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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
DYKE, Job Salvage Bay, Bonavista District 2623 23 Edward Dyke (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PRICE, Henry Torbay Road, St. John's 2203 19 Mrs. Joseph Price (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Dawe Green Bay, Trinity District 3687 22 Flora White (o) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
KNOX, William 11 Feild Street, St. John's 4611 18 William Knox (p) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CRAWLEY, Michael Chapels Cove, Harbour Main District 5820 19 Edward Crawley (p) Fishing 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DICKS, Joseph Mortier, Burin District 1702 20 Michael Dicks (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BENNETT, Stewart Fogo, Fogo District 3204 21 William Bennett (p) Storekeeper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MEWS, John Courtney Bell Island, St. John's East District 3385 20 James L. Mews (p) Surveyor 1917 Methodist No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1862X
PETRIE, Walter James Princes Street, St. John's 566 19 Lillian Petrie (s) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
TOBIN, Patrick Bar Haven, Placentia-St. Mary's District 6114 28 Mary Tobin (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WILSON, Henry Kelso 22 Cochrane Street, St. John's 305 21 Mrs. Wilson (p) Dry goods clerk 1914 Methodist No No
FUREY, Alphonsus St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District 6213 19 William Furey (p) Student 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, Michael Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 5759 25 Thomas Walsh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MACKLIN, Rupert Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom 3732 18 Amelia (William) Macklin (p) Marine engineer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No See Regt. # 3722 for misfiled document; Previously transcribed as Robert; Attestation papers completed as Rubert; Signature is Rupert
NEWMAN, William Black Island, Twillingate District 3637 30 Margaret (Edward) Newman (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
JONES, Heber St. Phillips, St. John's West District 2783 22 Jordan Jones (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
SAUNDERS, Fred J. Griguet, St. Barbe District 1913 19 Mrs. Joseph Bussey (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
LEMESSURIER, Philip Sorsoliel 44 Angel Place, St. John's 0-128 - 62 20 Alex LeMessurier (p) Engineer 1914 No No
RYAN, Colin Port Rexton, Trinity District 3671 20 Mrs. William Ryan (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SOOLEY, John Hearts Delight, Trinity District 5641 19 Richard Sooley (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BEASAU, Matthew Three Rock Cove, Port au Port, St. George District 4938 18 Edward Beasau (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancies in spelling of name: Beasau, Besaw, Beason
HYNES, William Patrick St.Brendans, Bonavista District 2726 22 James Hynes (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
DEWLING, George Old Bonaventure, Trinity District 2438 19 Mrs. Robert House (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Dowling
MILLS, Joseph Burlington, Twillingate District 4333 24 Azarilla Mills (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 17, 1918
CHANCEY, John T. 64 Pennywell Road, St. John's 2310 20 William Chancey (p) Barber 1916 Congregationalist No No
POWER, Michael Port Rexton, Trinity district 1200 26 William Power (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
NEVILLE, Gregory Joseph Topsail, Harbour Main District 1343 18 Lucy Neville (p) Electric engine driver 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, July 3, 1918
WHIFFIN, Patrick Southern Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 1452 19 John Whiffin (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
COLLINS, Ronald Middle Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4840 20 Mrs. John Collins (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEALEY, William James. Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 2984 18 John Healey (p) Office clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 3, 1918 CWGC
SKANES, Charles Cow Head, St. Barbe District 3701 22 Francis Skanes (p) Mechanic 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.
CUFF, Donald Bonavista, Bonavista District 5709 19 William Cuff (p) Steel worker 1918 Methodist No No
FLOOD, Joseph Holyrood, Harbour Main District 4662 26 Edward Flood (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PENNEY, Arthur Joseph 113 Longs Hill, St. John's 6 22 Arthur Penney (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
ANSTEY, Cecil Twillingate, Twillingate District 6020 28 James Anstey (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUMBY, Edward No information 8084 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
HUMPHREY, Thomas 6 Power Street, St. John's 375 22 Jessie Fredrickson (p) Steward 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SPEARNS, John St. John's 1232 19 Annie Spearns (p) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BARNES, Lewis Harbour Mille, Fortune District 6308 21 Charles Barnes (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
QUINLIN, Arthur Birchy Bay, Twillingate District 5975 19 Samuel Quinlin (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No Discrepancy in name: Quinlan, Quinlon, Quinton, Quintan
SEWARD, Edward Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 1908 19 Thomas Seward (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, August 12, 1916
MYER, Albert John St. John's 1143 19 Julia Myer (p) Cooper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 14, 1917 Newspaper clipping reporting his death by drowning upon return to Newfoundland included. Died 14 July, 1917. CWGC
DOVE, Elias Chance Harbour, Twillingate District 4174 19 John Dove (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
HILLIARD, Silas New Harbour, Trinity District 1970 18 Alexander Hilliard (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, August 24, 1917
GEAR, George St. John's 901 24 Harry Gear (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Friday, November 30, 1917
JOYCE, Walter Tucker 146 Gower Street, St. John's 3020 22 Fanny B. Joyce (p) Book keeper 1916 Methodist No No
PITCHER, Charles Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District 2319 19 Cornelius Pitcher (p) Papermaker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
PARDY, John R. [Richard] Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2788 John Pardy 1916 No No Attestation papers not included. Unfit for service; Discrepancy in name: Attestation signed Hardy; Ledger completed as Pardy
OLDFORD, Ernest Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2654 18 Robert Oldford (p) Paper maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIGGS, Frederick Michael St. Pierre and Miquelon, France 1059 19 Lavinia Riggs (p) Student 1915 Roman Catholic No No