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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
SAMMS, George York Harbour, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1988 19 Elizabeth Samms (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, November 16, 1917 Variation in name: Identified on Bay of Islands war memorial as Sams
HENNESSEY, James Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2061 18 William Hennessey (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
WARREN, Benjamin J. Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District 2529 21 Joseph Warren (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURGESS, Robert 106 Casey Street, St. John's 4666 22 Albert Burgess (p) Carpenter 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, Jabez William Lewisporte, Twillingate District 2718 24 Matthew King (p) Lumberman 1916 Yes No Wednesday, August 9, 1916
RIDEOUT, George Goulds, St. John's West District 8432 20 William Rideout (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
READ, John H. Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2016 17 Mrs. H.J. (Lillian) Read (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents.
RENDELL, Claude 180 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4258 22 Alfred Rendell (p) Customs clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
THOMAS, Gordon 8 Barnes Road, St. John's 3498 18 H.J. Thomas (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist - Congregationalist Yes No Wednesday, October 16, 1918 PDF Discrepancy in religion. Photograph included.
HICKEY, Richard 27 Central Street, St. John's 3211 18 James Hickey (p) Cooper 1916 Roman Catholic No No
JONES, Peter Grey Islands, White Bay, St. Barbe District 4567 19 George Jones (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BRETT, James Barr'd Island, Fogo District 5963 22 Lot Brett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TUCKER, Bertram George Triton, Twillingate District 5552 21 Jesse Tucker (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SPURRELL, Frank [Francis Joseph] St. John's 979 19 John Spurrell (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.
TEAMES, John 2 Murphy Square, St. John's 4113 22 Timothy Teames (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MURRAY, Henry Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 4903 23 John Murray (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FINN, Peter Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 3230 22 James Finn (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
NORRIS, William Battery Road, St. John's 2860 , 2861 & 8046 18 Sarah Norris (m) Tailor-Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also service number 8046 for attestation papers; Norris originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. #2861 on attestation form; # 2860 in service ledger; microfilmed as #2860.
HART, Chesley N. Horwood, Fogo District 4218 19 John Hart (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
WHELAN, Patrick Chapels Cove, Harbour Main District 3428 18 Philip Whelan (p) Engine driver 1917 Roman Catholic No No See # 0-74 Goodyear for misfiled documents.
HOLMAN, Arthur Fortune Bay, Fortune District 3937 19 Jeremiah Holman (p) Miner 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAILEY, Roy 4 Temperance Street, St. John's 2210 19 Richard Bailey (p) Teamster 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GAVON, Thomas Middle Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe district 5625 18 George Gavon 1918 No No File missing, Information from service ledger.
GROVES, Daniel Goose Bay, Rigolet, Labrador 1724 24 Frederick Groves (p) Trapper 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
JERRETT, Richard Cavendish, Trinity District 1796 24 Henry Jerrett (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
CUTLER, Frederick Fair Island, Bonavista District 3844 18 Daniel Cutler (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, Herbert Elroy St. John's 684 19 Frederick Martin (o) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MEANEY, Basil Caplin Bay, Fogo District 8352 19 Thomas Meaney (p) Fisherman 1917 Attestation papers not included. No No
JACKSON, A.G. N/A 1918 No No Attached to Regiment from Honourable Artillery Company (H.A.C.); no service number or file; information from ledger.
FRY, Edgar Southern Bay, Bonavista District 3595 25 Thomas Fry (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GILLAM, Arthur Wilfred Robinsons Head, St. George District 454 20 Charles Gillam (p) Guide 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
CROSS, Darius Badgers Quay, Bonavista District 4934 18 William Cross (p) Trader 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CROSS, William J. Greenspond, Bonavista District 8386 26 Martha E. Cross (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRAITHWAITE, Ernest Livingstone Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA 1313 21 Elizabeth Braithwaite (p) Printer 1915 Methodist No No
JEANS, Stanley Change Islands, Fogo District 8272 43 Julia Jeans (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLE, Samuel Bell Island, St. John's East District 4250 19 John Cole (p) Engineer 1917 Roman Catholic No No Includes misfiled document for Nathaniel Noel, # 4249
ROSE, Nicholas John Carmanville, Fogo District 4201 28 Stanley George Rose (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
ANDREWS, Joseph St. John's 1119 18 Katherine Andrews (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SQUIRES, Walter St. Phillips, St. John's West District 5081 19 Solomon Squires (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FAREWELL, William Creston, Burin District 6041 20 John Farewell (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ROACH, Samuel Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 3965 23 Victor Roach (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BOUZAN, James Little Bay, Twillingate District 8016 27 James R. Bouzan (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, Nathaniel Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 1444 20 Hezekiah Butler (p) Printer 1915 Methodist No No
KEREFIN, Joseph Cape St. George, St. George District 4199 18 Ephraim Caravan (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancies in spelling of name: Joseph also apppears as Ives and Yves; Kerefin as Caravan, Carrefin, Karaven, Karfin, Karrefin, Kerfant, Kerfont and Kurfant.
POOLE, Stephen Belleoram, Fortune District 1076 22 John Poole (p) Street car conductor 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOW, Walter Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2060 18 Henry C. Snow (p) Coachman 1916 Methodist No No PDF
WISEMAN, Ebenezer George Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District 2523 27 Alfred Wiseman (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No PDF One document microfilmed as #2573
SAMSON, Lewis Flat Island, Bonavista District 5179 24 William Samson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAWE, Harvey Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 4594 30 John Dawe (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CORINA, Alfred Newcastle on Tyne, England, United Kingdom 2140 30 Mrs. Corina (p) Musician 1916 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service