patrick Burke (p)||School teacher||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KING, Samuel||Hermitage Bay, Fortune District||1829||23||Henry King (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BALDWIN, Uriah||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1846||18||Edward Baldwin||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|ROSE, R. [Robert] Clayton||28 Springdale Street, St. John's||2542||22||Marmaduke Rose (p||Salesman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.|
|MATHIESON, Gerald||Topsail Road, St. John's||4405||18||John Mathieson (p)||Apprentice engineering||1918||Presbyterian||No||No|
|RENDELL, Fred||Twillingate, Twillingate District||1851||18||Bessie Elliot (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SEALEY, Frederick||Dock, Bareneed, Port de Grave District||3257||19||Mrs. John Sealey (o)||Machinist||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|NOFTALL, Michael||Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District||5635||24||Michael Noftall (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEARNEY, William Wallace||9 Livingstone Street, St. John's||68||26||Richard Kearney (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partialy refilmed at beginning of reel|
|MANUEL, Samuel W.||Exploits, Twillingate District||0-70 - 1204||22||Mary Jane Manuel (p)||1915||Yes||No||Sunday, March 4, 1917|
|PIERCEY, George||Fortune, Burin District||3906||18||Martha Piercey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|TUCKER, Philip||Boncloddy Street, St. John's||4940||23||Ignatius Tucker (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEVIS, Robert||Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||5671||21||William J. Levis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Nominal Census for 1921 lists Robert Lavers residing Port Saunders. Details match and no Robert Levis is found in any census. Possible mispelling as recruit attested by making his mark.|
|CANNING, Wilfred||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||3727||23||Noah Canning (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DOWNEY, Alexander||Crabbes Station, St. George District||4960||21||John Downey (p)||Pipe fitter||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OQUINN, Peter J.||South Branch, St. George District||5672||21||Peter O'Quinn (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHAYTOR, Robert||Botwood, Twillingate District||8249||19||Bernard Chaytor (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BROWN, Robert||Gambo, Bonavista District||5720||23||John Brown (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OBRIEN, John J.||27 Adelaide Street, St. John's||3214||21||Mary O'Brien (p)||Coachman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROSS, John Valentine||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||1210||26||Ethel Peddle Ross (s)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHIFFIN, James||Southern Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5868||19||John Whiffin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Whiffen|
|STONE, Henry Skinner||17 Dicks Square, St. John's||361||29||Hannah Stone (s)||Tailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MESSERVEY, William||Sandy Point, St. George District||4152||18||Martha Messervey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|KEAN, John||Pound Cove, Bonavista District||6131||20||Samuel Kean (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|