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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
TAYLOR, William Bernard St. John's 711 20 John Taylor (p) Labourer 1914 No No
ROWE, Arthur J. Cape St. George, St. George District 4745 18 Henry Rowe (p) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WALTERS, Ernest H. Champneys, Trinity District 2017 20 John Walters (p) Teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VARDY, James Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 939 21 Mrs. John Vardy (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
OREILLY, Patrick Fox Harbour, Placentia - St. Marys District 2250 29 Johanna O'Reilly Ex-constable 1916 Roman Catholic No No
WELLS, James Curling, St. George District 5406 19 James Joseph Wells (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BUDDEN, George Perrys Cove, Bay de Verde District 5274 20 Edward Budden (o) 1918 No No Attestation papers not included.
PERRY, Edwin St. John's Bay, Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 8194 26 Catherine Patey (o) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
IVANY, Gilbert English Harbour, Trinity District 0-292 - 3437 20 William Ivany (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
KIRBY, Archibald Collins Cove, Burin District 4900 21 Maggie Collins (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
RODGERS, Hilton Horton Bertram D'Cardonel Manchester, England, United Kingdom 3067 50 Mary Rodgers (s) Musician 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service.
KAVANAGH, James Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 5870 18 James Kavanagh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STONE, Thomas W. Horwood, Fogo District 3660 27 Mrs. Stephen Simmons (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No Discrepancy in religion.
BEECHAM, Joseph Bareneed, Port de Grave District 4629 18 Nathaniel Beecham (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHEESEMAN, James Rushroon, Placentia-St. Marys District 5865 22 John Joseph Cheesman (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, John J. Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3361 18 Patrick Murphy (o) Coachman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
TILLEY, Harry 4 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4531 22 Rebecca Tilley (p) Surveyor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - On attestation paper, Harry is written at top of form and Henry in three other points, signature and all other documents state Harry.
JACKMAN, Robert Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 4255 22 James Jackman Assayer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ALLEN, James Frederick Curling, St. George District 1541 19 Catherine Susanna Allen (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
FELIX, Joseph Felix Cove, St. George District 4372 24 Hamiel Felix (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SLANEY, Arthur A. St. Lawrence, Burin District 1285 20 Elizabeth Slaney (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
REID, James Codroy, St. George District 5835 18 Thomas Reid (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARK, John Penguin Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District 5799 23 William Clark (p) Engineer 1918 Evangelist No No See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents; Variant spelling of name - Clarke.
BRAY, Uriah Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4774 22 Richard Bray (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CAREW, William St. John's 1339 20 Elizabeth Carew (p) 1915 No No See also #1337 for additional misfiled documents.
GREENING, George Freeman Port Blandford, Bonavista District 1457 22 John Greening (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Fredman.
PYE, Hayward Cape Charles, Labrador 5549 20 Albert Pye (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BISHOP, George Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District 8280 37 John Bishop (p) Miner 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CRANE, Wallace Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5084 21 John Crane (p) Bank clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARRETT, Angus Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 5976 18 John Barrett (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BROWN, John Winterton, Trinity District 2803 23 John Brown (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POWER, John M. 42 Power Avenue, St. John's 4574 36 John J. Power (p) Carman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WOODFINE, Thomas Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 5321 20 Richard Woodfine (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FLEMING, John A. Spillars Cove, Trinity District 4092 18 Anna (John) Street (p) Brick maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: documents include Flemming and Fleming; signature is Fleming
STEELE, Stanley G. Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 6290 21 John G. Steele (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
FRADSHAM, Harold Pacquet, St. Barbe District 4044 28 Ethel Fradsham (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
WHITE, Solomon Valleyfield, Bonavista District 3517 19 Peter White (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
DWYER, Michael Bell Island, St. John's East District 4644 20 Joseph Dwyer (p) Pump man 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SQUIRES, Gilbert St. Phillips, St. John's West District 4606 19 George Squires (p) Machinist 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RYAN, James Newman Birchy Cove, Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District 4826 20 William Ryan Sr. (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MAHAR, William 10 Codners Lane, St. John's 4717 19 Elizabeth Brien (o) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Maher
SMITH, Stephen Kevin Harbour Breton, Fortune District 0-124 - 931 20 John Smith (p) Trading captain 1914 No No I
MULROONEY, Patrick W. Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 6185 24 Daniel Mulrooney (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SNOW, Gordon Bolton St. John's 838 19 George Snow (p) Machinist 1914 No No
ELLIS, George Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5225 22 Elizabeth Ellis (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
WIGHT, George 83 Flower Hill, St. John's 8284 23 Laura Wight (s) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as White.
SHEPPARD, Stewart Reginald St. John's 1561 19 Levi Sheppard (p) Draper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIDER, Thomas Bonavista, Bonavista District 6021 25 Absalom Rider (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARRIS, Harold James Great Harbour, Fortune Bay 4406 20 Andrew Harris (p) 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LANGDON, Caleb E. North Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 8128 38 Ethel Irene Langdon (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No