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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
HUNT, Albert Fair Island, Bonavista District 5011 20 Eli Hunt (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, Robert Dildo, Trinity District 5051 23 Robert Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REDMOND, Rivlyn Patrick 91 Carters Hill, St. John's n/a 18 Student 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special),
DEWLING, George Old Bonaventure, Trinity District 2438 19 Mrs. Robert House (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Dowling
BIXBY, Samson Indian Island, Burgeo-La Poile District 241 19 John Bixby (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
MCWHORTER [MCWHIRTER], George William Humber Mouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 846 19 Mrs. Henry McWhorter (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917 Discrepancy in name: Recruit signed with an X; his brother, Hugh McWhirter, # 902, is recorded in CWGC as McWhirter.
ROBERTSON, Cyril Graham St. John's 1537 25 Lucy Robertson (p) Baker 1915 Presbyterian No No
WELLS, William Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5680 21 Simon Wells (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
LIDSTONE, Leo J. Laurenceton, Twillingate District 3993 23 Moses Lidstone (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
ANDERSON, Frederick Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5064 20 William Anderson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LANE, Noah Millertown, Twillingate District 2649 19 John Lane (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
CREWE, William Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 5281 24 Benaiah Crewe (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MANSTON, William Gorton, Manchester, England, United Kingdom 327 25 Maud Manston (s) Chauffeur 1914 Methodist No No
BURDEN, John Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 3977 19 Henry W. Burden (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No File is out of numerical order on reel; follows Service # 3978.
REVELLOW, Adolph Mainland, St. George District 8491 48 Rachel Revellow (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Previously transcribed as Revellon.
COOMBS, Thomas Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 747 23 Henry Coombs (p) Telegraph operator 1914 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1916 See also service #1718, Frank Hynes, for a newspaper clipping related to this soldier.
DOVE, Elias Chance Harbour, Twillingate District 4174 19 John Dove (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BILES, Daniel St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 8510 22 Luke Biles (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
MURPHY, James J. Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2181 24 Mrs. Francis Wall (o) Papermaker 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF
MANUEL, Samuel Norman Cottrells Cove, New Bay, Twillingate District 3811 30 Jack Manuel (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
PHILLIPS, John G. Twillingate, Twillingate District 6148 19 James Phillips (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
TREMLETT, William Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District 3575 25 Hannah Tremblett (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SPRY, Herbert Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 275 21 William Parsons (o) Shoemaker 1914 No No
LEDREW, Arthur 9 Cabot Street, St. John's 4185 18 Jonas Ledrew (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
PARSONS, John William Freshwater, Bay de Verde district 3920 25 John C. Parsons (p) Clergy 1917 Methodist No No PDF See Regt. # 654 for misfiled document
CALLAHAN, Albert Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 4178 22 Matthew Callahan (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
KELLY, John H. New Jersey, USA 4240 19 Daniel Kelly (p) Rivetter 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HARSANT, Lawrence George 97 Bond Street, St. John's 341 23 Edward James Harsant (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROSE, Wilfred John Golf Avenue, St. John's 217 19 John Robert Rose (p) Candy maker 1914 Methodist No No
WHEELER, Heber 79 Long Hill, St.John's 475 26 James Wheeler (p) Teamster 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
SHAVE, Albert Burin, Burin District 5335 22 John W. Shave (p) Trader 1918 Methodist No No
JANES, Hayward Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 5812 23 Willis Janes (p) Carpenter 1918 Methodist No No
FREEBAIRN, Charles A. Ferryland, Ferryland District 2811 19 Dr. Robert Freebairn (p) 1916 No No File missing.
CAREW, Daniel 84 Pleasant Street, St. John's 4377 19 Mrs. H.V. Symonds (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WALKER, Llewellyn Change Islands, Fogo District 3321 18 Elizabeth Walker (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CURTIS, Doyle Botwood, Twillingate District 1552 19 Thomas Curtis (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No PDF
MARTIN, Edwin Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 4050 20 Charles Martin (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MOORE, Gordon Martin 76 Circular Road, St. John's 2998 18 Laura Noore (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARSHALL, Abram Little Bay, Twillingate District 8138 20 Mrs. Absalom Milley (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
SIMMS, Frederick C. Piccaire, Fortune District 6187 23 Harry Simms (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REID, Elijah Dildo, Trinity District 5024 31 John Reid (o) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BENNETT, John Cape St. George, St. George District 6101 19 Annie Bennett (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PENNY, Garland English Harbour, Trinity District 3438 20 Francis Penny (p) Teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOW, Arthur W. Quidi Vidi, St. John's East District 3266 38 Sophie Snow (s) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUMBY, Henry Summerville, Bonavista Bay 4517 21 James Humby (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WICKS, Garfield Pools Island, Bonavista District 6145 22 George Wicks (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SCANLON, Joseph Bartletts Harbour, St. Barbe District 6070 21 Alice Scanlan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OAKE, Arthur Fogo, Fogo District 5298 20 Hubert (Herbert?) Oake (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MAYO, William Burin, Burin District 5589 20 Albert Mayo (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CRANE, Nathaniel Middle Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District 5276 21 William Crane (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No