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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|
|BELLOWS, Levi||Curling, St. George District||903||20||Robert Bellows (p)||Locomotion fireman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|QUINTON, Cecil.||Charleston, Bonavista District||6166||18||Charles Quinton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, Charlie||Gambo, Bonavista District||1491||22||Robert Brown Sr. (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HERDER, Wallace||12 Pleasant Street, St. John's||2274||18||George Herder (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917|
|BRIFFETT, Edward||Bryants Cove, Harbour Grace District||5906||23||Jacob Briffett (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEEPING, Solomon||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3116||20||John Keeping (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|KENNEDY, James||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||5033||25||Moses Kennedy (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|INNES, Robert Elrick||St. John's - Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom||820||25||Mrs. Elrick Innes (p)||Dry goods clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|WHEATON, Walter||Frederickton, Fogo District||6093||19||Isaac Wheaton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JENSEN, Jens William||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||569||32||Mrs. Jensen (p)||Storekeeper||1914||No||No|
|JACOB, Esau||Curling, St. George District||3758||27||Sadie Eude (p)||Baker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RALPH, Aaron||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||2727||19||Charles and Mary Ralph (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BLADGOM [BLAGDON], Thomas||Fortune, Burin District||3298||19||Emily Snook (o)||Sailor||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, September 30, 1918||Bladgom is possibly a misspelling of Blagdon, a common surname in Fortune Bay.|
|BRYANT, Charles||Brownsdale, Trinity District||4892||20||Heman Bryant (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOFF, John||Gander Bay, Fogo District||4215||24||Joseph Hoff (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FLEMING, Daniel||Spillars Cove, Trinity District||3950||22||Sarah Flemming (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ODRISCOLL, Leo Francis||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1361||18||Ellen O'Driscoll (p)||News agent||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUNN, John||53 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||173||28||William Dunn (p)||Cabman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Alexander||Topsail, Harbour Main D||8496||18||Matilda Squires (o)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARRETT, Gregory||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||1822||20||Mary Healy (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LUSH, Stanley||Burlington, Twillingate District||5557||23||William Lush (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BOWERS, George||Southern Arm, Green Bay, Twillingate District[?]||5665||22||Fannie Bowers (p)||Millman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Bower|
|NEWHOOK, Leander||3129||No||No||Attestation not completed. File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|WAKEFIELD, Arthur William||No information||0-101||Doctor||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Transferred to Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)|
|GREEN, Constant||Mainland, St. George District||8475||23||Charles Green (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JANES, Alwin Ambrose||Glovertown, Bonavista District||734||35||Lucy Jane Janes (s)||Millwright||1914||No||No|
|SMITH, Robert||Dildo, Trinity District||5051||23||Robert Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LANDER, Norman||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3783||18||Emily Tremblett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DAWE, John||Long Pond, Topsail, Harbour Main District||4784||20||John Dawe (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAYDON, John||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||5390||20||John Haydon (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PERRY, Frederick||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3287||19||Joseph Perry (p)||Cook||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BAGGS, Robert James||Curling, St. George District||1294||24||Phoebe Baggs (p)||Accountant||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|RYAN, Edmund||Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||4046||19||William Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MARKS, Levi||Sandy Point, Burin District||2961||19||Charles Marks (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WELLS, William||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5680||21||Simon Wells (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LIDSTONE, Leo J.||Laurenceton, Twillingate District||3993||23||Moses Lidstone (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|STARKS, David Edward||Round Harbour, Twillingate District||0-213 - 3047||24||Mrs. Eli Collins (p)||Paper maker||1916||No||No|
|BUTLER, Kenneth Augustine||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1180||19||Mrs. J.K. Butler (p)||Electrician||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|STRATTEN, Henry||Greenspond, Bonavista District||5462||24||John Stratten (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Stratton.|
|POWER, Francis||49 Kings Road, St. John's||2652||18||Mary Power (o)||Dry goods||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|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.|
|MASTERS, William||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1396||21||Mrs. Arch. Upshall (o)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||See Regt.# 709 for misfiled will|
|REVELLOW, Adolph||Mainland, St. George District||8491||48||Rachel Revellow (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Previously transcribed as Revellon.|
|FIFIELD, Arthur||English Harbour, Trinity District||4741||19||Giles Fifield (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COOMBS, Thomas||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||747||23||Henry Coombs (p)||Telegraph operator||1914||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1916 See also service #1718, Frank Hynes, for a newspaper clipping related to this soldier.|
|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)|
|ANDREWS, Bartholomew||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||3679||22||John Andrews (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLLETT, George||Burin North, Burin District||1799||17||William Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||See also service #0-193, Michael J. Gillis, for will.|
|MANUEL, Samuel Norman||Cottrells Cove, New Bay, Twillingate District||3811||30||Jack Manuel (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|