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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
WILLIAMS, William Wales, United Kingdom 3063 50 Mrs. William Williams (s) Musician 1918 No No Attested for short service
BURTON, Robert Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2702 19 Mrs. William Burton (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
INGRAHAM, Fred Hunts Island, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5192 22 Rachael Ingraham (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Ingram.
FLEMING, Edward 186 Water Street, St. John's 6267 19 Mary Fleming (p) Steward 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LYNCH, Archibald Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 5805 22 George Lynch (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GLADNEY, William Joseph Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 417 20 William Gladney (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
STRIDE, Norman Botwood, Twillingate District 3629 18 Sofia (George) Stride (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
PARROTT, Raymond Winterton, Trinity District 4149 21 William Parrott (p) Telegraph operator 1917 Methodist No No
BUTT, Edward St. John's 851 23 Mrs. John Butt (p) Teamster 1914 Methodist No No
HALL, Patrick Joseph Port au Port, St. George District 8245 18 Alexander Hall (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
FRAMPTON, William Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 3336 26 Lillian Frampton (s) Fisherman 1916 hurch of England (Anglican) No No
DOWDEN, George 11 Mullock Street, St. John's 4289 18 Thomas Dowden (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BLACKALL, Herbert William Grand Falls, Twillingate District - St. John's 0-86 - 448 20 W.W.Blackall (p) School teacher 1914 No No Blackall resigned his commission 10 January 1916 and joined the 46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. He died in action at Ypres 30 October 1917.
WALL, Raymond Southeast Arm, New Bay, Twillingate District 4396 18 Samuel Wall (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LISCOMBE, Joseph Botwood, Twillingate District 8504 41 Mary Liscombe (s) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No Variant spelling of name - Luscombe.
MEADEN, Edward A. Cow Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada 4624 20 Simon Meaden (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOSEWORTHY, Ernest Ivan St. John's 1098 23 Sarah Noseworthy (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
GORDON, Gilbert Thomas St. John's 64 37 Mrs. McNab (o) 1914 No No Granted commission to Gordon Highlanders, Nov. 1914. File missing. Information from ledger.
STARKS, Eli Kings Point, Twillingate District 5654 19 Annie Starks (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LANE, Walter St. Brendans, Bonavista District 4847 30 Mary Ann (Daniel) Broders (o) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STRATTON, Cecil Valleyfield, Bonavista District 2717 19 Mr. Abram Stratton (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
PEACH, Peter Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 3666 19 Richard Peach (p) Miner 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BELMORE, Robert Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1070 21 Lizzie Belmore (o) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MATE, Joseph Port Rexton, Trinity District 3608 21 Mary (Henry) Mate (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COOPER, Albert John Bonavista, Bonavista District 3771 22 Alfred Cooper (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: Albert Cooper; John Cooper; G. Cooper; Herbert Cooper.
DAVIS, Edwin Safe Harbour, Bonavista District 3668 19 William Davis (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
TAYLOR, Eli Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 3672 18 Emily (Eli) Taylor (p) Fireman 1917 No No
HOUNSELL, Albert Allan Pound Cove, Bonavista Bay 4848 22 Henry Hounsell (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WARREN, Simeon La Scie, St. Barbe District 4179 19 John Warren (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No See Regt. # 654 for misfiled document
BUTT, Samuel H. St. George, St. George District 3033 34 Susan Butt (p) Engineer 1916 Methodist No No
YOUNG, Roland North West Arm, Twillingate District 8361 21 Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BRENTON, John Samuel Bulls Cove, Burin District 2932 18 Henry Brenton (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMALL, Titus Lewisporte, Twillingate District 1389 19 Pannana Small (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
STICK, James Robin Jr. 5 Devon Row, St. John's 0-18 - 46 26 James R. Stick (p) Commercial traveller 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF I - Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel; several pages were filmed in negative format; Formal name is James Robins Stick; commonly referred to as Robin.
HISCOCK, Edward Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 4452 18 Eli Hiscock (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16
THOMPSON, Isaac Big Bight, Gander Bay, Fogo District 3125 21 Charles Thompson (o) Labourer 1916 Methodist No No
SULLIVAN, Michael Edward Kings Cove, Bonavista District 1763 19 James Sullivan (of Edward) (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SEAWARD, John Cupids, Port de Grave District 8290 17 Frederick Seaward (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
NORMORE, Samuel Bell Island, St. John's East District 2735 19 Hannibal Normore (p) Miner 1916 Methodist No No
BARRETT, Harvey Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District 2807 19 Silas Barrett (p) Miner 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers misfiled with Regt. #13, repeated on reel 173
SHAVE, William Burton Fogo, Fogo District 543 19 W.H. Shave (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
GEORGE, Richard Harvey New Harbour, Trinity District 1790 19 Edmond John George (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUDDY, James Epworth, Burin District 3876 18 William Huddy (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
CLARK, Alexander Delby's Cove, Trinity District 8351 29 Clara M. Clark (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
GOSSE, William Joseph Torbay, St. John's East District 963 19 Maude Gosse (o) Plumber 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CURTIS, Frederick Kings Cove, Bonavista District 2774 23 Thomas Curtis (p) Seaman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOORE, Henry Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom 2138 49 Mrs. Morre (s) Musician 1916 Presbyterian No No Attested for short service
MARTIN, George W. 17 Brazils Square, St. John's 5020 23 James Martin (o) Banker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FRY, Albert Long Beach, Bonavista Bay 5351 20 Richard Fry (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCGRATH, James 55 Casey Street, St. John's 104 19 John McGrath (p) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No