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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
COX, Arthur Gaultois, Fortune District 5560 19 Lizzie Knott (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SWEETAPPLE, Gideon Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 3589 19 John Sweetapple (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
NURSE, William Champneys East, Trinity District 3674 19 William Nurse (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
VEY, Wilson Random, Trinity District 5320 19 William Vey (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARNES, James Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 6147 19 Sarah Barnes (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MATTHEWS, Harold Walter 33 Parade Street, St. John's 358 19 Emily Matthews (p) Labourer 1914 Methodist No No
GARDNER, Bernard Godfrey William Kent, England, United Kingdom 0-298 - 914 19 William Gardner (p) Wireless operator 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROSS, William Leslie Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1547 19 Joseph Ross (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DANIELS, Cyril E. North Battery Road, St. John's 2859 - 8047 19 Thomas Daniels (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers included with #8047, reel 316. See also service record # 2859; Daniels transferred to the Newfoundland Regiment.
FUDGE, Aubrey Round Harbour, Twillingate District 5684 19 Peter Fudge (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCGRATH, John A. 0-135 - 2273 19 1916 No No Attestation papers not included; Not in service ledger. John A. McGrath and Frederick Seymour share the same officer file 0-135 File includes documents for Richard A. Howley, Royal Navy
MANNING, Peter Joseph Sheehans Chute, St. John's 687 19 Fanny Manning (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
FARRELL, Eugene Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3855 19 Elizabeth Farrell (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
COLLINS, Edward Southeast Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District 2991 19 John Collins (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, Michael St. John's 1277 19 Mary Murphy (p) Cooper 1915 No No Not in service ledger.
WHITE, Ernest Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4017 19 Thomas White (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
REES, Maxwell Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District 4332 19 Reuben Rees (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, Samuel Shoe Cove, Twillingate District 4021 19 Samuel Martin (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BISHOP, Heber St. John's 1478 19 Elijah Bishop (p) Machinist 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PIKE, Ernest Belleoram, Fortune District 609 19 Robert G. Pike (p) Engineer 1914 Methodist No No
VARDY, Reuben Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 3527 19 John Vardy (p) Occupation: Storekeeper 1917 Methodist No No
MAIDMENT, Robert Laurie Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 2587 19 W. Maidment (o) Paper maker 1916 Methodist Yes No Sunday, April 29, 1917
CARTER, Charles Fred Belleoram, Fortune District 1403 19 Susan Carter (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
LANE, Gideon Harland Jamestown, Bonavista District 1482 19 Thomas Lane (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes Yes POW Date: 1917 Contains document relating the circumstances of the deaths of service #2616, Pte. C. Snow; #815, Pte. A. Cummings; and #1525, Pte. George Attwood while POWs
ROSE, Reginald Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4961 19 John Rose (p) Brakeman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOUGH, Frank George 14 Clifford Street, St. John's 132 19 Frank R. Gough (p) Labourer 1914 No No
DOWN, William Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2249 19 William Down (p) Papermaker 1916 Methodist No No
KENDELL, Nathaniel Pushthrough, Fortune District 5571 19 Edward Kendell (p) Enginner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attached to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies Aug. 1918.
BUTLER, Ignatius Joseph St. George, St. George District 1442 19 Mary C. Butler (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HOUSE, John British Harbour, Trinity District 4733 19 Ronald House (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARRY, Patrick Alphonsus Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 3611 19 Maurice Joseph Barry (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Barrage
KEEPING, Albert Flat Island, Burin District 1755 19 John Keeping (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
WHITTLE, William St. Kyrans, Placentia-St. Marys District 4807 19 Mrs. Annie Hickey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ABBOTT, Joseph Battery Road, St. John's 2241 19 Emily Abbott (p) Baker 1916 Methodist No No
PAYNE, Naaman Parsons Pond, St. Barbe District 3429 19 Simon Payne (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918 Died 13 April, 1918. CWGC.
ROSE, Stephen H. Comfort Cove, Twillingate District 4206 19 John Rose (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No See Regt. # 4006 for misfiled document
MOULTON, John Albert Burin, Burin District 2960 19 Thomas Moulton (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
FLEMING, Edward 186 Water Street, St. John's 6267 19 Mary Fleming (p) Steward 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HANN, George Wesleyville, Bonavista District 2605 19 Captain Charles Hann (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, September 8, 1917 Died 8 September, 1917, of wounds (CWGC, N).
HILLIER, John William Lamaline Meadows, Burin District 3294 19 Fred W. Hillier (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SPURRELL, Heber Pools Island, Bonavista District 2291 19 Simon Spurell (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
ASH, Albert Battle Harbour, Labrador 5711 19 Ruth Ash (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Page two of attestation papers gives name as Edward Smith, service # 5710. Signature, physical details and family information are for Albert Ash.
LUSH, George Gambo, Bonavista District 4779 19 Jesse Lush (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
STRIDE, Cecil Exploits, Twillingate District 3745 19 John Stride (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
HUSSEY, Stanley Bartlett Pleasant Street, St. John's 2752 19 Nathan Hussey (p) Cabman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) / Methodist No No Discrepancy in religion
MCNIVEN, William Robert 24 Springdale Street, St. John's 279 19 Frederick McNiven (p) Shoecutter 1914 Presbyterian Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BALL, Hayward Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2199 19 Mrs. Harry Ball (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
DINGWELL [DINGWALL], Aaron C. Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3840 19 Rosie Dingwell [Dingwell] (p) Brakeman 1917 Methodist No No
PARMITER, Cecil Topsail, Harbour Main District 1586 19 Sarah Parmiter (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MADDEN, Sylvester 216 Water Street, St. John's 149 19 Ann Madden (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No