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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
CHAFE, Archibald H. Goulds St. John's West District 8408 22 Alfred Chafe (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENT, William 34 Spencer Street, St. John's 8413 32 Elizabeth Kent (s) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HOLLOWAY, William J. Bloomfield, Bonavista District 3725 21 Thomas Holloway (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FREEBAIRN, Charles A. Ferryland, Ferryland District 2811 19 Dr. Robert Freebairn (p) 1916 No No File missing.
DOWNEY, Michael St. John's 862 34 Mrs. Michael Downey (s) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CURTIS, Doyle Botwood, Twillingate District 1552 19 Thomas Curtis (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No PDF
LANNON, John Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 2805 18 Patrick Lannon (p) Mine engine driver 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MOORE, Gordon Martin 76 Circular Road, St. John's 2998 18 Laura Noore (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, Andrew Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 8479 42 Agnes Martin (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BEAZLEY, John Samuel Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 1742 19 William Beazley (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
REID, Elijah Dildo, Trinity District 5024 31 John Reid (o) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
DIAMOND, Frederick William Flat Island, Burin District 2332 18 John Diamond (p) Fisherman 1916 Presbyterian No Yes POW Date: 1917
FELIX, Henry Felix Cove, St. George District 4371 22 Hamiel Felix (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WAUGH, James Thomas Grand Falls, Twillingate District 1531 20 Edward Waugh (p) Telegraph operator 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
JACKMAN, Michael J. Renews, Ferryland District 8394 22 Labourer 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
WICKS, William Greenspond, Bonavista District 5482 21 William Wicks (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ROSE, Josiah Belleoram, Fortune District 6135 20 William J. Rose (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MAYO, William Burin, Burin District 5589 20 Albert Mayo (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CRANE, Nathaniel Middle Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District 5276 21 William Crane (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HILLIER, Robert New Harbour, Trinity District 1558 21 Robert Hillier (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BENOIT, Laurence Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District 8255 18 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
KENT, James 20 Georges Street, St. John's 2087 18 Peter Kent (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
POLLETT, William Archibald New Harbour, Trinity District 1641 19 James Archibald Pollett (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHEELER, Ambrose Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District 2946 22 Adam Wheeler (p) Harness maker 1916 Methodist No No
BARNES, Nathan Topsail, Harbour Main District 4593 20 Rupert Barnes (p) Blacksmith 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WINTER, John A. Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 4091 21 William Winter (p) Machinist 1917 Roman Catholic No No
COOZE, John 5162 5162 21 Charles Cooze (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
YOUNG, Walter Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 5993 21 Agnes Young (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GILLARD, Douglas 14 Pilots Hill, St. John's 2423 24 Mary Gillard (s) Carpenter 1916 Methodist No No
JOHNSTON, James Port Rexton, Trinity District 3523 22 Noah Johnston (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOSSE, Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 4584 20 George Gosse (p) Miner 1918 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
COFFIN, Joseph Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 5987 24 George Coffin (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CASE, William Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde district 4588 18 John Case (p) Assistant surveyor 1918 Methodist No No
DAWE, Dorman Seldom Come By, Fogo District 5485 19 Samuel Dawe (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DURDLE, Ernest Bonavista, Bonavista District 5882 20 Philip Durdle (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, Arthur Witless Bay, Ferryland District 5035 24 Edward Murphy Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers not included
HART, Stewart Change Islands, Fogo District 8168 20 David Hart (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
PADDICK, Levi Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2558 18 James Paddick (p) Moulder in foundry 1916 Methodist No No PDF
RYAN, Joseph F. Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4747 24 Darius Ryan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LITTLE, Ronald Bonavista, Bonavista District 5831 - 6235 23 George Little (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No He is enlisted again at the age of 24
SHEPPARD, Richard John Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 0-88 - 282 22 Constable J. Sheppard (p) Traveller 1914 No No
FARNELL, Wallace Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 8453 44 Helena Farnell (s) Millwright 1917 Presbyterian No No
NOSEWORTHY, Pierce Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District 5544 20 Nathaniel Noseworthy (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LAGATDU, Yvsey Cape St. George, St. George District 8442 18 Yvsey Lagatdu (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Yvsey on attestation papers; common spelling is Yves.
BAGGS, George Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 3919 21 Moses Baggs (p) Teacher 1917 Methodist No No
WEIR, Harold Petty Harbour, St. John's West district 8127 20 Mary A. Weir (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
HOWLETT, James Joseph Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District 3313 19 John Howlett (p) Farmer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
LOUGHLIN, Albert Flat Island, Burin District 5872 19 Eliza Hipditch (p) - Edward Loughlin (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BISHOP, Heber Long Pond, Harbour Main District 3931 21 Eli Bishop (p) Labourer 1917 Salvation Army No No