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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|
|HODDER, Wilfred||Twillingate, Twillingate District||5460||19||Edgar Hodder (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PARSONS, Charles Albert||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||1471||24||Matilda Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|REID (REED), Nathaniel||Badger, Twillingate District||1344||21||Kittie Reed (p)||Woodsman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOWNEY, Alexander||Crabbes Station, St. George District||4960||21||John Downey (p)||Pipe fitter||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CRANFORD, Llewelyn||New Harbour, Trinity District||1663||22||John Cranford Sr. (of Thomas) (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CUNNINGHAM, John||9 Job Street, St. John's||4060||18||John Cunningham (p)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHAULK, William J||Ellistown, Trinity District||3376||19||John Thomas Chaulk (o)||Machinist||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|LEVERMAN, Donald||168 Water Street West, St. John's||4705||22||Charlie Leverman (p)||Electrician||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RAYNES, Frederick||St. John's||1514||19||Priscilla Raynes (p)||Grocer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|DEVEREAUX, Joseph John Leo||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1223||19||Katherine Devereaux (o)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEARN, John||Renews, Ferryland District||6282||24||Mary Hearn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MUTFORD, Hiram G.||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2464||21||Mrs. Joseph Mutford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Saturday, November 16, 1918||POW Date: 1917 See also service #1766 for additional information; Also includes document for # 2450 Edward Janes|
|HANNAFORD, John Joseph||St. John's||792||18||Edward Hannaford (p)||Messenger||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNEY, Vincent||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||6175||23||Philip Penney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SNOOK, Samuel||St. Albans, Fortune District||6231||22||Michael Snook (o)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITFORD, Clarence Joseph||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3458||18||Lilly Russ (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GILBERT, John Samuel||North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||6342||20||Gabriel Gilbert (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BAKER, Benjamin||Clarenville, Trinity District||8229||18||Caleb Baker (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HILLIER, Leo||Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District||3170||29||George Hillier (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|KENNEDY, Michael Francis||40 New Gower Street, St. John's||255||20||Nicholas Kennedy (p)||Mechanical engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Killed in action, 1 July, 1916.|
|PITTMAN, Thomas||Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District||3556||18||John Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GRANTER, Samuel||Middle Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District||3946||18||James Granter (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|RANDALL, Hubert Job||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||94||21||Adam Randall (p)||Mill hand||1914||Methodist||No||No||Attached to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies Feb. 1919. Variant spelling of name - Randell.|
|BATSTONE, Oswald Knight||Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District||227||21||Charles Batstone (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|ERLEY, Joseph||Freshwater Road, St. John's||116||James Erley (p)||Carpenter||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BLAKE, Kenneth||Gander Bay, Fogo District||1643||21||Elias Blake (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THOMAS, Charles Fred||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5681||22||Violet Jane Thomas (s)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|YOUNG, Harry||McNeil Street, St. John's||3207||18||James Young (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KELLY, James Joseph||Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Marys District||2228||19||James Kelly (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, October 27, 1918||Duplicate of attestation papers also located with Service # 2282|
|BURTON, Samuel||Port Hansen [Anson], Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||2355||19||William Henry Burton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|TIBBO, Wilson||Grand John, Fortune District||5474||18||Thomas Tibbo (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OTOOLE, Frank||261 Water Street, St. John's||0-64 - 365||22||Minnie Miller (p)||1914||Yes||No||Friday, October 12, 1917||I|
|STAGG, Fred||Little Catalina, Trinity District||8463||20||Fred Stagg (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|COOPER, James||29 Brine Street, St. John's||98||21||John Cooper (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUNN, Ronald||Bayleys Cove, Bonavista District||1088||19||Eli Dunn (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|STRONG, Aaron||Harcourt, Smiths Sound, Trinity District||2642||23||Moses Strong (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|AVERY, William||Greenspond, Bonavista District||2861 & 8053||21||Eliza Avery (s)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||See service number 8053; Avery transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. # 2862 on attestation form; # 2861 in service ledger; see service # 8053 for service file|
|KEEFE, Saul||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2043||18||Allen Keefe (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Saturday, April 14, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|HICKS, Mark Brown||Roling [Rolling] Cove, Bonavista District||940||21||George L. Hicks (p)||Fisherman||1915||No||No|
|HALE, Garland||Change Islands, Fogo District||8156||21||George Hale (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HISCOCK, Heber A.||Flat Island, Bonavista District||3837||18||Wlliam Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, William J.||Kilbride, St. John's West District||8312||19||Henry Murphy (p)||Blacksmith||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DANIELS, Cyril E.||North Battery Road, St. John's||2859 - 8047||19||Thomas Daniels (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See service record # 8047 for attestation papers; Daniels originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies|
|WYATT, Edward||202 New Gower Street, St. John's||371||22||William Wyatt (p)||Machinist||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|BAMBURY, Robert||St. Pierre and Miquelon||3667||19||Katherine Lake (o)||Shoe maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bambrey, Brambury, Bamberry, Banbury;|
|JANES, Arthur||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||6276||20||Stephen Janes (p)||Steward||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Allan||Cottles Island, Twillingate District||4731||19||Parmenas Rideout (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SHELLEY, Joseph||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||1263||20||Esau Shelley (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, February 13, 1920||Died 13 February, 1920.|
|MEADUS, Frank||Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District||5258||26||William Meadus (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FORD, James||Pauls Island, Ford Harbour, Labrador||1955||21||Cristina Lyall (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, February 26, 1916|