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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|
|GOSSE, Norman||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||5085||18||Sarah Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|BUTLER, Harry||St. John's||1897||19||Stephen Butler (p)||Shipwright||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WHITE, Richard||Bacon Cove, Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||2354||21||Nicholas White (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 21, 1917|
|GREEN, Rupert||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2035||18||William Green (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYAN, James Robert||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||4298||22||Martha Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|TANSLEY, Harry||Landaff, Wales, United Kingdom||2040||27||Philip Tansley (p)||Sailor||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEEL, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||490||24||Elizabeth Keel (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|ONEILL, Leo||Southside, St. John's||4062||18||Patrick O'Neill (p)||Teamster||1917||No||No|
|HEWITT, Walter||Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District||8433||18||James Hewitt (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MILLER, John||36 Mullock Street, St. John's||2841||30||Charles Miller (p)||Draper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917|
|BAIRD, Henry||289 New City Road, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||0-304 - 935||24||Henry Baird (p)||Clerk||1915||Presbyterian||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Harry|
|GRANDY, Philip Roy||Grand Bank, Burin District||2985||22||Dinah Grandy (p)||Sailmaker||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|LILLY, Simeon||Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District||3255||18||Mrs. MacDonald (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ELSWORTH, James||Carmanville, Fogo District||625||25||Emelia Elsworth (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, November 4, 1915||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Ellsworth.|
|SHORT, John||Cutwell Arm, Twillingate District||3201||21||T.W. Short (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Michael||St. John's||1756||20||Mrs. Morris Griffin (o)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FEWER, William||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||8480||55||Bridget Fewer||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|MERCER, George H.||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||4553||18||Henry Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WELSH, Gabriel||Pond Cove, St. Barbe District||6077||24||Richard Welsh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Congregationalist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Walsh|
|CLEGGE [CLEGG, E.B.].||n/a||1914||No||No||File missing. Officer of 9th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Attached to Newfoundland Regiment as Commanding Officer, Pond Farm Camp, Salisbury Plains.|
|CALDWELL, John||2 Finns Street, St. John's||151||34||Alina Caldwell (s)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OXFORD, Lewis George||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||4094||23||John Oxford (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DRISCOLL, Kenneth||Clarenville, Trinity District||2380||23||Willis Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, April 25, 1919|
|LUFF, Harry||Exploits, Twillingate District||3742||20||William John Luff (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, October 5, 1918|
|LEE, George James||Grand Bank, Burin District||5875||23||Henry Lee (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|GUY, Frederick||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1322||35||Mrs. Guy (s)||Blacksmith||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GENGE, Abram||Flowers Cove, St. Barbe District||8412||28||Victoria M. Genge (s)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURT, George||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3833||21||William Burt (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAWCO, John||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||1517||19||Margaret Hickey (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOLLAND, Michael J.||St. John's||1634||18||Richard Holland (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|DONNELLY, John||112 1/2 Military Road, St. John's||5074||26||John Donnelly (p)||Tailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEATING, Michael||No information||2903||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|BISHOP, John||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||5402||20||Richard Bishop (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|FORAN, Martin||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3613||19||Mrs. William Foran (p)||Paper maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MILES, Augustus||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4856||29||Susan Miles (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 1, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included|
|ANTHONY, Donald||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||5487||20||Joseph Anthony (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TULK, Ralph Wellon||St. George, St. George District||234||20||Benjamin Tulk (p)||Fox rancher||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|PIKE, George Edward||St. John's||898||31||Nathaniel Pike (p)||Salesman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|THISTLE, David||50 Longs Hill, St. John's||0-181||52||Bessie (Stowe) Thistle (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BENNETT, James||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2866||24||William Bennett (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, March 2, 1917|
|HOYLES, Allison||Valleyfield, Bonavista District||5443||19||Thomas Hoyles (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MACKAY, William||Glenwood, Twillingate District||1631||21||Martha McKay (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VATERS, John H.||Victoria, Carbonear District||2047||18||Joseph Vaters (p)||School teacher||1915||Methodist||No||No||See Service # 968 for misfiled documents (p.21-22). Includes misfiled documents (p.47-51) for Edward Pye # 968.|
|SKEANES, Edward||Kilbride, St. John's West District||3277||28||Thomas Skeanes (p)||Shoe maker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Was transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|MCISAAC, Joseph||Grand River, St. George District||5355||21||John McIsaac (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WELLS, John Albert||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||3713||24||Francis Wells (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BUFFETT, William||Belleoram, Fortune District||6137||24||Jeremiah Buffett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Alexander||Princeton, Bonavista District||5214||20||William White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|KNIGHT, Egbert Henry||Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District||3953||26||Samuel Knight (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CARSONS, John||Bear's Cove, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1192||19||Lorenzo Carsons (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Variant spelling in name: recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Carson|