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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
CRANFORD, Moses New Harbour, Trinity District 1579 23 Eliza (Cranford) Pitcher (p) Constable 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LANNON, James Carters Hill, St. John's 3205 23 Patrick Lannon (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
WICKS, Frederick Greenspond, Bonavista District 5502 23 William Wicks (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, June 18, 1918
BARNES, Martin Joseph 2 Murphys Square, St. John's 3740 23 Martin Barron (p) Sailor 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Barnes is overwritten and initialled with Barron on one copy of attestation papers; McAlpine's Directory 1915 shows Martin Barnes living on Murphy's Square
TIBBS, William George Trinity, Trinity District 732 23 William Tibbs (p) Blacksmith 1914 No No
WALDRON, Frederick Spaniards Cove, Harbour Grace District 4890 23 William Waldron (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHEPPARD, Leonard Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1420 23 Eliza Jane Sheppard (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JONES, Piercey Brigus, Port de Grave District 5128 23 William Jones (p) Boiler maker 1918 Methodist No No
TEMPLEMAN, Frederick Bonavista, Bonavista District 5883 23 Selina Templeman (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
JOHNSON, Alfred Teignmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom 1571 23 Mr. Johnson (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WHIFFEN, Joseph Baileys Cove, Bonavista District 5898 23 Elias Whiffen (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
QUIRK, James Riverhead, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1298 23 Mary Quirk (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MILLEY, Jacob Burnt Point, Bay de Verde District 4762 23 Edward Milley (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MURPHY, William 40 Carters Hill, St. John's 4146 23 John Murphy (p) Sailor 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WOOLFREY, Wilfred J. Lewisport, Twillingate District 3880 23 William Woolfrey (p) Cook 1917 Methodist No No PDF
PIERCEY, Samuel Clayton St. John's 757 23 Dinah Piercey (p) Compass maker 1914 Methodist No No
PERRY, David Henry Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1265 23 Mr. Perry (p) Railway engineer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, James Michael Curling, St. George District 1328 23 Mr. and Mrs. Brown (p) Fireman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, December 3, 1915
GOSSE, Daniel Torbay, St. John's East District 5762 23 Thomas Gosse (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HANN, Albert Leslie Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2116 23 Isaac Hann (p) Core maker, paper mills 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TWYNE, Abraham J. Hauling Point, St. Barbe District 3259 23 James Twyne (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, March 28, 1918
EDGECOMBE, Edward Francis 157 Casey Street, St. John's 40 23 Elizabeth Edgecombe (p) Carpenter 1914 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, August 21, 1917
KEATS, Hubert John 47 Goodview Street, St. John's 613 23 Richard Keats (p) Upholsterer 1914 Unknown No No
HICKEY, James Joseph 56 Barters Hill, St. John's 113 23 William Hickey (p) Painter 1914 Roman Catholic No No
GRANT, James B. St. John's 2179 23 John Grant (p) Carpenter 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, April 19, 1917
OKEEFE, William Joseph 28 Fleming Street, St. John's 521 23 Peter O'Keefe (p) Fireman 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
JENKINS, George Twillingate, Twillingate District 2467 23 Peter Jenkins (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
GOUDIE, James W. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 714 23 Mrs. John Goudie (p) Painter 1914 No No
HAYWARD, Patrick St. Vincent, Placentia-St. Marys District 5877 23 Thomas Hayward (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LUSH, Stanley Burlington, Twillingate District 5557 23 William Lush (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GREEN, Constant Mainland, St. George District 8475 23 Charles Green (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Robert Dildo, Trinity District 5051 23 Robert Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LIDSTONE, Leo J. Laurenceton, Twillingate District 3993 23 Moses Lidstone (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
COOMBS, Thomas Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 747 23 Henry Coombs (p) Telegraph operator 1914 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1916 See also service #1718, Frank Hynes, for a newspaper clipping related to this soldier.
HARSANT, Lawrence George 97 Bond Street, St. John's 341 23 Edward James Harsant (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOURGOIS, Gabriel Stephenville, St. George District 5990 23 Clement Bourgois (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Bourgeois
GOWANS, Thomas Crawford 6 Carnell St, St. John's 1177 23 Maggie Martin Gowans (p) Brakeman 1915 Presbyterian No No
KING, Samuel Hermitage Bay, Fortune District 1829 23 Henry King (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TUCKER, Philip Boncloddy Street, St. John's 4940 23 Ignatius Tucker (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, Robert Gambo, Bonavista District 5720 23 John Brown (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, John Joseph 55 Plymouth Road, St. John's 3607 23 John Martin (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
POPE, William James Stones Cove, Fortune District 6307 23 Albert Pope (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAWE, John Seal Cove, Harbour Main District 5737 23 Jane Dawe (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discharge papers list Long Pond, Harbour Main District as community/district.
ELSON, Frank Botwood, Twillingate District 4930 23 Henry Elson (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
BRIFFETT, Edward Bryants Cove, Harbour Grace District 5906 23 Jacob Briffett (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GARDINER, Thomas Edward British Harbour, Trinity District 2305 23 Noah John Gardiner (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROBERTS, Michael Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 4335 23 Mrs. J. Croke (o) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DAY, Ethelbert Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 5068 23 Joshua Day (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BURT, Charles Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2647 23 Andrew Burt (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
REGULAR, Dorman Wild Cove, St. Barbe District 5629 23 William Regular (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No