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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 ascending Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
ANSTEY, Cecil Twillingate, Twillingate District 6020 28 James Anstey (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCGRATH, James 7 Bambrick Street, St. John's 3215 20 Andrew McGrath (p) Sailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No
JONES, Richard North Wales, United Kingdom 3268 18 Margaret Jones (p) Sailor 1916 Methodist No No
RYAN, Bernard 195 New Gower Street, St. John's 123 19 Charles Ryan (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic - Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Discrepancy in religion
SPENCER, Thomas Leslie Fortune, Burin District 858 19 William Spencer (p) Sailor 1914 Methodist No No
READER, Charles London, England, United Kingdom 4172 18 Mrs. Louie Reader (p) Sailor 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TAVERNER, Henry Hearts Content, Trinity District 3316 18 Mrs. Henry Rowe (p) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16 ; Discrepancy in spelling of name - Tavener, Tavenor.
MURPHY, John Port Royal, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3582 17 William Murphy (p) Sailor 1917 Roman Catholic No No PDF
SUTTON, William Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1726 20 Mrs. William Sutton (s) Sailor 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
MOORE, Alexander Codroy Valley, St. George District 2997 22 Josephine Moore (p) Sailor 1916 No No
PENNY, Augustus Holyrood, Harbour Main District 1399 22 Helen Penney (p) Sailor 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ANDERSON, Elias Burgeo Reach, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3249 22 Mary Susan Anderson (s) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Transferred to the Trawler Section, Royal Naval Reserve in October 1918.
SPICER, Jacob Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6029 23 William Spicer (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KELLY, Thomas Joseph Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 178 23 James Kelly (p) Sailor 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
POWER, John 22 Pleasant Street, St. John's 5410 21 Mary Power (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PICCO, Joseph St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District 6056 21 Dennis Picco (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
YOUNG, Harry McNeil Street, St. John's 3207 18 James Young (p) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RYAN, Gerald Francis St. John's 1061 19 Helen Ryan (p) Sailor 1915 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: attestation paper completed as Jeremiah, signature is variously Jeremiah /Jerry / Gerald. Named in mother's correspondence as Gerald.
CHAPMAN, William Rencontre, Hermatige Bay, Fortune District 5563 20 James Chapman (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also lists Burgeo as district in some of the correspondence.
KNOTT, Cecil James Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2882 18 Robert Knott (p) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Wednesday, May 2, 1917 POW Date: 1917
KEEPING, Mack Fortune, Burin District 3299 19 Mary Keeping (p) Sailor 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
WALSH, John Joseph 10 Codners Lane, St. John's 3226 27 Johanna Walsh (p) Sailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1354X
BAILEY, Albert Georges Brook, Trinity District 5027 20 Peter Bailey (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
SHANNAHAN, Robert D. Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 3133 20 John Shannahan (p) Sailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No
LAKE, Philip J. Fortune, Burin District 4403 20 Thomas Lake (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
FIANDER, Samuel Coombs Cove, Fortune District 467 20 Samuel Fiander (p) Sailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BEARNS, George Grand Bank, Burin District 4636 23 Jacob Bearns (o) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
FUDGE, Freeman Belleoram, Fortune District 3538 19 John Fudge (p) Sailor 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VATCHER, Sandy W. Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5071 21 Elizabeth Vatcher (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MANSFIELD, Edward St. John's 749 30 James Mansfield (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HARDING, Joseph William Greenspond, Bonavista District 3720 27 James Harding (p) Sailor 1917 Methodist No No
LAMBERT, Benjamin Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 1748 25 Elizabeth Lambert (p) Sailor 1915 Methodist No No
GRIFFIN, James Patrick Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 577 22 Mrs. John Sullivan (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HART, William Change Islands, Fogo District 5888 22 George Hart (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TUBRETT, Leo Holyrood, Harbour Main District 5795 19 Thomas Tubrett (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TOBIN, Peter Joseph 48 Codners Street, St. John's 3233 22 Mary Tobin (p) Sailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MERCER, John Hayward Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 5902 25 Levi Mercer (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
FUDGE, George Muddy Hole, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4323 21 John Fudge (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Saturday, June 22, 1918
WHITEWAY, Alder Nicholas St. John's 1060 23 Jane Whiteway (p) Sailor 1915 Methodist No No
SIMMONDS, William Thomas 60 Hamilton Street, St. John's 349 25 Lily Simmonds (s) Sailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
RIDEOUT, Edwin Pierce Grand Falls, Twillingate District 228 20 William Rideout (p) Sailor 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 27, 1918
WARREN, George Edward Fox Island, Burgeo- LaPoile District 5583 22 John Warren (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, Albert McCallum, Fortune District 5796 20 Catherine Simms (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OTOOLE, Allan Caplin Bay, Ferryland District 3073 18 Mary O'Toole (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service
MANSFIELD, James J. 119 New Gower Street, St. John's 3041 32 May Mansfield (p) Sailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1269X
KING, George Harbour Breton, Fortune District 5495 23 Mary Stone (o) Sailor 1918 Salvation Army No No
PARDY, Charles Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 6153 26 Charles Pardy (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARNES, Harold Belleoram, Fortune District 6158 23 Albert Barnes (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, Frederick Catalina, Trinity District 5340 24 Mariah Brown (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WILLIAMS, Alexander Springdale, Twillingate District 2051 21 Lucy Williams (p) Sailor 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916