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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 ascending Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
ROBERTS, Frank 7 Balsam Street, St. John's 383 22 Samuel Roberts (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 23, 1915
ROACH, Samuel Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 4494 19 Samuel Roach (p) Student 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also contains documents relating to service #4994, William McGrath. Variant spelling of name: Roache, Roche.
RIDEOUT, Ford Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 3736 22 Samuel Rideout (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
OAKLEY, Walter H. Port Blandford, Bonavista District 8095 24 Samuel R. Oakley (p) 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
BILLARD, Wilson Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4294 18 Samuel R. Billard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
QUINLIN, Arthur Birchy Bay, Twillingate District 5975 19 Samuel Quinlin (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No Discrepancy in name: Quinlan, Quinlon, Quinton, Quintan
PRINCE, John Princeton, Bonavista District 3566 19 Samuel Prince (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PRESTON, Stanley Pools Island, Bonavista District 2576 26 Samuel Preston (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
POTTLE, Levi Groswater Bay, Labrador 4175 23 Samuel Pottle (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
PITTMAN, James W. New Perlican, Trinity District 2704 27 Samuel Pittman (p) Accountant 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 11, 1920 Died 11 October, 1920. Pneumonia. CWGC.
PINSENT, Willis G. Brighton, Twillingate District 5525 20 Samuel Pincent (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No Variant spelling of name - Pincent
PHILLIPS, John Bonavista, Bonavista District 5890 22 Samuel Philips (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PERRY, Cecil Newtown, Bonavista District 4052 20 Samuel Perry (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
PERRY, Percie Newtown, Bonavista District 4181 27 Samuel Perry (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, March 20, 1918 Recorded on forms as Peirce; Signature and CWGC is Percie / Percy; Variant: Pierce
PENNEY, Arthur Bell Island, St. John's East District 4425 18 Samuel Penney (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
PENNEY, Esau Deer Harbour, Trinity District 987 27 Samuel Penney (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
PENNEY, Simeon Toop Deer Harbour, Trinity District 2767 24 Samuel Penney (o) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Friday, March 16, 1917
PARSONS, Sidney Turks Bight, Notre Dame Bay 2082 24 Samuel Parsons (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Sydney; signature is Sidney.
PARMITER, Norman Topsail, Harbour Main District 3929 18 Samuel Parmiter (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 15, 1918
OXFORD, Henry Rencontre, Fortune District 2926 17 Samuel Oxford (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STEELE, Owen William 100 Water Street, St. John's 0-89 - 326 27 Samuel Owen Steele (p) 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 8, 1916 I - See also service #0-78 -395.
STEELE, James Robert St. John's 0-161 - 926 26 Samuel Owen Steele (p) Salesman 1915 Congregationalist No No I
NOSEWORTHY, Chesley 184 Duckworth Street, St. John's 669 20 Samuel Noseworthy (p) Tinsmith 1914 Methodist No No
NEWMAN, Leonard Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 5981 26 Samuel Newman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NEWHOOK, Reginald Normans Cove, Trinity District 5120 23 Samuel Newhook (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
MAYO, James J. Creston, Placentia District 6037 22 Samuel Mayo (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MAYO, John Hubert Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5569 19 Samuel Mayo (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MAYO, Fletcher Bulls Cove, Burin District 3017 20 Samuel Mayo (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
MARTIN, Samuel Shoe Cove, Twillingate District 4021 19 Samuel Martin (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MARCH, John Port au Port, St. George District 5425 18 Samuel March (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MANUEL, Hallett Norris Arm, Twillingate District 1838 19 Samuel Manuel (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
LITTLE, James H. Bonavista, Bonavista District 2964 21 Samuel Little (p) School teacher 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
LEGGE, Caleb Hearts Delight, Trinity District 5503 23 Samuel Legge (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEE, Thomas Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 8206 22 Samuel Lee (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEDREW, Philip Change Islands, Fogo District 5958 19 Samuel LeDrew (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
LANE, Leander Deer Island, Bonavista District 5381 20 Samuel Lane (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LAMBERT, John Southport, Random, Trinity District 1744 20 Samuel Lambert Sr. (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, April 6, 1916
KNIGHT, Egbert Henry Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District 3953 26 Samuel Knight (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
KING, Hugh Allan New Bonaventure, Trinity District 5156 22 Samuel King (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENDELL, George Pushthrough, Fortune District 5582 20 Samuel Kendell (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEAN, John Pound Cove, Bonavista District 6131 20 Samuel Kean (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUTCHINGS, Mark Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 4885 18 Samuel Hutchings (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOWELL, Esau Pools Island, Bonavista District 4916 19 Samuel Howell (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HOLLETT, Nicholas Small Point, Bay de Verde District 6283 20 Samuel Hollett (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
HOLLETT, Allan Lower Small Point, Bay de Verde District 1706 23 Samuel Hollett (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HISCOCK, Lewis J. Winterton, Trinity District 3992 24 Samuel Hiscock (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HISCOCK, William Winterton, Trinity District 5347 22 Samuel Hiscock (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HEATH, George Robert St. John's 907 34 Samuel Heath (p) Hardware clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No