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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|
|MANUEL, Charles Wesley||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||3554||20||Alice (Philip) Manuel (p)||Cook||1917||Methodist||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|
|CLARKE, John||Victoria, Carbonear District||4535||19||John Clarke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MULLETT, Lewis||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||6239||20||Elizabeth Day (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SOMERTON, Stephen||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4556||18||Reuben Somerton (p)||Machinist||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CARMICHAEL, Thomas Colton||113 King's Road, St. John's||126||20||James Carmichael (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|LOCKE, Edwin J.||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3989||18||Philip Locke (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|RYAN, Augustus||Mussel Point, St. Marys District||6211||22||Katie Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, James||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||1562||26||Mary Walsh (p)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARRY, William||Jean de Bay, Burin District||6036||20||Richard Barry (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHALKER, Charles George||St. John's||1736||18||James R. Chalker (p)||Student||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHALEN, Arthur||36 George Street, St. John's||2095||19||Mary Ann Whalen (p)||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOLLOY, John||St. Lawrence, Burin District||2339||25||Joseph Molloy (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic - Church of England||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|DAWE, William Gordon||60 New Gower Street, St. John's||97||19||William John Dawe (p)||Civil servant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LITTLE, Albert||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5849||21||James Hann (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HALLEY, Albert||Upper Battery Road, St. John's||5448||24||Ellen Halley (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KELLY, Peter John||St. John's||1244||22||Mary Ann Kelly (p)||Carpenter||1915||Roman Catholic||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.|
|PENNEY, Michael||Avondale, Harbour Main District||5787||23||Edward Penney (p)||Fireman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SPARKS, Louis||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||1052||21||Mary Snelgrove (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Albert||St. John's||1754||18||Henry Charles Taylor (p)||Wheelwright||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAYNES, Robert||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||3495||18||Eleazer Haynes (p)||Miner||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HOBBS, Hezikiah||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||6200||22||William Hobbs (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEEPING, Alwyn Minter||St. John's||1020||20||Catherine Keeping (p)||Poultry raiser||1915||Unknown||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|
|SNOW, Jack||Manuels, Harbour Main District||2703||19||Mrs. John Snow (p)||Telegraph operator||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|PITTMAN, John||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3997||19||William Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Pitman|
|ENGLISH, Patrick Joseph||66 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||698||28||Patrick English (p)||Telephone linesman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service #5514, Ernest Penney.|
|MACPHERSON, Cluny||Queens Road, St. John's||0-8||Mrs. Cluny MacPherson (s)||Doctor||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|BLAKE, Albert||Herring Neck, Twillingate Distric||5432||21||Herring Neck, Twillingate Distric||Fisherman||1920||Methodist||No||No|
|LERICHE, John||Lakes Brook, Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2468||18||Frank LeRiche (p)||Teamster||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURTON, R. de H. [Reginald de Hardwicke]||0-198||1914||No||No||Attached from 13th Middlesex Regiment as commanding officer. Name from Hart's Annual Army List 1882.|
|CAMPBELL, Duncan||Cape St. George, St. George District||4219||23||John Campbell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Harold||63 Duckworth Street, St. John's||8224||19||Laura Sheppard (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HALL, Ewart||Carbonear, Carbonear District||4502||21||Alberta Hall (o)||Civil engineer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, James Arthur||St. John's||821||22||George Hedley Taylor (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No||See also service #717|
|LEE, Harry Nash||McCallum Harbour, Fortune District||1549||19||Caroline Lee (p)||Carpenter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LUSH, William||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5534||18||William Lush (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOONE, Edward||22 Belvedere Street, St. John's||4501||23||James Boone (p)||Chauffeur||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GILLINGHAM, Luke||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||1464 - 8089||20||Thomas Gillingham (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment 1915; re-enlisted with Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|BOYD, Joseph F.||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1854||18||William Boyd (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOSS, Robert||Salvage, Bonavista District||8447||33||Frederick Moss (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ARNAUD, John B||Bannerman House, Circular Road, St. John's||4418||23||Constance Arnaud (p)||Banker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOOLEY, Thomas Richard||23 1/2 Maxse Street, St. John's||2294||18||Francis Dooley (p)||Printer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MAY, Clarence||Lally Cove, Fortune District||6140||21||William May (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FIFIELD, Samuel||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3055||25||James Fifield (o)||Miner||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service. Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1351X.|
|BIXBY, Samson||Indian Island, Burgeo-La Poile District||241||19||John Bixby (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|LEHR, Harry J.||203 Water Street, St. John's||5734||24||Dr. A.B. Lehr (p)||Dentist||1918||Presbyterian||No||No|
|MCWHORTER [MCWHIRTER], George William||Humber Mouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||846||19||Mrs. Henry McWhorter (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Discrepancy in name: Recruit signed with an X; his brother, Hugh McWhirter, # 902, is recorded in CWGC as McWhirter.|