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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
HANN, James J. Lamaline, Burin District 5498 18 Milanda [Melina] Hann (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TILLEY, Andrew Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde 5266 23 William Tilley (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Lilley.
WHITE, Thomas St. Brendans, Bonavista District 6092 19 Joseph White (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LITTLEJOHN, Henry Traytown, Bonavista District 4789 18 Florence Littlejohn (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
MYLER, Matthew Joseph 13 Adelaide Street, St. John's 548 28 William Myler (p) Blockmaker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
DYER, Walter Logy Bay, St. John's East District 4616 21 Ellen Downton (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HIGGINS, Thomas Catalina, Trinity District 1670 19 Thomas Higgins (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
CAVE, Absalom Change Islands, Fogo District 4395 24 William Cave (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOGAN, Gerald Northern Bay, Conception Bay, Harbour Grace district 8111 21 Mrs. Nellie Howell (o) 1917 Yes No Friday, August 16, 1918 File missing. Information from service ledger.
RUSSELL, Edward 82 Freshwater Road, St. John's 2857 & 2862 47 Mary Russell (s) Painter 1916 No No #2857 on attestation form; # 2862 in service ledger; microfilmed as #2862
ANTHONY, Samuel Seldom Come By, Fogo District 5493 21 Samuel Anthony (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GRANDY, Wilfred Garnish, Fortune District 5636 19 James H. Grandy (p) School teacher 1918 Methodist No No
WILLIAMS, Allan Goulds, St.John's West District 8372 20 Thomas Williams (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOBER, Peter Spanish Room, Burin District 6066 23 Joseph Dober (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918 Also includes correspondence relating to # 5367 Charlie Fudge.
CRAMM, Frank Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 3390 21 Stephen Cramm (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MERCER, Edward Whitbourne, Trinity District 3597 19 John Mercer (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CAINES, John Great Jervais, Hermitage Bay, Fortune District 4974 19 John Caines (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, June 6, 1918
SHEPPARD, William Pools Island, Bonavista District 2012 22 George Sheppard (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
PILGRIM, Ernest St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District 5621 18 Mary Pilgrim (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
SMITH, Edward Manuels, Harbour Main District 5164 18 Edward Smith (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FOWLOW, Arthur Trinity, Trinity District 3730 18 Martin Fowlow (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOWELL, Isaac Greenspond, Bonavista District 4699 24 Mrs. Job B. Howell (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
CLOUTER, Frederick Augustus Catalina, Trinity District 422 23 Garland Clouter (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
LUCAS, Frederick William 47 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 2808 24 Caroline Lucas (s) Shipping clerk 1916 Methodist Yes No Sunday, January 28, 1917
BOLLARD, George Edward Bollardstown, Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 2334 24 John Bollard (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
SAUNDERS, Clarence Fogo, Fogo District 3583 18 Lambert Saunders (o) Baker 1917 Roman Catholic No No File for William Saunders (# 3860) contains seven documents marked as service # 3860 but with name Clarence Saunders (# 3583).
BURSEY, Walter John 101 Barnes Road, St. John's 2931 18 Mary Bursey (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
SKEFFINGTON, James Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4831 24 Alexander Fong (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Skiffington.
WEBBER, Arthur Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 45678 24 George C. Webber (p) Seaman 1914 Methodist No No
HUNT, James Grand Falls, Twillingate - Bonavista, Bonavista District 564 23 Elizabeth Hunt (p) Paper hanger 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No
ABBOTT, Hughie Doting Cove, Fogo District 5211 19 Stephen Abbott (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
TURNER, John Conducting officer n/a 1918 No No Attached to Regiment HQ from British Columbia Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger
HAWKER, Mortimer Leopold Carbonear, Carbonear District 2292 18 Manoah Hawker (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 29, 1918
RICHARDS, Albert Bareneed, Port de Grave District 6332 25 William Richards (p) Carpenter 1918 Methodist No No
MIFFLIN, Chesley James Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 2963 24 Edmund Mifflin (p) School teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Variant spelling of name - signature is Mifflen, identified in CWGC as Mifflin
BENNETT, Arthur Little Bay, Twillingate District 4116 21 James Bennett (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
FIFIELD, Joseph Bonavista, Bonavista District 4823 31 Mrs. Thomas Fifield (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRINSON, John Change Islands, Fogo District 5308 27 George Brinson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FOOTE, John Rencontre, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6268 19 George Foote (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOSS, Frederick Southampton, England, United Kingdom 3065 44 Mrs. J. Moss (s) Musician 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
TIZZARD, Samuel 41 Cook Street, St. John's 8379 18 Julia Tizzard (p) 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
GALGAY, Francis Joseph St. John's 892 19 Minnie Galgay (o) Shoemaker 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
VARDY, James Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 939 21 Mrs. John Vardy (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
OREILLY, Patrick Fox Harbour, Placentia - St. Marys District 2250 29 Johanna O'Reilly Ex-constable 1916 Roman Catholic No No
THISTLE, Albert St. John's 1094 19 Lavinia Thistle (p) Truckman 1915 Methodist No No
BUDDEN, George Perrys Cove, Bay de Verde District 5274 20 Edward Budden (o) 1918 No No Attestation papers not included.
CHILDS, Henry Lark Harbour, Bay of Islands, St. George District 8353 20 Richard Childs (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PRATT, Arthur Milligan Leslie Street, St. John's 522 28 Fannie Pratt (p) Traveller 1914 Methodist No No
WHITE, Charles New Perlican, Trinity District 5506 21 Benjamin White (p) Longshoreman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KNIGHT, William Blackler 355 Southside Road, St. John's 290 22 Mr. Knight (p) Motor engineer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916