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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
CHAYTOR, Herbert Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 4454 18 Fred Chaytor (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOURGOIS, Frank Stephenville, St. George District 5693 23 Alexander Bourgois (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No Microfilm label states Alexander Bourgois. Variant spelling of name - Bourgeois
SULLIVAN, Michael Edward Kings Cove, Bonavista District 1763 19 James Sullivan (of Edward) (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
OBRIEN, Andrew Joseph Topsail, Harbour Main District 1375 19 Mary O'Brien (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917.
HOGAN, Patrick Thorburn Road, St. John's 1111 27 Miss Hogan (o) - Bride Hogan (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
ROMAINE, Benjamin Bonavista, Bonavista District 4829 32 Mrs. George Romaine (p) Miner 1918 Salvation Army No No
CLARKE, George Victoria Village, Carbonear District 4599 22 Arthur Clarke (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
PENNEY, Leo V. Bell Island, St. John's East District 5097 24 Catherine Penney (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HAYNES, Robert Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 3495 18 Eleazer Haynes (p) Miner 1917 Salvation Army No No
MILLER, George Topsail, Harbour Main District 587 21 Mrs. Peter Somerton (p) Miner 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HOWELL, Charles A. Greens Harbour, Trinity District 3284 23 Charles Howell (p) Miner 1916 No No
DINNEY, Andrew Bell Island, St. John's East District 4374 19 William James Dinney (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
HINCHEY, Patrick Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 3735 19 Mary Walsh (o) Miner 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ROSS, Michael Joseph Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 250 19 Margaret Neary (p) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GOSSE, Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 4584 20 George Gosse (p) Miner 1918 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
NOSEWORTHY, Samuel Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District 8277 21 Robert Noseworthy (p) Miner 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
AUSTIN, Chesley Snooks Arm, Twillingate District 5656 20 James Austin (p) Miner 1918 Salvation Army No No
LANNON, John Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 2805 18 Patrick Lannon (p) Mine engine driver 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MANUEL, Willis Loon Bay, Twillingate District 272 27 Jane Manuel (p) Millwright 1914 Methodist No No
JENNINGS, Fred Burlington, Twillingate District 4232 26 James Jennings (p) Millwright 1917 Methodist No No
FARNELL, Wallace Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 8453 44 Helena Farnell (s) Millwright 1917 Presbyterian No No
PENNY, Arthur Nicholas Springdale, Twillingate District 229 25 Esther Penny (p) Millwright 1914 No No
HUTCHINGS, Edward Whitbourne, Trinity District 4967 23 Ambrose Hutchings (p) Millwright 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JANES, Alwin Ambrose Glovertown, Bonavista District 734 35 Lucy Jane Janes (s) Millwright 1914 No No
MERCER, Augustus Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 5252 18 Isaac Mercer (p) Millwright 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DIDHAM, Edmund Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District 5187 23 John Didham (p) Millwright 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LEGGE, John Hearts Delight, Trinity District 3314 19 Jessie (John) Crocker (p) Millwright 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1978X.
VERGE, Thomas Southern Arm, Green Bay, Notre Dame Bay 5662 21 Frederick Verge (o) Millman 1918 Salvation Army No No
PENNEY, Charles Hickmans Harbour, Random, Trinity District 8050 26 James Penney (p) Millman 1917 Methodist No No
ADAMS, Stephen Come By Chance, Placentia-St. Mary's District 8478 34 Beatrice Adams (p) Millman 1917 Methodist No No
BOWERS, George Southern Arm, Green Bay, Twillingate District[?] 5665 22 Fannie Bowers (p) Millman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: Bower
GULLIKSEN, Ernest Traytown, Bonavista District 1385 22 Mary Gulliksen (p) Millman 1915 Methodist No No PDF
REID, Solomon South Dildo, Trinity District 5327 18 Anoah Reid (p) Millman 1918 Methodist No No
BELBIN, Herbert Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2486 19 William Belbin Sr. (p) Millman 1916 Methodist Yes Yes Saturday, June 8, 1918 POW Date: 1917 See also #2972, Joseph Harris, for a description of the accidental death of Belbin while a POW
GUSHUE, William 20 Dicks Square, St. John's 8293 20 Francis Gushue (p) Millman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
JACKSON, Walter Cavendish, Trinity District 8104 16 Mr. And Mrs. William James Jackson (p) Millman 1917 Methodist No No
HALL, Reggie Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 8285 18 John Hall (p) Millman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
KEAN, Wallace Traytown, Bonavista District 2599 20 Charles Kean (p) Millman 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
SPARKES, Reuben Whitbourne, Trinity District 6223 18 John Sparkes (p) Miller 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PITTMAN, William Brickyard, Smith's Sound, Trinity District 8043 26 Mary Ann Pittman (p) Mill man 1917 Methodist No No
ENGLAND, Hugh S. St. George, St. George District 3858 22 George England (p) Mill man 1917 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, March 13, 1918
ENGLAND, James R. 4 Bond Street, St. John's 8041 42 Katherine England (s) Mill man 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STEAD, Jabez Musgravetown, Bonavista District 2487 19 Benjamin Stead (p) Mill man 1916 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
EASTMAN, Willis Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3155 18 Joseph Eastman (p) Mill man 1916 Salvation Army No No
TRASK, Heber Elliston, Trinity District 3156 19 Thomas Trask (p) Mill man 1916 Methodist Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918 PDF
EDDY [ADEY], Alonzo Clarenville, Trinity District 2384 18 John Eddy (p) Mill helper 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Enlisted and served as Eddy; 1911 census and family documents record name as Adey.
HARRIS, Samuel Gander Bay South, Fogo District 2676 21 George Harris (o) Mill hand 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOSSE, John Whitbourne, Trinity District 2447 19 Mrs. John Gosse (p) Mill Hand 1916 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
GILLIS, Neil Highlands, St. George District 2385 17 Alexander Gillis (p) Mill hand 1916 Roman Catholic No No
RANDALL, Hubert Job Grand Falls, Twillingate District 94 21 Adam Randall (p) Mill hand 1914 Methodist No No Attached to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies Feb. 1919. Variant spelling of name - Randell.