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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|
|NICHOLLE, John||164 Pleasant Street, St. John's||435||22||Thomas Nicholle (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|CAMPBELL, Duncan||Cape St. George, St. George District||4219||23||John Campbell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KELLY, John Eleazar||3 Bell Street, St. John's||2842||18||Michael Kelly (p)||Tobacconist||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PEDDLE, David||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||2194||23||Mrs. John Smith (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||radio|
|HALLEY, Albert||Upper Battery Road, St. John's||5448||24||Ellen Halley (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARVEY, William Thomas||St. John's||751||24||Draper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COOPER, William||Chapel Arm, Trinity District||3774||18||Robert Cooper (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CROCKER, Heber||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||2412||18||Samuel Crocker (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MILES, Walter Philip||Bonavista, Bonavista District||933||20||William Miles||Railroadman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Albert||St. John's||1754||18||Henry Charles Taylor (p)||Wheelwright||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HANLON, James||St. John's||8450||54||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOYLES, Edgar||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1425||21||Ernest Moyles (p)||Fireman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|KEEPING, Alwyn Minter||St. John's||1020||20||Catherine Keeping (p)||Poultry raiser||1915||Unknown||No||No|
|NEWELL, George H.||38 Spencer Street, St. John's||8492||19||Caroline Newell (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies April 1918; transferred to Newfoundland Regiment August 1918; Forestry Service # retained. In volume two of the Military Service Ledgers the entry for Service # 8492 follows entry for Service # 2033.|
|HAYES, Martin||40 Carters Hill, St. John's||4145||31||Mrs. E. Kavanagh (o)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Hardy||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3144||18||Jabez Rideout (p)||Factory man||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MEANEY, Thomas Joseph||Riverhead, St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||1709||23||Thomas Meaney (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ENGLISH, Patrick Joseph||66 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||698||28||Patrick English (p)||Telephone linesman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service #5514, Ernest Penney.|
|BENNETT, Stewart||Fogo, Fogo District||3204||21||William Bennett (p)||Storekeeper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FORD, Joseph||English Harbour, Trinity District||3432||20||Stephen Ford (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBINSON, William||Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||4449||33||Mrs. T.A. Hall (o||Civil enginee||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MACPHERSON, Cluny||Queens Road, St. John's||0-8||Mrs. Cluny MacPherson (s)||Doctor||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|FOWLER, James Francis||Salmonier [Placentia- St.Mary's District?]||311||32||Mary Fowler (p)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger. Discrepancy in name: Fowlow|
|HOWLEY, James M.||Le Marchant Road, St. John's||0-30||31||Mrs. J.M. Howley (s)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|WALSH, Patrick||77 Lime Street, St. John's||8503||18||James Walsh (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STEED, Leonard||Elliston, Trinity District||3895||18||Joseph Steed (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|STRATTON, Hubert||Valleyfield, Bonavista District||5449||19||Christopher Stratton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BURKE, Anthony||St. Jacques, Fortune District||5392||22||Thomas Burke (p)||Steel worker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HALL, Ewart||Carbonear, Carbonear District||4502||21||Alberta Hall (o)||Civil engineer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|KING, James||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||6124||20||Philip King (p)||Steward||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HIRST, Edward||St. John's||2070||21||Edward Hirst (p)||Musical student||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Frank||Main River, St. George District||8368||20||John Roberts (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MATHESON, Donald||North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada||3051||21||Miss. K. Matheson (o)||Sailor||1917||Presbyterian||No||No||Attested for short service|
|HUTCHINGS, Edward||Whitbourne, Trinity District||4967||23||Ambrose Hutchings (p)||Millwright||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOOLEY, Thomas Richard||23 1/2 Maxse Street, St. John's||2294||18||Francis Dooley (p)||Printer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMALL, William Archibald||Farmers Arm, Dildo [Run], Twillingate District||614||21||Mr. Small (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|FIFIELD, Samuel||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3055||25||James Fifield (o)||Miner||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service. Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1351X.|
|TUCKER, Gordon||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5141||23||Moses Tucker (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SPURRELL, Heber||Pools Island, Bonavista District||2291||19||Simon Spurell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GROUCHY, Frank||46 Goodview Street, St. John's||3407||18||Martha (Frank) Grouchy (p)||News agent||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Grouchey|
|OQUINN, James||South Branch, Grand River, St. George District||3481||18||Peter O'Quinn (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||See # 3418 for misfiled document|
|CHAMPION, Joseph||Botwood, Twillingate District||8422||36||Sarah Champion (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|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.|
|FOSS, Arthur||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5677||22||Sarah Foss (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WHELAN, William||Cupids, Port de Grave Distri||5644||18||William Whelan (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BASTOW, Bertram Henry.||St. John's||1016||19||Margaret Bastow (p)||Teamster||1915||Presbyterian||No||No||See also service #1538, Matthew Rossiter, for a document relating to Pte. Bastow and his wife|
|MCDONALD, Donald Richard||West Cul de Sac, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5561||19||Lucy McDonald (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CUTLER, Howard Frank||St. George, St. George District||899||19||Edward Cutler (p)||Mail clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|EVANS, William||Argentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||5851||19||Bridget Evans (p)||Mechanic||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 17|
|DAYMOND, Joseph||26 Victoria Street, St. John's||607||20||Mr. Daymond||Automobile worker||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discharged medically unfit 29 Dec. 1916; Enlisted Royal Flying Corps (training) 1918.|