19 July 2015

Newfoundland Military Records

Page images of First World War soldiers' service files from the 1st Newfoundland Regiment, renamed to Royal Newfoundland Regiment in 1917, are online at www.therooms.ca/regiment/part3_database.asp

There are 2,247 soldiers names. Most were born in Newfoundland although 27 were from England, 16 from Scotland, five from Russia and one each from Northern Ireland and Wales. There were two Hoddinotts, both fatalities and 10 Collins' with six fatalities.

I sampled the file for John Vincent Temple, from a family I'd previously researched, and found it had 42 pages including much correspondence.

Thanks to Shirley Crampton for the tip.

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