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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 PoW Date of Death Commendationssort descending Notes
OBRIEN, William Aquaforte, Ferryland District 8344 19 Mary Kehoe (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
LEGROW, Frederick Pratt Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 404 23 Thomas Legrow (p) Dry goods clerk 1914 Methodist No No I
PROWSE, William St. John's 925 22 Charles Prowse (p) Grocer 1915 Yes No Tuesday, July 18, 1916
DYKE, Job Salvage Bay, Bonavista District 2623 23 Edward Dyke (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SULLIVAN, Arthur Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 998 19 Edward Sullivan (p) Fisherman 1915 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
BELLOWS, Stewart Curling, St. George District 1430 19 Roberts Bellows (p) Carter 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, August 14, 2017 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bellowse, Bellowes; CWGC records Bellows
LOWE, Arthur 14 Fleming Street, St. John's 5082 22 George Lowe (p) Cabman 1918 Methodist No No
WIGHTON, Charles Earls Court, London, United Kingdom 0-75 Margaret Wighton (o) 1914 Yes No Thursday, November 25, 1915 Attestation papers not included
CHEESEMAN, Isaac Burin, Burin District 3891 18 Laurence Cheesman (p) Student 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FOWLER, Frank Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 4455 18 George Fowler (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALL, James 83 Pleasant Street, St. John's 6149 19 Patrick Wall (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BRAY, Leander Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4786 18 Mrs. Martha Bray (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOBER, Michael Mobile, Ferryland District 6059 25 George Dober (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, October 12, 1918 follows service #6050 on microfilm. Died, Spanish influenza (1918). attestation papers completed as Dover, all documents are Dober; Dober is correct.
CRAMM, Frank Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 3390 21 Stephen Cramm (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
NEWELL, George H. 38 Spencer Street, St. John's 8492 19 Caroline Newell (p) Labourer 1918 No No Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies April 1918; transferred to Newfoundland Regiment August 1918; Forestry Service # retained. In volume two of the Military Service Ledgers the entry for Service # 8492 follows entry for Service # 2033.
CONRAN, Michael Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 2209 21 James Conran (p) Papermaker 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, March 3, 1917
GOVER, Harry Bell Island, St. John's East District 3609 24 Annie King (o) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FLEMING, Richard Bell Island, St. John's East District 1594 21 Kate Cummings (o) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, April 23, 1917 Variant spelling of name: Flemming.
PRICE, Henry Torbay Road, St. John's 2203 19 Mrs. Joseph Price (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SAUNDERS, Fred J. Griguet, St. Barbe District 1913 19 Mrs. Joseph Bussey (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
PARSONS, Donald W. 15 Bell Street, St. John's 4754 20 Annie Parsons (o) Engineer 1918 Methodist No No
BUTLER, Wilson Flat Islands, Burin District 2938 20 Samuel Butler (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
STACEY, Lambert Flat Islands, Burin District 5936 19 William Stacey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
COFIELD, Mark Francis Allandale Road, St. John's 692 22 William Cofield (p) Farmer 1914 Methodist No No
KING, Archibald Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District 2689 21 Alfred John King (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOGAN, R. N/A 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)
SHORT, John Cutwell Arm, Twillingate District 3201 21 T.W. Short (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
WELLS, Harry Augustus Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 3943 23 Robert James Wells (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918
ALCOCK, Pearce Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 8397 18 Uriah Alcock (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, William Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5750 20 James Parsons (p) Cod oil refiner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, Harvey Ronald St. John's 1883 18 Annie Butler (p) Office clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included.
JACOBS, Harold G. Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 2253 18 David Jacobs (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes Yes Monday, April 9, 1917 POW Date: 1917
RICHARDS, Albert Bareneed, Port de Grave District 6332 25 William Richards (p) Carpenter 1918 Methodist No No
WISEMAN, Charles Hearts Delight, Trinity District 2000 19 Edith Wiseman (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
CLARKE, Alfred Twillingate, Twillingate District 5973 21 William Clarke (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TUCKER, Bertram George Triton, Twillingate District 5552 21 Jesse Tucker (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WARREN, George Edward Fox Island, Burgeo- LaPoile District 5583 22 John Warren (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POWER, Martin Frances Witless Bay, Ferryland District 3331 18 John Joseph Power (o) Carpenters apprentice 1916 Roman Catholic No No
DOYLE, Edward St. John's 1299 18 Mrs. Doyle (p) Barber 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CROAKE, James 16 Haggerty Street, St. John's 2602 20 Edward Croake (p) Broom maker 1916 No No Variant spelling of name - Croke
BAILEY, Thomas Champneys North, Trinity District 4976 18 Mary Bailey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SQUIRES, William Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 6157 22 John Squires (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
ROSE, R. [Robert] Clayton 28 Springdale Street, St. John's 2542 22 Marmaduke Rose (p Salesman 1916 Methodist No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.
MARSH, William Luther Deer Harbour, Trinity District 2083 18 Israel March (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
HOLLOWAY, Albert Brooklyn, Bonavista District 3797 20 Samson Holloway (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 17, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included.
JEWER, Ford R. W. Lewisporte, Twillingate District 3399 18 Joseph Jewer (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
MERCER, John Hayward Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 5902 25 Levi Mercer (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
BURT, Harold Battery Road, St. John's 323 23 John Burt Labourer 1914 Methodist No No
DAWE, Kenneth Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 4582 21 John Dawe (p) Mining 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No