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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
BUTT, Samuel Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 2520 19 Thomas Butt (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Thursday, November 22, 1917
KEARLEY, Eber Blaketown, Trinity District 1450 20 Charles Kearley (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PICCO, Joseph St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District 6056 21 Dennis Picco (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SMALL, Titus Lewisporte, Twillingate District 1389 19 Pannana Small (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
TUCKER, Adolphus D. Burnt Point, Bay de Verde District 5070 23 Edgar Tucker (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
STONE, John Summer Hill Farm, Cock Pit Road, St. John's 8380 19 Harry Stone (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
ANDREWS, Duncan Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5073 24 Elizabeth Howell (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DINNEY, Andrew Bell Island, St. John's East District 4374 19 William James Dinney (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
MCGRATH, Thomas Bernard. 40 Carters Hill, St. John's 0-222-128 19 Ronald McGrath (o) Engineer 1914 No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917
TAYLOR, William Bartlett St. John's 1240 20 Mrs. Taylor (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, May 17, 1917
NORRIS, Michael Three Arms, Twillingate District 5904 24 Edward Norris (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CHALK, Job Little Catalina, Trinity District 8462 26 Job Chalk (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Chaulk.
FORWARD, Norman Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District 2067 19 Obidiah Norman (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Friday, March 2, 1917
WHELAN, James Horse Cove Line, St. John's 3560 18 Priscilla (James) Whelan (p) Wood cutter 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918 Includes Whelen as a variant spelling
HEAD, George Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 5985 20 Joseph Head (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEFFERTON, Conrad Blackall Newtown, Bonavista District 6143 20 Jacob Hefferton (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Notes: Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2271X
CARROLL, John Thomas Kings Cove, Bonavista District 3042 20 Elizabeth Carroll (p) Painter 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CURTIS, John Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 3426 19 Selina Picco (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
JERRETT, Isaac Middle Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District 6121 23 John Jerrett (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
MOORE, John St. John's - Dublin, Ireland n/a 1914 Yes No Notes: Civilian appointment as honourary Captain: Musketry Committee and Musketry instructor. File missing; not in MSL; information from CWGC.
MARTIN, George W. 17 Brazils Square, St. John's 5020 23 James Martin (o) Banker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCDONALD, William Norris Arm, Twillingate District 8465 19 Thomas McDonald (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CONNORS, Michael Norris Arm, Twillingate District 5717 20 Martin Connors (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STEPHENSON, William Cavendish, Trinity District 3737 21 John Stephenson (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, March 27, 1918 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Stevenson.
JACKMAN, Michael Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 733 19 D.J. Jackman Clerk 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Documents of Private W. White, service #739 included.
MURRIN, Walter Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1412 19 William Murrin (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OAKLEY, Laurence Summer Street, St. John's 4684 23 Frederick Oakley (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRAGG, Robert Shamblers Cove, Bonavista District 2863 32 Daniel Bragg (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARTLETT, Thomas J 8 Rossiters Hill, St. John's 4493 20 Mrs. T.J. Bartlett (s) Moulder 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEGROW, Frederick 56 Spencer Street, St. John's 9 19 John Legrow (p) Apprentice 1914 Presbyterian No No
MORRIS, Samuel Goose Cove, Trinity District 3341 18 William Morris (p) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JANES, Archibald A. Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 8268 24 Helen Janes (s) Engineer 1917 Methodist No No
WILKINS, Alexander Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5181 21 Isaac Wilkins (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
QUINTON, William Red Cliff Island, Bonavista District 5166 25 Christopher Quinton (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIOUX, A. Ferdinand No information 0-168 35 Executive assistant 1916 No No Granted temporary commission to the Regiment to allow for transport to England to take up service with the Army Service Corps.
IRVINE, James Main. 78 Circular Road, St. John's 0-42 - 49 23 James Irvine (p) Butcher 1914 No No
HILLIER, Thomas Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 6167 18 George Hillier (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BISHOP, Edward C. Catalina, Trinity District 8141 34 Emma Bishop (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
POOLE, Jacob Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4340 29 Florence Poole (nee Pike) (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEOUGH, Edward Nicholas St. John's 1365 30 Margaret Keough (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SNOW, Stanley Great Burin, Burin District 4026 18 Mrs. Ernest Snow (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
WINTERS, William John Paul Island, Labrador 1852 23 Edward Winters Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CORCORAN, James Cooks Pond, Placentia-St. Marys District 6214 23 Simeon Corcoran (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NICOL, John Francis 11 Flavin Street, St. John's 336 19 Henry Nicol (p) Machinist 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Nichol.
HALL, William Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 1949 23 Michael Hall (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, October 27, 1918
BUTLER, Albert Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 5372 19 Mrs. Charlotte Butler (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BALDWIN, Uriah Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 1846 18 Edward Baldwin Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
WATKINS, Arthur Norris Arm, Twillingate District 4989 19 Samuel Watkins (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
GOODYEAR, Arthur Colin Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 1085 21 Elizabeth Goodyear (p) School teacher 1915 Methodist No No
FOX, John Edward Joseph St. John's 0-81 - 142 23 Lady Morris (p) 1914 No No