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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 ascending Commendations Notes
CUMMINGS, Arthur St. John's 815 20 Charles Cummings (p) Tailor 1914 Methodist Yes Yes Saturday, April 14, 1917 POW date: 1917 See service #1482, Gideon Harland Lane, for further information relating to the circumstances of this soldier's death.
BENNETT, William Stephenville, St. George District 1071 22 Josephine Bennett (p) Carpenter 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 PDF Variant spelling of name - Benoit
ADAMS, William Arnold's Cove, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2306 18 Mrs. James William [Adams] (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
POWER, Francis 49 Kings Road, St. John's 2652 18 Mary Power (o) Dry goods 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
KEATS, William 47 Goodview Street, St. John's 203 20 Mrs. Richards Keats (p) Carman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
OUTERBRIDGE, Norman A. St. John's 0-98 Mary Outerbridge (s) 1916 Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 See file "GN 19.7, Joseph Outerbridge: correspondence concerning prisoners of war" for information relating to this soldier's status; he had died behind enemy lines and was not a POW. Attestation papers not included
FUDGE, Jeremiah Pass Island, Fortune District 2839 21 James Fudge (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
GOSSE, Thomas Joseph St. John's 1051 21 Samuel Gosse (p) Wireless operator 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BENNETT, Hector Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 910 20 Luke Ab. Bennett (p) Cook 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BURTON, George Louis Hay Cove, Placentia-St. Marys District 2415 23 George Burton (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
TAYLOR, Richard H. 5 Maxse Street, St. John's 1973 21 C.F. Taylor (p) Accountant 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
ROWSELL, Gordon Glenwood, Twillingate District 1466 19 Emma Rowsell (p) Railroad sectionman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
HOLLOWAY, Robert Palfrey St. John's 0-29 Agnes Holloway (s) Photographer 1915 Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 PDF Attestation papers not included.
FITZGERALD, Thomas Joseph St. John's 1645 18 Elizabeth Fitzgerald (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
MURRAY, Archibald Adams Cove, Bay de Verde District 2733 21 Edward Murray (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
TILLEY, Henry 66 Pennywell Road, St. John's 307 24 William James Tilley (p) Cabinet maker 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
HEALEY, John Joseph 48 Cookstown Road, St. John's 2748 18 Michael Healey (p) Express driver 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
HALIDAY, Abel Smith Sound, Brittania Cove, Trinity District 1885 22 Rachael Haliday (p) Engineer 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Variant spelling of name - Halliday
REID, Joseph E. Hearts Delight, Trinity District 2414 20 William Reid (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
DOWDEN, Henry Rock Harbour, Burin District 2326 19 Eli Dowden (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
CRANE, Nathaniel 142 Water Street, St. John's 363 18 Nathaniel and Mary Esther Crane (p) Watchmaker 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 I
STEAD, Jabez Musgravetown, Bonavista District 2487 19 Benjamin Stead (p) Mill man 1916 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
KING, Arthur Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 2764 29 Silas King (p) Mechanic 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
PENNEY, Alexander Port Blandford, Bonavista District 2696 19 Mrs. William Penney (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
PITCHER, Charles Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District 2319 19 Cornelius Pitcher (p) Papermaker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
HYNES, William Patrick St.Brendans, Bonavista District 2726 22 James Hynes (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
RIDOUT, Garland Newtown, Bonavista District 1595 19 Jane Ridout (p) Student 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Variant spelling of name - Rideout. See # 1895 for misfiled documents.
HEARN, Augustine St. John's 1024 19 Sarah Hearn (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
HODDINOTT, Ludwig Duncan Greenspond, Bonavista District 2234 22 Mrs. Augustus Hoddinott (p) Grocer 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
PIKE, Manuel Edward St. Lawrence, Burin District 2666 18 Mrs. Lewis Pike (p) Tailor 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
HARVEY, Henry 25 Carew Street, St. John's 2336 21 William Harvey (p) Carpenter 1916 Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
KNOWLING, William A. Little River, Codroy Valley, St. George District 1693 18 George Knowling (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
CRON, James Matthew Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1585 19 Emma Cron (p) Student 1915 Presbyterian Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
PETITE, Philip English Harbour, Trinity District 2059 21 Jeremiah Petite (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
FORTUNE, William 2 Patrick St., St. John's 1194 24 Sylvester Fortune (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
GARDNER, Cyril British Harbour, Trinity District 0-65 - 824 29 Arthur Gardner (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 PDF
BOYD, Alphonso Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District 2745 18 Edward Boyd (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
SINNOTT, Sylvester 27 Mullock Street, St. John's 2089 24 Sarah Hefforn (p) 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
TUCKER, Joshua Winterton, Trinity District 2684 19 John Tucker (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Saturday, April 14, 1917 POW Date: 1917
STEPHENSON, John Sydney Duckworth Street, St. John's - Leeds, England, United Kingdom 0-112 - 32 25 James Edward Stephenson (p) Dry goods clerk 1914 Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 I - Photograph of Stephenson included.
COLBOURNE, Beadon S Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 1675 27 Edwin B. Colbourne (p) Grocer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
ROSE, George Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2919 18 Matthew Rose (p) Sailor 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
CLARKE, Walter J. Springdale, Twillingate District 2574 21 George W. Clarke Clerk 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Photograph of Clarke in full uniform included.
RIDOUT, Thomas Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2455 19 Isaac Ridout (p) Plumber 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Variant spelling of name - Rideout
MERCER, William Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2615 20 Leander Mercer (p) Shoe factory worker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Identified as William Mercer on attestation papers and CWGC; identified as John William Mercer on memorial scroll.
RYAN, Bernard 195 New Gower Street, St. John's 123 19 Charles Ryan (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic - Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Discrepancy in religion
STRATTON, Frederick Valleyfield, Bonavista District 2715 30 Mrs. James Burry (p) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Discrepancy in spelling of name - Stratten.
MANUEL, Alfred Botwood, Twillingate District 721 22 Philip Manuel (p) Lumberman 1914 Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 PDF
RING, Thomas J. 33 Mullock Street, St. John's 2364 19 Martin Ring (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
WILLS/WELLS, Clarence Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2681 20 Mrs. Alfred Sheppard (p) Shoemaker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Discrepancy in spelling of name - Wills on attestation papers; Wells in CWGC