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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
RICKETTS, Francis J. Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 451 34 Mary Ricketts (s) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
KAVANAGH, Edward Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5785 19 James Kavanagh (p) Fisherman 1918 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
BARNES, Alfred Burgoynes Cove, Trinity district 8213 20 William Barnes 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
SMITH, Andrew Dildo, Trinity District 1393 21 Julia Smith (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
ROBERTS, Stephen Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace Distric 5119 19 George Roberts (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BISHOP, Elijah 10 Sebastian Street, St. John's 597 20 Robert Bishop (p) Longshoreman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KNIGHT, Elmo Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2153 - 8184 18 John Knight (p) Paper makers helper / Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment in 1916; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.
ROWE, Frank Trinity, Trinity District 1991 18 John Rowe (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
LEWIS, William Gardner St. John's 1213 22 Richard Gardner Lewis (p) Railroad man 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LOMOND, Thomas Grand Bay, Burgeo-LePoile District 2846 21 William Lomond (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FITZGERALD, John Tilton, Harbour Grace District 5267 20 Jeremiah Fitzgerald (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BURDELL, Claude Battery Road, St. John's 330 28 Mrs. Burdell (s) Carpenter 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, Frederick Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District 3319 21 Alfred John King (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROWSELL, George Pushthrough Head, Fortune District 3024 21 John Rowsell (p) Carpenter 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Hedley New Bay, Twillingate District 3681 22 William White (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
EDDY, George Roland South River (near Clarke's Beach), Port de Grave District 1225 20 Emily Eddy (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HENNEBURY, Thomas Kings Bridge Road, St. John's 4498 26 William Hennebury (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
DUNPHY, James Tors Cove, Ferryland District 3364 28 Patrick Dunphy (o) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HICKEY, Michael John Holyrood, Harbour Main District 1415 21 John Hickey (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SINNOTT, Brendan St. John's 830 18 E. Sinnott (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MANUEL, Marmaduke Salt Pond, Twillingate District 1346 19 Mariah Manuel (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
TREMBLETT, John Bonavista, Bonavista District 3782 18 Samuel Tremblett (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Tremlett
STEWART, Henry Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, United Kingdom 618 27 Alice Stewart (s) Tinsmith 1914 No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.
REID, Stephen H. Hearts Delight, Trinity District 2413 20 Henry Reid (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OPHERY, Joseph Port au Choix, St. Barbe District 3899 19 Allan Ophery (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
LANDER, Stewart Bonavista, Bonavista District 4850 18 James Lander (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BURT, Edwin G. Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 8094 22 Samson Burt (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
ROSE, Vater Golf Avenue, St. John's 3926 18 John Rose (p) Machinist 1916 Methodist No No
CLEARY, John Sullivan 9 Carters Hill, St. John's 131 22 Richard Cleary (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic 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
DEAN, William Victoria Village, Carbonear District 4586 20 John Dean (p) Miner 1918 Methodist 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).
SAINT, Wilfred Musgravetown, Bonavista District 4886 19 Alfred Saint (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CURRAN, Fred [Donald Wilfred] 235 Theatre Hill, St. John's 122 19 Thomas Curran (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No PDF Previously transcribed as Frederick based on attestation form. Variant spelling of name - Curren.
MARSHALL, William John Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2608 18 Mrs. William Marshall (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
MOORE, Daniel Joseph Avondale, Harbour Main District 741 19 Daniel Moore (p) Farmer 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1917
MAHER, Peter 31 Cuddihy Street, St. John's 8298 18 Peter Maher (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GREEN, Cecil Trinity, Trinity District 984 19 John Green (p) Bank clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.
LYONS, John Robert Long Pond [Long Beach Pond], Harbour Grace District 4253 19 Esau Lyons (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HACKETT, Thomas Joseph (aka Thomas Murphy) 18 Holloway Street, St. John's 408 23 Elizabeth Hackett (p) Telegraph operator 1914 No No
KEARNEY, William St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 6252 21 Mary Davis (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MANSFIELD, Peter Francis Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Mary's District 85 37 Marion Mansfield (p) Traveller 1914 Roman Catholic No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
PENNY, Daniel English Harbour, Trinity District 4921 20 Joseph Penny (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CARROLL, John Lark Harbour, Bay of Islands, St. George District 2886 18 Abram Carroll (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
IVANY, Herbert Dark Cove, Gambo, Bonavista District 8345 18 George Ivany (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
HOLLETT, Malcolm Mercer Burin, Burin District 2078 24 Henry Hollett (p) 1916 Methodist No No Hollett was a Rhodes Scholar, discharged to attend Oxford.
WHITTLE, William St. Kyrans, Placentia-St. Marys District 4807 19 Mrs. Annie Hickey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MAYO, Leonard Creston, Burin District 4376 18 Mariah Rodgers (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No