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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|
|JAMES/JANES, Frederick||St. John's||1275||22||Bertha James (m)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Entered as Janes in CWGC, N.|
|SHEEHAN, John Joseph||5 Howe Place, St. John's - 2 Hunts Lane, St. John's||35||23||Edward Sheehan (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, December 27, 1917||I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel; Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|COUGHLAN, Louis||St. John's||2256||21||James Coughlan (p)||Train dispatcher||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|FAIRWEATHER, S.D.||n/a||Medical officer||No||No||Attached to Regiment from RAMC; no service number or file; information from ledger.|
|MERCER, Albert||Bell Island, St. John's East District||264||20||Edith Mercer (p)||Miner||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|AYERS, George F.||Point Crewe, Lamaline, Burin District||3658||23||Philip Ayers (p)||Fisherman||1917||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.|
|NOSEWORTHY, Vincent||Manuels, Harbour Main District||201||24||Thomas Noseworthy (o)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.|
|VIGUERS, Clifford||Bay Bulls Road, St. John's West District||8472||18||William Viguers (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included; variant spelling of name: Viquers.|
|BILLARD, Victor Llewelyn||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2494||18||William Billard (p)||Telegraph operator||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variation in name: Billiard|
|HOUSE, Thomas||Harbour le Gallais, Bay D' Espoir, Hermatage Bay||6205||22||Henry House (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VAVASOUR, Charles Joseph||St. John's||873||22||Hugh Vavasour (p)||Salesman||1915||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.|
|CRITCH, Albert||Cavendish, Trinity District||2230||19||William Critch (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|KING, George||New Bonaventure, Trinity District||6262||20||Harriett King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURKE, Martin||St. John's||1007||20||Patrick Burke (o)||Labourer||1915||No||No|
|WHITE, James||Catalina, Trinity District||4079||22||Sarah Jane (William) Manuel (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COOPER, Albert John||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3771||22||Alfred Cooper (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Albert Cooper; John Cooper; G. Cooper; Herbert Cooper.|
|MUGFORD, James||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||4944||20||George Mugford (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GEORGE, Abraham||Winterton, Trinity District||5359||21||Reuben George (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FIELD, Larry||4 Dalys Lane, St. John's||153||20||John F. Field (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|STICKLAND, Philip||Pass Island, Fortune District||2744||27||Margaret Stickland (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Strickland.|
|DOBBIN, Bernard John||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||8244||20||Denis Dobbin (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MICHELIN, Robert||Traverspine River, Grand River, Labrador||1730||25||Joseph Michelin (p)||Trapper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ALLEN, Wilfred Thomas||St. John's||263||28||Mrs. Clarke (o)||Miner||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TRESISE, Cyril Henry||Cornwall, England, United Kingdom||904||24||Dora Tresise (p)||Salesman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BRIEN, John Thomas||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||5756||21||Anne Brien (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SPRY, Martin||39 Casey Street, St. John's||4392||18||Edward Spry (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DILLON, John||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5553||20||Mary Dillon (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOSS, Edmond||Keels, Bonavista District||2500||18||Frederick Moss (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Thomas M.||47 Fleming Street, St. John's||1921||21||Henry C. Taylor (p)||Wheelwright||1915||Methodist - Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|HEAD, Louis||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||743||20||John Head (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No|
|CHAFE, Archibald H.||Goulds St. John's West District||8408||22||Alfred Chafe (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARSONS, Louis||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3256||24||William Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KENT, William||34 Spencer Street, St. John's||8413||32||Elizabeth Kent (s)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, Thomas||Downing Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2613||18||Philip Brown (p)||Shoe factory worker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHEELER, James||St. John's||1432||23||Agnes Wheeler (p)||Coal miner||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 21, 1916|
|FREEBAIRN, Charles A.||Ferryland, Ferryland District||2811||19||Dr. Robert Freebairn (p)||1916||No||No||File missing.|
|DOWNEY, Michael||St. John's||862||34||Mrs. Michael Downey (s)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LANNON, John Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2805||18||Patrick Lannon (p)||Mine engine driver||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEFFORD, John||New Harbour, Trinity District||1575||21||William Hefford (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, Eric Shannon||274 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||616||22||Alfred Martin (p)||Engineer||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|METCALFE, Albert Edward||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||256||28||Martin Metcalfe (p)||Miner||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|BEAZLEY, John Samuel||Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||1742||19||William Beazley (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, Andrew||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||8479||42||Agnes Martin (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWER, Peter||Cupids, Port de Grave District||1077||21||Mary Ann Power (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONNORS, James Patrick||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||209||21||Patrick Connors (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|DIAMOND, Frederick William||Flat Island, Burin District||2332||18||John Diamond (p)||Fisherman||1916||Presbyterian||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|FELIX, Henry||Felix Cove, St. George District||4371||22||Hamiel Felix (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, Albert||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||4426||18||Abram Parsons (p)||Student||1918||Methodist||No||No|