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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|
|NEWMAN, James O.||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||1944||24||James Newman (p)||Teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GREENSLADE, Samuel||Long Pond, Harbour Main District||3289||19||Richard Greenslade (p)||Teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARSONS, Pierce||Cat Harbour [Lumsden], Fogo District||3425||21||Johnathan Parsons (p)||Teacher||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, August 18, 1917|
|INKPEN, Raymond||Great Burin, Burin District||5718||19||Joseph Inkpen (p)||Teacher||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COLLINS, Leo||Catalina, Trinity District||4637||18||Eli Collins (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COMBDEN, Walter||Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District||3909||28||Eliza Combden (p)||Teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNY, Garland||English Harbour, Trinity District||3438||20||Francis Penny (p)||Teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BROWN, George||Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District||5931||19||Hannah Mariah Brown (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, November 2, 1918||Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Albert George Brown.|
|FISHER, Hubert John||Bonavista, Bonavista District||2077||18||John Fisher (p)||Teacher||1916||Methodist - Salvation Army||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|BAGGS, George||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||3919||21||Moses Baggs (p)||Teacher||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GEAR, James Joseph||7 Flower Hill, St. John's||695||20||Agnes Fitzpatrick (p)||Teacher||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BARNES, Cyril||Topsail, Harbour Main District||4500||18||William H. Barnes (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOURNE, Harry||Pinchards Island, Bonavista District||4670||18||John Bourne (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAVERNER, Chester George||Little Bay, Twillingate District||3002||21||21||Teacher||1916||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Tavernor; signature is Taverner|
|HICKS, Henry George||Carmanville, Fogo District||0-72 - 833||27||Philip Hicks (p)||Teacher||1914||No||No|
|HEFFERTON, Samuel||Newtown, Bonavista District||4375||22||Jacob Hefferton (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FORTUNE, William||Crabbes, St. George District||4297||18||Isaac Fortune (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLOUTER, Thomas E.||Elliston, Trinity District||5014||23||Horatio Clouter (p)||Teacher||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HACKETT, Ignatius||Wards Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District||4718||22||Michael Hackett (p)||Teacher||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VAUGHAN, Francis Joseph||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||481||31||Henry (Harry) Vaughan (p)||Tanner||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, May 22, 1921|
|GILL, Ernest||1 Cochrane Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2655||18||Mrs. George Gill (p)||Tanner||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 24, 1918|
|NICHOLAS, William||Brazils Lane, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2729||20||William Nicholas (p)||Tanner||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NORRIS, William||Battery Road, St. John's||2860 , 2861 & 8046||18||Sarah Norris (m)||Tailor-Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also service number 8046 for attestation papers; Norris originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. #2861 on attestation form; # 2860 in service ledger; microfilmed as #2860.|
|NORRIS, William||Battery Road, St. John's||2860 , 2861 & 8046||18||Sarah Norris (m)||Tailor-Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See service number 8046 for attestation papers. Norris originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment. #2861 on attestation form; # 2860 in service ledger; microfilmed as #2860.|
|KERR, David Simpson||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2893||28||Mrs. John Kerr (p)||Tailor's cutter||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Charles Augustus||St. John's||990||19||Jennie Taylor||Tailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CUMMINGS, Arthur||St. John's||815||20||Charles Cummings (p)||Tailor||1914||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Saturday, April 14, 1917||POW date: 1917 See service #1482, Gideon Harland Lane, for further information relating to the circumstances of this soldier's death.|
|BUTLER, George||79 Pennywell Road, St. John's||457||21||Evelina Butler (s)||Tailor||1914||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BROWN, Patrick J.||Ferryland, Ferryland District||4965||22||Peter Brown (o)||Tailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOOLEY, Francis Joseph||St. John's||818||20||Francis Dooley (p)||Tailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAY, Walter V.||St. John's||1660||18||Ernest Day (p)||Tailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MORRISSEY, John Joseph||45 Parade Street, St. John's||689||20||Peter Morrissey (p)||Tailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MEADUS, Allan||St. John's||1012||19||Susanna Meadus (p)||Tailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|AYLWARD, John Joseph||St. John's||1107||28||Anastasia Aylward (o)||Tailor||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PIKE, Manuel Edward||St. Lawrence, Burin District||2666||18||Mrs. Lewis Pike (p)||Tailor||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|COOK, William||Forest Road, St. John's||553||19||Tasker Cook (p)||Tailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 26, 1918|
|NICOL, Rex Emmanuel||St. John's||1740||15||Charles M. Nichol||Tailor||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15 Variant spelling of name - Nichol.|
|PEET, Thomas Arthur||St. John's||1042||28||J.B. Peet (p)||Tailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|LARKIN, Michael||71 Queens Road, St. John's||2408||18||Jack Larkin (p)||Tailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STRANG, John Jocelyn||193 Water Street, St. John's||0-131 - 2897||26||Mrs. E.A. Strang (p)||Tailor||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|RYAN, Samuel Patrick||St. John's||884||19||Mr. And Mrs. Ryan (p)||Tailor||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCLEAN, Duncan James||Torridon, Rosshire, Scotland, United Kingdom||2892||26||Mrs. Duncan McLean (o)||Tailor||1916||Presbyterian||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|COSTELLO, William Patrick||St. John's||1142||28||Mrs. William P. Costello (p)||Tailor||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|FILLEUL, Clarence John||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2831||21||Philip Filleul (p)||Tailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KENNEDY, Edward Joseph||6 Joy Square, St. John's||2758||19||Edward Kennedy (p)||Tailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DEVEREAUX, John William||Ferryland, Ferryland District||3152||19||Michael Devereaux (p)||Tailor||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, September 7, 1918|
|OLIVER, Walter||6 Kings Road, St. John's||681||21||George Oliver (p)||Tailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WATERFIELD, Joseph R.||St. John's||789||19||Annie Waterfield (s)||Tailor||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|STONE, Henry Skinner||17 Dicks Square, St. John's||361||29||Hannah Stone (s)||Tailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCNAUGHTON, John||St. John's / Blair Drummond, Scotland, United Kingdom||1302||19||Mr. McNaughton (p)||Tailor||1915||Presbyterian||No||No|