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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|
|KENNEDY, Samuel L.||St. John's||1301||27||Lizzie Janes (o)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NICHOLLS, Levi Mason||Stanley Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3283||19||Archibald Nicholls (p)||Sailor||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|COFIELD, Mark Francis||Allandale Road, St. John's||692||22||William Cofield (p)||Farmer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|DOODY, James David||Crowdy Street, Carbonear, Carbonear District||2651||23||Mrs. David Doody (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, February 4, 1918||Originally enlisted with Royal Naval Reserve 1624X|
|PEDDLE, Joseph J.||Lockston, Trinity District||4516||20||Hubert Peddle (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NASH, Thomas||22 Adelaide Street, St. John's||4399||18||Margaret Nash (p)||Assistant bookkeeper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|THOMAS, Charles Fred||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5681||22||Violet Jane Thomas (s)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|AVERY, William||Greenspond, Bonavista District||2861 - 8053||21||Eliza Avery (s)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No additional service records under Regimental # 2861. # 2862 on attestation form; # 2861 in service ledger; see service # 8053 for service file.|
|STRONG, Leonard||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||5273||19||Noah Strong (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|NOBLE, Albert John||No information||0-26||1917||No||No||Civilian appointment as honourary Lieutenant, liaison with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No attestation papers.|
|BUTT, Edward||Peters Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1623||19||James Butt (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|EVANS, Joseph Wellington||41 John Street, St. John's||181||26||Jethro Evans (p)||Fireman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HOLLETT, Frederick||Spencers Cove, Long Island, Placentia Bay||4984||22||Albert Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WARFORD, Arthur||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||3472||24||William Warford (p)||Fisherman||1917||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|
|COSTELLO, Richard||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||3072||18||Richard Costello (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested for short service|
|TIBBET - TIPPETT, Edward J.||Little Catalina, Trinity District||4214||19||Flora J. Tibbet (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Tibbet on attestation papers; Tibbet, Tibbett and Tippett used throughout file; family spelling is Tippett; CWGC has revised the name to Tippett|
|WATERFIELD, Joseph R.||St. John's||789||19||Annie Waterfield (s)||Tailor||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|HALL, Thomas||6 Murray Street, St. John's||8212||18||Frank Hall (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MELBOURNE, Samuel||Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5053||18||Robert Melbourne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WEIR, William H.||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||8444||23||Thomas Weir (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Joseph||St. John's||1383||20||Mary Noseworthy (p)||Tobacco maker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|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.|
|SHELLEY, Joseph||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||1263||20||Esau Shelley (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, February 13, 1920||Died 13 February, 1920.|
|THOMPSON, Lionel Hesilden||St. John's - Doncaster, England, United Kingdom||802||23||Daniel Thompson (p)||Draper||1914||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|FORD, John||Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4836||25||Mrs. Robert Ford (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STRATTON, William J.||Valleyfield, Bonavista District||3372||21||Mrs. James Burry (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 13, 1918|
|RYALL, Thomas J.||Colonial Building, Military Road, St. John's||8020||45||Margaret Ryall (p)||Carpenter||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GARDNER, Cyril||British Harbour, Trinity District||0-65 - 824||29||Arthur Gardner (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BURKE, James Joseph||St. John's||718||27||Michael Burke||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Hayward||No information||2858||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Service ledger notes he attested for home duty only.|
|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|
|BARRETT, Joseph||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||5090||19||Martha Barrett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STICKLAND, Ingram||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3791||21||Joshua Stickland (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918||Previously transcribed as Strickland|
|TUCKER, Timothy||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||5052||18||John Tucker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HICKEY, Richard A.||38 Flower Hill, St. John's||3225||18||Michael Hickey (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEWIS, Charles Victor||St. John's||3217||1916||Yes||No||Wednesday, September 24, 1919||Attestation papers not included. Enrolled with Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve 19 Aug. 1915. Enlisted with Newfoundland Regiment 9 Nov. 1916, transferred to NRNR 13 Nov. 1916. See also Regt. #1640 for additional information.|
|BRETT, Percy||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||3605||19||Ralph Brett (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|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|
|FIFIELD, Edwin William||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3475||18||Daniel Fifield (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEE, Benjamin||Grand Bank, Burin District||4082||18||Mrs. E.H. Lee (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No||See service record 1134.|
|FOLLETT, Roland MacKenzie||St. John's||1880||19||Silas Follett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MURRAY, Arthur||Adams Cove, Bay de Verde District||2108||18||Silas Murray (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PELLEY, Albert||Southwest Arm, Twillingate District||8103||21||Jobes Pelley (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BROWN, Pierce||Salvage, Bonavista District||3547||18||Mary Ann Pike (o)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DUCKETT, William||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4573||39||Sarah Duckett (nee Smith) (p)||Mechanic||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|RYALL, James A||11 Murray Street, St. John's||4481||21||Joseph Ryall (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|AYRE, Charles R||Circular Road, St. John's||0-150||31||F.W. Ayre (p)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|