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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
CARTER, Chesley William Pass Island, Fortune District 4080 18 William Carter (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FITZGERALD, John Martin 20 Carters Hill, St. John's 295 26 Mary A. Fitzgerald (p) Druggist 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
PENNY, Cecil B. Botwood, Twillingate District 2382 19 George Penney (p) Machinist 1916 Methodist No No
BENTEAU, Herbert Point May, Lamaline, Burin District 4948 19 Helen Benteau (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHEELER, Heber 79 Long Hill, St.John's 475 26 James Wheeler (p) Teamster 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
NEWELL, George H. 38 Spencer Street, St. John's 8492 19 Caroline Newell (p) Labourer 1918 No No Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies April 1918; transferred to Newfoundland Regiment August 1918; Forestry Service # retained. In volume two of the Military Service Ledgers the entry for Service # 8492 follows entry for Service # 2033.
CROCKER, Bryant Front River, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5652 19 William Crocker (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ST. CROIX, Edward Point La Haye, Placentia-St. Marys District 6281 24 John St. Croix (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, Patrick Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District 4883 21 Mary Power (P) Brakeman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ELLIOTT, Erastus Locks Cove, Hare Bay, Fortune District 3940 18 Benjamin Elliott (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LANGER, George Thoroughfare, Trinity District 3805 20 William Langer (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
STONE, John Summer Hill Farm, Cock Pit Road, St. John's 8380 19 Harry Stone (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
MURPHY, Bernard Catalina, Trinity District 530 26 John Murphy (p) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
OFFERY, Allan Port au Choix, St. Barbe District 6320 26 Mary Offery (s) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MERCER, William Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 5369 25 Charles Mercer (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COSTELLO, Michael Francis Avondale, Harbour Main District 1157 24 Katherine Costello (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HANLON, James St. John's 8450 54 Lumberman 1917 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
CAMPBELL, Roland Little Bay Island, Twillingate District 8511 20 Peter Campbell (p) 1918 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
MATHESON, Donald North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada 3051 21 Miss. K. Matheson (o) Sailor 1917 Presbyterian No No Attested for short service
PEDDELL, John Joseph 34 Pleasant Street, St. John's 705 20 William Peddell (p) Steward 1914 No No PDF Variant spelling of name - Peddle
EASTMAN, Willis Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3155 18 Joseph Eastman (p) Mill man 1916 Salvation Army No No
OBRIEN, William Aquaforte, Ferryland District 8344 19 Mary Kehoe (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HAYNES, William 134 Duckworth Street, St. John's 0-257 - 1974 23 William Haynes (p) Book keeper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
SMALL, Titus Lewisporte, Twillingate District 1389 19 Pannana Small (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
POLLETT, John New Harbour, Trinity District 3521 18 Archibald Pollett (p) Paper maker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DICKS, Charles Flat Islands, Burin District 2881 23 Mrs. Jacob Miller (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
JENSEN, Lewis Harbour Breton, Fortune District 5567 19 White Jensen (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents.
MURPHY, James J. Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2181 24 Mrs. Francis Wall (o) Papermaker 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF
FOWLER, Frank Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 4455 18 George Fowler (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCNAUGHTON, John St. John's / Blair Drummond, Scotland, United Kingdom 1302 19 Mr. McNaughton (p) Tailor 1915 Presbyterian No No
FRIZELL, William Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District 3279 21 Charles Frizell (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
KING, James Hants Harbour, Trinity District 6124 20 Philip King (p) Steward 1918 Methodist No No
HOLLETT, Morgan Burin, Burin District 5570 20 John Hollett (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BEATON, Arch Norris Arm, Twillingate District 8466 26 Thomas Beaton (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BURGE, Daniel Bonavista, Bonavista District 3117 25 Mary Jane Burge (p) Bridge structure iron worker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
REID, Dugald Stewart 50 Charlton Street, St. John's 1214 21 Sarah Elizabeth Reid (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MORRIS, Samuel Goose Cove, Trinity District 3341 18 William Morris (p) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EVERSON, William Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5782 21 Solomon Everson (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BEATON, Joseph Badger Brook, Twillingate District 8489 24 Bridget Beaton (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CONRAN, Patrick Bell Island, St. John's East District 2531 19 Mrs. James Conran (p) Miner 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
BURGE, William George Chanceport, Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District 2757 22 Thomas Burge (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
NIPPARD, Charles Springdale, Twillingate District 8199 32 John T. Walshman (o) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LANDER, Joseph Baileys Cove, Bonavista District 5893 20 James Lander (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
REDDY, Thomas 120 Water Street, St. John's 4703 21 Michael Reddy (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DEVEREAUX, Joseph Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4710 18 Sarah Devereaux (p) Electrician 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, Joseph Biscay Bay, Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4680 20 James White (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CURTIS, Frederick Kings Cove, Bonavista District 2774 23 Thomas Curtis (p) Seaman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOUTCHER, William Mussel Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District 5944 21 Reuben Boutcher (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Boutcher, Butcher, Boucher: brothers William, John and Alexander each have varied spellings in file.
MARTIN, Herbert Elroy St. John's 684 19 Frederick Martin (o) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No