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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
NUGENT, Michael Joseph Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-209 - 428 43 Mrs. Michael Nugent (s) 1914 No No Includes only partial attestation papers.
FELTHAM, Joseph Badgers Quay, Bonavista District 5129 18 Mrs. Hannah [Anna] Feltham (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARKE, William Big Braha, St. Barbe District 3729 23 Mrs. Nimie[?] Chute (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
HOOPER, Samuel Rock Harbour, Burin District 2322 20 Stephen Hooper (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
WHALEN, Walter Chapel Cove, Harbour Main District 8471 27 Philip Whalen (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Whelan.
VERE-HOLLOWAY, Percy Oscar 444 Southside Road, St. John's 891 23 Ada May Vere-Holloway (s) Longshoreman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOLAND, William Riverhead, St. Mary's, Placentia-St. Mary's District 6160 18 Bernard Boland (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BURNHAM, Ralph 17 Military Road, St. John's 0-85 - 758 26 Mrs. F. Burnham (p) Office clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No Was retired as medically unfit Dec. 1916; Enlisted Royal Flying Corps (training) 1918.
FOOTE, John Botwood, Twillingate District 8120 44 Lillian Foote (s) Railroad man 1917 Methodist No No
PROSPER, Hayward Woody Point, St. Barbe District 4366 28 William Prosper (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SAUNDERS, Benjamin Gambo, Bonavista District 8319 18 Joseph Saunders (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HATCHER, William Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4609 25 Robert Hatcher (p) School teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARDY, John R. Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4863 29 John Hardy (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HACKETT, Fred Harvey Street East, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4691 24 Mabel Hackett (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
STOCKLEY, Alfred Carters Cove, Twillingate District 4136 20 Herbert Stockley (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
PATEY, Herbert St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4287 19 James J. Patey (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BRIEN, Patrick 5 Alexander Street, St. John's 80 20 Nora Brien (p) Apprentice engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, William St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5353 20 John Walsh (p) Steel worker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TUFF, George Beverley 58 Gower Street, St. John's 2 33 George Tuff (p) Commercial traveller 1914 Presbyterian No No
DICKS, Malcolm Bell Island, St. John's East District 4571 19 Percy Dicks (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEWIS, George Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District 5617 22 Joseph Lewis (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HEAD, Michael Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District 3340 21 Lizzie Head (s) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BRUSHETT, A. H. 3121 1916 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
DYKE, John Safe Harbour, Bonavista District 5490 20 Job Dyke (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
KING, Bertram Popes Harbour, Trinity District 8399 23 Mary J. Vokey (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOFF, Arthur Gander Bay, Fogo District 4334 20 Joseph Huff (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PELLEY, Pierce Macklin Place, 71 Leslie Street, St. John's 8223 18 Norman and Annie Ellen Pelley (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
KING, William S. Southside Road, St. John's 0-58 - 837 22 James King (p) Clerk 1915 No No Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916 - 1919.
CHESON [CHAISSON], Julian Cape George, St. George District 2791 26 Jane Cheson (p) Fisherman 1916 No No Variant spelling of name: Chesson, Chiasson
EDWARDS, Allan St. John's 831 22 James Edwards (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BLUNDON, Harry Catalina, Trinity District 3702 18 Theophilus Blundon (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Signature is Blundon ; documents use Blunden.
PARSONS, William George La Scie, St. Barbe District 5632 24 William Parsons (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
POWER, Peter Joseph Angel Place, St. John's 2751 22 Elizabeth (Murphy) Power (s) Barber 1916 Roman Catholic No No
KEEPING, Samuel Fortune, Burin District 3562 18 William Keeping (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MOORE, Patrick W. 13 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 8314 18 Philip Moore (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
GILLINGHAM, Henry Greenspond, Bonavista District 3008 21 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers not included; information from service ledger.
DEWLING, Herbert Golf Avenue, St. John's 45 23 Margaret Dewling (p) Salesman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WILLIAMS, Charles A. Corbin, Burin District 3363 Mrs. Silas Adams (p) 1916 No No Attestation papers not included
CURRAN, Eugene Manuels, Harbour Main District 8488 18 John Curran 1918 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
PARSONS, Alex Freshwater, Bell Island, St. John's East District 3825 21 Jacob Parsons (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CAMPBELL, Allan Little River, St. George District 5695 25 Katherine Campbell (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, Herbert Rendell St. John's 1130 19 Elizabeth Parsons Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRAKE, Harrison Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1409 20 Josephine Brake (p) Railroad brakeman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SAUNDERS, George Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5278 27 Richard Saunders (p) Engineer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARK, Herbert Petries Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District 4652 21 Joseph Clark (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RYAN, Fred Birchy Cove, Bonavista District 4827 19 Samuel Ryan (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
REEVES, George St. Lawrence, Burin District 2279 19 Giles Reeves (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHAFE, Frederick Harold Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 3317 18 William Chafe (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROBERTS, Herbert Oxen Pond Road, St. John's East District 4539 19 George Roberts (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HILLYARD, Charles Spread Eagle, Trinity District 5317 23 Richard Hillyard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No