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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 Religionsort descending Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
RANDELL, Hezekiah Port Rexton, Trinity District 5357 22 Adam Randell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, George Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District 5931 19 Hannah Mariah Brown (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, November 2, 1918 Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Albert George Brown.
ERLEY, Joseph Freshwater Road, St. John's 116 James Erley (p) Carpenter 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REID, Charles 17 Cook Street, St. John's 671 29 George L. Reid (p) Grocer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PARROTT, Alfred Winterton, Trinity District 5309 23 Sheila Parrott (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHAYTOR, John Topsail, Harbour Main District 4694 21 John Chaytor (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEAD, George Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 5985 20 Joseph Head (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PHILLIPS, George Gordon Rocky Lane, LeMarchant Road, St. John's 0-277 - 1364 21 Sarah Phillips (p) Office clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROTA, Louis John Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 3054 34 Lillian Rota (s) Musician 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
FITZGERALD, George Edward Cochrane Street, St. John's 2905 18 Henry Fitzgerald (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No See Regt. # 654 for misfiled document.
WALKER, Llewellyn Change Islands, Fogo District 3321 18 Elizabeth Walker (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COATES, Samuel Clarkes Head, Gander Bay, Fogo District 5451 22 George Coates (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MERCER, William Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2490 21 Hy. Mercer (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MAYNE, Henry Hopeall, Trinity District 5323 18 Henry Mayne (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
MINER, John Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 4096 18 Edward Miner (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also William H. MINA - MAYNARD - MINER, Regimental service # 5596, brother of John
THORNE, Aubrey New Harbour, Trinity District 4806 18 William Thorne (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SIMMS, Ernest Hermitage Cove, Fortune District 5580 18 John Simms (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, June 14, 1918
VAVASOUR, N. Albert 72 Pleasant Street, St. John's 4543 28 Hugh Vavasour (p) Draper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANDERSON, William Arthur Hearts Content, Trinity District 0-289 - 3889 18 Dr. Arthur Anderson (p) Student 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GUY, Mark Bonavista, Bonavista District 1271 20 James Guy (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOUSE, Jacob Bellburns, St. Barbe District 3563 19 Joseph House (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SKINNER, Benjamin Richards Harbour, Hermitage Bay, Fortune District 3502 18 John William Skinner (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
AYERS, George F. Point Crewe, Lamaline, Burin District 3658 23 Philip Ayers (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GARDNER, Fred British Harbour, Trinity District 2475 23 Eli Gardner (p) Fisherman and lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Saturday, December 28, 1918 POW Date: 1917 Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Frederick Joseph Lewis Gardner.
SMITH, Silas Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 3600 22 William Smith (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRAY, Leander Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4786 18 Mrs. Martha Bray (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURGE, Allen Bonavista, Bonavista District 624 19 Mary Jane Burge (p) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SAMSON, Ethelred Flat Island, Bonavista District 5113 19 James Samson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MERCER, Chesley Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 5034 18 Maud Mercer (p) 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, John Squid Tickle, Bonavista District 5442 19 William Brown (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MASTERS, William L. Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2797 24 James Masters (p) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917.
BRINSTON, Angus Perry Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 2851 18 Nelson Brinston (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
FRANCIS, Albert Edward Hermitage Cove, Fortune District 2918 20 Philip Francis (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
PEDDLE, William Port Blandford, Bonavista District 4862 23 Edward Peddle (p) Lumberman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DYKE, Job Salvage Bay, Bonavista District 2623 23 Edward Dyke (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BLAKE, Ambrose Ernest Barr'd Island, Fogo District 3138 19 James Jacobs (o) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEEPING, Solomon Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3116 20 John Keeping (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
CHAFE, Ronald M 61 Springdale Street, St. John's 0-256 - 3601 18 Levi Chafe (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JEANS, John Allan Catalina, Trinity District 424 28 William T. Jeans (p) Brakesman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
KING, John A. Sandy Cove, Bonavista District 8409 24 Jane King (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUSSEY, John St. John's 1646 23 John Hussey (p) Machinist 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PITCHER, Gilbert Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District 2178 19 Cornelius Pitcher (p) Papermaker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOW, James 162 Pleasant Street, St. John's 433 20 Abraham Snow (p) Electrician 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCFATRIDGE, Arthur M. Main River, St. George District 1711 22 Walter McFatridge (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BALLAM, Arthur George Curling, St. George District 3031 18 Manoah Ballam (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
MOSS, James Keels, Bonavista District 1465 25 Eliza Moss (p) 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CAINES, Leslie Lamaline, Burin District 8419 20 George Caines (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLES, Simeon Blackhead Cove, Fogo District 3551 26 Selina (Humphrey) Coles (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, Richard B. Bulls Cove, Burin District 2936 18 Bessie Williams (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, April 4, 1917
MACKAY, Walter Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4105 18 Herbert Mackay (p) Telegraph operator 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, October 2, 1918