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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
BEATON, William Badger Brook, Twillingate District 8248 36 Bridget Beaton (s) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PIERCEY, Samuel Clayton St. John's 757 23 Dinah Piercey (p) Compass maker 1914 Methodist No No
ROWSELL, Archibald H. Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 8061 24 Archibald Rowsell (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JANES, Edward Allan Back Harbour, Twillingate District 2450 21 James J. Janes (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
MANSTON, William Gorton, Manchester, England, United Kingdom 327 25 Maud Manston (s) Chauffeur 1914 Methodist No No
HERRITT, William Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4988 19 James Herritt (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No See # 4293 for additional misfiled document
WHALEN, Walter Chapel Cove, Harbour Main District 8471 27 Philip Whalen (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Whelan.
VERE-HOLLOWAY, Percy Oscar 444 Southside Road, St. John's 891 23 Ada May Vere-Holloway (s) Longshoreman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, James Manuel Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4638 30 William Brown (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MERCER, Azariah Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 8263 22 Emily Mercer (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1598X.
BEAZLEY, Herbert Mck Mud Cove, Burin District 4025 18 John Beazley (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MARTIN, James 11 John Street, St. John's 3436 22 James Martin (p) Mattress maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WALDRON, Frederick Spaniards Cove, Harbour Grace District 4890 23 William Waldron (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COX, Chesley Goulds, St. John's West District 4192 20 Ida Cox (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Adolph. Normans Cove, Trinity District 6191 24 Martha White (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DINGWELL [DINGWALL], Aaron C. Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3840 19 Rosie Dingwell [Dingwell] (p) Brakeman 1917 Methodist No No
KELLY, John H. New Jersey, USA 4240 19 Daniel Kelly (p) Rivetter 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MCEVOY, John Francis. Curling, St. George District 3656 20 Michael Joseph McEvoy (p) Banker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, Robert Marystown, Burin District 6064 22 Lawrence Power (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LEWIS, George Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District 5617 22 Joseph Lewis (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SAMPSON, William Greenspond, Bonavista District 3167 23 Susanna Downer (o) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEAD, Michael Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District 3340 21 Lizzie Head (s) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MURCELL, Chesley Gordon Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 0-260 - 647 18 George Murcell (p) Sailor 1914 Methodist No No
LEWIS, Francis Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 8267 24 Winnifred Lewis (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BARNES, Martin Joseph 2 Murphys Square, St. John's 3740 23 Martin Barron (p) Sailor 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Barnes is overwritten and initialled with Barron on one copy of attestation papers; McAlpine's Directory 1915 shows Martin Barnes living on Murphy's Square
KERR, David Simpson Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2893 28 Mrs. John Kerr (p) Tailor's cutter 1916 Presbyterian No No
MURPHY, Michael F. St. John's 754 20 Edward Power (o) Baker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
ABBOTT, James C. Sandy Point, St. George District 8414 22 Annie Abbott (s) Scaler 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAWCO, John Chapel Cove, Harbour Main District 5786 24 Paul Hawco (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SHEPPARD, Robert 22 York Street, St. John's 473 19 Mrs. Sheppard (p) Sailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARMITER, Fred Topsail, Harbour Main District 2440 20 John Parmiter (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribe as Permiter; Medical report misfiled on microfilm was attached to the digital file
JACKMAN, John J. 38 Pleasant Street, St. John's 4697 22 John Jackman Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COLE, Hugh Henry Wilding Badger Brook, Twillingate District 0-170 34 Eva M. Wilding Cole (s) Logger 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POWER, Frank Bristols Hope, Carbonear District 6099 25 Richard Power (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WILLIAMS, Charles A. Corbin, Burin District 3363 Mrs. Silas Adams (p) 1916 No No Attestation papers not included
CARROLL, Richard A. Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2668 18 Alice Rose (o) Office clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MCARTHUR, Lockie Grand River, St. George District 5364 22 Jessie McArthur (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PATEY, John St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Mary's District 6117 23 Mary Patey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
JOE, James Patrick Springdale, Twillingate District 1630 21 Thomas Joe (o) Lumberman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BABSTOCK, Thomas Joseph Salvage, Bonavista District 1847 26 Thomas Babstock (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 Discrepancy on whether first name is Thomas or Joseph.
MERCER, Chesley Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 5034 18 Maud Mercer (p) 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEAN, Baxter W Brookfield, Bonavista District 0-270 - 3838 21 Job Kean (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
KITCHEN, John Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4809 24 George Kitchen (p) Surveyor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TERRY, Leo Coachmans Cove, St. Barbe District 3197 19 John Terry (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
REID, Howard Hearts Delight, Trinity District 3962 18 Lillian Reid (p) Operator 1917 Methodist No No
BURSEY, Reuben Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 5998 20 Matilda Bursey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GRAHAM, John Petries, Bay of Islands, St. George District 4993 19 George Graham (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAWE, Frank Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 3011 18 John Butler (o) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF Includes documents relating to # 3334 Frederick Dawe
HAYSE, Pierce Tilton Harbour, Twillingate District 8382 46 Ellen Dwyer (o) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
FINNEY, William Broad Cove, Renews, Ferryland District 4057 19 Christina Finney (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No