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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|
|RENDELL, Ernest John||New Harbour, Trinity District||1906||18||William Rendell (o)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Previously transcribed as Randell.|
|PEET, Thomas Arthur||St. John's||1042||28||J.B. Peet (p)||Tailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, Thomas||Boat Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5591||22||John Smith (p)||Fisherman||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|
|MAHON, James Thomas||30 Barnes Road St. John's||114||21||John Mahon (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JAMES, Charles Robert||15 Adelaide Street, St. John's||436||29||Mrs. James (s)||Engineer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WILCOX, Ernest||Brigus, Port de Grave District||655||19||James J. Wilcox (p)||School teacher||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|CRITCH, Albert||Cavendish, Trinity District||2230||19||William Critch (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PORTER, Archibald Harold||Change Islands, Fogo District||1534||19||Lucy Ann Porter (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|DILLON, Thomas||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5536||25||John Dillon (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NARDINI, Raphael||Main River, St. George District||1488||19||Josephine Nardini (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Previously transcribed as Raphael.|
|FRASER, Donald||15 Prescott Street, St. John's||4465||23||Mary Fraser (o)||Accountant||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, Bertram Field||St. John's||1781||18||Alfred Brown (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARDY, William Frank||60 Monroe Street, St. John's||179||21||George Hardy (p)||Truckman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, September 23, 1915|
|GILLINGHAM, Herbert||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||5608||27||Esau Gillingham (p)||Theology student||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CONRAN, Patrick||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2531||19||Mrs. James Conran (p)||Miner||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|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|
|SAMMS, William Thomas||Codroy, St. George District||2049||22||Mrs. J. Bragg (p)||Fireman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NIPPARD, Charles||Springdale, Twillingate District||8199||32||John T. Walshman (o)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|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|
|WEBBER, George||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4429||21||Caroline Webber (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BARNES, Lewis||Harbour Mille, Fortune District||6308||21||Charles Barnes (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, James Joseph||St. John's||962||21||Michael Walsh (p)||Longshoreman||1915||No||No|
|HORWOOD, Albert||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2298||19||William Horwood (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Tuesday, May 1, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|SHEPPARD, Robert||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||4990||20||John Sheppard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WHITE, Joseph||Biscay Bay, Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4680||20||James White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||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|
|JACKMAN, George Arthur||Allandale Road, St. John's||118||19||Alice Jackman (p)||Engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|THORNE, James H.||New Harbour, Trinity District||1905||18||William Thorne (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, February 21, 1916|
|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|
|HARDIMAN, Charles||Grand John, Fortune District||1716||21||James Hardiman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MACKLIN, Rupert||Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom||3732||18||Amelia (William) Macklin (p)||Marine engineer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See Service # 3722 for misfiled document; Previously transcribed as Robert; Attestation papers completed as Rubert; Signature is Rupert|
|MCGRATH, William||Delbys Cove, Trinity District||4994||19||John McGrath (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, June 11, 1918||See service #4494 for additional misfiled documents|
|RYAN, Joseph F.||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4747||24||Darius Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GAVON, Thomas||Middle Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe district||5625||18||George Gavon||1918||No||No||File missing, Information from service ledger.|
|TUCKER, George||Burnt Head, Port de Grave District||5287||22||Ambrose Tucker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CORMEY, George||Codroy, St. George District||1407||23||Mary Cormey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, William W.||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||2435||26||Samuel Brown (p)||Steward||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, Malcolm||Victoria Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2656||18||Thomas Martin (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|AYRE, Wilfred Douglas||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||0-104 - 164||20||Charles P. Ayre (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MAHER, James Joseph||St. John's||951||20||Mrs. William Maher (p)||Tailor||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73|
|WISEMAN, George||Shoal Harbour, Trinity District||2802||19||Arthur Wiseman (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, Peter||Gambo, Bonavista District||1483||20||Peter Sullivan (p)||Furrier||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HUMPHRIES, William||Catalina, Trinity District||588||20||Edward Humphries (p)||Bartender||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CARROLL, Richard A.||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2668||18||Alice Rose (o)||Office clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TUCKER, Gordon||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5141||23||Moses Tucker (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|