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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
BISHOP, Levi Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3945 18 George Bishop (p) Telegraph operator 1917 Methodist - Salvation Army No No Discrepancy in religion.
MARCH, Hugh Campbells Creek, St. George District 4874 18 Sarah March (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: Marsh.
MURPHY, Edward Patrick Catalina, Trinity District 1252 32 Mr. Murphy (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PIKE, Launcelot Lamaline, Burin District 1161 21 Mary Ann Pike (p) Labourer (builder's contractor) 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
THOMPSON, Thomas G. Point Leamington, Twillingate District 8132 23 Leonard E. Thompson (p) Lumberman and mill man 1917 Salvation Army No No
BENNETT, Peter Francis St. John's 770 21 Joseph Bennett (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
HOMER, Joshua Carbonear, Carbonear District 3961 18 Joseph Homer (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Homan.
SEWARD, Fred T. Cupids, Port de Grave District 4982 20 James Walsh (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, February 12, 1919 Variant spelling of name - Seaward.
STAGG, Edmund Little Catalina, Trinity District 5339 24 Thomas Stagg (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
WAREHAM, Walter Bennett Lewisport, Twillingate District 2907 24 James Wareham (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
MCKENZIE, William Cartwright, Labrador 3227 22 Jane McKenzie (p) Teamster 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
FOSTER, Sidney La Scie, St. Barbe District 5147 19 James Foster (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
BUGDEN, John Stanley Epworth, Burin District 2815 18 Henry Bugden (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
PIKE, Robert Lewisporte, Twillingate District 8066 45 Emily Pike (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
KNIGHT, James Michael St. John's 1112 19 Ellen Knight (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
RODGERS, Thomas Edward 42 Barter's Hill, St. John's 394 25 Rose Rodgers (s) Painter 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 Previously transcribed as Rogers; Previously transcribed as Rogers Includes photograph of graves of [John] Langer, [Ambroser] Guy and Rodgers.
CARTER, Albert 75 Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's 2348 18 John Carter (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LAWRENCE, Frederick Bonavista, Bonavista District 3691 18 John Lawrence (p) Tinsmith 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STOWE, Samuel Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5092 19 Eli Stowe (p) Boiler maker 1918 Methodist No No
PATERSON, John Queens Road, St. John's 0-211 - 3454 17 Dr. L. Paterson (p) Student 1917 Presbyterian No No
TIZZARD, Gordon St. John's 753 20 Simeon Tizzard (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, April 10, 1918
BREEN, John 18 Nunnery Hill, St. John's 67 20 18 Nunnery Hill, St. John's Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.
WILLIAMSON, Harry Bolton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom - Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-216 - 1759 27 Annie (Fish) Williamson (s) Paper maker 1915 Methodist No No PDF
EBSARY, Frederick Ernest St. John's 1138 19 Mrs. Newman Ebsary (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, September 23, 1915
MACKANESS, C.L. n/a Dental Officer 1918 No No File missing. Attached as Dental Officer, Hazeley Camp.
REID, Joseph E. Hearts Delight, Trinity District 2414 20 William Reid (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
ANSTEY, Cecil Twillingate, Twillingate District 6020 28 James Anstey (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMALL, Frank Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 2231 19 Jabez Smith (p) Cook 1916 Methodist No No
PARSONS, John C. Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 5393 19 Jemima Parsons (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CLARKE, Grant St. John's 1502 19 Mrs. William Clarke (p) Messenger 1915 Methodist No No
MULLEY, Harold Blackhead, Bay de Verde District 5098 18 John Mulley (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
SOMERTON, Frederick Charles Trinity, Trinity District 1342 26 Caroline Somerton (p) School teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, November 25, 1915
SQUIRES, William Charles Blackhead Road, St. John's 2804 28 Benjamin Squires (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MORRISSEY, Thomas Patrick 7 Cummings Street, St. John's 211 22 Patrick Morrissey (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
EVANS, Joseph Grand Bank, Burin District 2793 18 Captain William P. Evans (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
WALSH, Michael Coachmans Cove, St. Barbe District 5612 20 Joseph Walsh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCCUE, Thomas Joseph Turks Gut, Port de Grave District 635 23 Mary McCue (p) 1914 Roman Catholic No No
CHAFFEY, Arthur J. Jeffreys, St. George District 3014 18 Edward Chaffey (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
BARTON, B.J. No information 0-229 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - Attached to Regiment as commanding officer from Yorkshire
FRAMPTON, George Lewisporte, Twillingate District 2509 23 Stanley Frampton (p) Steward 1916 Methodist No No
MITCHELMORE, Samuel Green Island Cove, St. Barbe District 2873 23 Mrs. Thomas Mitchelmore (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, March 3, 1917
LIND, Francis Thomas Little Bay, Twillingate District 541 34 Elizabeth Lind (p) Accountant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
DAY, Walter V. St. John's 1660 18 Ernest Day (p) Tailor 1915 Methodist No No
GLADNEY, Edward Francis Fort Townshend, St. John's 335 19 John Gladney (p) Carpenter 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
STEIN, Conrad Lewis 2930 2930 18 Cecil Stein (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ABBOTT, Fred Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 3483 20 Walter Abbott (p) School teacher 1917 Methodist Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
JONES, Bond Western Head, Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4273 19 Kenneth Jones (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
SMITH, William Petites, Burgeo-LePoile District 6326 22 Mary Clifford (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PENNEY, James Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District 1448 20 Mary Jane Coish (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
SPARKES, Reuben Whitbourne, Trinity District 6223 18 John Sparkes (p) Miller 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No