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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
MURPHY, Michael Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2282 19 James Kelly (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
LEWIS, Francis Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 8267 24 Winnifred Lewis (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, Edward William Fogo, Fogo District 1567 23 Phoebe Butler (p) Fireman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
COISH, Harold Gordon Ladle Cove, Fogo District 1400 20 Maud Coish (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
LITTLE, Theopilues Bonavista, Bonavista District 1292 20 James Little (p) Fisherman 1915 Salvation Army No No
MORRIS, John Albert Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2152 19 Elizabeth Morris (p) Paper makers help 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DYER, Walter Logy Bay, St. John's East District 4616 21 Ellen Downton (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CAVE, Absalom Change Islands, Fogo District 4395 24 William Cave (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ONEILL, Frederick Michael 49 Angel Place, St. John's 402 19 John O'Neill (o) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
CLANCEY, Michael Newtown Road, St. John's 4478 18 John Clancey (p) Longshoreman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PAUL, Reginald J. Burin North, Burin District 731 20 Amelia Paul (s) Storekeeper 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PAFFORD, Chesley St. John's 1604 19 Lillis Pafford (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
ELLIS, Thomas 28 Feild Street, St. John's 2288 18 Mary Ellis (p) Grocer 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16
SHEPPARD, William Pools Island, Bonavista District 2012 22 George Sheppard (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
CRAMM, Charles Botwood, Twillingate District 4148 18 Samuel Cramm (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
SMITH, Edward Manuels, Harbour Main District 5164 18 Edward Smith (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MERCER, Edward Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 5301 24 Isaac Mercer (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LEPAGE, Manuel Ship Cove, St. George District 3179 18 Claude LePage (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
CAINES, Jacob Pushthrough, Fortune District 6271 19 Mary Jane Caines (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAUSE, John St. Lawrence, Burin District 4324 21 Elias Hause (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as House. Signature is Hause. Variant spelling: Hawse.
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).
VINCENT, Norman Triton, Twillingate District 5526 21 John Vincent (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BAGGS, Moses Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 4971 23 Joseph Baggs (p) Fisherman 1918 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.
GUY, Ambrose Arnolds Cove, Placentia-St. Marys District 2005 25 William Guy (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 See # 394 for photograph of grave of Ambrose Guy.
FORSEY, Joseph Clarkes Head, Gander Bay, Fogo District 8246 43 Eliza Forsey (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURSEY, Uriah George Caplin Cove, Bay de Verde District 1139 22 Sarah Bursey (p) School teacher 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 30, 1921
SAUNDERS, Henry James (Harry) 379 (369) South Side Road, St. John's 1215 25 Jane Saunders (p); Agnes Saunders (s) Truckman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918; changed next of kin from mother to wife.
MATTHEWS, Frederick George St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 2022 22 Marie Sadie Matthews (s) Telegraph operator 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HISCOCK, George Codroy, St. George District 6189 22 William Hiscock (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DODGE, Frederick Flemming, Fortune Bay, Fortune district 5360 20 Edward Dodge (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FIFIELD, Joseph Bonavista, Bonavista District 4823 31 Mrs. Thomas Fifield (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RICE, Stafford Bear Cove, White Bay, St. Barbe District 5631 18 Andrew Rice (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
PATEY, Noah St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4262 23 Annie Patey (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
TUFF, Jabez Templeman, Bonavista District 2606 23 William Tuff (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Sunday, November 19, 1916 Variant spelling of name: Javez
PIKE, Edward Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 1608 24 Dora Pike (s) Stoker 1915 Roman Catholic No No
LEWIS, Gordon 53 Pennywell Road, St. John's 2309 18 Charles Lewis (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, January 28, 1917 Photograph of grave-site included
BENNETT, Arthur Greens Harbour, Trinity District 5227 25 Hannah Bennett (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOPKINS, Edgar Hearts Content, Trinity District 4188 25 W. Hugh Hopkins (p) Telegraph operator 1917 Methodist No No
THISTLE, Albert St. John's 1094 19 Lavinia Thistle (p) Truckman 1915 Methodist No No
REID, Carl St. John's 790 19 Caleb Reid (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, August 12, 1916
ANDREWS, Albert 249 Water Street West, St. John's 2345 18 Robert Andrews (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist No No
CHILDS, Henry Lark Harbour, Bay of Islands, St. George District 8353 20 Richard Childs (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
YETMAN, John Tilting, Fogo District 5995 24 William Yetman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARKE, Stephen Mortier Bay, Marystown, Burin District 1933 22 Henry Clarke (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUDDEN, Allan Seldom Come By, Fogo District 6083 23 James Budden (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PENNEY, Charles Hickmans Harbour, Random, Trinity District 8050 26 James Penney (p) Millman 1917 Methodist No No
KINSELLA, William Ferryland, Ferryland District 4108 20 Mary (John) Kinsella (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No