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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|
|FORD, Bert||Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4835||21||Mrs. Alfred Ford (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MATTHEWS, Hubert||Musgravetown, Bonavista District||4783||22||George Matthews (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PARSONS, Charles H.||Sandy Point, St. George District||1708||20||James S. Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 2, 1916|
|ANDERSON, William Arthur||Hearts Content, Trinity District||0-289 - 3889||18||Dr. Arthur Anderson (p)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RENOUF, Charles James||Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||147||25||Rose Renouf (s)||Timekeeper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, Charlie||Gambo, Bonavista District||1491||22||Robert Brown Sr. (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BRIFFETT, Edward||Bryants Cove, Harbour Grace District||5906||23||Jacob Briffett (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BEATON, William||Badger Brook, Twillingate District||8248||36||Bridget Beaton (s)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EVANS, Joseph||Grand Bank, Burin District||2793||18||Captain William P. Evans (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WARFORD, James||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1871||28||Jane Colbournes (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Selby||10 Pleasant Street, St. John's||8460||25||Maud Taylor (s)||1917||Yes||No||Saturday, March 9, 1918||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|OKE, Harris Randell||82 Forest Road, St. John's||565||23||John C. Oke (p)||Law student||1914||No||No||Granted commission to Royal Scots|
|MARTIN, William||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3221||19||Mrs. Moses Martin (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, July 8, 1917|
|STACEY, Anthony James||Water Street, St. John's||466||24||Fredrick Stacey (p)||Commercial traveller||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRUMMELL [CRUMMEY], Ronald||St. John's||1352||20||Elizabeth Crummell (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - family sources and 1921/1935 census identify him as Ronald Crummey.|
|BRYANT, Charles||Brownsdale, Trinity District||4892||20||Heman Bryant (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GILLAM, Stanley||Crabbes, St. George District||3763||19||Wilson Gillam (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAY, Walter V.||St. John's||1660||18||Ernest Day (p)||Tailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HOFF, John||Gander Bay, Fogo District||4215||24||Joseph Hoff (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HYNES, Lawrence||Canada Harbour, St. Barbe District||8015||27||Martina Hynes (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAWE, Rowland||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||8411||19||Theophilus Dawe (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KNEE, Matthew||Pools Island, Bonavista District||2342||19||Cornelius Knee (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BLUNDON, Norman J.||Shoal Harbour, Trinity District||5992||21||James Blundon (p)||Farmer||1919||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: documents completed as Blunden.|
|BOWERS, George||Southern Arm, Green Bay, Twillingate District[?]||5665||22||Fannie Bowers (p)||Millman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Bower|
|WALDRON, Frederick||Spaniards Cove, Harbour Grace District||4890||23||William Waldron (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAYLOR, George||23 Spencer Street, St. John's||2080||24||Mrs. George Taylor (s)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917|
|WILLIAMS, Robert Hayward||73A Springdale Street, St. John's||3001||19||Elizabeth Williams (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OBRIEN, John William||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8318||20||Lawrence O'Brien (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COSTELLO, John||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||2593||27||Matthew Costello (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|MURRIN, John||St. John's||1685||19||William Murrin (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PERRY, Frederick||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3287||19||Joseph Perry (p)||Cook||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BELMORE, Robert||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1070||21||Lizzie Belmore (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Leonard||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1420||23||Eliza Jane Sheppard (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|INGRAM, George||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4271||24||John Ingram (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYAN, Edmund||Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||4046||19||William Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WEST, William Emeel||35 Angel Place, St. John's||25||21||Andrew J. West (p)||Carpenter||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|CHAPMAN, William||Rencontre, Hermatige Bay, Fortune District||5563||20||James Chapman (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also lists Burgeo as district in some of the correspondence.|
|HAYWARD, Arthur Seaburn||St. John's||1648||19||Mrs. James Andrews (p)||Labourer||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ROBERTS, Michael||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||4335||23||Mrs. J. Croke (o)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, Kenneth Augustine||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1180||19||Mrs. J.K. Butler (p)||Electrician||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|POWER, Francis||49 Kings Road, St. John's||2652||18||Mary Power (o)||Dry goods||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|DROVER, Walter||Whitbourne, Trinity District||6116||20||Uriah Drover (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NEWELL, George H.||38 Spencer Street, St. John's||8492||19||Caroline Newell (p)||Labourer||1918||No||No||Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies April 1918; transferred to Newfoundland Regiment August 1918; Forestry Service # retained. In volume two of the Military Service Ledgers the entry for Service # 8492 follows entry for Service # 2033.|
|MANSFIELD, Edward||St. John's||749||30||James Mansfield (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WOODMAN, Ernest||New Harbour, Trinity District||2377||18||Frederick Woodman (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOUGH, Ralph||St. John's||781||21||Fred R. Gough (p)||Blacksmith||1914||No||No|
|STEELE, John||Smiths Sound, Trinity District||3987||18||Joseph Steele (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, Martin||Cornwall Avenue, St. John's||4613||21||Mary Murphy (nee Finn) (s)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNELL, Charles||Curling, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1428||19||Joseph Pennell (p)||Printer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Includes reference to # 1546 William C. Pennell and # 513274 Raymond E. Bishop (CEF)|
|BARRETT, Harvey||Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2807||19||Silas Barrett (p)||Miner||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers misfiled with Regt. #13, repeated on reel 173|