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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
WHITE, Jeremiah Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Marys' 5923 20 Reuben Peddle (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENNEDY, Michael Holyrood, Harbour Main District 2552 23 Mrs. Michael Kennedy (s) Blacksmith 1916 Roman Catholic No No
COOPER, Alfred Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 5343 20 Simeon Cooper (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
JENSEN, Jens William Harbour Breton, Fortune District 569 32 Mrs. Jensen (p) Storekeeper 1914 No No
BLAKE, Levi Fogo, Fogo District 2590 19 John Blake (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
YOUNG, Harry L. Greenspond, Bonavista District 2113 20 Ellen Young (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
PECKHAM, Harry Reginald Haynes St. John's 909 24 George Peckham (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TRICKETT, Tasker Spout Cove, Bay de Verde District 5374 18 Thomas Trickett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COOPER, Herbert George La Scie, St. Barbe District 439 25 Clara Cooper (s) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.
GOODRIDGE, Herbert St. John's 0-154 1914 No No Attestation papers not included
STICKLAND, Meshach Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 8183 17 Mrs. Lorenzo Stickland (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
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
ANDREWS, Walter William Point Leamington, Twillingate District 8075 22 James Andrews (p) 1917 No No Attestation papers not included; discharge sheet only.
BOONE, Lewis B. Seldom Come By, Fogo District 2019 17 Samuel Boone (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
HUSSEY, Levi Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 0-284 - 3913 18 John Hussey (p) School teacher 1917 Methodist No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.
HART, Bertram Champneys East, Trinity District 3354 19 Robert Hart (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RYAN, Norman Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 5895 20 George Ryan (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WHEELER, Ralph Summerford, Twillingate District 4906 18 Thomas Wheeler (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GUSHUE, William 20 Dicks Square, St. John's 8293 20 Francis Gushue (p) Millman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GROKE, Caleb St. Chads, Bonavista District 5135 24 George Croke (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Croke.
LANDER, Norman Bonavista, Bonavista District 3783 18 Emily Tremblett (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
CAREW, Thomas Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 5760 23 John Carew (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RIDEOUT, Cadiz Cottles Island, Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 2741 19 Ambrose Rideout (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
MEADUS, Robert St. John's 1013 20 Susanna Meadus (p) Baker 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ROBINSON, George Shoe Cove, Cape John, Twillingate District 5628 19 Fanny Robinson (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MARTIN, John R. Manuels, Harbour Main District 8232 50 Ella M. Martin (s) Carpenter 1917 Methodist No No
MARKS, Stanley Thomas 70 George Street, St. John's 150 25 Mrs. Marks (p) Express wagon driver 1914 Roman Catholic No No
ROWE, Simeon James Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 5349 26 Elizabeth Rowe (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No See Regt. #5379 for additional misfiled documents
CONNORS, John Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 5783 20 Michael Connors (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DOWDING, Alfred Templeman, Bonavista District 6132 20 David Dowding (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
ARKLIE, James Botwood, Twillingate District 4306 25 Edith Arklie (nee Hutchings) (s) Clerk 1918 Presbyterian No No
CREWS, John Point Crew, Burin District 4811 18 John R. Crews (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURGE, Allen Bonavista, Bonavista District 624 19 Mary Jane Burge (p) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
JACKSON, Walter Cavendish, Trinity District 8104 16 Mr. And Mrs. William James Jackson (p) Millman 1917 Methodist No No
HANDCOCK, Lewis Salvage, Bonavista District 3546 18 William Handcock (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Wednesday, July 10, 1918 POW Date: 1918 Variant spelling of name - Hancock
RYDER, Donald Bonavista, Bonavista District 3689 21 Frederick Ryder (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WIGHTON, Charles Earls Court, London, United Kingdom 0-75 Margaret Wighton (o) 1914 Yes No Thursday, November 25, 1915 Attestation papers not included
MATCHEM, James Gaultois, Fortune District 3553 20 William Matchem (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAY, Thomas Gander Bay, Fogo District 4216 24 Elizabeth Harbin (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
GREENING, Chesley Bell Island, St. John's East District 3970 18 Alex Greening (p) Engineer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FIFIELD, Arthur English Harbour, Trinity District 4741 19 Giles Fifield (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
RENDELL, Arthur James 18 Kings Road, St. John's 204 19 James Rendell (p) Machinist 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MURPHY, James Francis St. John's 1037 20 Ann Murphy (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BRETT, Chesley Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 6072 18 Walter Brett (p) School teacher 1918 Methodist No No
SNOW, Samuel Lewisporte, Twillingate District 4134 22 Sarah Snow (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
HARDING, William Renews, Ferryland District 995 25 Christopher Harding (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as William Joseph Harding.
WINTER, Oliver S. Burin, Burin District 4473 27 John Winter (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
CAMPBELL, Allan Little River, St. George District 5695 25 Katherine Campbell (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TAYLOR, William 41 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 633 22 James Taylor (o) Locomotive fireman 1914 Methodist No No
FEAVER, Edward Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3647 18 Marion (John) Feaver (p) Papermaker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No