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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 descending Notes
WALSH, James J. Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 918 19 Bridget Walsh (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, Donald W. 15 Bell Street, St. John's 4754 20 Annie Parsons (o) Engineer 1918 Methodist No No
STACEY, Lambert Flat Islands, Burin District 5936 19 William Stacey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WHITE, Rennie Llewelyn Englee, St. Barbe District 1045 19 Selina Barnes (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
DYKE, Job Salvage Bay, Bonavista District 2623 23 Edward Dyke (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PILGRIM, Ernest St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District 5621 18 Mary Pilgrim (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
SMALL, Cheslie Frederick Lewisporte, Twillingate District 5284 23 Robert Small (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: Chesley.
PARSONS, William Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5750 20 James Parsons (p) Cod oil refiner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HART, John Island Harbour, Fogo District 3550 25 Henry Hart (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
BELLOWS, Stewart Curling, St. George District 1430 19 Roberts Bellows (p) Carter 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, August 14, 2017 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bellowse, Bellowes; CWGC records Bellows
BOWERS, George Southern Arm, Green Bay, Twillingate District[?] 5665 22 Fannie Bowers (p) Millman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: Bower
MACKEY, Joseph St. Brendans, Bonavista District 6086 22 Patrick Mackey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RICHARDS, Albert Bareneed, Port de Grave District 6332 25 William Richards (p) Carpenter 1918 Methodist No No
WOODEN, George Grand Bank, Burin District 5575 22 Thomas Wooden (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
RYAN, John Joseph 23 Adelaide Street, St. John's 38 20 J.J. Ryan (p) Clerk-telegrapher 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, Leonard Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2682 19 Naomi Martin (p) Shoe maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
TUFF, James Roy 51 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 23 20 Edward Tuff (p) Plumber 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 28, 1917 I.
DOBER, Michael Mobile, Ferryland District 6059 25 George Dober (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, October 12, 1918 follows service #6050 on microfilm. Died, Spanish influenza (1918). attestation papers completed as Dover, all documents are Dober; Dober is correct.
BUCKLEY, James Botwood, Twillingate District 4274 24 John Buckley (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918
CAVE, Joseph Change Islands, Fogo District 2944 22 Elias Cave (p) School teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, July 10, 1917
CROAKE, James 16 Haggerty Street, St. John's 2602 20 Edward Croake (p) Broom maker 1916 No No Variant spelling of name - Croke
SQUIRES, William Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 6157 22 John Squires (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
CLEMENT, T.W. n/a Medical officer 1918 No No Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.
SAUNDERS, Fred J. Griguet, St. Barbe District 1913 19 Mrs. Joseph Bussey (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
BRINSON, John Change Islands, Fogo District 5308 27 George Brinson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JONES, Benjamin Templeman, Bonavista District 5964 24 William Jones (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MERCER, John Hayward Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 5902 25 Levi Mercer (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
STEVENSON, Joseph St. John's 1802 25 Sarah Stevenson (s) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WICKS, William T. Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District 8429 44 Emma Wicks (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHORT, John Cutwell Arm, Twillingate District 3201 21 T.W. Short (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
PROWSE, William St. John's 925 22 Charles Prowse (p) Grocer 1915 Yes No Tuesday, July 18, 1916
CHAFFEY, Arthur J. Jeffreys, St. George District 3014 18 Edward Chaffey (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
TILLEY, Harry 4 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4531 22 Rebecca Tilley (p) Surveyor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - On attestation paper, Harry is written at top of form and Henry in three other points, signature and all other documents state Harry.
JACOBS, Harold G. Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 2253 18 David Jacobs (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes Yes Monday, April 9, 1917 POW Date: 1917
HILYARD, Caleb Spread Eagle, Trinity District 5086 22 Richard Hilyard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name: Hillier, Hilliard
SIMMS, Wallace Rencontre, Fortune District 3504 18 Richard Simms (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEMION, Joseph Botwood, Twillingate District 4242 19 William Hemion (p) Teamster 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Hemeon
GREENE, Augustine Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District 3435 19 Patrick Greene (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, Alexander Stephenville, St. George District 5945 22 Charles M. White (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DOYLE, Edward St. John's 1299 18 Mrs. Doyle (p) Barber 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BRAY, Leander Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4786 18 Mrs. Martha Bray (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HANN, Albert Leslie Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2116 23 Isaac Hann (p) Core maker, paper mills 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCKAY, Isaac Robinsons, St. George District 1408 23 Helena McKay (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAILEY, Thomas Champneys North, Trinity District 4976 18 Mary Bailey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
FREW, Mackintosh Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2246 18 William Frew (p) Civil engineer 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Francis Macintosh Frew.
THOMEY, Samuel J. Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 8376 47 Michael Thomey (o) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PRICE, Henry Torbay Road, St. John's 2203 19 Mrs. Joseph Price (p) Farmer 1916 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
DAWE, Kenneth Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 4582 21 John Dawe (p) Mining 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTLER, Wilson Flat Islands, Burin District 2938 20 Samuel Butler (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917