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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|
|CRANE, Nathaniel||142 Water Street, St. John's||363||18||Nathaniel and Mary Esther Crane (p)||Watchmaker||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||I|
|COLE, James||Lower Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||5884||23||Alfred Cole (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MILLEY, Albert||Exploits, Twillingate District||3746||18||Richard Milley (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|REES, Wallace||Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2773||19||Solomon Rees (p)||Machinist||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ATKINS, Clementine||Manuels, Harbour Main District||8486||27||William Atkins (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMITH, Walter John||St. John's||478||30||John Smith (p)||Woodsman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|CORBETT, Francis||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||5832||19||Joseph Corbett (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARDY, Charles||Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||6153||26||Charles Pardy (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NICHOLS, Campbell Whittycombe||Seamans Institute, St. John's - Deer Lake, St. George District||810||19||John Nichols (p)||Labourer||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, July 16, 1916||Discrepancy in name: documents state Whittycombe; signature is Whycombe.|
|WYATT, William||50 Charlton Street, St. John's||8185||47||Martha Wyatt (s)||Blacksmith and millman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PEDDLE, Thomas||Old Shop, Trinity District||5405||19||John Peddle (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ENGLAND, George||28 Spencer Street, St. John's||3561||18||David England (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRODERICK, Michael||St. John's||808||22||Patrick Broderick (p)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, July 3, 1916|
|MADDIGAN, Michael||1 Dammerills Lane, St. John's||47||19||Michael Maddigan (p)||Seaman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FORSEY, Curtis||Grand Bank, Burin District||3828||21||William Forsey (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HARVEY, Leslie||Boswarlos, Port au Port, St. George District||1497||24||Jemima Harvey (p)||Miner||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|STRONG, Saul||Fortune, Burin District||3564||18||John Strong (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|COADY, Andrew||St. John's||775 - 8096||19||Richard Coady (o)||Labourer||1914||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917|
|HUSSEY, John||St. John's||1646||23||John Hussey (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOLLETT, Alfred||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2445||20||Wilson Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GEORGE, Pleamon||Whiteway, Trinity District||1969||26||Ananias George (p)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JOHNSTON - JOHNSON, William||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||4881||21||Thomas Johnston (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Signature completed as Johnston on attestation; Johnson on later documents.|
|WEIR, Victor||Little Bay Island, Twillingate District||5481||19||Theophilus Weir (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COSTELLO, William Patrick||St. John's||1142||28||Mrs. William P. Costello (p)||Tailor||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MOORES, Archibald||Baie Verte, St. Barbe District||8218||19||William J. Moores (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MELVILLE, Charles Andrews||54 Burlington Road, Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom||0-272 - 759||25||David Melville (p)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|HAWKER, Walter Clarke||Carbonear, Carbonear District||0-265 - 1843||19||Manoah Hawker (p)||Bank clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Roland||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||4497||18||Nathaniel Noseworthy (p)||Fisherman||1918||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|
|ROWE, Henry||Trinity, Trinity District||3641||19||Edward George Rowe (p)||Steward||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANSTEY, Alfred||Back Harbour, Twillingate District||3182||22||James Anstey (p)||Sail making||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HANCOCK, Albert||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1853||18||William Hancock (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, March 10, 1918|
|FORBES-ROBERTSON, James||No information||0-2||No||No||Attached as 2nd in Command July 1916 - Aug. 1917|
|LOVELESS, George||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||5473||18||Lizzie Loveless (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EASTMAN, Willis||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3155||18||Joseph Eastman (p)||Mill man||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|CLARKE, Thomas||Goulds, St. John's West district / Ferryland, Ferryland district||3311||18||John Clarke (p)||Fisherman-Farmer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, September 28, 1917||Community is recorded as two different locations|
|MCDONALD, Ralph||St. George, St. George District||1431||19||William Sheppard (p)||Furrier||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLLIER, Charles||St. Albans, Fortune District||6220||22||Thomas Collier (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||See also service #6229, Lawrence Collier. Enlisted as Charley Collier.|
|BURKE, Leonard Patrick||126 Military Road, St. John's||2759||22||Patrick J. Burke (p)||Druggist||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOREY, Lemuel||Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District||1967||20||John Morey (p)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SEYMOUR, George||Botwood, Twillingate District||6172||25||Elizabeth Budgell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Sunday, October 27, 1918|
|CHURCHILL, James||Portugal Cove [district unknown]||8346||30||Johnathan Churchill (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RENDELL, Frederick George A.||73 Military Road, St. John's||0-32||Mrs. F.J.W. Rendell (p)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|CAMPBELL, Duncan||Cape St. George, St. George District||4219||23||John Campbell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITE, Dawe||Green Bay, Trinity District||3687||22||Flora White (o)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, Bertram Field||St. John's||1781||18||Alfred Brown (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KNOX, William||11 Feild Street, St. John's||4611||18||William Knox (p)||Engineer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRIDGER, Willis||Southwest Arm, Twillingate District||5542||23||Richard Bridger (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JANES, William Joseph||Smith Sound, Trinity District||3223||20||Ambrose Janes (p)||Paper maker||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Eli||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2119||18||Charles Abbott (p)||Coal trimmer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917||Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Eli Charles Abbott.|