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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 Kinsort descending Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
PARSONS, Edward Bell Island, St. John's East District 6074 18 Edward Parsons (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PAYNE, Leslie Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5123 19 Edward Payne (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PAYNE, Wilson Winterhouse Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5649 23 Edward Payne (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PEDDLE, William Port Blandford, Bonavista District 4862 23 Edward Peddle (p) Lumberman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNEY, Michael Avondale, Harbour Main District 5787 23 Edward Penney (p) Fireman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PENNEY, Robert 36 Hutching Street, St. John's 559 23 Edward Penney (p) Blacksmith 1914 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, March 20, 1918 Variant spelling of name - Penny
PENTON, Ignatius Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 2589 25 Edward Penton (o) Lumberman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
MURPHY, Michael F. St. John's 754 20 Edward Power (o) Baker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, William T. St. John's 780 19 Edward Power (p) Stove fitter 1914 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, Thomas Tilting, Fogo District 3850 19 Edward Power (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
REID, Charles Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 4280 19 Edward Reid (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
RIDGLEY, Hubert Little Bay West, Fortune District 2951 21 Edward Ridgley (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 See also service #3444, Charles Richards, for POW account
ROGERS, James 40 Breen Street, St. John's 4194 18 Edward Rogers (p) Shell maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
RONAYNE, Paul F. Tors Cove, Ferryland District 3344 25 Edward Ronayne (p) Station agent 1916 Roman Catholic No No
ROWE, William Norris Arm, Twillingate District 5722 23 Edward Rowe (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
RUSSELL, Melville Royston 82 Freshwater Road, St. John's 2365 18 Edward Russell (p) Letter carrier 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
RUSSELL, John St. John's 917 18 Edward Russell (p) Confectioner 1915 Methodist No No
SAUNDERS, Alonzo Cape Cove, Fogo District 6028 21 Edward Saunders (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SHARMAN, Victor Lionel Camberwell, London, England, United Kingdom 8321 22 Edward Sharman (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service.
SHEA, Thomas Torbay, St. John's East District 3185 19 Edward Shea (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SHEEHAN, John Joseph 5 Howe Place, St. John's - 2 Hunts Lane, St. John's 35 23 Edward Sheehan (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, December 27, 1917 I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel; Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.
SKEANS, William Boat House Lane, St. John's 1176 28 Edward Skeans (p) Chauffeur 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Edward Manuels, Harbour Main District 5164 18 Edward Smith (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SPRY, Martin 39 Casey Street, St. John's 4392 18 Edward Spry (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SQUIRES, Edward St. Phillips, St. John's West District 5099 22 Edward Squires (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ST. CROIX, William Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 4400 18 Edward St. Croix (p) Expressman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SULLIVAN, Arthur Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 998 19 Edward Sullivan (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TAYLOR, Edmund Harbour Grace South, Harbour Grace District 2621 19 Edward Taylor (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917 Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1417X.
TIPPLE, Austin Gerald St. George, St. George District 583 20 Edward Tipple (p) Telegraph operator 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Austen; transcribed on Descriptive Report on Enlistment: Arthur
TUFF, James Roy 51 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 23 20 Edward Tuff (p) Plumber 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 28, 1917 I.
VOISEY, Herbert Lawrence St. John's 1566 19 Edward Voisey (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, Michael Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 4954 24 Edward Walsh (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WARREN, Gilbert S. Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 1649 17 Edward Warren (p) Farmer 1915 Methodist No No
WAUGH, James Thomas Grand Falls, Twillingate District 1531 20 Edward Waugh (p) Telegraph operator 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WELLS, Clarence Augustus Grand Falls, Twillingate District 730 21 Edward Wells (p) Clerk 1914 No No
WHITE, Edward Peters River, Placentia-St. Marys District 2325 21 Edward White (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1918
WINTERS, William John Paul Island, Labrador 1852 23 Edward Winters Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WOODLAND, Samuel Greenspond, Bonavista District 3169 18 Edward Woodland (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
WOODMAN, Kenneth New Harbour, Trinity District 1627 21 Edward Woodman (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
COLBOURNE, Beadon S Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 1675 27 Edwin B. Colbourne (p) Grocer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
EDGAR, Edwin Greenspond, Bonavista District 737 19 Edwin Edgar (p) Apprentice engineer 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
KING, William New Bonaventure, Trinity District 4519 18 Edwin King (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LOVELESS, Herbert J. Greenspond, Bonavista District 4387 18 Edwin Loveless (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
MOXLEY, John Charles Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3420 22 Edwin Moxley (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PECKFORD, Osmull Charles Brook, Twillingate District 8243 19 Edwin Peckford (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Oswell.
UPSHALL, Christopher Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5920 20 Edwin Upshall (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BISHOP, Alexander Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 57 20 El. Bishop (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHEPPARD, William F. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8021 19 Eldred Sheppard (p) Electrician 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHEPPARD, George Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3951 26 Eldred Sheppard (p) Pattern maker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MORRIS, Selby Allan Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 2790 19 Eleanor Morris (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No