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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
MORRIS, Cyril Sharman 9 Fenchurch Street, London, England, United Kingdom 3058 17 Percy Morris (p) Student 1917 No No Attested for short service
HAWKINS, William Max St. John's 1238 23 Olive Long Hawkins (s) Plumber 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ELLIOTT, George Happy Adventure, Bonavista District 2737 24 Alex Elliott (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, December 2, 1917
RICHARDSON, Frank 68 Bannerman Street, St. John's 66 19 Thomas Richardson (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
ANTHONY, Joseph Brigus, Port de Grave District 1875 22 Susan Stevens (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANDREWS, Robert 37 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 8018 25 Muriel Andrews (s) Draper 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers not included.
MARKS, James Fox Island, Burgeo- LaPoile District 6298 19 Bertha Marks (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRINTON - BRENTON, Thomas Bulls Cove, Burin District 3907 18 Henry Brinton (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918 Discrepancies in spelling of name: Brenton, Benton ; identified in CWGC as Brinton
GOOSNEY, James Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5646 22 James Goosney (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
COLLINS, Leo Catalina, Trinity District 4637 18 Eli Collins (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OROURKE, Michael St. John's 1596 33 Margaret O'Rourke (s) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BEST, Henry Charles Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2135 46 Martha Best (s) Musician 1916 Presbyterian No No Attested for short service
LODGE, Nathaniel George Catalina, Trinity District 2810 26 Mrs. Nathaniel Lodge (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
SHEARS, John Frederick 2 Allan Square, St. John's 4515 18 John Shears (p) Draper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLUNEY, Leo 24 Stephen Street, St. John's 8378 19 James Cluney 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
BUNGAY, George Sagona Island, Fortune District 6047 19 William Bungay (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, Ephraim Catalina, Trinity District 1572 21 Naomi King (p) Seaman 1915 Methodist Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
WHITE, Gordon Little Bay Island, Twillingate District 4109 24 James White (p) Carpenter 1917 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 15, 1918
MOREY, Abraham Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 6285 25 Jacob Morey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
COOL, Ronald Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 5887 19 Samson Cool (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DRAY, Patrick Mary Little Bona, Placentia-St. Marys District 1159 19 James Dray (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MCDONALD, Michael J. 34 Gower Street, St. John's 2922 18 Margaret MacDonald (p) Clothes presser 1916 Roman Catholic No No
REDMOND, Thomas J. 265 Theatre Hill, St. John's 8162 18 David P. Redmond (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HUNT, Nicholas Prout 88 Barnes Road, St. John's 0-252 - 762 21 Mrs. James Hunt (p) Clerk 1914 No No I.
COOMBS, Archibald Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 492 30 Sarah Mercer (p) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
DREW, T.M. 0-223 - 857 1915 No No Transferred from Leicestershire Regiment. Attestation papers not included. Also contains documents relating to service #0-23, William Edward Barnes
HENNEBURY, Patrick Point May, Burin District 4943 31 Richard Hennebury (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ABBOTT, Hughie Doting Cove, Fogo District 5211 19 Stephen Abbott (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
CARTER, Kenneth James Greenspond, Bonavista District 1814 19 Kenneth Carter (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTTON, Eleazar Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 5283 20 William James Button (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name: Eleazor
HARDING, Joseph William Greenspond, Bonavista District 3720 27 James Harding (p) Sailor 1917 Methodist No No
PHILLIPS, Daniel Colliers, Harbour Main District 2436 19 Tom Phillips (p) Fireman (locomotive) 1916 No No
TRAVERSE, James Bell Island, St. John's East District 4651 19 Mrs. Ed. Power (p) Mrs. Ed. Power (p) 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SPENCER, Thomas Leslie Fortune, Burin District 858 19 William Spencer (p) Sailor 1914 Methodist No No
DICKS, James Nelson Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3505 19 Henry Dicks (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REID, Richard Haystack, Placentia-St. Marys District 4457 19 Albert Reid (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SEARS, James 82 New Gower Street, St. John's 2410 17 William Sears (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers for Newfoundland Forestry Companies and Newfoundland Regiment.
HEWLETT, Llewelyn Wards Harbour, Twillingate District 6286 18 Charlie Hewlett (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BUDGELL, Enos New Bay, Twillingate District 8152 Joseph Budgel (p) Fisherman 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
HIPDITCH, John Paradise, Placentia-St. Marys District 240 28 George Hipditch (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: Hepditch
HARRIS, William George Brooklyn West, Bonavista District 2817 18 Job Harris (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, August 17, 1917
PARSONS, Charles H. Sandy Point, St. George District 1708 20 James S. Parsons (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 2, 1916
ROSS, Hector Hugh Alexander 14 Victoria Street, St. John's 0-96 - 768 22 H. Ross (p) 1914 No No Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.
ST. CROIX, William Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 4400 18 Edward St. Croix (p) Expressman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GROUCHY, Philip John 14 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 369 33 Maud Grouchy (s) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
SIMMS, Arthur St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4261 19 William Simms (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CURNEW, George Robert Curling, St. George District 1587 Charles Curnew (o) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 24, 1916
POWER, Nicholas J. Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4008 20 John Power (p) Sulphate worker 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918
BATTEN, Harold R. Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 4378 19 Samuel Batten (p) Teaching 1918 Methodist No No
OKE, Harris Randell 82 Forest Road, St. John's 565 23 John C. Oke (p) Law student 1914 No No Granted commission to Royal Scots