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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 ascending PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
NEVILLE, Richard Topsail Road, St. John's 1080 21 Ellen Neville Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 PDF
HURDLE, Arthur William Dunfield, Trinity District 1091 18 Jessie Hurdle (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, November 21, 1917
REID, Charles 17 Cook Street, St. John's 671 29 George L. Reid (p) Grocer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
DEAN, Norman Kenneth Botwood, Twillingate District 1477 19 Kenneth William Dean (p) Watchmaker 1915 Methodist Yes No Sunday, January 30, 1921 Age of Enlistment: 19 (15)
BUTLER, Ignatius Joseph St. George, St. George District 1442 19 Mary C. Butler (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SMITH, Zachariah Smith Sound, Trinity District 1467 22 Mary Ann Smith (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BUTLER, Thomas Charles Middle Bight, Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 2990 28 William Butler (o) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, March 2, 1917
OKEEFE, Thomas Joseph Ferryland, Ferryland District 923 21 Esther Clow (p) Sailor 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, January 28, 1917 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 71.
MERCER, Nathan Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 2180 23 Elijah Mercer (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 21, 1917
ROWSELL, Reginald Bonavista, Bonavista District 0-151 John Rowsell (p) 1915 Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 PDF Attestation papers not included
PATEY, William Wallis St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District 1857 32 Joseph Patey (p) Fisherman 1915 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
WAGG, Albert F. Stepaside, Burin District 3270 18 Alma Wagg (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
BENSON, William J. Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District 4132 18 Irene Benson (o) Lumberman 1917 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 29, 1918
JEANS, John Allan Catalina, Trinity District 424 28 William T. Jeans (p) Brakesman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
TOOPE, Ernest Irelands Eye, Trinity District 2719 26 Mr. John Toope (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
PAYNE, Naaman Parsons Pond, St. Barbe District 3429 19 Simon Payne (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918 Died 13 April, 1918. CWGC.
PARSONS, Aubrey Cat Harbour [Lumsden], Fogo District 1664 18 Martha Parsons (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
CHATMAN, Albert Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 2278 24 William Chatman (p) Fisherman 1918 Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
DELOUCHREY, Harold Little Bay, Twillingate District 1966 18 Miss Bride Delouchrey (o) Machinist 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, October 18, 1916 Variant spelling of name - Deloucharey
SHORTALL, Richard Aloysius Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 0-78 - 395 23 Richard and Catherine Shortall (p) 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Includes document for Owen William Steele, 0-89 - 326 and Leo M. Shortall, 1940.
PENNEY, Josiah H. Carbonear, Carbonear District 665 24 S. Grace Penney (o) Civil engineer 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 I
HANN, William S. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 1830 18 Isaiah Hann (p) Disaster man 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
SQUIRES, John Blackhead Road, Southside, St. John's 2343 18 Benjamin Squires (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No
PITTMAN, Arthur Henry Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 3404 20 Charles Pittman (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
BARBOUR, Horatio Port Rexton, Trinity District 1419 25 Amy N. Barbour (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MERCER, William Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2615 20 Leander Mercer (p) Shoe factory worker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Identified as William Mercer on attestation papers and CWGC; identified as John William Mercer on memorial scroll.
MILES, Thomas Bay L'Argent, Fortune Bay District 1691 23 Eli Miles (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, March 11, 1918
RYAN, Patrick Turks Gut, Conception Bay, Port de Grave District 3188 18 Patrick Ryan (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
FORD, Gerald Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 1559 21 Thomas Garlur Ford (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
AVERY, Hezekiah Deep Bight, Random, Trinity District 5140 25 William Avery (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Saturday, June 15, 1918
LIDSTONE, Harold 25 Young Street, St. John's 163 20 Nathaniel Lidstone (p) Dry goods clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917 PDF
KELLY, Daniel Gambo, Bonavista District 2297 21 Agnes M. Kelly (p) Lumberman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 21, 1916
EZEKIEL, Joseph Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 1336 22 Paul Ezekiel (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 Contains some documents relating to Charles Curnew, service #1335 .
MCGRATH, Ronald B. Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2712 19 Mrs. John Thomey (o) Train despatcher 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, August 13, 1917
SELLARS, Richard Stephen Western Bay South, Bay de Verde District 1728 19 Mrs. Jeremiah (Sellars) Dalton (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 16, 1916 Listed as R. Alexander in CWGC.
NORMORE, Levi Cutwell Harbour, Long Island, Twillingate District 2425 25 Dinah Normore (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Discrepancy in next of kin, both Mrs. Dinah Normore and Mrs. James Colbourne are listed as being his mother, Dinah Normore was his adoptive mother.
HUDSON, Peter Joseph St. John's 1689 19 James Hudson (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, July 4, 1916
WELLS, Fred Springdale, Twillingate District 4031 18 Herbert Wells (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
LANNIGAN, James Joseph St. John's 1124 19 Minnie Lannigan (p) Engineer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Death certificate and some other correspondence in French
POWER, Patrick Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2424 19 John Power (o) Paper maker 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
STEPHENSON, John Sydney Duckworth Street, St. John's - Leeds, England, United Kingdom 0-112 - 32 25 James Edward Stephenson (p) Dry goods clerk 1914 Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 I - Photograph of Stephenson included.
TAYLOR, Herbert St. John's 1018 19 Margaret Taylor (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ROSE, John Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 2079 21 Richard Rose (p) Naval reservist (Naval service # 1520X) 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917 PDF Referenced in estate correspondence as John Curlew.
CRANE, Joseph Tilton, Harbour Grace District 2313 23 William Henry Crane (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
CAREW, Vincent Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 3140 23 Bessie Carew (s) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, July 10, 1917
HUSSEY, William Thomas 51 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 356 28 Edward Hussey (p) Teamster 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
DUNPHY, Thomas P. Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District 2155 18 John Dunphy (p) Paper maker 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, March 2, 1917
BROWN, Edward John Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 545 26 Annie Brown (p) Miner 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Identified on documents in file and by CWGC as Edward John Brown; Signature is Edmund John.
NOSEWORTHY, Herman 160 Casey Street, St. John' s 354 19 John Noseworthy (p) Office Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BADCOCK, Arthur Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2314 18 Richard Badcock (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, March 3, 1917