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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
HICKEY, James Joseph 56 Barters Hill, St. John's 113 23 William Hickey (p) Painter 1914 Roman Catholic No No
SHORT, John Cutwell Arm, Twillingate District 3201 21 T.W. Short (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
MARTIN, Richard B. Bulls Cove, Burin District 2936 18 Bessie Williams (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, April 4, 1917
TOBIN, John Thomas Burin North, Burin District 1800 Hanna Brake (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, February 1, 1916
WILLS, Herbert Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2185 18 Mary Wills (p) Paper maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, December 8, 1916
FUGES, C. 3104 No No Attestation not completed. File missing. Information from service ledger. Fatality: n/a
HYNES, Bernard New Battery Road, St. John's 4075 18 Hezekiah Hynes (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
MANUEL, Hallett Norris Arm, Twillingate District 1838 19 Samuel Manuel (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
LEE, George James Grand Bank, Burin District 5875 23 Henry Lee (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
HARRIS, Robert N. Our Harbour, Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6045 22 Robert Harris (p) Sailor 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
ABBOTT, Edward Boswarlos, St. George District 6297 22 William Abbott (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, Albert McCallum, Fortune District 5796 20 Catherine Simms (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FARRELL, Daniel P. Little River, Codroy, St. George District 4952 19 Patrick Farrell (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SQUIRES, William Richard St. Phillips, St. John's West District 5079 22 Caleb Squires (p) Conductor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCCORMACK, James 487 Southside, St. John's 2658 21 Gertrude McCormack (s) Boiler maker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
GIDGE, George Fridays Bay, Twillingate District 6300 25 Thomas Gidge (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HINDS, Edmund Change Islands, Fogo District 4225 18 John Hinds (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEATING, Michael No information 2903 1916 No No Attestation papers not included.
CHAMBERS, Absalom Brig Bay, St. Barbe District 6068 23 William Chambers (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POWER, Martin Frances Witless Bay, Ferryland District 3331 18 John Joseph Power (o) Carpenters apprentice 1916 Roman Catholic No No
GOSSE, Solomon Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1411 21 Emma Gosse (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
GOOBIE, Andrew N. St. John's 1884 18 Barbara Goobie (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist No No
LITTLE, Eli Bonavista, Bonavista District 5452 22 Thomas Little (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
COSH, Frederick Greens Harbour, Trinity District 4768 21 James Cosh (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PARSONS, William F. Bell Island, St. John's East District 3968 18 Albert Parsons (p) Engineer 1917 Methodist No No
LEGGE, Joseph Hearts Delight, Trinity District 1997 22 Jessie Crocker (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, October 15, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included
BUTLER, Isaac Port Rexton, Trinity District 3747 20 Willis Butler (p) Teaching 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SKEANES, Edward Kilbride, St. John's West District 3277 28 Thomas Skeanes (p) Shoe maker 1916 Roman Catholic No No Was transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.
HULL, Ephram Springdale, Twillingate District 8191 27 Bertha Hull (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Ephraim Hall.
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.
SPARKS, Martin Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5497 21 Martin Sparkes (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Sparkes.
SQUIRES, James Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 5269 20 Joseph Squires (o) Section man 1918 Methodist No No
DULEY, Lionel Thomas 51 Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 0-200 - 2945 18 Thomas J. Duley (p) Bank clerk 1916 Yes No Monday, September 30, 1918
MILLER, Robert Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5949 18 William Miller (p) Bank clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LAWLOR, Edward No information n/a Bugler 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)
FORTUNE, Edward Jeffreys, St. George District 2535 18 Mrs. Jeremiah Fortune (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
PINSENT, Willis G. Brighton, Twillingate District 5525 20 Samuel Pincent (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No Variant spelling of name - Pincent
PARDY, James Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 2763 Charles Pardy (p) 1916 No No See also # 6152; enlisted in 1916 and recorded as deserter; re-enlisted 1918; Information from service ledger and service file # 6152
HACKETT, Fred Harvey Street East, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4691 24 Mabel Hackett (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
OKEEFE, William Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4315 18 Thomas O'Keefe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RIDOUT, Garland Newtown, Bonavista District 1595 19 Jane Ridout (p) Student 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Variant spelling of name - Rideout. See Regt. # 1895 for misfiled documents.
MERCER, Percy Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2374 20 John Mercer (p) Carpenter 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
DAVIS, Allan Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5212 23 Mrs. Francis Davis (p) Engineer 1918 Methodist No No
BURTON, Brendan J. St. John's 2033 18 Patrick Burton (p) Printer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DINNEY, Elias Bell Island, St. John's East District 4027 21 Jesse W. Dinney (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
SMITH, Gordon Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4389 19 Thomas Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OSBOURNE, Joseph Lewisporte, Notre Dame Bay, Twillingate District 4912 18 James Osbourne (p) 1918 Yes No Sunday, May 26, 1918 Variant spelling of name - Osborne File missing. Information from service ledger.
SHEPPARD, Kenneth Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 8310 18 John C. Sheppard (p) 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VOISEY, Richard Patrick St. John's 1462 27 Richard Voisey (p) Machinist 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917