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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
KENT, James 20 Georges Street, St. John's 2087 18 Peter Kent (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
YOUNG, Harry McNeil Street, St. John's 3207 18 James Young (p) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURTON, Samuel Port Hansen [Anson], Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 2355 19 William Henry Burton (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
SQUIRES, Reuben St. Phillips, St. John's West District 8004 20 Solomon Squires (p) Woodsman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GILLARD, Douglas 14 Pilots Hill, St. John's 2423 24 Mary Gillard (s) Carpenter 1916 Methodist No No
COOPER, James 29 Brine Street, St. John's 98 21 John Cooper (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
GAUDET, Arthur Stephenville, St. George District 5694 18 Amedee Gaudet (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JOHNSTON, James Port Rexton, Trinity District 3523 22 Noah Johnston (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STRONG, Aaron Harcourt, Smiths Sound, Trinity District 2642 23 Moses Strong (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
GOSSE, Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 4584 20 George Gosse (p) Miner 1918 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
HICKS, Mark Brown Roling [Rolling] Cove, Bonavista District 940 21 George L. Hicks (p) Fisherman 1915 No No
HISCOCK, Heber A. Flat Island, Bonavista District 3837 18 Wlliam Hiscock (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, Robert Templeton St. John's 366 18 Mrs. Robert C. Smith (p) 1914 No No
WYATT, Edward 202 New Gower Street, St. John's 371 22 William Wyatt (p) Machinist 1914 Methodist No No
RIDEOUT, Allan Cottles Island, Twillingate District 4731 19 Parmenas Rideout (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
HART, Stewart Change Islands, Fogo District 8168 20 David Hart (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
MEADUS, Frank Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District 5258 26 William Meadus (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOSEWORTHY, Fred Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District 5540 25 Nathaniel Noseworthy (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
VIVIAN, Willis Fridays Bay, Twillingate District 8281 22 Thomas Vivian (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
SHEPPARD, Richard John Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 0-88 - 282 22 Constable J. Sheppard (p) Traveller 1914 No No
STARKS, Walter Pools Island, Bonavista District 5704 18 Stephen Starks (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FARNELL, Wallace Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 8453 44 Helena Farnell (s) Millwright 1917 Presbyterian No No
LAGATDU, Yvsey Cape St. George, St. George District 8442 18 Yvsey Lagatdu (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Yvsey on attestation papers; common spelling is Yves.
PEACH, Samuel Salmon Cove, Harbour Main District 6169 21 Thomas Peach (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
BISHOP, George L. Port de Grave, Port de Grave District 4669 19 Benjamin Bishop (p) Carpenter 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DELANEY, James Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3878 20 William Delaney (p) Paper maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
RODWAY, Alfred E. Mussels Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District 5928 20 Alfred Rodway (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIDEOUT, Bertie Crow Head, Twillingate, Twillingate district 8203 19 Mrs. Susan Hamlin (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
COOPER, David South West Arm, Twillingate District 3883 18 Samuel Cooper (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
SKEFFINGTON, Elijah Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 2837 19 Joseph Skeffington (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, Samuel Victoria Bay, Fogo District 2690 24 Alfred King (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
BROWN, Andrew Kings Cove, Bonavista District 5551 19 Thomas Brown (p) School teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TROKE, Theodore Summerford, Twillingate District 5417 21 George Troke (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
STOCKLEY, Henry Greenspond, Bonavista District 8282 35 Irene Stockley (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
WILLS, Robert G. 39 Carters Hill, St. John's 6339 20 James Wills (p) Accountant 1918 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Mills
DUNPHY, Thomas Joseph 12 New Gower Street, St. John's 0-290 - 1438 20 Eliza Dunphy (p) Paper maker 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF Includes only partial attestation papers.
HARDY, James Burnt Islands, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5331 23 John Hardy (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NICHOLAS, Arthur Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District 5640 20 Caroline Nicholas (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NORRIS, Donald 237 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 2397 19 William Norris (p) Engineer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOUGHORTY, J. No information 13661 No No Service number: 13661 Royal Munster Fusiliers. Doughorty was attached to the Newfoundland Contingent from 1 Mun. Fus [Munster Fusiliers]. Not in service ledger. Fatality: unknown.
MORRY, Howard Ferryland, Ferryland District 726 29 Thomas Morry (p) Fisherman 1914 No No
BASTOW, Bertram Henry. St. John's 1016 19 Margaret Bastow (p) Teamster 1915 Presbyterian No No See also service #1538, Matthew Rossiter, for a document relating to Pte. Bastow and his wife
NORRIS, Edward Michael Joseph St. John's 1026 36 James J. Norris (p) Painter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
ROSS, Charles Augustus Harvey Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 3248 19 Thomas Ross (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHEELER, Walter Silverdale, Twillingate District 4071 19 John Wheeler (p) Miner[?] 1917 Methodist No No
TERRY, Peter Avondale, Harbour Main District 5802 26 William Terry (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCCARTHY, William Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 5587 20 James McCarthy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FINNEY, William Broad Cove, Renews, Ferryland District 4057 19 Christina Finney (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HYNES, Philip Catalina, Trinity District 3728 29 Charles Hynes (p) Seaman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name; attestation papers completed as Hynes; Family name and grave stone states Haynes; documents completed as both Hynes and Haynes
LENCH, James R. Bonavista. Bonavista District 3862 20 Rev. Charles Lench (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No