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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 Fatalitysort descending PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
SPARKES, Rupert Harvey Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2685 23 Elizabeth Sparkes (o) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUIRES, James 11 Stephen Street, St. John's 1179 23 Richard Squires (p) Cabman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
RYAN, James Grand River, Codroy, St. George District 2266 19 Susan Ryan (o) Farmer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
KEEPING, John Lally Cove, Fortune District 5199 20 Edward Keeping (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOUCHER, Charles Mussel Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District 5932 20 George Boucher (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Boutcher, Boucher.
SNOW, Harry 5 Plank Road, St. John's 3362 28 Margaret Snow (s) Fireman 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF
PITTMAN, Arthur Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 3400 22 George Pittman (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
ANDREWS, Harold James St. John's 777 18 Mrs. Henry Andrews (p) Boiler maker 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1917
OKEEFE, Charles St. John's 1658 18 Peter O'Keefe (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DORAN, Michael J. 41 Duckworth Street, St. John's 2583 26 Miss Mary Doran (o) Clerk 1916 No No
BENMORE, William Heavy Tree Road, St. John's 4642 21 James Benmore (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JEFFERIES, William Laurenceton, Twillingate District 3338 20 George Jefferies (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
BLACKWOOD, Bertram Brookfield, Bonavista District 5145 19 Martin Blackwood (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SMITH, Fred G. Fortune, Burin District 6194 24 Emma Smith (p) Store keeper 1918 Methodist No No
YOUNG, Francis Bank Head, St. George District 3960 19 R. Young (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
LAYTE, Charles Gander Bay, Fogo District 8271 37 Edith Layte (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BURTON, John Durrells Arm, Twillingate District 2947 23 Alfred Burton (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
SEYMOUR, John Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 8059 20 Simon Ward (o) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DRUKEN, Charlie Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 5263 22 Patrick Druken (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LEE, William St. John's 1882 19 Fanny Lee (p) Baker 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BOONE, Edgar Burnt Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 1674 18 Fred Boone (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
WELLS, Charles Dawsons Cove, Fortune District 3106 18 Mr. And Mrs. John Wells (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, Brendon Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 4981 22 Rachael Murphy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HISCOCK, Ronald St. John's 3491 18 Sarah Hiscock (s) Expressman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EDWARDS, Leo N/A 25 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).
FILLEUL, Horwood M. Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5056 27 Philip Filleul (p) Trapper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FORD, Bert Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4835 21 Mrs. Alfred Ford (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCNEILL, Hector John 47 Merry Meeting Road, St. John's - Power Street, St. John's 0-1 - 0-190 - 31 25 Fanny McNeill (p) Electrician 1914 No No PDF Variant spelling of name - McNeil
COLLINS, Duncan Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1422 22 Roberts Collins (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OROURKE, William Joseph St. John's 804 21 William O'Rourke (p) Tailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
STAPLETON, Stephen Marystown, Burin District 4166 21 Elizabeth Stapleton (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WARFORD, James St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 1871 28 Jane Colbournes (o) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PEACH, Albert Foxtrap, Harbour Main District 5838 19 John Peach (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Edward Peters River, Placentia-St. Marys District 2325 21 Edward White (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1918
CONWAY, John Thomas St. Brides, Placentia-St. Marys District 3513 29 Bridget (James) Conway (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Counway
ROWSELL, Hedley Glenwood, Twillingate District 2724 21 John Rowsell (p) Telegraph operator 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
GELLATELY, William Thomas 52 Patrick Street, St. John's 100 22 Alexander Gellately (p) House painter 1914 Roman Catholic No No
DAWE, Rowland Seldom Come By, Fogo District 8411 19 Theophilus Dawe (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUTCHINGS, Mark Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 4885 18 Samuel Hutchings (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TOMPKINSON, Harry Alexander 6 Queen Street, St. John's 298 21 Mrs. Samuel Tompkinson (p) Boiler maker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PHILLIPS, George Gordon Rocky Lane, LeMarchant Road, St. John's 0-277 - 1364 21 Sarah Phillips (p) Office clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DIAMOND, Garland Change Islands, Fogo District 5419 20 George Diamond (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
SCEVIOUR, Cyril Exploits, Twillingate District 1198 25 Cecelia Sceviour Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
REID, Stephen March 2 Spencer Street, St. John's 3370 19 John Reid (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
HARRIS, Spurgeon Bonavista Bay [district unknown]**** 4813 24 Gibbs Harris (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PATERSON, W.T. n/a Medical officer 1919 No No Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.
BAKER, Edmund Fogo, Fogo District 4210 18 Lambert Baker (p) Carpenter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROSS, John Valentine Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 1210 26 Ethel Peddle Ross (s) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HALADAY, Thomas Britannia Cove, Trinity District 2610 21 John Haladay (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Halliday
WALSH, William Francis 6 Fleming Street, St. John's 2980 18 John Walsh (p) Banker 1916 Roman Catholic No No