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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
VEY, Wilson Random, Trinity District 5320 19 William Vey (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
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.
BOLGER, David Francis West St. Modeste, Labrador 3418 28 John Bulger (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: signature is Bolger, form completed as Bulger.
JOHNSON, Thomas Little Catalina, Trinity District 4776 18 George Johnson (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BURRY, Sidney George Greenspond, Bonavista District 1044 29 Mathilda Burry (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GABRIEL, Roland Fleming Street, St. John's 8500 20 Herbert Gabriel (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MORGAN, Abraham North River, Port de Grave District 5907 21 James Morgan (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLEARY, William 4 Lower Battery Road, St. John's 384 20 James Cleary (p) 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HAWCO, John Chapel Cove, Harbour Main District 5786 24 Paul Hawco (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DOMINIC, James Little Reach, Fortune District 5306 19 Stephen Dominic (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RENNIE, W. H. [William Hoyles] No information 0-244 1914 No No PDF Civilian appointment as honourary Captain: Musketry Committee and Musketry instructor. No attestation papers.
CASHIN, Edward St. George, St. George District 4995 20 Francis Cashin (p) Electrician 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, James Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 4665 18 Charles Murphy (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FORAN, Augustus Grand Falls, Twillingate District 4876 19 Rose Foran (p) Paper man 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BRIEN, William Quidi Vidi, St. John's East District 4551 20 Mary Brien (p) Truckman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TULK, Augustus St. John's 1603 23 Mary Tulk (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
TAYLOR, Hayward 100 Casey Street, St. John's 8250 19 Mrs. Rosanna Taylor (p) Labourer 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
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.
BENNETT, Edward Main River, St. George District 1470 25 Elizabeth Bennett (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, March 3, 1917
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
HANCOCK, Job Pools Cove, Fortune District 4162 18 James Hancock (p) Fisherman 1917 Congregationalist No No Variant spelling of name - Handcock
BRYAN, John Ferryland, Ferryland District 3109 22 Patrick Bryan (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
GOODYEAR, Oswald Raymond Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2156 18 Josiah Goodyear (p) Teamster 1916 Methodist No No
ROSS, William Leslie Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1547 19 Joseph Ross (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Alec Jabez Sidley Sussex, England, United Kingdom 2832 28 William Walter White (p) Draper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, November 21, 1917 Formal name: Alexander Jabez
KITCHEN, John Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4809 24 George Kitchen (p) Surveyor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EVANS, Thomas Bowning 2 Parade Street, St. John's 642 20 James Evans (p) Labourer 1914 Methodist No No Discrepancies in name: Bowring, Browning, Bowing.
CRAWLEY, John Holyrood, Harbour Main District 2158 20 Cornelius Crawley (p) Pressman in paper mills 1916 Roman Catholic No No
LARKINS, William Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 5023 20 Mary Ann Larkins (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Larkin
MEW, Sydney Frank. Shirley, Southampton, England, United Kingdom 0-259-1939 24 Charles Mew (p) Book binder 1916 Methodist No No
CHIPMAN, Robert Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1320 22 Edward Chipman (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POWER, Pierce Corner Brook, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1281 22 Katherine Power (o) Woodman 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF
TILLEY, Samuel Sandy Point, St. George District 3147 18 Abram Tilley (p) Fireman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WILLIAMS, Martin Halls Bay, Springdale, Twillingate District 1647 23 Lucy Williams (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
BEAZLEY, John Mud Cove, Burin District 3718 19 George Beazley (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
GALPIN, John Codroy, St. George District 1526 27 Jane Kendall (o) Seaman 1915 Church of England ( Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
FUDGE, Aubrey Round Harbour, Twillingate District 5684 19 Peter Fudge (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MACDONNEL, John Patrick St. George's, St. George District 582 21 Richard MacDonnel (p) Time keeper 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, October 29, 1915 Discrepancy in spelling of name: signature is MacDonnel; previously transcribed as McDonnell/MacDonnell
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
SLATTERY, Patrick Joseph 8 King's Road, St. John's 2983 19 James Slattery (p) Linotype operator 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, March 13, 1918
PERRY, Alfred Wards Harbour, Twillingate District 1273 Julia Perry (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, January 21, 1917
CLARK, William Henry St. John's 1003 19 Joseph Clark (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HODDER, Eli Horwood, Fogo District 2977 20 Abel Hodder (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
SOMERTON, Charles Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 3867 21 Mrs. Somerton (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUIRES, William Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5480 20 Lydia (Stephen) Squires (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in mother's name: recorded as both Squires and Sparkes.
GARLAND, John William Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 5804 24 John Garland (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROBERTS, Joseph Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 3378 25 Michael Roberts (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, James Joseph St. John's 962 21 Michael Walsh (p) Longshoreman 1915 No No
HILLYARD, Michael Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Marys District 5197 20 William Hillyard (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No