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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|
|SQUIRES, Reuben||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||8004||20||Solomon Squires (p)||Woodsman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RENDELL, Ernest John||New Harbour, Trinity District||1906||18||William Rendell (o)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Previously transcribed as Randell.|
|FORTUNE, William||Crabbes, St. George District||4297||18||Isaac Fortune (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||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.|
|KEATS, William||47 Goodview Street, St. John's||203||20||Mrs. Richards Keats (p)||Carman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|PENNEY, Clement||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4286||18||Thomas Penney (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in surname: signatures are Penny; documents are Penney: Given name incorrectly recorded as Colin on several documents and previously transcribed as Colin; correct name is Clement.|
|EDENS, Francis Augustine||39 Queen's Road, St. John's||0-137 - 2894||18||T.J. Edens (p)||Bank clerk||1916||No||No|
|OUTERBRIDGE, Norman A.||St. John's||0-98||Mary Outerbridge (s)||1916||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||See file "GN 19.7, Joseph Outerbridge: correspondence concerning prisoners of war" for information relating to this soldier's status; he had died behind enemy lines and was not a POW. Attestation papers not included|
|RANDELL, Hezekiah||Port Rexton, Trinity District||5357||22||Adam Randell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRITCH, Albert||Cavendish, Trinity District||2230||19||William Critch (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|TREMBLETT, John||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3782||18||Samuel Tremblett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Tremlett|
|FRASER, Donald||15 Prescott Street, St. John's||4465||23||Mary Fraser (o)||Accountant||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MALONE, Edward||Signal Hill Road, St. John's||4600||30||Miss G. Malone (o)||Master pilot||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOORE, Gordon Martin||76 Circular Road, St. John's||2998||18||Laura Noore (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GELLATELY, William Thomas||52 Patrick Street, St. John's||100||22||Alexander Gellately (p)||House painter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HICKS, Mark Brown||Roling [Rolling] Cove, Bonavista District||940||21||George L. Hicks (p)||Fisherman||1915||No||No|
|BALL, William||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||2572||22||William Ball Sr. (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SWAFFIELD, James S.||Cartwright, Labrador||3228||18||Lillian Swaffield (p)||Trader||1916||No||No|
|WHITE, James||Catalina, Trinity District||4079||22||Sarah Jane (William) Manuel (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HEATH, Ernest||St. John's||829||21||Samuel Heath (p)||Steward||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KENNEDY, Edward Joseph||6 Joy Square, St. John's||2758||19||Edward Kennedy (p)||Tailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SIMMS, George Percival||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1217||20||Herbert Simms (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SHAW, Daniel F.||Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District||4975||22||Daniel Shaw (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURTON, Willis G.||Wards Harbour, Long Island, Twillingate District||3199||21||Joseph Burton Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 10, 1917|
|DELACEY, Leo Francis||St. John's||1373||22||Margaret De Lacey (p)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOMER, Joshua||Carbonear, Carbonear District||3961||18||Joseph Homer (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Homan.|
|WALSH, Luke||129 Military Road, St. John's||8126||Patrick Walsh||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|GROVES, John||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5844||21||Thomas Groves (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MAHER, Peter||31 Cuddihy Street, St. John's||8298||18||Peter Maher (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MAY, William||Twillingate, Twillingate District||4922||21||James May (p)||Steward||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUTCHINGS, George S.||46 Scott Street, St. John's||8302||20||George P. Hutchings (p)||Clerk||1917||Congregationalist||No||No|
|WARFORD, Stanley||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||4330||21||Selenia Warford (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|POLLETT, William Archibald||New Harbour, Trinity District||1641||19||James Archibald Pollett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HALADAY, Thomas||Britannia Cove, Trinity District||2610||21||John Haladay (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Halliday|
|BUTT, Samuel H.||St. George, St. George District||3033||34||Susan Butt (p)||Engineer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|ASH, Albert||Battle Harbour, Labrador||5711||19||Ruth Ash (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Page two of attestation papers gives name as Edward Smith, service # 5710. Signature, physical details and family information are for Albert Ash.|
|MCGRATH, William||Delbys Cove, Trinity District||4994||19||John McGrath (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, June 11, 1918||See service #4494 for additional misfiled documents|
|WHEELER, James||St. John's||1432||23||Agnes Wheeler (p)||Coal miner||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 21, 1916|
|CORMEY, George||Codroy, St. George District||1407||23||Mary Cormey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARKS, James||Fox Island, Burgeo- LaPoile District||6298||19||Bertha Marks (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MORRIS, Samuel||Goose Cove, Trinity District||3341||18||William Morris (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHORT, Newton||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5311||19||Israel Short (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SCOTT, Maxwell||Fogo, Fogo District||3379||24||Margaret Elizabeth Scott (p)||Clerk||1916||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 31, 1917|
|BURGE, William George||Chanceport, Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District||2757||22||Thomas Burge (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|DALTON, Alphaeus||Little Catalina, Trinity District||5911||19||Albert Dalton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SPURRELL, Edwin||Valleyfield, Bonavista District||2443||19||Joshua Spurell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Frank||7 Balsam Street, St. John's||383||22||Samuel Roberts (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 23, 1915|
|WEST, William Emeel||35 Angel Place, St. John's||25||21||Andrew J. West (p)||Carpenter||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|GOULDING, Thomas||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8291||34||Sarah A. Goulding (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Microfilm is incorrectly labelled as GOLDING.|
|BROWN, Aubrey||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||8385||47||Maggie E. Brown (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|