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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|
|SPURRELL, Abram||Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District||4979||18||John Spurrell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OBRIEN, James John||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1378||18||Mary O'Brien (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MARTIN, Edward P.||159 Gower Street, St. John's||8484||18||William J. Martin (p)||Office clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CONNORS, John||37 Wickford Street, St. John's||1278 - 3271||18||Mrs. Connors (p) / Michael Connors||Labourer / Soldier||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Originally enlisted as # 1278, re-enlisted 1917 as #3271. See #1278 for attestation papers.|
|SQUIRES, Seward||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4122||18||John Squires (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WINTER, Marmaduke George||Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||2896||18||Bank clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOODLAND, Augustus||Winter Avenue, St. John's||4186||18||Clara Goodland (p)||Printer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|KEEFE, James||Marystown, Burin District||5860||18||Martin Keefe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SYMONDS, Wilfred J.||Cornwall Avenue, St. John's||4011||18||George Symonds (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Simmonds.|
|PIKE, Thomas||St. Lawrence, Burin District||3235||18||George Pike (p)||Assistant government official||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OSBOURNE, James S.||Blaketown, Trinity District||3290||18||James Osbourne (p)||Miner||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, Harold||20 Buchannan Street, St. John's||4554||18||John Murphy (p)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEWIS, Charles||Golf Avenue, St. John's||4411||18||Silas Lewis (p)||Office clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discharged, underage ; number reassigned to Richard Tibbo|
|STACEY, Charles W.||North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||6222||18||William Stacey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BEAZLEY, Herbert Mck||Mud Cove, Burin District||4025||18||John Beazley (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BYRNE, James||Topsail Road, St. John's||4444||18||Garrett Byrne (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OAKE, William Dowell||Change Islands, Fogo District||1919||18||Jessie Elizabeth Oake (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|POWER, Isaac||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4067||18||Stephen Power (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1700X|
|GOSSE, Norman||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||5085||18||Sarah Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|GREEN, Rupert||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2035||18||William Green (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||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|
|LILLY, Simeon||Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District||3255||18||Mrs. MacDonald (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCER, George H.||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||4553||18||Henry Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KELLY, Edward||Wickford Street, St. John's||4072||18||Michael Kelly (p)||Sailor||1917||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|
|FIFIELD, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3473||18||Charles Fifield (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 27, 1918|
|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.|
|RODGERS, Thomas||St. John's||2632||18||Stephen Rodgers (p)||Butcher||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||Yes||Tuesday, April 17, 1917||POW Date: 1917. Photograph of grave-site included|
|TILLY, Lawrence||Clarenville, Trinity District||1404||18||Annie Tilly||Farmer||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||Discrepancy in name: Tilley|
|BRAZIL, James||Renews, Ferryland District||4536||18||John Brazil (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YETMAN, Alexander||Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4416||18||William Yetman (p)||Operator||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REEVES, Maxwell||St. Lawrence, Burin District||2277||18||John Reeves (p)||Fisherman||1916||Yes||No||Friday, May 19, 1916|
|GILLIES, William Walter||58 Gower Street, St. John's||3710||18||William Gillis (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HUMBY, Henry George||Summerville, Bonavista Bay||4514||18||Eli Humby (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLLETT, John||Port au Bras, Burin District||8259||18||Arthur Hollett (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Previously transcribed as Hallett.|
|YOUNG, Arthur James||St. John's||823||18||James Young (p)||Sail maker||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOSSE, William||Topsail Road, St. John's||3548||18||Moses Gosse (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLLIER, George||Three Rock Cove, St. George District||4915||18||Thomas Collier (p)||Fisherman||1918||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|
|PAYNE, Thomas Victor||37 Monkstown Road, St. John's||1962||18||Janet Payne (o)||Office clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KOOLERY, James||84 McFarlane Street, St. John's||4412||18||George Koolery (p)||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discharged underaged.|
|HUTCHINGS, Richard||Whitbourne, Trinity District||3366||18||Ambrose Hutchings (o)||1916||Yes||No||Saturday, March 30, 1918||File missing, Information from Service ledger.|
|STONE, Frederick William||Wellmans Cove, Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||2495||18||John Thomas Stone (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|DAY, Elthun Arthur||Port Rexton, Trinity District||2878||18||Joseph John Day (p)||Bank clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLLINS, Samuel||Mill Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District||2505||18||John Collins (p)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROSE, John||Cape St. Francis, Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||2175||18||Ambrose Rose (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917|
|KENDALL, Edwin||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3115||18||George Kendall (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BROWN, Harry||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2101||18||William Brown (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, August 12, 1916|