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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 ascending Notes
JERRETT, Richard Cavendish, Trinity District 1796 24 Henry Jerrett (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
HYNES, Lemuel Edward Seamans Institute - Indian Island, Fogo District 806 26 Richard Hynes (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
MARTIN, Herbert Elroy St. John's 684 19 Frederick Martin (o) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, John Lawrence 103 Signal Hill, St. John's 1227 19 Robert John Murphy (p) 1915 No No Attestation papers not included.
BELBIN, Herbert Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2486 19 William Belbin Sr. (p) Millman 1916 Methodist Yes Yes Saturday, June 8, 1918 POW Date: 1917 See also #2972, Joseph Harris, for a description of the accidental death of Belbin while a POW
MEANEY, Basil Caplin Bay, Fogo District 8352 19 Thomas Meaney (p) Fisherman 1917 Attestation papers not included. No No
MOORES, James Safe Harbour, Bonavista District 2028 22 Julia Ann Moores (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CONRAN, Patrick Bell Island, St. John's East District 2531 19 Mrs. James Conran (p) Miner 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
JACKSON, A.G. N/A 1918 No No Attached to Regiment from Honourable Artillery Company (H.A.C.); no service number or file; information from ledger.
GILLAM, Arthur Wilfred Robinsons Head, St. George District 454 20 Charles Gillam (p) Guide 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
STEVENS, William G. Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 4946 21 William Stevens (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CROSS, William J. Greenspond, Bonavista District 8386 26 Martha E. Cross (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CROSSMAN, William Bartlett St. John's 1300 20 Mr. Crossman (p) Railway clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JEANS, Stanley Change Islands, Fogo District 8272 43 Julia Jeans (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRAKE, John Thomas Marystown, Burin District 2937 23 George Brake (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
COLE, Samuel Bell Island, St. John's East District 4250 19 John Cole (p) Engineer 1917 Roman Catholic No No Includes misfiled document for Nathaniel Noel, # 4249
SQUIRES, Walter St. Phillips, St. John's West District 5081 19 Solomon Squires (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HULAN, Gerald Crabbes, St. George District 3764 19 Joseph Hulan (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, June 7, 1917
FAREWELL, William Creston, Burin District 6041 20 John Farewell (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BOUZAN, James Little Bay, Twillingate District 8016 27 James R. Bouzan (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ROBERTS, John Hermitage, Fortune District 5578 20 Morgan Roberts (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEREFIN, Joseph Cape St. George, St. George District 4199 18 Ephraim Caravan (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancies in spelling of name: Joseph also apppears as Ives and Yves; Kerefin as Caravan, Carrefin, Karaven, Karfin, Karrefin, Kerfant, Kerfont and Kurfant.
MILLEY, Nicholas Burnt Point, Bay de Verde District 4767 20 Andrew Milley (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BARRETT, Eugene Freshwater, Bay de Verde District 3232 19 James H. Barrett (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
POWELL, Garland Happy Adventure, Bonavista District 2816 18 James Powell (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Friday, March 2, 1917
DAWE, Harvey Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 4594 30 John Dawe (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOOBIE, Andrew N. St. John's 1884 18 Barbara Goobie (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist No No
GILLETT, Walter Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 2540 23 Mrs. Eli Snelgrove (o) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CORNICK, Fenwick George 30 William Street, St. John's 0-258 - 1436 22 Amelia Cornick (p) Barber 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Microfilm also includes in sequence 0-309 F.J. Cornick consisting of 3 mis-identified documents relating to Fenwick George Cornick. F.J. Cornick does not exist in the Regiment.
LEGGE, James Hearts Delight, Trinity District 5806 23 Edmund Legge (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOEL, Nathaniel Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 0-285 - 4249 18 Sarah Noel (p) Electrician 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No See # 4250 for misfiled document
HASKELL, Augustus Lamaline, Burin District 3297 19 Ida Haskell (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 16
PENDER, Harry 60 Charles Street, St. John's 4635 21 James Pender (p) Cooper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Michael Little Bona, Placentia-St. Marys District 4121 19 Joseph White (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 3, 1918
AYERS, Samuel George Fortune, Burin District 4007 18 Samuel Ayers (p) Sailor 1917 Methodist No No
MAY, William Botwood, Twillingate District 351 20 Charles May (p) Fireman 1914 Methodist No No
HOLLETT, George Burin, Burin District 2304 22 Silas Hollet (o) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, September 7, 1920 Discrepancy in name of next of kin, should possibly be Cyrus Hollett.
DYER, William John 10 York Street, St. John's 4605 22 Ellen Dyer (p) Truckman 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, March 19, 1919
KEEGAN, Patrick St. John's 5597 18 Lawrence Keegan (p) Bank clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MYLER, Matthew Joseph 13 Adelaide Street, St. John's 548 28 William Myler (p) Blockmaker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HIGGINS, Thomas Catalina, Trinity District 1670 19 Thomas Higgins (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
NOFTALL, William J. Rocky Lane, St. John's 8022 24 Henry Noftall (p) Carpenter 1917 Methodist No No
ELLIS, William 14 Gear Street, St. John's 4237 18 Joseph Ellis (p) Printer 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16
SHERREN, Nelson L. Point Leamington, Twillingate District 2458 18 George Sherren (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes Yes Monday, May 7, 1917 Nelson Sherren was reported missing 14 April 1917; family correspondence indicated he was seen alive as a Prisoner of War after 14 April; a memorandum, dated 2 Sept. 1919, stated a grave at Douai Communal Cemetery, France, was presumed to be Sherren's; CWGC records his death as 7 May 1917 while in enemy hands. Discrepancy in name: Recorded as Sherran in CWGC
CRAMM, Frank Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 3390 21 Stephen Cramm (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MARSH, Joseph Burgoynes Cove, Smith Sound, Trinity District 2695 21 Mrs. Elijah Froud (p) Fireman 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, March 3, 1917
MERCER, Edward Whitbourne, Trinity District 3597 19 John Mercer (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NASH, Thomas 22 Adelaide Street, St. John's 4399 18 Margaret Nash (p) Assistant bookkeeper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PILGRIM, Ernest St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District 5621 18 Mary Pilgrim (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
ALSOP, Robert Carteret 63 Freshwater Road, St. John's 2978 30 Eva Alsop (o) Bank clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: Robert Castenet Alsop.