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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|
|GEORGE, Pleamon||Whiteway, Trinity District||1969||26||Ananias George (p)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROWE, Simeon James||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||5349||26||Elizabeth Rowe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||See Regt. #5379 for additional misfiled documents|
|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.|
|WALKINS, Michael James||8 Bannerman St., St. John's||8195||19||Ellen F. Walkins (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger; Previously transcribed as Watkins.|
|WEIR, Victor||Little Bay Island, Twillingate District||5481||19||Theophilus Weir (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STARKS, Willie||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||5554||18||Samuel Starks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CREWS, John||Point Crew, Burin District||4811||18||John R. Crews (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYDER, Donald||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3689||21||Frederick Ryder (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Jesse||Valleyfield, Bonavista District||3676||26||Eliza White (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FORBES-ROBERTSON, James||No information||0-2||No||No||Attached as 2nd in Command July 1916 - Aug. 1917|
|COOPER, David Francis||6 Gillmore Street, St. John's||1187||20||Frank Cooper (p)||Barber||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|APPLIN, Timothy||Shoal Cove, St. Barbe district||5957||22||Joseph Applin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, James Francis||St. John's||1037||20||Ann Murphy (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRETT, Chesley||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||6072||18||Walter Brett (p)||School teacher||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TUBRETT, Leo||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||5795||19||Thomas Tubrett (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHURCHILL, James||Portugal Cove [district unknown]||8346||30||Johnathan Churchill (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SPURRELL, Charles Patrick||41 Wickford Street, St. John's||378||20||John Spurrell (p)||Bookmaker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YETMAN, David||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||6251||25||William Yetman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NORRIS, Edward Michael Joseph||St. John's||1026||36||James J. Norris (p)||Painter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|IVANY, Solomon||5 Flower Hill, St. John's||3105 & 8064||24||Mrs. R. Bayley (o)||Truckman||1916||Methodist||No||No||See also service #8064; Ivany transfered to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917|
|ROSS, Charles Augustus||Harvey Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3248||19||Thomas Ross (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEARNING, Samuel James||St. John's||1498||21||Jane Learning (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHEELER, Walter||Silverdale, Twillingate District||4071||19||John Wheeler (p)||Miner[?]||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MCCARTHY, William||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||5587||20||James McCarthy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ADAMS, Frank||Botwood, Twillingate District||5712||19||William Adams (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HYNES, Philip||Catalina, Trinity District||3728||29||Charles Hynes (p)||Seaman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name; attestation papers completed as Hynes; Family name and grave stone states Haynes; documents completed as both Hynes and Haynes|
|CURTIS, James F.||Noad Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3406||19||George Curtis (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EDDY, Samuel A.||North Side, Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's East District||2223||26||Elizabeth Eddy (o)||Motor engineer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MOORE, James William||31 Duckworth Street, St. John's||529||22||Edward Moore (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Ronald J.||Cape Cove, Fogo District||3433||18||Allen Saunders (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCCARTHY, Thaddeus||Newtown Road, St. John's||8027||19||Charles McCarthy (p)||Carpenter||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JONES, Heber||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||2783||22||Jordan Jones (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|CONNORS, Michael||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||5826||20||Thomas Connors (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEMESSURIER, Philip Sorsoliel||44 Angel Place, St. John's||0-128 - 62||20||Alex LeMessurier (p)||Engineer||1914||No||No|
|LYVER, John||Botwood, Twillingate District||3644||19||Frank Lyver (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOURGOIS, Isaac||Black Head, Port au Port, St. George District||5948||19||William Bourgois (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Bourgeois.|
|PENNY, John||Cannings Cove, Bonavista District||6178||25||James Penny (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LAFOSSE, John William||New Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5565||20||John LaFosse (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOLLETT, Morgan||Burin, Burin District||5570||20||John Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WALSH, Thomas||21 Parade Street, St. John's||5950||18||Thomas Walsh (p)||Stenographer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHANCEY, John T.||64 Pennywell Road, St. John's||2310||20||William Chancey (p)||Barber||1916||Congregationalist||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Theodore||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5083||24||Reuben Squires (p)||Surveyor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BATSTONE, Leslie||Three Arms, Twillingate District||4572||19||Corbett Batstone (p)||Seaman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PAYNE, Francis C.||St. John's||1006||19||Susan Payne (p)||Train agent||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Friday, March 5, 1920||Died 5 March, 1920, of pneumonia.|
|DEARIN, William||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||6340||21||Eliza Dearin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|POOLE, George Reuben||Kirby's [?] Cove, Trinity Bay||2024||22||Charles Poole (o)||Sailor||1915||Methodist||No||No||I|
|HAMMOND, Merrill||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4550||19||Fanny Hammond (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARKER, John Joseph||1 Garrison Hill, St. John's||0-305 - 3887||33||James Francis Parker (p)||Manufacturer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FLOOD, Joseph||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||4662||26||Edward Flood (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WINTERS, Joseph||Pools Island, Bonavista District||5379||23||James Winter (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Contains some documents relating to service #5349 Simeon James Rowe|