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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
PAYNE, Wilson Winterhouse Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5649 23 Edward Payne (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BENNETT, Victor Sydney Monkstown Road, St. John's 0-52 - 2895 19 J.R. Bennett (p) Accountant 1916 No No PDF Attached to Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1917 - 1919.
COOL, Ronald Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 5887 19 Samson Cool (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HENNEBURY, Patrick Point May, Burin District 4943 31 Richard Hennebury (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ABBOTT, Alexander Summerville, Bonavista District 5352 22 Joseph Abbott (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTTON, Eleazar Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 5283 20 William James Button (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name: Eleazor
JONES, Leslie Exploits, Twillingate District 5280 19 Henry Jones (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
PHILLIPS, Daniel Colliers, Harbour Main District 2436 19 Tom Phillips (p) Fireman (locomotive) 1916 No No
TRASK, Norman Elliston, Trinity District 4000 18 Thomas Trask (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
STEED, Solomon Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 2941 - 8157 18 Albert Steed (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No No overseas service, released from Newfoundland Regiment 1916; Enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917; complete file is under # 2941.
REID, Richard Haystack, Placentia-St. Marys District 4457 19 Albert Reid (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, William Topsail Road, St. John's 683 19 Patrick Walsh (p) Farmer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
LANE, Walter St. Brendans, Bonavista District 4847 30 Mary Ann (Daniel) Broders (o) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HEWLETT, Llewelyn Wards Harbour, Twillingate District 6286 18 Charlie Hewlett (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
EVANS, Robert Ellis Trefuent, Wales, United Kingdom 0-54 - 2845 32 John Evans (p) Draper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
HIPDITCH, John Paradise, Placentia-St. Marys District 240 28 George Hipditch (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: Hepditch
HOLLOWAY, Nicholas Bloomfield, Bonavista District 2507 18 Thomas Holloway (p) Lumberman 1916 No No
PEDDLE, Archibald 55 Cabot Street, St. John's 8037 23 Isabella Peddle (s) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ST. CROIX, William Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 4400 18 Edward St. Croix (p) Expressman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GROUCHY, Philip John 14 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 369 33 Maud Grouchy (s) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WATTS, Francis Emile 25 Welshs Square, St. John's 71 19 Elizabeth Watts (p) Packer 1914 Methodist No No
MARSHALL, Augustus Carbonear, Carbonear District 4727 22 Augustus G. Marshall (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAY, Walter V. St. John's 1660 18 Ernest Day (p) Tailor 1915 Methodist No No
LUFF, Oliver Exploits, Twillingate District 8236 19 William John Luff (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
BATTEN, Harold Bareneed Cove, Port de Grave District 3402 18 William Batten (p) Student 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FROST, John Albert Victor St. John's 1149 18 Annie E. Frost (p) Annie E. Frost (p) 1915 Church of England (Anglican) / Methodist No No Discrepancy in religion.
THORBURN, Clinton Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 4184 18 Robert Thorburn (p) Clerk 1917 Presbyterian No No
THOMPSON, Isaac Big Bight, Gander Bay, Fogo District 3125 21 Charles Thompson (o) Labourer 1916 Methodist No No
IRVINE, John Ferguson Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2125 26 Mrs. Irvine (p) Musician 1916 Presbyterian No No Attested for Short Service.
SEYMOUR, Frederick Cornwall, England, United Kingdom 0-135 - 797 24 Fernandrew Seymour (p) Draper 1914 No No John A. McGrath and Frederick Seymour share the same officer file, #0-135
SNOOK, Thomas Grand Bank, Burin District 6042 20 James Snook (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITTEN, Frederick Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 5275 22 Thomas Whitten (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
QUINTON, Herman W. Red Cliff, Bonavista District 0-280 - 3398 20 Jacob Quinton (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Microfilm incorrectly labelled under father's name.
KELLY, James Joseph St. John's 1011 19 Elizabeth Kelly Telegraph operator 1915 Roman Catholic No No
KENNEDY, Ralph 266 Water Street, St. John's 678 19 William Cook (o) Butcher 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PITTMAN, Wesley Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 3401 20 William Pittman (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
SNOW, Joseph Henry 26A Colonial Street, St. John's 0-202 - 74 26 George C. Snow (p) Foreman tailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RANDELL, Egbert No information 0-173 1917 No No Granted temporary commission to the Regiment to allow for transport to England to take up service with the Royal Naval Reserve.
BARNES, Ernest 235 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 2517 20 Robert Barnes (p) Engineer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
YOUNG, Hilliard Flat Bay, St. George District 4128 18 William Young (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PECKHAM, Orlando Trinity East, Trinity District 4524 19 William Peckham (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FENNESSEY, John Freshwater Road, St. John's 4787 18 Patrick Fennessey (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OFFERY, Allan Port au Choix, St. Barbe District 6320 26 Mary Offery (s) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OUTERBRIDGE, Joseph: correspondence concerning prisoners of war N/A No No Provincial Archives Reference # GN 19.7 Consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence with Joseph Outerbridge, 6 Sept. 1917 - 29 Jan. 1918, predominantly relating to his search for his son, Norman Outerbridge, #0-98, missing after the battle of Monchy le Preux. Norman Outerbridge was declared dead effective 14 April 1917. Includes statements from members of the Regiment regarding his son's death and and references to Prisoners of War held in Germany. File was incorrectly assigned Regiment # 0-207
COADY, Richard Renews, Ferryland District 6003 21 Edward Coady (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COOPER, Lewis Rowsell Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-100 - 2913 33 Gwendolyn Muriel Cooper (s) Estate agent 1916 No No
MCGRATH, Charles G. 46 Water Street East, St. John's 0-287 - 3066 20 Thomas J. McGrath (p) Student 1918 No No
ELSON, Frank Botwood, Twillingate District 4930 23 Henry Elson (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
HICKS, Norman Catalina, Trinity District 2091 20 Boyd Hicks (o) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
HALL, Reggie Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 8285 18 John Hall (p) Millman 1917 Roman Catholic No No