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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
LOCKE, Sidney Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District 2053 19 Mrs. John Diamond (o) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
FITZGERALD, Anthony Bonavista, Bonavista District 5843 22 Philip Fitzgerald (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCKINLAY, Joseph St. John's 748 23 Alexander McKinlay (p) Marine engineer 1914 Presbyterian No No
HART, William Change Islands, Fogo District 5888 22 George Hart (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Arthur Joseph Little Bona, Placentia-St. Marys District 1154 21 Joseph White (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
KNIGHT, James St. Pierre Birmingham, England, United Kingdom 0-239 Mrs. James S.P. Knight 1915 No Information No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC).
RYDER, John Bonavista, Bonavista District 1293 19 Agnes Ryder (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOYLE, George H. Buffalo, New York, USA 3071 38 Margaret Briggs (o) Painter and steam fitter 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service.
LAWRENCE, George Riverhead, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1280 26 Susie Procton (o) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HENNEBURY, Alexander 59 Colonial Street, St. John's 461 19 George Hennebury (p) Plumber 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
MARTIN, Malcolm Victoria Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2656 18 Thomas Martin (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, John Port Royal, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3582 17 William Murphy (p) Sailor 1917 Roman Catholic No No PDF
ABBOTT, Joseph Battery Road, St. John's 2241 19 Emily Abbott (p) Baker 1916 Methodist No No
TIZZARD, John Lower Battery Road, St. John's 3007 19 Simeon Tizzard (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
WILLMAN, Wilson H. McCallum, Fortune District 6049 19 Augustus Willman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CARTER, Harry J. Gambo, Bonavista District 2193 21 Mrs. Robert Brown (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No No
HARDING, Ernest William Little Bay West, Fortune District 2949 20 David Harding (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Saturday, April 14, 1917
CLARKE, John Carbonear, Carbonear District 6090 22 Richard Clarke (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
HIPDITCH, David 50 George Street, St. John's 2286 22 Mrs. Thomas Hipditch (p) Teamster 1916 Roman Catholic No No
PARDY, George 31 Campbell Street, St. John's 8237 24 Susan Cheator (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
GREENLAND, Hubert Bareneed, Port de Grave District 2624 19 John Greenland (p) Teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RUSSELL, William Blaketown, Trinity District 5356 19 Abraham Russell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 17
IVANY, Alexander 59 Freshwater Road, St. John's N/A 18 Drummer 1919 No No Attestation papers not included. No service number. Listed as drummer (special).
CHAFFEY, Chesley Granville Crabbes, St. George District 2789 18 Joseph Chaffey (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOSSE, Samuel Torbay, St. John's East District 1907 23 Peter Gosse (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MOAKLER, Francis Stephen St. John's 1651 18 Thomas Moakler (p) Telegraph checker 1915 Roman Catholic No No
LINDSTROM, Frederick Outer Cove, St. John's East District 5791 20 Henry Lindstrom (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: signature is Lindstrom; clerk completed forms as Lidstone; Frederic Lindstrom, with father Henry, are recorded in 1935 census
DAY, William 52 Alexander Street, St. John's 4407 19 Annie Day (o) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
GLADNEY, James Joseph St. John's 771 18 Annie Clarke (p) Fireman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WATSON, Charles White Hills, Banff, Scotland, United Kingdom 0-45 - 774 26 George Watson (p) 1914 No No Includes only partial attestation papers
HOWELL, Edmund Catalina, Trinity District 8033 30 Mary Howell (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
PENNEY, John Robert Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde District 2006 30 Jethro Penney (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
SPARKES, Rupert Harvey Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2685 23 Elizabeth Sparkes (o) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUIRES, James 11 Stephen Street, St. John's 1179 23 Richard Squires (p) Cabman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
RYAN, James Grand River, Codroy, St. George District 2266 19 Susan Ryan (o) Farmer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
KEEPING, John Lally Cove, Fortune District 5199 20 Edward Keeping (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOUCHER, Charles Mussel Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District 5932 20 George Boucher (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Boutcher, Boucher.
BALL, Hayward Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2199 19 Mrs. Harry Ball (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
SNOW, Harry 5 Plank Road, St. John's 3362 28 Margaret Snow (s) Fireman 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF
PITTMAN, Arthur Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 3400 22 George Pittman (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
OKEEFE, Charles St. John's 1658 18 Peter O'Keefe (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DORAN, Michael J. 41 Duckworth Street, St. John's 2583 26 Miss Mary Doran (o) Clerk 1916 No No
JEFFERIES, William Laurenceton, Twillingate District 3338 20 George Jefferies (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
BLACKWOOD, Bertram Brookfield, Bonavista District 5145 19 Martin Blackwood (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SMITH, Fred G. Fortune, Burin District 6194 24 Emma Smith (p) Store keeper 1918 Methodist No No
YOUNG, Francis Bank Head, St. George District 3960 19 R. Young (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
LAYTE, Charles Gander Bay, Fogo District 8271 37 Edith Layte (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BURTON, John Durrells Arm, Twillingate District 2947 23 Alfred Burton (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
SEYMOUR, John Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 8059 20 Simon Ward (o) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CARAVAN, Alman Long Island, Green Bay, Twillingate District 5515 20 William Caravan (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Carvan.