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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
CROUCHER, James E. Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District 2711 18 Thomas Croucher (p) Assistant engineer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
TAYLOR, Herbert 69 McFarlane Street, St. John's 7 19 Anthony Taylor (p) Printer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOOPER, Samuel Rock Harbour, Burin District 2322 20 Stephen Hooper (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
WELLS, Joseph Warren St. John's 1147 25 Sarah Wells (p) Painter 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, August 14, 1917
BARNES, Lewis Harbour Mille, Fortune District 6308 21 Charles Barnes (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WEIR, William H. Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 8444 23 Thomas Weir (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LUKINS, John 12 Bell Street, St. John's 547 26 May Lukins (s) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, June 28, 1916
LEARNING, Samuel James St. John's 1498 21 Jane Learning (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOW, Harold Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 6337 21 Edgar Snow (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LOADER, Frederick Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District 5620 24 Levi Loader (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Loder.
BRAGG, Robert Shamblers Cove, Bonavista District 2863 32 Daniel Bragg (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ELLSWORTH, Andrew Rocky Harbour, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3794 20 Charles Ellsworth (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RUSSELL, William Brooklyn, Bonavista District 1137 19 Mrs. Samuel Russell (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BRAGG, Miles 95 Carters Hill, St. John's 8363 19 William Bragg (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, Clarence New Harbour, Trinity District 5251 19 Albert Smith (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FOOTE, Nathan Red Island, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2830 20 William Foote (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, James A. Codroy, St. George District 3784 23 William Parsons (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GILLETT, Philip Exploits, Twillingate District 1697 20 Walter Gillett (o) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, June 20, 1917
CREWS, John Point Crew, Burin District 4811 18 John R. Crews (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOLWELL, Walter 17 Feild Street, St. John's 4619 21 Mrs. Charles Holwell (p) Truckman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHILDS, Henry Lark Harbour, Bay of Islands, St. George District 8353 20 Richard Childs (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WELLMAN, Thomas 136 Harvey Street, St. John's 6244 18 Moses Wellman (p) Student 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VINCENT, Arthur J. St. George, St. George District 6210 20 William Vincent (p) Telegraph operator 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Reginald Bayly Cathedral Rectory, Church Hill, St. John's 3048 18 Canon White (p) Bank clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, January 9, 1918
SQUIRES, Kader Salvage, Bonavista District 2055 23 Isaac Squires Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Saturday, February 23, 1918 POW Date: 1917
BAILEY, James Island Harbour, Fogo District 3552 24 William Bailey (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHAVE, George R. Fogo, Fogo District 2039 26 William Shave (p) Picture framer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
ELLIOTT, Thomas Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 4908 19 Bessie Elliott (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STONE, Clarence Smith Sound, Trinity District 2699 21 Ronald Stone (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, Robert Gill Kings Cove, Bonavista District 1565 23 Ellen Brown (p) Steward 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HANHAM, James Ed Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2308 24 Jacob Hanham (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SAUNDERS, William Roy Carbonear, Carbonear District 958 20 Philip Saunders (p) Lumber salesman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF Died at St. John's after demobilization. Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73.
SNOW, Frederick William 125 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 3810 21 Nathaniel Snow (p) Bank clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Died in 1918, following a transfer to the Royal Flying Corps, not a fatality of war.
SAMSON, Edgar Flat Island, Bonavista District 5177 24 James Samson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RALPH, Cecil Flat Islands, Bonavista District 5201 18 George Ralph (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, June 10, 1918
CORNICK, Raymond Albert 30 William Street, St. John's 2825 18 Mrs. F.C. Cornick (p) Accountant 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SIMMS, Robert Ronald St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 576 19 Adam Simms (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
BISHOP, Allan Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 4275 21 Elizabeth Bishop (p) Teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TORRAVILLE, Alfred Leslie Southside, Fogo, Fogo District 2908 18 William Torraville (p) Coal trimmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PYNN, Fred Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4701 18 Willis Pynn (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LAFOSSE, John William New Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5565 20 John LaFosse (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOLLANDS, Henry Carbonear, Carbonear District 2239 18 Reverend Charles Hollands (p) Student 1916 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.
MERCER, Robert Blaketown, Trinity District 1928 24 Eloil Mercer (p) Oiler 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ATWILL, James 120 Cornwall Avenue, St. John's 1914 25 Duncan Atwill (o) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HARRIS, Nicholas Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5260 25 Susie Harris (p) Blacksmith 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DYKE, Isaac S. Southern Bay, Bonavista District 2399 19 Samuel Dyke (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTLER, John James Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2477 18 Mrs. James Butler (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARKE, Josiah Whitbourne, Trinity District 1934 23 James Clarke (p) Cooper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
MIFFLEN, Henry Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 742 19 George B. Mifflen (p) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No