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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|
|COSTELLO, William Patrick||St. John's||1142||28||Mrs. William P. Costello (p)||Tailor||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MCDONALD, Ralph||St. George, St. George District||1431||19||William Sheppard (p)||Furrier||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOREY, Lemuel||Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District||1967||20||John Morey (p)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|RENDELL, Frederick George A.||73 Military Road, St. John's||0-32||Mrs. F.J.W. Rendell (p)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|BROWN, Bertram Field||St. John's||1781||18||Alfred Brown (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WISEMAN, Stephen||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||1262||20||Mary Wiseman (p)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, Patrick John||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||1083||31||Mrs. John Bennett||Blacksmith||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNEY, William H.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||941||19||Mrs. Israel Penney (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in name: Signature is Penney; CWGC is Penny.; Mother's name is given as Elizabeth in service file and as Susannah in CWGC website.|
|BAIRD, Henry||289 New City Road, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||0-304 - 935||24||Henry Baird (p)||Clerk||1915||Presbyterian||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Harry|
|RYAN, Gerald Francis||St. John's||1061||19||Helen Ryan (p)||Sailor||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: attestation paper completed as Jeremiah, signature is variously Jeremiah /Jerry / Gerald. Named in mother's correspondence as Gerald.|
|HEALE, Robert William||St. John's||843||20||William Heale||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, July 3, 1916||Photographs of grave-site included|
|HAWCO, John||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||1517||19||Margaret Hickey (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GREEN, Rupert||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2035||18||William Green (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|IVANY, Walter Donald||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1008||21||Silas Ivany (p)||Machinist||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BURSEY, Frederick||Catalina, Trinity District||1162||23||Emily Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TILLY, Lawrence||Clarenville, Trinity District||1404||18||Annie Tilly||Farmer||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||Discrepancy in name: Tilley|
|WILLIAMS, Robert John||50 Cabot St., St. John's||1115||19||Emma Williams||Cooper apprentice||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|THISTLE, Howard||Clarkes Head, Gander Bay, Fogo District||1661||20||Maurice Thistle (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STEVENSON, Alfred||St. John's||1622||William Joseph Stevenson (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, July 8, 1917|
|DUKE, John J.||Fox Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||1964||23||Mary Duke (p)||Policeman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||See also Regt. #1306, William Duke ; also see Regt.# 709 for misfiled will|
|BAGGS, Robert James||Curling, St. George District||1294||24||Phoebe Baggs (p)||Accountant||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|QUIRK, William Frederick||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||1410||23||Matilda Quirk (p)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARVEY, Leslie||Boswarlos, Port au Port, St. George District||1497||24||Jemima Harvey (p)||Miner||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SHEARS, John James||Robinsons Head, St. George District||1671||19||James Allan Shjears (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|QUICK, Ernest Chesley||St. John's||1145||21||Fannie Quick (p)||Draper||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|DREW, T.M.||0-223 - 857||1915||No||No||Transferred from Leicestershire Regiment. Attestation papers not included. Also contains documents relating to service #0-23, William Edward Barnes|
|HANCOCK, Albert||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1853||18||William Hancock (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, March 10, 1918|
|HUSSEY, Harry||3 Hagerty Street, St. John's||2014||21||Mrs. H. Hussey (s)||Sailor||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENNETT, William||St. John's||1229||30||William Bennett (p)||Tinsmith||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CARROLL, Bernard||Conche, St. Barbe District||1903||22||Daniel Carroll (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|LEARNING, Samuel James||St. John's||1498||21||Jane Learning (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYAN, Samuel Patrick||St. John's||884||19||Mr. And Mrs. Ryan (p)||Tailor||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOWRING, George||St. John's||1132||31||Mary Bowring (p)||Boiler maker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HOGAN, Patrick||Thorburn Road, St. John's||1111||27||Miss Hogan (o) - Bride Hogan (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BUDGELL, Stanley||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1856||22||Philip Budgell (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|NEVILLE, Gregory Joseph||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1343||18||Lucy Neville (p)||Electric engine driver||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 3, 1918|
|HYNES, James Joseph||St. John's||1095||19||Margaret Hynes (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, November 18, 1915|
|FERGUSON, John Roy||67 Springdale Street, St. John's||0-205 - 882||26||Jeanette Herbert Ferguson (s)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SPEARNS, John||St. John's||1232||19||Annie Spearns (p)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PYE, Edward||Victoria, Carbonear District||968||18||Mrs. Moses Vaters (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917||See Service # 2047 for five misfiled documents File contains two misfiled documents for John H. Vaters # 2047 (p.21-22)|
|KEEFE, Aloysius||South East Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||1971||24||Patrick Keefe (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HACKETT, David Manual||St. John's||1097||22||Mrs. David Hackett (s)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEE, Albert||Riverhead, St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||1134 - 3216||25||John Lee (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||Re-enlisted under different number|
|NEWHOOK, George Fred||Dildo, Trinity District||1391||21||Lizzie Newhook (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PARSONS, Bertram C.||Flat Island, Burin District||1840||22||Sarah Parsons (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|HYNES, Alphonsus||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||1941||18||Benson Hynes (p)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KENNEDY, John||No Information||1443||No Information||No Information||1915||No Information||No||No||Attestation papers not available. Correspondence indicates he was released; no service.|
|CUMMINS, Frederick||St. John's||1349||19||Laura Cummins (p)||Carpenter||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PITTMAN, Manuel||Conne, Fortune District||1731||28||Thomas Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 POW account mentions POW Charlie Snow, service #2616; Discrepancy in community referenced in file: Pittman was from Conne, Belle Bay; mail was misdirected to Conne River, Bay d'Espoir|
|FALLON, Luke Anthony||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1092||19||Susannah Fallon (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|