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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|
|SQUIRES, Lionel||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||3928||19||Alex Squires (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RUSSELL, Melville Royston||82 Freshwater Road, St. John's||2365||18||Edward Russell (p)||Letter carrier||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|ABBOTT, Bella [Bela]||Pools Island, Bonavista District||2020||20||Elizabeth Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|KEEPING, Mack||Fortune, Burin District||3299||19||Mary Keeping (p)||Sailor||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|ROBERTS, Abraham [Abram]||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||2766||19||John Roberts (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BANFIELD, Albert W.||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||1687||22||Samuel Banfield (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KENNELL, Ebenezer||Western Bay, Bay de Verde District||1548||26||Jessie Kennell (p)||Carpenter||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PAYNE, Frank||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5801||23||Thomas Payne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GRANVILLE, Harry||Twillingate, Twillingate District||5439||20||Robert Granville (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Henry is written on second page of attestation paper.|
|POPE, Allan S.||Fogo, Fogo District||5965||23||George Pope (p)||School teacher||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HACKETT, Thomas Joseph (aka Thomas Murphy)||18 Holloway Street, St. John's||408||23||Elizabeth Hackett (p)||Telegraph operator||1914||No||No|
|RANDELL, Frank||Port Rexton, Trinity District||3775||18||Clara (Henry) Randell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LANGDON, Kenneth||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||3387||19||Richard Langdon (p)||Lumberjack||1917||Methodist||No||No||See also service #3337, Benjamin Stead, for will|
|GOODWIN, Gilbert||New Melbourne, Trinity District||5324||19||George Goodwin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HANN, Brigam||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3799||18||Jacob Hann (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, September 30, 1918|
|CORMIER, Joseph||Bank Head, St. George District||5007||18||Patrick Cormier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURRAY, Alfred Seymour||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||39||19||John Spence (o)||Fireman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOSSE, Jonathan||Dildo Harbour, Trinity District||2629||21||Moses Gosse (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist - Church of England||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|PELLEY, Abner||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||4933||21||Herbert Pelley (o)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DALTON, James||Regina, Placentia-St. Marys District||5030||25||Stephen Dalton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COBB, Hector||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||4038||21||George Cobb (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DUFFETT, James||Freshwater Road, St. John's||6198||17||William Duffett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STUCKLESS, John||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||4796||22||Aaron Stuckless (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HALLETT, John||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||8193||23||Albert J. Hallett (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|NOLAN, Robert||Corbin, Burin District||2900||22||Mrs. Garrett Nolan (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOULD, William||Bay Du Nord Brook, Fortune District||5878||18||Thomas Gould (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ELLIOTT, Erastus||Locks Cove, Hare Bay, Fortune District||3940||18||Benjamin Elliott (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Edward||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5099||22||Edward Squires (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CASSELL, Darius||Hooping Harbour, St. Barbe District||4069||19||Thomas Cassell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|COUSINS, Joseph||Goulds, Conception Bay, Port de Grave district||5080||19||Thomas Cousins (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FANNING, A. F.||23 Barters Hill, St. John's||8097||19||William Fanning (p)||Stenographer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SWEENEY, Patrick||39 Gower Street, St. John's||703||22||Anthony Sweeney (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, February 27, 1917|
|KNIGHT, Fred W.||355 Southside Road, St. John's||8502||45||Emilie Knight (s)||Surveyor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NURSE, Alfred||Champneys, Trinity District||3293||26||Annie Walters (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BEST, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3864||20||John Best (p)||Steward||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LIDSTONE, Walter||Laurenceton, Twillingate District||3994||20||Moses Lidstone (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SHEA, William||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||5784||22||Ambrose Shea (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OSBORNE, Reuben||Grand Bank, Burin District||3421||19||John Osbourne (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|FITZGERALD, James||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5031||21||John Fitzgerald (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VERGE, Thomas||Southern Arm, Green Bay, Notre Dame Bay||5662||21||Frederick Verge (o)||Millman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|STRICKLAND, Ebenezar||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4804||19||William Strickland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, Hugh Allan||New Bonaventure, Trinity District||5156||22||Samuel King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURRY, James||Greenspond, Bonavista District||5465||19||Oliver Burry (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Elijah||Botwood, Twillingate District||8449||30||Mary (Heath) Rideout (s)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|DRAKES, Onslow||Lally Cove, Fortune District||6033||20||Thomas Drake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name - Recruit's signature is Drakes; attestation paper completed as Drake; according to the 1921 Newfoundland census Drakes is a primary surname at Lally Cove.|
|COOPER, Herbert George||La Scie, St. Barbe District||439||25||Clara Cooper (s)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Cooper transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|MUGFORD, Harvey||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||6333||18||Emily Mugford (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CARTER, Job||Brookfield, Bonavista District||4339||21||Peter Carter (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||File includes 15 pages of correspondence related to # 4329 Plemon Hustins.|
|HARDY, Edward||60 Monroe Street, St. John's||677||19||George Hardy (p)||Dry goods clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|MIFFLEN, Henry||Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||742||19||George B. Mifflen (p)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|