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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
STACEY, Alfred Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 1747 23 Henry Stacey (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Sunday, January 20, 1918 PDF
NICHOLAS, William Brazils Lane, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2729 20 William Nicholas (p) Tanner 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRYAN, John Ferryland, Ferryland District 3109 22 Patrick Bryan (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
WESTERN, William 61 George Street, St. John's 0-242 - 2570 21 Mrs. Phillip Western (p) Packer 1916 Methodist No No
WAREHAM, Gilbert Petries, Bay of Islands, St. George District 4992 20 Israel Wareham (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ROSS, William Leslie Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1547 19 Joseph Ross (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLE, Bertram Bell Island, St. John's East District 4630 18 John Cole (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers also found on Reel 261 preceding Service # 4601
DOVE, Elias Chance Harbour, Twillingate District 4174 19 John Dove (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BENDALL/BENDELL, Freeman Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 3187 18 Mrs. Selina Bendell (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
QUICK, Cyril S. 88 Queens Road, St. John's 2329 18 William Quick (p) Packer 1916 Methodist No No
JEWER, William Salt Pond, Twillingate District 5398 23 Thomas Jewer (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CRAWLEY, John Holyrood, Harbour Main District 2158 20 Cornelius Crawley (p) Pressman in paper mills 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MEW, Sydney Frank. Shirley, Southampton, England, United Kingdom 0-259-1939 24 Charles Mew (p) Book binder 1916 Methodist No No
HODDINOTT, Walter J. Indian Islands, Fogo District 8091 18 Mary Ann Hoddinott (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
POWER, Pierce Corner Brook, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1281 22 Katherine Power (o) Woodman 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF
PALFREY, William 8 Queen Street, St. John's 4466 18 Mrs. A. Palfrey (p) Barber 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CHESON [CHAISSON], Julian Cape George, St. George District 2791 26 Jane Cheson (p) Fisherman 1916 No No Variant spelling of name: Chesson, Chiasson
WILLAR, Harry 9 Bond Street, St. John's 8420 24 Wilhelmina Willar (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
FENNELL, Leo Bay Du Nord, Fortune District 1087 19 Martha Fennell (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DINGWELL [DINGWALL], Aaron C. Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3840 19 Rosie Dingwell [Dingwell] (p) Brakeman 1917 Methodist No No
FUDGE, Aubrey Round Harbour, Twillingate District 5684 19 Peter Fudge (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCGRATH, John A. 0-135 - 2273 19 1916 No No Attestation papers not included; Not in service ledger. John A. McGrath and Frederick Seymour share the same officer file 0-135 File includes documents for Richard A. Howley, Royal Navy
PERRY, Alfred Wards Harbour, Twillingate District 1273 Julia Perry (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, January 21, 1917
HARVEY, Henry 25 Carew Street, St. John's 2336 21 William Harvey (p) Carpenter 1916 Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
CURRAN, Eugene Manuels, Harbour Main District 8488 18 John Curran 1918 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
HODDER, Eli Horwood, Fogo District 2977 20 Abel Hodder (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
CLOUTER, Arthur Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 6005 20 Elizabeth Clouter (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CAREW, Daniel 84 Pleasant Street, St. John's 4377 19 Mrs. H.V. Symonds (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
AVERY, William Greenspond, Bonavista District 2861 & 8053 21 Eliza Avery (s) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No See service number 8053; Avery transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. # 2862 on attestation form; # 2861 in service ledger; see service # 8053 for service file
ROBERTS, Joseph Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 3378 25 Michael Roberts (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HILLYARD, Michael Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Marys District 5197 20 William Hillyard (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WEBB, Leonard Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District 2675 20 John Webb (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, October 20, 1918
WALSH, James Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District 2341 22 Walter Walsh (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, August 21, 1917
POWER, Alphonsus J. St. Marys Bay, Placentia-St. Marys District 4577 21 Theresa Power (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TURNER, James Topsail Road, St. John's 5250 18 Thomas Turner (p) Operator 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHAFE, Frederick Harold Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 3317 18 William Chafe (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TAYLOR, George 81 Southside Road, St. John's 5268 24 Robert Taylor (p) Cooper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WORKMAN, Wilson Hearts Delight, Trinity District 5839 24 Henry Workman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GILLINGHAM, Maurice Glenwood, Twillingate District 3636 18 Esau Gillingham (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
JACKMAN, John J. 38 Pleasant Street, St. John's 4697 22 John Jackman Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STEELE, James Robert St. John's 0-161 - 926 26 Samuel Owen Steele (p) Salesman 1915 Congregationalist No No I
MURPHY, Michael St. John's 1277 19 Mary Murphy (p) Cooper 1915 No No Not in service ledger.
FLIGHT, Adam Small Point, Bay de Verde District 5329 19 Richard Flight (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
TILLEY, William Joseph Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1224 22 William Tilley (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917. Discrepancy in name: William Joseph on Regiment attestation; William John in service ledger.
TAYLOR, Albert E. Charleston, Bonavista District 0-224 - 1554 21 Sarah Taylor (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 17, 1918 PDF
STUCKLESS, William Thomas Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 1900 22 Eli Stuckless (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Documents vary using William and/or Thomas.
ALLEN, Thomas Burin, Burin District 3333 18 Alice Bugden (o) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: Signature is Allen; documents also use Allan.
BROWN, Ernest Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District 1493 20 Malcolm Brown (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 12, 1918
LEDREW, George C. Cupids, Port de Grave District 4865 18 Henry LeDrew (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HOLLETT, George Burin North, Burin District 1799 17 William Hollett (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 See also service #0-193, Michael J. Gillis, for will.