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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
WEIR, William H. Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 8444 23 Thomas Weir (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VAUGHAN, Oscar Augustus Leslie Street, St. John's 337 23 Mr. Vaughan (o) Carman 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, July 4, 1917
DOBBIN, William Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 5354 23 Nicholas Dobbin (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RENDELL, George Raymond Rattling Brook, Notre Dame Bay, Twillingate District 3898 23 Job Rendell (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
LEBUFF, Robert Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada 1362 23 Eliza LeBuff (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 10, 1916
PIERCEY, Herbert Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District 1489 23 John Piercie (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No Discrepancies in name: Piercey, Peircie, Percey, Pearce; previously transcribed as Piercie.
BEMISTER, John G. Carbonear, Carbonear District 0-36 - 1181 23 F.P. Bemister (p) 1914 No No Includes only partial attestation papers
BROWN, Robert Gill Kings Cove, Bonavista District 1565 23 Ellen Brown (p) Steward 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEGROW, Frederick Pratt Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 404 23 Thomas Legrow (p) Dry goods clerk 1914 Methodist No No I
PAUL, Ralph Mud Cove, Burin, Burin District 3717 23 William Paul (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
PAINTER, George T. Harbour Breton, Fortune District 3506 23 Mrs. Arthur Painter (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOWELL, Charles A. Greens Harbour, Trinity District 3284 23 Charles Howell (p) Miner 1916 No No
PATEY, John St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Mary's District 6117 23 Mary Patey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ABBOTT, Noah Bonavista, Bonavista District 5846 23 Robert Abbott (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PARSONS, Reuben Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 1633 23 Richards Parsons Sr. (of Joseph) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMALL, Cheslie Frederick Lewisporte, Twillingate District 5284 23 Robert Small (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: Chesley.
PERRY, George W. Indian Island, Fogo District 5384 23 Jesse Perry (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HODDER, Harold W. Spruce Street, St. John's 6280 23 William J. Hodder (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
HAMILTON, Matthew Grand Falls, Twillingate District 4849 23 Philip Hamilton (p) Paper maker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COLLINS, Thomas 64 Cabot Street, St. John's 3288 23 Mrs. Thomas Collins (s) Engineer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WATTS, Arthur Brigus, Port de Grave District 641 23 John Watts (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAYNES, William 134 Duckworth Street, St. John's 0-257 - 1974 23 William Haynes (p) Book keeper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
OAKE, Bertram William Fogo, Fogo District 539 23 Ham Oake (p) Clerk 1914 No No
RIGGS, George Grand Bank, Burin District 4085 23 William Riggs (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
FOWLOW, George Trinity East, Trinity District 4345 23 Martin Fowlow (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STRIDE, Ambrose William Bridgeport, Twillingate District 1326 23 James Stride (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, June 19, 1916 Photographs of grave-site included.
WAGG, Austin J. Change Islands, Fogo District 1957 23 Thomas Wagg (o) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CARTER, James Witless Bay, Ferryland District 4591 23 Fanny Vickers (p) Blacksmith 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BRENSON, Samuel Loon Bay, Twillingate District 2588 23 George Brenson (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
CHAULK, Lewis Brooklyn, Bonavista District 2567 23 Mrs. George Chaulk (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
SQUIRES, Kader Salvage, Bonavista District 2055 23 Isaac Squires Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Saturday, February 23, 1918 POW Date: 1917
KENNEDY, Michael Holyrood, Harbour Main District 2552 23 Mrs. Michael Kennedy (s) Blacksmith 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BIRD, Daniel Vincent Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District 2117 23 Mrs. John Bird (p) Paper maker 1916 Roman Catholic No No See also service #2118, William O'Reilly, for a letter from Bird
NORRIS, Daniel Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District 5285 23 Henry Thomas Norris (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WELLS, Harry Augustus Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 3943 23 Robert James Wells (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918
HANNON, Frank J. Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 2184 23 Mrs Patrick O'Gorman (p) Papermaker 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
PENNY, Isaac Brooklyn, Bonavista District 3686 23 Charles Penny (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist Yes No Saturday, October 26, 1918
ETHERIDGE, Gordon Champneys East, Trinity District 1858 23 John Etheridge (p) Teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PEDDLE, William Port Blandford, Bonavista District 4862 23 Edward Peddle (p) Lumberman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAIRD, John Joseph 321 Water Street, St. John's 648 23 Samuel Baird (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
CHUCK, Charles Petrograde, Russia 2496 23 John Chuck (p) Miner 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, January 16, 1919
HISCOCK, Alfred Fleming Street, St. John's 3447 23 Hilda Hiscock (s) Engineer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, March 14, 1918
HAMMOND, Thomas 93 Gower Street, St. John's 360 23 Thomas Hammond (p) Dry goods clerk 1921 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
BARTLETT, Rupert Wilfred Brigus, Port de Grave District 0-17 - 166 23 William Bartlett (p) Student 1914 Yes No Friday, November 30, 1917 PDF
COLBOURNE, Arthur Frederick Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 444 23 E.B. Colbourne (p) Blacksmith 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PIKE, Stanley Gordon St. John's 1235 23 Mrs. William Pike (p) Office clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, August 10, 1916
CLIFT, Cecil Bayly 100 Military Road, St. John's 0-174 - 505 23 J.A. Clift (p) Student 1914 Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
MIFFLEN, James Bonavista, Bonavista District 0-186 - 419 23 Mrs. Arthur Miles (p) Trader 1914 No No PDF Variant spelling of name - Mifflin
SULLIVAN, William Kings Cove, Bonavista District 2311 23 Thomas Sullivan (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
LAWLOR, Jack 67 Monkstown Road, St. John's 5078 23 Thomas Lawlor (p) Cabman 1918 Roman Catholic No No