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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
HARRIS, Bertram Benjamin St. John's 1047 28 Kate Harris (p) Accountant 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOSEWORTHY, Vincent Manuels, Harbour Main District 201 24 Thomas Noseworthy (o) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.
TIBBET - TIPPETT, Edward J. Little Catalina, Trinity District 4214 19 Flora J. Tibbet (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Tibbet on attestation papers; Tibbet, Tibbett and Tippett used throughout file; family spelling is Tippett; CWGC has revised the name to Tippett
ROWE, Henry Charles Greens Harbour, Trinity District 2627 24 John Rowe (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
WEIR, William H. Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 8444 23 Thomas Weir (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VAVASOUR, Charles Joseph St. John's 873 22 Hugh Vavasour (p) Salesman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CRITCH, Albert Cavendish, Trinity District 2230 19 William Critch (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
JOHNSON, Ralph Trouty, Trinity District 2114 22 James Johnson (p) Paper makers helper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURKE, Martin St. John's 1007 20 Patrick Burke (o) Labourer 1915 No No
CHRISTOPHER, Thomas 26 Kings Road, St. John's 121 20 Garrett Christopher (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HISCOCK, Alfred Fleming Street, St. John's 3447 23 Hilda Hiscock (s) Engineer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, March 14, 1918
ANDERSON, Richard John British Harbour, Trinity District 2628 19 William Anderson (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DORAN, Joseph Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1551 28 Mary Doran (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
RYALL, Thomas J. Colonial Building, Military Road, St. John's 8020 45 Margaret Ryall (p) Carpenter 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MATTERFACE, Frederick Boat Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 5494 19 Joseph Matterface (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Mutterface
STICKLAND, Philip Pass Island, Fortune District 2744 27 Margaret Stickland (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Strickland.
CARTER, Arthur Leslie Wood 5 Colonial Street, St. John's 2321 18 Hugh Carter (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Referred to as Leslie Carter
LEBUFF, Robert Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada 1362 23 Eliza LeBuff (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 10, 1916
MICHELIN, Robert Traverspine River, Grand River, Labrador 1730 25 Joseph Michelin (p) Trapper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JONES, Richard North Wales, United Kingdom 3268 18 Margaret Jones (p) Sailor 1916 Methodist No No
BRIEN, John Thomas Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 5756 21 Anne Brien (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TUCKER, Timothy Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 5052 18 John Tucker (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LEWIS, Charles Victor St. John's 3217 1916 Yes No Wednesday, September 24, 1919 Attestation papers not included. Enrolled with Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve 19 Aug. 1915. Enlisted with Newfoundland Regiment 9 Nov. 1916, transferred to NRNR 13 Nov. 1916. See also Regt. #1640 for additional information.
HEAD, Louis Comfort Cove, Twillingate District 743 20 John Head (p) Fisherman 1914 No No
TESSIER, Ralph McNeilly Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 3049 20 Bertha M. Tessier (p) Bank clerk 1916 Presbyterian No No
PARSONS, Louis Greenspond, Bonavista District 3256 24 William Parsons (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WARD, Henry Griguet, St. Barbe District 5054 19 John Ward (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BROWN, Thomas Downing Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2613 18 Philip Brown (p) Shoe factory worker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FOSS, Henry Snooks Arm, Twillingate District 5664 18 George Foss (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HOLLOWAY, William J. Bloomfield, Bonavista District 3725 21 Thomas Holloway (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PELLEY, Albert Southwest Arm, Twillingate District 8103 21 Jobes Pelley (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
KING, William Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 4063 21 William King (p) Teamster 1917 Methodist No No
HEFFORD, John New Harbour, Trinity District 1575 21 William Hefford (p) Farmer 1915 Methodist No No
DOWDING, Alfred Templeman, Bonavista District 6132 20 David Dowding (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
JESSO, Henry Martin Ship Cove, St. George District 4949 27 Edward Jesso (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
METCALFE, Albert Edward Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 256 28 Martin Metcalfe (p) Miner 1914 Methodist No No
CHAYTOR, Herbert Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 4454 18 Fred Chaytor (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POWER, Peter Cupids, Port de Grave District 1077 21 Mary Ann Power (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
EDDY [ADEY], Alonzo Clarenville, Trinity District 2384 18 John Eddy (p) Mill helper 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Enlisted and served as Eddy; 1911 census and family documents record name as Adey.
MITCHELL, Charles F. Johns Beach, Bay of Islands, St. George District 8208 18 Ellen Dennis (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Fatality: No No No
CAINES, Jacob Pushthrough, Fortune District 6271 19 Mary Jane Caines (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, Albert Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 4426 18 Abram Parsons (p) Student 1918 Methodist No No
GILLAM, George C. [Charles] Robinsons, St. George District 4941 21 James Gillam (p) Lumberman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested as George; includes documents completed as Charlie Gillam.
MCGRATH, John Colliers, Harbour Main District 1995 Mrs Emily McGrath (p) 1915 No No Also contains information relating to service # 2065 Patrick Pender Attestation papers not included; information from service ledger.
LEGROW, Frederick Pratt Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 404 23 Thomas Legrow (p) Dry goods clerk 1914 Methodist No No I
PENTON, Ignatius Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 2589 25 Edward Penton (o) Lumberman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
CLARIDGE, George 370 Water Street, St. John's 0-300 - 110 24 William Claridge (p) Grocer's assistant 1914 No No
ROSE, Josiah Belleoram, Fortune District 6135 20 William J. Rose (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BELBIN, Herbert Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2486 19 William Belbin Sr. (p) Millman 1916 Methodist Yes Yes Saturday, June 8, 1918 POW Date: 1917 See also #2972, Joseph Harris, for a description of the accidental death of Belbin while a POW
WILLIAMS, Albert New Harbour, Trinity District 5322 20 Thomas Williams (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No