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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|
|BIRD, Silas||Cartwright, Labrador||1769||32||John Bird (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Albert||Water St., Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1190||22||Joseph Noseworthy (p)||1915||No||No|
|DAWE, Hector||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||4477||18||Isaac Dawe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|FORBES-ROBERTSON, James||No information||0-2||No||No||Attached as 2nd in Command July 1916 - Aug. 1917|
|LOCKYEAR, Jeremiah||Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||5913||20||Joseph Lockyer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COLLIER, Charles||St. Albans, Fortune District||6220||22||Thomas Collier (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||See also service #6229, Lawrence Collier. Enlisted as Charley Collier.|
|MCLEAN, Murdock||Gilles Port, Gros Water Bay, Labrador||3956||24||Malcolm McLean (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SHEA, Michael Joseph||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1750||19||James Shea Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.|
|BUGDEN, William||Britannia Cove, Trinity District||6098||20||John Bugden (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RODGERS, John||French Beach, Fogo District||2437||22||John Rodgers (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Rogers. Includes a photograph of his wife.|
|CHURCHILL, James||Portugal Cove [district unknown]||8346||30||Johnathan Churchill (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COOK, Gordon||No information||N/A||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)|
|WHITE, Dawe||Green Bay, Trinity District||3687||22||Flora White (o)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MCDONALD, John||Conne River, Fortune District||3765||19||John McDonald (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DRAKE, Levi||Lally Cove, Fortune District||5195||19||George Drake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BYRNE, Alexander||8 Alexander Street, St. John's||667||21||Edward Byrne (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|AINSWORTH, Joseph||Blackhead Road, St. John's||5209||33||William Ainsworth (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BRENCUN - BRENTON, Arthur||Williamsport, St. Barbe District||6023||24||William Brencun (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Arthur Brenton is listed as a resident of Williamsport in the 1935 and 1945 Newfoundland census; attestation paper gives spelling as Brenceen. Variant spelling: Brencun, Brensun.|
|LEARNING, Samuel James||St. John's||1498||21||Jane Learning (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TOBIN, Patrick||Bar Haven, Placentia-St. Mary's District||6114||28||Mary Tobin (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COSTELLO, Reuben||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1835||19||Henry Costello (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Richard|
|WILSON, Henry Kelso||22 Cochrane Street, St. John's||305||21||Mrs. Wilson (p)||Dry goods clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|ONEILL, William||Pennywell Road, St. John's||2442||18||Arthur O'Neill (o)||Assistant steward||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SEABRIGHT, George||Botwood, Twillingate District||2360||20||George Seabright (p)||Railroad hand||1916||No||No|
|MULLETT, Lewis||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||6239||20||Elizabeth Day (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HUDSON, Reuben||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||3186||18||Henry Hudson (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No|
|JONES, Heber||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||2783||22||Jordan Jones (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|LEMESSURIER, Philip Sorsoliel||44 Angel Place, St. John's||0-128 - 62||20||Alex LeMessurier (p)||Engineer||1914||No||No|
|MCCARTHY, John||Belleview, Trinity District||6008||20||Owen McCarthy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SOOLEY, John||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||5641||19||Richard Sooley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HALE, Albert||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||5960||19||John Hale (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MOLLOY, John||St. Lawrence, Burin District||2339||25||Joseph Molloy (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic - Church of England||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|WALSH, Thomas||21 Parade Street, St. John's||5950||18||Thomas Walsh (p)||Stenographer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHANCEY, John T.||64 Pennywell Road, St. John's||2310||20||William Chancey (p)||Barber||1916||Congregationalist||No||No|
|STENLAKE, Wilfrid Down||Guernsey, Channel Islands, England, United Kingdom||0-139 - 415||22||Alfred Stenlake (p)||Probationer (theological)||1914||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Wilfred; signature is Wilfrid.|
|COLLINS, Ronald||Middle Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4840||20||Mrs. John Collins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNEY, Michael||Avondale, Harbour Main District||5787||23||Edward Penney (p)||Fireman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MORRIS, Riley Kenneth||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3113||20||Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Morris (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also service #2849, Rupert Morris, for will of Riley Morris|
|BEECHAM, Joseph||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||4629||18||Nathaniel Beecham (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FLOOD, Joseph||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||4662||26||Edward Flood (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HUMBY, Edward||No information||8084||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|GREENE, James Joseph||Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District||2215||20||John Greene (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SPEARNS, John||St. John's||1232||19||Annie Spearns (p)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, Frederick Robert||Penitentiary Residence, Forest Road, St. John's||2819||28||A.A. Parsons (p)||Telegraph operator||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|IVIMEY, Thomas||St. John's||1004||25||Susan Ivimey (p)||Shoe maker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BRADBURY, Cecil||159 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||3569||18||Stephen Bradbury (p)||Telegrapher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16|
|PITTMAN, John||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3997||19||William Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Pitman|
|WALLACE, William||220 Theatre Hill, St. John's||4592||18||Patrick Wallace (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JOYCE, Walter Tucker||146 Gower Street, St. John's||3020||22||Fanny B. Joyce (p)||Book keeper||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PARDY, John R. [Richard]||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2788||John Pardy||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Unfit for service; Discrepancy in name: Attestation signed Hardy; Ledger completed as Pardy|