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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 Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoWsort descending Date of Death Commendations Notes
PARSONS, Robert Willis Little Bay Island, Twillingate District 4039 21 Annie Parsons (p) Blacksmith 1917 Methodist No No
FLIGHT, John Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 4509 19 James Flight (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BUTLER, Harry St. John's 1897 19 Stephen Butler (p) Shipwright 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GILLESPIE, Samuel Joseph Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 3195 21 Mrs. John Gillespie (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
HUMPHRIES, Ernest Newtown, Bonavista District 2479 19 Peter Humphries (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SOPER, Llewellyn Bonavista, Bonavista District 4689 18 Joseph Soper (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LLOYD, Robert Little Brook, Groswater Bay, Labrador 3955 19 James Lloyd (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ONEILL, Leo Southside, St. John's 4062 18 Patrick O'Neill (p) Teamster 1917 No No
MAHER, John Badgers Quay, Bonavista District 5584 21 Thomas Maher (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MILLER, John 36 Mullock Street, St. John's 2841 30 Charles Miller (p) Draper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917
DWYER, Michael Bell Island, St. John's East District 4644 20 Joseph Dwyer (p) Pump man 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, William Manuels, Harbour Main District 4018 19 William H. Smith (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DIAMOND, Joseph Flowers Cove, St. Barbe District 4288 18 George Diamond (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
NOSEWORTHY, Albert 24 Mullock Street, St. John's 8210 18 Mary Noseworthy (p) Teamster 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
YOUNG, Herbert Twillingate, Twillingate District 8365 19 Henry Young (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
RIDEOUT, Michael St. John's 1756 20 Mrs. Morris Griffin (o) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MERCER, George H. Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 4553 18 Henry Mercer (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, Ernest Codroy, St. George District 5856 22 Septimus Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BARRETT, Leonard Josiah 30 Springdale Steet, St. John's 372 19 Maude Barrett (p) Jeweller 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SHEPPARD, Stewart Reginald St. John's 1561 19 Levi Sheppard (p) Draper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FOWLOW, Chesley Trinity East, Trinity District 4346 18 Albert Fowlow (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOWELL, Moses 51 Wickford Street, St. John's 462 20 John Howell (p) Miner 1914 Methodist No No
COADY, Joseph Bar Haven, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5869 24 John Coady (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LUFF, Harry Exploits, Twillingate District 3742 20 William John Luff (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, October 5, 1918
GUY, Frederick Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1322 35 Mrs. Guy (s) Blacksmith 1915 Methodist No No
LEE, Lawrence Riverhead, St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 5874 20 Joseph Lee (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BURT, George Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3833 21 William Burt (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SAUNDERS 2609 1916 No No File missing. Information from service ledger
WELLMAN, Thomas 136 Harvey Street, St. John's 6244 18 Moses Wellman (p) Student 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUNT, Darius 9 John Street, St. John's 2580 21 Thomas Hunt (p) Clerk 1916 Salvation Army No No
DELANEY, William Cupids, Port de Grave District 5605 21 James Delaney (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MOORES, John Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 8190 18 Thomas Moores (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Attestation papers not included. Transferred to Regiment.
MAUNDER, Herbert Thomas 89 Military Road, St. John's 3029 18 Thomas Maunder (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
BISHOP, John Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 5402 20 Richard Bishop (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
THOMPSON, Arthur Gander Bay, Fogo District 1208 23 Charles Thompson (o) Trapper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MILES, Augustus Bonavista, Bonavista District 4856 29 Susan Miles (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 1, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included
MARCH, William Greens Harbour, Trinity District 3131 21 William March (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
PIKE, George Edward St. John's 898 31 Nathaniel Pike (p) Salesman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
KING, John A. Sandy Cove, Bonavista District 8409 24 Jane King (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROWSELL, Edward Clayton 49 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 571 23 Uriah Rowsell (p) Chauffeur 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
COLLIER, John St. Albans, Fortune District 6224 21 Mary Collier (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
VATERS, John H. Victoria, Carbonear District 2047 18 Joseph Vaters (p) School teacher 1915 Methodist No No See Service # 968 for misfiled documents (p.21-22). Includes misfiled documents (p.47-51) for Edward Pye # 968.
MCISAAC, Joseph Grand River, St. George District 5355 21 John McIsaac (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MAHONEY, Frank 336 Water Street West, St. John's 4310 20 Thomas Mahoney (p) Mechanical dentist(?) 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BUFFETT, William Belleoram, Fortune District 6137 24 Jeremiah Buffett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DALTON, Alphaeus Little Catalina, Trinity District 5911 19 Albert Dalton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TETFORD, Robert Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 277 20 Robert Tetford (p) 1914 Methodist No No Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger.
MARTIN, Robert Hamilton 89 Bond Street, St. John's 623 23 Frederick Martin 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROOKES, Charles Edward 7 Maxse Street, St. John's 2142 22 Mrs. J.F. Brooks (p) Accountant 1916 Baptist No No
FALLON, Stephen Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1191 18 Susie Fallon (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916