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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
RYALL, William Thomas 40 Hayward Ave, St. John's 0-87 - 53 26 Robert Ryall (p) Jeweller 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WHELAN, William Long Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4668 20 William Whelan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CRAWFORD, Robert Reid 179 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 0-253 - 2086 19 Harry Crawford (p) Clerk 1916 Presbyterian No No
HALEY, Bernard Allans Island, Lamaline, Burin District 5127 20 John Haley (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MESSERVEY, Walter Sandy Point, St. George District 1707 21 Nixon Messervey (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAVIS, John T. Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District 5117 23 Veronica Bavis (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HEFFERTON, Samuel Newtown, Bonavista District 4375 22 Jacob Hefferton (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EVANS, Nelson Botwood, Twillingate District 661 21 Selina Evans (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No I
MURPHY, Leo Charles. 77 Prescott Street, St. John's 0-35 - 1384 25 Mrs. Josephine Murphy (p) 1915 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers not included. Essay “Arras!” located in file of Regt. # 0-168 seems to have been written by Murphy.
LANGER, John Thoroughfare, Trinity District 2186 19 Caroline Langer (o) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 See # 394 for photograph of grave of John Langer.
MARTIN, John Bulls Cove, Burin District 2743 18 George Martin (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOORE, William Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2987 20 John Moore (p) Painter 1916 Salvation Army No No PDF
MERCHANT, Thomas 23 Hamilton Street, St. John's 8296 19 Mrs. Elizabeth Merchant (p) Shoemaker 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
GARLAND, George Stanley 52 Mullock Street, St. John's 200 20 Eli Garland (p) Post office clerk 1914 Methodist No No
REID, Fred William St. John's 928 20 William Reid (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, Hayward Southside, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5044 22 Arthur Parsons (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BRAKE, Daniel Spanish Room, Burin District 6061 19 John Brake (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MANSFIELD, Peter Francis Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Mary's District 85 37 Marion Mansfield (p) Traveller 1914 Roman Catholic No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
SNOW, Ernest Albert Griquet, St. Barbe District 1912 18 Stephen Snow (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Everett.
MOULTON, Augustus P. Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5061 18 Joseph Moulton (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLES, Albert Victor Savage Cove, St. Barbe District 1813 22 Mathew Coles (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, September 18, 1916
QUIRK, James Riverhead, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1298 23 Mary Quirk (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BARNES, Lawrence 157 New Gower Street, St. John's 528 24 William Barnes (p) Labourer 1914 Presbyterian Yes No Tuesday, August 14, 1917
ROBERTS, Cecil Hermitage Cove, Fortune District 3908 18 Frederick Roberts (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
MILLEY, Jacob Burnt Point, Bay de Verde District 4762 23 Edward Milley (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BARTLETT, James 40 Gilbert Street, St. John's 8042 22 Cooper 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers not included.
KIELLY, William Joseph Petty Harbour, St. John's West district 2485 18 Nora Kielly (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
POPE, Walter Pools Island, Bonavista District 5259 22 Frederick Pope (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAILEY, James Island Harbour, Fogo District 3552 24 William Bailey (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOW, William Joshua 54 Kings Bridge Road, St. John's 686 26 Charles Snow (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WISEMAN, Herbert Shoal Harbour, Trinity District 2820 22 Arthur Wiseman (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918
JANES, Edward Taylor Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 1704 22 Harriet James (p) Machinist 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FRENCH, Nathan Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2373 19 Thomas French (p) Scholar 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, William 40 Carters Hill, St. John's 4146 23 John Murphy (p) Sailor 1917 Roman Catholic No No
DAVIS, John Bell Island, St. John's East District 738 19 William Davis (o) Miner 1914 No No PDF
LANGDON, Thomas Edward Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 1824 31 Henry Langdon Sr. (p) Lumberman 1915 No No
BUTLER, Anthony Brents Cove, St. Barbe District 4111 27 Mary Butler (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GOSSE, Nathan Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1421 25 Esau Gosse (p) Blacksmith 1915 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
DEVEREAUX, John William Ferryland, Ferryland District 3152 19 Michael Devereaux (p) Tailor 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 17, 1920 Note: CWGC records his death as 17 April 1920; forms in the file variously record it as 10, 16 or 20 April 1920.
COISH, William James St. John's 1048 23 Mrs. John Dean (p) Mason 1915 Methodist No No
GREEN, Ralph Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5232 24 Simon Green (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BOONE, Phineas Burnt Arm, Twillingate District 2720 18 Frederick Boone (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
DUNPHY, John Joseph 39 Flower Hill, St. John's 1480 19 Michael Dunphy (p) Steward 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MURCELL, Richard Baxter Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 1582 21 Dorcas Murcell (p) Student 1915 Methodist No No
THOMPSON, Max Bonavista, Bonavista District 4318 20 Joseph Thompson (p) Cash operator 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, May 7, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included
HAYSE, Pierce Tilton Harbour, Twillingate District 8382 46 Ellen Dwyer (o) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MOXLEY, John Charles Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3420 22 Edwin Moxley (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ANDREWS, John Donald 80 McFarlane Street, St. John's 315 22 Mrs. Andrews Machinist 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GRAHAM, Ian Dick 3 Brazils Square, St. John's 2026 18 Alexander Graham (p) Roadman 1915 Methodist - Presbyterian No No Discrepancy in religion.
LILLY, Paul U. Exploits, Twillingate District 1323 25 Mary Lilly (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Ulysis as second name: information from family member