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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
PARSONS, William F. Bell Island, St. John's East District 3968 18 Albert Parsons (p) Engineer 1917 Methodist No No
MANNING, Thomas Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 4437 18 William Manning (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MILLER, Robert Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5949 18 William Miller (p) Bank clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LACEY, Edward La Scie, St. Barbe District 5667 18 James Lacey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BURTON, Brendan J. St. John's 2033 18 Patrick Burton (p) Printer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
JOHNSTON, Charles William 8 Hunts Lane, St. John's 4024 18 Edward Johnston (p) Draper 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUIRES, Alfred Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 6164 18 Robert Squires (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, Andrew Old Shop, Trinity District 4386 18 James Smith (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARTIGAN, Raymond Rencontre, Fortune District 5380 18 William Hartigan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PYNN, William H. Silverdale, Twillingate District 8026 18 Arthur A. Pynn (p) Woodsman 1917 Salvation Army No No
BOBBETT, Matthew McCallum Harbour, Fortune District 3541 18 John Bobbett (p) Sailor 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, March 13, 1918 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bobbitt.
COLES, John D. Ladle Cove, Fogo District 4203 18 Samuel Coles (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
DICKS, Almer Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3539 18 Frederick Dicks (p) Sailor 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918 See also service #0-183, Norman Alexander McLeod
ONEILL, William Pennywell Road, St. John's 2442 18 Arthur O'Neill (o) Assistant steward 1916 Roman Catholic No No
EASTMAN, Willis Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3155 18 Joseph Eastman (p) Mill man 1916 Salvation Army No No
OAKE, Henry Change Islands, North End, Fogo District 2672 18 Josiah Oake (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, August 17, 1917
BRADBURY, Cecil 159 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 3569 18 Stephen Bradbury (p) Telegrapher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16
RALPH, Cecil Flat Islands, Bonavista District 5201 18 George Ralph (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, June 10, 1918
LUSH, William Little Bay, Twillingate District 5534 18 William Lush (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BOYD, Joseph F. St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 1854 18 William Boyd (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REDMOND, Rivlyn Patrick 91 Carters Hill, St. John's n/a 18 Student 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special),
VIGUERS, Clifford Bay Bulls Road, St. John's West District 8472 18 William Viguers (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers not included; variant spelling of name: Viquers.
BILLARD, Victor Llewelyn Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2494 18 William Billard (p) Telegraph operator 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variation in name: Billiard
LEE, Benjamin Grand Bank, Burin District 4082 18 Mrs. E.H. Lee (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No See service record 1134.
SPRY, Martin 39 Casey Street, St. John's 4392 18 Edward Spry (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, Orlando Trinity East, Trinity District 2670 18 George Brown (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, February 25, 1917
STONE, Harry Joseph Main Street, Bell Island, St. John's East District 2755 18 William Stone (p) Mechanic 1916 Yes No Monday, April 23, 1917 Photograph of grave-site included.
LANNON, John Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 2805 18 Patrick Lannon (p) Mine engine driver 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MOORE, Gordon Martin 76 Circular Road, St. John's 2998 18 Laura Noore (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DIAMOND, Frederick William Flat Island, Burin District 2332 18 John Diamond (p) Fisherman 1916 Presbyterian No Yes POW Date: 1917
BENOIT, Laurence Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District 8255 18 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
KENT, James 20 Georges Street, St. John's 2087 18 Peter Kent (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CASE, William Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde district 4588 18 John Case (p) Assistant surveyor 1918 Methodist No No
STRONG, Ross Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District 3786 18 Charles Strong (o) Mechanic 1917 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, April 16, 1918 Identified as Ward S.R. Strong on probate correspondence.
PADDICK, Levi Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2558 18 James Paddick (p) Moulder in foundry 1916 Methodist No No PDF
LAGATDU, Yvsey Cape St. George, St. George District 8442 18 Yvsey Lagatdu (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Yvsey on attestation papers; common spelling is Yves.
HATCHER, Philip Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2661 18 Henry H. Hatcher (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SULLIVAN, Peter Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District 2786 18 John Sullivan (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF
KEEPING, Stanley Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2697 18 Mrs. James Keeping (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Sunday, November 19, 1916
THORNE, Joseph Grand Bank, Burin District 3149 18 Joseph Thorne (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 23, 1917 Died 19 December, 1917. Meningitis.
MURPHY, Leo Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 4587 18 Thomas Murphy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MILLER, Oliver Flat Island, Burin District 8407 18 Mary Ann Morgan (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
JACOBS, Arthur Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District 4996 18 William Jacobs (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
FRASER, Nutting Stewart 234 Duckworth Street, St. John's 0-47 - 1183 18 Dr. N.S. Fraser (p) 1914 No No Attested for short service.
CORNICK, Chesley Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3649 18 William Cornick (p) Papermaker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, Thomas M. 10 McDougall Street, St. John's 4490 18 Thomas Murphy Sr. (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HALLETT, Harold Great Burin, Burin District 4319 18 Joseph Hallett (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
HEWITT, Stephen Allandale Road, St. John's 8497 18 Stephen Hewitt (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
SYME, Archibald A. Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 0-271 - 3819 18 Elizabeth M. Syme (p) Bank clerk 1917 Presbyterian No No
GOSNEY, Ernest Alfred Black River, Placentia-St. Marys District 2822 18 Archibald Gosney (p) Cook 1916 No No