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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
POPE, Walter Pools Island, Bonavista District 5259 22 Frederick Pope (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KELLY, Edward Wickford Street, St. John's 4072 18 Michael Kelly (p) Sailor 1917 Roman Catholic No No
QUINTON, William Princeton, Bonavista District 2738 18 Jolliffe Quinton (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
NOFTALL, Michael Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District 5635 24 Michael Noftall (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GOOBIE, Clarence Elliotts Cove, Trinity District 2575 22 John Goobie (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic - Methodist No No Discrepancy in religion
ATWOOD, Kenneth Safe Harbour, Bonavista District 2340 22 Thomas Atwood (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
WILLEY, Alexander J. Carbonear, Carbonear District 0-309 - 2635 20 Rev. F.G. Willey (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
SUTTON, William Pushthrough, Bonavista Bay, Fortune 3529 18 James Sutton (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MORRIS, William Trouty, Trinity District 2316 18 George Morris (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEMEE, Michael Joseph Francis St. John's 911 20 Francis Lemee (p) Engineer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BURKE, William Conne River, Fortune District 6323 20 Matthew Burke (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DARBY, Cyril Roy Ships Cove, Burin District 3150 23 Stephen A. Darby (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
KAVANAGH, William Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5777 20 James Kavanagh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KIRBY, John Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 5814 18 Philip Kirby (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GRACE, William A. 10 Knight Street, St. John's 0-119 - 2259 19 John Grace (p) Foreman 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
HARVEY, Guy W. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-194 30 Mrs. John Harvey (p) Civil engineer 1917 No No Also see #0-33, Gerald Cockburn Harvey, for documents relating to this soldier.
HEFFERTON, Samuel Newtown, Bonavista District 4375 22 Jacob Hefferton (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NURSE, Alfred Champneys, Trinity District 3293 26 Annie Walters (o) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ERLEY, Joseph Freshwater Road, St. John's 116 James Erley (p) Carpenter 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREEN, Percy Burlington, Twillingate District 4359 20 James Green (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HOWLETT, John Petty Harbour, St. John's West Districts 4222 18 Bridget Howlett (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Attestation forms are completed as Jack Howlett.
FOSS, Henry Snooks Arm, Twillingate District 5664 18 George Foss (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CROWELL, Parker Glenwood, Twillingate District 5524 19 William Crowell (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
HOLLETT, Frederick Spencers Cove, Long Island, Placentia Bay 4984 22 Albert Hollett (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SMALLWOOD, Frederick William St. John's 1637 23 Fred Smallwood (p) Shoemaker 1915 Methodist No No
BROWN, William Burin Bay, Burin District 4170 19 James W. Brown 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
BILLARD, Albert Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4293 19 Samuel R. Billard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name - signature is Billard, forms completed as Billiard
WOOD, Ernest 58 Gower Street, St. John's 29 25 William Wood (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FROST, William Bertram Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8109 19 Lumberman 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
BRIEN, Vincent Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 5758 22 Martin Brien (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JANES, Arthur Hants Harbour, Trinity District 6276 20 Stephen Janes (p) Steward 1918 Salvation Army No No
BRAZIL, Richard 12 1/2 Prospect Street, St. John's 2217 20 Emma Brazil (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918. Variant spelling of name - Brazill.
CLEGGE [CLEGG, E.B.]. n/a 1914 No No File missing. Officer of 9th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Attached to Newfoundland Regiment as Commanding Officer, Pond Farm Camp, Salisbury Plains.
PIERCEY, Robert Normans Cove, Trinity District 5067 24 Patience Piercey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BREEN, Edward Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8049 21 John Breen (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
CLEMENT, T.W. n/a Medical officer 1918 No No Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.
CROSS, Samuel Gambo, Bonavista District 2604 19 Henry Cross (p) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MUGFORD, John W. Codroy, St. George District 2102 25 Annie Mugford (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DUNPHY, Patrick 25 Burkes Square, St. John's 4447 18 Martin Dunphy (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
LEGROW, Frederick Pratt Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 404 23 Thomas Legrow (p) Dry goods clerk 1914 Methodist No No I
VERE-HOLLOWAY, Edward Walter St. John's 0-148 Elizabeth Vere-Holloway (s) 1915 No No I - Attestation papers not included. Temporary assignment
MULLINS, Frank Blackmarsh Road, St. John's 525 20 Patrick Mullins (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BEARNS, George Grand Bank, Burin District 4636 23 Jacob Bearns (o) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
WICKS, William T. Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District 8429 44 Emma Wicks (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TILLEY, Harry 4 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4531 22 Rebecca Tilley (p) Surveyor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - On attestation paper, Harry is written at top of form and Henry in three other points, signature and all other documents state Harry.
CHEESEMAN, Isaac Burin, Burin District 3891 18 Laurence Cheesman (p) Student 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COVEYDUCK, William Salmon Cove, Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 5400 21 James Coveyduck (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PERKS, Ambrose 2 Central Street, St. John's 2553 21 Mary Perks (p) Printer 1916 Roman Catholic No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1571X
DILLON, Stephen 448 Southside Road, St. John's 4165 18 Jane Dillon (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
WALL, James 83 Pleasant Street, St. John's 6149 19 Patrick Wall (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No