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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 descending Date of Death Commendations Notes
STEPHENSON, William Cavendish, Trinity District 3737 21 John Stephenson (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, March 27, 1918 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Stevenson.
LEGGE, Kenneth Gillesport, [Gales Port?], Twillingate District 2452 28 James Legge (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
MURRIN, Walter Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1412 19 William Murrin (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUTCHINGS, James Botwood, Twillingate District 8058 19 Alfred Hutchings (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BRAGG, Robert Shamblers Cove, Bonavista District 2863 32 Daniel Bragg (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITEWAY, Oughterson A. Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 2431 22 Jesse Whiteway (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
HOLLETT, Samuel Grand Bank, Burin District 3877 22 Mrs. Henry Roberts (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
IVIMEY, Thomas St. John's 1004 25 Susan Ivimey (p) Shoe maker 1915 Methodist No No
BAIRD, William Herbert Norris Arm, Twillingate District 0-192 43 Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
RIOUX, A. Ferdinand No information 0-168 35 Executive assistant 1916 No No Granted temporary commission to the Regiment to allow for transport to England to take up service with the Army Service Corps.
KENNEDY, Michael Holyrood, Harbour Main District 2552 23 Mrs. Michael Kennedy (s) Blacksmith 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HILLIER, Thomas Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 6167 18 George Hillier (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
OBRIEN, John Southeast Arm, Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 8182 42 Anna O'Brien (p) Woodsman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
POOLE, Jacob Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4340 29 Florence Poole (nee Pike) (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RALPH, Josiah Flat Islands, Bonavista District 5470 21 Stephen Ralph (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No See # 5133 Jonas Ralph for misfiled correspondence concerning allotments.
EARLES, Walter Trinity, Trinity District 2555 18 Mark Earles (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
INNES, Robert Elrick St. John's - Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom 820 25 Mrs. Elrick Innes (p) Dry goods clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
JENSEN, Jens William Harbour Breton, Fortune District 569 32 Mrs. Jensen (p) Storekeeper 1914 No No
CORCORAN, James Cooks Pond, Placentia-St. Marys District 6214 23 Simeon Corcoran (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic 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.
NICOL, John Francis 11 Flavin Street, St. John's 336 19 Henry Nicol (p) Machinist 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Nichol.
HARVEY, Wilfred Eric 228 Duckworth Street, St. John's 324 19 Christina Harvey (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
BUTLER, Albert Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 5372 19 Mrs. Charlotte Butler (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SQUIRES, Reuben St. Phillips, St. John's West District 8004 20 Solomon Squires (p) Woodsman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAVIS, Albert Greenspond, Bonavista District 2057 20 Mrs. Samuel Burry (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No PDF
DUNN, John 53 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 173 28 William Dunn (p) Cabman 1914 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.
STUCKEY, Roland South Side, Twillingate, Twillingate district 3964 18 Helen Stuckey (p) 1917 No No File missing; Information from service ledger.
GUSHUE, William 20 Dicks Square, St. John's 8293 20 Francis Gushue (p) Millman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BUTT, Edward Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 3190 25 William Butt (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist No No
SMITH, Robert Templeton St. John's 366 18 Mrs. Robert C. Smith (p) 1914 No No
LITTLE, Redvers Musgravetown, Bonavista District 4887 18 James Little (p) Framer 1918 Methodist Yes No Friday, November 15, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included
MORRIS, Harold Bay St. George, St. George District 4131 19 William Morris (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, April 19, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included
JANES, Alwin Ambrose Glovertown, Bonavista District 734 35 Lucy Jane Janes (s) Millwright 1914 No No
LANDER, Norman Bonavista, Bonavista District 3783 18 Emily Tremblett (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
COURAGE, Harrison Catalina, Trinity District 1249 21 Eliza Courage (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist Yes No Death certificate in French
MARKS, Stanley Thomas 70 George Street, St. John's 150 25 Mrs. Marks (p) Express wagon driver 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MERCER, Arthur 60 Barters Hill, St. John's n/a 14 Student 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)
ODEA, Frederick St. John's 2172 18 John E. O'Dea (p) Engineer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BRINTON, James Thornlea, Trinity District 3996 18 William Brinton (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
VIVIAN, Willis Fridays Bay, Twillingate District 8281 22 Thomas Vivian (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BIRD, Daniel Vincent Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District 2117 23 Mrs. John Bird (p) Paper maker 1916 Roman Catholic No No See also service #2118, William O'Reilly, for a letter from Bird
HOUNSELL, Albert Allan Pound Cove, Bonavista Bay 4848 22 Henry Hounsell (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
VERE-HOLLOWAY, Edward Walter St. John's 0-148 Elizabeth Vere-Holloway (s) 1915 No No I - Attestation papers not included. Temporary assignment
CRITCH, Frank Springdale, Twillingate District 4939 19 John Critch (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MATCHEM, James Gaultois, Fortune District 3553 20 William Matchem (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURKE, William St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 5366 22 Thomas Burke (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RIDEOUT, Bertie Crow Head, Twillingate, Twillingate district 8203 19 Mrs. Susan Hamlin (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
COOPER, David South West Arm, Twillingate District 3883 18 Samuel Cooper (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
HISCOCK, Edward Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 4452 18 Eli Hiscock (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16