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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
CORNECT, Eugene Cape St. George, St. George District 429 21 John Cornect (p) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Cornact
MURPHY, William 122 Water Street West, St. John's 2407 18 Lewis Murphy (p) Scholar 1918 Roman Catholic No No
IVANY, William Hodders Cove, Smith Sound, Trinity District 2353 21 Mrs. Charles Wattion (p) Fisherman 1916 No No
PELLEY, Clarence Georges Brook, Trinity District 2484 22 John Pelley (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 21, 1917
THOMSON, John Murray Greenock, Scotland, United Kingdom 2139 39 Mrs. Thomson (p) Musician 1916 Presbyterian No No Attested for short service
VAUGHAN, Herbert Augustine Leslie Street, St. John's 2742 20 Henry (Harry) Vaughan (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
FOLLETT, James Shoal Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 8455 19 Henry Follett (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BALLAM, Samuel Robert Curling, St. George District 1440 19 Manoah Ballam (p) Telegraph operator 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOW, James 162 Pleasant Street, St. John's 433 20 Abraham Snow (p) Electrician 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAYES, Patrick Joseph St. John's 1239 18 John Hayes (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
OLDFORD, Elias Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 2874 19 Tobias Oldford (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist - Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in religion.
STUCKLESS, Silas Norris Arm, Twillingate District 1669 24 Isaac Stuckless (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, July 18, 1916
GARDNER, Theophilus British Harbour, Trinity District 1580 20 Eugenie Gardner (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, July 11, 1916
BROWN, Elijah Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4646 18 Elijah Brown Sr. (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LANG, James Patrick 3 James Street, St. John's 0-266 - 870 19 Charles Lang (p) Stenographer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
NEILL, Edward Frenchmans Cove, Burgeo- LaPoile District 5673 19 Peter Neill (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SHEPPARD, William F. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8021 19 Eldred Sheppard (p) Electrician 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COX, Arthur Gaultois, Fortune District 5560 19 Lizzie Knott (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DALTON, Alphaeus Little Catalina, Trinity District 5911 19 Albert Dalton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SWEETAPPLE, Gideon Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 3589 19 John Sweetapple (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
DUDER, Charles Robert Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 668 22 William Henry Duder (p) Civil engineer 1914 Presbyterian No No
NURSE, William Champneys East, Trinity District 3674 19 William Nurse (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
MALONE, Edward Signal Hill Road, St. John's 4600 30 Miss G. Malone (o) Master pilot 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HOPKINS, Allan Twillingate, Twillingate District 3592 20 Henry Hopkins (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
GLEESON, Joseph Virgin Arm, Twillingate District 8151 31 Emma Gleeson (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Attestation completed as Gleeson; variant spelling Gleason
MOULAND, Ronald Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 8264 20 Rita Mouland (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
VEY, Wilson Random, Trinity District 5320 19 William Vey (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOLGER, David Francis West St. Modeste, Labrador 3418 28 John Bulger (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: signature is Bolger, form completed as Bulger.
ELKINS, Frederick Hare Bay, Bonavista District 6151 20 Jeremiah Elkins (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BURRY, Sidney George Greenspond, Bonavista District 1044 29 Mathilda Burry (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
FILLIAR (FILLIER), Donald. 5 Barron Street, St. John's 1260 18 Emily Filliar (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - gravestone at Belvedere Cemetery states Fillier.
MORGAN, Abraham North River, Port de Grave District 5907 21 James Morgan (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FORD, Elias Charlottetown, Bonavista District 2709 22 William Ford (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist Yes Yes Sunday, September 2, 1917 POW Date: 1917
ASPELL, John Thomas St. John's 1175 19 Gerald Aspell (o) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WELLS, Raymond Chesley Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2889 24 Robert James Wells (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAWCO, John Chapel Cove, Harbour Main District 5786 24 Paul Hawco (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COLLINS, James Jerseyside, Placentia-St. Marys District 567 19 John R. Collins (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
MURPHY, James Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 4665 18 Charles Murphy (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SHAW, William James Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District 4278 23 John Shaw (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BRIEN, William Quidi Vidi, St. John's East District 4551 20 Mary Brien (p) Truckman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WARFORD, Stanley Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 4330 21 Selenia Warford (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
KING, Benjamin Louis Old Bonaventure, Trinity District 4093 Phoebe Pitcher (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
WHITE, Frederick Durrells Arm, Twillingate District 1481 22 Edward (of David) White Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
NICHOLAS, William Brazils Lane, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2729 20 William Nicholas (p) Tanner 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DRAKE, David St. Lawrence, Burin District 3025 21 Patrick Drake (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BRYAN, John Ferryland, Ferryland District 3109 22 Patrick Bryan (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
SIMMS, Leaton St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 1243 20 Mary Ann Simms (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 See # 1034 for additional document.
ROSS, William Leslie Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1547 19 Joseph Ross (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JONES, John Criccieth, Wales, United Kingdom 6161 19 Edward Jones (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
AGNEW, James Peebles Street, Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom 2122 34 Mrs. Agnew (s) Musician 1916 Presbyterian No No