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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
ENGLAND, George 28 Spencer Street, St. John's 3561 18 David England (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OBRIEN, James John Topsail, Harbour Main District 1378 18 Mary O'Brien (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
CATER, John Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3557 18 Mary (John) Cater (p) Office clerk 1917 Methodist No No
JACKSON, Victor Brigus, Port de Grave District 4759 18 Philip Jackson (p) Blacksmith 1918 Methodist No No
GROUCHY, Thomas Joseph St. John's 1771 18 Elias Grouchy (p) Jeweller 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, April 17, 1918
MARTIN, Edward P. 159 Gower Street, St. John's 8484 18 William J. Martin (p) Office clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CONNORS, John 37 Wickford Street, St. John's 1278 - 3271 18 Mrs. Connors (p) / Michael Connors Labourer / Soldier 1915 Roman Catholic No No Originally enlisted as # 1278, re-enlisted 1917 as #3271. See #1278 for attestation papers.
DUNPHY, Patrick 25 Burkes Square, St. John's 4447 18 Martin Dunphy (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
QUINTON, William Princeton, Bonavista District 2738 18 Jolliffe Quinton (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
WINTER, Marmaduke George Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 2896 18 Bank clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
BEER, John 50 Cookstown Road, St. John's 4687 18 John Beer (p) Expressman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PAUL, Lawrence Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 3358 18 James Paul (o) Pulp mill worker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
KAVANAGH, James Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 5870 18 James Kavanagh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HAYES, Patrick 10 Bond Street, St. John's 2376 18 Mrs. Patrick Hayes (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
HORWOOD, Ewart Gladstone 17 Prescott Street, St. John's 2671 18 Ephriah James Horwood (p) Student 1916 No No
RYAN, William Gambo, Bonavista District 3381 18 James Ryan (p) Farming 1917 No No
DARBY, George Bishop Methodist College Home, Longs Hill, St. John's 3004 18 Jessie Darby (p) Student 1916 Methodist No No
FLEMING, John A. Spillars Cove, Trinity District 4092 18 Anna (John) Street (p) Brick maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: documents include Flemming and Fleming; signature is Fleming
LEWIS, Charles Golf Avenue, St. John's 4411 18 Silas Lewis (p) Office clerk 1918 Methodist No No Discharged, underage ; number reassigned to Richard Tibbo
SEYMOUR, Lester Botwood, Twillingate District 3708 18 Louisa Seymour (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
FRENCH, Arthur Brigus, Port de Grave District 4098 18 Henry French (o) Carpenter 1917 Methodist No No
NICHOLAS, John Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District 4917 18 Caroline Nicholas (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STEVENS, Charles Bareneed, Port de Grave District 2433 18 John Samuel Stevens (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, September 5, 1918
MURRIN, Patrick Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 4802 18 Thomas Murrin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
REEVES, Clifford St. Lawrence, Burin District 3239 18 John Reeves (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STEED, Solomon Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 2941 - 8157 18 Albert Steed (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No No overseas service, released from Newfoundland Regiment 1916; Enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917; complete file is under # 2941.
GOSSE, Norman Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 5085 18 Sarah Gosse (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
CASE, William Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde district 4579 18 George Case (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HEWITT, Walter Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District 8433 18 James Hewitt (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LILLY, Simeon Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District 3255 18 Mrs. MacDonald (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARRY, Michael Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3761 18 James Barry (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SYMONDS, Charles Cornwall Avenue, St. John's 4495 18 George Symonds (p) Watchmaker 1918 Methodist No No
HENNESSEY, James John Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1257 18 Patience Hennessey (p) Blacksmith 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAKER, Edward Lally Cove, Fortune District 5203 18 John Baker (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAWE, Christopher Cupids, Port de Grave District 4864 18 George Dawe (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Friday, May 31, 1918
EDDY [ADEY], Alonzo Clarenville, Trinity District 2384 18 John Eddy (p) Mill helper 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Enlisted and served as Eddy; 1911 census and family documents record name as Adey.
TILLY, Lawrence Clarenville, Trinity District 1404 18 Annie Tilly Farmer 1915 Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 Discrepancy in name: Tilley
KELLY, Ernest Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 2854 18 Isaac Kelly (p) Printing 1916 Roman Catholic No No
REEVES, Maxwell St. Lawrence, Burin District 2277 18 John Reeves (p) Fisherman 1916 Yes No Friday, May 19, 1916
CHAFE, Reginald Goulds, St. John's West District 4422 18 Allan Chafe (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MORRIS, Harry 63 Feild Street, St. John's 3980 18 Andrew Morris (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
DOWDEN, Donald Outer Cove Road, St. John's East District 4532 18 John Dowden (p) Teamster 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEGROW, Harry W. Blackhead, Bay de Verde District 3738 18 Robert LeGrow (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
MURPHY, Edwin 22 Alexander Street, St. John's 4423 18 John Murphy (p) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CLARKE, Thomas Goulds, St. John's West district / Ferryland, Ferryland district 3311 18 John Clarke (p) Fisherman-Farmer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, September 28, 1917 Community is recorded as two different locations
DIAMOND, William Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 4484 18 Mary Diamond (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
KNOX, William 11 Feild Street, St. John's 4611 18 William Knox (p) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JANES, Darcie Hubert Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2836 18 George Nathan Janes (p) Blacksmith 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, December 4, 1917
GIBBONS, Harold Lumsden, Fogo District 5969 18 Kenneth Gibbons (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SIMPSON, Ronald 31 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 3373 18 Mrs. Charles Boone (p) Seaman 1917 Methodist Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918