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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|
|ELLIS, William||14 Gear Street, St. John's||4237||18||Joseph Ellis (p)||Printer||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16|
|WALSH, Stanley John||St. John's - New York, USA||1102||18||Margaret Walsh (p)||Presser||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENDALL/BENDELL, Freeman||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||3187||18||Mrs. Selina Bendell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TILLEY, Samuel||Sandy Point, St. George District||3147||18||Abram Tilley (p)||Fireman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TILLEY, Frank||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||8299||18||Henry Tilley (p)||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|PAUL, Robert||Burin Bay, Burin District||4087||18||Albert Paul (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|VALLIS, Stanley||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3114||18||Richard Vallis (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHATER, William||Botwood, Twillingate District||2379||18||Bernard Chater (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Variant spelling of name - Chayter, Chaytor, Chater, Cheator|
|WAGG, Albert F.||Stepaside, Burin District||3270||18||Alma Wagg (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|SKINNER, Benjamin||Richards Harbour, Hermitage Bay, Fortune District||3502||18||John William Skinner (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KNOWLING, William A.||Little River, Codroy Valley, St. George District||1693||18||George Knowling (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|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.|
|SIMMS, Herbert||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||5606||18||Charles Simms (p)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RUSSELL, John||St. John's||917||18||Edward Russell (p)||Confectioner||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BUGDEN, Heber||Petley, Trinity District||4792||18||Benjamin Bugden (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOORE, Victor R.||Dildo, Trinity District||8357||18||Victor Moore (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||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.|
|GEORGE, Ernest||New Harbour, Trinity District||3966||18||Thomas George (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STAGG, Alexander||Birchy Cove, Bonavista District||4312||18||Joseph Stagg (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|LAKE, Frederick A.||20 Pleasant Street, St. John's||2532||18||Henry Lake (p)||Rope maker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOYD, Alphonso||Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District||2745||18||Edward Boyd (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|PYE, Walter||Cape Charles, Labrador||2254||18||Ephraem Pye (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PITTMAN, Roderick||Lamaline, Burin District||6216||18||William Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HANDCOCK, Lewis||Salvage, Bonavista District||3546||18||William Handcock (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Wednesday, July 10, 1918||POW Date: 1918 Variant spelling of name - Hancock|
|MCDONALD, Alex||31 Breen Street, St. John's||4231||18||James McDonald (p)||Machinist||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HART, Ralph||Champneys East, Trinity District||8102||18||Mr. And Mrs. Albert Hart (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Solomon||Pools Island, Bonavista District||4818||18||Adam Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CUNNINGHAM, John||9 Job Street, St. John's||4060||18||John Cunningham (p)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CROUCHER, James E.||Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District||2711||18||Thomas Croucher (p)||Assistant engineer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|MINER, John||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||4096||18||Edward Miner (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also William H. MINA - MAYNARD - MINER, Regimental service # 5596, brother of John|
|LUNDRIGAN, William James||Blaketown, Trinity District||4696||18||Archibald Lundrigan (p)||Mechanic||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|BENOIT, Laurence||Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District||8255||18||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MORAN, William||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||3555||18||James Moran (p)||Expressman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTIN, James Joseph||8 Sebastian Street, St. John's||2352||18||James Martin (p)||Teamster||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|ST. CROIX, William||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||4400||18||Edward St. Croix (p)||Expressman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FOWLOW, Hazel||Trinity East, Trinity District||3731||18||Richard Fowlow (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FLEMING, John A.||Spillars Cove, Trinity District||4092||18||Anna (John) Street (p)||Brick maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: documents include Flemming and Fleming; signature is Fleming|
|KNIGHT, Elmo||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2153 - 8184||18||John Knight (p)||Paper makers helper / Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment in 1916; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|HARRIS, William George||Brooklyn West, Bonavista District||2817||18||Job Harris (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 17, 1917|
|HANCOCK, Henry J.||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||4004||18||Henry Hancock (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROPER, Frederick Charles||Bonavista, Bonavista District||1189||18||Annie Roper (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, November 27, 1915|
|BEST, Earl W.||Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District||4095||18||Josiah Best (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TREMBLETT, Thomas||Baileys Cove, Bonavista District||4815||18||Mrs. William Tremblett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HALLERAN, Hubert||13 Signal Hill Road, St. John's||3604||18||James Halleran (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ELLIOTT, John G.||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||4822||18||Mrs. George Elliott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CROSS, Darius||Badgers Quay, Bonavista District||4934||18||William Cross (p)||Trader||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MILLEY, Hayward||Little Bay, Twillingate District||4180||18||Absalom Milley (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MANSFIELD, John||Bell Island, St. John's East District||8275||18||Mrs. Patrick Mansfield (p)||Miner||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DICKS, George||Belleoram, Fortune District||1402||18||Martha Dicks (p)||Steward||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHIPMAN, Norman||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4983||18||Solomon Chipman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|