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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
MORRISSEY, John Thomas St. John's 1074 20 Catherine (Morrissey) Ryan (p) Fireman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Variant spelling of name - Morrisey
PARSLEY, Patrick 4 Hunts Lane, St. John's n/a 16 Student 1917 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)
HAYWARD, James Smiths Sound, Trinity District 4846 18 John Hayward (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHAMBERS, Malcolm G. Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2369 15 Walter Chambers (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age, Chambers claimed to be 18. His birth certificate proved he was 15.
CRANE, Wallace Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5084 21 John Crane (p) Bank clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARBOUR, Wilfred Trinity Bay, Newtown, Bonavista District 3705 27 George Barbour (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No Monday, October 14, 1918
BROWN, John Winterton, Trinity District 2803 23 John Brown (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POWER, John M. 42 Power Avenue, St. John's 4574 36 John J. Power (p) Carman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
EVANS, Robert Ellis Trefuent, Wales, United Kingdom 0-54 - 2845 32 John Evans (p) Draper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
ANGEL, John St. John's 8383 35 Anastatia Angel (s) Baker and cook 1917 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers not included.
SMITH, Joseph Spread Eagle, Trinity District 4942 22 Isaac Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOWLETT, John Tors Cove, Ferryland District 5810 23 Patrick Howlett (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JEFFERIES, William Laurenceton, Twillingate District 3338 20 George Jefferies (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
DAWE, John Seal Cove, Harbour Main District 5737 23 Jane Dawe (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discharge papers list Long Pond, Harbour Main District as community/district.
LINFIELD, Roland Loon Bay, Twillingate District 2543 22 Alfred G. Linfield (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
MANNING, Thomas Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 4437 18 William Manning (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STEELE, Stanley G. Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 6290 21 John G. Steele (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BENSON, Levi Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 4569 21 George Benson (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
PARSONS, William Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3917 21 Joseph Parsons (p) Blacksmith 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
PENNEY, Alexander Port Blandford, Bonavista District 2696 19 Mrs. William Penney (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
SEYMOUR, Frederick Cornwall, England, United Kingdom 0-135 - 797 24 Fernandrew Seymour (p) Draper 1914 No No John A. McGrath and Frederick Seymour share the same officer file, #0-135
HULAN, Ed C. Jeffries, St. George District 8154 18 Jacob Hulan (o) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RYAN, John J. 227 Theatre Hill, St. John's 2300 21 John F. Ryan (p) Engineer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SPARKES, William 67 Feild Street, St. John's 4608 18 William Sparkes (p) Commission clerk 1918 Methodist No No
FRANCIS, Lorenzo New Chelsea, Trinity District 5365 23 Catherine Pynn (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HARRIS, Nicholas Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5260 25 Susie Harris (p) Blacksmith 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HERDER, Hubert Clinton 40 Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 0-79 - 3 23 William J. Herder (p) Agriculturist 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MULROONEY, Patrick W. Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 6185 24 Daniel Mulrooney (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PINSENT, Stanley Stewart Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 1589 20 James Pinsent (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
IRVINE, John Ferguson Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2125 26 Mrs. Irvine (p) Musician 1916 Presbyterian No No Attested for Short Service.
WARREN, Eli New Perlican, Trinity District 5879 18 John Warren (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARDY, James Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys 6152 23 Charles Pardy (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No See also # 2763; enlisted in 1916 and recorded as deserter; re-enlisted 1918
FILLEUL, Horwood M. Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5056 27 Philip Filleul (p) Trapper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OKEEFE, Cyril St. John's 1099 19 Mary O'Keefe (p) Window cleaner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
RIDER, Thomas Bonavista, Bonavista District 6021 25 Absalom Rider (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MERCER, Maxwell James Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 1446 19 Isaac (of Sam) Mercer Telegraph operator 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ANSTEY, Albert Lewisporte, Twillingate District 4154 22 John Anstey (p) Brakeman 1917 Methodist No No
FENNESSEY, John Freshwater Road, St. John's 4787 18 Patrick Fennessey (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TIBBO, James Joseph St. John's 1017 20 Mary Ann Tibbo (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, December 1, 1915
HOUSE, John Greenspond, Bonavista District 2480 23 John House (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
SHEA, Michael Joseph Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 1750 19 James Shea Sr. (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917
LUFF, Selby (Silvia) Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District 5517 18 Wesley Luff (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
CROCKER, Boyd St. John's 1529 33 Mrs. Aubrey J. Crocker (p) Draper 1915 No No PDF
GILLINGHAM, Isaac Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District 8170 22 Hannah Hynes (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUNT, Cecil Jameson 88 Barnes Road, St. John's 3384 19 Mrs. J.G. Hunt (p) Clerk 1917 Yes No Thursday, June 7, 1917
WALTERS, Norman Champneys, Trinity District 3599 18 Joseph Walters (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOSS, John Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8390 49 Margaret Moss (s) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SIMMS, George Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 1066 27 Nora Simms (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, December 30, 1915
WORTHMAN, Theophilus Hearts Delight, Trinity District 5548 21 Joseph Worthman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, Andrew Old Shop, Trinity District 4386 18 James Smith (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No