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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
HOWLETT, John Petty Harbour, St. John's West Districts 4222 18 Bridget Howlett (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Attestation forms are completed as Jack Howlett.
BUTLER, Martin Bell Island, St. John's East District 4721 21 Edward Butler (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JONES, Nathaniel Whitbourne, Trinity District 1932 19 William Jones (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, November 21, 1917
RIDEOUT, Hardy Lewisporte, Twillingate District 3144 18 Jabez Rideout (p) Factory man 1916 Methodist No No
THOMAS, Frederick Gordon St. John's 1784 18 Frederick Thomas (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
WISEMAN, Alfred Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District 2011 21 Alfred Wiseman (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) - Methodist No No Discrepancy in religion
TAYLOR, Herbert St. John's 1018 19 Margaret Taylor (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
TUCKER, Bernard Thorburn Road, St. John's 3948 18 William Tucker (p) Farmer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BILLARD, Albert Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4293 19 Samuel R. Billard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name - signature is Billard, forms completed as Billiard
BRAKE, Harrison Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1409 20 Josephine Brake (p) Railroad brakeman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, James 102 Springdale Street, St. John's 4451 20 William King (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
STRONG, Saul Fortune, Burin District 3564 18 John Strong (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
BARTLETT, Leslie Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 8348 20 Alfred Bartlett (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
REID, Allan Hearts Delight, Trinity District 2419 19 Stephen Reid Sr. (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
ROSE, Joshua 14 Franklin Avenue, St. John's 8436 43 Harriett Rose (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
JANES, Arthur Hants Harbour, Trinity District 6276 20 Stephen Janes (p) Steward 1918 Salvation Army No No
MOORES, John Blackhead, Bay de Verde District 3250 18 Arthur Moores (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, October 5, 1918
PAUL, Ralph Mud Cove, Burin, Burin District 3717 23 William Paul (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
GROKE, Caleb St. Chads, Bonavista District 5135 24 George Croke (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Croke.
ROSE, R. [Robert] Clayton 28 Springdale Street, St. John's 2542 22 Marmaduke Rose (p Salesman 1916 Methodist No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.
JANES, Charles Bull Arm, Valleyfield, Bonavista District 3983 18 Mrs. James Granter (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918
POWER, Redmond J. Corner Brook, Bay of Islands, St. George District 2386 18 Patrick Power (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
NOAH, John Melin 93 New Gower Street, St. John's 3296 20 Melvin Noah (p) Shopkeeper 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SLADE, Solomon St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4321 20 John Slade (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
STICKLAND, Ephraim Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3886 22 William Stickland (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Strickland.
WELLS, Elias J. Horwood, Fogo District 8451 23 Nellie Wells (s) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
DUNPHY, Patrick 25 Burkes Square, St. John's 4447 18 Martin Dunphy (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
PYNN, Fred Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4701 18 Willis Pynn (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MEANEY, Basil Caplin Bay, Fogo District 8352 19 Thomas Meaney (p) Fisherman 1917 Attestation papers not included. No No
BEARNS, George Grand Bank, Burin District 4636 23 Jacob Bearns (o) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
BUTLER, Charles Oakley 79 Pennywell Road, St. John's 205 20 Walter Butler (p) Motorman 1914 Salvation Army No No
MARTIN, Henry New Perlican, Trinity District 5249 24 Elizabeth Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOLAND, Patrick J. St.John's 1601 31 Frances Boland (s) Steward 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, December 21, 1916
ANGEL, John St. John's 8383 35 Anastatia Angel (s) Baker and cook 1917 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers not included.
GREENING, Chesley Bell Island, St. John's East District 3970 18 Alex Greening (p) Engineer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHIFFIN, James Southern Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 5868 19 John Whiffin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Whiffen
DILLON, Stephen 448 Southside Road, St. John's 4165 18 Jane Dillon (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
POWER, David Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 310 26 Mrs. John Tremlett (p) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, Charlie Gambo, Bonavista District 1491 22 Robert Brown Sr. (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
SUTTON, William Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1726 20 Mrs. William Sutton (s) Sailor 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
FLEMMING, John Spillars Cove, Trinity District 5899 19 James Flemming (p) Fisherman 1918 No No Discrepancy in name: Flemming and Fleming; attestation forms completed as Flemming.
FRY, Edgar Southern Bay, Bonavista District 3595 25 Thomas Fry (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEWIS, Fred James St. John's 1640 18 William James Lewis (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No Also contains documents relating to service # 3217, Charles V. Lewis
SAMMS, Reuben Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3979 37 Phoebe Samms (s) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
RUSSELL, Samson Southern Bay, Bonavista District 3524 18 Samuel Russell (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TILLER, Cecil Newtown, Bonavista District 6203 23 Edgar Tiller (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BARNES, Lester Bell Island, St. John's East District 4560 19 Thomas Edward Barnes (p) Mechanic 1918 Methodist No No
BURSEY, Herbert Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 4544 20 Ebenezer Bursey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
KEOUGH, Michael St. Josephs, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5647 19 Thomas Keough (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STONE, Henry Skinner 17 Dicks Square, St. John's 361 29 Hannah Stone (s) Tailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No