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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|
|FRANKLIN, William||London, England, United Kingdom||2141||35||Mrs. Franklin (s)||Musician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|ROSE, Nicholas John||Carmanville, Fogo District||4201||28||Stanley George Rose (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MAHER, Pierce||61 Lime Street, St. John's||591||26||Mrs. Maher (s)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|ROACH, Samuel||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||3965||23||Victor Roach (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BAMBURY, Robert||St. Pierre and Miquelon||3667||19||Katherine Lake (o)||Shoe maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bambrey, Brambury, Bamberry, Banbury;|
|KENNEDY, Ralph||266 Water Street, St. John's||678||19||William Cook (o)||Butcher||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTLER, Nathaniel||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||1444||20||Hezekiah Butler (p)||Printer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SNOW, Joseph Henry||26A Colonial Street, St. John's||0-202 - 74||26||George C. Snow (p)||Foreman tailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POOLE, Stephen||Belleoram, Fortune District||1076||22||John Poole (p)||Street car conductor||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ENNIS, William||Merasheen, Placentia-St. Marys District||5523||22||Patrick Ennis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Includes misfiled, misnumbered documents for # 5528, Kenneth Upward.|
|RANDELL, Egbert||No information||0-173||1917||No||No||Granted temporary commission to the Regiment to allow for transport to England to take up service with the Royal Naval Reserve.|
|JENNINGS, Fred||Burlington, Twillingate District||4232||26||James Jennings (p)||Millwright||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SAMSON, Lewis||Flat Island, Bonavista District||5179||24||William Samson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CORINA, Alfred||Newcastle on Tyne, England, United Kingdom||2140||30||Mrs. Corina (p)||Musician||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested for short service|
|ASPELL, James||32 Hoylestown, St. John's||3291||39||Mary Aspell (s)||Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURRAY, Archibald||Adams Cove, Bay de Verde District||2733||21||Edward Murray (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|OFFERY, Allan||Port au Choix, St. Barbe District||6320||26||Mary Offery (s)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, Alexander Jennings||Topsail, Harbour Main District||2537||18||John J. Butler (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DALTON, Frederick||Western Bay, Bay de Verde District||4264||19||Mrs. Mahala Dalton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 2, 1918|
|COADY, Richard||Renews, Ferryland District||6003||21||Edward Coady (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUFFETT, Edward George||Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District||2700||18||John Duffett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STUCKLESS, George||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||5000||21||Obed Stuckless (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HALL, Reggie||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||8285||18||John Hall (p)||Millman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HIGDON, Levi||New Harbour, Trinity District||2084||22||Charles Higdon (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHATLEY, Simeon||Belleoram, Fortune District||6075||20||Uriah Whatley (p)||Merchant||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ELLIOTT, Clarence||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||3749||20||Jane Elliott (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HAYES, James Michael||St. John's||1330||26||Margaret Hayes (p)||Painter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RUSSELL, Edward||82 Freshwater Road, St. John's||2857 & 2862||47||Mary Russell (s)||Painter||1916||No||No||#2857 on attestation form; # 2862 in service ledger; microfilmed as #2862|
|WAGG, Austin J.||Change Islands, Fogo District||1957||23||Thomas Wagg (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COURTNEY, Charles F.||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5062||20||Robert Courtney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ADEY, Wilfred||Adeytown, Trinity District||1615||19||Mr. Adey (p)||Fishing and lumbering||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HARNUM, Kenneth||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||4545||25||John Harnum (p)||Salesman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SWAFFIELD, James S.||Cartwright, Labrador||3228||18||Lillian Swaffield (p)||Trader||1916||No||No|
|FOWLER, Frank||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||4455||18||George Fowler (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NUNNS, Joseph||No Information||0-10||Mrs. Mary Ann Nunns (p)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger.|
|BEST, Earl W.||Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District||4095||18||Josiah Best (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, Luke||129 Military Road, St. John's||8126||Patrick Walsh||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|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.|
|HOWELL, Isaac||Greenspond, Bonavista District||4699||24||Mrs. Job B. Howell (p)||Seaman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SKEFFINGTON, Albert||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||5894||25||Eliza Elliott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MCDONALD, Stephen||Cartwright, Labrador||6103||21||Thomas McDonald (p)||Bookkeeper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also service #6102, Charles Michelin|
|KING, Henry Arthur||White Point, Trinity Bay||2630||18||Richard King (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918||Appeared as Wheat Point on attestation record; later corrected.|
|BURNS, William Gordon Henderson||3 Brazils Square, St. John's||0-267 - 160||25||Mary Burns (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|WHITE, John||Big Pond, Bay Bulls Road, St. John's West||1508||19||Annie White (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as John V. White|
|DRAKE, Levi||Lally Cove, Fortune District||5195||19||George Drake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COOPER, George||Normans Cove, Trinity District||3773||24||J.G. Piercey (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HUNT, James||Grand Falls, Twillingate - Bonavista, Bonavista District||564||23||Elizabeth Hunt (p)||Paper hanger||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No|
|CARTER, James||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||4591||23||Fanny Vickers (p)||Blacksmith||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RENDELL, Sidney G.||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||2163||21||Arthur Rendell (p)||Paper maker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DODMAN, Leslie||Grand Bank, Burin District||8146||21||Amelia Smith (o)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|