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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
JARVIS, Richard Haystack, Placentia-St. Marys District 4135 19 Eli Jarvis (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918
STARKS, Willie Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District 5554 18 Samuel Starks (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GORDON, Gilbert Thomas St. John's 64 37 Mrs. McNab (o) 1914 No No Granted commission to Gordon Highlanders, Nov. 1914. File missing. Information from ledger.
WALSH, John 130 Georges Road, St. John's 8072 18 Mrs. Emilie Walsh (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
HALFYARD, Wesley E. Cabot Street, St. John's 3462 18 John T. Halfyard (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
STEAD, Benjamin Port Blandford, Bonavista District 3337 18 John Stead (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No No Also contains the will of Kenneth Langdon, service #3387.
BOLAND, Michael St. John's 1461 19 James Boland (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
POTTLE, Levi Groswater Bay, Labrador 4175 23 Samuel Pottle (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
WARREN, Alphaeus Open Hall, Bonavista District 6113 24 William Warren (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name - signature is Alphaeus; documents completed as Alpheus
ADAMS, Herbert Otto St. John's 1770 18 Thomas Daniel Adams (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
MATE, Joseph Port Rexton, Trinity District 3608 21 Mary (Henry) Mate (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIDEOUT, Caywood Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 8247 19 Albert Rideout (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
EDGAR, Albert Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 2528 19 Mrs. W.J. Richards (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917 Discrepancy in mother's name: Betsey Guy or Mrs. W.J. Richards.
COOPER, Ephraim Snooks Harbour, Trinity District 4056 23 William Cooper (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
SCAMMELL, Walter Change Islands, Fogo District 2958 21 Stewart Scammell (p) School teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, November 11, 1918
STICK, Leonard Tretheway 5 Devon Row, St. John's 0-71 - 1 22 James R. Stick (p) Bank clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PELLEY, Willis Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 4276 19 Jethro Pelley (p) Fireman 1917 Methodist No No
KEARLEY, Eber Blaketown, Trinity District 1450 20 Charles Kearley (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BUTT, Samuel Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 2520 19 Thomas Butt (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Thursday, November 22, 1917
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.
FARRELL, James Fogo, Fogo District 6206 19 Pierce Farrell (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic 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
RYAN, John Thomas Presque, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5925 25 James Ryan (o) 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.
EAGAN, Patrick 32 Water Street, St. John's 4757 22 John Eagan (p) Baker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
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
DELANEY, James Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3878 20 William Delaney (p) Paper maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HEAD, George Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 5985 20 Joseph Head (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOIGLAS, George 61 George Street, St. John's 3615 24 Anthony Goiglas (o) Fireman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancies in spelling of name: Goigalis, Geiglas, Geigalis, Goglas.
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
BROMSEY, Joseph Martin Main River, St. George District 1424 31 William Bromsey (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
JERRETT, Isaac Middle Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District 6121 23 John Jerrett (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
CURTIS, John Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 3426 19 Selina Picco (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HOWELL, Esau Pools Island, Bonavista District 4916 19 Samuel Howell (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
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
TAYLOR, Hedley St. John's 1129 19 Susanna Taylor (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
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.
BURSEY, Stewart Charleston, Bonavista District 2328 29 Sarah (Fry) Bursey (s) Seaman 1916 Methodist No No
MURRIN, Walter Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1412 19 William Murrin (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROGERS, John Fair Island, Bonavista District 5509 22 John Rogers (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Rodgers
LEGROW, Frederick 56 Spencer Street, St. John's 9 19 John Legrow (p) Apprentice 1914 Presbyterian No No
BANFIELD, James Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 5937 20 James W. Banfield (p) Fisherman 1918 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
DOUGHORTY, J. No information 13661 No No Service number: 13661 Royal Munster Fusiliers. Doughorty was attached to the Newfoundland Contingent from 1 Mun. Fus [Munster Fusiliers]. Not in service ledger. Fatality: unknown.