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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
MAYO, Fletcher Bulls Cove, Burin District 3017 20 Samuel Mayo (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
HULL, Victor Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 5471 18 John Hull (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Thursday, June 8, 1916
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.
BAKER, Norman Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 2714 22 Mrs. James Baker (p) Engineer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917;
KENDELL, Nathaniel Pushthrough, Fortune District 5571 19 Edward Kendell (p) Enginner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attached to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies Aug. 1918.
BRADBURY, Edgar James 158 Gower Street, St. John's 2781 35 Rose Bradbury (o) Clerk 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
PARDY, Joseph Port Blandford, Bonavista District 5167 27 Richard Pardy (p) Section man 1918 Methodist No No
PLOUGHMAN - PLOWMAN, Robert Port Rexton, Trinity District 3485 24 Peter Ploughman - Plowman (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name: surname spelled differently on each copy of attestation form; visible signature is Plowman; local spelling is Ploughman
INDER, Herbert Stewart Springdale, Twillingate District 3194 21 James Inder (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, October 20, 1917
OLDFORD, William Salvage, Bonavista District 5160 22 James Oldford (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MADDIGAN, Michael Joseph 314 Water Street, St. John's 183 19 Michael Maddigan (p) Shoe cutter 1914 Roman Catholic No No
YOUNG, Isaac Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3792 23 Emmanuel Young (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEARNING, Robert G. 396 Southside Road, St. John's 8454 34 Mary Learning (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BURTON, Walter 153 New Gower Street, St. John's 5264 23 Henry Burton (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CANNING, Ambrose Red Bay, Labrador 6242 20 Charles Canning (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SIMMS, Frederick William Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 8198 18 John Simms (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GEORGE, Richard Harvey New Harbour, Trinity District 1790 19 Edmond John George (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEARLEY, William J. Blaketown, Trinity District 2372 18 Charles Kearley (p) Postmaster 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
KELLY, Frank Irelands Eye, Trinity District 2679 21 David Kelly (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, August 14, 1917 Place appears as Ireland Isle on attestation record; later corrected.
COOPER, Peter J. St. John's 786 24 Peter J. Cooper (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
STRONG, Charles St. Clair Mundy Pond Road, St. John's - Southside Road, St. John's 0-9 - 30 25 William G. Strong (p) Accountant 1914 Yes No Monday, April 15, 1918 I
GOODYEAR, Harold Kenneth Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-74 - 1193 Louisa Goodyear (p) 1915 No No Partial attestation papers included. Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment; transferred his commission to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917. Includes documents relating to # 3428 Patrick Whelan.
PAUL, Frank Badger Brook, Twillingate District 4667 20 John Paul (p) Trapper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MOYLES, George Lewisporte, Twillingate District 8169 27 Eveline Moyles (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
EDNEY, Samuel Robert St. John's 1714 18 Mrs. John Edney (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 See also service #1544, Leighton Bugden, for details of this soldier's death.
FRAMPTON, John Burin Bay, Burin District 4102 18 Thomas Frampton (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Saturday, November 23, 1918
RYAN, Joshua Charles Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 3108 21 Naomi H. Ryan (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No
KEATS, Samuel Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 5691 21 Eli Keats (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
RIDEOUT, Ford Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 3736 22 Samuel Rideout (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
HARNETT, Lewis Campbellton, Twillingate District 6015 20 Mary Jane Kearley (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
MEANEY, John A. Carters Hill, St. John's 2396 18 J.T. Meaney (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
THORNHILL, Eli Little Bay East, Fortune District 5161 19 George Thornhill (p) Fisherman 1918 Congregationalist No No
ROBINSON, Reuben Thomas Brooms Bottom, Bay of Islands, St. George District 631 20 Jane Robinson (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BENOIT, Arthur P. Short Reach, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6311 20 John Benoit (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLLINS, Joseph New Gower Street, St. John's 3210 Mrs. William Harvey (o) 1916 No No Attestation papers not included.
SEYMOUR, Heber Fred Gooseberry Island, Bonavista District 3163 19 Lucy Parsons (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOSKINS, William J. St. Albans, Fortune District 6227 24 Thomas Hoskins (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KELLAND, Malcolm Winterton, Trinity District 5243 19 Peter Kelland (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STEAD, Jabez Musgravetown, Bonavista District 2487 19 Benjamin Stead (p) Mill man 1916 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
AUCOIN, Patrick Little River, Codroy, St. George District 5155 23 Patrick Aucoin (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service.
MASON, Hugh Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2133 32 Mrs. Mason (s) Musician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
BURGESS, Arthur N. 27 Queen's Road, St. John's 0-273 - 3285 21 Mrs. A. Dunn (o) Cable operator 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.
REARDON, Stanley Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 8505 22 Robert Reardon (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic 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
COOK, William Forest Road, St. John's 553 19 Tasker Cook (p) Tailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, April 26, 1918
HUNT, Matthew Harbour Breton, Fortune District 4083 21 Frederick Hunt (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEARNING, Samuel John St. John's 1620 18 Absalom Joseph Learning (p) Cooper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, July 4, 1916
STICKLAND, Abraham Hunts Island, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5880 24 Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partial attestation papers; Previously transcribed as Strickland.
FOLKS, Albert Little Bay, Twillingate District 3490 20 William Folks (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, March 13, 1918
MURPHY, James Edward 2 Alexander Street, St. John's 401 20 Michael J. Murphy (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic No No I