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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|
|SHAW, William James||Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District||4278||23||John Shaw (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUGDEN, William||Britannia Cove, Trinity District||6098||20||John Bugden (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WARFORD, Stanley||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||4330||21||Selenia Warford (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|KING, Benjamin Louis||Old Bonaventure, Trinity District||4093||Phoebe Pitcher (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|RODGERS, John||French Beach, Fogo District||2437||22||John Rodgers (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Rogers. Includes a photograph of his wife.|
|COOK, Hector Henry||White Hills, St. John's||1968||21||Henry Cook (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCDONALD, John||Conne River, Fortune District||3765||19||John McDonald (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DRAKE, David||St. Lawrence, Burin District||3025||21||Patrick Drake (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BYRNE, Alexander||8 Alexander Street, St. John's||667||21||Edward Byrne (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JONES, John||Criccieth, Wales, United Kingdom||6161||19||Edward Jones (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRENCUN - BRENTON, Arthur||Williamsport, St. Barbe District||6023||24||William Brencun (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Arthur Brenton is listed as a resident of Williamsport in the 1935 and 1945 Newfoundland census; attestation paper gives spelling as Brenceen. Variant spelling: Brencun, Brensun.|
|TOUCHINGS, John||Pass Island, Fortune District||6136||24||John Touching (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|AGNEW, James||Peebles Street, Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom||2122||34||Mrs. Agnew (s)||Musician||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|COLES, Simeon||Blackhead Cove, Fogo District||3551||26||Selina (Humphrey) Coles (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COSTELLO, Reuben||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1835||19||Henry Costello (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Richard|
|ONEILL, William||Pennywell Road, St. John's||2442||18||Arthur O'Neill (o)||Assistant steward||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SCOTT, Nicholas||Buffalo, New York, USA||3070||35||Julia Snyder (o)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|MULLETT, Lewis||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||6239||20||Elizabeth Day (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BROWN, Aubrey||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||8385||47||Maggie E. Brown (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HARRIS, Walter||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||5581||19||John Harris (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUDSON, Reuben||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||3186||18||Henry Hudson (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No|
|PEARCEY, Ralph||16 Flowers Hill, St. John's||8019||21||Mary Ann Pearcey (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCCARTHY, John||Belleview, Trinity District||6008||20||Owen McCarthy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FARRELL, Joseph||Bay du Nord, Fortune District||5559||20||William Farrell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHAULK, George||Burnt Island [district unknown]||5337||21||James Chalk (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as John Chalk.|
|MOLLOY, John||St. Lawrence, Burin District||2339||25||Joseph Molloy (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic - Church of England||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|EBBS, Michael||53 Cabot Street, St. John's||4448||19||William Ebbs (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RANDELL, William||Coney Arm, St. Barbe District||5623||22||Rosanna Hines (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STENLAKE, Wilfrid Down||Guernsey, Channel Islands, England, United Kingdom||0-139 - 415||22||Alfred Stenlake (p)||Probationer (theological)||1914||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Wilfred; signature is Wilfrid.|
|SILK, Thomas William||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||2111||19||Mrs. Louis Silk (p)||Paper makers help||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SLADE, Albert Ernest||Loon Bay, Twillingate District||273||21||Frederick Slade (p)||Fireman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNEY, Michael||Avondale, Harbour Main District||5787||23||Edward Penney (p)||Fireman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SNOOK, Alfred||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5235||24||Ezekiel Snook (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MORRIS, Riley Kenneth||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3113||20||Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Morris (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also service #2849, Rupert Morris, for will of Riley Morris|
|WHITEWAY, Alder Nicholas||St. John's||1060||23||Jane Whiteway (p)||Sailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GREENE, James Joseph||Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District||2215||20||John Greene (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRADBURY, Cecil||159 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||3569||18||Stephen Bradbury (p)||Telegrapher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16|
|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.|
|KENNEDY, James||Brig Bay, St. Barbe District||5651||24||John Kennedy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PITTMAN, John||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3997||19||William Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Pitman|
|GRANTER, James||Greenspond, Bonavista District||5454||24||Joseph Granter (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARBOUR, William||Newtown, Bonavista District||4127||20||James Barbour (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BLAKE, Albert||Herring Neck, Twillingate Distric||5432||21||Herring Neck, Twillingate Distric||Fisherman||1920||Methodist||No||No|
|ENTWISTLE, Frank||Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom||2143||39||Mrs. Entwistle (s)||Musician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|JENNINGS, Winfield||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||5236||19||Walter B. Jennings (p)||School teacher||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|RALPH, Heber||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||3808||18||Job Ralph (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Herbert.|
|BLAKE, Ambrose Ernest||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||3138||19||James Jacobs (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|YOUNG, George||Bank Head Bay, St. George District||4880||21||Rachael Young (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HALL, Joseph||Codroy, St. George District||5382||22||Stephen Hall (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEGGE, Caleb||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||5503||23||Samuel Legge (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|