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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|
|BROOKING, Edwin||Glovertown, Bonavista District||5440||19||Robert Brooking (p)||Farmer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LEARNING, Robert G.||396 Southside Road, St. John's||8454||34||Mary Learning (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SIMMS, Frederick William||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||8198||18||John Simms (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HYNES, Isaac||Fox Island River, Port au Port, St. George District||4772||22||Reuben Hynes (p)||Trapper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DALTON, James||Regina, Placentia-St. Marys District||5030||25||Stephen Dalton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, John||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||5246||23||John Murphy (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DUFFETT, James||Freshwater Road, St. John's||6198||17||William Duffett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRAZIL, Matthew||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1368||21||Thomas Brazil (o)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOODYEAR, Harold Kenneth||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-74 - 1193||Louisa Goodyear (p)||1915||No||No||Partial attestation papers included. Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment; transferred his commission to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917. Includes documents relating to Regt. # 3428 Patrick Whelan.|
|MOYLES, George||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||8169||27||Eveline Moyles (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ONEIL, John Joseph||49 Angel Place, St. John's||704||29||Clara O'Neil (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HAWKINS, William Max||St. John's||1238||23||Olive Long Hawkins (s)||Plumber||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURRAY, William||St. John's||1695||33||John Murray (o)||Truckman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ELLIOTT, Erastus||Locks Cove, Hare Bay, Fortune District||3940||18||Benjamin Elliott (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CASSELL, Darius||Hooping Harbour, St. Barbe District||4069||19||Thomas Cassell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ROSE, Stephen||Twillingate, Twillingate District||4281||18||Lizzie Powell (p)||Coaster - sailor||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HARNETT, Lewis||Campbellton, Twillingate District||6015||20||Mary Jane Kearley (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|THORNHILL, Eli||Little Bay East, Fortune District||5161||19||George Thornhill (p)||Fisherman||1918||Congregationalist||No||No|
|HAYWARD, John||Baileys Cove, Bonavista District||627||24||Mrs. John Hayward (p)||Fisherman||1914||Salvation Army||No||No|
|COLLINS, Joseph||New Gower Street, St. John's||3210||Mrs. William Harvey (o)||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|BEST, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3864||20||John Best (p)||Steward||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHEA, William||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||5784||22||Ambrose Shea (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MITCHELL, Parmenas James||Tilt Cove, Notre Dame Bay, Twillingate District||4251||20||Henry Mitchell (p)||Miner||1917||Methodist||No||No||variant spelling of name - Permanus|
|BARRETT, R. [Ralph]||No information||0-247||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger. Member of Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Air Force.|
|FITZGERALD, James||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5031||21||John Fitzgerald (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MASON, Hugh||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2133||32||Mrs. Mason (s)||Musician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|REARDON, Stanley||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||8505||22||Robert Reardon (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CUFF, William John||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||3885||19||Gideon Cuff (p)||Brakeman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DRAKES, Onslow||Lally Cove, Fortune District||6033||20||Thomas Drake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name - Recruit's signature is Drakes; attestation paper completed as Drake; according to the 1921 Newfoundland census Drakes is a primary surname at Lally Cove.|
|PENNEY, Charles||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||2394||26||James Penney (p)||Fisherman||1916||Unknown||No||No|
|CARTER, Job||Brookfield, Bonavista District||4339||21||Peter Carter (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||File includes 15 pages of correspondence related to # 4329 Plemon Hustins.|
|MOULTON, Rennie||Burin, Burin District||4320||18||Thomas Moulton (p)||School teacher||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SPENCER, Roy||Fortune, Burin District||859||18||C.B. Spencer (p)||Store clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|STURGE, Esau||Brookfield, Bonavista District||6238||21||Victoria Sturge (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JAMES, Cecil Stanley||Leslie Street, St. John's||0-12 - 102||23||Mrs. John Savage (p)||Draper||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MILLER, Robert||Champneys East, Trinity District||3669||25||William Miller (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SEALEY, Samuel||Carters Cove, Twillingate District||3652||20||John Farr (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PITCHER, Herbert Redvers||St. John's||1729||28||Mary Pitcher (s)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAIRD, Herbert Edward||St. John's||1123||20||Phoebe Baird (p)||Chauffeur||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, Theodore||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||8252||25||George Brown (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THORNE, Aubrey||New Harbour, Trinity District||4806||18||William Thorne (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.|
|BLACKLER, Wilfred||8 Clifford Street, St. John's||4428||18||Michael Blackler (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MERCER, Robert J.||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||4360||19||William Mercer (p)||Cable operator||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GAUDET, Angus||Stephenville, St. George District||5699||19||John Gaudet (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PEARCE, Isaac||Cape Ray, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3824||20||Joseph Pearce (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See end of #3396 for two documents concerning Isaac Pearce|
|OSMOND, Martin||Shoal Bay/Harbour, Bonavista District||5377||21||Peter Osmond (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MARSHALL, Albert||St. John's||n/a||18||Student||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)|
|WHALEN, Charles||Western Bay, Bay de Verde District||4266||18||John Whalen (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|VOKEY, Solomon||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4726||19||John Vokey (p)||Fireman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|