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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 ascending PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
DUNN, Augustus 53 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 4118 25 William Dunn (p) Steward 1917 Roman Catholic No No
FORWARD, Colin Carbonear, Carbonear District 6105 20 James Forward (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PYE, Walter Cape Charles, Labrador 2254 18 Ephraem Pye (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PEDDLE, William 3 Job Street, St. John's 8374 18 James Peddle (p) Shipwright 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, Bert Ordnance Street/Gower Street, St. John's 4459 23 Frank Martin (p) Accountant 1918 Congregationalist No No
DOBER, John Marystown, Burin District 6054 21 Thomas Dober (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HEFFERMAN, Raymond Cecil Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3157 18 James Hefferman (p) Paper maker 1916 Methodist No No
CURNEW, James John 36 Adelaide Street, St. John's 3009 18 Susannah Curnew (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOORE, Alexander Codroy Valley, St. George District 2997 22 Josephine Moore (p) Sailor 1916 No No
LAKE, Frederick A. 20 Pleasant Street, St. John's 2532 18 Henry Lake (p) Rope maker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
WALL, John Chapels Cove, Harbour Main District 3719 21 Alice (James) Wall (p) Miner 1917 Roman Catholic No No
JENSEN, Lewis Harbour Breton, Fortune District 5567 19 White Jensen (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents.
DEAN, Henry St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 6115 21 Mariah Dean (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
COSTELLO, Daniel Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 860 21 Daniel Costello (p) Shoe maker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BISHOP, Cyril Washington St. John's 970 19 Sarah Louisa Bishop (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74
HERRIDGE, William Hoop Cove, Fortune District 6310 21 Manuel Herridge (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNY, Cecil B. Botwood, Twillingate District 2382 19 George Penney (p) Machinist 1916 Methodist No No
INGRAM, Stanley Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 8294 19 George Ingram (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITTLE, Peter Joseph 7 Hamilton Street, St. John's 2986 18 Peter Whittle Sr. (p) Office clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
GREENE, William Howe 7 Waverley Road, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom 0-210 1916 No No PDF Attestation papers not included ; musketry instructor.
KENNY, Rupert Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 4151 19 Patrick Kenny (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Kenney.
PAYNE, Bernard Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1874 18 John Payne(p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PLOUGHMAN, Hezekiah Port Rexton, Trinity District 4929 21 William Ploughman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GARNISH [CORNISH], Thomas Rencontre, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5566 20 John Garnish [Cornish] (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name: Documents completed as Garnish; family name is Cornish.
GRANVILLE, Harry Twillingate, Twillingate District 5439 20 Robert Granville (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: Henry is written on second page of attestation paper.
SHEPPARD, Frank Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District 4167 19 Eli Sheppard (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RANDELL, Frank Port Rexton, Trinity District 3775 18 Clara (Henry) Randell (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COOPER, Obediah Comfort Cove, Twillingate District 8166 30 Claude Cooper (o) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
ARNS, William Frederick 7 Signal Hill, St. John's 2270 19 Clara (Mawtrey) Arns (s) Baker 1916 Methodist No No
PEDDELL, John Joseph 34 Pleasant Street, St. John's 705 20 William Peddell (p) Steward 1914 No No PDF Variant spelling of name - Peddle
GOSSE, Jonathan Dildo Harbour, Trinity District 2629 21 Moses Gosse (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist - Church of England No No Discrepancy in religion.
COBB, Hector Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 4038 21 George Cobb (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COOPER, Stewart Bonavista, Bonavista District 5341 19 John Cooper (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BOONE, Nathan South River, Port de Grave District 992 25 Daniel Boone (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, Benjamin 5 Patrick Street, St. John's 5295 22 Peter Murphy (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HALLETT, John Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 8193 23 Albert J. Hallett (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
MORRIS, Cyril Sharman 9 Fenchurch Street, London, England, United Kingdom 3058 17 Percy Morris (p) Student 1917 No No Attested for short service
FITZGERALD, Anthony Bonavista, Bonavista District 5843 22 Philip Fitzgerald (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GOULD, William Bay Du Nord Brook, Fortune District 5878 18 Thomas Gould (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, Frank Holyrood, Harbour Main district 161 20 William P. Walsh Policeman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
GREEN, Patrick Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District 1055 24 Mary Green (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HARRIS, Alex Bristols Hope, Carbonear District 4690 18 James Harris (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIDEOUT, George Bell Island, St. John's East District 3617 19 James Rideout (p) Miner 1917 Methodist No No
MEANEY, Levi Avondale, Harbour Main District 6186 22 Edward Meaney (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested as Levi Meaney; some documents say Leonard Meaney
NOSEWORTHY, George Herbert Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 3326 18 George Noseworthy (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
KNIGHT, Fred W. 355 Southside Road, St. John's 8502 45 Emilie Knight (s) Surveyor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OROURKE, Michael St. John's 1596 33 Margaret O'Rourke (s) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
LIDSTONE, Walter Laurenceton, Twillingate District 3994 20 Moses Lidstone (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
STEAD, Thomas W. Little Catalina, Trinity District 4350 18 George Stead (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HENNESSEY, James Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2061 18 William Hennessey (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No