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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
DOBBIN, Joseph Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District 2538 19 David Dobbin (p) Miner 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, October 18, 1918
MANUEL, Samuel W. Exploits, Twillingate District 0-70 - 1204 22 Mary Jane Manuel (p) 1915 Yes No Sunday, March 4, 1917
VAIL, Herman 25 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 5282 21 George Vail (p) Railroad section man 1918 Methodist Yes No Friday, December 20, 1918
HOLLOWAY, Albert Brooklyn, Bonavista District 3797 20 Samson Holloway (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 17, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included.
WISEMAN, Marcus Stanley Hearts Delight, Trinity District 3332 20 James Wiseman (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
MANNING, Augustine Joseph 31 Gower Street, St. John's 177 21 James Manning (p) Printer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, June 1, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included.
COLBERT, Ronald Red Head Cove, Bay de Verde District 5188 21 John Colbert (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, June 7, 1918
SHORT, James Baileys Cove, Bonavista District 1086 22 Louisa Russell (nee Short) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
OSMOND, Douglas McNeil Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 306 24 Joseph Baine Osmond (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 8, 1916
BURT, Eric St. John's 1152 19 Jemima Burt (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
DONNELLY, James John 169 Gower Street, St. John's 0-92 Bridget Donnelly (p) 1915 Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 PDF Attestation papers not included
MACKAY, Walter Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4105 18 Herbert Mackay (p) Telegraph operator 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, October 2, 1918
OBRIEN, Justin 50 Colonial Street, St. John's 3476 18 Michael O'Brien (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, October 20, 1918
EVANS, Henry St. John's 1245 21 Mrs. Evans (p) Butcher 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HYNES, William Patrick St.Brendans, Bonavista District 2726 22 James Hynes (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BARRETT, Leonard Josiah 30 Springdale Steet, St. John's 372 19 Maude Barrett (p) Jeweller 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MILLS, Joseph Burlington, Twillingate District 4333 24 Azarilla Mills (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 17, 1918
HAMEN, Richard Joseph Marystown, Burin District 3037 19 Benjamin Hamen (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 25, 1921
HEALEY, William James. Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 2984 18 John Healey (p) Office clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 3, 1918 CWGC
HANN, Robert Trout River, St. Barbe District 3915 26 James Hann (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
PENNEY, Arthur Joseph 113 Longs Hill, St. John's 6 22 Arthur Penney (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
WHITE, William Loon Bay, Twillingate District 345 27 Levi White (p) Lumberman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MYER, Albert John St. John's 1143 19 Julia Myer (p) Cooper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 14, 1917 Newspaper clipping reporting his death by drowning upon return to Newfoundland included. Died 14 July, 1917. CWGC
HILLIARD, Silas New Harbour, Trinity District 1970 18 Alexander Hilliard (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, August 24, 1917
PITCHER, Charles Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District 2319 19 Cornelius Pitcher (p) Papermaker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
JANES, George Britannia Cove, Trinity District 3350 22 Henry Janes Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
MERCER, Robert Blaketown, Trinity District 1928 24 Eloil Mercer (p) Oiler 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
CLUETT, Henry Garnish, Fortune District 3900 22 Stephen Cluett (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, April 10, 1918
TWYNE, Abraham J. Hauling Point, St. Barbe District 3259 23 James Twyne (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, March 28, 1918
LITTLE, James H. Bonavista, Bonavista District 2964 21 Samuel Little (p) School teacher 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
EDGECOMBE, Edward Francis 157 Casey Street, St. John's 40 23 Elizabeth Edgecombe (p) Carpenter 1914 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, August 21, 1917
SMART, Frank Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 3578 18 Fannie (Samuel) Smart (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, May 22, 1917
BENNETT, William Stephenville, St. George District 1071 22 Josephine Bennett (p) Carpenter 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 PDF Variant spelling of name - Benoit
PAYNE, Stephen Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2674 19 Robert Payne (p) Shoemaker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Thursday, May 10, 1917 POW Date: 1917
ASPELL, John Joseph St. John's 1126 20 John Aspell (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, March 27, 1918
KNOWLING, William A. Little River, Codroy Valley, St. George District 1693 18 George Knowling (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
PHELAN, William A. Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 2001 18 James Phelan (p) Checker 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
TAYLOR, Richard H. 5 Maxse Street, St. John's 1973 21 C.F. Taylor (p) Accountant 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
EVANS, Joseph Wellington 41 John Street, St. John's 181 26 Jethro Evans (p) Fireman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BLANDFORD, George Herring Neck, Twillingate District 3237 23 Emma Blandford (s) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, September 16, 1917
MOLLOY, William St. Lawrence, Burin District 3028 20 Michael Molloy (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, November 21, 1917
PENNEY, Simeon Toop Deer Harbour, Trinity District 2767 24 Samuel Penney (o) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Friday, March 16, 1917
GRANT, James B. St. John's 2179 23 John Grant (p) Carpenter 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, April 19, 1917
OKEEFE, William Joseph 28 Fleming Street, St. John's 521 23 Peter O'Keefe (p) Fireman 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HARVEY, Nathaniel Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District 4159 20 William Harvey (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, September 25, 1920 Date of Death: 25 September, 1920. CWGC.
PECKFORD, Edward Gander Bay, Fogo District 1656 18 Elizabeth Peckford (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, August 29, 1916
LILLY, William Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1034 20 James Lilly (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
MOYES, Allan Topsail, Harbour Main District 546 23 Annie Maria Moyes (p) Brakesman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
RICKETTS, Thomas Westport, White Bay, St. Barbe District 4020 23 Elizabeth Pitman (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
DICKS, Almer Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3539 18 Frederick Dicks (p) Sailor 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918 See also service #0-183, Norman Alexander McLeod