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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|
|HALLEY, Albert||Upper Battery Road, St. John's||5448||24||Ellen Halley (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DINNEY, George||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||1859||21||John Dinney||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Attestation papers not included; Variant spelling of name - Dinny, Denny.|
|CONWAY, Bernard||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||5768||21||Daniel Conway (p)||Iron worker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KELLY, Peter John||St. John's||1244||22||Mary Ann Kelly (p)||Carpenter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WESTERN, William||61 George Street, St. John's||0-242 - 2570||21||Mrs. Phillip Western (p)||Packer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|COLE, Bertram||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4630||18||John Cole (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers also found on Reel 261 preceding Service # 4601|
|HICKEY, Michael John||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||1415||21||John Hickey (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Albert||St. John's||1754||18||Henry Charles Taylor (p)||Wheelwright||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEEPING, Alwyn Minter||St. John's||1020||20||Catherine Keeping (p)||Poultry raiser||1915||Unknown||No||No|
|HODDINOTT, Walter J.||Indian Islands, Fogo District||8091||18||Mary Ann Hoddinott (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|REID, Stephen H.||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||2413||20||Henry Reid (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PALFREY, William||8 Queen Street, St. John's||4466||18||Mrs. A. Palfrey (p)||Barber||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OPHERY, Joseph||Port au Choix, St. Barbe District||3899||19||Allan Ophery (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BEER, John||50 Cookstown Road, St. John's||4687||18||John Beer (p)||Expressman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRADBURY, Samuel||165 Pleasant Street, St. John's||5829||18||Henry W. Bradbury (p)||Electrician||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MACPHERSON, Cluny||Queens Road, St. John's||0-8||Mrs. Cluny MacPherson (s)||Doctor||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|JACKMAN, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||854||23||Mrs. William Jackman||Coal trimmer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GRIEVE, Robert Cecil||24 Monkstown Road, St. John's||13||32||Beatrice Grieve (s)||Merchant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also contains attestation papers of service #3424, #3422 and #2807.|
|SMITH, Edward||Dildo, Trinity District||5221||21||Jacob Smith (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BLIDE - BLYDE, Philip H.||St. John's||1650||18||John Blide (p)||Harness maker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Blyde; see Regt. # 280 Michael John Blyde (brother).|
|CLOUTER, Arthur||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||6005||20||Elizabeth Clouter (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CURRAN, Frederick||235 Theatre Hill, St. John's||122||19||Thomas Curran (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|MOORE, Daniel Joseph||Avondale, Harbour Main District||741||19||Daniel Moore (p)||Farmer||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|HALL, Ewart||Carbonear, Carbonear District||4502||21||Alberta Hall (o)||Civil engineer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COMBDEN, George||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||5982||24||Lydia Combden (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Combdon.|
|LEE, Harry Nash||McCallum Harbour, Fortune District||1549||19||Caroline Lee (p)||Carpenter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LYONS, John Robert||Long Pond [Long Beach Pond], Harbour Grace District||4253||19||Esau Lyons (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TURNER, James||Topsail Road, St. John's||5250||18||Thomas Turner (p)||Operator||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ASPELL, John Thomas||St. John's||1175||19||Gerald Aspell (o)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARRETT, Arthur||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||5122||19||Noah Barrett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNY, Daniel||English Harbour, Trinity District||4921||20||Joseph Penny (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FIFIELD, Samuel||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3055||25||James Fifield (o)||Miner||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service. Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1351X.|
|HARE, George||Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom||2126||36||Mrs. Hare (s)||Musician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|BLANCHARD, Lewis||St. George, St. George District||4999||22||Helen Blanchard (p)||Carpenter||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HISCOCK, Lewis J.||Winterton, Trinity District||3992||24||Samuel Hiscock (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PLOUGHMAN, William||Port Rexton, Trinity District||5404||23||Delilah Ploughman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SEWARD, Thomas||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1266||22||Elizabeth Seward (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Includes photograph of his wife, Annie Norris of Ayr, Scotland.|
|OLIPHANT, John Joseph||St. John's||1701||18||George L. Oliphant (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEHOE, Lawrence||St. John's||1779||18||Michael Kehoe (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PITTMAN, Kenneth||83 Pleasant Street, St. John's||8036||31||Beatrice Pittman (p)||Machinist||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|NICHOLLE, John||164 Pleasant Street, St. John's||435||22||Thomas Nicholle (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|AGNEW, James||Peebles Street, Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom||2122||34||Mrs. Agnew (s)||Musician||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|PEDDLE, David||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||2194||23||Mrs. John Smith (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||radio|
|EVANS, William||Argentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||5851||19||Bridget Evans (p)||Mechanic||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 17|
|LAWRENCE, Robert||20 Carnell Street, St. John's||4618||22||George Lawrence (p)||Carpenter||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, Michael||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||5779||20||Thomas Martin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COOPER, William||Chapel Arm, Trinity District||3774||18||Robert Cooper (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CROCKER, Heber||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||2412||18||Samuel Crocker (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MILES, Walter Philip||Bonavista, Bonavista District||933||20||William Miles||Railroadman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FENNEMORE, William||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4581||21||Benjamin Fennemore (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|