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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 Numbersort descending Age of Enlistment Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
PELLEY, Clarence Georges Brook, Trinity District 2484 22 John Pelley (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 21, 1917
KIELLY, William Joseph Petty Harbour, St. John's West district 2485 18 Nora Kielly (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BELBIN, Herbert Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2486 19 William Belbin Sr. (p) Millman 1916 Methodist Yes Yes Saturday, June 8, 1918 POW Date: 1917 See also #2972, Joseph Harris, for a description of the accidental death of Belbin while a POW
STEAD, Jabez Musgravetown, Bonavista District 2487 19 Benjamin Stead (p) Mill man 1916 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
MATTHEWS, John Fogo, Fogo District 2488 19 Mrs. Edward Dwyer (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MAHON, John Francis 30 Barnes Road St. John's 2489 18 John Mahon (p) Tinsmith 1916 Roman Catholic No No
JESSEAU, Arthur Francis Bay of Islands, St. George District 249 19 Arthur Jesseau (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic No Yes PDF POW Date: 1917.
MERCER, William Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2490 21 Hy. Mercer (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROWSELL, Arthur Sunday Cove Island, Wellmans Cove, Twillingate District 2491 26 Samuel Rowsell (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
COX, Sydney 48 George Street, St. John's 2492 21 Mrs. Sydney Cox (s) Longshoreman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ST. JOHN - O'NEILL, John 8 Princes Street, St. John's 2493 21 Rhody St. John (o) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Discrepancy in name - Attested as John St. John; Recorded in CWGC as John O'Neill.
BILLARD, Victor Llewelyn Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2494 18 William Billard (p) Telegraph operator 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variation in name: Billiard
STONE, Frederick William Wellmans Cove, Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 2495 18 John Thomas Stone (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist No No
CHUCK, Charles Petrograde, Russia 2496 23 John Chuck (p) Miner 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, January 16, 1919
CHUCK, George Petrograde, Russia 2497 22 Miner 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
TILLEY, John Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 2498 20 Jonathan Tilley (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DWYER, Martin Beach Hill, Bell Island, St. John's East District 2499 18 Thomas Dwyer (p) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic Yes Yes Sunday, December 30, 1917 POW Date: 1917
WEST, William Emeel 35 Angel Place, St. John's 25 21 Andrew J. West (p) Carpenter 1914 Methodist No No
ROSS, Michael Joseph Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 250 19 Margaret Neary (p) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MOSS, Edmond Keels, Bonavista District 2500 18 Frederick Moss (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RANDELL, Elam Port Rexton, Trinity District 2501 20 Joseph Randell (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
THISTLE, John Pennywell Road, St. John's 2502 19 William Thistle (p) Driver 1916 Methodist No No
HUSSEY, John 51 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 2503 19 Edward Hussey (p) Driver 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TESSIER, William James Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 2504 22 Mrs. Charles Tessier (p) Surveyor 1916 Roman Catholic No No
COLLINS, Samuel Mill Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District 2505 18 John Collins (p) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAWE, Stewart 83 McFarlane Street, St. John's 2506 22 Robert Dawe (p) Train conductor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 28, 1917
HOLLOWAY, Nicholas Bloomfield, Bonavista District 2507 18 Thomas Holloway (p) Lumberman 1916 No No
KING, Thomas Martin Lewisporte, Twillingate District 2508 18 Jane French (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No
FRAMPTON, George Lewisporte, Twillingate District 2509 23 Stanley Frampton (p) Steward 1916 Methodist No No
GREENE, Augustine Peter Bell Island, St. John's East District 251 19 Catherine Greene (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic No No See #254 for additional misfiled documents.
EASTMAN, Daniel Gambo, Bonavista District 2510 21 Edward Eastman (o) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOUDY / GOUDIE, Ernest Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 2511 24 Joseph Goudy (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No PDF Discrepancy in spelling of name - Goudy or Goudie.
OSMOND, Cecil Gambo, Bonavista District 2512 22 Ezekiel Osmond (p) Teamster 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, March 13, 1918
HOYLES, Joseph Brookfield, Bonavista District 2513 21 Jane Hoyles (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
PEYTON, Stephen Barr'd Island, Fogo District 2514 18 Delia Peyton (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, April 24, 1917
HALLETT, Jack 26 Balsom Street, St. John's 2515 18 John Hallett (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
BOWERS, Benjamin Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District 2516 22 Job Bowers (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
BARNES, Ernest 235 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 2517 20 Robert Barnes (p) Engineer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PICCO, Norman Port au Port, St. George District 2518 25 William Picco (p) Fireman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of last name, Picco or Picot
BROCKLEHURST, Edward S. 21 Maxse Street, St. John's 2519 24 Charles Brocklehurst (p) Steel worker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HICKEY, John Joseph Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District 252 20 Elizabeth Hickey (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BUTT, Samuel Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 2520 19 Thomas Butt (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Thursday, November 22, 1917
MUDFORD, Bennett Cottles Island, Twillingate District 2521 24 Mark Mudford (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Variation in name: Mutford
ROBERTS, Frank Wild Bight, Twillingate District 2522 18 Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Thursday, March 14, 1918
WISEMAN, Ebenezer George Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District 2523 27 Alfred Wiseman (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No PDF One document microfilmed as #2573
BISHOP, Caleb Golding Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 2524 18 Jacob Bishop (p) Book keeper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
TAYLOR, Eugene Fred 5 Maxse Street, St. John's 2525 20 Mr. E. F. Taylor (p) Engineer 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
TAYLOR, Parmenas Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District 2526 30 Jacob Taylor (p) Shopkeeper 1916 Methodist No No
COLEMAN, Francis (Frank) 49 Carters Hill, St. John's 2527 20 James Coleman (o) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
EDGAR, Albert Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 2528 19 Mrs. W.J. Richards (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917 Discrepancy in mother's name: Betsey Guy or Mrs. W.J. Richards.