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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
BARBOUR, Baxter Port Rexton, Trinity District 5255 20 John Barbour (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SPURRELL, Edwin Valleyfield, Bonavista District 2443 19 Joshua Spurell (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DICKS, John Alfred Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2390 25 Mrs. John Dicks (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
STAGG, Alexander Birchy Cove, Bonavista District 4312 18 Joseph Stagg (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Photograph of grave-site included.
PIKE, Harold English Hill, Carbonear, Carbonear District 3103 21 William Pike (p) School Teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUIRES, Ephraim Salvage Bay, Bonavista District 3752 20 Enos Squires (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, November 21, 1918 Meningitis.
HARRIS, Frederick 9 Princes Street, St. John's 8355 22 Elizabeth Harris (p) Cutter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANSTEY, Cecil Twillingate, Twillingate District 6020 28 James Anstey (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOSEWORTHY, Samuel Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District 8277 21 Robert Noseworthy (p) Miner 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SKANES, William North River, Port de Grave District 5918 20 Patrick Skanes (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SPARKES, Reuben Whitbourne, Trinity District 6223 18 John Sparkes (p) Miller 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MILLER, John 36 Mullock Street, St. John's 2841 30 Charles Miller (p) Draper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917
BUFFETT, Herbert Belleoram, Fortune District 6055 20 Jeremiah Buffett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, Robert Hamilton 89 Bond Street, St. John's 623 23 Frederick Martin 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WARREN, Frank St. John's 835 20 Elizabeth Sheppard (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LILLIE, Ronald MacDonald St. John's 947 23 Ronald M. Lillie (p) Bank clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARRIS, Alex Bristols Hope, Carbonear District 4690 18 James Harris (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JANES, Edward Allan Back Harbour, Twillingate District 2450 21 James J. Janes (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
PITCHER, Corbett New Harbour, Trinity District 1961 25 Joseph Pitcher (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, December 1, 1917
PURCHASE, Arthur Fogo, Fogo District 540 20 Jonas Purchase (o) Driver 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUIRES, Walter E. V. Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3414 26 John A. Squires (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No See # 3191 for misfiled document
GILL, Ernest 1 Cochrane Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2655 18 Mrs. George Gill (p) Tanner 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 24, 1918
WINDSOR, Wilfred Montgomery Aquaforte, Ferryland District 672 23 H. C. Windsor (p) Merchant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EBSARY, Hubert Edgar 147 Southside Road, St. John's 339 24 Stephen Elias Ebsary (p) Cooper 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, December 1, 1915
STRICKLAND, Benjamin St. John's 1848 35 Mary Strickland (s) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WADDINGTON, Robert Bumley, England, United Kingdom 3069 47 Clara Waddington (s) Musician 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
BISHOP, Alexander Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 57 20 El. Bishop (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUIRES, Arthur Wing Point, Gander Bay, Fogo District 5445 21 John Squires (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GILLINGHAM, Thomas Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District 8509 21 Fanny Brenton (o) Lumberman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WISEMAN, Marcus Stanley Hearts Delight, Trinity District 3332 20 James Wiseman (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
BARTLETT, William Washer Brigus, Port de Grave District 270 19 Joseph Bartlett (p) Student 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, March 19, 1917 See Regt. # 636 for additional correspondence.
KING, Bertram Popes Harbour, Trinity District 8399 23 Mary J. Vokey (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARNETT, Frank Seldom Come By, Fogo District 1612 30 Mary Harnett (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
DAWE, Dorman Seldom Come By, Fogo District 5485 19 Samuel Dawe (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, Herbert Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 1872 22 William Walsh (of Stephen) (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PRINCE, Josiah Princeton, Bonavista District 3567 19 Robert S. Prince (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUNT, Stephen Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5010 19 Martha Hunt (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COX, Lloyd Goulds, St. John's West District 4195 18 Ida Cox (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
YOUNG, Harry L. Greenspond, Bonavista District 2113 20 Ellen Young (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
RALPH, Cecil Flat Islands, Bonavista District 5201 18 George Ralph (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, June 10, 1918
MILLER, Samuel Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 5218 20 James Somerton (o) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FORWARD, Colin Carbonear, Carbonear District 6105 20 James Forward (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ADAMS, George E 40 Queens Road, St. John's 0-279 - 1922 20 George J. Adams (p) Accountant 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUAREY, Arthur Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3841 40 R.T. Squarey (p) 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers not included. Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies July 1917.
REES, Wallace Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District 2773 19 Solomon Rees (p) Machinist 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTLER, Ernest Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA 2150 21 Mary Butler (p) Ship steward 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 Includes photograph of wife, Ellen Mary Butler of Colchester.
BARRETT, Harvey Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District 2807 19 Silas Barrett (p) Miner 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers misfiled with Regt. #13, repeated on reel 173
WAUGH, James Thomas Grand Falls, Twillingate District 1531 20 Edward Waugh (p) Telegraph operator 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARSHALL, Augustus Carbonear, Carbonear District 4727 22 Augustus G. Marshall (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOFF, John Gander Bay, Fogo District 4215 24 Joseph Hoff (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No