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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
BILLARD, Wilson Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4294 18 Samuel R. Billard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SULLIVAN, Thomas F.J. King's Bridge Road, St. John's 8125 53 John Sullivan (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
RANDELL, Peter Twillingate (South Side), Twillingate District 1276 21 Bessie Randell (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
CHURCHILL, Herbert Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 3682 19 Reuben Churchill (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
YOUNG, Richard Le Marches Point, St. George District 5989 22 Thomas Young (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OBRIEN, Augustus 28 1/2 Lime Street, St. John's 0-172 Mrs. Thomas O'Brien (p) 1914 Yes No Wednesday, October 18, 1916 PDF Attestation papers not included - Photograph of grave-site included
ELLIS, Charles Archer 157 Gower Street, St. John's 2027 19 Charles A. Ellis (p) Printer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PEDDLE, John Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 6163 20 James Peddle (p) Carpenter 1918 Methodist No No
HUSSEY, William Thomas 51 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 356 28 Edward Hussey (p) Teamster 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
WHITE, Albert Clarence Catalina, Trinity District 1374 19 Virtue White (p) School teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
AUCOIN, Patrick Little River, Codroy, St. George District 5155 23 Patrick Aucoin (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service.
FARRELL, Eugene S. North Bay, La Poile, Burgeo-LaPoile District 8098 23 Thomas Farrell (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
STRONG, Herbert Clarenville, Trinity District 1662 19 Ebenezer Strong (p) Machinist 1915 Methodist No No
EARLE, George Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 3684 24 William Earle (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Wednesday, March 13, 1918
BROWN, Edward John Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 545 26 Annie Brown (p) Miner 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Identified on documents in file and by CWGC as Edward John Brown; Signature is Edmund John.
KEEPING, Mack Fortune, Burin District 3299 19 Mary Keeping (p) Sailor 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
DYKE, Job Salvage Bay, Bonavista District 2623 23 Edward Dyke (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RYAN, Michael Norris Arm, Twillingate District 4307 20 John Ryan (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TILLEY, Henry 66 Pennywell Road, St. John's 307 24 William James Tilley (p) Cabinet maker 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
WILLIAMS, James Oderin, Placentia-St. Marys District 3881 29 John Williams (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
FRAMPTON, William White Rock, Smith Sound, Trinity Bay 5121 19 Kenneth Frampton (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHURCHILL, Abel Hillview, Random, Trinity District 5411 20 Thomas Churchill (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Several documents record his name as Abel Chaulk; most are overwritten and corrected to Churchill
RIDEOUT, James W. Cape John, Gull Island, Twillingate District 5903 21 George Rideout (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MEIKLEJOHN, J. R. No information 0-219 1917 No No Attestation papers not included. Transferred from Border Regiment
GLADNEY, William Joseph Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 417 20 William Gladney (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
DOBER, John Burin, Burin District 6180 22 Joseph Dober (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NOSEWORTHY, Herman 160 Casey Street, St. John' s 354 19 John Noseworthy (p) Office Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ROWE, Joseph Lewis Port au Port, St. George District 4875 22 Michael Rowe (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ALEXANDER, Walter Ernest Boswarlos, St. George District - Norfolk, England, United Kingdom 1504 23 Annie Alexander (p) Fireman 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, July 5, 1916
MANUEL, William Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 4290 22 John Manuel (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LONG, William John 71 Longs Hill, St. John's 0-140 - 48 23 William J. Long (p) Accountant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
MCDONALD, Patrick Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 1490 33 Richard McDonald (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BURKE, Garrett St. John's 1023 20 Hester Burke (o) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SAUNDERS, Fred J. Griguet, St. Barbe District 1913 19 Mrs. Joseph Bussey (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
PROCUNIER, W. E. No Information 0-235 1917 No No Commissioned to RAMC; granted temporary commission to the Newfoundland Regiment as Medical Officer for draft transport to Great Britain. May 1918 and for Repatriation Draft transport, June 1919. See # 0-240 for misfiled documents.
READER, Alexander Bonavista, Bonavista District 1135 20 William S. Reader (p) Letter carrier 1915 Methodist Yes No Sunday, February 25, 1917
GOODYEAR, Lewis Springdale, Twillingate District 3576 19 Mrs. Stephen Stephenson (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
RENDELL, Ernest John New Harbour, Trinity District 1906 18 William Rendell (o) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 Previously transcribed as Randell.
MURPHY, James A. 3006 No No File missing, attestation not completed. Information from service ledger.
CASSELL, Darius Hooping Harbour, St. Barbe District 4069 19 Thomas Cassell (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
LANE, Walter St. Brendans, Bonavista District 4847 30 Mary Ann (Daniel) Broders (o) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PIERCEY, Charlie Fortune, Burin District 855 19 Samuel George Piercey Seaman 1914 Methodist No No
WESTERN, William 61 George Street, St. John's 0-242 - 2570 21 Mrs. Phillip Western (p) Packer 1916 Methodist No No
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
HEAD, Horatio Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 5979 24 Joseph Head (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCGRATH, Thomas White St. John's 856 19 Mr. and Mrs. T.J. McGrath (p) Druggist 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, October 11, 1916 PDF
JACOBS, Levi Little Hearts Ease, Random, Trinity District 4973 21 James Jacobs (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BROWN, Patrick Joseph St. John's 1053 19 Hannah Brown (o) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, July 18, 1916
FITZGERALD, James St. Phillips, St. John's West District 5031 21 John Fitzgerald (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RYALL, William Thomas 40 Hayward Ave, St. John's 0-87 - 53 26 Robert Ryall (p) Jeweller 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916