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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 email@example.com 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, James John||Flat Island, Bonavista District||4023||19||William Blake (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GAUDET, Walter||Stephenville, St. George District||5696||20||John Gaudet (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MESHER, Jonathan||Englee, St. Barbe District||5732||23||Jessie Canning (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1833X|
|MARTIN, George Chesley||St. John's||836||21||Mrs. Edward Martin (p)||Clerk||1915||No||No|
|OTOOLE, Fred Max||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||1064||21||Michael F. O'Toole (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Includes newspaper article with photo and account of his time in the war and the sinking of the Stephano|
|MCASKILL, John||Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada||8221||33||Mary McAskill (p)||Boilermaker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BATTEN, Harold||Bareneed Cove, Port de Grave District||3402||18||William Batten (p)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Benjamin||9 Patrick Street, St. John's||8359||24||Rose A. Squires (s)||Mechanic||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1092X.|
|LYNCH, John||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4706||18||Mary Noseworthy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JACKMAN, George Arthur||Allandale Road, St. John's||118||19||Alice Jackman (p)||Engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STRIDE, Thomas||Conne River, Fortune District||4794||19||John Stride (o)||Lumberman||1918||No||No|
|CARTER, Donald W.||St. John's||2032||18||J. C. Carter (p)||Office clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PATTON, John||Grand Bank, Burin District||3831||21||Julia (George) Patton (p)||Bank clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Patten|
|AVERY, William||Greenspond, Bonavista District||2861 & 8053||21||Eliza Avery (s)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||See service number 8053; Avery transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. # 2862 on attestation form; # 2861 in service ledger; see service # 8053 for service file|
|SNOW, Charles||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2616||21||Austin and Sophie Snow (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||POW Date: 1917 See service #1482, Gideon Harland Lane, and #1731, Manuel Pittman, for further information relating to the circumstances of this soldier's death.|
|GREEN, Malcolm||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3355||22||Robert Green (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MEADUS, Allan||St. John's||1012||19||Susanna Meadus (p)||Tailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BEST, George||65 Power Street, St. John's||8402||52||Eliza Best (s)||Carpenter and cooper||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ROBERTSON, Eric McKenzie||5 Maxse Street, St. John's||497||22||Mr. Robertson (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|KENT, William Joseph||Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2821||18||John Kent (p)||Machinist||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GRAY, Marshall||Cat Harbour [Lumsden], Fogo District||4049||24||Rachel Hopkins (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BARNES, Ernest||235 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||2517||20||Robert Barnes (p)||Engineer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VINNICOMBE, John Joseph||35 Cook Street, St. John's||8010||32||Mary Ellen Fowler (o)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STARKS, Freeman||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||5543||24||Uriah Starks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BOLAND, Michael||River Head, Placentia-St. Marys District||5833||21||Edward Boland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GILLESPIE, Patrick||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||2584||19||Mrs. John Gillespie (p)||Lumberman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURDEN, Richard||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||2761||24||Henry W. Burden (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|ALLEN, Thomas||Burin, Burin District||3333||18||Alice Bugden (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Signature is Allen; documents also use Allan.|
|HANN, Jacob||Botwood, Twillingate District||90||25||John Hann (p)||Lumberman||1914||No||No|
|PRITCHARD, Pearce||Middle Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District||3947||19||Selenia (James) Pritchard||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEONARD, Patrick||Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||8431||54||Michael Leonard (o)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COOPER, Alex||Pass Island, Fortune District||6226||20||William Cooper (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAWE, Frank Gilbert||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||915||22||John Dawe (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|DWYER, John Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4648||26||James Dwyer (p)||Mechanic||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MICHELIN, Charles||North West Arm, Groswater Bay Lake, Labrador||6102||26||Peter Michelin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Also contains information regarding service #6103, Stephen McDonald, and #6104, James Goudie|
|KEEGAN, Kevin J.||St. John's||0-13 - 766||20||Dr. L.E. Keegan (p)||No Information||1914||Unknown||No||No|
|PHILPOTT, James||Coachmans Cove, St. Barbe District||5610||22||Elias Philpot (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name - Philpot|
|CHURCHILL, Ernest St. Clair||Forest Road, St. John's||0-108 - 281||26||William Churchill (p)||Engineer||1914||No||No|
|GRACE, James||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4291||22||John Grace (p)||Paper maker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SPURRELL, Abram||Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District||4979||18||John Spurrell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ELLIS, Charles Archer||157 Gower Street, St. John's||2027||19||Charles A. Ellis (p)||Printer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURRAY, Michael||Indian Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5934||21||Michael Murray (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Robert||22 York Street, St. John's||473||19||Mrs. Sheppard (p)||Sailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NORRIS, Charles Rankin||Newtown, Bonavista District||4953||25||Matilda Morris (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARSH, Absalom||Hillview, Trinity District||4785||18||Joseph Marsh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Abraham|
|PYNN, Charles||Quirpon, St. Barbe District||1953||23||Sarah Pynn (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|FOWLER, John W.||Renews, Ferryland District||4229||29||James Fowler (p)||Railroad||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SAMSON, Robert||Winterton, Trinity District||5388||18||Augustus Samson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CURTIS, Gerald||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||5004||19||Miss Selena Curtis (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FITZGERALD, Sylvester||St. John's||1555||24||Elizabeth Fitzgerald (p)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|