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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|
|OXFORD, Henry||Rencontre, Fortune District||2926||17||Samuel Oxford (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GILLIS, Neil||Highlands, St. George District||2385||17||Alexander Gillis (p)||Mill hand||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MORRIS, Cyril Sharman||9 Fenchurch Street, London, England, United Kingdom||3058||17||Percy Morris (p)||Student||1917||No||No||Attested for short service|
|STARES, Harry||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||8265||17||Allan Stares (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Stares was born 1903 and was underage at enlistment. Family notes he was sent home. Service ledger entry shows he served until 1919.|
|TUCKER, Walter||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4390||17||Ellen Dogan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUFFETT, James||Freshwater Road, St. John's||6198||17||William Duffett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|YOUNG, Michael||Clam Bank Cove, St. George District||8287||17||Mary Young (o)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RICHARDS, Harry Victor||Glenwood, Twillingate District||952||17||Charles T. Richards (p)||Fox farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73.|
|FENNELL, Thomas||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||6193||17||Johanna Fennell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SEAWARD, John||Cupids, Port de Grave District||8290||17||Frederick Seaward (o)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|SEARS, James||82 New Gower Street, St. John's||2410||17||William Sears (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers for Newfoundland Forestry Companies and Newfoundland Regiment.|
|COURTNEY, Edgar Hatcher||Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District||2530||17||Mrs. Joseph Warren (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWER, Phillip Francis||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1889||17||Margaret Power (p)||Office clerk||1915||No||No|
|JANES, Lewis||Phillips Head, Twillingate District||8266||17||Dorcas Lidstone (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TIBBO, Richard||St. John's||4411||17||Richard Tibbo (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Number also assigned to Charles Lewis. I.|
|PATERSON, John||Queens Road, St. John's||0-211 - 3454||17||Dr. L. Paterson (p)||Student||1917||Presbyterian||No||No|
|REID, Caleb||Little Catalina, Trinity District||8464||17||James Reid (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|READ, John H.||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2016||17||Mrs. H.J. (Lillian) Read (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents.|
|MURPHY, John||Port Royal, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3582||17||William Murphy (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOLLETT, George||Burin North, Burin District||1799||17||William Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||See also service #0-193, Michael J. Gillis, for will.|
|FRASER, Hazen||234 Duckworth Street, St. John's||2404||17||Dr. N.S. Fraser (p)||Student||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|SCOTT, Ford G.||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4097||18||Dinah Scott (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KELLY, John Charles||Irelands Eye, Trinity District||8239||18||John Kelly (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUDSON, George||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||3327||18||Henry Hudson (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, March 12, 1918|
|EARLES, Walter||Trinity, Trinity District||2555||18||Mark Earles (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|CRICKARD, William||32 Plank Road, St. John's||8220||18||Thomas Crickard (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CARTER, Chesley William||Pass Island, Fortune District||4080||18||William Carter (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DALY, James||182 Gower Street, St. John's||3141||18||Lawrence Daly (p)||Office clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918||Variant spelling of name - Daley|
|NASH, Thomas||22 Adelaide Street, St. John's||4399||18||Margaret Nash (p)||Assistant bookkeeper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEDREW, Bertram||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||1837||18||Isaac LeDrew (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ELLIOTT, William||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||1786||18||Samuel Elliott (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917|
|COSTELLO, Richard||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||3072||18||Richard Costello (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested for short service|
|MELBOURNE, Samuel||Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5053||18||Robert Melbourne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LIDSTONE, Archibald||Laurenceton, Twillingate District||3872||18||William Lidstone (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||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.|
|REID, Josiah||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||8308||18||Fisherman||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|ROGERS, James||40 Breen Street, St. John's||4194||18||Edward Rogers (p)||Shell maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HICKEY, Richard A.||38 Flower Hill, St. John's||3225||18||Michael Hickey (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SPOONER, Albert||26 Henry Street, St. John's||2227||18||Archibald Spooner (p)||Teamster||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MURRAY, Arthur||Adams Cove, Bay de Verde District||2108||18||Silas Murray (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|JUKE, Patrick||48 Cabot Street, St. John's||3467||18||Patrick Juke (p)||Fireman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, Pierce||Salvage, Bonavista District||3547||18||Mary Ann Pike (o)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, Albert||159 Gower Street, St. John's||3274||18||Ellen Martin (p)||Stenographer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|FEILD, Rex Otto||229 Southside Road, St. John's||1979||18||Miss Fraces Burridge (o)||Draper||1915||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Field.|
|MAYO, Leonard||Creston, Burin District||4376||18||Mariah Rodgers (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MORRIS, Willis H.||Robinsons, St. George District||4265||18||Joseph Morris (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Cecil||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||3908||18||Frederick Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|RANDELL, Marcus||Port Rexton, Trinity District||3772||18||Walter Randell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 17, 1918|
|KELLY, John Eleazar||3 Bell Street, St. John's||2842||18||Michael Kelly (p)||Tobacconist||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUNPHY, Patrick||25 Burkes Square, St. John's||4447||18||Martin Dunphy (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|