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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|
|LODGE, Mark||Catalina, Trinity District||3515||18||Mary Jane (George) Lodge (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MCMANUS, Edward||16 Sebastian Street, St. John's||4504||18||Joseph McManus (p)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|READ, Charles||Woody Point, St. Barbe District||8251||18||Charles Read (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HAPGOOD, George||Flat Island, Bonavista District||3807||18||Abraham Hapgood (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PARSONS, John R.||156A Pleasant Street, St. John's||3469||18||Howard Parsons (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RYAN, Thomas Patrick||New Aberdeen, Nova Scotia, Canada||3171||18||Bridget Ryan (p)||Plumber and tinsmith||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FORTUNE, William||Crabbes, St. George District||4297||18||Isaac Fortune (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COSH - COISH, Leo||230 Water Street, St. John's||8427||18||Ernest Cosh (p)||1917||Yes||No||Tuesday, January 21, 1919||File missing. Information from service ledger. Variant spelling of name: attestation: Cosh ; CWGC: Coish or Koch.|
|WHITFORD, Clarence Joseph||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3458||18||Lilly Russ (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENNETT, Manuel Joseph||Flat Bay, St. George District||1785||18||George Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HUTCHINGS, John||Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District||8108||18||Jonathan Hutchings (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRAKE, Michael Bernard||Marystown, Burin District||3039||18||John Brake (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MORRIS, Willis H.||Robinsons, St. George District||4265||18||Joseph Morris (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HALL, Patrick Joseph||Port au Port, St. George District||8245||18||Alexander Hall (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MACKAY, Walter||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4105||18||Herbert Mackay (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 2, 1918|
|CHIPPETT, Harry T.||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||8238||18||Nathaniel Chippett (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WALSH, John||130 Georges Road, St. John's||8072||18||Mrs. Emilie Walsh (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BAILEY, Edward||57 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||n/a||18||Student||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, special ranking as bugler.|
|DAY, Tobias||Fortune Harbour, Green Bay, Twillingate District||4913||18||James Day (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STARKS, Willie||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||5554||18||Samuel Starks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CREWS, John||Point Crew, Burin District||4811||18||John R. Crews (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PILLEY, Archibald||Badger Brook, Twillingate District||4931||18||James Pilley (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WHELAN, James||Horse Cove Line, St. John's||3560||18||Priscilla (James) Whelan (p)||Wood cutter||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||Includes Whelen as a variant spelling|
|SNOW, Stanley||Great Burin, Burin District||4026||18||Mrs. Ernest Snow (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CORBIN, Thomas||Corner Brook, St. George District||3423||18||Thomas Corbin (p)||Lumberman||1917||Presbyterian||No||No|
|PYE, Edward||Victoria, Carbonear District||968||18||Mrs. Moses Vaters (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917||See Service # 2047 for five misfiled documents File contains two misfiled documents for John H. Vaters # 2047 (p.21-22)|
|GEORGE, Ernest||New Harbour, Trinity District||3966||18||Thomas George (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAYES, Patrick||10 Bond Street, St. John's||2376||18||Mrs. Patrick Hayes (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|NOFTALL, Isaiah||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||8048||18||John C. Noftall (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MERCER, Allan||South River, Port de Grave District||994||18||Susanna Mercer (p)||Grocery clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BURTON, Edgar||Loo Cove, Bonavista District||5134||18||George Burton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LEWIS, Fred James||St. John's||1640||18||William James Lewis (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service # 3217, Charles V. Lewis|
|MANNING, Thomas||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||4437||18||William Manning (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PHELAN, James||77 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||2420||18||James Phelan (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|LACEY, Edward||La Scie, St. Barbe District||5667||18||James Lacey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JOHNSTON, Charles William||8 Hunts Lane, St. John's||4024||18||Edward Johnston (p)||Draper||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOLLOY, Thomas||166 New Gower Street, St. John's||4032||18||Thomas Molloy (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITE, James||Normans Cove, Trinity District||8117||18||Moses White (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MERCER, Augustus||Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5252||18||Isaac Mercer (p)||Millwright||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARSH, William Luther||Deer Harbour, Trinity District||2083||18||Israel March (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|CLOUSTON, Alan Roy||95 Forest Road, St. John's||0-282 - 2320||18||John Clouston (p)||1916||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Previously transcribed as Allan.|
|RICE, George||Wild Cove, St. Barbe District||4932||18||William Rice (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLLANDS, Henry||Carbonear, Carbonear District||2239||18||Reverend Charles Hollands (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BLUNDON, Peter||127 Southside Road, St. John's||4479||18||Leo Blundon (p)||Draper||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - signature is Blundon ; forms use Blunden.|
|CHRISTOPHER, Leo Joseph||St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District||1783||18||Michael Christopher (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|TITFORD, Grant||Bennett Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3445||18||Jessie Titford (p)||Student||1917||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|WILLIAMS, Weston||Forest Pond, Goulds, St. John's West District||3312||18||Matthew Williams (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BRENTON, John Samuel||Bulls Cove, Burin District||2932||18||Henry Brenton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THOMAS, Augustus||Adelaide Street, St. John's||3821||18||Elizabeth Thomas (p)||Munition worker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CORNICK, Raymond Albert||30 William Street, St. John's||2825||18||Mrs. F.C. Cornick (p)||Accountant||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|