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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 Fatalitysort descending PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
ROBINSON, William Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 4449 33 Mrs. T.A. Hall (o Civil enginee 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOWLEY, James M. Le Marchant Road, St. John's 0-30 31 Mrs. J.M. Howley (s) 1915 No No PDF Attestation papers not included.
FILLIAR (FILLIER), Donald. 5 Barron Street, St. John's 1260 18 Emily Filliar (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - gravestone at Belvedere Cemetery states Fillier.
LIDSTONE, William Topsail Road, St. John's 2460 20 William Lidstone Sr. (p) Teamster 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANDERSON, Richard John British Harbour, Trinity District 2628 19 William Anderson (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STEED, Leonard Elliston, Trinity District 3895 18 Joseph Steed (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
STRATTON, Hubert Valleyfield, Bonavista District 5449 19 Christopher Stratton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BURKE, Anthony St. Jacques, Fortune District 5392 22 Thomas Burke (p) Steel worker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BATTEN, Allan Sidwell St. John's 2045 21 Abraham Batten (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHAW, William James Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District 4278 23 John Shaw (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HIRST, Edward St. John's 2070 21 Edward Hirst (p) Musical student 1916 Methodist No No
BISHOP, Alexander Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 57 20 El. Bishop (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WARFORD, Stanley Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 4330 21 Selenia Warford (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
RIDOUT, Charles Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 8087 22 Roseanna Ridout (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No Variant spelling of name - Rideout.
KING, Benjamin Louis Old Bonaventure, Trinity District 4093 Phoebe Pitcher (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
WOODS, Lloyd W. 68 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 0-184 - 660 24 Sydney Woods (p) 1914 No No
HUTCHINGS, Edward Whitbourne, Trinity District 4967 23 Ambrose Hutchings (p) Millwright 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TUCKER, George Burnt Head, Port de Grave District 5287 22 Ambrose Tucker (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
JONES, John Criccieth, Wales, United Kingdom 6161 19 Edward Jones (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STROUDE, Fred Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 1325 & 8083 21 Priscilla Stroude (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No additional service records under Regimental number 8083.
TAYLOR, Albert William Change Island, Fogo District 5954 21 Benjamin Taylor (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GROUCHY, Frank 46 Goodview Street, St. John's 3407 18 Martha (Frank) Grouchy (p) News agent 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Grouchey
OQUINN, James South Branch, Grand River, St. George District 3481 18 Peter O'Quinn (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No PDF See Regt. # 3418 for misfiled document
BARNES, George English Harbour, Trinity District 4738 22 John Barnes (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SCOTT, Nicholas Buffalo, New York, USA 3070 35 Julia Snyder (o) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service.
GOODYEAR, Lemuel Gordon Carmanville, Fogo District 4213 18 Maud Wheaton (o) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
DINNEY, Andrew Bell Island, St. John's East District 4374 19 William James Dinney (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
BROWN, Aubrey Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 8385 47 Maggie E. Brown (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
WHELAN, Samuel G. Cupids, Port de Grave District 2071 20 William Whelan (p) Telegraph operator 1916 Methodist No No
JANES, Frank 13 Barters Hill, St. John's 4621 19 Harry Janes Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
MCDONALD, Donald Richard West Cul de Sac, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5561 19 Lucy McDonald (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CUTLER, Howard Frank St. George, St. George District 899 19 Edward Cutler (p) Mail clerk 1915 Methodist No No
MOORE, Paul P. Wesleyville, Bonavista District 1705 19 Reverend Edwin Moore (p) Student 1915 Methodist No No
MEANEY, Frank Brigus, Port de Grave district 8038 19 John Meaney (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
CHAULK, George Burnt Island [district unknown] 5337 21 James Chalk (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as John Chalk.
CONRAN, William Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 4795 19 Michael Conran (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HALL, John Felix Cove, St. George District 4878 18 Daniel Hall (p) Fisherman 1918 No No
TEE, William Burnt Cove, Twillingate District 5761 21 William Lee (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: Attestation and signature is Tee; some documents completed as Lee. Previously transcribed as Lee.
HERRITT, Matthew Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5837 26 Matthew Herritt (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRAKE, Alphonsus Joseph Marystown, Burin District 1762 20 Julia Ann Martin (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SILK, Thomas William Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 2111 19 Mrs. Louis Silk (p) Paper makers help 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOW, Eliken Salt Pond, Twillingate District 5397 19 Stephen Snow (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
SLADE, Albert Ernest Loon Bay, Twillingate District 273 21 Frederick Slade (p) Fireman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLEMAN, Bartholomew Curling, St. George District 5395 22 Joseph Coleman (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GREENING, Eleazar Philip Musgravetown. Bonavista District 2795 23 Gideon Greening (p) Locomotive fireman 1916 Methodist No No
ROBERTS, Abraham [Abram] Point Leamington, Twillingate District 2766 19 John Roberts (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No Yes POW Date: 1917
PAYNE, Frank Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5801 23 Thomas Payne (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POPE, Allan S. Fogo, Fogo District 5965 23 George Pope (p) School teacher 1918 Methodist No No
AVERY, William Greenspond, Bonavista District 2861 - 8053 21 Eliza Avery (s) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No additional service records under Regimental # 2861. # 2862 on attestation form; # 2861 in service ledger; see service # 8053 for service file.
OLIVER, Patrick McNeil Street, St. John's 8358 27 Mrs. C. Oliver (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No