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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
JOY, Jeremiah St. John's 2776 24 John Joy (p) Seaman 1916 N/A No No
PILGRIM, Allan St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District 1850 19 Henry Pilgrim (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917 Includes will for service # 3130 Lewis Pilgrim
FOWLOW, Arthur Trinity, Trinity District 3730 18 Martin Fowlow (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOWELL, William Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 5510 24 John Howell (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CLOUTER, Frederick Augustus Catalina, Trinity District 422 23 Garland Clouter (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
CAMPBELL, John Little River, St. George District 6269 24 Catherine Campbell (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
VINCENT, Norman Triton, Twillingate District 5526 21 John Vincent (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
WARREN, Herbert G. Herring Neck, Twillingate District 4765 22 Thomas Warren (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WEBBER, Arthur Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 45678 24 George C. Webber (p) Seaman 1914 Methodist No No
MORGAN, Nath Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 5707 19 William Morgan (p) School teacher 1918 No No
TURNER, John Conducting officer n/a 1918 No No Attached to Regiment HQ from British Columbia Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger
RICE, Stafford Bear Cove, White Bay, St. Barbe District 5631 18 Andrew Rice (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PATEY, Noah St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4262 23 Annie Patey (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
MARCH, John Port au Port, St. George District 5425 18 Samuel March (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PIKE, Edward Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 1608 24 Dora Pike (s) Stoker 1915 Roman Catholic No No
ROWBOTTOM, Herbert Quirpon, St. Barbe District 3803 22 James Rowbottom (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
TIZZARD, Samuel 41 Cook Street, St. John's 8379 18 Julia Tizzard (p) 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
BENNETT, Thomas Molliers, Burin District 4084 18 John C. Bennett (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
SEWARD, William John New Perlican, Trinity District 2688 19 Daniel Burrier (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
YETMAN, John Tilting, Fogo District 5995 24 William Yetman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEDREW, Sterling Cupids, Port de Grave District 5240 22 Elizabeth LeDrew (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BUDDEN, Allan Seldom Come By, Fogo District 6083 23 James Budden (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
POWER, William T. St. John's 780 19 Edward Power (p) Stove fitter 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, Charles New Perlican, Trinity District 5506 21 Benjamin White (p) Longshoreman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FARRELL, Thomas Fogo, Fogo District 6035 23 Pierce Farrell (p) Seaman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GULLIKSEN, Ernest Traytown, Bonavista District 1385 22 Mary Gulliksen (p) Millman 1915 Methodist No No PDF
LAWRENCE, Stephen Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 1686 21 Robert Lawrence (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BYRNE, James Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 5032 36 John Byrne (o) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, Nathaniel Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 4742 18 James Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TOBIN, George Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District 4336 26 William Tobin (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WILLS, Augustus 233 Water Street West, St. John's 4685 21 William Wills (p) Truckman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EBSARY, William A. Southside Road, St. John's 3189 29 Editha Ebsary (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FUDGE, William J. Heads Harbour, Twillingate District 4003 24 Robert Fudge (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
TAYLOR, Parmenas Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District 2526 30 Jacob Taylor (p) Shopkeeper 1916 Methodist No No
YATES, Harold Cottrells Cove, New Bay, Twillingate District 3910 27 Sidney Yates (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
FOLEY, Martin St. Brides, Placentia-St. Marys District 3514 27 Catherine (Michael) Foley (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PETERS, Frederick Earnest Allandale Road, St. John's 4417 18 Joseph Peters (p) Bank clerk 1918 Methodist No No
CLARKE, John Dunfield, Trinity District 3642 23 Jacob Clarke (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1160X; Variant spelling of name - Clarke
ROSE, R. [Robert] Clayton 28 Springdale Street, St. John's 2542 22 Marmaduke Rose (p) Salesman 1916 Methodist No No Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.
PARSLEY, Patrick 4 Hunts Lane, St. John's n/a 16 Student 1917 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)
FREAKE, Frederick Lewisporte, Twillingate District 1441 19 William Henry Freake (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
FARRELL, Eugene Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3855 19 Elizabeth Farrell (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
NEVILLE, Peter Blackmarsh Road, St. John's 3620 18 John Neville (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, Patrick Joseph. 18 Burke Square, St. John's 286 25 Norah Waddleton (p) Longshoreman 1914 Roman Catholic No No Initially reported as a POW but had been left by the Germans due to his injuries. He remained in a shell hole for 10 days prior to being recovered by a British unit.
NORMORE, Daniel Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 3639 27 Darius Normore (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
AUSTIN, Chesley Snooks Arm, Twillingate District 5656 20 James Austin (p) Miner 1918 Salvation Army No No
CHALK, Alpheaus Charlottetown, Bonavista District 2208 18 Alan Chalk (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POWER, John Francis Fox Cove, Fortune bay 1710 22 Ann Power (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No See also service #1172, Ronald Herbert House
SMITH, Joseph Spread Eagle, Trinity District 4942 22 Isaac Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOODLAND, Oliver Elliston, Trinity District 1834 20 John Goodland (p) Barkerman 1915 Methodist No No PDF