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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
CARSONS, John Bear's Cove, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1192 19 Lorenzo Carsons (o) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Variant spelling in name: recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Carson
FRANCIS, Harry Hermitage, Fortune District 6261 19 Matthew Francis (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SOMERTON, Austin Trinity, Trinity District 2428 18 Fred Somerton (p) Scholar 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HERRITT, Matthew Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5837 26 Matthew Herritt (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
READ, Charles A. La Poile, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2009 20 Fanny Read (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, April 18, 1917 Also includes documents relating to Alexander Read, service #2008 - Photograph of grave-site included.
BROWN, John W. Mussel Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 2564 24 Jane Brown (p) Carpenter 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Tuesday, December 11, 1917 POW Date: 1917
LAWRENCE, Robert 20 Carnell Street, St. John's 4618 22 George Lawrence (p) Carpenter 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Alec Jabez Sidley Sussex, England, United Kingdom 2832 28 William Walter White (p) Draper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, November 21, 1917 Formal name: Alexander Jabez
CHURCHILL, Abel Hillview, Random, Trinity District 5411 20 Thomas Churchill (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Several documents record his name as Abel Chaulk; most are overwritten and corrected to Churchill
SHEPPARD, Frank Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District 4167 19 Eli Sheppard (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOUNSELL, Thomas Pinchards Island, Bonavista District 4471 21 George Hounsell (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOBBS, Eliol Red Cliff Bay, Bonavista District 5413 19 Thomas Hobbs (p) Fisherman 1919 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, June 22, 1918
WHITTEN, Frederick Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 5275 22 Thomas Whitten (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CULL, Stephen Bard [Barr'd] Islands, Fogo District 1789 19 Elijah Cull (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LACEY, Michael 10 Sebastian Street, St. John's 2619 24 Martin Lacey (p) Motor driver 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1267X
GEORGE, Ernest New Harbour, Trinity District 3966 18 Thomas George (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHAPMAN, Cyril Fort Townshend, St. John's 4383 18 William Chapman (p) Messenger, postal telegraphs 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCGRATH, William Delbys Cove, Trinity District 4994 19 John McGrath (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, June 11, 1918 See Regt. #4494 for additional misfiled documents
TILLEY, John Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 2498 20 Jonathan Tilley (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FOOTE, Anthony Red Island, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6318 21 Robert Foote (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No several documents completed as Ivan Foote; recruit's full name is Anthony Ivan Foote.
FILLEUL, Clarence John Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2831 21 Philip Filleul (p) Tailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PLOUGHMAN, John Port Rexton, Trinity District 890 21 Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ploughman (p) Teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANDERSON, John British Harbour, Trinity District 4604 32 Abram Anderson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CRANFORD, Walter New Harbour, Trinity District 8005 22 Charles Cranford (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LIND, Francis Thomas Little Bay, Twillingate District 541 34 Elizabeth Lind (p) Accountant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
STONE, Henry Thomas Snooks Brook, Trinity District 2638 21 Mrs. Robert Stone (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MASON, Hugh Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2133 32 Mrs. Mason (s) Musician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
BRINSON, John Change Islands, Fogo District 5308 27 George Brinson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STAGG, Alexander Birchy Cove, Bonavista District 4312 18 Joseph Stagg (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Photograph of grave-site included.
MERCER, Augustus Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 5252 18 Isaac Mercer (p) Millwright 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SEYMOUR, Thomas Gooseberry Island, Bonavista District 1392 26 Lucy Parsons (p) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
TURNER, James Topsail Road, St. John's 5250 18 Thomas Turner (p) Operator 1918 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.
BARTLETT, John William St. John's 957 24 Julia Bartlett (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOULTON, Richard Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 4534 18 John Moulton (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEDREW, Herbert British Harbour, Trinity District 2633 19 Jonathan LeDrew (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
DOUGLAS, Aaron K. Brunette Islands, Fortune District 2904 22 Andrew Douglas (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918
KING, Archibald Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District 2689 21 Alfred John King (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCDONALD, William Bank Head, St. George District 5986 24 Dinier Farrell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, John Little Harbour, Trinity District 8227 26 Mary Jane Vokey (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LUKINS, George 5 Lyon Square, St. John's 544 21 Alice Lukins (s) Sailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, July 1, 1917 some illegible documents ; See Regt.# 709 for misfiled will
PARDY, George Richard Little Harbour 1688 24 Giles Pardy (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, November 30, 1917
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
BRAGG, Harold Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 3324 18 Matthew M. Bragg (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, Edward P. 159 Gower Street, St. John's 8484 18 William J. Martin (p) Office clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUELIN, William Robinsons, St. George District 4368 18 James Huelin (p) Fireman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WINDSOR, Stanley Charles Aquaforte, Ferryland District 301 21 Henry Windsor (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, Albert Winterton, Trinity District 5242 21 John Brown (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHRISTIANSON, Ralph Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2595 20 Kristian Christianson (p) Paper maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAMPTON, Alexander Valen Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 4053 22 William Hampton (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No