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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 email@example.com 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|
|POWER, Maurice||Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District||2318||23||Peter Power (p)||Brakeman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHORTALL, Richard Aloysius||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||0-78 - 395||23||Richard and Catherine Shortall (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Includes document for Owen William Steele, 0-89 - 326 and Leo M. Shortall, 1940.|
|BAIRD, John Joseph||321 Water Street, St. John's||648||23||Samuel Baird (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEGGE, James||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||5806||23||Edmund Legge (p)||Seaman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PATEY, John||St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Mary's District||6117||23||Mary Patey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PARSONS, Reuben||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1633||23||Richards Parsons Sr. (of Joseph)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THOMAS, Albert||Kings Point, Twillingate District||5511||23||George Thomas (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ROMAINE, Harold||Port au Port, St. George District||2169||23||Mrs. John Romaine (p)||Papermaker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|FITZGERALD, Thomas||Open Hall, Bonavista District||6111||23||Alice Fitzgerald (p)||Engineer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FREEMAN, Gerald||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||8006||23||Albert E. Freeman (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PERRY, George W.||Indian Island, Fogo District||5384||23||Jesse Perry (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Keywood||Bluff Head Cove, Twillingate District||3320||23||Robert Rideout (p)||Sailor||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|LANNON, James||Carters Hill, St. John's||3205||23||Patrick Lannon (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|WALDRON, Frederick||Spaniards Cove, Harbour Grace District||4890||23||William Waldron (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Leonard||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1420||23||Eliza Jane Sheppard (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAYNES, William||134 Duckworth Street, St. John's||0-257 - 1974||23||William Haynes (p)||Book keeper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PYNN, Charles||Quirpon, St. Barbe District||1953||23||Sarah Pynn (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|TEMPLEMAN, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5883||23||Selina Templeman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|POWER, Patrick||Avondale, Harbour Main District||5106||23||John Power (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RIGGS, George||Grand Bank, Burin District||4085||23||William Riggs (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BEMISTER, John G.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||0-36 - 1181||23||F.P. Bemister (p)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|STRIDE, Ambrose William||Bridgeport, Twillingate District||1326||23||James Stride (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, June 19, 1916||Photographs of grave-site included.|
|BRENSON, Samuel||Loon Bay, Twillingate District||2588||23||George Brenson (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Kader||Salvage, Bonavista District||2055||23||Isaac Squires||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Saturday, February 23, 1918||POW Date: 1917|
|TOMS, Augustus||Kings Point, Twillingate District||2561||23||Esau Toms (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, February 1, 1917|
|LARNER, Cyril||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||426||23||Sarah Larner (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANTHONY, William Charles||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||3139||23||Samuel Anthony (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HOWELL, Charles A.||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||3284||23||Charles Howell (p)||Miner||1916||No||No|
|NORRIS, Daniel||Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District||5285||23||Henry Thomas Norris (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNY, Isaac||Brooklyn, Bonavista District||3686||23||Charles Penny (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, October 26, 1918|
|PEDDLE, William||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||4862||23||Edward Peddle (p)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HODDER, Harold W.||Spruce Street, St. John's||6280||23||William J. Hodder (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WEIR, William H.||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||8444||23||Thomas Weir (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|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.|
|PAINTER, George T.||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||3506||23||Mrs. Arthur Painter (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PIKE, Stanley Gordon||St. John's||1235||23||Mrs. William Pike (p)||Office clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, August 10, 1916|
|DICKS, Charles||Flat Islands, Burin District||2881||23||Mrs. Jacob Miller (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MIFFLEN, James||Bonavista, Bonavista District||0-186 - 419||23||Mrs. Arthur Miles (p)||Trader||1914||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Mifflin|
|SMITH, Isaac||Bishops Cove, Harbour Grace District||5307||23||Josiah Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, William||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||2311||23||Thomas Sullivan (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BIRD, Daniel Vincent||Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District||2117||23||Mrs. John Bird (p)||Paper maker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||See also service #2118, William O'Reilly, for a letter from Bird|
|AYRE, Gerald Walter||Circular Road, St. John's||0-106 - 869||23||Fred W. Ayre (p)||Salesman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|TILLEY, Andrew||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde||5266||23||William Tilley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Lilley.|
|BLANCHE, John||Jersey Side, Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||5265||23||Frank Blanche (p)||Fireman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLLINS, Thomas||64 Cabot Street, St. John's||3288||23||Mrs. Thomas Collins (s)||Engineer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLARKE, John||Dunfield, Trinity District||3642||23||Jacob Clarke (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1160X; Variant spelling of name - Clarke|
|ELSON, Frank||Botwood, Twillingate District||4930||23||Henry Elson (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HISCOCK, Alfred||Fleming Street, St. John's||3447||23||Hilda Hiscock (s)||Engineer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, March 14, 1918|
|MARTIN, William H. A.||Cornwall Avenue, St. John's||2573||23||Arthur Martin (p)||Electrical engineer||1916||Methodist||No||No||Part of file of Ebenezer Wiseman also included, see service # 2523. #2573 was assigned in error.|
|PENNEY, Vincent||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||6175||23||Philip Penney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|