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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
MILLEY, Albert Exploits, Twillingate District 3746 18 Richard Milley (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
KENNEDY, James Norris Arm, Twillingate District 4859 18 Mary Bennett (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STRONG, Saul Fortune, Burin District 3564 18 John Strong (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
KEEFE, James Marystown, Burin District 5860 18 Martin Keefe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ATTWOOD, Charles Safe Harbour, Bonavista District 1977 18 Maria and William Attwood (p)ict Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
WRIXON, William Epworth, Burin District 4607 18 Joseph Wrixon (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
NOSEWORTHY, Roland Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 4497 18 Nathaniel Noseworthy (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
FRENCH, Arthur Brigus, Port de Grave District 4098 18 Henry French (o) Carpenter 1917 Methodist No No
NICHOLAS, John Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District 4917 18 Caroline Nicholas (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STEVENS, Charles Bareneed, Port de Grave District 2433 18 John Samuel Stevens (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, September 5, 1918
MURRIN, Patrick Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 4802 18 Thomas Murrin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
KENDALL, Edward W. Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3110 18 William R. Kendall (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
BARNES, Cyril Topsail, Harbour Main District 4500 18 William H. Barnes (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RUSSELL, Samson Southern Bay, Bonavista District 3524 18 Samuel Russell (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STEED, Solomon Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 2941 - 8157 18 Albert Steed (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No No overseas service, released from Newfoundland Regiment 1916; Enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917; complete file is under # 2941.
HALL, Kenneth 9 Knight Street, St. John's 4464 18 Michael Hall (p) Barber 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DAWE, Christopher Cupids, Port de Grave District 4864 18 George Dawe (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Friday, May 31, 1918
HART, Ralph Champneys East, Trinity District 8102 18 Mr. And Mrs. Albert Hart (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LANE, James Millertown, Twillingate District 3712 18 John Lane (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
SYMONDS, Charles Cornwall Avenue, St. John's 4495 18 George Symonds (p) Watchmaker 1918 Methodist No No
HOUSE, Arthur Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 1946 18 Ida House (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HENNESSEY, James John Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1257 18 Patience Hennessey (p) Blacksmith 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEE, Ernest Fortune, Burin District 4171 18 Lizzie Faucher (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MATHIESON, Gerald Topsail Road, St. John's 4405 18 John Mathieson (p) Apprentice engineering 1918 Presbyterian No No
WHEELER, Baxter Greenspond, Bonavista District 4227 18 George Wheeler (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
GILLIES, William Walter 58 Gower Street, St. John's 3710 18 William Gillis (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
LEWIS, John Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 8403 18 Edward Lewis (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
HUNT, Cater Fair Island, Bonavista District 3356 18 Alfred Hunt (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, Edwin 22 Alexander Street, St. John's 4423 18 John Murphy (p) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TAYLOR, Ronald 152 Casey Street, St. John's 8499 18 Hubert Taylor (p) 1918 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
MACKAY, Walter Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4105 18 Herbert Mackay (p) Telegraph operator 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, October 2, 1918
CHIPPETT, Harry T. Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 8238 18 Nathaniel Chippett (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
OBRIEN, Justin 50 Colonial Street, St. John's 3476 18 Michael O'Brien (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, October 20, 1918
GREENING, William Port Blandford, Bonavista District 3254 18 Jackson Greening (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
DAY, Elthun Arthur Port Rexton, Trinity District 2878 18 Joseph John Day (p) Bank clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEALEY, William James. Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 2984 18 John Healey (p) Office clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 3, 1918 CWGC
HILLIARD, Silas New Harbour, Trinity District 1970 18 Alexander Hilliard (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, August 24, 1917
FITZPATRICK, James 180 Pleasant Street, St. John's 8438 18 John Fitzpatrick (p) Bugler 1917 Roman Catholic No No Originally served as drummer; enlisted when of age; recorded on reel at two locations.
GEORGE, Ernest New Harbour, Trinity District 3966 18 Thomas George (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RICHARDS, Roland Godfrey Glenwood, Twillingate District 3132 18 Charles Richards (p) Dry goods clerk 1916 Methodist No No
SMART, Frank Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 3578 18 Fannie (Samuel) Smart (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, May 22, 1917
KNOWLING, William A. Little River, Codroy Valley, St. George District 1693 18 George Knowling (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
TOBIN, Larry 17 Casey Street, St. John's 4558 18 John Tobin (p) 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PHELAN, William A. Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 2001 18 James Phelan (p) Checker 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
BUTLER, John James Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2477 18 Mrs. James Butler (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLLINS, Patrick Bay of Islands, St. George District 3714 18 Francis Collins (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MANNING, Thomas Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 4437 18 William Manning (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LACEY, Edward La Scie, St. Barbe District 5667 18 James Lacey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PECKFORD, Edward Gander Bay, Fogo District 1656 18 Elizabeth Peckford (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, August 29, 1916
LYNCH, John Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4706 18 Mary Noseworthy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No