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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 Deathsort descending Commendations Notes
BEST, James Swains Island, Bonavista District 5319 22 James Best (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HOPKINS, Allan Twillingate, Twillingate District 3592 20 Henry Hopkins (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
SHEARS, John James Robinsons Head, St. George District 1671 19 James Allan Shjears (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STEED, Joseph Catalina, Trinity District 5896 20 Mary Ann Little (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
KELLY, Bernard Beau Bois, Burin District 6050 23 Lizzie Kelly (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CRIMP, Harry 10 McDougall Street, St. John's 5040 23 Bride Crimp (o) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MASON, Peter Catalina, Trinity District 5751 19 Peter Mason (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BURKE, Albert J. St. Jacques, Fortune District 5344 24 Catherine Burke (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No
REDMOND, Thomas J. 265 Theatre Hill, St. John's 8162 18 David P. Redmond (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
COOMBS, Archibald Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 492 30 Sarah Mercer (p) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
MORGAN, Abraham North River, Port de Grave District 5907 21 James Morgan (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DREW, T.M. 0-223 - 857 1915 No No Transferred from Leicestershire Regiment. Attestation papers not included. Also contains documents relating to service #0-23, William Edward Barnes
CARTER, Kenneth James Greenspond, Bonavista District 1814 19 Kenneth Carter (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STICKLAND, Alfred Lamaline, Burin District 4805 22 George Stickland (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Strickland
HARDING, Joseph William Greenspond, Bonavista District 3720 27 James Harding (p) Sailor 1917 Methodist No No
ALEXANDER, Conn Twinstead, Sudbury, Surrey, England, United Kingdom 0-178 31 Mrs. Gladys Alexander (s) 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. Relinquished his commission 20 June 1916 ; transferred to Lord Strathcona's Horse Regiment.
TRAVERSE, James Bell Island, St. John's East District 4651 19 Mrs. Ed. Power (p) Mrs. Ed. Power (p) 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PICCO, Norman Port au Port, St. George District 2518 25 William Picco (p) Fireman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of last name, Picco or Picot
SPENCER, Thomas Leslie Fortune, Burin District 858 19 William Spencer (p) Sailor 1914 Methodist No No
DICKS, James Nelson Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3505 19 Henry Dicks (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SEARS, James 82 New Gower Street, St. John's 2410 17 William Sears (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers for Newfoundland Forestry Companies and Newfoundland Regiment.
FREEMAN, Charles W. West Champneys, Trinity District 3545 21 James Freeman (p) Bookkeeper 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUDGELL, Enos New Bay, Twillingate District 8152 Joseph Budgel (p) Fisherman 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
PARSONS, Leo Clattice Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 5970 20 John Parsons (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NORRIS, William Leonard 41 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 101 28 James Norris (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
ST. CROIX, William Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 4400 18 Edward St. Croix (p) Expressman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROSS, William Leslie Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1547 19 Joseph Ross (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SIMMS, Arthur St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4261 19 William Simms (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HYNES, Michael Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 3868 21 Andrew Hynes (o) Miner 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MARSHALL, Frederick Walter 131 Albert Palace Mansions, Battersea, United Kingdom 0-34 - 608 Mrs. F. W. Marshall 1914 No No PDF No attestation papers. Formerly London, England. Granted honourary commission.
CUTLER, Henry Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6259 20 William Cutler (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BATTEN, Harold R. Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 4378 19 Samuel Batten (p) Teaching 1918 Methodist No No
OKE, Harris Randell 82 Forest Road, St. John's 565 23 John C. Oke (p) Law student 1914 No No Granted commission to Royal Scots
MOORE, Otto 53 Goodview Street, St. John's 4456 20 John Moore (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
READ, Cecil H. Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4099 18 John Read (p) Telegraph operator 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEATH, Ernest St. John's 829 21 Samuel Heath (p) Steward 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENDALL, Archibald Roy 70 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 2921 25 Mrs. George Peters (o) Professional musician 1916 Methodist No No
MCGRATH, James J. St. John's 1231 21 William McGrath (p) Cabman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HYNES, Lawrence Canada Harbour, St. Barbe District 8015 27 Martina Hynes (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PENNY, Peter L. Avondale, Harbour Main District 4220 19 William Penny (p) Paper maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WHITTLE, Martin Augustus. 7 Hamilton Street, St. John's 2347 18 Peter Whittle (p) Shoemaker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
QUINTON, Herman W. Red Cliff, Bonavista District 0-280 - 3398 20 Jacob Quinton (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Microfilm incorrectly labelled under father's name.
HODDER, Eli Horwood, Fogo District 2977 20 Abel Hodder (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
KAVANAGH, Edward Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5785 19 James Kavanagh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BARNES, Alfred Burgoynes Cove, Trinity district 8213 20 William Barnes 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
ROACH, Samuel Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 4494 19 Samuel Roach (p) Student 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also contains documents relating to service #4994, William McGrath. Variant spelling of name: Roache, Roche.
KENNEDY, Samuel L. St. John's 1301 27 Lizzie Janes (o) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MULLINS, James 227 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 5104 23 John Mullins (p) Bricklayer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BARNES, Harold Belleoram, Fortune District 6158 23 Albert Barnes (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OBRIEN, John William Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8318 20 Lawrence O'Brien (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No