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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 Deathsort descending Commendations Notes
BRAKE, John A. St. Pauls Bay, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3411 25 John Brake (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PIERCEY, Jacob Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District 8155 46 Lillies Piercey (s) Lumberman and carpenter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MALONE, Edward Signal Hill Road, St. John's 4600 30 Miss G. Malone (o) Master pilot 1918 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, Richard Cupids, Port de Grave District 2603 20 Mrs. James Power (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1613X.
FRENCH, Frederick Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 4503 18 Bertha French (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOONAN, Edward Mortimer 235 Southside Road, St. John's 666 24 James L. Noonan (p) Telegraph operator 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
THOMPSON, James J. Point Leamington, Twillingate District 8135 57 Rachel Thompson (s) Lumberman and mill man 1917 Salvation Army No No
SAUNDERS, George Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5278 27 Richard Saunders (p) Engineer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOSSE, Richard Queens Cove, Trinity District 5196 18 Eleazor Gosse (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
BARRETT, Harvey Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District 2807 19 Silas Barrett (p) Miner 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers misfiled with Regt. #13, repeated on reel 173
KENNEDY, Edward Joseph 6 Joy Square, St. John's 2758 19 Edward Kennedy (p) Tailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No
NOEL, Gaden Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 6334 21 Eleazer Noel (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUDDY, James Epworth, Burin District 3876 18 William Huddy (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
RENNIE, W. H. [William Hoyles] No information 0-244 1914 No No PDF Civilian appointment as honourary Captain: Musketry Committee and Musketry instructor. No attestation papers.
PELLEY, Willis Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 4276 19 Jethro Pelley (p) Fireman 1917 Methodist No No
MATTHEWS, William Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2161 21 Jane Matthews (p) Papermaker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SHORT, John C. Hermitage Cove, Fortune District 1683 21 Eli Short (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARROTT, Eric A. Winterton, Trinity District 2925 18 John Parrott (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JACOBS, Levi Little Hearts Ease, Random, Trinity District 4973 21 James Jacobs (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HUTCHINGS, George S. 46 Scott Street, St. John's 8302 20 George P. Hutchings (p) Clerk 1917 Congregationalist No No
WARFORD, Stanley Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 4330 21 Selenia Warford (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
MCDONALD, William Bank Head, St. George District 5986 24 Dinier Farrell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
QUIRK, Peter. Mobile, Ferryland District 5748 22 Daniel Quirk (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BUTT, Manuel Perrys Cove, Bay de Verde District 5815 20 Thomas Butt (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
GOOBY, Archibald 57 Flower Hill, St. John's 154 20 Simon Gooby (p) Tinsmith 1914 Methodist No No PDF See #254 for additional misfiled documents
WILLIAMS, William Wales, United Kingdom 3063 50 Mrs. William Williams (s) Musician 1918 No No Attested for short service
HALFYARD, Stanley 77 Kings Road, St. John's 2544 18 John Halfyard (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
GOSSE, Alfred Joseph Torbay, St. John's East District 1081 22 Ellen Gosse Assistant paymaster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BAILEY, Wesley Willis Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 1807 18 Maggy Bailey (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
MARKS, James Fox Island, Burgeo- LaPoile District 6298 19 Bertha Marks (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHORT, Newton Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5311 19 Israel Short (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MERCER, Chesley St. John's 1303 19 Emma Mercer (p) Steward 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MORRISEY, Bernard Brigus, Port de Grave District 4077 18 James Morrisey (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Morrissey
COSTELLO, James Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 4552 20 John Costello (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BURSEY, Joseph Salt Pond, Lewisporte, Twillingate District 5277 21 Joseph Bursey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PARDY, Austin Table Bay, Labrador 3229 25 Andrew Pardy (p) Fisherman and trapper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 Photograph of wife included.
DAWE, Robert Rattling Brook, Twillingate District 3630 24 Jonathan Dawe (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
GOULDING, Thomas Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8291 34 Sarah A. Goulding (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Microfilm is incorrectly labelled as GOLDING.
BROWN, Aubrey Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 8385 47 Maggie E. Brown (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
BLUNDON, Norman J. Shoal Harbour, Trinity District 5992 21 James Blundon (p) Farmer 1919 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: documents completed as Blunden.
PILGRIM, Lewis St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District 3130 21 Rachael Pilgrim (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No Will is with service # 1850
MAYBEE, Samuel Trinity, Trinity District 3030 18 Thomas Maybee (p) Steward 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 3 D.N.X.
HIBBS, William James Topsail, Harbour Main District 2356 24 Mrs. William (Julia) Hibbs (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SOPER, Llewellyn Bonavista, Bonavista District 4689 18 Joseph Soper (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LACEY, Roland Stephen St. John's 77 28 William Lacey (p) Fisherman-miner 1914 Methodist No No
HART, Roland Fogo, Fogo District 4176 21 Silas Hart (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JONES, Leslie Exploits, Twillingate District 5280 19 Henry Jones (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
THISTLE, Howard Clarkes Head, Gander Bay, Fogo District 1661 20 Maurice Thistle (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OREILLY, P. Joseph 0-147 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; incorrect information in service ledger Notes: Listed as instructor (musketry). Notes: Information in service ledger is incorrect; information for 0-236 J.B. O'Reilly, RAMC was duplicated as being 0-147 Joseph O'Reilly
HISCOCK, William Winterton, Trinity District 5347 22 Samuel Hiscock (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No