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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
THORNE, Robert George 182 Duckworth Street, St. John's 778 - 4620 21 Richard Thorne (p) Truckman 1914 Methodist No No Thorne enlisted in 1914 for one year and re-enlisted in 1918 under different number.
BURTON, R. de H. [Reginald de Hardwicke] 0-198 1914 No No Attached from 13th Middlesex Regiment as commanding officer. Name from Hart's Annual Army List 1882.
OUELLETTE, Charles Quebec, Canada 3040 18 Peter Oulette (p) Marine Fireman 1916 Roman Catholic No No Previously transcribed as Oulette
SQUIRES, Alexander Topsail, Harbour Main D 8496 18 Matilda Squires (o) Lumberman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DIAMOND, Eneas Burnt Arm, Twillingate District 5724 19 Elizabeth Diamond (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LUSH, William Little Bay, Twillingate District 5534 18 William Lush (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HALFYARD, William Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District 5332 21 Josiah Halfyard (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BOONE, Edward 22 Belvedere Street, St. John's 4501 23 James Boone (p) Chauffeur 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CHEESEMAN, James Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 6080 24 Lizzie Webber (o) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BOYD, Joseph F. St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 1854 18 William Boyd (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUNT, Albert Fair Island, Bonavista District 5011 20 Eli Hunt (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REDMOND, Rivlyn Patrick 91 Carters Hill, St. John's n/a 18 Student 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special),
BIXBY, Samson Indian Island, Burgeo-La Poile District 241 19 John Bixby (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
MANUEL, Charles Wesley Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 3554 20 Alice (Philip) Manuel (p) Cook 1917 Methodist No No
MCWHORTER [MCWHIRTER], George William Humber Mouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 846 19 Mrs. Henry McWhorter (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917 Discrepancy in name: Recruit signed with an X; his brother, Hugh McWhirter, # 902, is recorded in CWGC as McWhirter.
EVANS, Thomas Bowning 2 Parade Street, St. John's 642 20 James Evans (p) Labourer 1914 Methodist No No Discrepancies in name: Bowring, Browning, Bowing.
CLARK, Joseph Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 6246 19 William Clark (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROBERTSON, Cyril Graham St. John's 1537 25 Lucy Robertson (p) Baker 1915 Presbyterian No No
LIDSTONE, Leo J. Laurenceton, Twillingate District 3993 23 Moses Lidstone (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
CREWE, William Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 5281 24 Benaiah Crewe (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CHAFE, Fred Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2097 22 Levi Chafe (p) Electrician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURDEN, John Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 3977 19 Henry W. Burden (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No File is out of numerical order on reel; follows Service # 3978.
COOMBS, Thomas Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 747 23 Henry Coombs (p) Telegraph operator 1914 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1916 See also service #1718, Frank Hynes, for a newspaper clipping related to this soldier.
ELLIS, Eric 245 Southside Road, St. John's 0-127 - 1895 20 Edward Ellis (p) Accountant 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Microfilmed file includes misfiled documents for Regt. # 1595 Garland Ridout.
LAWRENCE, Arthur H. Bonavista, Bonavista District 2002 19 John W. Lawrence (p) Bank clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KELLY, Peter John St. John's 1244 22 Mary Ann Kelly (p) Carpenter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, James J. Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2181 24 Mrs. Francis Wall (o) Papermaker 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF
GARLAND, John William Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 5804 24 John Garland (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WESTERN, William 61 George Street, St. John's 0-242 - 2570 21 Mrs. Phillip Western (p) Packer 1916 Methodist No No
PHILLIPS, John G. Twillingate, Twillingate District 6148 19 James Phillips (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
SPRY, Herbert Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 275 21 William Parsons (o) Shoemaker 1914 No No
ANTLE, Peter Turks Cove, Trinity district 5604 21 Philip Antle (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Also contains four documents relating to Service # 663 John Antle.
TAYLOR, Max Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5176 19 Richard Taylor (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PARSONS, John William Freshwater, Bay de Verde district 3920 25 John C. Parsons (p) Clergy 1917 Methodist No No PDF See Regt. # 654 for misfiled document
HODDINOTT, Walter J. Indian Islands, Fogo District 8091 18 Mary Ann Hoddinott (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
PALFREY, William 8 Queen Street, St. John's 4466 18 Mrs. A. Palfrey (p) Barber 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROSE, Wilfred John Golf Avenue, St. John's 217 19 John Robert Rose (p) Candy maker 1914 Methodist No No
BARRY, Michael Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3761 18 James Barry (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
FREEBAIRN, Charles A. Ferryland, Ferryland District 2811 19 Dr. Robert Freebairn (p) 1916 No No File missing.
WALSH, Michael Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 4954 24 Edward Walsh (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Edward Dildo, Trinity District 5221 21 Jacob Smith (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CURTIS, Doyle Botwood, Twillingate District 1552 19 Thomas Curtis (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No PDF
CARAVAN, Andrew Pierce Long Island, Twillingate District 740 19 William Caravan (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
MOORE, Gordon Martin 76 Circular Road, St. John's 2998 18 Laura Noore (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ABBOTT, Solomon Pools Island, Bonavista District 4818 18 Adam Abbott (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REID, Elijah Dildo, Trinity District 5024 31 John Reid (o) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
LEE, Harry Nash McCallum Harbour, Fortune District 1549 19 Caroline Lee (p) Carpenter 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNY, Garland English Harbour, Trinity District 3438 20 Francis Penny (p) Teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TURNER, James Topsail Road, St. John's 5250 18 Thomas Turner (p) Operator 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUMBY, Henry Summerville, Bonavista Bay 4517 21 James Humby (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No