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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
CHALK, Alpheaus Charlottetown, Bonavista District 2208 18 Alan Chalk (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VATERS, John H. Victoria, Carbonear District 2047 18 Joseph Vaters (p) School teacher 1915 Methodist No No See Service # 968 for misfiled documents (p.21-22). Includes misfiled documents (p.47-51) for Edward Pye # 968.
CARROLL, Richard A. Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2668 18 Alice Rose (o) Office clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
POWELL, Baxter Happy Adventure, Bonavista District 8074 18 Emeline Powell (o) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
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
MANNING, Robert 80 Forest Road, St. John's 4693 18 Michael Manning (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HULAN, Ed C. Jeffries, St. George District 8154 18 Jacob Hulan (o) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRAZIL, James Renews, Ferryland District 4536 18 John Brazil (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ATKINS, John R. Port au Choix, St. Barbe District 8192 18 Annie Atkins (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
STEWART, Arthur Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2196 18 Colin Stewart (p) Electrician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOLLOWAY, Nicholas Bloomfield, Bonavista District 2507 18 Thomas Holloway (p) Lumberman 1916 No No
DAWE, Hector Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 4477 18 Isaac Dawe (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
HALLERAN, Hubert 13 Signal Hill Road, St. John's 3604 18 James Halleran (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HATCHER, Edwin Garland Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2104 18 Sarah Bungay (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Death certificate states first name as Edwin, not Garland.
HUMBY, Henry George Summerville, Bonavista Bay 4514 18 Eli Humby (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
YOUNG, Arthur James St. John's 823 18 James Young (p) Sail maker 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SIMMS, Frederick William Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 8198 18 John Simms (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOLOMOUNT, John Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4295 18 Charles Dolomount (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FRAMPTON, John Burin Bay, Burin District 4102 18 Thomas Frampton (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Saturday, November 23, 1918
BENNETT, Chesley Lewisporte, Twillingate District 3519 18 James Bennett (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
CHATER, William Botwood, Twillingate District 2379 18 Bernard Chater (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917 Variant spelling of name - Chayter, Chaytor, Chater, Cheator
PAYNE, Thomas Victor 37 Monkstown Road, St. John's 1962 18 Janet Payne (o) Office clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KELLY, William J. Riverhead, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 3657 18 Patrick Kelly (p) Telegraph operator 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GALLOP, Morgan Haggerty Street, St.Johns 2434 18 Mrs. R. Kennedy (p) Postman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
HUTCHINGS, Richard Whitbourne, Trinity District 3366 18 Ambrose Hutchings (o) 1916 Yes No Saturday, March 30, 1918 File missing, Information from Service ledger.
AVERY, Edgar Random, Trinity District 8070 18 John Avery (o) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
SPENCER, Roy Fortune, Burin District 859 18 C.B. Spencer (p) Store clerk 1914 Methodist No No
DOWDEN, Donald Outer Cove Road, St. John's East District 4532 18 John Dowden (p) Teamster 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STONE, Frederick William Wellmans Cove, Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 2495 18 John Thomas Stone (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist No No
GILLINGHAM, Maurice Glenwood, Twillingate District 3636 18 Esau Gillingham (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WHALEN, Charles Western Bay, Bay de Verde District 4266 18 John Whalen (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
ROSE, John Cape St. Francis, Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 2175 18 Ambrose Rose (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 23, 1917
BROWN, Harry Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2101 18 William Brown (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, August 12, 1916
SMALL, Percy Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4033 18 Jabez Small (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
DORAN, John 41 Duckworth Street, St. John's 2660 18 Isabel Doran (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, September 23, 1917
HUSSEY, Levi Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 0-284 - 3913 18 John Hussey (p) School teacher 1917 Methodist No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.
BARTER, Alexander 265 Southside Road, St. John's 4001 18 James Barter (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918
BENNETT, Thomas Molliers, Burin District 4084 18 John C. Bennett (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
WALSH, John 130 Georges Road, St. John's 8072 18 Mrs. Emilie Walsh (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
STARKS, Willie Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District 5554 18 Samuel Starks (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CREWS, John Point Crew, Burin District 4811 18 John R. Crews (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
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.
BRETT, Chesley Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 6072 18 Walter Brett (p) School teacher 1918 Methodist No No
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
LEMONT, Allan Cape St. George, St. George District 8443 18 Ephraim Lemont (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GIBBONS, Harold Lumsden, Fogo District 5969 18 Kenneth Gibbons (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HARRIS, Alex Bristols Hope, Carbonear District 4690 18 James Harris (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FAHEY, Andrew Kilbride, St. John's West District 4529 18 Constable Andrew Fahey (p) Power house gas operator 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SNOW, Stanley Great Burin, Burin District 4026 18 Mrs. Ernest Snow (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No