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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 Enlistmentsort descending Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
MARSH, Absalom Hillview, Trinity District 4785 18 Joseph Marsh (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Abraham
PIKE, Wallace Jamestown, Bonavista District 3662 18 Henry Pike (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
SAMSON, Robert Winterton, Trinity District 5388 18 Augustus Samson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GUSHUE, George W. St. John's 785 18 James Gushue (p) Draftsman apprentice 1914 Methodist No No
HATCHER, Reuben Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2105 18 Robert Hatcher (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RYAN, Ronald E. Norris Arm, Twillingate District 3000 18 John Ryan (p) Lumberman 1916 Roman Catholic No No Ronald Ryan's attestation papers are found with Service # 1280
BROWN, Chesley Salvage, Bonavista District 4511 18 Henry Brown (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANDREWS, Claude Twillingate, Twillingate District 4064 18 John Andrews (p) Printer 1917 Methodist No No
PIKE, Alfred Jamestown, Bonavista District 3664 18 John Pike (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BENDALL/BENDELL, Freeman Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 3187 18 Mrs. Selina Bendell (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
HANCOCK, Henry J. Kings Cove, Bonavista District 4004 18 Henry Hancock (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, William New Bonaventure, Trinity District 4519 18 Edwin King (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROPHY, John Joseph Mount Pearl Road, St. John's 3280 18 Lawrence Brophy (p) Farmer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
DOWNTON, Herbert 37 Fleming Street, St. John's 6245 18 Frederick Downton (p) Student 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OAKLEY, William J.F. 172 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 3281 18 Arthur Oakley (p) Checker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, Taylor Trout River, St. Barbe District 3916 18 William Parsons (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
RUSSELL, John St. John's 917 18 Edward Russell (p) Confectioner 1915 Methodist No No
MUNN, Robert Stewart Errol St. John's 787 18 W.A. Munn (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
WOOLDRIDGE, James R. Trinity, Trinity District 1993 18 John Woolridge (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Wooldridge, Woolridge
DONOHUE, William Joseph Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District 2992 18 John Donohue (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, May 18, 1918
ALLEN, Richard 11 Cookstown Road, St. John's 8140 18 Thomas G. Allen (p) Chauffeur 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, Edgar Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5153 18 Bunge Brown (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
TURNER, Donald Morison 321 Southside Road, St. John's 2848 18 G. E. Turner (p) Analyst 1916 Presbyterian No No
PIKE, Hayward Ebenezer 24 Gilbert Street, St. John's 2823 18 Thomas Pike (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist No No
SERRICK, Claude Cupids, Port de Grave District 4434 18 Alexander Serrick (p) Student 1918 Methodist No No Signature is Claude; forms completed as Claud.
STACEY, William Point May, Lamaline, Burin District 4950 18 John Stacey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BUGDEN, Cyril W. Britannia, Trinity District 4065 18 Walter Bugden (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HALFYARD, Wallace. 129 Cabot Street, St. John's 1986 18 John Halfyard (p) Student 1915 Methodist No No
PYE, Walter Cape Charles, Labrador 2254 18 Ephraem Pye (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHAFE, Ronald M 61 Springdale Street, St. John's 0-256 - 3601 18 Levi Chafe (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARTLETT, Percy Lower Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4834 18 Mrs. George Bartlett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FRIZELL, Henry Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District 3310 18 Charles Frizell (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
SOPER, Llewellyn Bonavista, Bonavista District 4689 18 Joseph Soper (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RYAN, James Freshwater Road, St. John's 3463 18 Martin Ryan (p) Farmer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BLACKMORE, Cecil W. Bell Island, St. John's East District 3972 18 Elijah Blackmore (p) Miner 1917 Salvation Army No No
FORSEY, Frederick Fortune, Burin District 4005 18 Philip Forsey (p) Sailor 1917 Methodist No No
BOYD, Alphonso Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District 2745 18 Edward Boyd (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
MARTIN, Robert Stephen 74 Kings Bridge Road, St. John's 2916 18 Elizabeth Martin (p) Seaman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POWELL, Baxter Happy Adventure, Bonavista District 8074 18 Emeline Powell (o) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
HEWLETT, Llewelyn Wards Harbour, Twillingate District 6286 18 Charlie Hewlett (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
JOYCE, William Salmonier, Burin Bay Arm, Burin District 1952 18 Christopher Joyce (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Friday, September 8, 1916
HATCHER, Edwin Garland Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2104 18 Sarah Bungay (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Death certificate states first name as Edwin, not Garland.
FROST, John Albert Victor St. John's 1149 18 Annie E. Frost (p) Annie E. Frost (p) 1915 Church of England (Anglican) / Methodist No No Discrepancy in religion.
SKINNER, William Albert Grand John, Fortune District 2933 18 Mary Ann John (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, November 22, 1917
YOUNG, Hilliard Flat Bay, St. George District 4128 18 William Young (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ELLIOTT, Donald Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 3748 18 Albert Elliott (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
MEANEY, Brian Petries Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1901 18 Sarah Meaney (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
READ, Charles Woody Point, St. Barbe District 8251 18 Charles Read (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
DRAKE, Thomas Long Cove, Burin district 4901 18 William Drake (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SULLIVAN, Patrick Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 4649 18 Patrick Sullivan (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No