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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 ascending Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
DODGE, John English Harbour East, Fortune District 6138 24 George Dodge (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WATKINS, Leander G. Botwood, Twillingate District 6304 24 Ephraim Watkins (p) Cook 1918 Methodist No No
COISH, Chesley Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District 5854 19 George Coish (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEMOINE, Joseph E. Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4296 23 Philip LeMoine (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CASHIN, Edward St. George, St. George District 4995 20 Francis Cashin (p) Electrician 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, John Squid Tickle, Bonavista District 5442 19 William Brown (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WISEMAN, Goodwin Little Bay Island, Twillingate District 5456 20 Frederick Wiseman (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SKEFFINGTON, John Glovertown, Bonavista District 5172 22 Adam Skeffington (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
HARRIS, Harold James Great Harbour, Fortune Bay 4406 20 Andrew Harris (p) 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STUDLEY, Sidney Indian Burying Place, Twillingate District 5678 23 Henry Studley (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BROOKING, Edwin Glovertown, Bonavista District 5440 19 Robert Brooking (p) Farmer 1918 Methodist No No
LARKINS, William Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 5023 20 Mary Ann Larkins (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Larkin
KEHOE, John Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5776 20 John Kehoe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RICHARDS, Allan Feild Street, St. John's 5476 22 Susie Richards (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MISKELL, Peter J. Lyons Square, St. John's 4565 19 Frank Miskell (p) Grocer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HALLEY, Albert Upper Battery Road, St. John's 5448 24 Ellen Halley (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MILES, Augustus Bonavista, Bonavista District 4856 29 Susan Miles (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 1, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included
LEWIS, Herbert Barr'd Island, Fogo District 6022 22 Silas Lewis (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WEIR, Albert Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 6208 20 Elezar Weir (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
SMITH, Isaac Bishops Cove, Harbour Grace District 5307 23 Josiah Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, Allan Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4379 20 William Parsons (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
BURTON, Azarella La Scie, St. Barbe District 5611 22 Moses Burton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ENGLAND, William Campbellton, Twillingate District 4349 27 Mary Ann England (nee Bridgett) (s) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
READER, Harold Bonavista, Bonavista District 4507 20 William S. Reader (p) Commercial traveller 1918 Methodist No No
BENNETT, John Cape St. George, St. George District 6101 19 Annie Bennett (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCKAY, Stewart Seal Cove, White Bay, St. Barbe district 5613 20 Edward McKay (p) 1918 Yes No Monday, July 8, 1918 Date of Death: 08 July 1918 from CWGC File missing. Information from service ledger. MacKay in CWGC
KEEPING, Arthur Rencontre, Fortune District 6264 22 William John Keeping (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUGDEN, Heber Petley, Trinity District 4792 18 Benjamin Bugden (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GRANDY, Fred Garnish, Fortune District 6128 21 William Grandy (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
MCCOURT, Philip 190 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4578 25 Minnie McCourt (o) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CUFF, Albert Bonavista, Bonavista District 4814 24 Mrs. William Cuff (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No Notes: Previously transcribed as Alfred.
HOWELL, Malcolm Freshwater, Conception Bay, Bay de Verde District 4914 19 Julia (William) Howell (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PUDDISTER, John Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's 5446 20 Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LEE, Lawrence Riverhead, St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 5874 20 Joseph Lee (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BRENCUN - BRENTON, Arthur Williamsport, St. Barbe District 6023 24 William Brencun (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Arthur Brenton is listed as a resident of Williamsport in the 1935 and 1945 Newfoundland census; attestation paper gives spelling as Brenceen. Variant spelling: Brencun, Brensun.
SMITH, Fred G. Fortune, Burin District 6194 24 Emma Smith (p) Store keeper 1918 Methodist No No
STURGE, Esau Brookfield, Bonavista District 6238 21 Victoria Sturge (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MOORS, Jonathan Leonard Woody Point, St. Barbe District 5685 19 William Moores (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: surname spelled Moores by clerk, recruit's signature is Moors.
STAGG, Alexander Birchy Cove, Bonavista District 4312 18 Joseph Stagg (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Photograph of grave-site included.
BUTLER, Samuel Foxtrap, Harbour Main District 5539 22 Job Butler (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MAHONEY, Frank 336 Water Street West, St. John's 4310 20 Thomas Mahoney (p) Mechanical dentist(?) 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RICHARDS, Robie Mundy Pond Road, St. John's n/a 17 Drummer (formerly druggist) 1918 No No Attestation papers not included (underaged) - No service number, listed as drummer (special); misfiled documents microfilmed under Regt.# 4702.
GARNISH [CORNISH], Thomas Rencontre, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5566 20 John Garnish [Cornish] (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name: Documents completed as Garnish; family name is Cornish.
ANTLE, Peter Turks Cove, Trinity district 5604 21 Philip Antle (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Also contains four documents relating to Service # 663 John Antle.
FORD, Bert Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4835 21 Mrs. Alfred Ford (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CROCKER, Edwin Swift Current, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5962 19 John Crocker (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MCCARTHY, Charles Carbonear, Carbonear District 4969 26 Charles McCarthy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PEARCEY, William J. Hopeall, Trinity District 5220 20 May Pritchard (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
ABBOTT, Solomon Pools Island, Bonavista District 4818 18 Adam Abbott (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARROTT, Malcolm Winterton, Trinity District 5924 22 John Parrott (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No