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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|
|BURKE, Martin||St. John's||1007||20||Patrick Burke (o)||Labourer||1915||No||No|
|FORSEY, Frederick||Fortune, Burin District||4005||18||Philip Forsey (p)||Sailor||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MORRIS, John Albert||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2152||19||Elizabeth Morris (p)||Paper makers help||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LANGDON, John||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||8231||51||Edith Langdon (s)||Lumberman||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|SHERREN, Nelson L.||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||2458||18||George Sherren (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Monday, May 7, 1917||Nelson Sherren was reported missing 14 April 1917; family correspondence indicated he was seen alive as a Prisoner of War after 14 April; a memorandum, dated 2 Sept. 1919, stated a grave at Douai Communal Cemetery, France, was presumed to be Sherren's; CWGC records his death as 7 May 1917 while in enemy hands. Discrepancy in name: Recorded as Sherran in CWGC|
|MATTERFACE, Frederick||Boat Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5494||19||Joseph Matterface (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Mutterface|
|COADY, Martin||Marystown, Burin District||6046||24||Teresa Coady (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STICKLAND, Philip||Pass Island, Fortune District||2744||27||Margaret Stickland (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Strickland.|
|MICHELIN, Robert||Traverspine River, Grand River, Labrador||1730||25||Joseph Michelin (p)||Trapper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PINSENT, Steward||Dildo, Trinity District||1158||25||Emma Pinsent (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Stewart on family correspondence; signature is Steward|
|WELLMAN, Thomas||Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||4051||20||Elias Wellman (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Eleazor||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||3442||19||George Saunders (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Eleazar.|
|LEWIS, Charles Victor||St. John's||3217||1916||Yes||No||Wednesday, September 24, 1919||Attestation papers not included. Enrolled with Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve 19 Aug. 1915. Enlisted with Newfoundland Regiment 9 Nov. 1916, transferred to NRNR 13 Nov. 1916. See also Regt. #1640 for additional information.|
|GOSSE, William||Topsail Road, St. John's||6184||19||Moses Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FITZGERALD, Thomas||Open Hall, Bonavista District||6111||23||Alice Fitzgerald (p)||Engineer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HEAD, Louis||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||743||20||John Head (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No|
|PARSONS, Louis||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3256||24||William Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BROWN, Thomas||Downing Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2613||18||Philip Brown (p)||Shoe factory worker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEGROW, Willis K.||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||4968||22||Eli LeGrow (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HAUSE, John||St. Lawrence, Burin District||4324||21||Elias Hause (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as House. Signature is Hause. Variant spelling: Hawse.|
|GOODYEAR, Uriah||Cat Harbour [Lumsden], Fogo District||6146||24||Uriah Goodyear (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ALCOCK, Pearce||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||8397||18||Uriah Alcock (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, William||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||4063||21||William King (p)||Teamster||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HEFFORD, John||New Harbour, Trinity District||1575||21||William Hefford (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|METCALFE, Albert Edward||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||256||28||Martin Metcalfe (p)||Miner||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|EVERETT, Edward||70 Brazils Hill, St. John's||4719||21||Mary Everett (p)||Mechanic||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HISCOCK, George||Codroy, St. George District||6189||22||William Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, Robert Stephen||74 Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||2916||18||Elizabeth Martin (p)||Seaman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THISTLE, Francis||Gander Bay, Fogo District||2687||18||Maurice Thistle (p)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, April 30, 1917|
|POWELL, Baxter||Happy Adventure, Bonavista District||8074||18||Emeline Powell (o)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FISHER, Hubert John||Bonavista, Bonavista District||2077||18||John Fisher (p)||Teacher||1916||Methodist - Salvation Army||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|PARSONS, Albert||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||4426||18||Abram Parsons (p)||Student||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MCGRATH, John||Colliers, Harbour Main District||1995||Mrs Emily McGrath (p)||1915||No||No||Also contains information relating to service # 2065 Patrick Pender Attestation papers not included; information from service ledger.|
|PENTON, Ignatius||Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District||2589||25||Edward Penton (o)||Lumberman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BASTOW, Bertram Henry.||St. John's||1016||19||Margaret Bastow (p)||Teamster||1915||Presbyterian||No||No||See also service #1538, Matthew Rossiter, for a document relating to Pte. Bastow and his wife|
|NORTHCOTT, Archelaus||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1454||20||Henry Albert Northcott (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Archalaus.|
|CALDWELL, John||2 Finns Street, St. John's||151||34||Alina Caldwell (s)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOPKINS, Edgar||Hearts Content, Trinity District||4188||25||W. Hugh Hopkins (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TOBIN, Peter Joseph||48 Codners Street, St. John's||3233||22||Mary Tobin (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JEWER, Ford R. W.||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3399||18||Joseph Jewer (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LOADER, Frederick||Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District||5620||24||Levi Loader (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Loder.|
|ROBERTS, Frederick George||Change Islands, Fogo District||440||32||Solomon Roberts (p)||Salesman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|MULLINS, Frank||Blackmarsh Road, St. John's||525||20||Patrick Mullins (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DINNEY, Roland||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||4492||23||John Dinney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|FOLEY, Patrick||St. Brides, Placentia-St. Marys District||4156||19||William Foley (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EVANS, Leonard||St. John's||658||21||Jabez Evans (p)||Steward||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 11, 1916|
|PRINCE, John||Princeton, Bonavista District||3566||19||Samuel Prince (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JOYCE, William||Salmonier, Burin Bay Arm, Burin District||1952||18||Christopher Joyce (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, September 8, 1916|
|SAUNDERS, John||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||3577||20||James Saunders (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|AYERS, John Thomas||Point Crewe, Lamaline, Burin District||3659||21||John Ayers (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)F||No||No|