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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 PoWsort ascending Date of Death Commendations Notes
LANE, Job Jack Lanes Bay, Labrador 1915 21 George Lane (p) Hunter 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIDEOUT, Robert Long Pond, Harbour Main District 3753 18 Richard Rideout (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, Edward Battle Harbour, Labrador 5710 23 Jane Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
YETMAN, William Brookfield, Bonavista District 610 19 George Yetman (p) Steward 1914 Methodist No No I
ODRISCOLL, Albert. Tors Cove, Ferryland District 551 25 Sarah O'Driscoll (p) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
CAHILL, Alphonsus St. John's 1545 19 Theresa Cahill (p) Store clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CLIFT, John 100 Military Road, St. John's 0-177 - 503 21 J.A. Clift (p) Bank clerk 1914 No No PDF
SAMSON, Neville Flat Island, Bonavista District 3544 19 Thomas Edward Samson (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Sampson.
OSMOND, William Little Bay, Twillingate District 4114 19 Dorman Osmond (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Thursday, October 3, 1918
COLE, Hugh Henry Wilding Badger Brook, Twillingate District 0-170 34 Eva M. Wilding Cole (s) Logger 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VIVIAN, William Flat Islands, Bonavista District 5178 22 Bessie Hapgood (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEPDITCH, Otto Cecil Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1577 19 Christopher Hepditch (p) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WAY, Joseph Bonavista, Bonavista District 5892 21 Alfred Way (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURT, Jacob Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4987 19 Robert Burt (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANDERSON, Daniel Summerside, St. George District 4161 21 John Anderson (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOBBIN, Thomas John Bell Island, St. John's East District 3427 22 David Dobbin (p) Miner 1917 No No
HAWKE, Michael Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 1672 27 Bridget Hawke (o) Lumberman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HISCOCK, George Craniford 7 Southside Road, St. John's 342 22 Elizabeth Hiscock (p) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ADAMS, Stephen Come By Chance, Placentia-St. Mary's District 8478 34 Beatrice Adams (p) Millman 1917 Methodist No No
BOYCE, Norman Jersey Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 2928 19 Daniel Boyce (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRINSTON, Angus Perry Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 2851 18 Nelson Brinston (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
LEWIS, Michael Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District 4911 20 George Lewis (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TERRY, Peter Avondale, Harbour Main District 5802 26 William Terry (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HOPKINS, Thomas Roland Hearts Content, Trinity District 887 23 Mr. And Mrs. Hopkins (p) Draper 1915 No No
FINNEY, William Broad Cove, Renews, Ferryland District 4057 19 Christina Finney (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
STACEY, Wilson Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 5988 22 Albert Stacey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MCKAY, Notman Arthur Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 4277 18 Sarah McKay (p) Fireman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HART, Roland Fogo, Fogo District 4176 21 Silas Hart (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUGDEN, Fred Epworth, Burin District 3873 18 Flethcher Bugden (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
WHITE, Allan La Scie, St. Barbe District 2643 35 Mrs. Allan White (s) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No No
FARRELL, Patrick Joseph Ferryland, Ferryland District 3044 18 Patrick Joseph Farrell Sr. (p) School teacher 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 2, 1917 Photograph of grave-site included.
KNIGHT, Frank Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4304 23 William Knight (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
MULLETT, Abraham Thomas Wesleyville, Bonavista District 437 23 James Mullett (p) Sailor 1914 Methodist No No
KEAN, Michael Cuckholds Cove Road, St. John's 2659 18 Richard Kean (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BOBBETT, Harry Pass Island, Fortune District 3501 19 William Bobbett (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Babbott and Babbet.
CHRISTOPHER, Joseph Mall Bay, Placentia-St. Marys District 6156 24 Mary Christopher (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BYRNE, Francis 15 Flavin Street, St. John's 4022 19 James Byrne (p) Ships carpenter 1917 Roman Catholic No No
TIPPLE, Austin Gerald St. George, St. George District 583 20 Edward Tipple (p) Telegraph operator 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Austen; transcribed on Descriptive Report on Enlistment: Arthur
PEYTON, Herbert Munden Botwood, Twillingate District 4160 18 Thomas Peyton (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
JACOBS, Frederick James St. John's 1297 19 Mr. And Mrs. Jacobs (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
WILLIAMS, Vincent Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 4585 18 Clotilda Williams (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LAMBERT, Benjamin Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 1748 25 Elizabeth Lambert (p) Sailor 1915 Methodist No No
CROWE, Henry S. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-25 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
REID, John Winterton, Trinity District 5926 19 Peter Reid (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HYNES, Aubrey Indian Island, Fogo District 5592 19 Alexander Hynes (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARKE, George Dunville [Dunfield], Trinity Bay, Placentia - St. Marys District 3643 18 Charles Clarke (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MULLEY, James Cape St. Francis, St. John's East District 4756 19 Michael Mulley (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
OVENS, George Norris Arm, Twillingate District 8086 26 George T. Ovens (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
LACEY, Michael 10 Sebastian Street, St. John's 2619 24 Martin Lacey (p) Motor driver 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1267X
MCBAY, John Field St. John's 1030 22 Samuel McBay (p) Draper 1915 Methodist No No