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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
SCEVIOUR, Cyril Exploits, Twillingate District 1198 25 Cecelia Sceviour Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
ONEILL, Roadey [Roderick] 119 Freshwater Road, St. John's 4749 21 Edward O'Neill (o) Carman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: given as Roadey or Roady on all documents except on War service Gratuity form which is Roderick. Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1404X
MILLS, Robert Whitfield Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 997 23 Sara Jane Mills (p) Seaman 1915 Methodist No No
HARRIS, Spurgeon Bonavista Bay [district unknown]**** 4813 24 Gibbs Harris (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
RUSSELL, William Brooklyn, Bonavista District 1137 19 Mrs. Samuel Russell (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
EDWARDS, Joseph Lawn, Burin District 6331 21 Michael Edwards (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PATERSON, W.T. n/a Medical officer 1919 No No Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.
HAYWARD, Lancelot C. St. John's 0-286 - 3770 18 George J. Hayward Bank clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NEWBURY, William St. John's 1896 19 Frederick Newbury Draper 1915 Methodist No No Attested for Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918.
WALSH, William Francis 6 Fleming Street, St. John's 2980 18 John Walsh (p) Banker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CHAPMAN, William Rencontre, Hermatige Bay, Fortune District 5563 20 James Chapman (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also lists Burgeo as district in some of the correspondence.
MITCHELMORE, Isaac Green Island Cove, St. Barbe District 1810 22 Austin Mitchelmore Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
HATCHER, Henry Lumsden, Fogo District 6179 23 John Hatcher (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
COMBDEN, Walter Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District 3909 28 Eliza Combden (p) Teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REID, Dugald Stewart 50 Charlton Street, St. John's 1214 21 Sarah Elizabeth Reid (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARRETT, Harvey Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District 2807 19 Silas Barrett (p) Miner 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers misfiled with Regt. #13, repeated on reel 173
SHORT, Thomas Bonavista, Bonavista District 5886 19 Louisa Short (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CULL, Stephen Bard [Barr'd] Islands, Fogo District 1789 19 Elijah Cull (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MANSFIELD, Edward St. John's 749 30 James Mansfield (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PENNEY, Jacob Champneys, Trinty District 2188 19 Mrs. William Barnes (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUTCHCROFT, William Point Leamington, Twillingate District 8507 25 Arthur Hutchcroft (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
ROSE, George Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2919 18 Matthew Rose (p) Sailor 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
DOYLE, John Thomas Kings Cove, Bonavista District 1014 20 Edward Doyle (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WHITE, Willis Comfort Cove, Twillingate District 739 19 Sarah Rose (s) Lumberman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 See also service #733
BAGGS, Robert James Curling, St. George District 1294 24 Phoebe Baggs (p) Accountant 1915 Methodist No No
OAKE, Frederick Change Islands, Fogo District 4228 18 John Oake (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NEWMAN, Archibald Mark Twillingate, Twillingate District 487 24 Henry Newman (p) Sailmaker 1914 Methodist Yes No Monday, July 3, 1916
MAHER, Richard Argentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 2260 19 Alexander Maher (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
PAVER, George St. John's 534 38 Edith Paver (s) Butler 1914 No No
KENNEDY, Edward Joseph 6 Joy Square, St. John's 2758 19 Edward Kennedy (p) Tailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No
PITTMAN, Abel Smith Sound, Trinity District 3706 18 Benjamin Pittman (p) Brick maker 1917 Methodist Yes No Sunday, April 14, 1918
JAMES, Albert William Rencontre, Fortune District 6322 29 Augustus James (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARDY, Manuel Little Burnt Bay, Twillingate District 5817 23 Mary Loder (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
OLIVER, Jeremiah Gull Island, Bay de Verde District 5330 21 Andrew Oliver (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BLACKMORE, Harold Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 4256 23 Theresa Blackmore (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAILEY, Wesley Willis Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 1807 18 Maggy Bailey (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
THISTLE, Walter Leslie 50 Longs Hill, St. John's 215 20 David Thistle (p) Stone cutter 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1918
MERCER, William Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2490 21 Hy. Mercer (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEFRESNE, Norman Isle aux Morts, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2648 19 P.J. LeFresne (o) School teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Le Fresne
BURTON, George Louis Hay Cove, Placentia-St. Marys District 2415 23 George Burton (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
HARVEY, Timothy St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 1768 24 Mrs. Patrick Makum (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
OSMOND, William Little Bay, Twillingate District 4114 19 Dorman Osmond (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Thursday, October 3, 1918
GATES, Gordon Wellman Bight, Twillingate District 5483 23 Mrs. Leurizia (?) Normore (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SMITH, Jacob Norman's Cove, Trinity Bay, Trinity District 8144 25 Mrs. Sarah Smith (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
LUNDRIGAN, William James Blaketown, Trinity District 4696 18 Archibald Lundrigan (p) Mechanic 1918 Salvation Army No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
ANDREWS, Bartholomew Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District 3679 22 John Andrews (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
NEWHOOK, Harry Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 4904 19 Jonas Newhook (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PATRICK, Neil Water Street, St. John's 51 20 William Patrick (p) Butcher 1914 Presbyterian No No
CAINES, William Great Jervais, Fortune District 3045 19 William Caines (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, September 28, 1917
GOSSE, Richard Dildo, Trinity District 8080 18 Moses Gosse (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No