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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
TILLY, Lawrence Clarenville, Trinity District 1404 18 Annie Tilly Farmer 1915 Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 Discrepancy in name: Tilley
BRAZIL, James Renews, Ferryland District 4536 18 John Brazil (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WILLIAMS, Robert John 50 Cabot St., St. John's 1115 19 Emma Williams Cooper apprentice 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
EARLES, Edward Battery Road, St. John's 2650 21 Mrs. Edward Earles (p) Labourer 1916 No No
ADAMS, James St. John's 1332 25 Mr. and Mrs. Adams (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
STEWART, Arthur Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2196 18 Colin Stewart (p) Electrician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MANUEL, Frederick Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 4314 24 Job Manuel (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
MCGRATH, Joseph Branch, Placentia-St. Marys District 3760 19 Patrick McGrath (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918 Died 13 April, 1918, Neuve-Église Name given as James on several documents; CWGC is Joseph
CLARKE, Dorman Botwood, Twillingate District 2387 20 Amis Clarke (p) Papermaker 1916 Methodist Yes No Sunday, March 4, 1917
SOMERTON, Edward F. Trinity, Trinity District 3526 19 Frederick Somerton (p) Banker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Contains a misfiled document relating to service # 3726 Levi Stockley
QUIRK, William Frederick Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 1410 23 Matilda Quirk (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HOLLOWAY, Nicholas Bloomfield, Bonavista District 2507 18 Thomas Holloway (p) Lumberman 1916 No No
CARNELL, John Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District 4627 18 George Carnell (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WALSH, John Joseph 318 City Terrace, St. John's 4602 19 Thomas Walsh (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BLANCHE, John Jersey Side, Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 5265 23 Frank Blanche (p) Fireman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CHAFE, Reginald Goulds, St. John's West District 4422 18 Allan Chafe (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MITCHELL, Harold St. John's 828 23 John B. Mitchell (p) Broker 1914 Presbyterian No No
WOODMAN, James New Harbour, Trinity District 2171 25 Mrs. Charles Woodman (p) Paper maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAY, James Old Shop, Trinity District 5430 20 Abner Day (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GILLIS, George Highlands, St. George District 3680 19 Alex. H. Gillis (p) Railroading 1917 Roman Catholic No No
STEELE, Victor J. 100 Water Street, St. John's 4485 20 Samuel Steele (p) Bookkeeper 1918 Congregationalist No No
BARTLETT, William Washer Brigus, Port de Grave District 270 19 Joseph Bartlett (p) Student 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, March 19, 1917 See Regt. # 636 for additional correspondence.
KELLY, Richard Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4966 21 Michael Kelly (p) Shoemaker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CUFF, George Little Bonavista, Bonavista District 630 21 Deborah Cuff (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
PENNEY, Augustus Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 5248 20 William Penney (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
COLE, James Lower Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 5884 23 Alfred Cole (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
QUICK, Ernest Chesley St. John's 1145 21 Fannie Quick (p) Draper 1915 Methodist No No
HOBBS, Charles Red Cliff, Bonavista District 4284 24 John Hobbs (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, July 9, 1918
TAYLOR, Edmund Harbour Grace South, Harbour Grace District 2621 19 Edward Taylor (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917 Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1417X.
ATKINS, Clementine Manuels, Harbour Main District 8486 27 William Atkins (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ONEILL, Leonard Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2130 19 mother (p) Musician 1916 Presbyterian No No Attested for Short Service
SMITH, Walter John St. John's 478 30 John Smith (p) Woodsman 1914 Methodist No No
NORMAN, Llewellyn Catalina, Trinity District 425 19 Edward John Norman Packer 1914 Methodist No No
PARDY, Charles Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 6153 26 Charles Pardy (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PITCHER, Frederick 8 Central Street, St. John's 3348 36 Mrs. Isabella Pitcher (p) Shipwright 1916 Methodist No No
WYATT, William 50 Charlton Street, St. John's 8185 47 Martha Wyatt (s) Blacksmith and millman 1917 Methodist No No
FACEY, M.L. n/a Chaplin 1918 No No Attached to Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger
MADDIGAN, Michael 1 Dammerills Lane, St. John's 47 19 Michael Maddigan (p) Seaman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BLACKALL, John Grand Falls, Twillingate District - St. John's 0-122 - 2220 24 W.W. Blackall (p) Mechanic 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 Attached to the Royal Flying Corps Sept. 1916
BALDWIN, Walter Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 3325 21 Edward Baldwin (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FORSEY, Curtis Grand Bank, Burin District 3828 21 William Forsey (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
MERCER, Robert G. Grand Falls,Twillingate District 5148 19 Robert Mercer (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
HARVEY, Leslie Boswarlos, Port au Port, St. George District 1497 24 Jemima Harvey (p) Miner 1915 Methodist No No
PEARCE, Bernard Spillars Cove, Trinity District 4816 20 Mrs. Samuel Pearce (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COADY, Andrew St. John's 775 - 8096 19 Richard Coady (o) Labourer 1914 No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917
OUTERBRIDGE, Joseph: correspondence concerning prisoners of war N/A No No Provincial Archives Reference # GN 19.7 Consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence with Joseph Outerbridge, 6 Sept. 1917 - 29 Jan. 1918, predominantly relating to his search for his son, Norman Outerbridge, #0-98, missing after the battle of Monchy le Preux. Norman Outerbridge was declared dead effective 14 April 1917. Includes statements from members of the Regiment regarding his son's death and and references to Prisoners of War held in Germany. File was incorrectly assigned Regiment # 0-207
GEORGE, Pleamon Whiteway, Trinity District 1969 26 Ananias George (p) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VOKEY, Philip Dildo, Trinity District 2240 22 Mary Ann Vokey (p) Policeman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
JOHNSTON - JOHNSON, William Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 4881 21 Thomas Johnston (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Signature completed as Johnston on attestation; Johnson on later documents.
GUY, James Arnolds Cove, Placentia-St. Marys District 4963 22 William Guy (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No