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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|
|WAGG, Austin J.||Change Islands, Fogo District||1957||23||Thomas Wagg (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Alexander||Topsail, Harbour Main D||8496||18||Matilda Squires (o)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JOY, Aynsley||5 Victoria Street, St. John's||6249||25||James Joy (p)||Bank manager||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LUSH, William||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5534||18||William Lush (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WELLS, Robert||Salvage, Bonavista District||4107||22||Sophie (Arnold) Ewing (o)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|BOONE, Edward||22 Belvedere Street, St. John's||4501||23||James Boone (p)||Chauffeur||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOYD, Joseph F.||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1854||18||William Boyd (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAWE, Allan||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||3722||18||John Dawe (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Includes misfiled documents for Regt. # 3732 Rupert Macklin & Regt. # 3829 Everett Brown|
|HUNT, Albert||Fair Island, Bonavista District||5011||20||Eli Hunt (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHEA, Michael Joseph||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1750||19||James Shea Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.|
|SMITH, Robert||Dildo, Trinity District||5051||23||Robert Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SKEFFINGTON, Albert||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||5894||25||Eliza Elliott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||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),|
|MARTRET, Joseph||St. John's||1599||19||Mary Ellen Martret (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BIXBY, Samson||Indian Island, Burgeo-La Poile District||241||19||John Bixby (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|MCWHORTER [MCWHIRTER], George William||Humber Mouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||846||19||Mrs. Henry McWhorter (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Discrepancy in name: Recruit signed with an X; his brother, Hugh McWhirter, # 902, is recorded in CWGC as McWhirter.|
|ROBERTSON, Cyril Graham||St. John's||1537||25||Lucy Robertson (p)||Baker||1915||Presbyterian||No||No|
|DRAKE, Levi||Lally Cove, Fortune District||5195||19||George Drake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CARTER, James||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||4591||23||Fanny Vickers (p)||Blacksmith||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LIDSTONE, Leo J.||Laurenceton, Twillingate District||3993||23||Moses Lidstone (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SMALL, Harvey Haynes||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||0-125 - 302||29||Harriett Small (p)||Merchant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STARKS, Edward||Kings Point, Twillingate District||2559||19||Hezekiah Starks (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||Previously transcribed as Starkes.|
|CREWE, William||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||5281||24||Benaiah Crewe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BURDEN, John||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||3977||19||Henry W. Burden (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||File is out of numerical order on reel; follows Service # 3978.|
|BISHOP, Frederick||St. John's||1019||19||Robert Bishop (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|DICKS, Chesley||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5334||26||Thomas Dicks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MORAN, Hugh James||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||3602||22||James Moran (p)||Motorman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 16, 1919|
|SEABRIGHT, George||Botwood, Twillingate District||2360||20||George Seabright (p)||Railroad hand||1916||No||No|
|REVELLOW, Adolph||Mainland, St. George District||8491||48||Rachel Revellow (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Previously transcribed as Revellon.|
|BROWN, Owen||Port Rexton, Trinity District||8384||29||Ethel Maud Brown (o)||Lumberman and cook||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COOMBS, Thomas||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||747||23||Henry Coombs (p)||Telegraph operator||1914||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1916 See also service #1718, Frank Hynes, for a newspaper clipping related to this soldier.|
|CLARKE, Levi||St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District||6125||20||William Clarke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PHILLIPS, John G.||Twillingate, Twillingate District||6148||19||James Phillips (p)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HALE, Albert||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||5960||19||John Hale (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TREMLETT, William||Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District||3575||25||Hannah Tremblett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SPRY, Herbert||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||275||21||William Parsons (o)||Shoemaker||1914||No||No|
|CHAULK, Lewis||Brooklyn, Bonavista District||2567||23||Mrs. George Chaulk (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|REILLY, Peter||Corbin, Burin District||2902||20||Mrs. Patrick Reilly (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|DOWNEY, Alexander||Crabbes Station, St. George District||4960||21||John Downey (p)||Pipe fitter||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TRESISE, Cyril Henry||Cornwall, England, United Kingdom||904||24||Dora Tresise (p)||Salesman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SPRY, Martin||39 Casey Street, St. John's||4392||18||Edward Spry (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHAULK, William J||Ellistown, Trinity District||3376||19||John Thomas Chaulk (o)||Machinist||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, Michael Edward||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||1763||19||James Sullivan (of Edward) (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NORMORE, Samuel||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2735||19||Hannibal Normore (p)||Miner||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|DEVEREAUX, Joseph John Leo||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1223||19||Katherine Devereaux (o)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HODDINOTT, Ludwig||Indian Islands, Fogo District||1248||25||James Hoddinott (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WHEELER, James||St. John's||1432||23||Agnes Wheeler (p)||Coal miner||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 21, 1916|
|HANNAFORD, John Joseph||St. John's||792||18||Edward Hannaford (p)||Messenger||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ST. JOHN - O'NEILL, John||8 Princes Street, St. John's||2493||21||Rhody St. John (o)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in name - Attested as John St. John; Recorded in CWGC as John O'Neill.|
|SNOOK, Samuel||St. Albans, Fortune District||6231||22||Michael Snook (o)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|