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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
MITCHELL, Lawrence Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 8373 33 Elizabeth Mitchell (s) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
JACOBS, Levi Little Hearts Ease, Random, Trinity District 4973 21 James Jacobs (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PARSONS, Albert Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 4426 18 Abram Parsons (p) Student 1918 Methodist No No
OAKLEY, William J.F. 172 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 3281 18 Arthur Oakley (p) Checker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCGRATH, John Colliers, Harbour Main District 1995 Mrs Emily McGrath (p) 1915 No No Also contains information relating to service # 2065 Patrick Pender Attestation papers not included; information from service ledger.
HAPGOOD, Patrick Clattice Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4889 19 Monague Hapgood (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PENTON, Ignatius Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 2589 25 Edward Penton (o) Lumberman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
CLARK, Alfred M Kerleys Harbour, Trinity District 4977 24 Joseph Clark (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROSE, Josiah Belleoram, Fortune District 6135 20 William J. Rose (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARNES, Lester Bell Island, St. John's East District 4560 19 Thomas Edward Barnes (p) Mechanic 1918 Methodist No No
LOADER, Frederick Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District 5620 24 Levi Loader (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Loder.
CAREY, Edward St. John's 1370 21 Sadie Carey (p) Motorman 1915 No No
ROBERTS, Frederick George Change Islands, Fogo District 440 32 Solomon Roberts (p) Salesman 1914 Methodist No No
WALSH, Frank Pleasant Street, St. John's 4238 26 Theresa Walsh (s) Carman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MULLINS, Frank Blackmarsh Road, St. John's 525 20 Patrick Mullins (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
KING, Albert Bay de l'Eau, Placentia-St. Mary's District 6155 20 Wilson King (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PORTER, Joseph Long Pond, Foxtrap, Harbour Main District 3625 21 Jacob Porter (p) Miner 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREELEY, Thomas Tilton, Harbour Grace District 4798 22 Edward Greeley (p) Miner 1918 No No
WISEMAN, William F. St. John's 1628 17 James Wiseman (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DAWE, Robert Rattling Brook, Twillingate District 3630 24 Jonathan Dawe (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
HEALEY, Edward 345 Water Street, St. John's 4028 18 Philip Healey (p) Munition worker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GILLINGHAM, Harold Golf Avenue, St. John's 5028 27 William Gillingham (p) Carpenter 1918 Methodist No No
MURPHY, Philip Charles 122 Water Street West, St. John's 3111 18 Lewis Murphy (p) Wheelwright 1916 Roman Catholic No No
KELLY, Michael Francis 37 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 148 24 Mrs. Kelly (s) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PELLEY, Frank H. Somerset, Smith Sound, Trinity District 2955 24 James Pelley (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
FOX, William Grand Bank, Burin District 5797 19 William Fox (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
CASE, William Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde district 4588 18 John Case (p) Assistant surveyor 1918 Methodist No No
COLBOURNE, Arthur Frederick Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 444 23 E.B. Colbourne (p) Blacksmith 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REES, George Wilfred 22 Mullock Street, St. John's 388 19 Mary Jane Rees (p) Printer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Contains part of the file of Eaneas Rees, service # 25881, of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.
TARGETT, Frederick Joseph Holyrood, Harbour Main District 1743 25 Sarah Targett (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, October 16, 1916
MYRICK, John 12 Nunnery Hill, St. John's 99 19 Patrick Myrick (p) Baker 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, December 10, 1915
CAVE, Henry John Fox Head, Change Islands, Fogo District 4394 22 William Cave (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HILL, Harris 55 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 8262 27 Thomas Hill (p) Cooper 1917 Roman Catholic No No
RYAN, Joseph F. Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4747 24 Darius Ryan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SNOW, Garland Norris Arm, Twillingate District 4058 19 Abraham Snow (p) Trapper 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BACON, Fred 11 Villa Street, County of Durham, England, United Kingdom 3301 26 Wilson Bacon (p) Marine Fireman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, George Grand Bank, Burin district 8145 25 Mrs. Amelia H. White (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
EMBERLY, George English Harbour East, Fortune District 2994 22 Patrick Emberly (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, October 8, 1917
COX, Sydney 48 George Street, St. John's 2492 21 Mrs. Sydney Cox (s) Longshoreman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHORT, Joshua New Bonaventure, Trinity Bay, Trinity district 1199 19 Sarah Jane Short (p) Steward 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, June 15, 1919
SYMONDS, Joseph St. John's 1108 25 Susie Symonds (p) Cabman 1915 Methodist No No
FORSEY, Bernard 235 Water Street, St. John's 0-215 - 12 19 Mr. Forsey (p) Engineer 1914 No No Four documents duplicated from #0-214 William McHenry are on the reel labelled as Bernard Forsey. Labels were placed by LAC at time of microfilming.
PIKE, Stanley Gordon St. John's 1235 23 Mrs. William Pike (p) Office clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, August 10, 1916
HARVEY, Gerald Cockburn Kings Bridge Road, St. John's 0-33 - 333 28 A.J. Harvey (p) Merchant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also contains documents relating to service # 0-94 Stanley Robertson and # 0-194 Guy W. Harvey. Attached to Royal Flying Corps 1916-1917.
HOWLETT, James Joseph Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District 3313 19 John Howlett (p) Farmer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CLIFT, Cecil Bayly 100 Military Road, St. John's 0-174 - 505 23 J.A. Clift (p) Student 1914 Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
CALLAHAN, Albert Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 4178 22 Matthew Callahan (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
VICKERS, Joseph Witless Bay, Ferryland District 6018 20 William Vickers (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DRISCOLL, William 52 Kings Road, St. John's 3368 27 Mrs. William Butt (o) Clothing cutter 1916 Methodist No No
MCDONALD, William Bank Head, St. George District 5986 24 Dinier Farrell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No