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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
BIRD, Daniel Vincent Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District 2117 23 Mrs. John Bird (p) Paper maker 1916 Roman Catholic No No See also service #2118, William O'Reilly, for a letter from Bird
STARKS, James Baxter Grand Falls, Twillingate District 1121 19 Annie Starks (p) Electrician 1915 Methodist No No
HENNEBURY, William Quidi Vidi, St. John's District 1777 21 Thomas Hennebury (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURDEN, Solomon Curling, St. George District 5414 19 Frederick Burden (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MATCHEM, James Gaultois, Fortune District 3553 20 William Matchem (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIDEOUT, Bertie Crow Head, Twillingate, Twillingate district 8203 19 Mrs. Susan Hamlin (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
HUNT, Michael Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District 4893 24 James Hunt (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Includes a misfiled 13 page report concerning # 4832 Alex Ford and # 4833 Bertram Bartlett. Complete report in # 4832.
COOPER, David South West Arm, Twillingate District 3883 18 Samuel Cooper (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
FIFIELD, Arthur English Harbour, Trinity District 4741 19 Giles Fifield (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PATEY, Frederick St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4260 18 John Patey (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
HARDING, William Renews, Ferryland District 995 25 Christopher Harding (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as William Joseph Harding.
BRENTON, William Thornlea, Trinity District 5921 19 John Brenton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ANDERSON, Arthur B Otters Point, Trinity District 5063 22 Thomas Anderson (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TROKE, Theodore Summerford, Twillingate District 5417 21 George Troke (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
STOCKLEY, Henry Greenspond, Bonavista District 8282 35 Irene Stockley (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
DILLON, Thomas Little Bay, Twillingate District 5536 25 John Dillon (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TAYLOR, William 41 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 633 22 James Taylor (o) Locomotive fireman 1914 Methodist No No
OQUINN, Arthur Stephenville, St. George District 5701 21 James O'Quinn (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CHAFE, Solomon Patrick Street, St. John's 8012 29 Sarah Chafe (s) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
NORRIS, Daniel Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District 5285 23 Henry Thomas Norris (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WELLS, Harry Augustus Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 3943 23 Robert James Wells (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918
WHEELER, Reuben Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 2787 19 John Wheeler (of Edward) (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
MOSLEY, Robert No information 708 No No Death notice only; not in service ledger. Service # 708 assigned to Sebastian Foran in service ledger. Fatality: Unknown
GROKE, Caleb St. Chads, Bonavista District 5135 24 George Croke (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Croke.
GAUDET, Walter Stephenville, St. George District 5696 20 John Gaudet (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BLUNDEN, John Thomas Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 4562 27 Stephen Blunden (p) Seaman 1919 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Signature is Blunden; documents use Blundon.
JERRETT, Frank Brigus, Port de Grave District 1437 21 Frederick George Jerrett (p) Electrical engineer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
CURTIS, Hubert Brigus, Port de Grave District 3405 19 Albert Curtis (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MARTIN, George Chesley St. John's 836 21 Mrs. Edward Martin (p) Clerk 1915 No No
MOORE, Herbert 117 Freshwater Road, St. John's 4404 19 Joseph Moore (p) Draper 1918 Methodist No No
BECK, James St. Lawrence, Burin District 4902 18 Cyrus Beck (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCASKILL, John Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada 8221 33 Mary McAskill (p) Boilermaker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CONNORS, Maurice G. Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 3942 21 Patrick Connors (p) Paper maker 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
JACKMAN, George Arthur Allandale Road, St. John's 118 19 Alice Jackman (p) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
FRY, Charles Georgetown, Port de Grave District 4972 19 Charles Fry (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CARTER, Donald W. St. John's 2032 18 J. C. Carter (p) Office clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HERRITT, Jeremiah Burnt Islands, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5742 21 Matthew Herritt (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HANNON, Frank J. Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 2184 23 Mrs Patrick O'Gorman (p) Papermaker 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
PENNY, Isaac Brooklyn, Bonavista District 3686 23 Charles Penny (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist Yes No Saturday, October 26, 1918
WILCOX, Ernest Brigus, Port de Grave District 655 19 James J. Wilcox (p) School teacher 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
ROSE, Lonzel Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3834 18 Ellen Rose (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREENING, Chesley Bell Island, St. John's East District 3970 18 Alex Greening (p) Engineer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ETHERIDGE, Gordon Champneys East, Trinity District 1858 23 John Etheridge (p) Teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
RIGGS, Morgan Marystown, Burin District 5598 24 John Riggs (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
BEST, George 65 Power Street, St. John's 8402 52 Eliza Best (s) Carpenter and cooper 1917 Salvation Army No No
BRADBURY, Edward Charles 165 Pleasant Street, St. John's 103 22 Henry Bradbury (p) Engineer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENT, William Joseph Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District 2821 18 John Kent (p) Machinist 1916 Roman Catholic No No
POND, Levi Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 1569 20 Mary Eliza Pond (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) - Methodist No No Discrepancy in religion
BARNES, William Edward 193 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 0-23 - 857 26 William Barnes (p) Draper 1915 No No Saturday, April 13, 1918 See also service #0-223, T.M. Drew which includes information on Barnes
GRAY, Marshall Cat Harbour [Lumsden], Fogo District 4049 24 Rachel Hopkins (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No