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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
ATKINS, John R. Port au Choix, St. Barbe District 8192 18 Annie Atkins (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SNELGROVE, Isaac John Catalina, Trinity District 1140 18 William Norman Snelgrove (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, November 18, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included.
KENNEDY, Georges Francis Joseph 26 Plank Road, St. John's 2966 18 Hugh Kennedy (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
OLIVER, John Grand Lake, St. George District 2023 18 Mary Jane Oliver (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BANNISTER, Joseph Port Rexton, Trinity District 4735 18 Hannah Bannister (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BLACKMORE, Victor Bell Island, St. John's East District 3663 18 Stephen Blackmore (p) Electrician 1917 Salvation Army No No
FOWLOW, Hazel Trinity East, Trinity District 3731 18 Richard Fowlow (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LUNNEN, Lloyd Twillingate, Twillingate District 3633 18 Andrew Lunnen (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CROCKER, George A Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4430 18 Samuel Crocker (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HICKS, John Benjamin Catalina, Trinity District 1163 18 Dottie Hicks (o) Telegraph operator 1915 Methodist No No
GOUGH, Joseph Elliston, Trinity District 8123 18 William Gough (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
KNIGHT, Elmo Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2153 - 8184 18 John Knight (p) Paper makers helper / Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment in 1916; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.
ROWE, Frank Trinity, Trinity District 1991 18 John Rowe (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
EDDY [ADEY], Alonzo Clarenville, Trinity District 2384 18 John Eddy (p) Mill helper 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Enlisted and served as Eddy; 1911 census and family documents record name as Adey.
TREMBLETT, John Bonavista, Bonavista District 3782 18 Samuel Tremblett (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Tremlett
DOWNTON, Herbert 37 Fleming Street, St. John's 6245 18 Frederick Downton (p) Student 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRADBURY, Samuel 165 Pleasant Street, St. John's 5829 18 Henry W. Bradbury (p) Electrician 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROSE, Vater Golf Avenue, St. John's 3926 18 John Rose (p) Machinist 1916 Methodist No No
BLIDE - BLYDE, Philip H. St. John's 1650 18 John Blide (p) Harness maker 1915 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Blyde; see Regt. # 280 Michael John Blyde (brother).
CRICKARD, William 32 Plank Road, St. John's 8220 18 Thomas Crickard (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MARSHALL, William John Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2608 18 Mrs. William Marshall (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
MAHER, Peter 31 Cuddihy Street, St. John's 8298 18 Peter Maher (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
FILLIAR (FILLIER), Donald. 5 Barron Street, St. John's 1260 18 Emily Filliar (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - gravestone at Belvedere Cemetery states Fillier.
IVANY, Herbert Dark Cove, Gambo, Bonavista District 8345 18 George Ivany (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
MAYO, Leonard Creston, Burin District 4376 18 Mariah Rodgers (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist 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
LEDREW, Bertram Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1837 18 Isaac LeDrew (p) Blacksmith 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COOPER, William Chapel Arm, Trinity District 3774 18 Robert Cooper (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CROCKER, Heber Hearts Delight, Trinity District 2412 18 Samuel Crocker (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIDEOUT, Hardy Lewisporte, Twillingate District 3144 18 Jabez Rideout (p) Factory man 1916 Methodist No No
STEED, Leonard Elliston, Trinity District 3895 18 Joseph Steed (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
DONOHUE, William Joseph Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District 2992 18 John Donohue (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, May 18, 1918
ABBOTT, Sidney Howard Charlottetown, Bonavista District 2801 18 William Abbott (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
DIAMOND, William Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 4484 18 Mary Diamond (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GROUCHY, Frank 46 Goodview Street, St. John's 3407 18 Martha (Frank) Grouchy (p) News agent 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Grouchey
OQUINN, James South Branch, Grand River, St. George District 3481 18 Peter O'Quinn (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No PDF See Regt. # 3418 for misfiled document
HALFYARD, Wallace. 129 Cabot Street, St. John's 1986 18 John Halfyard (p) Student 1915 Methodist No No
NORTH, Robert Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2596 18 George North (p) Student 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
GOODYEAR, Lemuel Gordon Carmanville, Fogo District 4213 18 Maud Wheaton (o) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
HUDSON, Lewis Gilbert Adams Cove, Bay de Verde District 2214 18 Levi Hudson (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes Yes Tuesday, April 2, 1918 POW Date: 1917 See also service #1766 for additional information.
HULL, Victor Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 5471 18 John Hull (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Thursday, June 8, 1916
KELLY, John Eleazar 3 Bell Street, St. John's 2842 18 Michael Kelly (p) Tobacconist 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SQUIRES, Frederick 58 New Gower Street, St. John's 3584 18 John Squires (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist Yes No Saturday, October 5, 1918
HARVEY, Ralph Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 8270 18 Alexander Harvey (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
RUMBOLDT, Lemure Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 4104 18 Jabez Rumboldt (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WARREN, Eli New Perlican, Trinity District 5879 18 John Warren (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOWLETT, John Petty Harbour, St. John's West Districts 4222 18 Bridget Howlett (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Attestation forms are completed as Jack Howlett.
BURRY, Oliver Greenspond, Bonavista District 4748 18 Zacharias Burry (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
MUGFORD, Kenneth Beaver Cove, Twillingate District 2909 18 Mrs. John Mugford (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917.
WALTERS, Norman Champneys, Trinity District 3599 18 Joseph Walters (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No