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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
HUTCHINGS, James Botwood, Twillingate District 8058 19 Alfred Hutchings (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
WHITEWAY, Oughterson A. Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 2431 22 Jesse Whiteway (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
GREENE, Walter Martin Bell Island, St. John's East District 0-43 - 266 20 Catherine Greene (p) 1914 Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917 PDF
LANE, Leander Deer Island, Bonavista District 5381 20 Samuel Lane (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BRIEN, Patrick 5 Alexander Street, St. John's 80 20 Nora Brien (p) Apprentice engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BAIRD, William Herbert Norris Arm, Twillingate District 0-192 43 Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
HILLIER, Leo Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District 3170 29 George Hillier (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No
KENNEDY, Michael Holyrood, Harbour Main District 2552 23 Mrs. Michael Kennedy (s) Blacksmith 1916 Roman Catholic No No
OBRIEN, John Southeast Arm, Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 8182 42 Anna O'Brien (p) Woodsman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CANNING, John 56 Cochrane Street, St. John's 5391 19 John Canning (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RALPH, Josiah Flat Islands, Bonavista District 5470 21 Stephen Ralph (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No See Regt. # 5133 Jonas Ralph for misfiled correspondence concerning allotments.
GHANEY, Patrick Colliers, Harbour Main District 5830 20 Nicholas Ghaney (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BLAKE, Kenneth Gander Bay, Fogo District 1643 21 Elias Blake (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRUSHETT, A. H. 3121 1916 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
YOUNG, Harry McNeil Street, St. John's 3207 18 James Young (p) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOFF, Arthur Gander Bay, Fogo District 4334 20 Joseph Huff (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COOPER, Herbert George La Scie, St. Barbe District 439 25 Clara Cooper (s) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.
HARVEY, Wilfred Eric 228 Duckworth Street, St. John's 324 19 Christina Harvey (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
SQUIRES, Reuben St. Phillips, St. John's West District 8004 20 Solomon Squires (p) Woodsman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EDWARDS, Alphonso J. Pennywell Road, St. John's 2287 19 Mrs. Joseph Edwards (p) Painter 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, May 5, 1918
COOPER, James 29 Brine Street, St. John's 98 21 John Cooper (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
STRONG, Aaron Harcourt, Smiths Sound, Trinity District 2642 23 Moses Strong (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
POWER, Peter Joseph Angel Place, St. John's 2751 22 Elizabeth (Murphy) Power (s) Barber 1916 Roman Catholic No No
ANDREWS, Walter William Point Leamington, Twillingate District 8075 22 James Andrews (p) 1917 No No Attestation papers not included; discharge sheet only.
HICKS, Mark Brown Roling [Rolling] Cove, Bonavista District 940 21 George L. Hicks (p) Fisherman 1915 No No
ARMSTRONG, Martin Witless Bay, Ferryland District 4758 19 Martin Armstrong (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GUSHUE, William 20 Dicks Square, St. John's 8293 20 Francis Gushue (p) Millman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Robert Templeton St. John's 366 18 Mrs. Robert C. Smith (p) 1914 No No
BENOIT, Benjamin Conne River, Fortune District 3531 22 John Benoit (p) Trapper 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
WYATT, Edward 202 New Gower Street, St. John's 371 22 William Wyatt (p) Machinist 1914 Methodist 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
RIDEOUT, Allan Cottles Island, Twillingate District 4731 19 Parmenas Rideout (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BRAKE, Harrison Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1409 20 Josephine Brake (p) Railroad brakeman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MEADUS, Frank Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District 5258 26 William Meadus (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RYAN, Fred Birchy Cove, Bonavista District 4827 19 Samuel Ryan (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MARKS, Stanley Thomas 70 George Street, St. John's 150 25 Mrs. Marks (p) Express wagon driver 1914 Roman Catholic No No
ODEA, Frederick St. John's 2172 18 John E. O'Dea (p) Engineer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
VIVIAN, Willis Fridays Bay, Twillingate District 8281 22 Thomas Vivian (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
LAKE, Philip J. Fortune, Burin District 4403 20 Thomas Lake (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
STARKS, Walter Pools Island, Bonavista District 5704 18 Stephen Starks (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCDONALD, Michael Patrick St. John's 1746 20 James McDonald (p) Gardener 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
POTTLE, Frederick St. John's 4348 18 May Pottle (o) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
ADAMS, George E 40 Queens Road, St. John's 0-279 - 1922 20 George J. Adams (p) Accountant 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MATCHEM, James Gaultois, Fortune District 3553 20 William Matchem (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CREWS, John Point Crew, Burin District 4811 18 John R. Crews (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POTTLE, Kenneth English Harbour, Trinity District 4730 19 Adam Pottle (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
JOHNSON, John J. 16 Young Street, St. John's 3276 18 Joseph Johnson (p) Printer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
ADAMS, Harold No information n/a 1917 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)
KING, Harold Campbellton, Twillingate District 3391 23 Charles King (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
WHITE, Jesse Valleyfield, Bonavista District 3676 26 Eliza White (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No