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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|
|TAYLOR, Albert||St. John's||1754||18||Henry Charles Taylor (p)||Wheelwright||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEEPING, Alwyn Minter||St. John's||1020||20||Catherine Keeping (p)||Poultry raiser||1915||Unknown||No||No|
|MACPHERSON, Cluny||Queens Road, St. John's||0-8||Mrs. Cluny MacPherson (s)||Doctor||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|PYNN, Frank||No Information||1033||1915||No||No||No information in service ledger; released May 1915.|
|NEWELL, Kenneth S.||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||1692||21||John Newell Sr. (p)||School teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HIBBS, John Leslie||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1496||20||Julia Hibbs (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, December 6, 1917|
|LEE, Harry Nash||McCallum Harbour, Fortune District||1549||19||Caroline Lee (p)||Carpenter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PERRAN, William G.||St. John's||1690||20||Mrs. Thomas Perran (p)||Coachman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included|
|MORRIS, William||Robinsons Head, St. George District||1581||20||Harry Morris (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, October 13, 1916|
|TILLEY, William Joseph||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||1224||22||William Tilley (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917. Discrepancy in name: William Joseph on Regiment attestation; William John in service ledger.|
|SEWARD, Thomas||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1266||22||Elizabeth Seward (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Includes photograph of his wife, Annie Norris of Ayr, Scotland.|
|KEHOE, Lawrence||St. John's||1779||18||Michael Kehoe (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, Edward William||Fogo, Fogo District||1567||23||Phoebe Butler (p)||Fireman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PILGRIM, Allan||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||1850||19||Henry Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Includes will for service # 3130 Lewis Pilgrim|
|AYRE, Edward Alphonses||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1009||19||Selina Ayre (p)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LINEHAN, Daniel [David]||Johns Pond, Placentia-St. Marys District||1468||20||John Joseph Linehan (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Father writes that his name was Daniel but he was mistakenly called David by the Regiment|
|GUY, Ambrose||Arnolds Cove, Placentia-St. Marys District||2005||25||William Guy (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||See # 394 for photograph of grave of Ambrose Guy.|
|BURSEY, Uriah George||Caplin Cove, Bay de Verde District||1139||22||Sarah Bursey (p)||School teacher||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 30, 1921|
|PIKE, Edward||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||1608||24||Dora Pike (s)||Stoker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VARDY, James||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||939||21||Mrs. John Vardy (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|OKEEFE, Cyril||St. John's||1099||19||Mary O'Keefe (p)||Window cleaner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TIBBO, James Joseph||St. John's||1017||20||Mary Ann Tibbo (p)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, December 1, 1915|
|SHEA, Michael Joseph||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1750||19||James Shea Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917|
|MORRISSEY, John Thomas||St. John's||1074||20||Catherine (Morrissey) Ryan (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Variant spelling of name - Morrisey|
|JORDAN, Thomas Joseph||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1752||19||Joseph Jordan (p)||Fisherman||1915||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|OBRIEN, William Vincent||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1068||20||Mary O'Brien (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BENSON, Frederick Chesley||Salvage, Bonavista District||1049||21||James Brown (o)||Fisherman||1915||No||No|
|SKEANS, William||Boat House Lane, St. John's||1176||28||Edward Skeans (p)||Chauffeur||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COOK, Alfred Stanley||St. John's||876||24||William James Cook (p)||Accountant||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Variant spelling of name - Cooke|
|CARTER, Charles Fred||Belleoram, Fortune District||1403||19||Susan Carter (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PINSENT, Stanley Stewart||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||1589||20||James Pinsent (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MERCER, Maxwell James||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1446||19||Isaac (of Sam) Mercer||Telegraph operator||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CROCKER, Boyd||St. John's||1529||33||Mrs. Aubrey J. Crocker (p)||Draper||1915||No||No|
|SHORT, William||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||0-295 - 878||19||Levi Short||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANDREWS, Joseph||St. John's||1119||18||Katherine Andrews (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BUGDEN, Leighton||St. John's||1544||19||John Bugden (o)||Grocer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Also contains information related to the death of S.R. Edney, service #1714.|
|PRIMROY, John||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1976||22||Susanna (William) Thistle (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|DULLANTY, George||St. John's||1096||20||Thomas Dullanty (p)||Storekeeper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 21, 1916|
|LEDREW, Bertram||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||1837||18||Isaac LeDrew (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ELLIOTT, William||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||1786||18||Samuel Elliott (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917|
|BEWHEY, Edward||St. John's||1144||19||Ellen Bewhey (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 30, 1915|
|MOAKLER, Francis Stephen||St. John's||1651||18||Thomas Moakler (p)||Telegraph checker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEARN, Augustine||St. John's||1024||19||Sarah Hearn (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|COOMBS, Leinus||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||1472||25||Jane Coombs (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNEY, John Robert||Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde District||2006||30||Jethro Penney (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLLETT, James||Port au Bras, Burin District||1109||20||Jane Hollett||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JANES, Stephen||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||1113||20||Harriet Janes (p)||Mechanic||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, December 6, 1917|
|LUSCOMBE, Herbert||9 British Square, St. John's||1978||20||Andrew Luscombe (p)||Draper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|BOONE, Edgar||Burnt Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||1674||18||Fred Boone (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|FEILD, Rex Otto||229 Southside Road, St. John's||1979||18||Miss Fraces Burridge (o)||Draper||1915||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Field.|