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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 Occupationsort ascending Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
CLARKE, John Carbonear, Carbonear District 6090 22 Richard Clarke (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
KING, Ephraim Catalina, Trinity District 1572 21 Naomi King (p) Seaman 1915 Methodist Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
DUDER, John 357 Water Street, St. John's 4029 18 Edward Duder (p) Seaman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discharged 1 Nov. 1917 - underaged
DOODY, James David Crowdy Street, Carbonear, Carbonear District 2651 23 Mrs. David Doody (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, February 4, 1918 Originally enlisted with Royal Naval Reserve 1624X
HYNES, Leonard Codroy, St. George District 5859 23 Margaret Hynes (p) Seaman 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, October 12, 1918 Variation in name: Hines; See # 1787 for related document
BURRY, Oliver Greenspond, Bonavista District 4748 18 Zacharias Burry (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
HARRIS, James St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District 6126 24 John Harris (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FOX, William Grand Bank, Burin District 5797 19 William Fox (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
CAREW, Vincent Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 3140 23 Bessie Carew (s) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, July 10, 1917
BOWMAN, Charles St. John's - Riga, Russia 938 22 Lizzie Burry (o) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Although he spelled his name Bowman it was correctly spelled Beaumont, Charles was a name taken upon arrival in Newfoundland.
BRACE, Hayward Greens Harbour, Trinity District 4617 27 James Brace (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
COX, John Harbour Breton, Fortune District 809 22 Mrs. Edward Cox (p) Seaman 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
DROVER, Eldred Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 4625 18 Agnes Drover (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PEARCE, Archibald Clarenville, Trinity District 1316 28 Mrs. Pearce (p) Seaman 1915 Methodist No No
MOLLOY, John St. Lawrence, Burin District 2339 25 Joseph Molloy (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic - Church of England No No Discrepancy in religion
WALSH, James Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 1562 26 Mary Walsh (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HICKEY, Richard A. 38 Flower Hill, St. John's 3225 18 Michael Hickey (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MASTERS, William Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1396 21 Mrs. Arch. Upshall (o) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 See Regt.# 709 for misfiled will
TIBBO, James Joseph St. John's 1017 20 Mary Ann Tibbo (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, December 1, 1915
GALPIN, John Codroy, St. George District 1526 27 Jane Kendall (o) Seaman 1915 Church of England ( Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
DEAN, Walter Augustus Freshwater [Bay de Verde District] 949 25 Elizabeth Summers (o) Seaman 1915 Methodist Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73
BENSON, Levi Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 4569 21 George Benson (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
PIERCEY, Charlie Fortune, Burin District 855 19 Samuel George Piercey Seaman 1914 Methodist 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
PITCHER, Herbert Redvers St. John's 1729 28 Mary Pitcher (s) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
AYRE, Edward Alphonses Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1009 19 Selina Ayre (p) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GREENE, James Joseph Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District 2215 20 John Greene (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SNOOK, Thomas Grand Bank, Burin District 6042 20 James Snook (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WITHRO - WITHERALL, George Fortune, Burin Peninsula 5714 26 Martha Withro (p) Seaman 1918 Salvation Army No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Withers and Witherall. Mother's correspondence and separation/allowance are Witherall.
YETMAN, Andrew 25 Barters Hill, St. John's 43 21 Andrew Yetman (p) Seaman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, Robert Stephen 74 Kings Bridge Road, St. John's 2916 18 Elizabeth Martin (p) Seaman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BONIA, Edward Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 4526 21 Frances Bonia (o) Seaman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WEBBER, Arthur Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 236 24 George C. Webber (p) Seaman 1914 Methodist No No PDF
BLUNDEN, John Thomas Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 4562 27 Stephen Blunden (p) Seaman 1919 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Signature is Blunden; documents use Blundon.
LANNON, James Carters Hill, St. John's 3205 23 Patrick Lannon (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
BURSEY, Stewart Charleston, Bonavista District 2328 29 Sarah (Fry) Bursey (s) Seaman 1916 Methodist No No
GEORGE, Pleamon Whiteway, Trinity District 1969 26 Ananias George (p) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SEYMOUR, Thomas Gooseberry Island, Bonavista District 1392 26 Lucy Parsons (p) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HEPDITCH, Otto Cecil Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1577 19 Christopher Hepditch (p) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CURTIS, Frederick Kings Cove, Bonavista District 2774 23 Thomas Curtis (p) Seaman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DODD, William St. John's 1027 22 Matthew Dodd (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HYNES, Philip Catalina, Trinity District 3728 29 Charles Hynes (p) Seaman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name; attestation papers completed as Hynes; Family name and grave stone states Haynes; documents completed as both Hynes and Haynes
LEGGE, James Hearts Delight, Trinity District 5806 23 Edmund Legge (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOSHER, George Henry Fortune, Burin District 4168 18 Saul Mosher (p) Seaman 1917 Methodist Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918
TAPP, James D. Cape Ray, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4962 24 William Tapp (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TOBIN, Thomas 118 Water Street. St. John's 3245 24 Norah Tobin (o) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HANHAM, John Robert Burin, Burin District 1774 22 Benjamin Hanham (p) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARBIN, Wilfred T. Twillingate, Twillingate District 953 19 Henry Harbin (p) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Partially re-filmed at the beginning of reel 73
YETMAN, Michael A. Upper Battery Road, St. John's 3359 37 Amelia Yetman (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
BATSTONE, Leslie Three Arms, Twillingate District 4572 19 Corbett Batstone (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No