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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 ascending Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
CHURCHILL, Ernest St. Clair Forest Road, St. John's 0-108 - 281 26 William Churchill (p) Engineer 1914 No No
NEWMAN, Leonard Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 5981 26 Samuel Newman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SOPER, Morley Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1259 26 Elizabeth Soper (p) Station agent 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, December 29, 1915
LUFF, John Exploits, Twillingate District 350 26 William Luff (p) Fisherman 1914 Salvation Army No No
ROUD, James Power Street, St. John's 4559 26 Charles Roud (o) Cabman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SHIWAK, John Rigolet, Labrador 1735 26 Sarah Shiwak (p) Trapper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
CRON, Joseph Trinity Bay 3723 26 George Cron (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Cran
NAPIER, Leonard Port Blandford, Bonavista District 2388 26 Julius Napier (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
PENNEY, William Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 4923 26 Rebecca Penney (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Penny
ROWE, Simeon James Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 5349 26 Elizabeth Rowe (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No See Regt. #5379 for additional misfiled documents
CROSS, William J. Greenspond, Bonavista District 8386 26 Martha E. Cross (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Jesse Valleyfield, Bonavista District 3676 26 Eliza White (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
COFIELD, William F. 170 Gower Street, St. John's 3126 26 Hariett Cofield (s) Chauffeur 1916 Presbyterian No No
BAULD, James Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District 2673 26 Charles Bauld (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
FRANCIS, Harold Community: Manuels, Harbour Main District 5386 26 James Francis (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GRANDY, Reginald Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 1684 26 Ann Grandy (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, Michael Francis Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 399 26 Mrs. Patrick Walsh (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MCHENRY, William Grand Falls,Twillingate District - formerly of Quebec, Canada 0-214 - 2285 26 Frank McHenry (o) Machinist 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF Four documents duplicated from #0-214 William McHenry are on the reel labelled as Bernard Forsey. Labels were placed by LAC at time of microfilming. Also contains documents relating to service #0-120-1553, Frank Burke
WATSON, Charles White Hills, Banff, Scotland, United Kingdom 0-45 - 774 26 George Watson (p) 1914 No No Includes only partial attestation papers
OVENS, George Norris Arm, Twillingate District 8086 26 George T. Ovens (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
DWYER, John Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 4648 26 James Dwyer (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROLLS, Walter Portland, Bonavista District 1494 26 Mary Jane Rolls (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
FORD, Alex Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4832 26 Mrs. Thomas Ford (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Includes detailed report on medical absence of # 4833 Bertram Bartlett.
WADDLETON, Alphonsus Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4681 26 James Waddleton (p) Railroad worker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PENNEY, Charles Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 2394 26 James Penney (p) Fisherman 1916 Unknown No No
LODGE, Nathaniel George Catalina, Trinity District 2810 26 Mrs. Nathaniel Lodge (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
STEPHENSON, David Devon, England, United Kingdom 701 26 Edith Stephenson (p) Watchmaker 1914 No No PDF
PITTMAN, Thomas Ambrose Little Bay East, Fortune District 1733 26 Michael Pittman (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No PDF
BURTON, Samuel La Scie, St. Barbe District 5630 26 Moses Burton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
RONAYNE, William Tors Cove, Ferryland District 4659 26 Ambrose Ronayne (p) Seaman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HAYES, James Michael St. John's 1330 26 Margaret Hayes (p) Painter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, James Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 1562 26 Mary Walsh (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WITHRO - WITHERALL, George Fortune, Burin Peninsula 5714 26 Martha Withro (p) Seaman 1918 Salvation Army No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Withers and Witherall. Mother's correspondence and separation/allowance are Witherall.
KING, John Little Harbour, Trinity District 8227 26 Mary Jane Vokey (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EDDY, Samuel A. North Side, Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's East District 2223 26 Elizabeth Eddy (o) Motor engineer 1916 Methodist No No
THOMAS, Willis Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 4622 26 Richard Thomas (p) Truckman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCCARTHY, Charles Carbonear, Carbonear District 4969 26 Charles McCarthy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LUKINS, John 12 Bell Street, St. John's 547 26 May Lukins (s) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, June 28, 1916
SNOW, Joseph Henry 26A Colonial Street, St. John's 0-202 - 74 26 George C. Snow (p) Foreman tailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OFFERY, Allan Port au Choix, St. Barbe District 6320 26 Mary Offery (s) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NOSEWORTHY, William James St. John's 1570 26 Elizabeth Noseworthy (s) Stoker 1915 Methodist No No
BROWN, William W. Kings Cove, Bonavista District 2435 26 Samuel Brown (p) Steward 1916 Methodist No No
DONNELLY, John 112 1/2 Military Road, St. John's 5074 26 John Donnelly (p) Tailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MOWATT, Edward Sim Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2129 26 Mrs. Mowatt (s) Musician 1916 No No Attested for short service
KEARNEY, William Wallace 9 Livingstone Street, St. John's 68 26 Richard Kearney (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic No No Partialy refilmed at beginning of reel
BETHUNE, John Grierson St. John's 0-163 - 845 26 Mrs. Malcolm Bethune (p) Office clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
RUSSELL, Harold Tickle Cove, Bonavista District 4285 26 Samuel Russell (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PITMAN, Richard Lamaline, Burin District 400 26 Elizabeth Walters (o) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Previously transcribed as Pittman
LUMSDEN, Stanley Kinnear 70 Cochrane Street, St. John's 0-90 26 Andrew Lumsden (p) Bank clerk 1915 Presbyterian No No Attestation papers not included; originally served with Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
BEATON, Arch Norris Arm, Twillingate District 8466 26 Thomas Beaton (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No