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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
CUMMINS, Frederick St. John's 1349 19 Laura Cummins (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist No No
HOMER, Joshua Carbonear, Carbonear District 3961 18 Joseph Homer (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Homan.
LILLY, John Saddle Island, Fortune District 6063 22 Charlie Lilly (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MEANEY, Frank Brigus, Port de Grave district 8038 19 John Meaney (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
CHAPMAN, William Rencontre, Hermatige Bay, Fortune District 5563 20 James Chapman (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also lists Burgeo as district in some of the correspondence.
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).
MCDONALD, John Conne River, Fortune District 3765 19 John McDonald (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
RONAYNE, Paul F. Tors Cove, Ferryland District 3344 25 Edward Ronayne (p) Station agent 1916 Roman Catholic No No
ANTLE, Daniel Fox Cove, Burin District 2954 30 Henry Antle (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
GREENE, Frederick J. Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District 3434 19 William Green (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HIPDITCH, John Paradise, Placentia-St. Marys District 240 28 George Hipditch (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: Hepditch
WHITAKER, C.W. 0-1 1915 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Attached from 3rd Battalion, The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
MALONE, Edward Signal Hill Road, St. John's 4600 30 Miss G. Malone (o) Master pilot 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CANDOW, William St. John's 1510 25 David Candow (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No
REID, Dugald Stewart 50 Charlton Street, St. John's 1214 21 Sarah Elizabeth Reid (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PHILLIPS, Herbert 76 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 4391 19 James J. Phillips (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEWIS, Frederick A. St. John's 950 19 Richard Lewis Lumber Checker 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73
GOSSE, Maxwell Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 4431 18 George Gosse (p) Student 1918 Methodist No No
KENNEDY, Edward Joseph 6 Joy Square, St. John's 2758 19 Edward Kennedy (p) Tailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No
FAGAN, William J. Foxtrap, Harbour Main District 5763 19 George Fagan (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ABBOTT, Noah Bonavista, Bonavista District 5846 23 Robert Abbott (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
HILLIER, Leo Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District 3170 29 George Hillier (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No
MATTHEWS, Harold Walter 33 Parade Street, St. John's 358 19 Emily Matthews (p) Labourer 1914 Methodist No No
SNOW, William Joshua 54 Kings Bridge Road, St. John's 686 26 Charles Snow (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUTCHINGS, George S. 46 Scott Street, St. John's 8302 20 George P. Hutchings (p) Clerk 1917 Congregationalist 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.
WARFORD, Stanley Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 4330 21 Selenia Warford (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BENNETT, William Lewisporte, Twillingate District 4139 22 James Bennett (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
PENNEY, Clement St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4286 18 Thomas Penney (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in surname: signatures are Penny; documents are Penney: Given name incorrectly recorded as Colin on several documents and previously transcribed as Colin; correct name is Clement.
CLARKE, William Big Braha, St. Barbe District 3729 23 Mrs. Nimie[?] Chute (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MARKS, James Fox Island, Burgeo- LaPoile District 6298 19 Bertha Marks (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EDWARDS, James 50 Gower Street, St. John's 3756 27 Richard Edwards (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BLACKWOOD, Bertram Loo Cove, Bonavista District 5154 21 Eleazer Blackwood (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SHORT, Newton Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5311 19 Israel Short (p) Fisherman 1918 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
HICKS, Mark Brown Roling [Rolling] Cove, Bonavista District 940 21 George L. Hicks (p) Fisherman 1915 No No
KITCHEN, Ernest Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4647 22 Edward Kitchen (p) Fireman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GRAHAM, Ian Dick 3 Brazils Square, St. John's 2026 18 Alexander Graham (p) Roadman 1915 Methodist - Presbyterian No No Discrepancy in religion.
GOULDING, Thomas Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8291 34 Sarah A. Goulding (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Microfilm is incorrectly labelled as GOLDING.
DUCEY, Patrick Keels, Bonavista District 4489 23 Mrs. Thomas Ducey (p) Mining 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BOURGOIS, Frank Stephenville, St. George District 5693 23 Alexander Bourgois (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No Microfilm label states Alexander Bourgois. Variant spelling of name - Bourgeois
BROWN, Aubrey Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 8385 47 Maggie E. Brown (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
BASTOW, William Augustus Pennywell Road, St. John's 676 21 Francis Bastow Farmer 1914 Presbyterian No No
STANLEY, James Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 3497 39 Mary Stanley (s) Fireman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLBOURNE, Arthur Frederick Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 444 23 E.B. Colbourne (p) Blacksmith 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JUPP, Leonard John 57 Cochrane Street, St. John's 162 22 William Jupp (p) Clerk 1914 No No Brother of Clifford Henry Oliver Jupp, # 0-206 / 157
JONES, Leslie Exploits, Twillingate District 5280 19 Henry Jones (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
EDENS, Francis Augustine 39 Queen's Road, St. John's 0-137 - 2894 18 T.J. Edens (p) Bank clerk 1916 No No
RICKETTS, Josiah Jamestown, Bonavista District 5316 19 John Ricketts (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No