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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|
|PARSONS, Pierce||Cat Harbour [Lumsden], Fogo District||3425||21||Johnathan Parsons (p)||Teacher||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, August 18, 1917|
|LEMOINE, Joseph E.||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4296||23||Philip LeMoine (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRUSHETT, Joseph||Burin, Burin District||3897||19||James Brushett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WHELAN, Michael Thomas||4 Alexander Street, St. John's||432||20||Michael Whelan (p)||Waiter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOWNEY, Alexander||Crabbes Station, St. George District||4960||21||John Downey (p)||Pipe fitter||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PREECE, Henry George||Rochdale, Scotland, United Kingdom||2128||34||Musician||1916||Methodist- Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in religion - Attested for short service.|
|HEFFORD, Thomas Berkley||New Harbour, Trinity District||1532||21||Lydia Hefford (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|EBSARY, William A.||Southside Road, St. John's||3189||29||Editha Ebsary (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, Henley Arthur||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1417||19||Phoebe Martin (p)||Undertaker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 14, 1916|
|BOWEN, Frances Joseph||St.Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||1753||21||James Bowen (of Thomas) (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCGRATH, Thomas Bernard||40 Carters Hill, St. John's||0-222 - 128||19||Ronald McGrath (o)||Engineer||1914||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.|
|POWER, Phillip Francis||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1889||17||Margaret Power (p)||Office clerk||1915||No||No|
|DEVEREAUX, Joseph John Leo||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1223||19||Katherine Devereaux (o)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONNORS, Thomas Joseph||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||170||27||Mrs. Connors (p)||Ships officer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve as Lieutenant|
|HANNAFORD, John Joseph||St. John's||792||18||Edward Hannaford (p)||Messenger||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COSTELLO, James||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||4552||20||John Costello (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HYNES, Frank||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||1718||19||Vincent Hynes (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Includes newspaper clipping about POW Pte. Coombs, #747, mentioning Hynes, and letter from Richard Hines, of Indian Islands, inquiring as to whether or not this POW could be his son.|
|JANES, Lewis||Phillips Head, Twillingate District||8266||17||Dorcas Lidstone (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BRAKE, John A.||St. Pauls Bay, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3411||25||John Brake (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WILLAR, Sidney George||St. John's||813||19||Sidney George Willar (p)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: forms completed as Sydney; signature is Sidney|
|GILBERT, John Samuel||North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||6342||20||Gabriel Gilbert (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MAYO, William John||St. John's||1233||25||William Samuel Mayo||Truckman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ROSE, Reginald||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4961||19||John Rose (p)||Brakeman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAKER, Benjamin||Clarenville, Trinity District||8229||18||Caleb Baker (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ROBERTS, John||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||3744||22||David Roberts (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARNES, Cyril||Topsail, Harbour Main District||4500||18||William H. Barnes (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEOUGH, Martin||St. John's||1584||19||Bridget Keough (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, November 29, 1917|
|MULLINS, Edwin||Rencontre, Fortune District||6051||22||Benjamin Mullins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHEELER, Arthur||Summerford, Twillingate District||2465||18||Thomas Wheeler (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Includes photograph of his wife.|
|POTTLE, Levi||Groswater Bay, Labrador||4175||23||Samuel Pottle (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ERLEY, Joseph||Freshwater Road, St. John's||116||James Erley (p)||Carpenter||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WISEMAN, Alfred||Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District||2011||21||Alfred Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican) - Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|THOMAS, Charles Fred||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5681||22||Violet Jane Thomas (s)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|AVERY, George Gladstone||N/A||No||No||Temporarily attached to Newfoundland Regiment for transport to Great Britain. Royal Naval Air Service 1915-1917.|
|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|
|FRENCH, William||Brigus, Port de Grave District||3375||23||James French (p)||School teacher||1917||No||No|
|MURPHY, Michael F.||St. John's||754||20||Edward Power (o)||Baker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOSSE, Maxwell||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4431||18||George Gosse (p)||Student||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PELLEY, Willis||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||4276||19||Jethro Pelley (p)||Fireman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DAVIS, Allan||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||5212||23||Mrs. Francis Davis (p)||Engineer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WHITE, Martin||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||6012||22||Cornelius White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUNN, Ronald||Bayleys Cove, Bonavista District||1088||19||Eli Dunn (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|REES, Edgar||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4163||20||Thomas Rees (p)||Miner||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 21, 1918|
|MOULTON, Richard||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||4534||18||John Moulton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEEFE, Saul||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2043||18||Allen Keefe (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Saturday, April 14, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|NEWHOOK, Reginald||Normans Cove, Trinity District||5120||23||Samuel Newhook (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLANCEY, Dennis||Newtown Road, St. John's||4482||29||Mrs. Allan Clancey (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HUSSEY, Hayward||St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Mary's District||6120||23||George Hussey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GRACE, Martin Joseph||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1272||24||John Grace (p)||Paper maker||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, October 15, 1916|
|JANES, Arthur||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||6276||20||Stephen Janes (p)||Steward||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|