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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
PARSONS, Edward Bell Island, St. John's East District 6074 18 Edward Parsons (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRACE, James Joseph St. John's 969 33 Mary Brace (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.
HARRIS, Nicholas Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5260 25 Susie Harris (p) Blacksmith 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PIPPY, Walter Elliott Torbay Road, St. John's 691 19 T.A. Pippy (p) Engineer 1914 Methodist No No
LANGDON, William J. Norris Arm, Twillingate District 2426 37 Eli Langdon (p) Fisherman 1916 No No
HANN, Thomas Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3018 21 John Henry Hann (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DARCY, William 41 New Gower Street, St. John's 4663 20 Michael Darcy (p) Accountant 1918 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Darcey
MERCER, Richard Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 4570 24 Jacob Mercer (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OSBOURNE, Moses J. Blaketown, Trinity District 2441 18 Nathaniel Osbourne (p) Railway hand 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHAFE, Eric Reginald Augustus 61 Springdale Street, St. John's 0-49 - 52 19 Levi Chafe (p) Office clerk 1914 No No PDF
SHEPPARD, William A. Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 8136 33 Clementine Sheppard (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BONNER, Alfred F Hearts Content, Trinity District 868 21 George Bonner Draper 1915 Methodist No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 69.
EASTMAN, Daniel Gambo, Bonavista District 2510 21 Edward Eastman (o) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GILLIS, Michael Joseph Highlands, St. George District 0-193 - 8044 38 Elizabeth McInnis (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Contains will of Pte. George Hollett, service #1799
LANGDON, Dwight Lyman Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 1823 22 John Langdon Sr. (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
GOUDIE, James W. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 714 23 Mrs. John Goudie (p) Painter 1914 No No
BILLARD, Victor Llewelyn Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2494 18 William Billard (p) Telegraph operator 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variation in name: Billiard
RICHARDS, Robie Mundy Pond Road, St. John's n/a 17 Drummer (formerly druggist) 1918 No No Attestation papers not included (underaged) - No service number, listed as drummer (special); misfiled documents microfilmed under Regt.# 4702.
BARTLETT, Lewis Goodison Brigus, Port de Grave District 644 24 Mary Bartlett (p) Farmer 1914 Methodist No No
NOSEWORTHY, Albert Water St., Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1190 22 Joseph Noseworthy (p) 1915 No No
HARTIGAN, Raymond Rencontre, Fortune District 5380 18 William Hartigan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COLLINS, James Brigus, Port de Grave District 5639 19 Thomas Collins (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LOCKYEAR, Jeremiah Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 5913 20 Joseph Lockyer (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MCLEAN, Murdock Gilles Port, Gros Water Bay, Labrador 3956 24 Malcolm McLean (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BUGDEN, William Britannia Cove, Trinity District 6098 20 John Bugden (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CARROLL, Richard A. Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2668 18 Alice Rose (o) Office clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
AVERY, Oswald St. John's 1842 20 Archibald Avery (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No
DAY, Nehemiah Champneys, Trinity District 3470 23 Reuben Day (o) Fisherman 1917 No No
MARTRET, Augustus St. John's 1093 21 Mary Martret (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
RODGERS, John French Beach, Fogo District 2437 22 John Rodgers (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Rogers. Includes a photograph of his wife.
PYNN, William H. Silverdale, Twillingate District 8026 18 Arthur A. Pynn (p) Woodsman 1917 Salvation Army No No
HARNETT, John Dildo, Trinity District 5706 19 William Harnett (p) Lumberman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COOK, Gordon No information N/A 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)
MCDONALD, John Conne River, Fortune District 3765 19 John McDonald (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BAKER, Norman Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 2714 22 Mrs. James Baker (p) Engineer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917;
BYRNE, Alexander 8 Alexander Street, St. John's 667 21 Edward Byrne (p) Shoemaker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BRENCUN - BRENTON, Arthur Williamsport, St. Barbe District 6023 24 William Brencun (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Arthur Brenton is listed as a resident of Williamsport in the 1935 and 1945 Newfoundland census; attestation paper gives spelling as Brenceen. Variant spelling: Brencun, Brensun.
FELIX, William Felix Cove, St. George District 4373 20 Hamiel Felix (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TOUCHINGS, Arthur Pass Island, Fortune District 5202 19 John Touchings (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HANDCOCK, James Templeman, Bonavista District 6201 25 Levi Handcock (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLES, John D. Ladle Cove, Fogo District 4203 18 Samuel Coles (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
COSTELLO, Reuben Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 1835 19 Henry Costello (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Richard
ONEILL, William Pennywell Road, St. John's 2442 18 Arthur O'Neill (o) Assistant steward 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MULLETT, Lewis Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 6239 20 Elizabeth Day (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
ALLEN, Richard Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 5916 24 Richard Allen (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
INGRAHAM, Fred Hunts Island, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5192 22 Rachael Ingraham (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Ingram.
JUDGE, Joseph Pointe Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District 1039 19 Mary Judge (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HUDSON, Reuben Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 3186 18 Henry Hudson (p) Fisherman 1916 No No
CARTER, James Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 269 23 John Carter (p) Miner 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, Bernard Frederick Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 849 21 Mrs. Duncan Parsons School teacher 1915 Methodist No No