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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 ascending Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
PATEY, Isaac Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 8186 26 Theophilus Patey (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CRANFORD, James 3 Gilbert Street, St. John's 2221 26 William Cranford (p) Printer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Previously transcribed as Crawford; Listed as Cranford in CWGC; Variant spelling of name: Craniford.
EDDY, Samuel A. North Side, Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's East District 2223 26 Elizabeth Eddy (o) Motor engineer 1916 Methodist No No
BURKE, Frank Mary 126 Military Road, St. John's 0-120 - 1553 26 Alice Burke (p) Telegraph operator 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918 Partial attestation papers included. See also service #2285, William McHenry, for related documents.
LEWIS, John St. John's - Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, England, United Kingdom 189 26 Humphrey Lewis (p) Farmer 1914 Methodist No No
THOMAS, Willis Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 4622 26 Richard Thomas (p) Truckman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ABBOTT, Samuel Bonavista, Bonavista District 4824 26 Mrs. Alex. Abbott (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
STEELE, James Robert St. John's 0-161 - 926 26 Samuel Owen Steele (p) Salesman 1915 Congregationalist No No I
HANN, Robert Trout River, St. Barbe District 3915 26 James Hann (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
PITTMAN, William Brickyard, Smith's Sound, Trinity District 8043 26 Mary Ann Pittman (p) Mill man 1917 Methodist No No
BISHOP, Malcolm J. Greenspond, Bonavista District 3901 26 Derm Bishop (p) Draper 1917 Methodist No No
SPARKS, George Glovertown, Bonavista District 8164 26 Matilda Ann Sparkes (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Attestation papers not included.
BABSTOCK, Joseph Salvage, Bonavista District 1847 26 Thomas Babstock (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
FITZGERALD, John Martin 20 Carters Hill, St. John's 295 26 Mary A. Fitzgerald (p) Druggist 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
WHEELER, Ernest 79 Long Hill, St.John's 5075 26 James Wheeler (p) Teamster 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BENOIT, Julien Cape St. George, St. George District 4224 26 Mary Jeanette (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies March 1918.
BROWN, Edward John Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 545 26 Annie Brown (p) Miner 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Identified on documents in file and by CWGC as Edward John Brown; Signature is Edmund John.
HANN, Chesley G. Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 8406 26 Martha Hann (s) Edgerman 1917 Methodist No No
LAFITTE, Thomas Fox Island River, Port au Port, St. George District 4782 26 Alexander LaFitte (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RYALL, William Thomas 40 Hayward Ave, St. John's 0-87 - 53 26 Robert Ryall (p) Jeweller 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
KEARNEY, William Wallace 9 Livingstone Street, St. John's 68 26 Richard Kearney (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic No No Partialy refilmed at beginning of reel
SNOW, William Joshua 54 Kings Bridge Road, St. John's 686 26 Charles Snow (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CRANE, Eldred 87 Southside Road, St. John's 2678 26 Mrs. John Crane (p) Cooper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ODRISCOLL, James William Tors Cove, Ferryland District 996 26 Joseph O'Driscoll (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
GOODYEAR, Stanley Charles Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-40 - 334 26 Josiah Goodyear (p) Logging contractor 1914 Yes No Wednesday, October 10, 1917 PDF
PRESTON, Stanley Pools Island, Bonavista District 2576 26 Samuel Preston (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
TOOPE, Ernest Irelands Eye, Trinity District 2719 26 Mr. John Toope (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
SMITH, Robert 46 Signal Hill Road, St. John's 4438 26 Michael Smith (p) Baker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BIXBY, Robert Indian Island, Burgeo-La Poile District 5594 26 Ambrose J. Bixby (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BACON, Fred 11 Villa Street, County of Durham, England, United Kingdom 3301 26 Wilson Bacon (p) Marine Fireman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
DICKS, Chesley Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5334 26 Thomas Dicks (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROBERTS, Francis St. John's 1005 25 Mrs. Francis Roberts (s) Grocery clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 11, 1917
HISCOCK, Simeon Winterton, Trinity District 5313 25 Jacob Hiscock (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SCEVIOUR, Cyril Exploits, Twillingate District 1198 25 Cecelia Sceviour Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
FRADSHAM, Harvey Pacquet, St. Barbe District 4910 25 Fred Fradsham (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LEONARD, James British Harbour, Trinity District 2865 25 Thomas Leonard (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BUGDEN, Reginald Smith Sound, Trinity District 3417 25 Walter Bugden (p) Carpenter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
AVERY, Hezekiah Deep Bight, Random, Trinity District 5140 25 William Avery (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Saturday, June 15, 1918
LEE, Albert Riverhead, St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 1134 - 3216 25 John Lee (p) Fireman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918 PDF Re-enlisted under different number
MELEE, William Southside, St. John's 1173 25 Sarah Melee (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, John Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5778 25 Patrick Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CANDOW, William St. John's 1510 25 David Candow (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No
RENOUF, Charles James Kings Bridge Road, St. John's 147 25 Rose Renouf (s) Timekeeper 1914 Roman Catholic No No
GIDGE, George Fridays Bay, Twillingate District 6300 25 Thomas Gidge (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DOBER, Michael Mobile, Ferryland District 6059 25 George Dober (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, October 12, 1918 follows service #6050 on microfilm. Died, Spanish influenza (1918). attestation papers completed as Dover, all documents are Dober; Dober is correct.
WALSH, Michael Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 5759 25 Thomas Walsh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HARRIS, Nicholas Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5260 25 Susie Harris (p) Blacksmith 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURTON, Charles Twillingate, Twillingate District 5966 25 Levi Burton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Friday, October 11, 1918
HANDCOCK, James Templeman, Bonavista District 6201 25 Levi Handcock (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOLLOY, John St. Lawrence, Burin District 2339 25 Joseph Molloy (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic - Church of England No No Discrepancy in religion