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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|
|PRIMMER, George||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||5917||23||Isaac Primmer (p)||Bookkeeper||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WHITE, Edward||Peters River, Placentia-St. Marys District||2325||21||Edward White (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1918|
|CONWAY, John Thomas||St. Brides, Placentia-St. Marys District||3513||29||Bridget (James) Conway (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Counway|
|CREWE, Gordon||Elliston, Trinity District||3451||23||Mary Gough (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents|
|COADY, Andrew||29 Job Street, St. John's||8096 - 775||23||Mary Coady (o)||Cook||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|BROWN, Alfred Leo||65 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||1987||18||Alfred Brown (p)||Printer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|AYLWARD, Nicholas||Topsail Road, St. John's||4766||19||Michael Aylward (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAWE, Rowland||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||8411||19||Theophilus Dawe (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAMSON, Edgar||Flat Island, Bonavista District||5177||24||James Samson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TOMPKINSON, Harry Alexander||6 Queen Street, St. John's||298||21||Mrs. Samuel Tompkinson (p)||Boiler maker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARTLETT, Albert||Southwest Arm, Bonavista Bay, Bonavista district||5530||21||Albert Bartlett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STEWART, Henry||Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, United Kingdom||618||27||Alice Stewart (s)||Tinsmith||1914||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.|
|FIELD, Charles William||38 Prescott Street, St. John's||115||21||Samuel Field (p)||Motor engineer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|ONEILL, Roadey [Roderick]||119 Freshwater Road, St. John's||4749||21||Edward O'Neill (o)||Carman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: given as Roadey or Roady on all documents except on War service Gratuity form which is Roderick. Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1404X|
|MILLS, Robert Whitfield||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||997||23||Sara Jane Mills (p)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HARRIS, Spurgeon||Bonavista Bay [district unknown]****||4813||24||Gibbs Harris (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PATERSON, W.T.||n/a||Medical officer||1919||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.|
|DALTON, Daniel||St. Marys Bay, Placentia-St. Marys District||6154||23||Stephen Dalton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HAYWARD, Lancelot C.||St. John's||0-286 - 3770||18||George J. Hayward||Bank clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SENIOR, Frank||Flat Island, Burin District||6000||19||Wilson Senior (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|NEWBURY, William||St. John's||1896||19||Frederick Newbury||Draper||1915||Methodist||No||No||Attested for Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918.|
|CAMPBELL, John A.||Port au Port, St. George District||8092||27||Catherine Campbell (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Parent's name was previously transcribed as Nathan.|
|ANDERSON, Daniel||Summerside, St. George District||4161||21||John Anderson (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHAPMAN, William||Rencontre, Hermatige Bay, Fortune District||5563||20||James Chapman (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also lists Burgeo as district in some of the correspondence.|
|HATCHER, Henry||Lumsden, Fogo District||6179||23||John Hatcher (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COMBDEN, Walter||Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District||3909||28||Eliza Combden (p)||Teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAKER, James||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||4825||19||Mrs. James Baker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REID, Dugald Stewart||50 Charlton Street, St. John's||1214||21||Sarah Elizabeth Reid (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CULL, Stephen||Bard [Barr'd] Islands, Fogo District||1789||19||Elijah Cull (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNEY, Jacob||Champneys, Trinty District||2188||19||Mrs. William Barnes (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EVANS, Robert Ellis||Trefuent, Wales, United Kingdom||0-54 - 2845||32||John Evans (p)||Draper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|HUTCHCROFT, William||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||8507||25||Arthur Hutchcroft (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BERNERS, Ralph Abercrombie||0-220||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - Transferred from Royal Welsh Fusiliers|
|GREENE, Gregory Lyon||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2843||19||Mrs. Thomas Greene (p)||Machinist||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OAKE, William Dowell||Change Islands, Fogo District||1919||18||Jessie Elizabeth Oake (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|JONES, Frederick||Moretons Harbour, Western Head, Twillingate District||3145||25||Maggie Jones (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PAVER, George||St. John's||534||38||Edith Paver (s)||Butler||1914||No||No|
|EARL, Raymond||St. John's||2258||19||John Earl||Teamster||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KENNEDY, Edward Joseph||6 Joy Square, St. John's||2758||19||Edward Kennedy (p)||Tailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARDY, Manuel||Little Burnt Bay, Twillingate District||5817||23||Mary Loder (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|OLIVER, Jeremiah||Gull Island, Bay de Verde District||5330||21||Andrew Oliver (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BLACKMORE, Harold||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||4256||23||Theresa Blackmore (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BEATON, William||Badger Brook, Twillingate District||8248||36||Bridget Beaton (s)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MERCER, William||Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2490||21||Hy. Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|IRVINE, John Ferguson||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2125||26||Mrs. Irvine (p)||Musician||1916||Presbyterian||No||No||Attested for Short Service.|
|HARVEY, Timothy||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||1768||24||Mrs. Patrick Makum (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMITH, Jacob||Norman's Cove, Trinity Bay, Trinity District||8144||25||Mrs. Sarah Smith (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|LUNDRIGAN, William James||Blaketown, Trinity District||4696||18||Archibald Lundrigan (p)||Mechanic||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|GILLAM, Stanley||Crabbes, St. George District||3763||19||Wilson Gillam (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NEWHOOK, Harry||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||4904||19||Jonas Newhook (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|