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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|
|BUTLER, Alfred Francis||Hodges Cove, Random, Trinity District||460||23||Rev. W.A. Butler (o)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|WILSON, Alfred M.||Jubilee Cottage, Forest Road, St. John's||3755||25||Rev. James Wilson (p)||Draper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CALDWELL, Edward Charles||Brigus, Port de Grave District||636||19||Rev. Edward K.H. Caldwell (p)||Student||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Includes correspondence concerning # 270 William W. Bartlett and William J. Freake.|
|LENCH, James R.||Bonavista. Bonavista District||3862||20||Rev. Charles Lench (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Theodore||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5083||24||Reuben Squires (p)||Surveyor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SOMERTON, Stephen||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4556||18||Reuben Somerton (p)||Machinist||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, Matthew||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3978||20||Reuben Smith (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMALL, Fred||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4035||19||Reuben Small (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SIMMS, Beattie||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4292||18||Reuben Simms (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Recorded only as Beattie Simms in service file; birth name is Alfred Beattie (Beatty) Simms|
|REES, Maxwell||Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District||4332||19||Reuben Rees (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Jeremiah||Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Marys'||5923||20||Reuben Peddle (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARK, Edmund||McIvers Cove, St. George District||3653||19||Reuben Park (p)||Teamster||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOFTALL, William Robert||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||1357||19||Reuben Noftall (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|NOFTALL, Chesley||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||1032||19||Reuben Noftall||Labourer||1915||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Chesley seemed to have enlisted under the name of Moftall; however, he listed his next of kin as Noftall. All the official paperwork was generated under the name Moftall. This may have been a spelling error by the enlisting officer, a possible name change by the soldier, etc.|
|IVANY, Bertram||Shoal Harbour, Trinity District||4129||19||Reuben Ivany (p)||Fireman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HYNES, Isaac||Fox Island River, Port au Port, St. George District||4772||22||Reuben Hynes (p)||Trapper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HIGGINS, John||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||5438||21||Reuben Higgins (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1398X|
|GOODWIN, Stephen||New Melbourne, Trinity District||3707||21||Reuben Goodwin (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|GEORGE, Abraham||Winterton, Trinity District||5359||21||Reuben George (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ELLIS, Ambrose||Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||3809||27||Reuben Ellis (o)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, April 14, 1918|
|DAY, Nehemiah||Champneys, Trinity District||3470||23||Reuben Day (o)||Fisherman||1917||No||No|
|CHURCHILL, Herbert||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||3682||19||Reuben Churchill (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CHAPPLE, Cecil||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||5516||19||Reuben Chapple (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BUTLER, Henry Albert||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||0-199 - 325||23||Reuben Butler (p)||Student||1914||No||No|
|BUTCHER, Alexander Thomas||Mussel Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District||2363||27||Reuben Butcher (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Boutcher, Butcher, Boucher: brothers William, John and Alexander each have varied spellings in file.|
|BURSEY, Frederick John||Clarenville, Trinity District||1348||21||Reuben Bursey (p)||Railroader||1915||Methodist||No||No||Contains a letter from Reuben Bursey about the death of his son (unidentified), and also from Mrs. Bursey about sending parcels to POWs. These letters likely refer to # 2381 Goliath Bursey, brother of Frederick John Bursey.|
|BURSEY, Goliath||Clarenville, Trinity District||2381||19||Reuben Bursey (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, November 30, 1917||Related documents misfiled with Regt. # 1348 Frederick John Bursey, brother of Reuben.|
|BOUTCHER, William||Mussel Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District||5944||21||Reuben Boutcher (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Boutcher, Butcher, Boucher: brothers William, John and Alexander each have varied spellings in file.|
|BOUTCHER, John W.||Mussel Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District||5940||24||Reuben Boutcher (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 12, 1918||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Boutcher, Butcher, Boucher: brothers William, John and Alexander each have varied spellings in file ; Died at sea enroute to UK.|
|THOMPSON, Leonard E.||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||8134||52||Rebekah Thompson (p)||Lumberman and mill man||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|TILLEY, Harry||4 Duckworth Street, St. John's||4531||22||Rebecca Tilley (p)||Surveyor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - On attestation paper, Harry is written at top of form and Henry in three other points, signature and all other documents state Harry.|
|PENNEY, William||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||4923||26||Rebecca Penney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Penny|
|ENGLAND, Frederick James||St. John's||1127||19||Rebecca England||Brakeman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LAWRENCE, William George||Garnish, Fortune District||1717||21||Rebecca (Lawrence) Anstey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, September 28, 1917|
|BRETT, Percy||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||3605||19||Ralph Brett (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|THOMPSON, James J.||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||8135||57||Rachel Thompson (s)||Lumberman and mill man||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|REVELLOW, Adolph||Mainland, St. George District||8491||48||Rachel Revellow (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Previously transcribed as Revellon.|
|PIERCEY, Henry Martin||Winterton, Trinity District||4239||23||Rachel Piercey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WHITE, Harold||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5198||26||Rachel Little (p)||Brakeman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GRAY, Marshall||Cat Harbour [Lumsden], Fogo District||4049||24||Rachel Hopkins (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GEARY, Alexander||55 Cabot Street, St. John's||8054||28||Rachel Geary (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BRADBURY, Malcolm||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1188||22||Rachel Bradbury (p)||Telegraph Operator||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HEAD, Dorman||Gander Bay, Fogo District||8493||26||Rachel (Gillingham) Head (p)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|YOUNG, George||Bank Head Bay, St. George District||4880||21||Rachael Young (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PILGRIM, Lewis||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||3130||21||Rachael Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||Will is with service # 1850|
|MURPHY, Brendon||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||4981||22||Rachael Murphy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|INGRAHAM, Fred||Hunts Island, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5192||22||Rachael Ingraham (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Ingram.|
|HALIDAY, Abel||Smith Sound, Brittania Cove, Trinity District||1885||22||Rachael Haliday (p)||Engineer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Variant spelling of name - Halliday|
|GRIFFIN, John M.||32 Goodview Street, St. John's||8040||39||Rachael Griffin (s)||Shoemaker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, Charles William||Ragged Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||728||22||Rachael Emberley Brown (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|