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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 Enlistmentsort descending Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
ASH, Frank Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4436 18 Thomas Ash (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WINSOR, George Wesleyville, Bonavista District 1845 18 David Winsor (p) Store assistant 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SCOTT, William Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District 5338 18 George Scott (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FORSEY, John Gambo, Bonavista District 4433 18 Thomas Forsey (p) 1918 No No
COOK, Ernest George Trinity East, Trinity District 4384 18 John Cook (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CAREW, Thomas Joseph 33 Patrick Street, St. John's 2206 18 Mrs. David Carew (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
PAYNE, George Chimney Cove, Bay of Islands, St. George District 4925 18 John A. Payne (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Incorrectly labeled on microfilm as George Petley; source of this name is a letter, written by Rev. Henry Petley found in the file immediately following the attestation papers.
OUELLETTE, Charles Quebec, Canada 3040 18 Peter Oulette (p) Marine Fireman 1916 Roman Catholic No No Previously transcribed as Oulette
BESSEY, Reuben Cape Onion, St. Barbe District 4182 18 Samuel Bessey (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
GLADNEY, James Joseph St. John's 771 18 Annie Clarke (p) Fireman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
SIMMS, Frederick William Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 8198 18 John Simms (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OBRIEN, Edward 32 Lime Street, St. John's 3603 18 Frederick O'Brien (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, October 21, 1918 PDF
HODDER, Norman Marystown, Burin District 3038 18 Henry Elias Hodder (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No discharged medically unfit 10 September 1918; Drowned 15 February 1921
LEWIS, Silas Golf Avenue, St. John's 2330 18 Silas Lewis Sr. (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
DEVEREAUX, Thomas Avondale, Harbour Main District 3632 18 Michael Devereaux (p) Operator 1917 Roman Catholic No No Previously transcribed as Devereux.
CREWS, John Point Crew, Burin District 4811 18 John R. Crews (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HANN, Brigam Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3799 18 Jacob Hann (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, September 30, 1918
GROUCHY, Thomas Joseph St. John's 1771 18 Elias Grouchy (p) Jeweller 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, April 17, 1918
LITTLE, Redvers Musgravetown, Bonavista District 4887 18 James Little (p) Framer 1918 Methodist Yes No Friday, November 15, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included
BOWDEN, Herbert George 37 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 1980 18 William H. Bowden (p) Bank clerk 1915 Methodist No No
TAYLOR, James Burin Bay, Burin District 4086 18 John Taylor (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
MUNN, Robert Stewart Errol St. John's 787 18 W.A. Munn (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
STEAD, Thomas W. Little Catalina, Trinity District 4350 18 George Stead (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
RANDELL, Marcus Port Rexton, Trinity District 3772 18 Walter Randell (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 17, 1918
COSTELLO, Richard 143 Wickford Street, St. John's 4158 18 James Costello (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PATEY, Reuben H. St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4268 18 James J. Patey (p) Bookkeeper 1917 Methodist No No
HUELIN, William Robinsons, St. George District 4368 18 James Huelin (p) Fireman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RENDELL, Fred Twillingate, Twillingate District 1851 18 Bessie Elliot (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
MARTIN, Albert 159 Gower Street, St. John's 3274 18 Ellen Martin (p) Stenographer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
WHEELER, Ralph Summerford, Twillingate District 4906 18 Thomas Wheeler (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SMITH, Howard Dildo, Trinity District 1665 18 Thomas Smith (of John) (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, June 3, 1916
OLIVER, Philip 29 Feild Street, St. John's 3500 18 Thomas Oliver (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
HUNT, Cater Fair Island, Bonavista District 3356 18 Alfred Hunt (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOWDEN, Hugh Pierson Wesleyville, Bonavista District 526 18 Dr. George F. Bowden (p) Student 1914 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917 PDF I
CONSTABLE, Arch B Norris Arm, Twillingate District 0-275 - 2109 18 Toni Constable (o) Office clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
ELLIS, Thomas 28 Feild Street, St. John's 2288 18 Mary Ellis (p) Grocer 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16
BENDALL/BENDELL, Freeman Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 3187 18 Mrs. Selina Bendell (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
BOYD, Alphonso Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District 2745 18 Edward Boyd (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BENOIT, Laurence Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District 8255 18 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
LOCKE, James Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 4073 18 Lionel Locke (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
PYE, Walter Cape Charles, Labrador 2254 18 Ephraem Pye (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOEL, Nathaniel Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 0-285 - 4249 18 Sarah Noel (p) Electrician 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No See # 4250 for misfiled document
PITTMAN, Roderick Lamaline, Burin District 6216 18 William Pittman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, James Joseph 8 Sebastian Street, St. John's 2352 18 James Martin (p) Teamster 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
GUSHUE, George W. St. John's 785 18 James Gushue (p) Draftsman apprentice 1914 Methodist No No
FLEMING, John A. Spillars Cove, Trinity District 4092 18 Anna (John) Street (p) Brick maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: documents include Flemming and Fleming; signature is Fleming
CUNNINGHAM, John 9 Job Street, St. John's 4060 18 John Cunningham (p) Teamster 1917 Roman Catholic No No
NEWELL, Richard Lewis Bareneed, Port de Grave District 1821 18 John Newell (p) Farmer 1915 Methodist No No
MINER, John Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 4096 18 Edward Miner (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also William H. MINA - MAYNARD - MINER, Regimental service # 5596, brother of John
WILLIAMS, Hugh Springdale, Twillingate District 3581 18 Lucy (Martin) Williams (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist Yes No Saturday, December 1, 1917