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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|
|MOULTON, Augustus P.||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5061||18||Joseph Moulton (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|QUIRK, James||Riverhead, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1298||23||Mary Quirk (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GARLAND, John||Victoria Village, Carbonear District||4341||18||John Garland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRIEN, James||Manuels, Harbour Main District||8485||33||Mary Brien (s)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Signature is Brien on enlistment; O'Brien on discharge .|
|MILLEY, Jacob||Burnt Point, Bay de Verde District||4762||23||Edward Milley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BARRETT, Roland||Blaketown, Trinity District||3480||22||Mary Barrett (p)||Railroading||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANTLE, William||18 Bell Street, St. John's||4660||21||William Antle (p)||Upholsterer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|KIELLY, William Joseph||Petty Harbour, St. John's West district||2485||18||Nora Kielly (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POPE, Walter||Pools Island, Bonavista District||5259||22||Frederick Pope (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNOW, William Joshua||54 Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||686||26||Charles Snow (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAWE, Isaac||Rattling Brook, Twillingate District||5538||23||Johnathan Dawe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FRENCH, Nathan||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2373||19||Thomas French (p)||Scholar||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, William||40 Carters Hill, St. John's||4146||23||John Murphy (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SKINNER, James||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2645||27||Mary Jane Skinner (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTLER, Anthony||Brents Cove, St. Barbe District||4111||27||Mary Butler (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOSSE, Nathan||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1421||25||Esau Gosse (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|COISH, William James||St. John's||1048||23||Mrs. John Dean (p)||Mason||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GREEN, Ralph||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5232||24||Simon Green (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DYKE, Joseph||Salvage Bay, Bonavista District||5468||23||Henry Dyke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOONE, Phineas||Burnt Arm, Twillingate District||2720||18||Frederick Boone (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MAHER, Edward||St. John's||1105||19||Cecelia Maher (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURCELL, Richard Baxter||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||1582||21||Dorcas Murcell (p)||Student||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BAIRD, John||Cuddihy Street, St. John's||5029||20||Michael Baird (p)||Chauffeur||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ABBOTT, William||Summerville, Bonavista District||4732||20||Job Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAYSE, Pierce||Tilton Harbour, Twillingate District||8382||46||Ellen Dwyer (o)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOXLEY, John Charles||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3420||22||Edwin Moxley (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GRAHAM, Ian Dick||3 Brazils Square, St. John's||2026||18||Alexander Graham (p)||Roadman||1915||Methodist - Presbyterian||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|LILLY, Paul U.||Exploits, Twillingate District||1323||25||Mary Lilly (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Ulysis as second name: information from family member|
|COX, Chesley||Goulds, St. John's West District||4192||20||Ida Cox (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SWEETAPPLE, Stephen||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||3588||20||John Sweetapple (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SMITH, Edward||Chapels Arm, Trinity District||6010||21||William Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PYNN, Wilson||Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District||5527||24||John Pynn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|TIBBO, George||Doctors Harbour, Fortune District||6052||20||William Tibbo (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOWELL, Ambrose||Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District||3813||28||Naomi (Job) Howell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LOVELESS, Herbert J.||Greenspond, Bonavista District||4387||18||Edwin Loveless (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Henry James (Harry)||379 (369) South Side Road, St. John's||1215||25||Jane Saunders (p); Agnes Saunders (s)||Truckman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918; changed next of kin from mother to wife.|
|JOHNSON, Thomas||Little Catalina, Trinity District||4776||18||George Johnson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BURSELL, Sydney||109 Freshwater Road, St. John's||6195||36||Lucy Bursell (s)||Carpenter||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GABRIEL, Roland||Fleming Street, St. John's||8500||20||Herbert Gabriel (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Henry Thomas||Change Islands, Fogo District||5687||22||Frank Saunders (o)||Carpenter||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HANHAM, James Ed||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2308||24||Jacob Hanham (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURSEY, Arch||Gambo, Bonavista District||2290||22||John Bursey (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||Also contains 1918 attestation for Forestry Companies.|
|GALE, Neil||West Bay, Port au Port, St. George District||8295||18||Elinor Gale (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|PROSPER, John||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||4907||20||William Prosper (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WOOLFREY, Wilfred J.||Lewisport, Twillingate District||3880||23||William Woolfrey (p)||Cook||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RENOUF, Anthony||St. John's||1090||21||Mary Renouf (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WADDLETON, Alphonsus||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4681||26||James Waddleton (p)||Railroad worker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JORDAN, Felix||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||3335||19||Joseph Jordan (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PIERCEY, William||New Perlican, Trinity District||5692||20||Joseph Piercey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TULK, Dorman||Carmanville, Fogo District||4013||21||Abraham Tulk (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|