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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
COOMBS, Oliver Pond Cove, St. Barbe District 6069 21 Ida Coombs (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FITZGERALD, Thomas Open Hall, Bonavista District 6111 23 Alice Fitzgerald (p) Engineer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MACKEY, Joseph St. Brendans, Bonavista District 6086 22 Patrick Mackey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BUTTON, Charles Silver Fox Island, Bonavista District 5185 22 John Button (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRENTON, Albert Burin, Burin District 3874 18 John Brenton (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, December 9, 1919
ANTHONY, John Robert Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 2207 26 Sadie Anthony (s) and Caleb Anthony (p) Miner 1916 No No Discrepancy in wife's name, listed as Daisy on attestation papers
TREMBLETT, Thomas Baileys Cove, Bonavista District 4815 18 Mrs. William Tremblett (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BARNES, John C Leslie Street, St. John's 3614 18 Jessie (Ebenezer) Barnes (p) Shellmaker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 15, 1918
REID, William Fred St. John's 1696 19 John Reid (p) Butcher 1915 Methodist Yes No Sunday, October 6, 1918
JONES, Sydney Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4300 27 Kenneth Jones (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
HEWLETT, Raymond Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 5501 20 Debra Hewlett (s) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BUTLER, John Bauline, St. John's East District 5811 25 Matthew Butler (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
WELLS, Fred Springdale, Twillingate District 4031 18 Herbert Wells (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
MORRISSEY, Thomas Patrick 7 Cummings Street, St. John's 211 22 Patrick Morrissey (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WHEELER, Francis E. Greenspond, Bonavista District 1909 25 John Wheeler (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Microfilmed file follows service file # 1873
MCCARTHY, Thomas Renews, Ferryland District 4542 24 Thomas McCarthy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GIBBONS, Percy Lumsden South, Fogo District 5171 21 Edgar Gibbons (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
FISHER, Hubert John Bonavista, Bonavista District 2077 18 John Fisher (p) Teacher 1916 Methodist - Salvation Army No No Discrepancy in religion.
CRANFORD, Moses New Harbour, Trinity District 1579 23 Eliza (Cranford) Pitcher (p) Constable 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAMPTON, George Edgar Portland, Bonavista district 1197 20 Arthur Hampton (p) Brakeman 1915 Methodist No No
CURTIS, Archibald Kings Cove, Bonavista District 2449 24 Mrs. James Curtis (of George) (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Henry Archibald Curtis.
INKPEN, Raymond Great Burin, Burin District 5718 19 Joseph Inkpen (p) Teacher 1918 Methodist No No
MOORE, Eric St. John's 1530 20 Janet Moore (p) Painter 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ABBOTT, George Battery Road, St. John's 1242 20 Henry Abbott (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
DART, Ford William Exploits, Twillingate District 3397 18 Minnie Dart (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
MANSFIELD, John Bell Island, St. John's East District 8275 18 Mrs. Patrick Mansfield (p) Miner 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GREEN, Edward [Luke E.] Woodford Cove, Twillingate District 4919 18 Mary King (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HEARN, Patrick Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 3300 20 John Hearn (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CHEESEMAN, James Rushroon, Placentia-St. Marys District 5865 22 John Joseph Cheesman (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SULEY, Bertram Hearts Delight, Trinity District 5184 21 John Suley (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRADLEY, James Jabez Squid Tickle, Bonavista District 3627 20 Allan Bradley (p) 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers not included.
IVANY, Solomon 43 Cook Street, St. John's 3105 & 8064 24 Catherine Barnes (p) Teamster 1916 Methodist No No See also service #3105; originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment.
MORRIS, Rupert 96 Freshwater Road, St. John's 2849 22 I.C. [Isaac] Morris (p) Sailmaker 1916 Methodist No No Also contains the will of Riley Morris, service #3113
WICKS, Douglas Burnt Point, Bay de Verde District 5069 21 Josiah Wicks (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DILLON, Matthew Little Bay, Twillingate District 5535 23 Mary Dillon (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GREENHAM, Allen Comfort Cove, Twillingate District 4205 18 William Greenham (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
DUDER, John 357 Water Street, St. John's 4029 18 Edward Duder (p) Seaman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discharged 1 Nov. 1917 - underaged
HAPGOOD, Walter Flat Island, Bonavista District 5130 21 Abraham Hapgood (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CRANE, Joseph Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 736 22 Mary Anne Smith (o) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also contains documents relating to service #2765, Archibald Crane
MULLINS, Thomas Rencontre, Fortune District 6250 22 John Mullins (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ELLIOTT, William Norris Arm, Twillingate District 1786 18 Samuel Elliott (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, March 3, 1917
POLLARD, William Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District 3823 19 William Pollard (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
BILLARD, Wilson Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4294 18 Samuel R. Billard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOW, Robert Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 2565 19 Thomas Snow (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
RANDELL, Thomas Little Harbour, Twillingate District 3252 24 William Randell (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHAFE, Ernest Leslie St. John's 709 23 Jacob Chafe (p) Cooper 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Includes wills for # 1009 Ayre, # 544 Lukins, # 1396 Masters and # 1964 Duke.
NICHOLLS, Levi Mason Stanley Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 3283 19 Archibald Nicholls (p) Sailor 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
PEDDLE, Joseph J. Lockston, Trinity District 4516 20 Hubert Peddle (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WEST, William J. Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5183 18 William West (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
JAMES, Charles Robert 15 Adelaide Street, St. John's 436 29 Mrs. James (s) Engineer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No