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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
REID, Hubert H. Old Shop, Trinity District 5304 23 Elizabeth (James) Reid (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
HAPGOOD, Patrick Clattice Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4889 19 Monague Hapgood (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HEWITT, Alexander Barr'd Island, Fogo District 5726 22 Henry Hewitt (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARK, Alfred M Kerleys Harbour, Trinity District 4977 24 Joseph Clark (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PERRY, Reuben Oliver River of Ponds, Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 3118 19 John Henry (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 24, 1917
MOTTY, Edgar Page 6 Charlton Street, St. John's 446 19 Mr. Motty (p) Express driver 1914 Church of England (Anglican) 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
WALSH, Frank Pleasant Street, St. John's 4238 26 Theresa Walsh (s) Carman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
STOKES, H.F. 0-175 1916 No No Transferred to 1st Newfoundland Regiment at Ayr from Royal Irish Fusiliers.
KING, Albert Bay de l'Eau, Placentia-St. Mary's District 6155 20 Wilson King (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PAYNE, John Harbour Round, St. Barbe District 6014 21 John Payne (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BARRETT, Roland Blaketown, Trinity District 3480 22 Mary Barrett (p) Railroading 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREELEY, Thomas Tilton, Harbour Grace District 4798 22 Edward Greeley (p) Miner 1918 No No
POWER, James M. Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4317 22 Michael Power (p) School teacher 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918
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
GILLINGHAM, Harold Golf Avenue, St. John's 5028 27 William Gillingham (p) Carpenter 1918 Methodist No No
STEELE, Owen William 100 Water Street, St. John's 0-89 - 326 27 Samuel Owen Steele (p) 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 8, 1916 I - See also service #0-78 -395.
KELLY, Michael Francis 37 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 148 24 Mrs. Kelly (s) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PARSONS, Taylor Trout River, St. Barbe District 3916 18 William Parsons (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
FOX, William Grand Bank, Burin District 5797 19 William Fox (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
PENNELL, John J. Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District 4947 19 William Pennell (p) School teacher 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
RUSSELL, John St. John's 917 18 Edward Russell (p) Confectioner 1915 Methodist 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
CAVE, Henry John Fox Head, Change Islands, Fogo District 4394 22 William Cave (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STUDLEY, Sidney Indian Burying Place, Twillingate District 5678 23 Henry Studley (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HILL, Harris 55 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 8262 27 Thomas Hill (p) Cooper 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MUNN, Robert Stewart Errol St. John's 787 18 W.A. Munn (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
BAIRD, John Cuddihy Street, St. John's 5029 20 Michael Baird (p) Chauffeur 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SNOW, Garland Norris Arm, Twillingate District 4058 19 Abraham Snow (p) Trapper 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PILLEY, William J. Phillips Head, Twillingate District 1937 24 Edmund Pilley (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist 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
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
RIDEOUT, Peter B. Exploits Harbour, Twillingate District 5558 21 Silas Rideout (p) Coast trader 1918 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.
MERCER, Jasper Port Albert, Twillingate District 5435 23 William Mercer (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Saturday, August 17, 1918
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.
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
OXFORD, Henry Rencontre, Fortune District 2926 17 Samuel Oxford (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CALLAHAN, Albert Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 4178 22 Matthew Callahan (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
DRISCOLL, William 52 Kings Road, St. John's 3368 27 Mrs. William Butt (o) Clothing cutter 1916 Methodist No No
VIVIAN, Owen Flat Islands, Bonavista District 5150 20 Bessie Hapgood (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SKEFFINGTON, John Glovertown, Bonavista District 5172 22 Adam Skeffington (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
CROCKER, Andrew Trout River, St. Barbe District 3959 19 Eloise Portent Crocker (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WAY, Garfield Newtown, Bonavista District 3153 24 Robert Way (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
BURT, Harold Battery Road, St. John's 323 23 John Burt Labourer 1914 Methodist No No