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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 ascending Date of Death Commendations Notes
WHITE, Albert Clarence Catalina, Trinity District 1374 19 Virtue White (p) School teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
KIRBY, John Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 5814 18 Philip Kirby (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HEFFORD, Thomas Berkley New Harbour, Trinity District 1532 21 Lydia Hefford (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
FARRELL, Richard Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 6118 19 Richard Farrell (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BOWEN, Frances Joseph St.Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 1753 21 James Bowen (of Thomas) (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
JEWER, Walter Botwood, Twillingate District 2536 19 William George Jewer (p) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
POWER, Phillip Francis Bell Island, St. John's East District 1889 17 Margaret Power (p) Office clerk 1915 No No
ALLEN, James Frederick Curling, St. George District 1541 19 Catherine Susanna Allen (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
CHEESEMAN, James Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 6080 24 Lizzie Webber (o) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TILLEY, Henry 66 Pennywell Road, St. John's 307 24 William James Tilley (p) Cabinet maker 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
WILLIAMS, James Oderin, Placentia-St. Marys District 3881 29 John Williams (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
COSTELLO, James Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 4552 20 John Costello (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GALLOP, Dyson Curling , George District 2072 19 Joshusa Gallop (p) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OATES, Abner Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5645 19 Robert Oates (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
BRAKE, John A. St. Pauls Bay, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3411 25 John Brake (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MANUEL, Charles Wesley Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 3554 20 Alice (Philip) Manuel (p) Cook 1917 Methodist No No
PUSHIE, Alexander D. 93 Cabot Street, St. John's 3275 18 Nathan Pushie (p) Engineer 1916 Methodist No No
CLARK, Joseph Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 6246 19 William Clark (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FRASER, Raymond Danson 101 Young Street, St. John's 0-46 - 3127 18 W.F. Fraser (p) Student 1916 No No
ROBERTS, John Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 3744 22 David Roberts (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CARMICHAEL, Thomas Colton 113 King's Road, St. John's 126 20 James Carmichael (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
MULLINS, Edwin Rencontre, Fortune District 6051 22 Benjamin Mullins (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, James Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 1562 26 Mary Walsh (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
POTTLE, Levi Groswater Bay, Labrador 4175 23 Samuel Pottle (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
CHAFE, Fred Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2097 22 Levi Chafe (p) Electrician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREEN, Peter Seldom Come By, Fogo District 5472 21 Job Green (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BARRY, William Jean de Bay, Burin District 6036 20 Richard Barry (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WOODFORD, Frank 7 Convent Square, St. John's 364 23 Mr. Woodford (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 I
FRENCH, William Brigus, Port de Grave District 3375 23 James French (p) School teacher 1917 No No
DAWE, William Gordon 60 New Gower Street, St. John's 97 19 William John Dawe (p) Civil servant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, Michael F. St. John's 754 20 Edward Power (o) Baker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HALLEY, Albert Upper Battery Road, St. John's 5448 24 Ellen Halley (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PELLEY, Willis Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 4276 19 Jethro Pelley (p) Fireman 1917 Methodist No No
KELLY, Peter John St. John's 1244 22 Mary Ann Kelly (p) Carpenter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WESTERN, William 61 George Street, St. John's 0-242 - 2570 21 Mrs. Phillip Western (p) Packer 1916 Methodist No No
COLE, Bertram Bell Island, St. John's East District 4630 18 John Cole (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers also found on Reel 261 preceding Service # 4601
HAYLEY, Robert Bonavista, Bonavista District 489 25 Mary Hayley (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Healey, Hayly
NEWHOOK, Reginald Normans Cove, Trinity District 5120 23 Samuel Newhook (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TAYLOR, Albert St. John's 1754 18 Henry Charles Taylor (p) Wheelwright 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUSSEY, Hayward St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Mary's District 6120 23 George Hussey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
KEEPING, Alwyn Minter St. John's 1020 20 Catherine Keeping (p) Poultry raiser 1915 Unknown No No
RYAN, John Thomas Presque, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5925 25 James Ryan (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HODDINOTT, Walter J. Indian Islands, Fogo District 8091 18 Mary Ann Hoddinott (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BAKER, George Clarenville, Trinity District 1439 22 Caleb Baker (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
PALFREY, William 8 Queen Street, St. John's 4466 18 Mrs. A. Palfrey (p) Barber 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WILLAR, Harry 9 Bond Street, St. John's 8420 24 Wilhelmina Willar (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
CRAMM, Albert Quirpon, St. Barbe District 3941 30 Mrs. Thomas Sacrey (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
ENGLISH, Patrick Joseph 66 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 698 28 Patrick English (p) Telephone linesman 1914 Roman Catholic No No Also contains documents relating to service #5514, Ernest Penney.
BAKER, Gilbert George Fosters Point, Trinity District 3507 21 Mrs. Moses Seaward (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
GRANDY, Wilfred Garnish, Fortune District 5636 19 James H. Grandy (p) School teacher 1918 Methodist No No