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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|
|ANDERSON, John||British Harbour, Trinity District||4604||32||Abram Anderson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOODYEAR, Lewis||Springdale, Twillingate District||3576||19||Mrs. Stephen Stephenson (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN||N/A||No||No||Cadet battalion (special). Service number and given name unknown.|
|HARDING, Joseph William||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3720||27||James Harding (p)||Sailor||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|THISTLE, John||Pennywell Road, St. John's||2502||19||William Thistle (p)||Driver||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|OUTERBRIDGE, Herbert Arthur||St. John's - The 6th Paragon, Bath, England||0-141||Alice Margaret Outerbridge (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|COSTELLO, Richard||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||3072||18||Richard Costello (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested for short service|
|OAKLEY, Vincent||Rencontre, Fortune District||5562||19||Thomas Oakley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CAHILL, Alphonsus||St. John's||1545||19||Theresa Cahill (p)||Store clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TUFF, Raymond||Templeman, Bonavista District||5864||21||Charles Tuff (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BUCKLEY, Leo||52 Bannister Street, St. John's||4790||22||Richard Buckley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KING, Frederick S.||Bauline, St. John's East District||3457||16||Isaac King (p)||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger; Underage and medically unfit.|
|STRUGNELL, Frank||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||5093||22||William Strugnell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCCARTHY, William||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||5587||20||James McCarthy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLIFT, John||100 Military Road, St. John's||0-177 - 503||21||J.A. Clift (p)||Bank clerk||1914||No||No|
|PIKE, Felix||Flat Island, Bonavista District||4365||19||George Pike (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HANNAFORD, John Joseph||St. John's||792||18||Edward Hannaford (p)||Messenger||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NOBLE, Albert||Springdale, Twillingate District||4041||21||Eliza Marshall (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|DYKE, Joseph||Salvage Bay, Bonavista District||5468||23||Henry Dyke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WILLAR, Harry||9 Bond Street, St. John's||8420||24||Wilhelmina Willar (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HUNT, Darius||9 John Street, St. John's||2580||21||Thomas Hunt (p)||Clerk||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BEMISTER, Job Knee||235 Water Street, St. John's||0-299 - 1116||22||Charlotte Bemister (p)||Chauffeur||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TILLEY, John||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||2498||20||Jonathan Tilley (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTLER, John Joseph||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||1434||24||William Hall (o)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARSHALL, William John||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2608||18||Mrs. William Marshall (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|KEEFE, James||Marystown, Burin District||5860||18||Martin Keefe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STREET, Augustus||Spillars Cove, Trinity District||4812||20||Alfred Street (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Theodore||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5083||24||Reuben Squires (p)||Surveyor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DODD, William||St. John's||1027||22||Matthew Dodd (p)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITE, Alexander||Princeton, Bonavista District||5214||20||William White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PETERS, Frederick Earnest||Allandale Road, St. John's||4417||18||Joseph Peters (p)||Bank clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SWAFFIELD, Wilfred||Cartwright, Labrador||2018||19||William Ernest Swaffield (p)||Book keeper||1915||No||No|
|TEE, William||Burnt Cove, Twillingate District||5761||21||William Lee (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Attestation and signature is Tee; some documents completed as Lee. Previously transcribed as Lee.|
|SAUNDERS, Henry James (Harry)||379 (369) South Side Road, St. John's||1215||25||Jane Saunders (p); Agnes Saunders (s)||Truckman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918; changed next of kin from mother to wife.|
|THOMPSON, Leonard E.||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||8134||52||Rebekah Thompson (p)||Lumberman and mill man||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BROOKES, Charles Edward||7 Maxse Street, St. John's||2142||22||Mrs. J.F. Brooks (p)||Accountant||1916||Baptist||No||No|
|BARRETT, Joseph||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||5090||19||Martha Barrett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LIDSTONE, Walter John||Topsail Road, St. John's||8215||19||William Lidstone (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BROWN, Everett||Musgravetown, Bonavista District||3829||19||Elias Brown (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||See Service # 3722 for misfiled document|
|KENNETT, William Patrick||104 Gower Street, St. John's||127||23||Margaret Kennett (s)||Bartender||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Kenneth.|
|CARTER, William||Newtown, Bonavista District||5157||21||Annie Sainsbury (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NEWELL, James||Georgetown, Port de Grave District||2429||18||William Newell (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|GREEN, Hayward||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5223||22||John Green (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ROWE, Arthur Boyne||54 Barters Hill, St. John's||682||22||Frederick Rowe (p)||Cooper||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|HAYES, Patrick||10 Bond Street, St. John's||2376||18||Mrs. Patrick Hayes (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|GALE, John||West Bay, Port au Port, St. George District||4869||20||Daniel Gale (p)||Carpenter||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SOMERTON, Edward F.||Trinity, Trinity District||3526||19||Frederick Somerton (p)||Banker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Contains a misfiled document relating to service # 3726 Levi Stockley|
|BUTLER, Henry Albert||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||0-199 - 325||23||Reuben Butler (p)||Student||1914||No||No|
|JACKMAN, Michael J.||Renews, Ferryland District||8394||22||Labourer||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|MAIDMENT, G. H..||No information||0-176||Chaplain||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|