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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 email@example.com 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|
|LANGER, George||Thoroughfare, Trinity District||3805||20||William Langer (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WEST, Joseph||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||3879||20||Levi West (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DARBY, George Bishop||Methodist College Home, Longs Hill, St. John's||3004||18||Jessie Darby (p)||Student||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|GROKE, Caleb||St. Chads, Bonavista District||5135||24||George Croke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Croke.|
|MILLER, Ananias||Portugal Cove, St. John's East||3863||18||John Miller (p)||Fireman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Annanias|
|HANLON, James||St. John's||8450||54||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COOMBS, Leinus||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||1472||25||Jane Coombs (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NOAH, John Melin||93 New Gower Street, St. John's||3296||20||Melvin Noah (p)||Shopkeeper||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROSS, Michael Joseph||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||250||19||Margaret Neary (p)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CAMPBELL, Roland||Little Bay Island, Twillingate District||8511||20||Peter Campbell (p)||1918||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|GRANTER, Henry Thomas.||Gambo, Bonavista District||2190||23||Samuel Granter (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HAFFEY, Thomas||St. John's||1038||Richard Haffey (o)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STICKLAND, Ephraim||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3886||22||William Stickland (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Strickland.|
|BUTLER, Alexander Jennings||Topsail, Harbour Main District||2537||18||John J. Butler (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ALEXANDER, Walter Ernest||Boswarlos, St. George District - Norfolk, England, United Kingdom||1504||23||Annie Alexander (p)||Fireman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 5, 1916|
|SMALL, Titus||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1389||19||Pannana Small (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|WHITEWAY, David||Jobs Cove, Bay de Verde District||5602||24||William Whiteway (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|OAKE, William Dowell||Change Islands, Fogo District||1919||18||Jessie Elizabeth Oake (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|BOLAND, Patrick J.||St.John's||1601||31||Frances Boland (s)||Steward||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, December 21, 1916|
|POPE, William James||Stones Cove, Fortune District||6307||23||Albert Pope (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JENSEN, Lewis||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||5567||19||White Jensen (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents.|
|GOOSNEY, James||Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5646||22||James Goosney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|BILLARD, John||Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5942||22||Samuel Billard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GREENING, Chesley||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3970||18||Alex Greening (p)||Engineer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PATEY, Henry||Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||5675||20||Theophilus Patey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, James||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||6124||20||Philip King (p)||Steward||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|READ, Charles A.||La Poile, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2009||20||Fanny Read (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 18, 1917||Also includes documents relating to Alexander Read, service #2008 - Photograph of grave-site included.|
|HOCKLEY, John Herbert||Olton, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom||216||30||William and Jane Hockley (p)||Stone worker||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BEATON, Arch||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||8466||26||Thomas Beaton (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WHALEN, John||27 Carnell Street, St. John's||4467||21||James Whalen (p)||Draper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KING, John||Blockhouse, Placentia-St. Marys District||2224||19||Mrs. James King (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, December 16, 1918||King died in a military hospital one month after his discharge. His service charts do not reflect that he was a casualty of the war.|
|GREEN, Bartlett||St. Jones Without, Trinity District||5363||21||Caleb Green (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SWAFFIELD, James S.||Cartwright, Labrador||3228||18||Lillian Swaffield (p)||Trader||1916||No||No|
|ROSE, Lonzel||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3834||18||Ellen Rose (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BEATON, Joseph||Badger Brook, Twillingate District||8489||24||Bridget Beaton (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMITH, Robert||46 Signal Hill Road, St. John's||4438||26||Michael Smith (p)||Baker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JANES, Darcie Hubert||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2836||18||George Nathan Janes (p)||Blacksmith||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, December 4, 1917|
|HEATH, Ernest||St. John's||829||21||Samuel Heath (p)||Steward||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURN [BYRNE], Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||257||20||James Byrne (p)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HANNON, Frank J.||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||2184||23||Mrs Patrick O'Gorman (p)||Papermaker||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|SQUIRES, Reuben||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||8004||20||Solomon Squires (p)||Woodsman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GROVES, John||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5844||21||Thomas Groves (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|NURSE, William||Champneys East, Trinity District||3674||19||William Nurse (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|FORTUNE, William||Crabbes, St. George District||4297||18||Isaac Fortune (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BEASAU, Matthew||Three Rock Cove, Port au Port, St. George District||4938||18||Edward Beasau (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name: Beasau, Besaw, Beason|
|MAY, William||Twillingate, Twillingate District||4922||21||James May (p)||Steward||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MESSERVY, Albert Arthur||Sandy Point, St. George District||2853||18||Neiron Messervy (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Messervey|
|OUTERBRIDGE, Norman A.||St. John's||0-98||Mary Outerbridge (s)||1916||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||See file "GN 19.7, Joseph Outerbridge: correspondence concerning prisoners of war" for information relating to this soldier's status; he had died behind enemy lines and was not a POW. Attestation papers not included|
|MARTIN, Herbert Elroy||St. John's||684||19||Frederick Martin (o)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RANDELL, Hezekiah||Port Rexton, Trinity District||5357||22||Adam Randell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|