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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
MITCHELL, Charles F. Johns Beach, Bay of Islands, St. George District 8208 18 Ellen Dennis (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Fatality: No No No
KEEGAN, Patrick St. John's 5597 18 Lawrence Keegan (p) Bank clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STEVENS, Charles Bareneed, Port de Grave District 2433 18 John Samuel Stevens (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, September 5, 1918
MURRIN, Patrick Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 4802 18 Thomas Murrin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
SHERREN, Nelson L. Point Leamington, Twillingate District 2458 18 George Sherren (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes Yes Monday, May 7, 1917 Nelson Sherren was reported missing 14 April 1917; family correspondence indicated he was seen alive as a Prisoner of War after 14 April; a memorandum, dated 2 Sept. 1919, stated a grave at Douai Communal Cemetery, France, was presumed to be Sherren's; CWGC records his death as 7 May 1917 while in enemy hands. Discrepancy in name: Recorded as Sherran in CWGC
REEVES, Clifford St. Lawrence, Burin District 3239 18 John Reeves (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CAREW, Thomas Joseph 33 Patrick Street, St. John's 2206 18 Mrs. David Carew (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
PARMITER, Norman Topsail, Harbour Main District 3929 18 Samuel Parmiter (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 15, 1918
STEED, Solomon Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 2941 - 8157 18 Albert Steed (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No No overseas service, released from Newfoundland Regiment 1916; Enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917; complete file is under # 2941.
CASE, William Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde district 4579 18 George Case (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ALCOCK, Pearce Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 8397 18 Uriah Alcock (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FISHER, Hubert John Bonavista, Bonavista District 2077 18 John Fisher (p) Teacher 1916 Methodist - Salvation Army No No Discrepancy in religion.
SYMONDS, Charles Cornwall Avenue, St. John's 4495 18 George Symonds (p) Watchmaker 1918 Methodist No No
JEWER, Ford R. W. Lewisporte, Twillingate District 3399 18 Joseph Jewer (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
HENNESSEY, James John Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1257 18 Patience Hennessey (p) Blacksmith 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TULK, Stanley Gordon St. George, St. George District 268 18 Benjamin Tulk (p) Farmer 1914 Methodist No No
DOWNEY, James Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District 5909 18 Bernard Downey (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic 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.
REEVES, Maxwell St. Lawrence, Burin District 2277 18 John Reeves (p) Fisherman 1916 Yes No Friday, May 19, 1916
FITZPATRICK, Alphonsus Conche, St. Barbe District 1904 18 Bridget Fitzpatrick (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, January 29, 1916
MORRIS, Harry 63 Feild Street, St. John's 3980 18 Andrew Morris (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
SIMMS, Wallace Rencontre, Fortune District 3504 18 Richard Simms (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BISHOP, Caleb Golding Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 2524 18 Jacob Bishop (p) Book keeper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
MARTIN, Malcolm Victoria Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2656 18 Thomas Martin (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANDREWS, Joseph St. John's 1119 18 Katherine Andrews (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GOSSE, William Topsail Road, St. John's 3548 18 Moses Gosse (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TAYLOR, William R. Burin Bay, Burin District 4103 18 18 Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
MURPHY, Edwin 22 Alexander Street, St. John's 4423 18 John Murphy (p) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COLLIER, George Three Rock Cove, St. George District 4915 18 Thomas Collier (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CHAFFEY, Chesley Granville Crabbes, St. George District 2789 18 Joseph Chaffey (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GLADNEY, James Joseph St. John's 771 18 Annie Clarke (p) Fireman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
KOOLERY, James 84 McFarlane Street, St. John's 4412 18 George Koolery (p) 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discharged underaged.
OAKLEY, Ronald Greenspond, Bonavista District 4527 18 George Oakley (p) Draftsman 1918 Methodist No No
BARRETT, Ernest Bishops Cove, Harbour Grace District 4725 18 Bertram Barrett (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16
DAWE, George Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 1221 18 Sarah Dawe (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
COLLINS, Samuel Mill Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District 2505 18 John Collins (p) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WELLS, Charles Dawsons Cove, Fortune District 3106 18 Mr. And Mrs. John Wells (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEALEY, William James. Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 2984 18 John Healey (p) Office clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 3, 1918 CWGC
ELLIS, Thomas 28 Feild Street, St. John's 2288 18 Mary Ellis (p) Grocer 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16
HILLIARD, Silas New Harbour, Trinity District 1970 18 Alexander Hilliard (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, August 24, 1917
SAUNDERS, Clarence Fogo, Fogo District 3583 18 Lambert Saunders (o) Baker 1917 Roman Catholic No No File for William Saunders (# 3860) contains seven documents marked as service # 3860 but with name Clarence Saunders (# 3583).
RICHARDS, Roland Godfrey Glenwood, Twillingate District 3132 18 Charles Richards (p) Dry goods clerk 1916 Methodist No No
WELLS, David Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5653 18 Simon Wells (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
THISTLE, Francis Gander Bay, Fogo District 2687 18 Maurice Thistle (p) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 30, 1917
BRINSTON, George North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 1772 18 Robert William Brinston (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Sunday, October 7, 1917
STANFORD, Harold Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2167 18 William Stanford (p) Machinist 1916 Methodist No No
HALFYARD, Stanley 77 Kings Road, St. John's 2544 18 John Halfyard (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
BULGIN, Augustus Farmers Arm, Twillingate District 2427 18 John Bulgin (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918 PDF
JONES, Edward Trinity East, Trinity District 4513 18 John Jones (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) 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.