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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 Enlistmentsort ascending Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
FOLEY, Martin St. Brides, Placentia-St. Marys District 3514 27 Catherine (Michael) Foley (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
NORMORE, Daniel Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 3639 27 Darius Normore (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BRACE, Hayward Greens Harbour, Trinity District 4617 27 James Brace (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
SOMERTON, Solomon Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 8161 27 Thomas Somerton (p) Donkey man 1917 CE No No
MULLALY, James Pearce Avenue-Blackmarsh Road, St. John's 8292 27 Bridget Mullaly (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
COMBDON, Silas Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District 8428 27 Lucy Combdon (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRINSON, John Change Islands, Fogo District 5308 27 George Brinson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STONE, Thomas W. Horwood, Fogo District 3660 27 Mrs. Stephen Simmons (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No Discrepancy in religion.
HICKS, Henry George Carmanville, Fogo District 0-72 - 833 27 Philip Hicks (p) Teacher 1914 No No PDF
CONNELL, Felix Bonavista, Bonavista District 3596 27 Jeremiah Connell (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: O'Counell.
BENNETT, Joseph Fortune, Burin District 6134 27 Thomas Bennett (p) Mechanic 1918 Methodist No No
SHEEHAN, Edward 5 Howe Place, St. John's 3264 27 Ed Sheehan (p) Fireman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, July 8, 1917 Includes references to Michael Sheehan, discharged medically unfit. No information in service ledger.
FORD, Thomas Jackson's Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe district 1782 27 John Ford of Joseph (p) 1915 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
SAUNDERS, George Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5278 27 Richard Saunders (p) Engineer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SKINNER, James Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2645 27 Mary Jane Skinner (o) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GALPIN, John Codroy, St. George District 1526 27 Jane Kendall (o) Seaman 1915 Church of England ( Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
MAYER, Constantine 228 Water Street, St. John's 175 27 Alex Mayer (o) Photographer 1914 Methodist No No
MALLAM, Allan Wright Hearts Content, Trinity District 413 27 Mrs. Mallam (p) Machinist 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Charles Edward George V Institute, St. John's 0-307 - 171 27 Clara J. White (o) Purse 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
HULL, Ephram Springdale, Twillingate District 8191 27 Bertha Hull (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Ephraim Hall.
SHAW, Bernard Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District 2785 27 Mary Shaw (o) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
PITTMAN, Corbett New Perlican, Trinity District 729 27 Willis Pittman Fisherman 1914 No No
CAMPBELL, John A. Port au Port, St. George District 8092 27 Nathan Campbell (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
COFFIN, Alfred Ernest Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 4313 27 Joseph Coffin (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURKE, James Joseph St. John's 718 27 Michael Burke Labourer 1914 No No
JACOB, Esau Curling, St. George District 3758 27 Sadie Eude (p) Baker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, Anthony Brents Cove, St. Barbe District 4111 27 Mary Butler (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
KING, Charles Catalina, Trinity District 8139 27 Cephius King (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
WHITE, William Loon Bay, Twillingate District 345 27 Levi White (p) Lumberman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WALL, John 27 Military Road, St. John's 4303 27 Thomas Wall (p) Woodworker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
VOISEY, Richard Patrick St. John's 1462 27 Richard Voisey (p) Machinist 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
PITTMAN, James W. New Perlican, Trinity District 2704 27 Samuel Pittman (p) Accountant 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 11, 1920 Died 11 October, 1920. Pneumonia. CWGC.
IVANY, Ernest D. Bell Island, St. John's East District 4241 27 Silas Ivany (p) Blacksmith 1917 Methodist No No
BUTLER, Patrick Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 4775 27 Mary Butler (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No See Service # 4675 for misfiled documents
DALTON, William Francis St. John's 1079 27 Bridget Dalton (p) Fireman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
COX, George Middle Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District 5715 27 George Cox (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MANUEL, Willis Loon Bay, Twillingate District 272 27 Jane Manuel (p) Millwright 1914 Methodist No No
MCCONNELL, Isaiah Port a Down, County Armagh, Northern Ireland 396 27 Mary McConnell (p) Engineer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - McConnel.
BUTLER, Bernard 51 Cabot Street, St. John's 2956 27 Mrs. Joseph Butler (p) Rancher 1916 Roman Catholic No No
DAVIS, Jacob Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 4141 27 Hedley Davis (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
COSTELLO, John Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 2593 27 Matthew Costello (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
WALSH, John Joseph 10 Codners Lane, St. John's 3226 27 Johanna Walsh (p) Sailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1354X
ATKINS, Clementine Manuels, Harbour Main District 8486 27 William Atkins (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HOGAN, Patrick Thorburn Road, St. John's 1111 27 Miss Hogan (o) - Bride Hogan (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
ELLIS, Ambrose Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 3809 27 Reuben Ellis (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, April 14, 1918
TANSLEY, Harry Landaff, Wales, United Kingdom 2040 27 Philip Tansley (p) Sailor 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
RALPH, Lambert Coney Arm, St. Barbe District 8430 27 Rosina Ralph (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WINTER, Oliver S. Burin, Burin District 4473 27 John Winter (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
BUTCHER, Alexander Thomas Mussel Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District 2363 27 Reuben Butcher (p) Fisherman 1916 No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Boutcher, Butcher, Boucher: brothers William, John and Alexander each have varied spellings in file.
JESSO, Henry Martin Ship Cove, St. George District 4949 27 Edward Jesso (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No