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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|
|CROUCHER, James E.||Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District||2711||18||Thomas Croucher (p)||Assistant engineer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|BUTLER, John Bedford||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2794||18||John Butler (p)||Electrician||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLLOWAY, Whittier||Portland, Bonavista District||3768||18||James M. Holloway (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HEFFERMAN, Raymond Cecil||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3157||18||James Hefferman (p)||Paper maker||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|CURNEW, James John||36 Adelaide Street, St. John's||3009||18||Susannah Curnew (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BLAKE, Samuel||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2244||18||George Blake (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PAYNE, Bernard||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1874||18||John Payne(p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARNES, John C||Leslie Street, St. John's||3614||18||Jessie (Ebenezer) Barnes (p)||Shellmaker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 15, 1918|
|OBRIEN, Leo P.||27 Adelaide Street, St. John's||8261||18||Mary O'Brien (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMITH, Howard||Dildo, Trinity District||1665||18||Thomas Smith (of John) (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, June 3, 1916|
|HANDCOCK, Howard||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||8073||18||John Handcock (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RUMBOLDT, Lemure||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||4104||18||Jabez Rumboldt (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, George Herbert||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||3326||18||George Noseworthy (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HOWLETT, John||Petty Harbour, St. John's West Districts||4222||18||Bridget Howlett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation forms are completed as Jack Howlett.|
|STEAD, Thomas W.||Little Catalina, Trinity District||4350||18||George Stead (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HENNESSEY, James||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2061||18||William Hennessey (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MUGFORD, Kenneth||Beaver Cove, Twillingate District||2909||18||Mrs. John Mugford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|THOMAS, Gordon||8 Barnes Road, St. John's||3498||18||H.J. Thomas (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist - Congregationalist||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 16, 1918||Discrepancy in religion. Photograph included.|
|HICKEY, Richard||27 Central Street, St. John's||3211||18||James Hickey (p)||Cooper||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NORRIS, William||Battery Road, St. John's||2860 , 2861 & 8046||18||Sarah Norris (m)||Tailor-Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also service number 8046 for attestation papers; Norris originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. #2861 on attestation form; # 2860 in service ledger; microfilmed as #2860.|
|WHELAN, Patrick||Chapels Cove, Harbour Main District||3428||18||Philip Whelan (p)||Engine driver||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||See # 0-74 Goodyear for misfiled documents.|
|GAVON, Thomas||Middle Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe district||5625||18||George Gavon||1918||No||No||File missing, Information from service ledger.|
|CUTLER, Frederick||Fair Island, Bonavista District||3844||18||Daniel Cutler (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CROSS, Darius||Badgers Quay, Bonavista District||4934||18||William Cross (p)||Trader||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEREFIN, Joseph||Cape St. George, St. George District||4199||18||Ephraim Caravan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name: Joseph also apppears as Ives and Yves; Kerefin as Caravan, Carrefin, Karaven, Karfin, Karrefin, Kerfant, Kerfont and Kurfant.|
|SNOW, Walter||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2060||18||Henry C. Snow (p)||Coachman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BUTLER, Alexander Jennings||Topsail, Harbour Main District||2537||18||John J. Butler (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEEGAN, Patrick||St. John's||5597||18||Lawrence Keegan (p)||Bank clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ELLIS, William||14 Gear Street, St. John's||4237||18||Joseph Ellis (p)||Printer||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16|
|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|
|SWAFFIELD, James S.||Cartwright, Labrador||3228||18||Lillian Swaffield (p)||Trader||1916||No||No|
|BAILEY, Thomas||Champneys North, Trinity District||4976||18||Mary Bailey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|NASH, Thomas||22 Adelaide Street, St. John's||4399||18||Margaret Nash (p)||Assistant bookkeeper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Eli||New Bay, Twillingate District||3367||18||Adam Saunders (p)||Fisherman and lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|GUSHUE, Frederick||210 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||4419||18||James Gushue (p)||Apprentice engineer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SCOTT, Ernest||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||8495||18||Sarah Scott (p)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUTCHINGS, Cyril||Whitbourne, Trinity District||2251||18||Mand Hutchings||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANDREWS, Walter||St. John's||2058||18||John Andrews (p)||Salesman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|HOGAN, Bernard||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||2252||18||Gerald Hogan (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|LOCKE, James||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||4073||18||Lionel Locke (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|KIRBY, John||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||5814||18||Philip Kirby (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Augustus George||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3750||18||George Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FRASER, Raymond Danson||101 Young Street, St. John's||0-46 - 3127||18||W.F. Fraser (p)||Student||1916||No||No|
|COLE, Bertram||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4630||18||John Cole (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers also found on Reel 261 preceding Service # 4601|
|MOULTON, Richard||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||4534||18||John Moulton (p)||Fisherman||1918||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|
|HODDINOTT, Walter J.||Indian Islands, Fogo District||8091||18||Mary Ann Hoddinott (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PALFREY, William||8 Queen Street, St. John's||4466||18||Mrs. A. Palfrey (p)||Barber||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MERCER, Chesley||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5034||18||Maud Mercer (p)||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STRICKLAND, James||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||4200||18||Jas. [James] Strickland (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|