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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|
|ROBERTS, Frank||Wild Bight, Twillingate District||2522||18||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, March 14, 1918|
|MOULTON, Herbert||Burin, Burin District||2899||23||Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Moulton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|AVERY, Hezekiah||Deep Bight, Random, Trinity District||5140||25||William Avery (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, June 15, 1918|
|HILLIER, Amos George||Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District||8418||41||Freddie Hillier (o)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WICKS, Garfield||Pools Island, Bonavista District||6145||22||George Wicks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ST. CROIX, Edward||Point La Haye, Placentia-St. Marys District||6281||24||John St. Croix (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PERRY, Reuben Oliver||River of Ponds, Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||3118||19||John Henry (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 24, 1917|
|BOWDRIDGE, William George||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2884||18||Thomas Bowdridge (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Ronald J.||Cape Cove, Fogo District||3433||18||Allen Saunders (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURDEN, Richard||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||2761||24||Henry W. Burden (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SAMPSON, William||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3167||23||Susanna Downer (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FOWLER, Francis||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4773||19||Francis Fowlow (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Signature is Fowler; forms were completed as Fowlow.|
|BISHOP, William||Salmonier, St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5900||22||Maggie Bishop (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROLLS, Walter||Portland, Bonavista District||1494||26||Mary Jane Rolls (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|COADY, Martin||Marystown, Burin District||6046||24||Teresa Coady (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MERCER, Charles||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5114||18||John Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POND, Anuel||Fosters Point, Trinity Bay||3870||20||John Pond (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNOW, Robert||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||2565||19||Thomas Snow (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLLINS, Ronald||Middle Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4840||20||Mrs. John Collins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HYNES, Lemuel Edward||Seamans Institute - Indian Island, Fogo District||806||26||Richard Hynes (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|CLARKE, Eleazer||Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||4692||20||Thomas Clarke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JOHNSON, Augustus||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||6016||19||James Johnson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Variant spelling of name - recruit's signature is Johnson; forms were completed as Johnston; 1921 census lists two families of Johnson in St. Anthony.|
|SPURRELL, Richard||Hearts Ease, Random, Trinity District||1745||20||Moses Spurrell (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 4, 1917|
|DINNEY, Roland||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||4492||23||John Dinney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|STANFIELD, Samuel||Loon Cove, Bonavista District||5126||23||Robert Stanfield (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||On three separate documents, the community name appears differently: once as Loo Cove, then Look Cove and also Loon Cove.|
|HYNES, Hubert||Port au Port, St. George District||4877||19||Lawrence Hynes (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANTLE, Peter||Turks Cove, Trinity district||5604||21||Philip Antle (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also contains four documents relating to Service # 663 John Antle.|
|CHAFE, Peter||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||6338||21||Mary Ann Chafe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JESSO, Leo Francis||Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1812||19||Joseph Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEWLETT, Raymond||Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||5501||20||Debra Hewlett (s)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BEECHAM, Joseph||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||4629||18||Nathaniel Beecham (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMALL, Percy||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4033||18||Jabez Small (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HOPKINS, Allan||Twillingate, Twillingate District||3592||20||Henry Hopkins (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WELLS, Parmenas||Change Islands, Fogo District||5956||21||Eli Wells (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|RICE, Arthur||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||5279||19||Patrick Rice (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTT, Edward||Peters Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1623||19||James Butt (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|ELLIS, George||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5225||22||Elizabeth Ellis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|REEVES, George||St. Lawrence, Burin District||2279||19||Giles Reeves (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRAKE, Alphonsus Joseph||Marystown, Burin District||1762||20||Julia Ann Martin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BALL, Matthias||Exploits, Twillingate District||2814||20||John Ball (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Monday, March 31, 1919||POW Date: 1917|
|GILLAM, Joseph Michael||Middle Barachois, Jeffreys Crossing, St. George District||2940||18||Georege Gillam (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MEANEY, Basil||Caplin Bay, Fogo District||8352||19||Thomas Meaney (p)||Fisherman||1917||Attestation papers not included.||No||No|
|PYE, Hayward||Cape Charles, Labrador||5549||20||Albert Pye (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WINSOR, Hedley G.||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||5066||21||Joseph Winsor (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HUNT, Matthew||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||4083||21||Frederick Hunt (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JAMES, Albert William||Rencontre, Fortune District||6322||29||Augustus James (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MEEHAN, Bernard||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||1760||19||Liza (Meehan) Martin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Previously noted as POW; missing 19 Oct. 1916; presumed dead 9 May 1917|
|FORD, John||Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4836||25||Mrs. Robert Ford (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Arthur Perry||Salvage Bay, Bonavista District||5537||20||George W. Squires (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURTON, Charles||Twillingate, Twillingate District||5966||25||Levi Burton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, October 11, 1918|