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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 Datesort ascending Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
BOURNE, Benjamin R. 17 Freshwater Road, St. John's 5189 20 Alfred Bourne (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
BEATON, Joseph Badger Brook, Twillingate District 8489 24 Bridget Beaton (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BARNES, Lewis Harbour Mille, Fortune District 6308 21 Charles Barnes (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HILYARD, Caleb Spread Eagle, Trinity District 5086 22 Richard Hilyard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name: Hillier, Hilliard
TILLEY, Allan Kings Bridge Road, St. John's 4363 19 John Tilley (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLBOURNE, Albert Little Bay, Twillingate District 5297 20 Thomas Colbourne (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOULTON, Rennie Burin, Burin District 4320 18 Thomas Moulton (p) School teacher 1918 Methodist No No
KEEFE, Thomas 17 William Street, St. John's 4488 19 Richard Keefe (p) Telegraph operator 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ANSTEY, Cecil Twillingate, Twillingate District 6020 28 James Anstey (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEWITT, Stephen Allandale Road, St. John's 8497 18 Stephen Hewitt (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
GRANDY, Fred Garnish, Fortune District 6128 21 William Grandy (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
CAREW, Elias Bauline, St. John's East District 5757 23 Mary Colbourne (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, Dorman Cottles Cove, New Bay, Twillingate District 8235 22 George White (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
MARSH, Richard Bonavista, Bonavista District 5845 22 Elizabeth Marsh (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
OSMOND, Martin Shoal Bay/Harbour, Bonavista District 5377 21 Peter Osmond (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
VIVIAN, John Hillview, Trinity District 4590 18 Mrs. William Hiscock (p) Lumberman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STRICKLAND, Robert Hants Island, Burgeo-LePoile District 5191 19 Thomas Strickland (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOBBIN, Dennis Gaskiers, Placentia-St. Marys District 5731 19 Bernard Dobbin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MATTHEWS, Hubert Musgravetown, Bonavista District 4783 22 George Matthews (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PUDDISTER, John Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's 5446 20 Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BRINSON, Lewis Change Islands, Fogo District 5389 22 George Brinson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, July 30, 1918
BUFFETT, Herbert Belleoram, Fortune District 6055 20 Jeremiah Buffett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOORS, Jonathan Leonard Woody Point, St. Barbe District 5685 19 William Moores (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: surname spelled Moores by clerk, recruit's signature is Moors.
PETTEN, Horatio Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 4580 20 Thomas Petten (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EARL, Herman St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Mary's District 6119 19 Joseph Earl (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - documents completed as Hemen or Hemon.
PARSONS, John La Scie, St. Barbe District 5622 20 Joseph Parsons (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CLARKE, David Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6038 22 John Clark (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GARLAND, John Victoria Village, Carbonear District 4341 18 John Garland (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MORRISSEY, Patrick Brigus, Port de Grave District 5077 21 Michael Morrissey (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCCOURT, Philip 190 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4578 25 Minnie McCourt (o) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CHAFE, Peter Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 6338 21 Mary Ann Chafe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HINES, Herbert Herring Neck, Twillingate District 5433 20 Robert Hines (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No Variant spelling of name - Hynes
MISKELL, Peter J. Lyons Square, St. John's 4565 19 Frank Miskell (p) Grocer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DAWE, Isaac Rattling Brook, Twillingate District 5538 23 Johnathan Dawe (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTLER, James Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4530 18 Annie Butler (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, William Loon Cove, Bonavista District 5124 19 Luke White (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No Community name appears as Look Cove in one document and Loon Cove in another.
DYKE, Joseph Salvage Bay, Bonavista District 5468 23 Henry Dyke (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FRANCIS, Harry Hermitage, Fortune District 6261 19 Matthew Francis (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANTLE, Stephen 33 Water Street West, St. John's 6236 20 Sarah Antle (p) Boiler maker 1918 Methodist No No
JOHNSON, Thomas Little Catalina, Trinity District 4776 18 George Johnson (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
VOKEY, John C. Bell Island, St. John's East District 4538 21 William Vokey (p) Machinist 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WEIR, James Little Bay Island, Twillingate District 5499 22 Edmund Weir (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DOMINIC, James Little Reach, Fortune District 5306 19 Stephen Dominic (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RONAYNE, William Tors Cove, Ferryland District 4659 26 Ambrose Ronayne (p) Seaman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CASHIN, Edward St. George, St. George District 4995 20 Francis Cashin (p) Electrician 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BISHOP, William Salmonier, St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5900 22 Maggie Bishop (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WELLS, Parmenas Change Islands, Fogo District 5956 21 Eli Wells (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
COLLIER, Archibald Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5057 18 Jeremiah Collier (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Claude Herring Neck, Twillingate District 6096 19 Philip White (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LARKINS, William Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 5023 20 Mary Ann Larkins (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Larkin