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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
BRENT, David Botwood, Twillingate District 1794 22 John Brent (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ROSE, Joshua 14 Franklin Avenue, St. John's 8436 43 Harriett Rose (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
ELLIS, Charles Herbert St. John's 936 23 Ella Ellis (s) Seaman 1915 Methodist No No
ROBERTS, Justin Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 4905 21 Thomas Roberts (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KENNEDY, Samuel L. St. John's 1301 27 Lizzie Janes (o) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MUISE, Moses St. George, St. George District 1429 19 Moses Muise (p) Blacksmith 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
CARTER, Llewellyn James Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 198 20 Martha Carter (p) Telegraph operator 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, July 2, 1916
PAYNE, Arthur Gander Bay, Fogo District 2686 20 John Payne (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WELLS, Archibald Tickle Point, Twillingate District 8172 20 Henry T. Wells (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
DYKE, Isaac S. Southern Bay, Bonavista District 2399 19 Samuel Dyke (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MEAD, William Seal Cove, Hermitage Bay, Fortune district 8254 29 John Mead 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
NEWMAN, Robert Allan Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4245 20 Henry Newman (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BELLOWS, Levi Curling, St. George District 903 20 Robert Bellows (p) Locomotion fireman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
VIGUERS, William St. John's 1171 19 Annie Viguers (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
IVANY, Solomon 43 Cook Street, St. John's 3105 & 8064 24 Catherine Barnes (p) Teamster 1916 Methodist No No See also service #3105; originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment.
COADY, Andrew 29 Job Street, St. John's 8096 - 775 23 Mary Coady (o) Cook 1917 Roman Catholic No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.
PENNY, Benjamin Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 6173 21 Thomas Penny (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHIFFEN, Joseph Baileys Cove, Bonavista District 5898 23 Elias Whiffen (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DOBER, John Marystown, Burin District 6054 21 Thomas Dober (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CRAMM, Charles Botwood, Twillingate District 4148 18 Samuel Cramm (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
FORD, James Pauls Island, Ford Harbour, Labrador 1955 21 Cristina Lyall (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, February 26, 1916
MOORE, Eric St. John's 1530 20 Janet Moore (p) Painter 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SIMMS, Beattie St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4292 18 Reuben Simms (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
PATTON, John Grand Bank, Burin District 3831 21 Julia (George) Patton (p) Bank clerk 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name: Patten
LEWIS, Frank 233 Southside Road, St. John's 4486 22 Mrs. V. Lewis (p) Marconi Operator 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SAUNDERS, Eli New Bay, Twillingate District 3367 18 Adam Saunders (p) Fisherman and lumberman 1916 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
FOX, John Edward Joseph St. John's 0-81 - 142 23 Lady Morris (p) 1914 No No
NEWHOOK, Samuel Dildo, Trinity District 5253 24 Edward Newhook (p) Operator 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARRETT, Gregory Holyrood, Harbour Main District 1822 20 Mary Healy (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
FRENCH, Joseph Chesley Winterton,Trinity District 2151 19 Mrs. Walter French (p) Barkerman 1916 Methodist No No
HANDCOCK, John Norris Arm, Twillingate District 8065 40 Minnie Handcock (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Hancock.
MORRY, Howard Ferryland, Ferryland District 726 29 Thomas Morry (p) Fisherman 1914 No No
CAMPBELL, John A. Port au Port, St. George District 8092 27 Nathan Campbell (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BURTON, Walter 153 New Gower Street, St. John's 5264 23 Henry Burton (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WOOLFREY, Lewis Horwood, Fogo District 2707 22 Mr. Aquillia Woolfrey (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
SHORT, James Hermitage Cove, Fortune District 1719 19 Eli Short (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARMITER, Cecil Topsail, Harbour Main District 1586 19 Sarah Parmiter (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PARSONS, Wilfred C. Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 1876 18 Mrs. Wm Parsons(p) Operator 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discharged medically unfit 21 March 1917; attested for Newfoundland Forestry Companies 29 Jan. 1918, discharged 18 Feb. 1918.
JACOBS, Frederick James St. John's 1297 19 Mr. And Mrs. Jacobs (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
RICE, Stafford Bear Cove, White Bay, St. Barbe District 5631 18 Andrew Rice (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JONES, Nathaniel Whitbourne, Trinity District 1932 19 William Jones (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, November 21, 1917
POLLARD, William Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District 3823 19 William Pollard (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
THOMAS, Frederick Gordon St. John's 1784 18 Frederick Thomas (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
HICKEY, Patrick Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 3826 18 Patrick Hickey (p) Miner 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WILLEY, Alexander J. Carbonear, Carbonear District 0-309 - 2635 20 Rev. F.G. Willey (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
EVANS, Sydney Wilfred St. John's 1418 19 Lydia Evans (p) Factory labourer 1915 Methodist No No Signature is Sidney; form completed as Sydney.
GORMAN, Joseph Julian St. John's - Harbour Breton, Fortune District 794 19 James Gorman (p) Mineralogist 1914 Yes No Tuesday, March 30, 1915
BOND, George Great Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3530 20 William Bond (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAILEY, Roy 4 Temperance Street, St. John's 2210 19 Richard Bailey (p) Teamster 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REEVES, Maxwell St. Lawrence, Burin District 2277 18 John Reeves (p) Fisherman 1916 Yes No Friday, May 19, 1916