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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
HARVEY, Guy W. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-194 30 Mrs. John Harvey (p) Civil engineer 1917 No No Also see #0-33, Gerald Cockburn Harvey, for documents relating to this soldier.
GRACE, Patrick 10 Knight Street, St. John's 4322 27 Caroline Grace (p) Accountant 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ELLSWORTH, Andrew Rocky Harbour, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3794 20 Charles Ellsworth (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COURTNEY, Edgar Hatcher Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District 2530 17 Mrs. Joseph Warren (o) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SWAFFIELD, Wilfred Cartwright, Labrador 2018 19 William Ernest Swaffield (p) Book keeper 1915 No No
FELIX, Ernest Flat Bay, St. George District 8217 35 Jessie Felix (s) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BRINTON, Newman Thornlea, Trinity District 3991 22 John Brinton (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
ODONNELL, Edward Vincent St. John's 1775 30 Mrs. James Hannigan (p) Labourer 1915 No No
CAINES, John Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2829 19 George Caines (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VERGE, Max N. Harbour Grace West, Harbour Grace District 3700 19 Eliza Verge (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GUSHUE, Frederick 210 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 4419 18 James Gushue (p) Apprentice engineer 1918 Methodist No No
ANDERSON, Samuel 15 Tessiers Place, St. John's 6321 21 Mary Ann Anderson (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MAIDMENT, William J. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2470 19 Israel Maidment (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No No
BURRIDGE, Hubert Frederick Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 191 19 C.H. Burridge (p) Stonemason 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FROST, William Bertram Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8109 19 Lumberman 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
SCOTT, Ernest Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District 8495 18 Sarah Scott (p) Lumberman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROWSELL, Philip Pushthrough, Hermitage Bay 5207 21 Jonathan Rowsell (p) Carpenter 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STOCKLEY, David Port Rexton, Trinity District 5412 19 Isaac Stockley (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEATES, Robert J. Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District 5257 23 John Keates (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Keats
HUTCHINGS, Cyril Whitbourne, Trinity District 2251 18 Mand Hutchings Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FOOTE, Nathan Red Island, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2830 20 William Foote (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PIERCEY, Robert Normans Cove, Trinity District 3309 20 Louise (Jonas) Piercey (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
TUFF, John Templeman, Bonavista District 5867 20 William Tuff (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SULLIVAN, Thomas F.J. King's Bridge Road, St. John's 8125 53 John Sullivan (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
HOGAN, Bernard Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 2252 18 Gerald Hogan (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917.
LOCKE, James Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 4073 18 Lionel Locke (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
JOHNSON, Augustus St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 6016 19 James Johnson (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No Variant spelling of name - recruit's signature is Johnson; forms were completed as Johnston; 1921 census lists two families of Johnson in St. Anthony.
BRUSHETT, Joseph Burin, Burin District 3897 19 James Brushett (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
THORNE, Robert George 182 Duckworth Street, St. John's 778 - 4620 21 Richard Thorne (p) Truckman 1914 Methodist No No Thorne enlisted in 1914 for one year and re-enlisted in 1918 under different number.
PREECE, Henry George Rochdale, Scotland, United Kingdom 2128 34 Musician 1916 Methodist- Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in religion - Attested for short service.
KIRBY, John Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 5814 18 Philip Kirby (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FARRELL, Richard Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 6118 19 Richard Farrell (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JEWER, Walter Botwood, Twillingate District 2536 19 William George Jewer (p) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
BOWEN, Frances Joseph St.Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 1753 21 James Bowen (of Thomas) (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CHEESEMAN, James Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 6080 24 Lizzie Webber (o) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, Phillip Francis Bell Island, St. John's East District 1889 17 Margaret Power (p) Office clerk 1915 No No
GALLOP, Dyson Curling , George District 2072 19 Joshusa Gallop (p) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COSTELLO, James Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 4552 20 John Costello (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OATES, Abner Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5645 19 Robert Oates (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
HYNES, Frank Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 1718 19 Vincent Hynes (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917 Includes newspaper clipping about POW Pte. Coombs, #747, mentioning Hynes, and letter from Richard Hines, of Indian Islands, inquiring as to whether or not this POW could be his son.
MANUEL, Charles Wesley Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 3554 20 Alice (Philip) Manuel (p) Cook 1917 Methodist No No
BRAKE, John A. St. Pauls Bay, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3411 25 John Brake (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARK, Joseph Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 6246 19 William Clark (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROSE, Reginald Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4961 19 John Rose (p) Brakeman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FRASER, Raymond Danson 101 Young Street, St. John's 0-46 - 3127 18 W.F. Fraser (p) Student 1916 No No
CARMICHAEL, Thomas Colton 113 King's Road, St. John's 126 20 James Carmichael (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
ROBERTS, John Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 3744 22 David Roberts (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, James Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 1562 26 Mary Walsh (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MULLINS, Edwin Rencontre, Fortune District 6051 22 Benjamin Mullins (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHAFE, Fred Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2097 22 Levi Chafe (p) Electrician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No