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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
RUMBOLDT, Lemure Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 4104 18 Jabez Rumboldt (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOW, Frederick William 125 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 3810 21 Nathaniel Snow (p) Bank clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Died in 1918, following a transfer to the Royal Flying Corps, not a fatality of war.
WHELAN, Baxter G. Millertown, Twillingate District 8201 19 Martha Louise Whelan (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
ELLSWORTH, John Rocky Harbour, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 4308 29 Charles Ellsworth (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COVEYDUCK, William Salmon Cove, Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 5400 21 James Coveyduck (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SHIRRAN, George Bonavista, Bonavista District 493 21 Mr. Shirran (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
SWEENEY, William John Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District 1072 25 Catherine Tobin (o) Barber 1915 Roman Catholic No No
FORD, Thomas Jackson's Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe district 1782 27 John Ford of Joseph (p) 1915 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
NURSE, John 12 Longs Hill, St. John's 4678 20 Nora Nurse (p) Grocer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HARVEY, Alfred Stanley St. John's 767 24 Mary Christina Harvey (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
HOWLETT, John Petty Harbour, St. John's West Districts 4222 18 Bridget Howlett (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Attestation forms are completed as Jack Howlett.
BAILEY, Albert Georges Brook, Trinity District 5027 20 Peter Bailey (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
CAINES, Walter Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 1954 18 Michael Caines (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VEY, George Chesley Plymouth Road, St. John's 6011 19 Alice Vey (p) Mason 1918 Methodist No No
SAUNDERS, George Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5278 27 Richard Saunders (p) Engineer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CRITCH, Jesse Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5660 20 Simeon Critch (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
COLLINS, Martin Battery Road, St. John's 8055 59 Mary Collins (s) Filer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BURRY, Oliver Greenspond, Bonavista District 4748 18 Zacharias Burry (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
FURLONG, Stephen J. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8031 24 Matthew Furlong (p) Teamster and lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MUGFORD, Kenneth Beaver Cove, Twillingate District 2909 18 Mrs. John Mugford (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917.
CLEARY, Patrick Michael 36 Casey Street, St. John's 1230 21 Jane Cleary (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
MATTHEWS, Harold Walter 33 Parade Street, St. John's 358 19 Emily Matthews (p) Labourer 1914 Methodist No No
DOMINEY, Garfield Deer Island, Burgeo- LaPoile District 6324 22 Thomas Dominey (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STOCKLEY, Ephraim Brookfield, Bonavista District 5596 21 Peter Stockley (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SIMMS, Robert Ronald St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 576 19 Adam Simms (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
BOWERS, Eli Indian Burying Place, Twillingate District 5682 21 Francis Bowers (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DUHART, Joseph St. George, St. George District 8366 18 Mary Duhart (o) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PIERCEY, Robert Normans Cove, Trinity District 5067 24 Patience Piercey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TUFFIN, William B. Herring Neck, Twillingate District 3196 21 John Tuffin (p) Dry goods clerk 1916 Methodist No No
ANDREWS, Claude Twillingate, Twillingate District 4064 18 John Andrews (p) Printer 1917 Methodist No No
LEWIS, John St. John's - Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, England, United Kingdom 189 26 Humphrey Lewis (p) Farmer 1914 Methodist No No
BENNETT, Dominic Black Duck Brook, Port au Port, St. George District 245 20 Arson Bennett (o) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
FRENCH, Jacob Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 5371 20 Elijah French (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MACKAY, Matthias Bryants Cove, Harbour Grace District 6309 21 Edward Mackey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OREILLY, J.B. [Bertram] 0-236 Doctor 1919 No No Attestation papers not included. Attached from the Royal Army Medical
KEHOE, Isaac Burin, Burin District 4169 25 Frank Penny (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BRUSHETT, Samuel J. Marystown, Burin District 1758 21 Frank Brushett (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
FOSTER, Raymond Shoe Cove, Cape Shore, Ferryland District 2560 20 Mrs. Albert Noble (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
HOLMAN, Arthur Fortune Bay, Fortune District 3937 19 Jeremiah Holman (p) Miner 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PHILLIPS, Frank 76 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 8034 21 James Phillips (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KITCHEN, Ernest Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4647 22 Edward Kitchen (p) Fireman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
IVANY, John Alfred 37 Charlton Street, St. John's 3119 21 Martin Ivany (p) Carpenter 1916 Methodist Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
HYNES, Lemuel Edward Seamans Institute - Indian Island, Fogo District 806 26 Richard Hynes (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
LARKIN, Michael 71 Queens Road, St. John's 2408 18 Jack Larkin (p) Tailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, John Lawrence 103 Signal Hill, St. John's 1227 19 Robert John Murphy (p) 1915 No No Attestation papers not included.
CHIPMAN, Norman Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 4983 18 Solomon Chipman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOORES, James Safe Harbour, Bonavista District 2028 22 Julia Ann Moores (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TILLEY, Richard 10 Bond Street, St. John's 21 21 James Tilley (p) Tinsmith 1914 No No
WILLIAMS, Levi Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 3328 20 John Williams (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, February 15, 1917
GALLOWAY, Bernard Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 4596 20 Mary Galoway (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No