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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|
|OQUINN, James||South Branch, Grand River, St. George District||3481||18||Peter O'Quinn (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||See # 3418 for misfiled document|
|CHAMPION, Joseph||Botwood, Twillingate District||8422||36||Sarah Champion (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FOSS, Arthur||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5677||22||Sarah Foss (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WHELAN, William||Cupids, Port de Grave Distri||5644||18||William Whelan (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JANES, Thomas Patrick||60 McFarlane Street, St. John's||136||20||John Janes (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCDONALD, Donald Richard||West Cul de Sac, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5561||19||Lucy McDonald (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEAN, Baxter W||Brookfield, Bonavista District||0-270 - 3838||21||Job Kean (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|CUTLER, Howard Frank||St. George, St. George District||899||19||Edward Cutler (p)||Mail clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, James||Cartwright, Labrador||5789||28||Harry Martin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOORE, Paul P.||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||1705||19||Reverend Edwin Moore (p)||Student||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BELLOWS, Levi||Curling, St. George District||903||20||Robert Bellows (p)||Locomotion fireman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|MERCER, Azariah||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||8263||22||Emily Mercer (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1598X.|
|CONSTABLE, Arch B||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||0-275 - 2109||18||Toni Constable (o)||Office clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|JACKSON, Harold||Newtown, Stockton on Tees, England, United Kingdom||1543||24||Sarah Jackman (p)||Draper||1915||No||No|
|TEE, William||Burnt Cove, Twillingate District||5761||21||William Lee (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Attestation and signature is Tee; some documents completed as Lee. Previously transcribed as Lee.|
|HERRITT, Matthew||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5837||26||Matthew Herritt (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FLYNN, Harold George||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||6302||20||James Flynn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BRAKE, Alphonsus Joseph||Marystown, Burin District||1762||20||Julia Ann Martin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JERRETT, Elim||Cavendish, Trinity District||8100||18||Ruth Jerrett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|COLEMAN, Francis (Frank)||49 Carters Hill, St. John's||2527||20||James Coleman (o)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GREENING, Eleazar Philip||Musgravetown. Bonavista District||2795||23||Gideon Greening (p)||Locomotive fireman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|CAREW, William Patrick||33 Patrick Street, St. John's||469||21||David Carew (p)||Fireman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Abraham [Abram]||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||2766||19||John Roberts (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BRAZIL, Richard||12 1/2 Prospect Street, St. John's||2217||20||Emma Brazil (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918. Variant spelling of name - Brazill.|
|PAYNE, Frank||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5801||23||Thomas Payne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POPE, Allan S.||Fogo, Fogo District||5965||23||George Pope (p)||School teacher||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BARRETT, Gregory||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||1822||20||Mary Healy (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WISEMAN, Gerald [Garland]||Musgravetown, Bonavista District||4997||22||Fred Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name - Attested as Gerald; most forms and correspondence as Garland; in 1935 Census as Garland|
|CORMIER, Joseph||Bank Head, St. George District||5007||18||Patrick Cormier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ATTWOOD, Charles||Safe Harbour, Bonavista District||1977||18||Maria and William Attwood (p)ict||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|THOMAS, John||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6030||20||James Thomas (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURRAY, Alfred Seymour||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||39||19||John Spence (o)||Fireman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KELLY, John Joseph||29 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||188||22||Henry Kelly (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PELLEY, Abner||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||4933||21||Herbert Pelley (o)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WEST, Henry||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||1591||23||William Burke (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|KEARLEY, William J.||Blaketown, Trinity District||2372||18||Charles Kearley (p)||Postmaster||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|WHITE, Peter||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3635||20||Ellen (John) Critch (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HAYES, Patrick Joseph||Bollardstown, Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||2335||24||Edward Hayes (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|DYKE, Job||Salvage Bay, Bonavista District||2623||23||Edward Dyke (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STUCKLESS, John||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||4796||22||Aaron Stuckless (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SINNOTT, William Joseph||St. John's||1040||24||Mrs. William Sinnott (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NOLAN, Robert||Corbin, Burin District||2900||22||Mrs. Garrett Nolan (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARVEY, Ralph||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||8270||18||Alexander Harvey (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|RYAN, Joshua Charles||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3108||21||Naomi H. Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|GRACE, William A.||10 Knight Street, St. John's||0-119 - 2259||19||John Grace (p)||Foreman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|WHEATON, Edwin||Millertown, Twillingate District||8148||30||Sarah Wheaton (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|ELLSWORTH, Gideon||Carmanville, Fogo District||1528||23||Julia Ellsworth (p)||Fisherman||1915||No||No||Out of sequence in service ledger. Follows 1537.|
|COUSINS, Joseph||Goulds, Conception Bay, Port de Grave district||5080||19||Thomas Cousins (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHESSION, Norsis [CHAISSON, Narcissus]||Cape St. George, St. George District||4244||21||Jane Shession (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Norsis Shession was a misspelling of Narcis Chaisson. Variant spelling also includes Narcais or Narcis Chaisson.|
|NURSE, Alfred||Champneys, Trinity District||3293||26||Annie Walters (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|