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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 archives@therooms.ca 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 Datesort descending Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
REID, Dugald Stewart 50 Charlton Street, St. John's 1214 21 Sarah Elizabeth Reid (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CULL, Stephen Bard [Barr'd] Islands, Fogo District 1789 19 Elijah Cull (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHEARS, John Robert Robinsons, St. George District 1274 21 Robert Shears (p) Locomotive fireman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DRISCOLL, Arthur St. John's 1054 19 Virtue Driscoll (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
LEGROW, Reuben Bauline, St. John's East District 1972 26 Ambrose LeGrow (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
MCNEIL, T.M. No information 0-146 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger
HOPKINS, Thomas Roland Hearts Content, Trinity District 887 23 Mr. And Mrs. Hopkins (p) Draper 1915 No No
BARTER, Alexander Cape La Hune, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1563 22 George Andrew Barter (o) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PHILLIPS, George Whitbourne, Trinity District 1164 22 Sarah Phillips (p) Lumberman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 PDF
KENNELL, Ebenezer Western Bay, Bay de Verde District 1548 26 Jessie Kennell (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist No No
CURRAN, Daniel St. John's 1022 20 Ann Curran (p) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PLOUGHMAN, John Port Rexton, Trinity District 890 21 Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ploughman (p) Teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COOPER, Ward Millertown, Twillingate District 1945 19 Mrs. J. Jones (p) Fireman 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
CROCKER, Harrison Heart's Delight, Trinity Bay, Trinity District 1186 19 Emily Crocker (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ROWSELL, Walter Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 1801 19 Samuel Rowsell (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
WALTERS, Joseph Champneys, Trinity District 1855 23 John Walters (p) Student 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 123
MEANEY, Ronald Joseph St. John's 1353 18 Dennis Meaney (p) Waiter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
NOSEWORTHY, Heber St. John's 1167 19 Hannah Noseworthy (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist No No
DOWNTON, Frederick T. 180 Pleasant Street, St. John's 1916 19 Mrs. Downton (p) Pattern maker 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROWE, Henry St. John's 1118 23 Jacob Rowe (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, April 17, 1918
READ, John H. Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2016 17 Mrs. H.J. (Lillian) Read (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents.
BROWN, Bertram Laurenceton, Botwood, Twillingate District 1382 20 Selina Brown (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SPURRELL, Frank [Francis Joseph] St. John's 979 19 John Spurrell (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.
GILLETT, Philip Exploits, Twillingate District 1697 20 Walter Gillett (o) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, June 20, 1917
PAFFORD, Chesley St. John's 1604 19 Lillis Pafford (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
MCGRATH, James J. St. John's 1231 21 William McGrath (p) Cabman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SHEPPARD, William Pools Island, Bonavista District 2012 22 George Sheppard (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
CORMEY, George Codroy, St. George District 1407 23 Mary Cormey (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SAUNDERS, Henry James (Harry) 379 (369) South Side Road, St. John's 1215 25 Jane Saunders (p); Agnes Saunders (s) Truckman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918; changed next of kin from mother to wife.
PEET, Thomas Arthur St. John's 1042 28 J.B. Peet (p) Tailor 1915 Methodist No No
JONES, Arthur Broad Cove [St. Phillips], St. John's West District 1806 32 Susannah (p) Farmer 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
THISTLE, Albert St. John's 1094 19 Lavinia Thistle (p) Truckman 1915 Methodist No No
CLARKE, Stephen Mortier Bay, Marystown, Burin District 1933 22 Henry Clarke (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SWAFFIELD, Wilfred Cartwright, Labrador 2018 19 William Ernest Swaffield (p) Book keeper 1915 No No
DOYLE, Edward St. John's 1299 18 Mrs. Doyle (p) Barber 1915 Roman Catholic No No
JESSO, Leo Francis Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1812 19 Joseph Jesso (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
FLYNN, Thomas Joseph St. John's 1397 19 Elizabeth Flynn (p) Cutter (tailor) 1915 No No
CLARK, Howard Samuel Glenwood, Twillingate District 1455 22 Richard Scott Clarke (p) Trapper 1915 Methodist No No PDF Previously transcribed as Clarke
WALSH, Herbert Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 1872 22 William Walsh (of Stephen) (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GILLINGHAM, Kenneth J. St. John's 2037 18 William Gillingham (p) Electrician 1915 No No
HEFFORD, Thomas Berkley New Harbour, Trinity District 1532 21 Lydia Hefford (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BOWEN, Frances Joseph St.Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 1753 21 James Bowen (of Thomas) (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, Phillip Francis Bell Island, St. John's East District 1889 17 Margaret Power (p) Office clerk 1915 No No
HACKETT, David Manual St. John's 1097 22 Mrs. David Hackett (s) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HYNES, Frank Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 1718 19 Vincent Hynes (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917 Includes newspaper clipping about POW Pte. Coombs, #747, mentioning Hynes, and letter from Richard Hines, of Indian Islands, inquiring as to whether or not this POW could be his son.
MACLEOD, Neil St. John's 841 19 Mrs. Mathew Peckham (o) Butcher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
MORRIS, William Robinsons Head, St. George District 1581 20 Harry Morris (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, October 13, 1916
EDGECOMBE, Silas Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District 1251 22 Gennett/Janet Edgecombe (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, July 11, 1916
FITZPATRICK, Alphonsus Conche, St. Barbe District 1904 18 Bridget Fitzpatrick (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, January 29, 1916
BUTLER, Edward William Fogo, Fogo District 1567 23 Phoebe Butler (p) Fireman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916