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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
BROCKLEHURST, Edward S. 21 Maxse Street, St. John's 2519 24 Charles Brocklehurst (p) Steel worker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
GOSNEY, Ernest Alfred Black River, Placentia-St. Marys District 2822 18 Archibald Gosney (p) Cook 1916 No No
OSBORNE, James W. Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District / 31 Pleasant Street, St. John's 2471 35 Joseph Osborne (p) Machinist 1916 Methodist - Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age 35-47 - Discrepancy in religion Notes: Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Regiment; rejected on application to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.
LOVELESS, John Seal Cove, Fortune District 2970 22 John Loveless (o) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No PDF
SAUNDERS, John Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5648 18 Joseph Saunders (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Sanders.
BOLLAN, Thomas Pinchards Island, Bonavista District 5375 21 Esau Bollan (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Boland.
FITZGERALD, Thomas Joseph St. John's 1645 18 Elizabeth Fitzgerald (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BURSEY, Benjamin Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District 1956 19 Andrew Bursey (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 14, 1916
GEARY, Alexander 55 Cabot Street, St. John's 8054 28 Rachel Geary (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
RYAN, Thomas Patrick New Aberdeen, Nova Scotia, Canada 3171 18 Bridget Ryan (p) Plumber and tinsmith 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MATTHEWS, Hubert Musgravetown, Bonavista District 4783 22 George Matthews (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DONNELLY, Jeremiah F. 45 Wickford Street, St. John's 3572 20 William Donnelly (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
RENOUF, Charles James Kings Bridge Road, St. John's 147 25 Rose Renouf (s) Timekeeper 1914 Roman Catholic No No
FIFIELD, Mark Catalina, Trinity District 1165 22 Eliza Fifield (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
BROWN, Charlie Gambo, Bonavista District 1491 22 Robert Brown Sr. (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
HARDY, Randall Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3743 18 John Hardy (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in given name: Randell, Rendell; signature is Randall.
BRIFFETT, Edward Bryants Cove, Harbour Grace District 5906 23 Jacob Briffett (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ANTHONY, Aleck [Alex] Bell Island, St. John's East District 4695 18 Sarah Ann Anthony (p) Electrician 1918 Salvation Army No No Variant spelling of name: Alex, Allick, Alick, Alleck.
TULK, Ralph Ladle Cove, Fogo District 4207 18 Gabriel Tulk (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918 See # 4007 for misfiled document
TAYLOR, Selby 10 Pleasant Street, St. John's 8460 25 Maud Taylor (s) 1917 Yes No Saturday, March 9, 1918 File missing. Information from service ledger.
BENNETT, Hector Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 910 20 Luke Ab. Bennett (p) Cook 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
STACEY, Anthony James Water Street, St. John's 466 24 Fredrick Stacey (p) Commercial traveller 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MACKAY, William 48 Barnes Road, St. John's 5089 21 William Mackey (p) Printer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CRUMMELL [CRUMMEY], Ronald St. John's 1352 20 Elizabeth Crummell (p) Farmer 1915 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - family sources and 1921/1935 census identify him as Ronald Crummey.
MAHON, James Thomas 30 Barnes Road St. John's 114 21 John Mahon (p) Tinsmith 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BRYANT, Charles Brownsdale, Trinity District 4892 20 Heman Bryant (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LENCH, William Herbert Grand Bank, Burin District 1122 20 Emma Lench (p) Bank teller 1915 Methodist No No Photograph of Lench included
HOFF, John Gander Bay, Fogo District 4215 24 Joseph Hoff (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PIERCEY, Jacob Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District 8155 46 Lillies Piercey (s) Lumberman and carpenter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
IVANY, John James English Harbour, Trinity District 1155 24 Sarah Ivany (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
BLUNDON, Norman J. Shoal Harbour, Trinity District 5992 21 James Blundon (p) Farmer 1919 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: documents completed as Blunden.
LARNER, Reginald Joseph Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2238 19 Sarah Larner (p) Operator 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BOWERS, George Southern Arm, Green Bay, Twillingate District[?] 5665 22 Fannie Bowers (p) Millman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: Bower
CHISLETT, Jesse Cavendish, Trinity District 1795 22 William Chislett (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No
POWER, Richard Cupids, Port de Grave District 2603 20 Mrs. James Power (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1613X.
ABBOTT, Frederick Bonavista, Bonavista District 2885 18 John Abbott (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist No No
TILLEY, William Robert Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 3036 18 Robert Tilley (p) Railroad 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WILLIAMS, Robert Hayward 73A Springdale Street, St. John's 3001 19 Elizabeth Williams (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GARDINER, Thomas Edward British Harbour, Trinity District 2305 23 Noah John Gardiner (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GILLAM, Manuel Crabbes, St. George District 3012 19 Susanna Harvey (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURRIN, John St. John's 1685 19 William Murrin (p) Machinist 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARBIN, Wilfred T. Twillingate, Twillingate District 953 19 Henry Harbin (p) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Partially re-filmed at the beginning of reel 73
PERRY, Frederick Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3287 19 Joseph Perry (p) Cook 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CLARKE, David Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6038 22 John Clark (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RYAN, Edmund Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 4046 19 William Ryan (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
PARROTT, Eric A. Winterton, Trinity District 2925 18 John Parrott (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAYWARD, Arthur Seaburn St. John's 1648 19 Mrs. James Andrews (p) Labourer 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
IVANY, Alex Willis Britannia Cove, Trinity District 3777 22 William Ivany (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Microfilmed file # 3777 includes a misfiled document for Ivany
ROBERTS, Michael Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 4335 23 Mrs. J. Croke (o) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, John Joseph 10 Codners Lane, St. John's 3226 27 Johanna Walsh (p) Sailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1354X