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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
SUTTON, William Pushthrough, Bonavista Bay, Fortune 3529 18 James Sutton (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARRIS, Clarence Valentine Glovertown, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 3365 18 Frederick Harris (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Monday, September 30, 1918
NOSEWORTHY, William James St. John's 1570 26 Elizabeth Noseworthy (s) Stoker 1915 Methodist No No
CLARKE, William Big Braha, St. Barbe District 3729 23 Mrs. Nimie[?] Chute (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
WHALEN, Walter Chapel Cove, Harbour Main District 8471 27 Philip Whalen (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Whelan.
HOWELL, Esau Pools Island, Bonavista District 4916 19 Samuel Howell (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CAINES, Isaac Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 1619 20 Michael Caines (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VERE-HOLLOWAY, Henry (Harry) Boyce St. John's 2170 18 Edward Holloway (p): Should read: Edward Vere-Holloway Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling: entered repeatedly in records as Vere-Halloway
SAUNDERS, Alonzo Cape Cove, Fogo District 6028 21 Edward Saunders (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STRICKLAND, Benjamin St. John's 1848 35 Mary Strickland (s) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HANEY/HEANEY, James Patrick 46 Barnes Road, St. John's 476 21 Kitty Haney (o) Printer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Entered in CWGC as Heaney
BURN [BYRNE], Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 257 20 James Byrne (p) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic No No
FOOTE, John Botwood, Twillingate District 8120 44 Lillian Foote (s) Railroad man 1917 Methodist No No
SAUNDERS, Benjamin Gambo, Bonavista District 8319 18 Joseph Saunders (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROGERS, John Fair Island, Bonavista District 5509 22 John Rogers (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Rodgers
HATCHER, William Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4609 25 Robert Hatcher (p) School teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DODD, William St. John's 1027 22 Matthew Dodd (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
RENDELL, Leonard True Grand Falls, Twillingate District 231 25 Jesse Rendell (p) Papermaker 1914 Methodist 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.
MORGAN, Nath Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 5707 19 William Morgan (p) School teacher 1918 No No
MATTHEWS, Frederick George St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 2022 22 Marie Sadie Matthews (s) Telegraph operator 1915 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
STOCKLEY, Alfred Carters Cove, Twillingate District 4136 20 Herbert Stockley (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
FIFIELD, Joseph Bonavista, Bonavista District 4823 31 Mrs. Thomas Fifield (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PATEY, Herbert St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4287 19 James J. Patey (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
FOOTE, John Rencontre, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6268 19 George Foote (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRIEN, Patrick 5 Alexander Street, St. John's 80 20 Nora Brien (p) Apprentice engineer 1914 Roman Catholic 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
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
ROWBOTTOM, Herbert Quirpon, St. Barbe District 3803 22 James Rowbottom (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BENNETT, Arthur Greens Harbour, Trinity District 5227 25 Hannah Bennett (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEAD, Michael Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District 3340 21 Lizzie Head (s) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
THISTLE, Albert St. John's 1094 19 Lavinia Thistle (p) Truckman 1915 Methodist No No
BOWDEN, Hugh Pierson Wesleyville, Bonavista District 526 18 Dr. George F. Bowden (p) Student 1914 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917 PDF I
CHILDS, Henry Lark Harbour, Bay of Islands, St. George District 8353 20 Richard Childs (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRUSHETT, A. H. 3121 1916 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
CLARKE, Stephen Mortier Bay, Marystown, Burin District 1933 22 Henry Clarke (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNEY, Charles Hickmans Harbour, Random, Trinity District 8050 26 James Penney (p) Millman 1917 Methodist No No
POWER, William T. St. John's 780 19 Edward Power (p) Stove fitter 1914 Roman Catholic No No
KINSELLA, William Ferryland, Ferryland District 4108 20 Mary (John) Kinsella (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
DOYLE, Edward St. John's 1299 18 Mrs. Doyle (p) Barber 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BLUNDON, Harry Catalina, Trinity District 3702 18 Theophilus Blundon (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Signature is Blundon ; documents use Blunden.
JESSO, Leo Francis Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1812 19 Joseph Jesso (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, William George La Scie, St. Barbe District 5632 24 William Parsons (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CHEESEMAN, Isaac Burin, Burin District 3891 18 Laurence Cheesman (p) Student 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POWER, Peter Joseph Angel Place, St. John's 2751 22 Elizabeth (Murphy) Power (s) Barber 1916 Roman Catholic No No
GOSSE, Willam 74 New Gower Street, St. John's 2349 18 Mrs. James Gosse (p) Student 1916 Roman Catholic No No
WILLIAMS, George Moulton Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 735 22 Nathaniel Williams (p) Fisherman 1914 No No
PARSONS, Alex Freshwater, Bell Island, St. John's East District 3825 21 Jacob Parsons (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LAMBERT, James St. John's 387 27 Luke Lambert (p) Accountant 1914 No No PDF