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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|
|SHERREN, Nelson L.||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||2458||18||George Sherren (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Monday, May 7, 1917||Nelson Sherren was reported missing 14 April 1917; family correspondence indicated he was seen alive as a Prisoner of War after 14 April; a memorandum, dated 2 Sept. 1919, stated a grave at Douai Communal Cemetery, France, was presumed to be Sherren's; CWGC records his death as 7 May 1917 while in enemy hands. Discrepancy in name: Recorded as Sherran in CWGC|
|WOOLDRIDGE, James R.||Trinity, Trinity District||1993||18||John Woolridge (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Wooldridge, Woolridge|
|SOMERTON, Austin||Trinity, Trinity District||2428||18||Fred Somerton (p)||Scholar||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FARRELL, Patrick Joseph||Ferryland, Ferryland District||3044||18||Patrick Joseph Farrell Sr. (p)||School teacher||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 2, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|WILLIAMS, Raymond Victor||Hearts Content, Trinity District||2847||18||Adam Williams (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, October 19, 1917|
|CROCKER, George A||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4430||18||Samuel Crocker (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PECKFORD, Edward||Gander Bay, Fogo District||1656||18||Elizabeth Peckford (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 29, 1916|
|GILLIES, William Walter||58 Gower Street, St. John's||3710||18||William Gillis (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TULK, Stanley Gordon||St. George, St. George District||268||18||Benjamin Tulk (p)||Farmer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|WALSH, George||51 Lime Street, St. John's||4446||18||Lawrence Walsh (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CURNEW, James John||36 Adelaide Street, St. John's||3009||18||Susannah Curnew (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CURRAN, Eugene||Manuels, Harbour Main District||8488||18||John Curran||1918||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|DOMINY, Harry||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3769||18||Edgar Dominy (p)||Draper||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, March 14, 1918|
|BRETT, Chesley||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||6072||18||Walter Brett (p)||School teacher||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CHAFE, Reginald||Goulds, St. John's West District||4422||18||Allan Chafe (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GALLOP, Morgan||Haggerty Street, St.Johns||2434||18||Mrs. R. Kennedy (p)||Postman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|WILLS, Herbert||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2185||18||Mary Wills (p)||Paper maker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, December 8, 1916|
|CROCKER, Heber||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||2412||18||Samuel Crocker (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARRIS, Harvey||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1114||18||Evelina Harris (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HOWLETT, Pierre||Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District||3352||18||Richard Howlett (p)||Farming||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1918|
|CARNELL, John||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||4627||18||George Carnell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SPARKES, William||67 Feild Street, St. John's||4608||18||William Sparkes (p)||Commission clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|QUINTON, Theodore||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||4002||18||John Quinton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HICKEY, Richard||27 Central Street, St. John's||3211||18||James Hickey (p)||Cooper||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOULTON, Augustus P.||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5061||18||Joseph Moulton (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURKE, John||Little Bay, Twillingate District||3172||18||Patrick Burke (p)||School teacher||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NEWELL, Harry||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||4612||18||Susan Newell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CUTLER, Frederick||Fair Island, Bonavista District||3844||18||Daniel Cutler (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OLDFORD, Ernest||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2654||18||Robert Oldford (p)||Paper maker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURRAY, Arthur||Adams Cove, Bay de Verde District||2108||18||Silas Murray (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, Robert Stephen||74 Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||2916||18||Elizabeth Martin (p)||Seaman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MANNING, Robert||80 Forest Road, St. John's||4693||18||Michael Manning (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KELLY, Henry||29 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||3263||18||Henry Kelly (p)||Salesman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEARNING, Samuel John||St. John's||1620||18||Absalom Joseph Learning (p)||Cooper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 4, 1916|
|MURPHY, Thomas||85 Longs Hill, St. John's||3492||18||Thomas Murphy (p)||Student||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FITZGERALD, George Edward||Cochrane Street, St. John's||2905||18||Henry Fitzgerald (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See Regt. # 654 for misfiled document.|
|HARTIGAN, Raymond||Rencontre, Fortune District||5380||18||William Hartigan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POTTLE, Frederick||St. John's||4348||18||May Pottle (o)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MARKS, Chesley||Long Cove Point, Burin District||1950||18||Charles Marks (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 31, 1918|
|SCANLON, David||35 Barters Hill, St. John's||2088||18||Daniel Scanlon (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917|
|CARAVAN, Allan||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2393||18||Mrs. John Caravan (p)||Scholar||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SYMONDS, Albert||102 Barnes Road, St. John's||4410||18||Arthur Symonds (o)||Cabman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RUSSELL, Melville Royston||82 Freshwater Road, St. John's||2365||18||Edward Russell (p)||Letter carrier||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|STEVENS, Charles||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||2433||18||John Samuel Stevens (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, September 5, 1918|
|DOUCETTE, Hubert||Port au Port, St. George District||4873||18||Euzeb Doucette (p)||Mining||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BLUNDON, Harry||Catalina, Trinity District||3702||18||Theophilus Blundon (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Signature is Blundon ; documents use Blunden.|
|SQUIRES, Frederick||58 New Gower Street, St. John's||3584||18||John Squires (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, October 5, 1918|
|RALPH, Heber||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||3808||18||Job Ralph (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Herbert.|
|BOWDRIDGE, William George||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2884||18||Thomas Bowdridge (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STEED, Solomon||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||2941 - 8157||18||Albert Steed (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||No overseas service, released from Newfoundland Regiment 1916; Enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917; complete file is under # 2941.|