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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
STEAD, Jabez Musgravetown, Bonavista District 2487 19 Benjamin Stead (p) Mill man 1916 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
SAMMS, Amos Codroy, St. George District 6171 19 Philip Samms (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCDONALD, Patrick 23 First Avenue, Grand Falls, Twillingate District 230 21 Kate McDonald (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
COLBOURNE, Melville Purcells Harbour, Twillingate district 8150 19 John Colbourne (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BURGESS, Arthur N. 27 Queen's Road, St. John's 0-273 - 3285 21 Mrs. A. Dunn (o) Cable operator 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.
KING, Hugh Allan New Bonaventure, Trinity District 5156 22 Samuel King (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIDEOUT, Elijah Botwood, Twillingate District 8449 30 Mary (Heath) Rideout (s) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
HUNT, Matthew Harbour Breton, Fortune District 4083 21 Frederick Hunt (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COOPER, Herbert George La Scie, St. Barbe District 439 25 Clara Cooper (s) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Cooper transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.
STICKLAND, Abraham Hunts Island, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5880 24 Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partial attestation papers; Previously transcribed as Strickland.
ABBOTT, Andrew 24 Cabot Street, St. John's 8216 19 James Abbott (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, James Edward 2 Alexander Street, St. John's 401 20 Michael J. Murphy (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic No No I
HARDY, Edward 60 Monroe Street, St. John's 677 19 George Hardy (p) Dry goods clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
PICCO, Martin Boswarlos, Port au Port, St. George District 2010 21 William Picco (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, April 28, 1918 PDF Includes draft of account of Newfoundland Regiment presentations in London; awards and honours
TUCKER, Bernard Thorburn Road, St. John's 3948 18 William Tucker (p) Farmer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
STREAT [STREET], John 27 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 8315 24 Rose Streat [STREET] (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger. Surname in service ledger is Streat; family indicated correct spelling is Street.
DINNEY, Roland St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District 4492 23 John Dinney (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
TAYLOR, William R. Burin Bay, Burin District 4103 18 18 Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
BOWDEN, Herbert George 37 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 1980 18 William H. Bowden (p) Bank clerk 1915 Methodist No No
WALTERS, Joseph Champneys, Trinity District 1855 23 John Walters (p) Student 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 123
NORRIS, Stephen Casimir Three Arms, Twillingate District 0-105 - 921 22 James Norris (p) Assistant manager, general merchant 1915 Yes No Wednesday, October 11, 1916 Not in service ledger; microfilm label is James Norris (father's name)
JUPP, Henry Clifford Oliver Oldfields Farm, Pulborough, Sussex, United Kingdom 0-206 - 157 24 Mr. [William] Jupp (p) 1914 No No Includes only partial attestation papers ; Also referred to as Clifford Henry ; Brother of Leonard John Jupp, # 162
WHELAN, Patrick Torbay, St. John's East District 5794 24 Mary Whelan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PYNN, Frank No Information 1033 1915 No No No information in service ledger; released May 1915.
DOWNTON, Frederick T. 180 Pleasant Street, St. John's 1916 19 Mrs. Downton (p) Pattern maker 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NEWELL, Harry Bareneed, Port de Grave District 4612 18 Susan Newell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KAVANAGH, William Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5777 20 James Kavanagh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, Henry New Perlican, Trinity District 5249 24 Elizabeth Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOORE, Leo St. John's 825 27 Ignatius Moore (p) Shoemaker 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
BELBIN, Charles Chesley 113 Cabot Street, St. John's 0-51 - 167 21 Jacob Belbin (p) Hardware clerk 1914 No No
MEAD, William Seal Cove, Hermitage Bay, Fortune district 8254 29 John Mead 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
CONRAN, Michael Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 2209 21 James Conran (p) Papermaker 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, March 3, 1917
JACKMAN, William R. E. Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 4254 23 William Jackman Storekeeper 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially illegible due to fading.
HEATH, Adolphus Garrett Long Island, Green Bay 1166 18 Rhoda Heath (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, April 24, 1917
OAKLEY, Ronald Greenspond, Bonavista District 4527 18 George Oakley (p) Draftsman 1918 Methodist No No
NEWMAN, James O. Barr'd Island, Fogo District 1944 24 James Newman (p) Teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MANUEL, Alfred Botwood, Twillingate District 721 22 Philip Manuel (p) Lumberman 1914 Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 PDF
PENNY, Michael 42 Powers Avenue, St. John's 0-50 - 3278 21 Thomas Penny (p) Draper 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: signature is Penny, documents are Penney
SNOW, Edward Shearstown, Conception Bay, Harbour Grace District 5138 21 William Snow (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
COLE, Samuel 30 Codner Street, St. John's 0-63 - 465 26 Mrs. Cole (p) 1914 Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 I
MORRIS, William Robinsons Head, St. George District 1581 20 Harry Morris (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, October 13, 1916
REES, William E. Bell Island, St. John's East District 4088 19 George Rees (p) Engine driver 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, October 27, 1918
GARLAND, James W. Green Point, Fortune District 6044 23 Jeremiah Garland (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROACH, Richard Joseph St. John's 1043 19 Richard Roach (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BOONE, John 35 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 8233 28 Kate Boone (s) Teamster 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HUSSEY, Benjamin 51 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 4325 32 Anne (Ed.) Hussey (p) Carpenter 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANTHONY, William Charles Seldom Come By, Fogo District 3139 23 Samuel Anthony (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
KEOUGH, Michael St. Josephs, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5647 19 Thomas Keough (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
POOLE, Max Fortune, Burin District 4006 19 Thomas Poole (p) Sailor 1917 Methodist No No
BARRETT, Ernest Bishops Cove, Harbour Grace District 4725 18 Bertram Barrett (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16