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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
ELSON, Frank Botwood, Twillingate District 4930 23 Henry Elson (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
MULLETT, Victor 22 Pennywell Road, St. John's 8174 19 Rosanna Mullett (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SHORT, James Baileys Cove, Bonavista District 1086 22 Louisa Russell (nee Short) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
REDMOND, Rivlyn Patrick 91 Carters Hill, St. John's n/a 18 Student 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special),
DEVEREAUX, Thomas Avondale, Harbour Main District 3632 18 Michael Devereaux (p) Operator 1917 Roman Catholic No No Previously transcribed as Devereux.
BIXBY, Samson Indian Island, Burgeo-La Poile District 241 19 John Bixby (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
FAIRWEATHER, S.D. n/a Medical officer No No Attached to Regiment from RAMC; no service number or file; information from ledger.
ROBERTSON, Cyril Graham St. John's 1537 25 Lucy Robertson (p) Baker 1915 Presbyterian No No
BAKER, Esau Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 3696 29 Sarah Baker (s) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
FOWLER, Francis Bell Island, St. John's East District 4773 19 Francis Fowlow (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Signature is Fowler; forms were completed as Fowlow.
OROURKE, John Holyrood, Harbour Main District 3345 19 James O'Rourke (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, October 20, 1918 PDF
SAUNDERS, James Joseph St. John's 1314 19 Mr. Saunders (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
ANTHONY, Joseph Brigus, Port de Grave District 1875 22 Susan Stevens (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VIGUERS, Clifford Bay Bulls Road, St. John's West District 8472 18 William Viguers (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers not included; variant spelling of name: Viquers.
STARKS, Edward Kings Point, Twillingate District 2559 19 Hezekiah Starks (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 Previously transcribed as Starkes.
CREWE, William Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 5281 24 Benaiah Crewe (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LEE, Benjamin Grand Bank, Burin District 4082 18 Mrs. E.H. Lee (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No See service record 1134.
BURDEN, John Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 3977 19 Henry W. Burden (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No File is out of numerical order on reel; follows Service # 3978.
KING, George New Bonaventure, Trinity District 6262 20 Harriett King (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MORAN, Hugh James Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 3602 22 James Moran (p) Motorman 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, April 16, 1919
DONNELLY, James John 169 Gower Street, St. John's 0-92 Bridget Donnelly (p) 1915 Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 PDF Attestation papers not included
WHITE, James Catalina, Trinity District 4079 22 Sarah Jane (William) Manuel (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
THOMAS, Willis Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 4622 26 Richard Thomas (p) Truckman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BESSEY, Reuben Cape Onion, St. Barbe District 4182 18 Samuel Bessey (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
COOPER, Albert John Bonavista, Bonavista District 3771 22 Alfred Cooper (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: Albert Cooper; John Cooper; G. Cooper; Herbert Cooper.
MURPHY, James J. Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2181 24 Mrs. Francis Wall (o) Papermaker 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF
DOBBIN, Bernard John Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 8244 20 Denis Dobbin (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PHILLIPS, John G. Twillingate, Twillingate District 6148 19 James Phillips (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
BUTT, Samuel H. St. George, St. George District 3033 34 Susan Butt (p) Engineer 1916 Methodist No No
BRENTON, John Samuel Bulls Cove, Burin District 2932 18 Henry Brenton (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TRESISE, George Leach Devonshire, England, United Kingdom 0-207 - 906 22 James Tresise (p) 1915 No No Includes only partial attestation papers
MACKAY, William 48 Barnes Road, St. John's 5089 21 William Mackey (p) Printer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ABBOTT, Hughie Doting Cove, Fogo District 5211 19 Stephen Abbott (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
SPURRELL, Abram Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District 4979 18 John Spurrell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SULLIVAN, Michael Edward Kings Cove, Bonavista District 1763 19 James Sullivan (of Edward) (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CHAFE, Henry Robert Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 8207 24 Hannah M. Chafe (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NORMORE, Samuel Bell Island, St. John's East District 2735 19 Hannibal Normore (p) Miner 1916 Methodist No No
OBRIEN, James John Topsail, Harbour Main District 1378 18 Mary O'Brien (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
HODDINOTT, Ludwig Indian Islands, Fogo District 1248 25 James Hoddinott (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
IVANY, John James English Harbour, Trinity District 1155 24 Sarah Ivany (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
WHEELER, John Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District 4034 21 Adam Wheeler (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
LARNER, Reginald Joseph Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2238 19 Sarah Larner (p) Operator 1916 Roman Catholic No No
ST. JOHN - O'NEILL, John 8 Princes Street, St. John's 2493 21 Rhody St. John (o) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Discrepancy in name - Attested as John St. John; Recorded in CWGC as John O'Neill.
MCDONALD, Bernard Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 2870 22 Edward MacDonald (p) Lumberman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, November 21, 1917
CURTIS, Frederick Kings Cove, Bonavista District 2774 23 Thomas Curtis (p) Seaman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, Frank Harvey Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5039 21 Julia Martin (nee Hackett) (s) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOORE, Henry Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom 2138 49 Mrs. Morre (s) Musician 1916 Presbyterian No No Attested for short service
MARTIN, Edward P. 159 Gower Street, St. John's 8484 18 William J. Martin (p) Office clerk 1918 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
CONNORS, John 37 Wickford Street, St. John's 1278 - 3271 18 Mrs. Connors (p) / Michael Connors Labourer / Soldier 1915 Roman Catholic No No Originally enlisted as # 1278, re-enlisted 1917 as #3271. See #1278 for attestation papers.