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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|
|STRATTON, Cecil||Valleyfield, Bonavista District||2717||19||Mr. Abram Stratton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|FOWLER, Ernest||Topsail, Harbour Main District||2710||37||Mrs. Thomas Dowden (p)||Electrician||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|NORRIS, Edward Michael Joseph||St. John's||1026||36||James J. Norris (p)||Painter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|QUINTON, Frederick||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||3622||18||James Quinton (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLARK, William Henry||St. John's||1003||19||Joseph Clark (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HANHAM, James Ed||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2308||24||Jacob Hanham (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EVANS, Sydney Wilfred||St. John's||1418||19||Lydia Evans (p)||Factory labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Signature is Sidney; form completed as Sydney.|
|BAILEY, Roy||4 Temperance Street, St. John's||2210||19||Richard Bailey (p)||Teamster||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLUMBUS, Fred||Shallops Cove, St. George District||912||21||Frank Columbus (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, October 9, 1915|
|MEANEY, Brian||Petries Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1901||18||Sarah Meaney (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOSS, John||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8390||49||Margaret Moss (s)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PIERCEY, Birkley||Hopeall, Trinity District||421||23||Isaac Piercey (o)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HEARN, Matthew||10 Alexander Street, St. John's||2556||21||John J. Hearn (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2565X|
|SMITH, Edward||Battle Harbour, Labrador||5710||23||Jane Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|JESSO, Leo Francis||Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1812||19||Joseph Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MACKAY, Michael Joseph||St. John's||1509||19||Michael MacKay (p)||Mail officer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||Yes||Sunday, April 21, 1918||POW Date: 1917 See also service #1766 for additional information|
|DAWE, Joseph||Twillingate, Twillingate District||328||20||George Dawe (o)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|MARSH, William Luther||Deer Harbour, Trinity District||2083||18||Israel March (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|JEWER, Ford R. W.||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3399||18||Joseph Jewer (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DAWE, Kenneth||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||4582||21||John Dawe (p)||Mining||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SIMMONS, William||Green's Harbour, Trinity Bay, Trinity district||8205||21||Charles Simmons (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Married 1918; contact changed to spouse but new information not given.|
|RYAN, William||Gambo, Bonavista District||3381||18||James Ryan (p)||Farming||1917||No||No|
|HEFFERNAN, Michael||Goulds, St. John's West District||4316||26||Mary Heffernan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEARLEY, Reginald||Campbellton, Twillingate District||8257||29||John Kearley (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BRADBURY, Edward Charles||165 Pleasant Street, St. John's||103||22||Henry Bradbury (p)||Engineer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REDMOND, Rivlyn Patrick||91 Carters Hill, St. John's||n/a||18||Student||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special),|
|HOGAN, Gerald||Northern Bay, Conception Bay, Harbour Grace district||8111||21||Mrs. Nellie Howell (o)||1917||Yes||No||Friday, August 16, 1918||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|CHIPPETT, Harry T.||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||8238||18||Nathaniel Chippett (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ETHRIDGE, Gordon||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||6247||18||Charles Ethridge (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, 2752X Alexander Ethridge.|
|ANDREWS, Ralph Martin||18 Hamilton Street, St. John's||55||20||Nathan Andrews (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No|
|OLIPHANT, John Joseph||St. John's||1701||18||George L. Oliphant (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YETMAN, David||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||6251||25||William Yetman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TOMPKINSON, Harry Alexander||6 Queen Street, St. John's||298||21||Mrs. Samuel Tompkinson (p)||Boiler maker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRAITHWAITE, Ernest Livingstone||Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA||1313||21||Elizabeth Braithwaite (p)||Printer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|COOPER, Joseph||Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District||6272||24||Josiah Cooper (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FORAN, Patrick W.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||1983||36||Patrick J. Foran (p)||Paper maker||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HALLETT, Thomas||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||4780||19||Albert Hallett (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|OBRIEN, Allan Francis||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1380||19||Mary O'Brien (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|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.|
|PYNN, William H.||Silverdale, Twillingate District||8026||18||Arthur A. Pynn (p)||Woodsman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MOORE, William Joseph Thomas||St. John's||840||19||Edward Frank Moore (o)||Plumber||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|CRANE, Llewellyn||142 Water Street, St. John's||4470||28||Nathaniel Crane (p)||Jeweller||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|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|
|WEBBER, Arthur||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||45678||24||George C. Webber (p)||Seaman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|WALSH, James J.||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||918||19||Bridget Walsh (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ENGLAND, Frederick James||St. John's||1127||19||Rebecca England||Brakeman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Arthur John||Charlottetown, Bonavista District||2201||20||William Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, May 1, 1917|
|COLLINS, Joseph||New Gower Street, St. John's||3210||Mrs. William Harvey (o)||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|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|
|BOURGOIS, Isaac||Black Head, Port au Port, St. George District||5948||19||William Bourgois (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Bourgeois.|