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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 Occupationsort descending Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
PAINTER, George T. Harbour Breton, Fortune District 3506 23 Mrs. Arthur Painter (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARROTT, Alfred Bonaventure, Trinity District 4326 18 Saul Parrott (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
UPWARD, Robert Harry's Harbour, Green Bay, Twillingate district 1195 24 Leander Upward (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
HOYLES, Raymond Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5165 22 William Hoyles (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TRACEY, William Carrolls Cove, Labrador 3422 23 John Tracey (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers contained in service #13.
LACEY, Edward La Scie, St. Barbe District 5667 18 James Lacey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BURSEY, George Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District 2677 21 Andrew Bursey (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, October 2, 1918
HISCOCK, John Winterton, Trinity District 5310 20 Albert Hiscock (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MERCER, William Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 5369 25 Charles Mercer (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NEWMAN, Leonard Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 5981 26 Samuel Newman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SAUNDERS, Fred J. Griguet, St. Barbe District 1913 19 Mrs. Joseph Bussey (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
MULLETT, George Wesleyville, Bonavista District 2760 18 Noah Mullett (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No PDF
HAPGOOD, George Flat Island, Bonavista District 3807 18 Abraham Hapgood (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
LEARY, Charles Brigus, Port de Grave District 1284 21 Margaret Leary (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
ROBINSON, George Shoe Cove, Cape John, Twillingate District 5628 19 Fanny Robinson (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CROCKER, Edwin Swift Current, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5962 19 John Crocker (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GATES, Hooper Southside, Ragged Point, Twillingate District 2444 24 Mrs. Mark Spencer (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No Includes a photograph of his wife.
BANFIELD, Albert W. Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 1687 22 Samuel Banfield (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUSSEY, Hayward St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Mary's District 6120 23 George Hussey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HOLLETT, Morgan Burin, Burin District 5570 20 John Hollett (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DODGE, John English Harbour East, Fortune District 6138 24 George Dodge (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HILLIER, Amos George Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District 8418 41 Freddie Hillier (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WICKS, Garfield Pools Island, Bonavista District 6145 22 George Wicks (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CURNEW, Charles Petries Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1335 22 George Robert Curnew (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No PDF See also service #1336, Joseph Ezekiel.
FREAKE, Frederick Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 5984 21 Samuel Freake (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BRAKE, Samuel Marystown, Burin District 6060 20 William Brake (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BURDEN, Solomon Curling, St. George District 5414 19 Frederick Burden (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
FOWLER, Francis Bell Island, St. John's East District 4773 19 Francis Fowlow (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Signature is Fowler; forms were completed as Fowlow.
BEAZLEY, William L. Epworth, Burin District 3303 22 Samuel Beazley (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No
COADY, Martin Marystown, Burin District 6046 24 Teresa Coady (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FENNELL, Louis M. St. Brendans, Bonavista District 1985 19 Thomas Fennell (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
POND, Levi Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 1569 20 Mary Eliza Pond (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) - Methodist No No Discrepancy in religion
SNOW, Robert Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 2565 19 Thomas Snow (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MUTFORD, Hiram G. Twillingate, Twillingate District 2464 21 Mrs. Joseph Mutford (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes Yes Saturday, November 16, 1918 POW Date: 1917 See also service #1766 for additional information; Also includes document for # 2450 Edward Janes
DRISCOLL, Arthur St. John's 1054 19 Virtue Driscoll (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
COLLINS, Ronald Middle Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4840 20 Mrs. John Collins (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARKE, Eleazer Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4692 20 Thomas Clarke (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAILEY, William Placentia Bay, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4424 22 John Bailey (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SPURRELL, Richard Hearts Ease, Random, Trinity District 1745 20 Moses Spurrell (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, April 4, 1917
JOHNSON, Augustus St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 6016 19 James Johnson (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No Variant spelling of name - recruit's signature is Johnson; forms were completed as Johnston; 1921 census lists two families of Johnson in St. Anthony.
GARLAND, John William Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 5804 24 John Garland (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GREEN, Ralph Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5232 24 Simon Green (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BAKER, Arthur Smith Sound, Trinity District 3654 24 James Baker (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, Robert Henry Newtown, Bonavista District 2721 25 Henry Parsons (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist - Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 Discrepancy in Religion.
CHAFE, Peter Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 6338 21 Mary Ann Chafe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BOUZAN, Constantine Little Bay, Twillingate District 5290 20 James Bouzan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JESSO, Leo Francis Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1812 19 Joseph Jesso (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BUFFETT, Herbert Belleoram, Fortune District 6055 20 Jeremiah Buffett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMALL, Percy Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4033 18 Jabez Small (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
HOWELL, Ambrose Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District 3813 28 Naomi (Job) Howell (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No