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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
CROCKER, Andrew P. Port Blandford, Bonavista District 8228 18 William Crocker (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
WALSH, Patrick 77 Lime Street, St. John's 8503 18 James Walsh (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LANDER, Stewart Bonavista, Bonavista District 4850 18 James Lander (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BROWN, Louis Salvage, Bonavista District 2044 18 Henry Brown (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
WHELAN, James Horse Cove Line, St. John's 3560 18 Priscilla (James) Whelan (p) Wood cutter 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918 Includes Whelen as a variant spelling
TAYLOR, William B. Carbonear, Carbonear District 2591 18 Lemuel Taylor (p) Clerk 1916 1916 No No
LEMONT, Allan Cape St. George, St. George District 8443 18 Ephraim Lemont (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
FREEMAN, Robert Fogo, Fogo District 4066 18 Susan Freeman (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PAYNE, Bernard Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1874 18 John Payne(p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ALLEN, Thomas Burin, Burin District 3333 18 Alice Bugden (o) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: Signature is Allen; documents also use Allan.
BOLAND, William Riverhead, St. Mary's, Placentia-St. Mary's District 6160 18 Bernard Boland (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HARRIS, Alex Bristols Hope, Carbonear District 4690 18 James Harris (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LANNON, John Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 2805 18 Patrick Lannon (p) Mine engine driver 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CAREW, Edward Bell Island, St. John's East District 4603 18 Mary Carew (p) Machinists helper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HOLLOWAY, Whittier Portland, Bonavista District 3768 18 James M. Holloway (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
GOODYEAR, Lemuel Gordon Carmanville, Fogo District 4213 18 Maud Wheaton (o) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BECK, James St. Lawrence, Burin District 4902 18 Cyrus Beck (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FRAMPTON, William J. 38 Powers Court, Signal Hill Road, St. John's 2280 18 Mrs. William Frampton (p) Carpenter 1916 No Yes POW Date: 1917
DONNELLY, Thomas 87 Circular Road, St. John's 8147 18 John Donnelly (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
DOBBIN, Charles Holyrood, Harbour Main District 2539 18 Denis Dobbin (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CORNICK, Chesley Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3649 18 William Cornick (p) Papermaker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CURTIS, Roland 28 Joy Place, off Princes Street, St. John's 1996 18 Archibald Curtis (p) Packer 1915 Methodist No No
MILLER, Oliver Flat Island, Burin District 8407 18 Mary Ann Morgan (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MACDONALD, Thomas 31 Carnell Street, St. John's 2211 18 Stephen John MacDonald (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
FRASER, Raymond Danson 101 Young Street, St. John's 0-46 - 3127 18 W.F. Fraser (p) Student 1916 No No
KNIGHT, Elmo Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2153 - 8184 18 John Knight (p) Paper makers help / lumberman 1916 Methodist No No Attested with Newfoundland Regiment 1916; transferred to Forestry Companies in 1917.
DUHART, Joseph St. George, St. George District 8366 18 Mary Duhart (o) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GILLEY, Job Stanleyville, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 2476 18 Mrs. John Gilley (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army Yes Yes Tuesday, May 22, 1917 POW Date: 1917
TULK, Ralph Ladle Cove, Fogo District 4207 18 Gabriel Tulk (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918 See # 4007 for misfiled document
STEELE, John Smiths Sound, Trinity District 3987 18 Joseph Steele (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLOUSTON, William J 77 Queen's Road, St. John's 0-212 - 3460 18 William J. Clouston Sr. (p) Student 1917 No No
MURPHY, John Thomas Leslie Street, St. John's 3021 18 Thomas Murphy (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
TILLEY, William Robert Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 3036 18 Robert Tilley (p) Railroad 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LUDLOW, John Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District 3871 18 Benjamin Ludlow (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TOBIN, John Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 8278 18 Alphonsus Tobin (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SEVIOUR, James Joseph 6 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 2979 18 Martha Seviour (p) Banker 1916 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Sceviour
HISCOCK, Edward Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 4452 18 Eli Hiscock (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16
ANTHONY, Aleck [Alex] Bell Island, St. John's East District 4695 18 Sarah Ann Anthony (p) Electrician 1918 Salvation Army No No Variant spelling of name: Alex, Allick, Alick, Alleck.
KELLY, Ernest Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 2854 18 Isaac Kelly (p) Printing 1916 Roman Catholic No No
KOOLERY, James 84 McFarlane Street, St. John's 4412 18 George Koolery (p) 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discharged underaged.
NOSEWORTHY, Albert 24 Mullock Street, St. John's 8210 18 Mary Noseworthy (p) Teamster 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ABBOTT, Frederick Bonavista, Bonavista District 2885 18 John Abbott (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist No No
HOLLETT, John Port au Bras, Burin District 8259 18 Arthur Hollett (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger. Previously transcribed as Hallett.
HOLMES, Arthur Chesley Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 0-132 - 2275 18 Reverend A.A. Holmes (p) Bank clerk 1916 No No Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1917 - 1919.
TAYLOR, Eli Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 3672 18 Emily (Eli) Taylor (p) Fireman 1917 No No
BENNETT, Manuel Joseph Flat Bay, St. George District 1785 18 George Bennett (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF
COLLINS, Patrick Bay of Islands, St. George District 3714 18 Francis Collins (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MOORES, John Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 8190 18 Thomas Moores (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Attestation papers not included. Transferred to Regiment.
LYNCH, Thomas Joseph 18 Carew Street, St. John's 3218 18 Patrick Lynch (p) Baker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BARTLETT, Percy Lower Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4834 18 Mrs. George Bartlett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No