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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 Enlistment Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendationssort descending Notes
HUTCHINGS, John Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District 8108 18 Jonathan Hutchings (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNY, Michael 42 Powers Avenue, St. John's 0-50 - 3278 21 Thomas Penny (p) Draper 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: signature is Penny, documents are Penney
WHITTEN, Edgar Charles St. John's 1117 22 Sarah Whitten (s) Steward 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, July 16, 1916 Photograph of gravesite included
MAYO, John Hubert Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5569 19 Samuel Mayo (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MORRIS, William Robinsons Head, St. George District 1581 20 Harry Morris (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, October 13, 1916
TAYLOR, Herbert 69 McFarlane Street, St. John's 7 19 Anthony Taylor (p) Printer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROACH, Richard Joseph St. John's 1043 19 Richard Roach (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
KENNEDY, Michael J. Mobile, Ferryland District 5745 20 James Kennedy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HUSSEY, Benjamin 51 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 4325 32 Anne (Ed.) Hussey (p) Carpenter 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARNES, Ernest 235 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 2517 20 Robert Barnes (p) Engineer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARDY, Reuben Port Blandford, Bonavista District 5168 24 Richard Pardy (p) Section man 1918 Methodist No No
POOLE, Max Fortune, Burin District 4006 19 Thomas Poole (p) Sailor 1917 Methodist No No
RANDELL, Almond C. Port Rexton, Trinity District 5431 22 James Randell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAFFEY, Thomas St. John's 1038 Richard Haffey (o) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
GOODYEAR, Garland Lumsden South, Fogo District 5173 22 Abraham Goodyear (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
THOMAS, Frederick Gordon St. John's 1784 18 Frederick Thomas (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
CORCORAN, Laurence St. John's 1635 32 Laurence Corcoran (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
FLEMING, Edward 186 Water Street, St. John's 6267 19 Mary Fleming (p) Steward 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NOAH, John Melin 93 New Gower Street, St. John's 3296 20 Melvin Noah (p) Shopkeeper 1916 Roman Catholic No No
FOWLOW, Richard Trinity East, Trinity District 886 22 Thomas J. Fowlow (p) Clerk (draper) 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 23, 1915
PEET, Chesley Morton 14 Brazils Square, St. John's 235 20 Samuel H. Peet (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist No No
STARES, Frank William Port Blandford, Bonavista District 1449 19 Allan Stares (p) Sawyer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies December 1917; attestation papers included.
DAVIS, Charles Gerald Smack Cove, Sandwich Bay, Labrador 6266 19 William Davis (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DUNN, Sylvester Witless Bay, Ferryland District 6001 20 Earnest Dunn (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FILLIER, Chesley Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 2943 18 John Fillier (p) Merchant 1916 Methodist No No
STUCKLESS, Edwin Change Islands, Fogo District 4723 21 James Stuckless (p) Marine engineer 1918 Methodist No No
HALL, Patrick Joseph Port au Port, St. George District 8245 18 Alexander Hall (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MURLEY, George Marystown, Burin District 4356 18 Naomi Murley (nee Buckland) (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
SMITH, Roy Archibald 114 Pleasant Street, St. John's 379 20 William Smith (p) Carpenter 1914 Methodist No No I
SQUIRES, Cecil A. Goulds 3353 20 Joseph Squires (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
ROSE, Cecil Great Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3532 22 William Rose (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917 Killed in action. 3 December, 1917, Marcoing.
JANES, Charles Bull Arm, Valleyfield, Bonavista District 3983 18 Mrs. James Granter (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918
SHEPPARD, Albert Valleyfield, Bonavista District 4819 31 Darius Sheppard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COURAGE, Roland Garnish, Fortune District 3273 22 John R. Courage (p) School teacher 1916 No No
SMITH, Donald Bishops Cove, Harbour Grace District 3449 21 Rhody Smith (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
AYLWARD, Richard Fermeuse, Ferryland District 6316 24 Annie Aylward (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GORDON, Gilbert Thomas St. John's 64 37 Mrs. McNab (o) 1914 No No Granted commission to Gordon Highlanders, Nov. 1914. File missing. Information from ledger.
NUGENT, Michael Joseph Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-209 - 428 43 Mrs. Michael Nugent (s) 1914 No No Includes only partial attestation papers.
WALSH, John 130 Georges Road, St. John's 8072 18 Mrs. Emilie Walsh (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
BISHOP, Alexander Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 57 20 El. Bishop (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOWELL, William Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 5510 24 John Howell (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
VERE-HOLLOWAY, Percy Oscar 444 Southside Road, St. John's 891 23 Ada May Vere-Holloway (s) Longshoreman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WARREN, Alphaeus Open Hall, Bonavista District 6113 24 William Warren (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name - signature is Alphaeus; documents completed as Alpheus
BOLAND, William Riverhead, St. Mary's, Placentia-St. Mary's District 6160 18 Bernard Boland (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MATE, Joseph Port Rexton, Trinity District 3608 21 Mary (Henry) Mate (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURNHAM, Ralph 17 Military Road, St. John's 0-85 - 758 26 Mrs. F. Burnham (p) Office clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No Was retired as medically unfit Dec. 1916; Enlisted Royal Flying Corps (training) 1918.
RIDEOUT, Caywood Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 8247 19 Albert Rideout (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
COOPER, Ephraim Snooks Harbour, Trinity District 4056 23 William Cooper (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
MORGAN, Nath Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 5707 19 William Morgan (p) School teacher 1918 No No
KEARLEY, Eber Blaketown, Trinity District 1450 20 Charles Kearley (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916