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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|
|BIXBY, Samson||Indian Island, Burgeo-La Poile District||241||19||John Bixby (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|DAWE, John||Seal Cove, Harbour Main District||5737||23||Jane Dawe (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discharge papers list Long Pond, Harbour Main District as community/district.|
|MCWHORTER [MCWHIRTER], George William||Humber Mouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||846||19||Mrs. Henry McWhorter (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Discrepancy in name: Recruit signed with an X; his brother, Hugh McWhirter, # 902, is recorded in CWGC as McWhirter.|
|GILLIES, William Walter||58 Gower Street, St. John's||3710||18||William Gillis (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARKS, Levi||Sandy Point, Burin District||2961||19||Charles Marks (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WELLS, William||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5680||21||Simon Wells (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LIDSTONE, Leo J.||Laurenceton, Twillingate District||3993||23||Moses Lidstone (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|STARKS, Edward||Kings Point, Twillingate District||2559||19||Hezekiah Starks (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||Previously transcribed as Starkes.|
|NOFTALL, Chesley||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||1032||19||Reuben Noftall||Labourer||1915||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Chesley seemed to have enlisted under the name of Moftall; however, he listed his next of kin as Noftall. All the official paperwork was generated under the name Moftall. This may have been a spelling error by the enlisting officer, a possible name change by the soldier, etc.|
|CREWE, William||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||5281||24||Benaiah Crewe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TAIT, Arch C.||No information||0-248||Doctor||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; no record in service ledger.|
|ASH, Richard||42 Spencer Street, St. John's||8067||57||Julia Ash (s)||Labourer||1917||Salvation Army||No||No||Not in service ledger.|
|MASTERS, William||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1396||21||Mrs. Arch. Upshall (o)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||See Regt.# 709 for misfiled will|
|EBBS, John Henry||4 Fleming Street, St. John's||2351||19||Agnes Ebbs (p)||Coachman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 21, 1916|
|REVELLOW, Adolph||Mainland, St. George District||8491||48||Rachel Revellow (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Previously transcribed as Revellon.|
|HICKS, Sidney||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||4839||20||James Hicks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COOMBS, Thomas||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||747||23||Henry Coombs (p)||Telegraph operator||1914||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1916 See also service #1718, Frank Hynes, for a newspaper clipping related to this soldier.|
|RYAN, Michael||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||3468||20||Michael Ryan||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ELSON, Frank||Botwood, Twillingate District||4930||23||Henry Elson (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||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|
|MANUEL, Samuel Norman||Cottrells Cove, New Bay, Twillingate District||3811||30||Jack Manuel (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TREMLETT, William||Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District||3575||25||Hannah Tremblett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SPRY, Herbert||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||275||21||William Parsons (o)||Shoemaker||1914||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, William||78 Kings Road, St. John's||206||21||Ambrose Noseworthy (p)||Teamster||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|REILLY, Peter||Corbin, Burin District||2902||20||Mrs. Patrick Reilly (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|CALDER, R.L||n/a||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment from Honourable Artillery Company (H.A.C.); no service number; file missing; information from ledger.|
|ROWE, Henry||Trinity, Trinity District||3641||19||Edward George Rowe (p)||Steward||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, James Joseph||St. John's||1314||19||Mr. Saunders (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CAMPBELL, Roland||Little Bay Island, Twillingate District||8511||20||Peter Campbell (p)||1918||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HARSANT, Lawrence George||97 Bond Street, St. John's||341||23||Edward James Harsant (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARBOUR, Wilfred||Trinity Bay, Newtown, Bonavista District||3705||27||George Barbour (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|WHEELER, Heber||79 Long Hill, St.John's||475||26||James Wheeler (p)||Teamster||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|BURKE, Robert||Victoria Village, Carbonear District||6112||22||William Burke (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FREEBAIRN, Charles A.||Ferryland, Ferryland District||2811||19||Dr. Robert Freebairn (p)||1916||No||No||File missing.|
|MOREY, Sydney||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||4328||18||John Thomas Morey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STONE, Harry Joseph||Main Street, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2755||18||William Stone (p)||Mechanic||1916||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|THOMAS, Willis||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||4622||26||Richard Thomas (p)||Truckman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTIN, Edwin||Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||4050||20||Charles Martin (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MARSHALL, Abram||Little Bay, Twillingate District||8138||20||Mrs. Absalom Milley (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CONNORS, Daniel Francis||49 Lime Street, St. John's||649||21||David Connors (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|PIERCEY, Jacob||Normans Cove, Trinity District||5059||20||Simeon Piercey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|REID, Elijah||Dildo, Trinity District||5024||31||John Reid (o)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BENNETT, George Graham||Grand Bank, Burin District||2888||20||Mr. Bennett (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican) / Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|MUTFORD, Albert John||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2466||21||Isaac Mutford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|MACKAY, Walter||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4105||18||Herbert Mackay (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 2, 1918|
|KENDALL, Edward W.||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3110||18||William R. Kendall (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|SNOW, Arthur W.||Quidi Vidi, St. John's East District||3266||38||Sophie Snow (s)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WICKS, Garfield||Pools Island, Bonavista District||6145||22||George Wicks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BROWN, William||Little Harbour, Twillingate District||2183||25||Mrs. Eliza Keefe (o)||1916||Yes||No||Wednesday, May 9, 1917||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MAYO, William||Burin, Burin District||5589||20||Albert Mayo (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|