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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 Religion Fatality PoWsort descending Date of Death Commendations Notes
WALSH, Philip Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District 2799 22 Alphonsus Walsh (o) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, John Winterton, Trinity District 2803 23 John Brown (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHALK, Lewis Elliston, Trinity District 3999 19 James Chalk (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Chaulk
POWER, John M. 42 Power Avenue, St. John's 4574 36 John J. Power (p) Carman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
AYRE, Charles R Circular Road, St. John's 0-150 31 F.W. Ayre (p) 1914 No No Attestation papers not included.
BASTOW, Gordon Clarence St. John's 930 20 M.A. Bastow (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, October 11, 1916
HATCH, Nicholas Red Head Cove, Bay de Verde District 5850 23 Johannah Hatch (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LINTHORNE, Robert Brigus, Port de Grave District 5125 23 Robert Linthorne (p) Boiler maker 1918 Methodist No No
DEAN, Henry St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 6115 21 Mariah Dean (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
STEELE, Stanley G. Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 6290 21 John G. Steele (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GLADNEY, William Joseph Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 417 20 William Gladney (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
PARSONS, William Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3917 21 Joseph Parsons (p) Blacksmith 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
COX, Charles New Bay, Twillingate District 8426 39 Archibald Cox (o) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
PENNEY, Alexander Port Blandford, Bonavista District 2696 19 Mrs. William Penney (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
SMITH, William Reginald Harbour Breton, Fortune District 5018 22 John Smith (p) Commercial business 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SPARKS, George J. Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District 253 20 Annie Sparkes (p) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
RYAN, James Newman Birchy Cove, Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District 4826 20 William Ryan Sr. (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
FRANCIS, Lorenzo New Chelsea, Trinity District 5365 23 Catherine Pynn (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TAYLOR, George Hayward 5 Maxse Street, St. John's 0-102 - 28 22 Eugene F. Taylor (p) Draper 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HERDER, Hubert Clinton 40 Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 0-79 - 3 23 William J. Herder (p) Agriculturist 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WALL, Raymond Southeast Arm, New Bay, Twillingate District 4396 18 Samuel Wall (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MULROONEY, Patrick W. Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 6185 24 Daniel Mulrooney (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PINSENT, Stanley Stewart Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 1589 20 James Pinsent (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ANDERSON, Elias Burgeo Reach, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3249 22 Mary Susan Anderson (s) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Transferred to the Trawler Section, Royal Naval Reserve in October 1918.
BALL, Ward Botwood, Twillingate District 3386 21 Mrs. Joseph Luscombe (p) Lumberjack 1917 Methodist No No
NOSEWORTHY, Jacob Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District 8256 47 Jessie Noseworthy (s) Miner and labourer 1917 Salvation Army No No
OKEEFE, Patrick Joseph 128 Bond Street, St. John's 479 20 Michael O'Keefe (p) Painter 1914 Roman Catholic No No
CAREW, Thomas Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 5760 23 John Carew (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RIDER, Thomas Bonavista, Bonavista District 6021 25 Absalom Rider (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LANE, Walter St. Brendans, Bonavista District 4847 30 Mary Ann (Daniel) Broders (o) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MERCER, Maxwell James Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 1446 19 Isaac (of Sam) Mercer Telegraph operator 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BURTON, Andrew Long Island, Twillingate district 3776 19 George Burton (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
WEST, Garland Carmanville, Fogo District 1639 28 Joseph West (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist No No
SHEARS, Howard Jeffreys, St. George District 8341 19 George N.Shears (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OUTERBRIDGE, Herbert Arthur St. John's - The 6th Paragon, Bath, England 0-141 Alice Margaret Outerbridge (s) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included
CARBERRY, Maurice Turks Cove, Trinity District 382 22 Mrs. Thomas Power (o) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic No No I.
LUFF, Selby (Silvia) Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District 5517 18 Wesley Luff (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
DUCEY, Patrick Keels, Bonavista District 4489 23 Mrs. Thomas Ducey (p) Mining 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CROCKER, Boyd St. John's 1529 33 Mrs. Aubrey J. Crocker (p) Draper 1915 No No PDF
WARREN, Simeon La Scie, St. Barbe District 4179 19 John Warren (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No See Regt. # 654 for misfiled document
GILLINGHAM, Jacob Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 8060 23 Bridget Gillingham (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOUDIE, James Northwest River, Labrador 6104 25 Allen Goudie (o) Trapper 1918 Methodist No No See also service #6102, Charles Michelin.
ROWSELL, Stephen 12 Stewart Avenue, St. John's 4487 22 Absalom Rowsell (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WORTHMAN, Theophilus Hearts Delight, Trinity District 5548 21 Joseph Worthman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EDWARDS, William Dowden 98 Circular Road, St. John's 0-16 - 659 24 James Edwards (p) Hardware clerk 1914 No No PDF
RICHARDS, John Topsail, Harbour Main District 5464 23 Michael Richards (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
THOMPSON, Isaac Big Bight, Gander Bay, Fogo District 3125 21 Charles Thompson (o) Labourer 1916 Methodist No No
HICKS, Henry George Carmanville, Fogo District 0-72 - 833 27 Philip Hicks (p) Teacher 1914 No No PDF
HARNETT, Frank Seldom Come By, Fogo District 1612 30 Mary Harnett (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PIKE, Llewelyn 111 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4711 24 Jessie Lynch (p) Carpenter 1918 Congregationalist No No