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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 Fatalitysort descending PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
PEARCEY, Charles 83 Bond Street, St. John's 4398 21 Jasper Pearcey (p) Draper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LEE, Thomas Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 8206 22 Samuel Lee (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OXFORD, Arthur Farmers Arm, Twillingate District 2439 20 Mrs. Charles Finam (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
SOMERTON, Solomon Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 8161 27 Thomas Somerton (p) Donkey man 1917 CE No No
LUNNEN, Lloyd Twillingate, Twillingate District 3633 18 Andrew Lunnen (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CROCKER, George A Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4430 18 Samuel Crocker (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEDREW, Bertram Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1837 18 Isaac LeDrew (p) Blacksmith 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HICKS, John Benjamin Catalina, Trinity District 1163 18 Dottie Hicks (o) Telegraph operator 1915 Methodist No No
GOULD, Thomas Bartlett's Harbour, St. Barbe District 8179 20 Eugene Gould (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MULLALY, James Pearce Avenue-Blackmarsh Road, St. John's 8292 27 Bridget Mullaly (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
MAY, James Thomas Lally Cove, Fortune District 6141 19 John May (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RICKETTS, Francis J. Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 451 34 Mary Ricketts (s) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MCNEILL, Harvey Furneaux McNeil Street, St. John's 2850 22 Fanny McNeill (p) Grocer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROBERTS, Stephen Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace Distric 5119 19 George Roberts (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROWE, Frank Trinity, Trinity District 1991 18 John Rowe (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
LIDSTONE, Archibald Laurenceton, Twillingate District 3872 18 William Lidstone (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
LOMOND, Thomas Grand Bay, Burgeo-LePoile District 2846 21 William Lomond (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHEAVES, James A. Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3854 19 Annie Sheaves (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURDELL, Claude Battery Road, St. John's 330 28 Mrs. Burdell (s) Carpenter 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MASON, William Avondale, Harbour Main District 6190 22 Patrick Mason (p) Brakeman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROWSELL, George Pushthrough Head, Fortune District 3024 21 John Rowsell (p) Carpenter 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REID, Josiah Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 8308 18 Fisherman 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
COOMBS, Leinus Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 1472 25 Jane Coombs (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CARTER, William Newtown, Bonavista District 5157 21 Annie Sainsbury (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HICKEY, Michael John Holyrood, Harbour Main District 1415 21 John Hickey (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HARDING, Samuel Greenspond, Bonavista District 2096 19 Nathaniel Harding (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TREMBLETT, Stewart Bonavista, Bonavista District 5848 19 Henry Tremblett (p) Henry Tremblett (p) 1918 Methodist No No
SPOONER, Albert 26 Henry Street, St. John's 2227 18 Archibald Spooner (p) Teamster 1916 Methodist No No
DICKS, Malcolm Bell Island, St. John's East District 4571 19 Percy Dicks (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REID, Stephen H. Hearts Delight, Trinity District 2413 20 Henry Reid (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SELLARS, Fred Moore 62 Barters Hill, St. John's 0-232 - 814 20 Stephen Sellars (p) Minister 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1918. Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916-1919.
OPHERY, Joseph Port au Choix, St. Barbe District 3899 19 Allan Ophery (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BYRNE, Richard 16 Power St, St. John's 8101 28 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Byrne (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
BRADBURY, Samuel 165 Pleasant Street, St. John's 5829 18 Henry W. Bradbury (p) Electrician 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JUKE, Patrick 48 Cabot Street, St. John's 3467 18 Patrick Juke (p) Fireman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ROSE, Vater Golf Avenue, St. John's 3926 18 John Rose (p) Machinist 1916 Methodist No No
WHEELER, Chesley Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District 2864 23 Mrs. Aaron Wheeler (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
UPSHALL, Christopher Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5920 20 Edwin Upshall (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BLIDE - BLYDE, Philip H. St. John's 1650 18 John Blide (p) Harness maker 1915 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Blyde; see Regt. # 280 Michael John Blyde (brother).
WHEELER, Ernest 79 Long Hill, St.John's 5075 26 James Wheeler (p) Teamster 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEAD, Darius Ladle Cove, Fogo District 6293 24 Aaron Head (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GAUDET, Arthur Stephenville, St. George District 5694 18 Amedee Gaudet (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCDONALD, Augustus Freshwater Road, St. John's 5800 20 James McDonald (p) Carman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LANGMEAD, John Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 5775 19 Henry Langmead (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CURRAN, William Holyrood, Harbour Main District 4760 25 William Curran (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, Bert Ordnance Street/Gower Street, St. John's 4459 23 Frank Martin (p) Accountant 1918 Congregationalist No No
MOORE, Donald Lancie. 96 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 646-8057 19 Frederick Moore (p) Manager, supply stores 1914 Methodist No No
BEARNS, George Grand Bank, Burin District 4636 23 Jacob Bearns (o) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
MALONEY, Michael Sweet Bay, Bonavista District 8071 20 John Maloney (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GREEN, Chesley Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5228 21 Simon Green (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No