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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|
|BYRNE, James||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||5032||36||John Byrne (o)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ELLIOTT, Thomas||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||4908||19||Bessie Elliott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BALL, Matthias||Exploits, Twillingate District||2814||20||John Ball (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Monday, March 31, 1919||POW Date: 1917|
|MARTIN, Michael||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||5779||20||Thomas Martin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TOBIN, Andrew||St. Lawrence, Burin District||2248||20||Thomas Tobin (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, January 31, 1917|
|WILLMOTT, George||Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District||3930||19||Sarah Willmott (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Stanley||Battery Road, St. John's||283||20||Henry Abbott (p)||Upholsterer||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|FUDGE, William J.||Heads Harbour, Twillingate District||4003||24||Robert Fudge (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SHORT, James||Baileys Cove, Bonavista District||1086||22||Louisa Russell (nee Short)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|YATES, Harold||Cottrells Cove, New Bay, Twillingate District||3910||27||Sidney Yates (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BETHUNE, John Grierson||St. John's||0-163 - 845||26||Mrs. Malcolm Bethune (p)||Office clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|JONES, Heber||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||2639||21||Mrs. Abel Jones (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PETERS, Frederick Earnest||Allandale Road, St. John's||4417||18||Joseph Peters (p)||Bank clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CLARKE, John||Campbellton, Twillingate District||3392||20||John L. Clarke (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 14, 1917|
|ROSE, R. [Robert] Clayton||28 Springdale Street, St. John's||2542||22||Marmaduke Rose (p)||Salesman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.|
|SOMERTON, Peter||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||2779||18||Richard Somerton (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, December 4, 1917|
|FREAKE, Frederick||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1441||19||William Henry Freake (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|SAUNDERS, James Joseph||St. John's||1314||19||Mr. Saunders (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NEVILLE, Peter||Blackmarsh Road, St. John's||3620||18||John Neville (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, Patrick||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||5793||19||Patrick Walsh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NORMORE, Daniel||Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||3639||27||Darius Normore (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CHAFFEY, Edgar David||Jeffreys, St. George District||3015||18||George Chaffey (p)||School teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWER, John Francis||Fox Cove, Fortune bay||1710||22||Ann Power (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||See also service #1172, Ronald Herbert House|
|TILLEY, Andrew||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||3985||18||Frank Tilley (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LINEHAN, Daniel [David]||Johns Pond, Placentia-St. Marys District||1468||20||John Joseph Linehan (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Father writes that his name was Daniel but he was mistakenly called David by the Regiment|
|HEALEY, Philip||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2191||22||James Healey (p)||Papermaker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|THOMAS, Willis||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||4622||26||Richard Thomas (p)||Truckman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, William||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3695||18||Prescott Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DICKS, Joseph||Mortier, Burin District||1702||20||Michael Dicks (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KELLY, Robert||132 Signal Hill Road, St. John's||2213||18||Edward Kelly (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, Henry Albert||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||0-199 - 325||23||Reuben Butler (p)||Student||1914||No||No|
|SMITH, William Henry||Swift Current, Placentia-St. Marys District||2868||19||Robert Smith (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HISCOCK, William James||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||1929||31||George Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SPARKES, Wesley||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||4140||20||Thomas Sparkes (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||Estate correspondence is in name of Edward W. Sparkes.|
|MAYNE, Henry||Hopeall, Trinity District||5323||18||Henry Mayne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|MACKAY, Walter||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4105||18||Herbert Mackay (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 2, 1918|
|CRON, John M.||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2090||28||James Cron (p)||Draper||1916||Presbyterian||No||No||Previously transcribed as Crow.|
|MAHER, Leo Joseph||Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3661||18||John Maher (p)||Papermaker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRACE, Hayward||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||4617||27||James Brace (p)||Seaman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PINKSTEN, Edward||Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District||1358||18||Mrs. Pinksten (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GRANT, George||Marystown, Burin District||6039||21||Bernard Grant (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OKEEFE, Charles||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2706||31||Mrs. Michael O'Keefe (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1481X.|
|DOYLE, Edward P. [Patrick]||St. John's||2177||21||Martin J. Doyle (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Willis||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5828||18||Albert Rideout (p)||Mechanic||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|LARNER, George Thomas||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1010||25||Mrs. George Larner (p)||Engineer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YOUNG, Andrew||Wild Bight, Twillingate District||6237||23||Johnathan Young (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DEWLING, George||Old Bonaventure, Trinity District||2438||19||Mrs. Robert House (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Dowling|
|HARRIS, Lloyd||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4427||18||Reverend William Harris (p)||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FOWLOW, Frank||St. John's||985||20||George and Mary Ann Fowlow (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOUSE, Jacob||Bellburns, St. Barbe District||3563||19||Joseph House (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|