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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 Religionsort descending Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
PIERCEY, John Charles Normans Cove, Trinity District 1535 19 Patience Piercey (p) Railroading 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
KITCHEN, John Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4809 24 George Kitchen (p) Surveyor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROWE, Frank Trinity, Trinity District 1991 18 John Rowe (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
HANDCOCK, Lewis Salvage, Bonavista District 3546 18 William Handcock (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Wednesday, July 10, 1918 POW Date: 1918 Variant spelling of name - Hancock
COLLINS, Leo Catalina, Trinity District 4637 18 Eli Collins (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MACLEOD, Neil St. John's 841 19 Mrs. Mathew Peckham (o) Butcher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
DAWE, John F. Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 5488 21 Robert Dawe (p) School teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FRANKLIN, William London, England, United Kingdom 2141 35 Mrs. Franklin (s) Musician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
LOCKE, Archibald 12 Notre Dame Street, St. John's 8401 18 George Locke (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STONE, Frederick Ashton 17 Dicks Square, St. John's 3934 18 James A. Stone (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WILLIAMS, John 47 Military Road, St. John's 0-115 - 5 24 Thomas Williams (p) Draper 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
MOOTREY, Robert Hedley. 22B Springdale Street, St. John's 4469 22 Robert Mootrey Sr. (p) Expressman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STICK, Leonard Tretheway 5 Devon Row, St. John's 0-71 - 1 22 James R. Stick (p) Bank clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FIELD, Leonard St. Albin Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 0-62 - 2375 19 Reverend G.H. Field (p) Bank clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
MCKAY, Notman Arthur Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 4277 18 Sarah McKay (p) Fireman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PYNN, Joseph Bristols Hope, Carbonear District 4702 20 Sarah Batten (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Microfilmed file includes 3 documents for Robie Richards (drummer).
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.
MATTHEWS, Nathan A. Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5072 25 William Matthews (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DROVER, Eldred Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 4625 18 Agnes Drover (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEGGE, James New Perlican, Trinity District 5362 22 Corbett Legge (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTLER, Samuel Foxtrap, Harbour Main District 5539 22 Job Butler (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAILEY, William Placentia Bay, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4424 22 John Bailey (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOUGLAS, Aaron K. Brunette Islands, Fortune District 2904 22 Andrew Douglas (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918
HUSSEY, Thomas B. Kenmount Road, St. John's 8501 33 John Hussey (p) Filer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POTTS, Brian Wildridge Millertown, Twillingate District 3060 - 8093 21 Jane A. Potts (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers for Newfoundland Forestry Companies and the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. See also service # 8093; Brian Wildridge Potts originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917 and transferred to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in 1918.
REID, Allan Hearts Delight, Trinity District 2419 19 Stephen Reid Sr. (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
BRENSUN - BRENTON, Samuel Williamsport, St. Barbe District 6019 23 William Brensun (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Samuel Brenton is listed as a resident of Williamsport in the 1935 and 1945 Newfoundland census; attestation paper gives spelling as Brenceen. Variant spelling: Brencun, Brensun.
MOSS, Frederick Southampton, England, United Kingdom 3065 44 Mrs. J. Moss (s) Musician 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
BURSEY, Frederick Catalina, Trinity District 1162 23 Emily Bursey (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUIRES, Reuben St. Phillips, St. John's West District 8004 20 Solomon Squires (p) Woodsman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MERCER, Robert J. Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 4360 19 William Mercer (p) Cable operator 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENDELL, George Pushthrough, Fortune District 5582 20 Samuel Kendell (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STEWART, Arthur Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2196 18 Colin Stewart (p) Electrician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEARNING, Samuel John St. John's 1620 18 Absalom Joseph Learning (p) Cooper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, July 4, 1916
PIKE, Joseph St. Lawrence, Burin District 8445 19 Alfred Pike (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GABRIEL, Roland Fleming Street, St. John's 8500 20 Herbert Gabriel (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OSBOURNE, James S. Blaketown, Trinity District 3290 18 James Osbourne (p) Miner 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHEPPARD, Leonard Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1420 23 Eliza Jane Sheppard (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, Robert J. Manuels, Harbour Main District 4233 20 William Smith (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GUY, James Arnolds Cove, Placentia-St. Marys District 4963 22 William Guy (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JOHNSTON, Charles William 8 Hunts Lane, St. John's 4024 18 Edward Johnston (p) Draper 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HIGGINS, John Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 5438 21 Reuben Higgins (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1398X
HOBBS, Hezikiah Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 6200 22 William Hobbs (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROBERTS, Frank 7 Balsam Street, St. John's 383 22 Samuel Roberts (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 23, 1915
HACKETT, David Manual St. John's 1097 22 Mrs. David Hackett (s) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DEWLING, Jacob 25 Fleming Street, St. John's 3005 18 Archibald Dewling (p) Grocer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREENSLADE, Samuel Long Pond, Harbour Main District 3289 19 Richard Greenslade (p) Teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
NICHOLAS, William Brazils Lane, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2729 20 William Nicholas (p) Tanner 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARDY, John R. Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4863 29 John Hardy (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PEACH, Peter Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 3666 19 Richard Peach (p) Miner 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No