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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 ascending Notes
HANN, Albert Leslie Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2116 23 Isaac Hann (p) Core maker, paper mills 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SOMERTON, Peter Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 2779 18 Richard Somerton (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, December 4, 1917
EDWARDS, Peter Lawn, Burin District 4945 20 John Edwards (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FREAKE, Frederick Lewisporte, Twillingate District 1441 19 William Henry Freake (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
NEVILLE, Peter Blackmarsh Road, St. John's 3620 18 John Neville (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
NORMORE, Daniel Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 3639 27 Darius Normore (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
DAWE, Isaac Rattling Brook, Twillingate District 5538 23 Johnathan Dawe (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TAVERNER, Henry Hearts Content, Trinity District 3316 18 Mrs. Henry Rowe (p) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16 ; Discrepancy in spelling of name - Tavener, Tavenor.
CHAFFEY, Edgar David Jeffreys, St. George District 3015 18 George Chaffey (p) School teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POWER, John Francis Fox Cove, Fortune bay 1710 22 Ann Power (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No See also service #1172, Ronald Herbert House
KEATS, Hubert John 47 Goodview Street, St. John's 613 23 Richard Keats (p) Upholsterer 1914 Unknown No No
TILLEY, Andrew Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 3985 18 Frank Tilley (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMART, Frank Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 3578 18 Fannie (Samuel) Smart (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, May 22, 1917
LINEHAN, Daniel [David] Johns Pond, Placentia-St. Marys District 1468 20 John Joseph Linehan (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Father writes that his name was Daniel but he was mistakenly called David by the Regiment
HEALEY, Philip Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2191 22 James Healey (p) Papermaker 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
CARTER, Harry J. Gambo, Bonavista District 2193 21 Mrs. Robert Brown (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No No
PARSONS, William Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 3695 18 Prescott Parsons (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BUTLER, Henry Albert Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 0-199 - 325 23 Reuben Butler (p) Student 1914 No No
EASTMAN, Willis Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3155 18 Joseph Eastman (p) Mill man 1916 Salvation Army No No
SMITH, William Henry Swift Current, Placentia-St. Marys District 2868 19 Robert Smith (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
HISCOCK, William James Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 1929 31 George Hiscock (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FITZGERALD, Arthur Wilfred St. John's 1602 19 Minnie Fitzgerald (p) Grocer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SPARKES, Wesley Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 4140 20 Thomas Sparkes (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918 Estate correspondence is in name of Edward W. Sparkes.
MAYNE, Henry Hopeall, Trinity District 5323 18 Henry Mayne (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
CRON, John M. Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2090 28 James Cron (p) Draper 1916 Presbyterian No No Previously transcribed as Crow.
EVOY, Andrew Harricott, Placentia-St. Marys District 2200 21 Thomas Evoy (p) Fireman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BRACE, Hayward Greens Harbour, Trinity District 4617 27 James Brace (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
HALL, Chesley 261 Theatre Hill, St. John's 4157 18 George Hall (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CANNING, Permanus Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 5455 19 William Canning (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Monday, June 24, 1918
AUGOT, Frank James North Side, Harbour Breton, Fortune District 2923 20 Joseph Augo (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name; attestation form is Augo, transcribed as Ango/Angot, correspondence, signatures and later forms are Augot.
PINKSTEN, Edward Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District 1358 18 Mrs. Pinksten (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
LEARNING, Francis A. Sandwich Bay, Labrador 6257 24 William Learning (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GRANT, George Marystown, Burin District 6039 21 Bernard Grant (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OKEEFE, Charles Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2706 31 Mrs. Michael O'Keefe (p) Sailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1481X.
RIDEOUT, Willis Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5828 18 Albert Rideout (p) Mechanic 1918 Salvation Army No No
YOUNG, Andrew Wild Bight, Twillingate District 6237 23 Johnathan Young (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BARBOUR, Baxter Port Rexton, Trinity District 5255 20 John Barbour (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FOWLOW, Frank St. John's 985 20 George and Mary Ann Fowlow (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOUSE, Jacob Bellburns, St. Barbe District 3563 19 Joseph House (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARDING, George Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3165 24 Phoebe Lang (p) Fisherman 1916 No No
SHARMAN, Victor Lionel Camberwell, London, England, United Kingdom 8321 22 Edward Sharman (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service.
VOISEY, Leo Michael St. John's 959 19 Mrs. Richard Voisey (p) Stove fitter 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
BONNELL, Harold Lamaline, Burin District 6277 25 Robert Bennett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EVANS, Nelson Botwood, Twillingate District 661 21 Selina Evans (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No I
BENOIT, Julien Cape St. George, St. George District 4224 26 Mary Jeanette (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies March 1918
ALISON, John New Bridge, Salmonier, Placentia-St. Mary's District 6013 18 John Alison (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WELLS, Clarence Augustus Grand Falls, Twillingate District 730 21 Edward Wells (p) Clerk 1914 No No
PUDDISTER, Cecil 11 Gilbert Street, St. John's 4499 21 Mark Puddester (p) Electrician 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Puddester.
WALSH, Ronald Patrick Holyrood, Harbour Main District 4712 29 Margaret Walsh (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Nathaniel Normans Cove, Trinity District 5953 22 Robert Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No