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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
REID, Henry J. Freshwater Road, St. John's 513 22 John Reid (p) Moulder 1914 Methodist No No
CAREY, Edward St. John's 1370 21 Sadie Carey (p) Motorman 1915 No No
BUTLER, Charles Oakley 79 Pennywell Road, St. John's 205 20 Walter Butler (p) Motorman 1914 Salvation Army No No
MORAN, Hugh James Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 3602 22 James Moran (p) Motorman 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, April 16, 1919
KANE (KEANE), Walter Arthur St. John's 803 22 Alice Keane (o) Motor mechanic 1914 Presbyterian Yes No Monday, October 16, 1916 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Keane, Kean, Kane
SULLIVAN, John Martin St. George, St. George District 1433 19 Mary Hickey Sullivan (p) Motor man 1915 Roman Catholic No No
KNIGHT, William Blackler 355 Southside Road, St. John's 290 22 Mr. Knight (p) Motor engineer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
FIELD, Charles William 38 Prescott Street, St. John's 115 21 Samuel Field (p) Motor engineer 1914 Methodist No No
EDDY, Samuel A. North Side, Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's East District 2223 26 Elizabeth Eddy (o) Motor engineer 1916 Methodist No No
GLYNN, Frank J. 27 Pleasant Street, St. John's 5025 24 Frank Glynn (p) Motor engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LACEY, Michael 10 Sebastian Street, St. John's 2619 24 Martin Lacey (p) Motor driver 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1267X
SELLARS, Fred Moore 62 Barters Hill, St. John's 0-232 - 814 20 Stephen Sellars (p) Minister 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1918. Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916-1919.
DUCEY, Patrick Keels, Bonavista District 4489 23 Mrs. Thomas Ducey (p) Mining 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BOWE, Walter Cupids, Port de Grave District 4575 20 George Bowe (p) Mining 1918 Methodist Yes No Sunday, July 20, 1919
NEWTON, James Bell Island, St. John's East District 3585 28 Ellen Newton (p) Mining 1917 Roman Catholic No No
DAWE, Kenneth Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 4582 21 John Dawe (p) Mining 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOUCETTE, Hubert Port au Port, St. George District 4873 18 Euzeb Doucette (p) Mining 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHEELER, Walter Silverdale, Twillingate District 4071 19 John Wheeler (p) Miner[?] 1917 Methodist No No
GORMAN, Joseph Julian St. John's - Harbour Breton, Fortune District 794 19 James Gorman (p) Mineralogist 1914 Yes No Tuesday, March 30, 1915
NOSEWORTHY, Jacob Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District 8256 47 Jessie Noseworthy (s) Miner and labourer 1917 Salvation Army No No
MORRISSEY, Patrick Brigus, Port de Grave District 5077 21 Michael Morrissey (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MERCER, Albert Bell Island, St. John's East District 264 20 Edith Mercer (p) Miner 1914 Methodist No No
BRIFFETT, Edward Bryants Cove, Harbour Grace District 5906 23 Jacob Briffett (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BRYANT, Aaron Whiteway, Trinity District 847 20 Archibald Golden (o) Miner 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, January 28, 1917
ALLEN, Wilfred Thomas St. John's 263 28 Mrs. Clarke (o) Miner 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, Edward Freshwater, Bell Island, St. John's East District 5772 20 Thomas Parsons (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OBRIEN, Andrew Joseph Topsail, Harbour Main District 1375 19 Mary O'Brien (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917.
DAWSON, Augustus Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1340 20 Margaret Dawson (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
FRANCIS, Harold Community: Manuels, Harbour Main District 5386 26 James Francis (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTLER, Martin Bell Island, St. John's East District 4721 21 Edward Butler (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CONRAN, Patrick Bell Island, St. John's East District 2531 19 Mrs. James Conran (p) Miner 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
HARVEY, Albert Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District 5767 22 William Harvey (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURLEY, George Marystown, Burin District 4356 18 Naomi Murley (nee Buckland) (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
NOSEWORTHY, William Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District 8279 18 John Noseworthy (p) Miner 1917 Roman Catholic No No
NORMORE, Samuel Bell Island, St. John's East District 2735 19 Hannibal Normore (p) Miner 1916 Methodist No No
FITZGERALD, John Tilton, Harbour Grace District 5267 20 Jeremiah Fitzgerald (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BRADBURY, Hayward Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 4357 18 Abram Bradbury (p) Miner 1918 Salvation Army No No
WHITE, William M. Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde District 6204 20 Thomas White (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No Includes misfiled document for # 6004 Alpheus Burt
CHUCK, Charles Petrograde, Russia 2496 23 John Chuck (p) Miner 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, January 16, 1919
BARRETT, Harvey Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District 2807 19 Silas Barrett (p) Miner 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers misfiled with Regt. #13, repeated on reel 173
SQUIBB, Josiah Carbonear, Carbonear District 243 19 Charles Squibb (p) Miner 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 19, 1915
YETMAN, Nathan Bell Island, St. John's East District 1700 20 John Yetman (p) Miner 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
CHUCK, George Petrograde, Russia 2497 22 Miner 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
COLE, Bertram Bell Island, St. John's East District 4630 18 John Cole (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers also found on Reel 261 preceding Service # 4601
DICKS, Malcolm Bell Island, St. John's East District 4571 19 Percy Dicks (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CARROLL, Thomas Bell Island, St. John's East District 274 37 Elizabeth Carroll (s) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WELLS, David Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5653 18 Simon Wells (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
BRAZIL, Matthew Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1368 21 Thomas Brazil (o) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF
SAUNDERS, John Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5648 18 Joseph Saunders (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Sanders.
HOLMAN, Arthur Fortune Bay, Fortune District 3937 19 Jeremiah Holman (p) Miner 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No