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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 Enlistmentsort descending Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
CURREN, Charles 239 Theatre Hill, St. John's 3800 18 Thomas Curren (p) Bank clerk 1917 Presbyterian No No Variant spelling of name - Curran.
THOMAS, Gordon 8 Barnes Road, St. John's 3498 18 H.J. Thomas (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist - Congregationalist Yes No Wednesday, October 16, 1918 PDF Discrepancy in religion. Photograph included.
WATTS, Wesley Frenchs Lane, Signal Hill, St. John's 2226 18 Albert Abbott Watts (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
IVANY, Jack 39 Freshwater Road, St. John's 8309 18 William Ivany (p) Teamster 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Ivaney.
SQUIRES, Peter St. Phillips, St. John's West District 4354 18 Caleb Squires (p) Cooper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No A letter concerning his underage status is located on Reel 239, file 4029 John Duder.
POLLARD, Pleymon Botwood, Twillingate District 1667 18 Arthur Pollard (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
LEMONT, Allan Cape St. George, St. George District 8443 18 Ephraim Lemont (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ANDERSON, William Arthur Hearts Content, Trinity District 0-289 - 3889 18 Dr. Arthur Anderson (p) Student 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARNES, John C Leslie Street, St. John's 3614 18 Jessie (Ebenezer) Barnes (p) Shellmaker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 15, 1918
HARRIS, Alex Bristols Hope, Carbonear District 4690 18 James Harris (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALTERS, John Bank Head, St. George District 8415 18 Mrs. Young (o) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WARREN, Eli New Perlican, Trinity District 5879 18 John Warren (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RENDELL, Ernest John New Harbour, Trinity District 1906 18 William Rendell (o) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 Previously transcribed as Randell.
KEEGAN, Patrick St. John's 5597 18 Lawrence Keegan (p) Bank clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DONNELLY, Thomas 87 Circular Road, St. John's 8147 18 John Donnelly (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SHERREN, Nelson L. Point Leamington, Twillingate District 2458 18 George Sherren (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes Yes Monday, May 7, 1917 Nelson Sherren was reported missing 14 April 1917; family correspondence indicated he was seen alive as a Prisoner of War after 14 April; a memorandum, dated 2 Sept. 1919, stated a grave at Douai Communal Cemetery, France, was presumed to be Sherren's; CWGC records his death as 7 May 1917 while in enemy hands. Discrepancy in name: Recorded as Sherran in CWGC
WALTERS, Norman Champneys, Trinity District 3599 18 Joseph Walters (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, James Joseph 8 Sebastian Street, St. John's 2352 18 James Martin (p) Teamster 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
KING, Thomas Martin Lewisporte, Twillingate District 2508 18 Jane French (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No
ALCOCK, Pearce Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 8397 18 Uriah Alcock (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROBERTS, Allan 240 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 2205 18 Mrs. Azariah Roberts (p) Boiler maker 1916 Methodist No No
THISTLE, Francis Gander Bay, Fogo District 2687 18 Maurice Thistle (p) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 30, 1917
MURPHY, William 122 Water Street West, St. John's 2407 18 Lewis Murphy (p) Scholar 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JEWER, Ford R. W. Lewisporte, Twillingate District 3399 18 Joseph Jewer (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
WHITE, Raymond Trinity, Trinity District 3286 18 William White (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAYES, Patrick Joseph St. John's 1239 18 John Hayes (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BROWN, Elijah Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4646 18 Elijah Brown Sr. (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TAVERNER, Henry Hearts Content, Trinity District 3316 18 Mrs. Henry Rowe (p) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16 ; Discrepancy in spelling of name - Tavener, Tavenor.
MURPHY, James Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 4665 18 Charles Murphy (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DUHART, Joseph St. George, St. George District 8366 18 Mary Duhart (o) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HALL, Chesley 261 Theatre Hill, St. John's 4157 18 George Hall (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHIPMAN, Norman Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 4983 18 Solomon Chipman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SIMMS, Wallace Rencontre, Fortune District 3504 18 Richard Simms (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARK, William Curleys [Kerley's] Harbour, Trinity Bay, Trinity district 2268 18 Joseph Clark (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
WOODLAND, Samuel Greenspond, Bonavista District 3169 18 Edward Woodland (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
LUDLOW, John Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District 3871 18 Benjamin Ludlow (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GLADNEY, James Joseph St. John's 771 18 Annie Clarke (p) Fireman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
TURNER, Raymond 128 Bond Street, St. John's 4463 18 Captain Joseph Turner (p) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
HOGAN, Bernard Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 2252 18 Gerald Hogan (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917.
TOBIN, John Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 8278 18 Alphonsus Tobin (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
KNOTT, Cecil James Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2882 18 Robert Knott (p) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Wednesday, May 2, 1917 POW Date: 1917
CAINES, Walter Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 1954 18 Michael Caines (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MEWS, Harry George Reginald 114 Military Road, St. John's 0-134 - 2834 18 Arthur Mews (p) Bank clerk 1916 Methodist No No
LOCKE, Edwin J. Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 3989 18 Philip Locke (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
HURDLE, Arthur William Dunfield, Trinity District 1091 18 Jessie Hurdle (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, November 21, 1917
MOULTON, Richard Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 4534 18 John Moulton (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAYNES, Robert Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 3495 18 Eleazer Haynes (p) Miner 1917 Salvation Army No No
WALSH, William Francis 6 Fleming Street, St. John's 2980 18 John Walsh (p) Banker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
DICKS, Cecil Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3905 18 Edward Dicks (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STRIDE, Albert Botwood, Twillingate District 1638 18 John Stride (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No