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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
DAWE, Thomas Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 3944 23 Joseph Dawe (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LINEHAN, Daniel [David] Johns Pond, Placentia-St. Marys District 1468 20 John Joseph Linehan (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Father writes that his name was Daniel but he was mistakenly called David by the Regiment
GILLINGHAM, Herbert Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 5608 27 Esau Gillingham (p) Theology student 1918 Methodist No No
FLETT, Harold 138 Gower Street, St. John's 4664 23 Amos Flett (p) Bookkeeper 1918 Presbyterian No No
FRIZZELL, Richard Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District 5182 23 Henry Frizzell (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Frizzell, Frizzel, Frizell, Frizzal, Frizzil. Attestation papers are completed as Frizzal.
SMITH, William Henry Swift Current, Placentia-St. Marys District 2868 19 Robert Smith (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
PENNEY, Josiah H. Carbonear, Carbonear District 665 24 S. Grace Penney (o) Civil engineer 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 I
SPARKES, Wesley Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 4140 20 Thomas Sparkes (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918 Estate correspondence is in name of Edward W. Sparkes.
TAVENOR, Thomas Upper Battery Road, St. John's 4439 19 Michael Tavenor (p) Baker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GREENE, Augustine Peter Bell Island, St. John's East District 251 19 Catherine Greene (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic No No See #254 for additional misfiled documents.
HUMBY, Henry Summerville, Bonavista Bay 4517 21 James Humby (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ASHFORD, William J. Harbour Breton, Fortune District 8421 18 Thomas William Ashford (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
STYLES, Alfred Dildo, Trinity District 1453 20 Mrs. George Inman (o) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No
BAKER, Edward Lally Cove, Fortune District 5203 18 John Baker (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MULROONEY, George St. John's 2261 20 Mary Mulrooney (p) Wheelwright 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW date: 1917.
GRANT, George Marystown, Burin District 6039 21 Bernard Grant (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PITTMAN, Arthur Henry Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 3404 20 Charles Pittman (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
AGNEW, James Peebles Street, Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom 2122 34 Mrs. Agnew (s) Musician 1916 Presbyterian No No
ENGLAND, Hugh S. St. George, St. George District 3858 22 George England (p) Mill man 1917 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, March 13, 1918
OKEEFE, Charles Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2706 31 Mrs. Michael O'Keefe (p) Sailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1481X.
MACKLIN, Rupert Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom 3732 18 Amelia (William) Macklin (p) Marine engineer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No See Service # 3722 for misfiled document; Previously transcribed as Robert; Attestation papers completed as Rubert; Signature is Rupert
BLACKWOOD, Bertram Loo Cove, Bonavista District 5154 21 Eleazer Blackwood (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HARRIS, Lloyd Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4427 18 Reverend William Harris (p) 1918 Methodist No No
MERCER, William Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2615 20 Leander Mercer (p) Shoe factory worker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Identified as William Mercer on attestation papers and CWGC; identified as John William Mercer on memorial scroll.
FOWLOW, Frank St. John's 985 20 George and Mary Ann Fowlow (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PEARCEY, William J. Hopeall, Trinity District 5220 20 May Pritchard (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
CALVER, Louis 162 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4246 18 John Calver (p) Book keeper 1917 Congregationalist No No
SHARMAN, Victor Lionel Camberwell, London, England, United Kingdom 8321 22 Edward Sharman (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service.
HALFYARD, William Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District 5332 21 Josiah Halfyard (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MOORE, Donald Lancie 96 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 646 - 8057 19 Frederick Moore (p) Manager, supply stores 1914 Methodist No No
HANHAM, John Robert Burin, Burin District 1774 22 Benjamin Hanham (p) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LUSH, George 33 Water Street, St. John's 4090 22 Martha Lush (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
HERDER, Herbert Augustus Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 2898 29 Accountant 1916 Methodist No No
WELLS, Clarence Augustus Grand Falls, Twillingate District 730 21 Edward Wells (p) Clerk 1914 No No
MILES, Thomas Bay L'Argent, Fortune Bay District 1691 23 Eli Miles (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, March 11, 1918
SMITH, Nathaniel Normans Cove, Trinity District 5953 22 Robert Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOODY, Matthew Anthony Carbonear, Carbonear District 1982 24 Mary Doody (o) Brakeman 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
REARDON, Michael Perrys Cove, Bay de Verde District 3342 25 Patrick Reardon (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
PURCELL, John Ship Head, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4343 21 William Purcell (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KEATING, Patrick Torbay, St. John's East District 3329 19 Thomas Keating (p) Banker 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
RICKETTS, Josiah Jamestown, Bonavista District 5316 19 John Ricketts (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, Allan Jackson 114 Pleasant Street, St. John's 2269 29 William B. Smith (p) Accountant 1916 Methodist No No
MCNEILLY, James Johnson Rogerson 2 Queen Street, St. John's 2723 34 James A.W. McNeilly (o) Broker 1916 Methodist No No
WELLS, Pearce Three Arms, Twillingate District 4440 21 John Wells (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Percy
ROBERTS, Walter Graham Lakeview Avenue, St. John's 368 19 John Roberts (p) Grocer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BENNETT, Michael W. St. George, St. George District 4367 19 Peter H. Bennett (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COLLINS, Edward Southeast Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District 2991 19 John Collins (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SEWARD, Edward Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 1908 19 Thomas Seward (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, August 12, 1916
HOOPER, Albert Norman Port au Port, St. George District 248 24 Walter Hooper (o) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
CHIVERAUX, Simeon Main River Gut, St. George District 8474 54 Alice Chiveraux (s) 1918 No No File missing. Information from service ledger; Variant spelling of name - Chiveiaux.