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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
COLLINS, Ronald Middle Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4840 20 Mrs. John Collins (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PAFFORD, Chesley St. John's 1604 19 Lillis Pafford (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
CUFF, Albert Bonavista, Bonavista District 4814 24 Mrs. William Cuff (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No Notes: Previously transcribed as Alfred.
BUTLER, Jabez Seal Cove, Harbour Main District 5735 22 Charles Butler (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARTLETT, Bertram Lower Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4833 22 Mrs. Henry Bartlett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No See # 4832 for detailed report concerning absence due to illness. Report also misfiled in # 4893 prior to microfilming; moved during digitization.
THOMAS, Willis Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 4622 26 Richard Thomas (p) Truckman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ELLIOTT, John G. Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 4822 18 Mrs. George Elliott (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
RYAN, John St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 6254 25 James Ryan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SPEARNS, John St. John's 1232 19 Annie Spearns (p) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
KENNETT, William Patrick 104 Gower Street, St. John's 127 23 Margaret Kennett (s) Bartender 1914 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Kenneth.
GREENE, Edward St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 3892 18 Aubrey Greene (o) Student 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Greene.
PIPPY, Wilfred J. Springdale Street, St. John's 0-48 Mrs. W. J. Pippy (s) 1914 No No Attestation papers not included
SKINNER, Edgar St. Jacques, Fortune District 2929 18 John Skinner (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
OLDFORD, Ernest Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2654 18 Robert Oldford (p) Paper maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SAUNDERS, Henry James (Harry) 379 (369) South Side Road, St. John's 1215 25 Jane Saunders (p); Agnes Saunders (s) Truckman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918; changed next of kin from mother to wife.
YOUNG, Arthur Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 5345 19 John Young (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CAINES, Walter Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 1954 18 Michael Caines (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURTON, Edgar Loo Cove, Bonavista District 5134 18 George Burton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BAKER, James Marystown, Burin District 6100 24 Edward Baker (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LARNER, George Thomas Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1010 25 Mrs. George Larner (p) Engineer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
EVERSON, William Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5782 21 Solomon Everson (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OSBOURNE, Simeon Lewisporte, Twillingate District 4177 24 Eli Osbourne (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
SIBLEY, Gilbert Fogo, Fogo District 8508 21 Arthur Sibley (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HANDCOCK, John Norris Arm, Twillingate District 8065 40 Minnie Handcock (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Hancock.
NEWHOOK, George Fred Dildo, Trinity District 1391 21 Lizzie Newhook (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
FENNELL, Louis M. St. Brendans, Bonavista District 1985 19 Thomas Fennell (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DICKS, John Alfred Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2390 25 Mrs. John Dicks (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
CLARKE, Stephen Mortier Bay, Marystown, Burin District 1933 22 Henry Clarke (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARRS, Alfred 235 Water Street West, St. John's 105 27 Henry Marrs (p) Ships joiner 1914 Presbyterian No No Born in Edinburgh, Scotland.
REDDY, Thomas 120 Water Street, St. John's 4703 21 Michael Reddy (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PENNEY, Charles Hickmans Harbour, Random, Trinity District 8050 26 James Penney (p) Millman 1917 Methodist No No
ANTLE, William E. 33 Water Street, St. John's 1947 18 Sarah Antle (p) Boiler maker 1915 Methodist No No
BISHOP, Thomas Turnip Cove, Fortune District 6076 20 Sarah J. Clems (p) Fisherman 1918 Congregationalist No No
BENNETT, Dominic Black Duck Brook, Port au Port, St. George District 245 20 Arson Bennett (o) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
NOSEWORTHY, Albert 15 Victoria Street, St. John's 0-126 - 2092 22 John Noseworthy (p) Accountant 1916 No No
WALSH, John Aloysius St. John's 693 19 Stan G. Walsh Druggist 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HALEY, Bernard Allans Island, Lamaline, Burin District 5127 20 John Haley (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HOPKINS, Frederick Kettle Cove, Twillingate District 4155 20 George Hopkins (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
HANEFFANT, Patrick Black Island, Twillingate District 6024 19 James Hannefant (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COLLINS, John Joseph 128 George Street, St. John's 578 19 Edward Collins (p) Teamster 1914 Roman Catholic No No
GOSSE, Willam 74 New Gower Street, St. John's 2349 18 Mrs. James Gosse (p) Student 1916 Roman Catholic No No
KING, James 102 Springdale Street, St. John's 4451 20 William King (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
STANFIELD, Samuel Loon Cove, Bonavista District 5126 23 Robert Stanfield (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No On three separate documents, the community name appears differently: once as Loo Cove, then Look Cove and also Loon Cove.
MCLELLAN, Neil 51 Military Road, St. John's 50 19 Hugh McLellan (p) Clerk 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1918
BULGER, Patrick Flatrock, Carbonear District 5770 19 James Bulger (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DEWEY, Pierce B. Greenspond, Bonavista District 3924 21 Frank Dewey (p) Teacher 1917 Methodist No No
RODGERS, Joseph Barnes Place, St. John's 5871 22 Bridget Rodgers (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CLARK, Howard Samuel Glenwood, Twillingate District 1455 22 Richard Scott Clarke (p) Trapper 1915 Methodist No No PDF Previously transcribed as Clarke
ADAMS, Alexander Arnolds Cove, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1989 22 Emily Adams (p) Plumber 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
HENNEBURY, Ewen Stanley 59 Colonial Street, St. John's 19 23 George D. Hennebury Printer 1914 No No Discrepancy in name - Signature is Ewen; forms completed as Ewan