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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 ascending Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
THOMPSON, James J. Point Leamington, Twillingate District 8135 57 Rachel Thompson (s) Lumberman and mill man 1917 Salvation Army No No
WHITE, Allan La Scie, St. Barbe District 2643 35 Mrs. Allan White (s) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No No
HANN, Charles Trout River, St. Barbe District 3836 18 James Hann (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
EASTMAN, Willis Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3155 18 Joseph Eastman (p) Mill man 1916 Salvation Army No No
RICE, Ambrose William Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 3123 21 Stephen Rice (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No
JONES, Bond Western Head, Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4273 19 Kenneth Jones (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
TAYLOR, James Burin Bay, Burin District 4086 18 John Taylor (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
HILLIER, Bennett Campbellton, Twillingate District 6026 22 Charles Hillier (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
METCALFE, Edgar Jones Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 3952 23 Mrs. Melissa Metcalfe (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
THOMPSON, Leonard E. Point Leamington, Twillingate District 8134 52 Rebekah Thompson (p) Lumberman and mill man 1917 Salvation Army No No
WARFORD, Stanley Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 4330 21 Selenia Warford (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
STANFIELD, Samuel Loon Cove, Bonavista District 5126 23 Robert Stanfield (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No On three separate documents, the community name appears differently: once as Loo Cove, then Look Cove and also Loon Cove.
NOSEWORTHY, Jacob Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District 8256 47 Jessie Noseworthy (s) Miner and labourer 1917 Salvation Army No No
WITHRO - WITHERALL, George Fortune, Burin Peninsula 5714 26 Martha Withro (p) Seaman 1918 Salvation Army No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Withers and Witherall. Mother's correspondence and separation/allowance are Witherall.
HEWLETT, Arlando John Roberts Arm, Twillingate District 3522 18 Israel Hewlett (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
RYAN, Edmund Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 4046 19 William Ryan (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
THOMPSON, Thomas G. Point Leamington, Twillingate District 8132 23 Leonard E. Thompson (p) Lumberman and mill man 1917 Salvation Army No No
HOUSE, George Hall Hare Bay, Bonavista District 3349 27 James House (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No No
MERCER, Charles 32 McKay Street, St. John's 3820 18 Isaac Mercer (p) Blacksmith 1917 Salvation Army No No
SAUNDERS, Eleazor Point Leamington, Twillingate District 3442 19 George Saunders (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No Variant spelling of name - Eleazar.
MOORE, William Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2987 20 John Moore (p) Painter 1916 Salvation Army No No PDF
RICE, Frederick Bennett Point Leamington, Twillingate District 3181 21 John Rice (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army Yes No Sunday, August 19, 1917
PATEY, William Wallis St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District 1857 32 Joseph Patey (p) Fisherman 1915 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
ABBOTT, Samuel Bonavista, Bonavista District 4824 26 Mrs. Alex. Abbott (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
JERRETT, Isaac Middle Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District 6121 23 John Jerrett (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
STUCKLESS, Adolphus Comfort Cove, Twillingate District 3839 21 Emma Watkins (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
TEMPLEMAN, Frederick Bonavista, Bonavista District 5883 23 Selina Templeman (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
POOLE, Elisha E. Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 4327 20 Jesse Poole (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
SAUNDERS, Eli New Bay, Twillingate District 3367 18 Adam Saunders (p) Fisherman and lumberman 1916 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
LUSH, George Gambo, Bonavista District 4779 19 Jesse Lush (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
NOBLE, Albert Springdale, Twillingate District 4041 21 Eliza Marshall (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
JANES, Arthur Hants Harbour, Trinity District 6276 20 Stephen Janes (p) Steward 1918 Salvation Army No No
HARNETT, Lewis Campbellton, Twillingate District 6015 20 Mary Jane Kearley (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
ASH, Richard 42 Spencer Street, St. John's 8067 57 Julia Ash (s) Labourer 1917 Salvation Army No No Not in service ledger.
OKE, Thomas Long Island, Twillingate District 6287 20 Joseph Oke (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
HAYWARD, John Baileys Cove, Bonavista District 627 24 Mrs. John Hayward (p) Fisherman 1914 Salvation Army No No
STEED, Solomon Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 2941 - 8157 18 Albert Steed (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No No overseas service, released from Newfoundland Regiment 1916; Enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917; complete file is under # 2941.
CRITCH, William St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4926 21 William Critch (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
RYAN, James Robert Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 4298 22 Martha Ryan (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
WEST, William J. Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5183 18 William West (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
COX, Charles New Bay, Twillingate District 8426 39 Archibald Cox (o) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
RIDEOUT, Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 4483 19 Alice Rideout (p) Engine driver 1918 Salvation Army No No
MANUEL, Harry Campbellton, Twillingate District 3921 23 Uriah Manuel (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
STUCKLESS, George Point Leamington, Twillingate District 5000 21 Obed Stuckless (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BUTLER, George 79 Pennywell Road, St. John's 457 21 Evelina Butler (s) Tailor 1914 Salvation Army No No
STRIDE, Bransome Bridgeport, Twillingate District 4252 19 James Stride (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, February 14, 1920 Photograph of grave-site included.
TIZZARD, Frederick J. Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 5521 20 George Tizzard (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
ROMAINE, Benjamin Bonavista, Bonavista District 4829 32 Mrs. George Romaine (p) Miner 1918 Salvation Army No No
WHITE, Charles Normans Cove, Trinity District 8143 22 Moses White (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
LANE, Samuel Hare Bay, Bonavista District 5271 20 Joseph Lane (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No