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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
CRAWFORD, Robert Reid 179 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 0-253 - 2086 19 Harry Crawford (p) Clerk 1916 Presbyterian No No
MESSERVEY, Walter Sandy Point, St. George District 1707 21 Nixon Messervey (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CARTER, Job Brookfield, Bonavista District 4339 21 Peter Carter (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No File includes 15 pages of correspondence related to # 4329 Plemon Hustins.
GEAR, George St. John's 901 24 Harry Gear (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Friday, November 30, 1917
MOORE, Thomas S.F Carbonear, Carbonear District 4771 19 Thomas Moore (p) Operator 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HARVEY, Henry 25 Carew Street, St. John's 2336 21 William Harvey (p) Carpenter 1916 Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
CLOUTER, Arthur Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 6005 20 Elizabeth Clouter (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
KING, Thomas Martin Lewisporte, Twillingate District 2508 18 Jane French (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No
KING, Alexander Western Bay, Bay de Verde District 1881 19 Willis King (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, September 4, 1916
STEVENS, Benjamin Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 6107 23 William H. Stevens (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
MURRIN, Thomas Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 4381 24 Thomas Murrin Sr. (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHAVE, William Burton Fogo, Fogo District 543 19 W.H. Shave (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
DAWE, Robert Rattling Brook, Twillingate District 3630 24 Jonathan Dawe (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
PENNY, Stephen English Harbour, Trinity District 1089 19 Elizabeth Penney Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, Theodore Kings Cove, Bonavista District 8252 25 George Brown (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROSE, Joshua Bay du Nord, Fortune District 5577 20 Alfred Rose (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TURNER, James Topsail Road, St. John's 5250 18 Thomas Turner (p) Operator 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JOLLIFF, Eldon Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 5286 21 Joseph Jolliff (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MCALLISTER, Joseph 53 Brazils Square, St. John's 5144 21 David McAllister (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROBERTS, Allan 240 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 2205 18 Mrs. Azariah Roberts (p) Boiler maker 1916 Methodist No No
BROWN, James G. Rock Harbour, Burin District 1984 21 Henry Brown (o) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, December 9, 1917 Photograph of grave-site included.
SIMMONDS, William Thomas 60 Hamilton Street, St. John's 349 25 Lily Simmonds (s) Sailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
DOWDEN, Donald Outer Cove Road, St. John's East District 4532 18 John Dowden (p) Teamster 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POPE, Robert Botwood, Burnt Arm, Twillingate District 2550 20 Stephen Pope (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 21, 1917
CAHILL, Alphonsus St. John's 1545 19 Theresa Cahill (p) Store clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
TILLEY, William Joseph Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1224 22 William Tilley (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917. Discrepancy in name: William Joseph on Regiment attestation; William John in service ledger.
WISEMAN, Goodwin Little Bay Island, Twillingate District 5456 20 Frederick Wiseman (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SMITH, Samuel Reginald Harbour Breton, Fortune District 0-162 - 932 22 John Smith (p) Book keeper 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
CORNECT, Eugene Cape St. George, St. George District 429 21 John Cornect (p) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Cornact
MURPHY, William 122 Water Street West, St. John's 2407 18 Lewis Murphy (p) Scholar 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SCOTT, Harold Manuels, Harbour Main District 3247 19 Julia (William) Hiscock (p) Farm assistant 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EMBERLY, George English Harbour East, Fortune District 2994 22 Patrick Emberly (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, October 8, 1917
PELLEY, Clarence Georges Brook, Trinity District 2484 22 John Pelley (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 21, 1917
VAUGHAN, Herbert Augustine Leslie Street, St. John's 2742 20 Henry (Harry) Vaughan (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
PITTMAN, Kenneth 83 Pleasant Street, St. John's 8036 31 Beatrice Pittman (p) Machinist 1917 Methodist No No
AYRE, Gerald Walter Circular Road, St. John's 0-106 - 869 23 Fred W. Ayre (p) Salesman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MARSH, William Luther Deer Harbour, Trinity District 2083 18 Israel March (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
HAYES, Patrick Joseph St. John's 1239 18 John Hayes (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
STUCKLESS, Silas Norris Arm, Twillingate District 1669 24 Isaac Stuckless (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, July 18, 1916
BATTEN, Harvey Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 5096 19 William Batten (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No See Regt. # 5086 for misfiled document
BROWN, Elijah Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4646 18 Elijah Brown Sr. (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TOBIN, Andrew St. Lawrence, Burin District 2248 20 Thomas Tobin (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, January 31, 1917
WILLMOTT, George Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District 3930 19 Sarah Willmott (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHELAN, Baxter G. Millertown, Twillingate District 8201 19 Martha Louise Whelan (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
WAY, Joseph Harold G. Bonavista, Bonavista District 3851 24 Arthur Way (p) Clergyman 1917 Methodist No No
COX, Arthur Gaultois, Fortune District 5560 19 Lizzie Knott (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SWEETAPPLE, Gideon Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 3589 19 John Sweetapple (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
SHORTALL, Leo 141 Gower Street, St. John's 1940 18 William Shortall (p) Student 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, April 29, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included ; See also Regt. #0-78 -395 for misfiled documents
DONOHUE, William Joseph Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District 2992 18 John Donohue (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, May 18, 1918
NURSE, William Champneys East, Trinity District 3674 19 William Nurse (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918