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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
CHIPMAN, Norman Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 4983 18 Solomon Chipman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOORES, James Safe Harbour, Bonavista District 2028 22 Julia Ann Moores (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TILLEY, Richard 10 Bond Street, St. John's 21 21 James Tilley (p) Tinsmith 1914 No No
WILLIAMS, Levi Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 3328 20 John Williams (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, February 15, 1917
STEVENS, William G. Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 4946 21 William Stevens (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GEAR, Walter Francis Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada 0-246 Henry Gear (p) Dental surgeon 1918 Methodist No No Enlisted with Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force and transferred to Royal Newfoundland Regiment from Canadian Army Dental Corps.
CROSSMAN, William Bartlett St. John's 1300 20 Mr. Crossman (p) Railway clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FOALEY, Dominic Moscow, Russia 3272 28 Stanisloff Foaley (o) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, August 23, 1917
BRAKE, John Thomas Marystown, Burin District 2937 23 George Brake (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
ANDERSON, Richard John British Harbour, Trinity District 2628 19 William Anderson (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARK, William Curleys [Kerley's] Harbour, Trinity Bay, Trinity district 2268 18 Joseph Clark (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
ROSE, Nicholas John Carmanville, Fogo District 4201 28 Stanley George Rose (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
GREEN, Albert James St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 2813 20 Mrs. Ambrose Green (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, August 17, 1917
OBRIEN, Augustus 28 1/2 Lime Street, St. John's 0-172 Mrs. Thomas O'Brien (p) 1914 Yes No Wednesday, October 18, 1916 PDF Attestation papers not included - Photograph of grave-site included
QUIRK, Richard St. Lawrence, Burin District 6248 23 Martha Quirk (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROBERTS, John Hermitage, Fortune District 5578 20 Morgan Roberts (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, James J. Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 918 19 Bridget Walsh (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MILLEY, Nicholas Burnt Point, Bay de Verde District 4767 20 Andrew Milley (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CHAFE, George 36 Convent Square, St. John's 3236 31 Jane Chafe (s) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
POWELL, Garland Happy Adventure, Bonavista District 2816 18 James Powell (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Friday, March 2, 1917
SAMSON, Lewis Flat Island, Bonavista District 5179 24 William Samson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WOODLAND, Samuel Greenspond, Bonavista District 3169 18 Edward Woodland (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
CORNICK, Fenwick George 30 William Street, St. John's 0-258 - 1436 22 Amelia Cornick (p) Barber 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Microfilm also includes in sequence 0-309 F.J. Cornick consisting of 3 mis-identified documents relating to Fenwick George Cornick. F.J. Cornick does not exist in the Regiment.
HALADAY, Moses Middle Lance Cove, Trinity District 3624 20 John Haladay (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancies in spelling of name: Halliday
NOEL, Nathaniel Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 0-285 - 4249 18 Sarah Noel (p) Electrician 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No See # 4250 for misfiled document
EDGAR, Charles Legallais 36 Freshwater Road, St. John's 0-203 - 199 24 Joseph H. Edgar (p) 1914 Yes No Monday, February 26, 1917 Photograph of gravesite included.
WATKINS, Robert James Botwood, Twillingate District 1426 24 Ephraim Watkins (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PENDER, Harry 60 Charles Street, St. John's 4635 21 James Pender (p) Cooper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NELSON, Charles St. John's 1592 19 Bride Nelson (p) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
COLE, Edward Louis Gilbert Street, St. John's 195 20 Mr. Cole (p) Iron worker 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, June 28, 1916
GLADNEY, William Joseph Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 417 20 William Gladney (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
LITTLEJOHN, Henry Traytown, Bonavista District 4789 18 Florence Littlejohn (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
MYLER, Matthew Joseph 13 Adelaide Street, St. John's 548 28 William Myler (p) Blockmaker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
CAVE, Joseph Change Islands, Fogo District 2944 22 Elias Cave (p) School teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, July 10, 1917
HIGGINS, Thomas Catalina, Trinity District 1670 19 Thomas Higgins (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
SMITH, Thomas Boat Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 5591 22 John Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RUSSELL, Edward 82 Freshwater Road, St. John's 2857 & 2862 47 Mary Russell (s) Painter 1916 No No #2857 on attestation form; # 2862 in service ledger; microfilmed as #2862
NORMAN, Sainsbury Lewisporte, Twillingate District 8008 20 Joseph Norman Lumberman 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
WILLIAMS, Walter 4 Bond Street, St. John's 8398 21 Alice Williams (s) Carpenter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CRAMM, Frank Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 3390 21 Stephen Cramm (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
IVANY, William Hodders Cove, Smith Sound, Trinity District 2353 21 Mrs. Charles Wattion (p) Fisherman 1916 No No
MERCER, Edward Whitbourne, Trinity District 3597 19 John Mercer (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DELANEY, Nicholas Grand Falls, Twillingate District 1474 19 Ellen Delaney (p) Pulp presser 1915 Roman Catholic No No
FORSEY, Claude Grand Bank, Burin District 2971 20 John H. Forsey (p) Carpenter 1916 Methodist No No
PILGRIM, Ernest St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District 5621 18 Mary Pilgrim (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
WESTCOTT, Harry Taylor Carbonear, Carbonear District 1805 21 Henry Westcott (p) Engineer 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HOWELL, Isaac Greenspond, Bonavista District 4699 24 Mrs. Job B. Howell (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
CLOUTER, Lewis Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 6202 22 Annie Martin (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LANE, Walter St. Brendans, Bonavista District 4847 30 Mary Ann (Daniel) Broders (o) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LUCAS, Frederick William 47 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 2808 24 Caroline Lucas (s) Shipping clerk 1916 Methodist Yes No Sunday, January 28, 1917