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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|
|GREEN, Arthur||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5348||24||Phoebe Green (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STRONG, Leonard||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||5273||19||Noah Strong (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CHEATER, James||Grey Islands, White Bay, St. Barbe district||4566||22||James Cheater Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Chayter, Chaytor, Chater, Cheator|
|DURDLE, Ernest||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5882||20||Philip Durdle (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANDERSON, Israel||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1069||19||Joseph Anderson||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WARFORD, James||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1871||28||Jane Colbournes (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HEAD, Darius||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||6293||24||Aaron Head (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COBB, Hector||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||4038||21||George Cobb (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOSS, Edmond||Keels, Bonavista District||2500||18||Frederick Moss (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURRY, James||Greenspond, Bonavista District||5465||19||Oliver Burry (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Herbert||Horse Islands, St. Barbe District||4924||20||John Rideout (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HYNES, Frederick||Harbour Round, St. Barbe District||6017||21||Josephine Hynes (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GREEN, Bartlett||St. Jones Without, Trinity District||5363||21||Caleb Green (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MULLETT, Lewis||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||6239||20||Elizabeth Day (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MURRIN, Thomas||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4381||24||Thomas Murrin Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MINA - MAYNARD - MINER, William H.||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5496||21||Edward Mina (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name as soldier was illiterate and spelling was determined by attesting officer. See also John Miner, Regimental service # 4096, brother of William 1921 census shows William Henry Maynard, son of Edward, brother of John residing in Norris Point. A single reference for a Samuel Miner is found in the 1935 Census and a single reference for a Mary Mina is found in the Register of Vital Statistics for 1927.|
|FLANNIGAN, David||Roundabout, Burin District||3238||18||Gregory Flannigan (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||Yes||Saturday, May 4, 1918||POW Date: 1918|
|STEED, Leonard||Elliston, Trinity District||3895||18||Joseph Steed (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GUY, Herbert||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||5238||20||John Guy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CUMBY, Edward||Hopeall, Trinity District||4679||21||Leonard Cumby (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Comby. Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1778X.|
|LOCKE, Edwin J.||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3989||18||Philip Locke (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WAGG, Austin J.||Change Islands, Fogo District||1957||23||Thomas Wagg (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COOPER, Herbert George||La Scie, St. Barbe District||439||25||Clara Cooper (s)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Cooper transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|PEACH, Albert||Foxtrap, Harbour Main District||5838||19||John Peach (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CAINES, John||Great Jervais, Hermitage Bay, Fortune District||4974||19||John Caines (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, June 6, 1918|
|LEGGE, Kenneth||Gillesport, [Gales Port?], Twillingate District||2452||28||James Legge (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|GOOBY-GOOBIE, William||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||3393||18||John Gooby (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GARDNER, Theophilus||British Harbour, Trinity District||1580||20||Eugenie Gardner (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 11, 1916|
|LINEHAN, Daniel [David]||Johns Pond, Placentia-St. Marys District||1468||20||John Joseph Linehan (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Father writes that his name was Daniel but he was mistakenly called David by the Regiment|
|PAYNE, John||Winterhouse Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5650||18||Elijah Payne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MORTIMER, John||Victoria Village, Carbonear District||4653||21||Susie Mortimer (nee Collins) (s)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EARLES, Walter||Trinity, Trinity District||2555||18||Mark Earles (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PIKE, Felix||Flat Island, Bonavista District||4365||19||George Pike (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SPENCER, Frederick||Twillingate, Twillingate District||3626||19||Mark Spencer (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CHAFE, Samuel||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||5293||24||Daniel Chafe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURTON, Willis G.||Wards Harbour, Long Island, Twillingate District||3199||21||Joseph Burton Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 10, 1917|
|DRISCOLL, Kenneth||Clarenville, Trinity District||2380||23||Willis Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, April 25, 1919|
|FOLLETT, Albert||Grand Bank, Burin District||2920||19||William Follett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Saturday, April 14, 1917||POW Date: 1917 Possibly a POW as late as 1918, possibly killed in 1917.|
|DALLEY, Elijah||Twillingate, Twillingate District||5974||21||John Dalley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Bella [Bela]||Pools Island, Bonavista District||2020||20||Elizabeth Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|HORWOOD, Henry||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||3694||22||George Horwood (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, October 20, 1918||Killed 20 October, 1918.|
|BEST, William||Fogo, Fogo District||5300||23||Elijah Best (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FLIGHT, John||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||4509||19||James Flight (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PINSENT, Stanley Stewart||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||1589||20||James Pinsent (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|NEWHOOK, Reginald||Normans Cove, Trinity District||5120||23||Samuel Newhook (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REEVES, Clifford||St. Lawrence, Burin District||3239||18||John Reeves (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNY, John||Cannings Cove, Bonavista District||6178||25||James Penny (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Albert William||Change Island, Fogo District||5954||21||Benjamin Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HARRIS, Alex||Bristols Hope, Carbonear District||4690||18||James Harris (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NEILL, Edward||Frenchmans Cove, Burgeo- LaPoile District||5673||19||Peter Neill (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|