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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 Deathsort descending Commendations Notes
SAMUELSON, Chesley 131 Power Street, St. John's 8316 19 Elizabeth Samuelson (p) Mechanic 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CAINES, John Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2829 19 George Caines (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURTON, Brendan J. St. John's 2033 18 Patrick Burton (p) Printer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BAKER, James Carbonear, Carbonear District 5807 21 Daniel Baker (p) Iron worker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LARKINS, William Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 5023 20 Mary Ann Larkins (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Larkin
DREW, T.M. 0-223 - 857 1915 No No Transferred from Leicestershire Regiment. Attestation papers not included. Also contains documents relating to service #0-23, William Edward Barnes
SHEPPARD, William A. Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 8136 33 Clementine Sheppard (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
HALLETT, John Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 8193 23 Albert J. Hallett (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
GUY, Herbert Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 5238 20 John Guy (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DICKS, James Nelson Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3505 19 Henry Dicks (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MORGAN, Walter Indian Pond, Harbour Main District 6150 22 Archibald Morgan (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OBRIEN, John Joseph Blackmarsh Road, St. John's 654 19 Richard O'Brien (p) Farmer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
FANNING, A. F. 23 Barters Hill, St. John's 8097 19 William Fanning (p) Stenographer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SQUIRES, Alfred Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 6164 18 Robert Squires (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PELLEY, Jabez Rattling Brook, Twillingate District 8459 46 Daisy Pelly (o) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
ANTLE, Stephen 33 Water Street West, St. John's 6236 20 Sarah Antle (p) Boiler maker 1918 Methodist No No
BISHOP, Samuel Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1887 20 Emma Bishop Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NORTHCOTT, Lewis Lewisporte, Twillingate District 1451 20 George Northcott (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
WALSH, James Joseph St. John's 962 21 Michael Walsh (p) Longshoreman 1915 No No
ROWE, Arthur J. Cape St. George, St. George District 4745 18 Henry Rowe (p) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COLBOURNE, Melville Purcells Harbour, Twillingate district 8150 19 John Colbourne (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
COLLINS, James Brigus, Port de Grave District 5639 19 Thomas Collins (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MOORE, Edward T. Badger, Twillingate District 8149 29 Carrie Moore (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
KING, Hugh Allan New Bonaventure, Trinity District 5156 22 Samuel King (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STAMP, Patrick D. 21 James Street, St. John's 656 28 William Stamp (p) Stoker 1914 Roman Catholic No No I
MCLEAN, Duncan James Torridon, Rosshire, Scotland, United Kingdom 2892 26 Mrs. Duncan McLean (o) Tailor 1916 Presbyterian No Yes POW Date: 1917
BUGDEN, Reginald Smith Sound, Trinity District 3417 25 Walter Bugden (p) Carpenter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GILLINGHAM, Walter Gander Bay, Fogo District 4212 20 James Gillingham (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RODGERS, Hilton Horton Bertram D'Cardonel Manchester, England, United Kingdom 3067 50 Mary Rodgers (s) Musician 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service.
CLARK, Harry - Henry Whitbourne, Trinity District 2368 21 James Clark (p) Cooper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COOK, Gordon No information N/A 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)
HICKEY, Lawrence St. John's 1886 19 William Hickey (p) Longshoreman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PHELAN, Douglas Edward Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 2975 15 James Phelan (p) Mason 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15
KAVANAGH, Edward Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5785 19 James Kavanagh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WALTERS, Joseph Champneys, Trinity District 1855 23 John Walters (p) Student 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 123
COLES, John D. Ladle Cove, Fogo District 4203 18 Samuel Coles (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
ONEIL, Patrick Joseph 1917 0-67 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger. Granted temporary commission.
MADDEN, Sylvester 216 Water Street, St. John's 149 19 Ann Madden (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
FAOUR, Edward St. John's 1075 19 Mrs. Faour (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PYE, Hayward Cape Charles, Labrador 5549 20 Albert Pye (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LESLIE, Clarence Vivian Silma, Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canada 632 19 Mrs. James S. Leslie Telegraph operator 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, Henry New Perlican, Trinity District 5249 24 Elizabeth Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAYWARD, Patrick St. Vincent, Placentia-St. Marys District 5877 23 Thomas Hayward (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCCULLOCK, George Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom 2148 26 Thomas McCullock (p) Groom 1916 No No
CUMBY, Edward Hopeall, Trinity District 4679 21 Leonard Cumby (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Comby. Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1778X.
MOLLOY, James Torbay, St. John's East District 5771 20 Robert Molloy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DUNPHY, James Tors Cove, Ferryland District 3364 28 Patrick Dunphy (o) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CONNORS, Augustus Bell Island, St. John's East District 5216 20 John Connors (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SNOW, Gordon Allandale Road, St. John's 4393 19 Isaac Snow (p) Assistant bookkeeper 1918 Methodist No No
PENNEY, Leo V. Bell Island, St. John's East District 5097 24 Catherine Penney (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No