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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
NASH, Thomas 22 Adelaide Street, St. John's 4399 18 Margaret Nash (p) Assistant bookkeeper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WOODLAND, Samuel Greenspond, Bonavista District 3169 18 Edward Woodland (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
RUSSELL, John St. John's 917 18 Edward Russell (p) Confectioner 1915 Methodist No No
BUGDEN, Heber Petley, Trinity District 4792 18 Benjamin Bugden (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ELLIS, William 14 Gear Street, St. John's 4237 18 Joseph Ellis (p) Printer 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16
HART, Ralph Champneys East, Trinity District 8102 18 Mr. And Mrs. Albert Hart (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOLLAND, Michael J. St. John's 1634 18 Richard Holland (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
TILLEY, William Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 3982 18 James Tilley (p) Baker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MULLEY, Harold Blackhead, Bay de Verde District 5098 18 John Mulley (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
PHELAN, James 77 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 2420 18 James Phelan (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
BENOIT, Paul Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District 8300 18 Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers not included.
SAUNDERS, John Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5648 18 Joseph Saunders (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Sanders.
RODGERS, Thomas St. John's 2632 18 Stephen Rodgers (p) Butcher 1916 Roman Catholic Yes Yes Tuesday, April 17, 1917 POW Date: 1917. Photograph of grave-site included
HANRAHAN, Gerald 49 Barters Hill, St. John's 4432 18 Bridget Hanrahan (p) Barber 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, John Bulls Cove, Burin District 2743 18 George Martin (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
THOMPSON, Walter 15 Larkins Square, St. John's 138 18 William Thompson (p) Longshoreman - boiler maker 1914 Methodist No No
COX, Lloyd Goulds, St. John's West District 4195 18 Ida Cox (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FOWLOW, Arthur Trinity, Trinity District 3730 18 Martin Fowlow (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MILES, Samuel Bonavista, Bonavista District 3477 18 Mrs. Leah Miles (p) Student 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MYLES, Hubert Laurenceton, Twillingate District 3817 18 Andrew Myles (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Variation in name: family spelling is Miles
SERRICK, Claude Cupids, Port de Grave District 4434 18 Alexander Serrick (p) Student 1918 Methodist No No Signature is Claude; forms completed as Claud.
KIELLY, William Joseph Petty Harbour, St. John's West district 2485 18 Nora Kielly (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
FIFIELD, Frederick Bonavista, Bonavista District 3473 18 Charles Fifield (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, March 27, 1918
SPARKES, Hubert Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 3580 18 Thomas Sparkes (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Sparks.
PITTMAN, Thomas Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District 3556 18 John Pittman (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HUTCHINGS, Richard Whitbourne, Trinity District 3366 18 Ambrose Hutchings (o) 1916 Yes No Saturday, March 30, 1918 File missing, Information from Service ledger.
RYAN, James Freshwater Road, St. John's 3463 18 Martin Ryan (p) Farmer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HEWITT, Stephen Allandale Road, St. John's 8497 18 Stephen Hewitt (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
BRADBURY, Samuel 165 Pleasant Street, St. John's 5829 18 Henry W. Bradbury (p) Electrician 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POWELL, Baxter Happy Adventure, Bonavista District 8074 18 Emeline Powell (o) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
DOOLEY, Thomas Richard 23 1/2 Maxse Street, St. John's 2294 18 Francis Dooley (p) Printer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BRENTON, John Samuel Bulls Cove, Burin District 2932 18 Henry Brenton (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MUGFORD, Walter 17 Tessier Place, St. John's 1211 18 Carolina Mugford (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ONEILL, Michael Joseph St. John's 763 18 A. O'Neill (o) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
CRANE, John C. Tilton, Harbour Grace District 4074 18 John Crane (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918
WINSOR, Claude Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 4112 18 Mrs. Winsor (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
HALFYARD, Wallace Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3793 18 William Halfyard (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 22, 1918
MOORE, James E. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2189 18 William Moore (p) Papermaker 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, February 8, 1917
SEYMOUR, Lester Botwood, Twillingate District 3708 18 Louisa Seymour (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
DAY, Tobias Fortune Harbour, Green Bay, Twillingate District 4913 18 James Day (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CONNELLY, Michael St. George, St. George District 4130 18 Thomas Connelly (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Connolly
SMITH, Patrick J. 44 Signal Hill Road, St. John's 2222 18 Michael Smith (p) Draper 1916 Roman Catholic No No
STEVENSON, Robert Louis Ship Head, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2622 18 Albert Stevenson (p) Sailor 1916 Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1699X. No No
NOSEWORTHY, Roland Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 4497 18 Nathaniel Noseworthy (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
RAINES, James St. John's 4344 18 William Raines (p) Mail carrier 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TORRAVILLE, Alfred Leslie Southside, Fogo, Fogo District 2908 18 William Torraville (p) Coal trimmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NORTH, Robert Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2596 18 George North (p) Student 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
GILLINGHAM, Maurice Glenwood, Twillingate District 3636 18 Esau Gillingham (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
READ, Charles Woody Point, St. Barbe District 8251 18 Charles Read (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
ORGAN, James 122 Military Road, St. John's 5108 18 Michael Organ (p) Accountant 1918 Roman Catholic No No