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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
LILLY, Simeon Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District 3255 18 Mrs. MacDonald (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COX, Lloyd Goulds, St. John's West District 4195 18 Ida Cox (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SYMONDS, Albert 102 Barnes Road, St. John's 4410 18 Arthur Symonds (o) Cabman 1918 Methodist No No
FEWER, William Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 8480 55 Bridget Fewer Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers not included.
PIKE, Ronald Taylor Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2876 20 Nathaniel Pike (p) Civil engineer 1916 Methodist No No
BANNISTER, Joseph Port Rexton, Trinity District 4735 18 Hannah Bannister (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WELSH, Gabriel Pond Cove, St. Barbe District 6077 24 Richard Welsh (p) Fisherman 1918 Congregationalist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Walsh
HOULAHAN, James Patrick Cape St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 500 26 Patrick M. Houlihan (p) 1914 No No Discrepancy in name: documents state both Houlahan and Houlihan
DUDER, Charles Robert Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 668 22 William Henry Duder (p) Civil engineer 1914 Presbyterian No No
ATTWOOD, Walter G. Safe Harbour, Bonavista District 5484 21 Elias Attwood (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLEGGE [CLEGG, E.B.]. n/a 1914 No No File missing. Officer of 9th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Attached to Newfoundland Regiment as Commanding Officer, Pond Farm Camp, Salisbury Plains.
VICKERS, John Witless Bay, Ferryland District 5116 23 Patrick Vickers (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STRICKLAND, Eric 4 Brine Street, St. John's 5055 19 Kenneth Strickland (p) Candy maker 1918 Methodist No No
LEE, George James Grand Bank, Burin District 5875 23 Henry Lee (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BURSEY, Frederick Catalina, Trinity District 1162 23 Emily Bursey (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GENGE, Abram Flowers Cove, St. Barbe District 8412 28 Victoria M. Genge (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROGERS, James 40 Breen Street, St. John's 4194 18 Edward Rogers (p) Shell maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ELKINS, Frederick Hare Bay, Bonavista District 6151 20 Jeremiah Elkins (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
FILLIAR (FILLIER), Donald. 5 Barron Street, St. John's 1260 18 Emily Filliar (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - gravestone at Belvedere Cemetery states Fillier.
HAWCO, John Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 1517 19 Margaret Hickey (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
REXION, James Jobs Cove, Bay de Verde District 5599 29 Freeman Rexion (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BUTT, Manuel Perrys Cove, Bay de Verde District 5815 20 Thomas Butt (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
FORAN, Martin Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3613 19 Mrs. William Foran (p) Paper maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PIERCEY, William George Fortune, Burin District 2159 22 Caroline Lake (o) Sailor 1916 Methodist No No
TULK, Ralph Wellon St. George, St. George District 234 20 Benjamin Tulk (p) Fox rancher 1914 Methodist No No
SHAW, William James Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District 4278 23 John Shaw (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ALCOCK, William D. 206 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 3369 18 Arthur A. Alcock (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
THISTLE, David 50 Longs Hill, St. John's 0-181 52 Bessie (Stowe) Thistle (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
SKEANES, Edward Kilbride, St. John's West District 3277 28 Thomas Skeanes (p) Shoe maker 1916 Roman Catholic No No Was transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.
BRYANT, Douglas Hearts Delight, Trinity District 3967 17 Garrett Bryant (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WELLS, John Albert Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 3713 24 Francis Wells (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
RYALL, James A 11 Murray Street, St. John's 4481 21 Joseph Ryall (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DRAKE, David St. Lawrence, Burin District 3025 21 Patrick Drake (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, Alexander Princeton, Bonavista District 5214 20 William White (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BENDALL/BENDELL, Freeman Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 3187 18 Mrs. Selina Bendell (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
KNIGHT, Egbert Henry Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District 3953 26 Samuel Knight (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
HEFFORN, Leonard New Perlican, Trinity District 6260 19 Jacob Hefforn (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HIBBS, William James Topsail, Harbour Main District 2356 24 Mrs. William (Julia) Hibbs (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHRISTIAN, Francis James Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2168 23 W. G. Christian (p) Electrician 1916 Methodist No No
POWER, Robert Marystown, Burin District 6064 22 Lawrence Power (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SCOTT, Nicholas Buffalo, New York, USA 3070 35 Julia Snyder (o) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service.
YATES, Hardy Cottles Cove, New Bay, Twillingate District 4655 18 Walter Yates (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MANUEL, Frederick Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 4314 24 Job Manuel (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
BRAKE, Michael Bernard Marystown, Burin District 3039 18 John Brake (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MORRIS, Willis H. Robinsons, St. George District 4265 18 Joseph Morris (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FARRELL, Joseph Bay du Nord, Fortune District 5559 20 William Farrell (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SOMERTON, Edward F. Trinity, Trinity District 3526 19 Frederick Somerton (p) Banker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Contains a misfiled document relating to service # 3726 Levi Stockley
QUIRK, William Frederick Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 1410 23 Matilda Quirk (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
STOCKLEY, Joseph Greenspond, Bonavista District 2107 20 Joseph Stockley (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, John Joseph 318 City Terrace, St. John's 4602 19 Thomas Walsh (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No