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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
CRAWLEY, John T Holyrood, Harbour Main District 5765 19 Patrick Crawley (p) Pipe fitter 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BURTON, Elias Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 4259 18 Archibald Burton (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
LAWLOR, Jack 67 Monkstown Road, St. John's 5078 23 Thomas Lawlor (p) Cabman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BYRNE, James Topsail Road, St. John's 4444 18 Garrett Byrne (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OSMOND, Robert Baxter Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District 4928 18 Joseph Osmond (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CHRISTIANSON, Ralph Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2595 20 Kristian Christianson (p) Paper maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TIMEWELL, Henry Alfred No information 0-180 1916 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Discharged in United Kingdom, possibily from UK
WILLIAMS, Thomas Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 5822 19 William Williams (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DOVE, Israel Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5262 25 Frederick Dove (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FUDGE, Freeman Belleoram, Fortune District 3538 19 John Fudge (p) Sailor 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NEWMAN, Robert Allan Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4245 20 Henry Newman (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ROWSELL, Solomon Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 6284 23 Mark Rowsell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARDIMAN, Charles Grand John, Fortune District 1716 21 James Hardiman (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARR, James Coram St. John's 0-288 - 3068 19 George M. Barr (p) Student 1918 Presbyterian No No Barr was a cadet with Royal Flying Corps (1917-1918) before enlisting with the Newfoundland Regiment.
PARROTT, Malcolm Winterton, Trinity District 5924 22 John Parrott (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCBAY, John Field St. John's 1030 22 Samuel McBay (p) Draper 1915 Methodist No No
STOKES, Belah Safe Harbour, Bonavista District 4707 29 Benjamin Stokes (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ROBERTS, Rendell Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3798 18 Alexander Roberts (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, Michael No information 6343 No No Attestation papers not included Discharged from the Royal Army Medical Corps and attached to Royal Newfoundland Regiment for special duty without pay.
HURLEY, Joseph Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 3593 19 Thomas Hurley (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HOLWELL, Walter 17 Feild Street, St. John's 4619 21 Mrs. Charles Holwell (p) Truckman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHAFE, Ronald M 61 Springdale Street, St. John's 0-256 - 3601 18 Levi Chafe (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, John Dildo, Trinity District 5048 25 William Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WOODRUFFE, John Sheldon 0-164 1918 No No PDF Attached from 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment
HEALEY, Patrick Black Island, Twillingate District 4337 22 John Healey (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BUNGAY, Joseph Newtown, Bonavista District 4272 20 Samuel Bungay (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, Robert Willis Little Bay Island, Twillingate District 4039 21 Annie Parsons (p) Blacksmith 1917 Methodist No No
HUNT, William Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2617 21 George Hunt (p) Miner 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FLIGHT, John Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 4509 19 James Flight (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SOPER, Llewellyn Bonavista, Bonavista District 4689 18 Joseph Soper (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ELLIS, Charles Herbert St. John's 936 23 Ella Ellis (s) Seaman 1915 Methodist No No
LLOYD, Robert Little Brook, Groswater Bay, Labrador 3955 19 James Lloyd (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHEPPARD, Stanley Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 4998 19 Abraham Sheppard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ONEILL, Leo Southside, St. John's 4062 18 Patrick O'Neill (p) Teamster 1917 No No
BRENSUN - BRENTON, Samuel Williamsport, St. Barbe District 6019 23 William Brensun (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Samuel Brenton is listed as a resident of Williamsport in the 1935 and 1945 Newfoundland census; attestation paper gives spelling as Brenceen. Variant spelling: Brencun, Brensun.
MAHER, John Badgers Quay, Bonavista District 5584 21 Thomas Maher (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MILLER, John 36 Mullock Street, St. John's 2841 30 Charles Miller (p) Draper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917
BAILEY, Albert Georges Brook, Trinity District 1613 19 Mary Bailey (p) Railroad Labourer 1915 No No Not in service ledger.
SMITH, William Manuels, Harbour Main District 4018 19 William H. Smith (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOSEWORTHY, Albert 24 Mullock Street, St. John's 8210 18 Mary Noseworthy (p) Teamster 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
YOUNG, Herbert Twillingate, Twillingate District 8365 19 Henry Young (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
SAPP, Abraham Bell Island, St. John's East District 4909 22 Les Sapp (p) Storekeeper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RIDEOUT, Michael St. John's 1756 20 Mrs. Morris Griffin (o) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MULLETT, George Wesleyville, Bonavista District 2760 18 Noah Mullett (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No PDF
MERCER, George H. Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 4553 18 Henry Mercer (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOSS, Henry Ethelbert Sailors Island, Salvage, Bonavista District 2029 21 Robert Moss (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917.
SMITH, Ernest Codroy, St. George District 5856 22 Septimus Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FOWLOW, Chesley Trinity East, Trinity District 4346 18 Albert Fowlow (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COADY, Joseph Bar Haven, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5869 24 John Coady (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DOBER, John Marystown, Burin District 6054 21 Thomas Dober (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No