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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
GOVER, Harry Bell Island, St. John's East District 3609 24 Annie King (o) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEAD, Horatio Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 5979 24 Joseph Head (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, Arthur Case 10 Third Avenue, Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8387 24 Ade Lillian King (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
MURRIN, Thomas Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 4381 24 Thomas Murrin Sr. (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STUCKLESS, Silas Norris Arm, Twillingate District 1669 24 Isaac Stuckless (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, July 18, 1916
HARVEY, Alfred Stanley St. John's 767 24 Mary Christina Harvey (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
FURLONG, Stephen J. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8031 24 Matthew Furlong (p) Teamster and lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MEW, Sydney Frank. Shirley, Southampton, England, United Kingdom 0-259-1939 24 Charles Mew (p) Book binder 1916 Methodist No No
TAYLOR, George 81 Southside Road, St. John's 5268 24 Robert Taylor (p) Cooper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WATKINS, Robert James Botwood, Twillingate District 1426 24 Ephraim Watkins (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HOUNSELL, Japheth Wesleyville, Bonavista District 2110 24 Henry Hounsell (p) Paper mill 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918 PDF Killed in action Neuve-Église
MCDONALD, Hugh Joseph Campbells Creek, Port au Port, St. George District 1817 24 Elizabeth McDonald (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, Norman Kitchens Hill, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2877 24 Charles Martin (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917.
POWER, John T. Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 3853 24 John Power (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
DOODY, Matthew Anthony Carbonear, Carbonear District 1982 24 Mary Doody (o) Brakeman 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
CHATMAN, Albert Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 2278 24 William Chatman (p) Fisherman 1918 Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
INGRAM, George Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4271 24 John Ingram (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNEY, Kenneth Seldom Come By, Fogo District 5477 24 Mark Penney (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Penny
HOARE, Edward John 47 Power Street, St. John' s 453 24 George H.M. Bursell (o) Bank clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, June 14, 1916
STARES, Alfonso Brooklyn, Bonavista District 2571 24 Albert Stares (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCCARTHY, Thomas Renews, Ferryland District 4542 24 Thomas McCarthy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CURTIS, Archibald Kings Cove, Bonavista District 2449 24 Mrs. James Curtis (of George) (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Henry Archibald Curtis.
IVANY, Solomon 43 Cook Street, St. John's 3105 & 8064 24 Catherine Barnes (p) Teamster 1916 Methodist No No See also service #3105; originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment.
RANDELL, Thomas Little Harbour, Twillingate District 3252 24 William Randell (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WARFORD, Arthur Point Leamington, Twillingate District 3472 24 William Warford (p) Fisherman 1917 No No
HALFYARD, Nicholas C. Shoal Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 4183 24 Oliver Halfyard (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
GREEN, Ralph Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5232 24 Simon Green (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PYNN, Wilson Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District 5527 24 John Pynn (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
STRICKLAND, Edward J. Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1999 24 Philip Strickland (p) Salesman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, August 18, 1916
HALLEY, Albert Upper Battery Road, St. John's 5448 24 Ellen Halley (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HAWCO, John Chapel Cove, Harbour Main District 5786 24 Paul Hawco (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KITCHEN, John Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4809 24 George Kitchen (p) Surveyor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
IVANY, John James English Harbour, Trinity District 1155 24 Sarah Ivany (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
WHITE, Walter St. Brendans, Bonavista District 6088 24 Joseph White (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TURNER, Simon Kings Cove, Bonavista District 5358 24 Martha [Curtis] (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, Frederick Catalina, Trinity District 5340 24 Mariah Brown (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHAFE, Ernest Frederick 147 Lemarchant Road, St. John's 2906 24 Frederick George Chafe (p) Plumber 1916 No No
LEHR, Harry J. 203 Water Street, St. John's 5734 24 Dr. A.B. Lehr (p) Dentist 1918 Presbyterian No No
BROWN, John W. Mussel Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 2564 24 Jane Brown (p) Carpenter 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Tuesday, December 11, 1917 POW Date: 1917
NEVILLE, James Joseph 39 Young Street, St. John's 3003 24 Michael Neville (p) Railroading 1916 Roman Catholic No No
PENNEY, Leo V. Bell Island, St. John's East District 5097 24 Catherine Penney (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NEILL, George William Frenchmans Cove, Burgeo- LaPoile District 5674 24 Peter Neill (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
STARKS, David Edward Round Harbour, Twillingate District 0-213 - 3047 24 Mrs. Eli Collins (p) Paper maker 1916 No No
STRATTEN, Henry Greenspond, Bonavista District 5462 24 John Stratten (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Stratton.
CAUL, John Joseph 11 Central Street, St. John's 374 24 Ann Caul (p) - Bride Caul (o) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PENNY, Frederick English Harbour, Trinity District 4744 24 Elizabeth Penny (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TEMPLE, Esau Normans Cove, Trinity District 5026 24 Peter Temple (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GRAY, James John Dennistown, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom - Bonavista, Bonavista District 0-261 - 1324 24 Mrs. Gray (p) Bank manager 1915 Presbyterian No No
BUSSEY, William 13 Larkins Square, St. John's 2350 24 Mrs. M. Bussey (p) Teamster 1916 No No
BARNES, Lawrence 157 New Gower Street, St. John's 528 24 William Barnes (p) Labourer 1914 Presbyterian Yes No Tuesday, August 14, 1917