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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|
|WALTERS, Norman||Champneys, Trinity District||3599||18||Joseph Walters (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STEEL, Nathan||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||8088||20||Willis Steel (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ANDERSON, Frederick||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5064||20||William Anderson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REID, Robert Bruce||Circular Road, St. John's||0-218 - 593||20||William Duff Reid (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BURSEY, Goliath||Clarenville, Trinity District||2381||19||Reuben Bursey (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, November 30, 1917||Related documents misfiled with # 1348 Frederick John Bursey, brother of Reuben.|
|YETMAN, Andrew||25 Barters Hill, St. John's||43||21||Andrew Yetman (p)||Seaman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Jack [H. John R.]||Canterbury, England, United Kingdom - Bonavista, Bonavista District||0-221 - 619||19||Lydia C. Rowsell (p)||Theology student||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 8, 1916|
|IVANY, Herbert||Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||3976||19||Benjamin Ivany (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FORWARD, Colin||Carbonear, Carbonear District||6105||20||James Forward (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURSEY, Harry||Salt Pond, Lewisporte, Twillingate District||5292||23||Joseph Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CROUCHER, James E.||Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District||2711||18||Thomas Croucher (p)||Assistant engineer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|MORGAN, Henry||Seal Cove, Harbour Main District||5303||21||John Morgan (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOWNTON, H.||n/a||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special).|
|KENNEDY, William C.||Little Catalina, Trinity District||8482||22||Joseph Kennedy (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|KEAN, Cecil D||No information||0-234||No information||No information||1917||No information||No||No||Commissioned to RAMC in 1917 and granted a temporary appointment to the Newfoundland Regiment as Medical Officer for draft transport to Great Britain 3-17 Oct. 1917.|
|CLEARY, John||10 Nunnery Hill, St. John's||288||20||John Cleary (p)||Longshoreman||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CAMPBELL, John||Little River, St. George District||6269||24||Catherine Campbell (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FREEBAIRN, Buchanan W.||Ferryland, Ferryland District||724||21||Dr. R. Jardine Freebairn (p)||Clerk||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, October 23, 1915|
|BUTT, Joseph H.||Flat Island[Islands], Bonavista District||3802||18||John Butt (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HEFFERMAN, Raymond Cecil||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3157||18||James Hefferman (p)||Paper maker||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BRIGHT, Peter||Nain, Labrador||5951||23||Johannah Bright (s)||Fisherman||1918||Moravian||No||No||See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents|
|HOLMES, Archibald||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||2315||20||Moses Holmes (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MARSHALL, Joseph||Carbonear, Carbonear District||6165||23||Augustus Marshall (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FELTHAM, Luke||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3865||19||Edward Feltham (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LUNNEN, Clarence S.||Twillingate, Twillingate District||8171||21||Andrew Lunnen (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FLYNN, Patrick||Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District||1456||31||Martha Donovan (p)||Expressman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GREEN, Bartlett||St. Jones Without, Trinity District||5363||21||Caleb Green (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COSTELLO, Daniel||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||860||21||Daniel Costello (p)||Shoe maker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUCKLEY, Arthur||Botwood, Twillingate District||2359||18||John Buckley (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HERRIDGE, William||Hoop Cove, Fortune District||6310||21||Manuel Herridge (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GARLAND, John||Victoria Village, Carbonear District||4341||18||John Garland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNOOK, William Edward||Fortune, Burin District||640||21||Benjamin Snook (p)||Storekeeper||1914||Methodist||No||No||I|
|BRIEN, James||Manuels, Harbour Main District||8485||33||Mary Brien (s)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Signature is Brien on enlistment; O'Brien on discharge .|
|WHITTLE, William||7 Hamilton Street, St. John's||2402||20||Peter Whittle (p)||Butcher||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENNETT, Thomas||Molliers, Burin District||4084||18||John C. Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MEWS, Colin M.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||1036||21||Elizabeth Mews (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BLAKE, Samuel||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2244||18||George Blake (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|POWER, Thomas||Tilting, Fogo District||3850||19||Edward Power (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KENNELL, John||St. John's||1512||19||Mary Kennell (p)||Office clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BELBIN, Charles Chesley||113 Cabot Street, St. John's||0-51 - 167||21||Jacob Belbin (p)||Hardware clerk||1914||No||No|
|GILLEY, Job||Stanleyville, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||2476||18||Mrs. John Gilley (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||Yes||Yes||Tuesday, May 22, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|OBRIEN, Leo P.||27 Adelaide Street, St. John's||8261||18||Mary O'Brien (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SKINNER, James||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2645||27||Mary Jane Skinner (o)||Fisherman||1916||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|
|PERRY, Percie||Newtown, Bonavista District||4181||27||Samuel Perry (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 20, 1918||Recorded on forms as Peirce; Signature and CWGC is Percie / Percy; Variant: Pierce|
|YOUNG, John Bertram||St. John's||816||20||Robert Young (p)||Grocer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, February 25, 1917|
|RUSSELL, Samson||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||3524||18||Samuel Russell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DYKE, Joseph||Salvage Bay, Bonavista District||5468||23||Henry Dyke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, Howard||Dildo, Trinity District||1665||18||Thomas Smith (of John) (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, June 3, 1916|
|MAHER, Edward||St. John's||1105||19||Cecelia Maher (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|