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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|
|BLAKE, Samuel||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2244||18||George Blake (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SNOW, Gordon||Allandale Road, St. John's||4393||19||Isaac Snow (p)||Assistant bookkeeper||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|YOUNG, Hedley||Carbonear, Carbonear District||244||24||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included; medical form only. No information in service ledger.|
|WHITE, John||Freshwater Road, St. John's||8002||23||John L. White (p)||Blacksmith and labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURTON, Samuel||La Scie, St. Barbe District||5630||26||Moses Burton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ELLSWORTH, Gideon||Carmanville, Fogo District||1528||23||Julia Ellsworth (p)||Fisherman||1915||No||No||Out of sequence in service ledger. Follows 1537.|
|GOODRIDGE, Alan C||No information||0-167||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|BAGGS, Robert James||Curling, St. George District||1294||24||Phoebe Baggs (p)||Accountant||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MACKEY, Joseph||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||6086||22||Patrick Mackey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARRIS, Gordon||178 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||2669||21||William E. Harris (p)||Boiler maker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COOPER, Joseph||Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District||6272||24||Josiah Cooper (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TIBBO, George Philip||Grand Bank, Burin District||634||25||Hanna Tibbo (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|NEWHOOK, Leander||Normans Cove, Trinity District||5005||19||Emmanuel Newhook (p)||Brakeman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLOUSTON, Andrew Mearns||Patrick Street, St. John's||0-155 - 622||19||Annie Clouston (p)||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Attestation papers not included.|
|RONAYNE, William||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||4659||26||Ambrose Ronayne (p)||Seaman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DROVER, Eldred||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||4625||18||Agnes Drover (p)||Seaman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KELLY, Ernest||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||2854||18||Isaac Kelly (p)||Printing||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Dorman||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||8187||21||Richard Rideout (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies, May 1917; transferred to Newfoundland Regiment July 1917, Forestry Service # retained. In volume two of the Military Service Ledgers the entry for Service # 8187 follows entry for Service # 2033|
|WOOLDRIDGE, Medley||Burnt Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||3396||19||William Woolridge (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Wooldridge - Woolridge|
|ROBINSON, John Joseph||202 Water Street, St. John's||480||33||Mary Ann Cahill Robinson (p)||Restaurant proprietor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||I|
|DOLOMOUNT, John||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4295||18||Charles Dolomount (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANDREWS, Bartholomew||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||3679||22||John Andrews (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HAMPTON, George Edgar||Portland, Bonavista district||1197||20||Arthur Hampton (p)||Brakeman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|STEAD, Benjamin||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||3337||18||John Stead (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||Also contains the will of Kenneth Langdon, service #3387.|
|BATSTONE, Leslie||Three Arms, Twillingate District||4572||19||Corbett Batstone (p)||Seaman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BOLAND, Michael||St. John's||1461||19||James Boland (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|THOMPSON, James J.||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||8135||57||Rachel Thompson (s)||Lumberman and mill man||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BURGE, Daniel||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3117||25||Mary Jane Burge (p)||Bridge structure iron worker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MORAN, William||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||3555||18||James Moran (p)||Expressman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JOHNSON, Dudley||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1583||25||Mary Johnson (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STICK, Leonard Tretheway||5 Devon Row, St. John's||0-71 - 1||22||James R. Stick (p)||Bank clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||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.|
|WHITE, Arthur J.||Stephenville, St. George District||1029||Telegraph operator||1915||No||No|
|PICCO, Joseph||St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District||6056||21||Dennis Picco (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LAWLOR, Thomas Joseph||6 Feild Street, St. John's||535||22||Edward Lawlor (p)||Engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TITFORD, Grant||Bennett Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3699||18||Jessie (William) Titford (p)||Operator||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|MCGRATH, Thomas Bernard.||40 Carters Hill, St. John's||0-222-128||19||Ronald McGrath (o)||Engineer||1914||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917|
|WILLIAMS, William||Wales, United Kingdom||3063||50||Mrs. William Williams (s)||Musician||1918||No||No||Attested for short service|
|NORRIS, Michael||Three Arms, Twillingate District||5904||24||Edward Norris (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FENNELL, Thomas||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||6193||17||Johanna Fennell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEGROW, Harry W.||Blackhead, Bay de Verde District||3738||18||Robert LeGrow (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HEFFERTON, Conrad Blackall||Newtown, Bonavista District||6143||20||Jacob Hefferton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Notes: Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2271X|
|BENNETT, George Graham||Grand Bank, Burin District||2888||20||Mr. Bennett (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican) / Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|PARROTT, Raymond||Winterton, Trinity District||4149||21||William Parrott (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CURTIS, John||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||3426||19||Selina Picco (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REEVES, William||No information||0-230||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger. Attached to Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) Ambulance Company.|
|MOORE, John||St. John's - Dublin, Ireland||n/a||1914||Yes||No||Notes: Civilian appointment as honourary Captain: Musketry Committee and Musketry instructor. File missing; not in MSL; information from CWGC.|
|DOWDEN, Donald||Outer Cove Road, St. John's East District||4532||18||John Dowden (p)||Teamster||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, Michael||ittle Bona, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4147||22||Patrick Walsh (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHAFE, Walter C.||75 Flower Hill, St. John's||4548||22||Mrs. Thomas Wareham (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|