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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
WHITE, Sandy [Alexander] Tickle Cove, Bonavista District 4728 22 John White (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested as Sandy White; later documents completed as Alexander
BARNES, Lewis Harbour Mille, Fortune District 6308 21 Charles Barnes (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOW, Ernest Albert Griquet, St. Barbe District 1912 18 Stephen Snow (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Everett.
FRY, Albert Long Beach, Bonavista Bay 5351 20 Richard Fry (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARDING, George Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3165 24 Phoebe Lang (p) Fisherman 1916 No No
TUFF, John Templeman, Bonavista District 5867 20 William Tuff (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HICKS, Hubert Bonavista, Bonavista District 5847 20 Solomon Hicks (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
AVERY, William Greenspond, Bonavista District 2861 & 8053 21 Eliza Avery (s) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No See service number 8053; Avery transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. # 2862 on attestation form; # 2861 in service ledger; see service # 8053 for service file
GRANDY, Reginald Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 1684 26 Ann Grandy (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MAYO, William Burin, Burin District 5589 20 Albert Mayo (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
AYERS, George F. Point Crewe, Lamaline, Burin District 3658 23 Philip Ayers (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRYANT, Charles Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 3623 18 Herbert Bryant (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
SHEPPARD, Frank Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District 4167 19 Eli Sheppard (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ALLEN, Thomas Burin, Burin District 3333 18 Alice Bugden (o) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: Signature is Allen; documents also use Allan.
WELLS, James Curling, St. George District 5406 19 James Joseph Wells (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STICKLAND, Kenneth Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 4821 22 Jane Stickland (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CAVE, Absalom Change Islands, Fogo District 4395 24 William Cave (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARKS, Chesley Long Cove Point, Burin District 1950 18 Charles Marks (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, July 31, 1918
BURSEY, Harry Salt Pond, Lewisporte, Twillingate District 5292 23 Joseph Bursey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
RANDELL, Thomas Little Harbour, Twillingate District 3252 24 William Randell (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DINNEY, George St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District 1859 21 John Dinney Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No Attestation papers not included; Variant spelling of name - Dinny, Denny.
UPWARD, William Harry's Harbour, Notre Dame Bay, St. Barbe District 3222 22 John Thomas Upward (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No See also service #2283
BRENTON, John Samuel Bulls Cove, Burin District 2932 18 Henry Brenton (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SIMMS, George Percival St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 1217 20 Herbert Simms (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WHITE, Frederick J. Princeton, Bonavista District 3542 23 Robert White (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
MESH, Joseph Keels, Bonavista District 2534 20 Mrs. William Mesh (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
KENNEDY, Jacob Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District 5809 23 Edward Kennedy (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MAYO, Bertram Foots Cove, Burin District 5590 19 Joseph Mayo (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PENNELL, George Michael Frances Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2176 19 Daniel Pennell (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BOURGOIS, John Stephenville, St. George District 5991 24 Marcel Bourgois (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Bourgeois
GOSSE, Ronald Chapel Arm, Trinity District 5245 22 Mary Gosse (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
BRADLEY, Arthur Salvage, Bonavista District 5234 19 Adam Bradley (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SEYMOUR, Lester Botwood, Twillingate District 3708 18 Louisa Seymour (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
ABBOTT, William Summerville, Bonavista District 4732 20 Job Abbott (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, Andrew Long Island, Twillingate District 3377 21 Job Parsons (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
CASSELL, Darius Hooping Harbour, St. Barbe District 4069 19 Thomas Cassell (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
JORDAN, Felix Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 3335 19 Joseph Jordan (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic 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
BRAZIL, Harold Roderick Garnish, Fortune District 4270 23 Benjamin Brazil (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
STONE, Robert Bonaventure, North Side, Trinity District 2100 19 William Stone (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DIAMOND, Abijah Flowers Cove, St. Barbe District 5676 20 George Diamond (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
KEHOE, Isaac Burin, Burin District 4169 25 Frank Penny (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HISCOCK, George Codroy, St. George District 6189 22 William Hiscock (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHEA, Michael Joseph Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 1750 19 James Shea Sr. (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917
MERCER, Ernest Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 4462 20 William Mercer (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FELTHAM, Luke Greenspond, Bonavista District 3865 19 Edward Feltham (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEALEY, Gerald Blackhead, St. John's West District 5361 22 Joseph Healey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BAVIS, John T. Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District 5117 23 Veronica Bavis (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MANSFIELD, Michael Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 3590 20 Patrick Mansfield (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
COMBDEN, George Barr'd Island, Fogo District 5982 24 Lydia Combden (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Combdon.