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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|
|WARFORD, Arthur||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||3472||24||William Warford (p)||Fisherman||1917||No||No|
|CAREW, James||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||4601||21||Richard Carew (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COSTELLO, Richard||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||3072||18||Richard Costello (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested for short service|
|SHEPPARD, Leonard||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1420||23||Eliza Jane Sheppard (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MELBOURNE, Samuel||Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5053||18||Robert Melbourne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, Donald N.||Cupids, Port de Grave District||2546||19||William Smith (p)||Station agent||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|NOSEWORTHY, Joseph||St. John's||1383||20||Mary Noseworthy (p)||Tobacco maker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NASH, Patrick||22 Adelaide Street, St. John's||5019||20||Margaret Nash (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WARFORD, Azariah||South West Arm, Point Leamington, Twillingate District||8077||22||William R. Warford (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HOULAHAN, James Patrick||Cape St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||500||26||Patrick M. Houlihan (p)||1914||No||No||Discrepancy in name: documents state both Houlahan and Houlihan|
|STEED, Solomon||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||2941 - 8157||18||Albert Steed (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||No overseas service, released from Newfoundland Regiment 1916; Enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917; complete file is under # 2941.|
|SAMSON, Absalom||Flat Island, Bonavista District||5205||22||Samuel Samson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANDERSON, John H||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6328||19||John Anderson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KELLY, Edward||Wickford Street, St. John's||4072||18||Michael Kelly (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURKE, James Joseph||St. John's||718||27||Michael Burke||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|KING, Robert||Port Rexton, Trinity District||4736||18||William King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROSE, Joshua||14 Franklin Avenue, St. John's||8436||43||Harriett Rose (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|ROGERS, James||40 Breen Street, St. John's||4194||18||Edward Rogers (p)||Shell maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MATHIAS, T.G.||No information||0-245||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from Welsh Regiment|
|DOBBIN, John||Tickles, Placentia-St. Marys District||2692||24||Francis Dobbin (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HICKEY, Richard A.||38 Flower Hill, St. John's||3225||18||Michael Hickey (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JONES, Piercey||Brigus, Port de Grave District||5128||23||William Jones (p)||Boiler maker||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BRETT, Percy||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||3605||19||Ralph Brett (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TUCKER, Michael||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||1607||21||Mary Tucker (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEVIGNE, Frank||216 New Gower Street, St. John's||2075||26||Mildred Levigne (p)||Cotton wheeler||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name - attested as Levigne; in CWGC as Lavigne. I.|
|UPWARD, William||Harry's Harbour, Notre Dame Bay, St. Barbe District||3222||22||John Thomas Upward (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||See also service #2283|
|TEMPLEMAN, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5883||23||Selina Templeman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MURRAY, Arthur||Adams Cove, Bay de Verde District||2108||18||Silas Murray (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, Pierce||Salvage, Bonavista District||3547||18||Mary Ann Pike (o)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLARKE, Selby||Whitbourne, Trinity District||239||22||James Clarke (p)||Carpenter||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHIFFEN, Joseph||Baileys Cove, Bonavista District||5898||23||Elias Whiffen (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RYALL, James A||11 Murray Street, St. John's||4481||21||Joseph Ryall (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEFFERTON, Samuel||Newtown, Bonavista District||4375||22||Jacob Hefferton (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JESSO, Edward||Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1808||21||Joseph Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Includes photograph of his wife, Joanne Jesso, of Winchester.|
|MURPHY, Leo Charles.||77 Prescott Street, St. John's||0-35 - 1384||25||Mrs. Josephine Murphy (p)||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Essay “Arras!” located in file of Regt. # 0-168 seems to have been written by Murphy.|
|MARTIN, John||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||5778||25||Patrick Martin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOORE, William||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2987||20||John Moore (p)||Painter||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BEMISTER, Job Knee||235 Water Street, St. John's||0-299 - 1116||22||Charlotte Bemister (p)||Chauffeur||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MILLER, John||36 Mullock Street, St. John's||2841||30||Charles Miller (p)||Draper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917|
|JACOB, Esau||Curling, St. George District||3758||27||Sadie Eude (p)||Baker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REID, Fred William||St. John's||928||20||William Reid (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, John||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||5467||25||Robert Saunders (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARSONS, Hayward||Southside, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||5044||22||Arthur Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HAPGOOD, George||Flat Island, Bonavista District||3807||18||Abraham Hapgood (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BRAKE, Daniel||Spanish Room, Burin District||6061||19||John Brake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JONES, Elihu M.||Exploits, Twillingate District||8082||22||Herbert H. Jones (o)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|COLES, Charles||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2166||18||Mrs. Annie Coles (p)||Mason's helper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MORRIS, Willis H.||Robinsons, St. George District||4265||18||Joseph Morris (p)||Clerk||1917||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|
|WALSH, Albert||Battery Road, St. John's||N/A||16||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)|