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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
FARRELL, Thomas Fogo, Fogo District 6035 23 Pierce Farrell (p) Seaman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GULLIVER, Herbert 7 Tessier Street, St. John's 2620 23 Dina Gulliver (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LAWRENCE, Stephen Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 1686 21 Robert Lawrence (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, Nathaniel Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 4742 18 James Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BYRNE, Edward Joseph 8 Alexander Street, St. John's 2579 20 Ed Byrne (p) Shoemaker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BARNES, George English Harbour, Trinity District 4738 22 John Barnes (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TOBIN, George Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District 4336 26 William Tobin (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BREEN, Joseph St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 4347 19 Johanna Breen (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WILLS, Augustus 233 Water Street West, St. John's 4685 21 William Wills (p) Truckman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EBSARY, William A. Southside Road, St. John's 3189 29 Editha Ebsary (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BASTOW, Albert Chesley Pennywell Road, St. John's 2750 20 Francis Bastow (p) Farmer 1916 Presbyterian Yes Yes Sunday, November 11, 1917 POW Date: 1917 See Regt. # 21 for misfiled document
TAYLOR, Parmenas Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District 2526 30 Jacob Taylor (p) Shopkeeper 1916 Methodist No No
HEWLETT, Armenius La Scie, St. Barbe District 2333 19 William Hewlett (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Date of Death: 14 April 1917 CWGC
FOLEY, Martin St. Brides, Placentia-St. Marys District 3514 27 Catherine (Michael) Foley (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BRADBURY, John A Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 3618 18 Charles Bradbury (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSLEY, Patrick 4 Hunts Lane, St. John's n/a 16 Student 1917 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)
DAVIS, D. Medical officer n/a 1918 No No Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger
FREAKE, Frederick Lewisporte, Twillingate District 1441 19 William Henry Freake (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
HODDINOTT, Ludwig Indian Islands, Fogo District 1248 25 James Hoddinott (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
FARRELL, Eugene Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3855 19 Elizabeth Farrell (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
HEATH, Stanley Wards Harbour, Twillingate District 5504 21 James Heath (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WALSH, Patrick Joseph. 18 Burke Square, St. John's 286 25 Norah Waddleton (p) Longshoreman 1914 Roman Catholic No No Initially reported as a POW but had been left by the Germans due to his injuries. He remained in a shell hole for 10 days prior to being recovered by a British unit.
CHALK, Alpheaus Charlottetown, Bonavista District 2208 18 Alan Chalk (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CULLETON, William St. John's 999 19 John Culleton (p) Baker 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Joseph Spread Eagle, Trinity District 4942 22 Isaac Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOAKLER, John Joseph St. John's 782 25 Mary Moakler (p) Office clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
LINFIELD, Roland Loon Bay, Twillingate District 2543 22 Alfred G. Linfield (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
DEA, Albert Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 6108 20 Michael Dea (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HEARN, Bernard Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5657 18 John Hearn (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
AYRE, Charles R Circular Road, St. John's 0-150 31 F.W. Ayre (p) 1914 No No Attestation papers not included.
MANNING, Robert 80 Forest Road, St. John's 4693 18 Michael Manning (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HULAN, Ed C. Jeffries, St. George District 8154 18 Jacob Hulan (o) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNEY, Kenneth Seldom Come By, Fogo District 5477 24 Mark Penney (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Penny
SPARKES, William 67 Feild Street, St. John's 4608 18 William Sparkes (p) Commission clerk 1918 Methodist No No
BISHOP, Allan Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 4275 21 Elizabeth Bishop (p) Teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
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
RUSSELL, Joseph Lewisport, Twillingate District 2299 20 William Russell (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, October 18, 1916
GIBBONS, Harold Lumsden, Fogo District 5969 18 Kenneth Gibbons (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MCGRATH, Charles G.. 46 Water Street East, St. John's 0-287-3066 20 Thomas J. McGrath (p) Student 1918 No No
ATKINS, John R. Port au Choix, St. Barbe District 8192 18 Annie Atkins (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HILLIER, John William Lamaline Meadows, Burin District 3294 19 Fred W. Hillier (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARDY, James Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys 6152 23 Charles Pardy (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No See also # 2763; enlisted in 1916 and recorded as deserter; re-enlisted 1918
PITTMAN, Corbett New Perlican, Trinity District 729 27 Willis Pittman Fisherman 1914 No No
OKEEFE, Cyril St. John's 1099 19 Mary O'Keefe (p) Window cleaner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HUSSEY, Edward St. John's 2856 [William?] Hussey (p) 1916 No No Attestation papers not included, Home Defense only.
NOSEWORTHY, Jacob Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District 8256 47 Jessie Noseworthy (s) Miner and labourer 1917 Salvation Army No No
PITTMAN, James W. New Perlican, Trinity District 2704 27 Samuel Pittman (p) Accountant 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 11, 1920 Died 11 October, 1920. Pneumonia. CWGC.
OKEEFE, Patrick Joseph 128 Bond Street, St. John's 479 20 Michael O'Keefe (p) Painter 1914 Roman Catholic No No
CAREW, Thomas Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 5760 23 John Carew (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BLADGOM [BLAGDON], Thomas Fortune, Burin District 3298 19 Emily Snook (o) Sailor 1916 Methodist Yes No Monday, September 30, 1918 Bladgom is possibly a misspelling of Blagdon, a common surname in Fortune Bay.