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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
WALTERS, William Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District 8395 19 Matilda Frizzell (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BISHOP, Frederick St. John's 1019 19 Robert Bishop (p) Farmer 1915 Methodist No No
HOWARD, James John 52 Colonial Street, St. John's 560 22 Patrick and Johanna Howard (p) Printer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SAMPSON, William Greenspond, Bonavista District 3167 23 Susanna Downer (o) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LOVELESS, John Seal Cove, Fortune District 2970 22 John Loveless (o) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No PDF
MAIDMENT, John Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3648 28 Richard Maidment (p) Papermaker 1917 Salvation Army No No Attestation papers not included. Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies.
BOLLAN, Thomas Pinchards Island, Bonavista District 5375 21 Esau Bollan (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Boland.
KING, Joseph Andrew Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 1356 19 Diana King (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
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
ROGERS, William P. 104 Freshwater Road, St. John's 8487 44 J. Curnew (o Rigger 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WOODS, Peter Clam Bank Cove, St. George District 4338 20 Peter Woods (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MORGAN, Robert Stanley South River, Port de Grave District 719 20 Benjamin Morgan (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, October 10, 1917 Discrepancy in occupation
DOBBIN, Dennis Gaskiers, Placentia-St. Marys District 5731 19 Bernard Dobbin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WARREN, Gilbert S. Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 1649 17 Edward Warren (p) Farmer 1915 Methodist No No
RENOUF, Charles James Kings Bridge Road, St. John's 147 25 Rose Renouf (s) Timekeeper 1914 Roman Catholic No No
FOLLETT, Samuel Grand Beach, Burin District 3464 29 James Follett (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BROWN, Charlie Gambo, Bonavista District 1491 22 Robert Brown Sr. (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
BRIFFETT, Edward Bryants Cove, Harbour Grace District 5906 23 Jacob Briffett (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SPURRELL, Richard Hearts Ease, Random, Trinity District 1745 20 Moses Spurrell (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, April 4, 1917
ROWE, Albert Greens Harbour, Trinity District 5505 22 Martin S. Rowe (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TEMPLEMAN, Donald St. John's 1236 20 Catherine Templeman (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
STACEY, Anthony James Water Street, St. John's 466 24 Fredrick Stacey (p) Commercial traveller 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MAHER, William 75 Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's 2562 18 Mrs. William Maher (p) Clerk 1916 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.
WELLS, Isaac Grand Jervais, Fortune District 1734 19 William Wells (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
BRYANT, Charles Brownsdale, Trinity District 4892 20 Heman Bryant (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WHIFFEN, Herbert Bonavista, Bonavista District 4844 18 Mrs. Samuel Whiffen (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ROCHE, Allan Branch, Placentia-St. Marys District 5186 19 John Roche (p) School teacher 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DOWNTON, H. n/a 1917 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special).
KEAN, Cecil D No information 0-234 No information No information 1917 No information No No Commissioned to RAMC in 1917 and granted a temporary appointment to the Newfoundland Regiment as Medical Officer for draft transport to Great Britain 3-17 Oct. 1917.
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.
MARTIN, John Bulls Cove, Burin District 2743 18 George Martin (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOWERS, George Southern Arm, Green Bay, Twillingate District[?] 5665 22 Fannie Bowers (p) Millman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: Bower
BELMORE, Robert Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1070 21 Lizzie Belmore (o) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MERCHANT, Thomas 23 Hamilton Street, St. John's 8296 19 Mrs. Elizabeth Merchant (p) Shoemaker 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
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.
EARL, Herman St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Mary's District 6119 19 Joseph Earl (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - documents completed as Hemen or Hemon.
FELTHAM, Luke Greenspond, Bonavista District 3865 19 Edward Feltham (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FLYNN, Patrick Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District 1456 31 Martha Donovan (p) Expressman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MURRIN, John St. John's 1685 19 William Murrin (p) Machinist 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOW, Ernest Albert Griquet, St. Barbe District 1912 18 Stephen Snow (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Everett.
PERRY, Frederick Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3287 19 Joseph Perry (p) Cook 1916 Roman Catholic 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
MCALLISTER, Joseph 53 Brazils Square, St. John's 5144 21 David McAllister (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROSE, Stanley Flat Islands, Bonavista District 3958 20 Martha Rose (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GARLAND, John Victoria Village, Carbonear District 4341 18 John Garland (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRIEN, James Manuels, Harbour Main District 8485 33 Mary Brien (s) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No Signature is Brien on enlistment; O'Brien on discharge .
ROBERTS, Michael Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 4335 23 Mrs. J. Croke (o) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KIELLY, William Joseph Petty Harbour, St. John's West district 2485 18 Nora Kielly (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, Kenneth Augustine Bell Island, St. John's East District 1180 19 Mrs. J.K. Butler (p) Electrician 1915 Methodist No No