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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 Death Commendationssort ascending Notes
RICKS, Simon Sops Arm, St. Barbe District 4070 20 George Ricks (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918
COMBDON, Silas Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District 8428 27 Lucy Combdon (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MEADUS, Cecil James St. John's 1015 21 Susanna Meadus (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
MARKS, Stanley Thomas 70 George Street, St. John's 150 25 Mrs. Marks (p) Express wagon driver 1914 Roman Catholic No No
ROBERTSON, Stanley 55 Longs Hill, St. John's 0-94 1915 No No Attestation papers not included. See Harvey # 0-33 - 333 for misfiled documents.
ODEA, Frederick St. John's 2172 18 John E. O'Dea (p) Engineer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HORAN, Lawrence 267 Southside, St. John's 1860 P. Horan (p) Marine engineer 1915 Roman Catholic No No Transferred to 1st Newfoundland Regiment from the King's Liverpool Regiment. Includes attestation papers for Territorial Force (#4038). Age of Enlistment: 16 1/2
VIVIAN, Willis Fridays Bay, Twillingate District 8281 22 Thomas Vivian (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
DORAN, Joseph Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1551 28 Mary Doran (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
STARKS, James Baxter Grand Falls, Twillingate District 1121 19 Annie Starks (p) Electrician 1915 Methodist No No
ANDERSON, William Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8110 34 Fanny Anderson (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
HENNEBURY, William Quidi Vidi, St. John's District 1777 21 Thomas Hennebury (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURDEN, Solomon Curling, St. George District 5414 19 Frederick Burden (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MATCHEM, James Gaultois, Fortune District 3553 20 William Matchem (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROWSELL, Gordon Glenwood, Twillingate District 1466 19 Emma Rowsell (p) Railroad sectionman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
RIDEOUT, Bertie Crow Head, Twillingate, Twillingate district 8203 19 Mrs. Susan Hamlin (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
BENNETT, Thomas Island Harbour, Fogo District 3258 22 Mary Bennett (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COOPER, David South West Arm, Twillingate District 3883 18 Samuel Cooper (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
SEXTON, Arthur Trinity, Trinity District 2665 21 Janet Clark (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WARFORD, Charles Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District 3673 19 Abraham Warford (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PATEY, Frederick St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4260 18 John Patey (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
HARDING, William Renews, Ferryland District 995 25 Christopher Harding (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as William Joseph Harding.
BRENTON, William Thornlea, Trinity District 5921 19 John Brenton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TROKE, Theodore Summerford, Twillingate District 5417 21 George Troke (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
STOCKLEY, Henry Greenspond, Bonavista District 8282 35 Irene Stockley (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
LAKE, Frederick A. 20 Pleasant Street, St. John's 2532 18 Henry Lake (p) Rope maker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
LAWRENCE, William George Garnish, Fortune District 1717 21 Rebecca (Lawrence) Anstey (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Friday, September 28, 1917
OQUINN, Arthur Stephenville, St. George District 5701 21 James O'Quinn (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
NORRIS, Daniel Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District 5285 23 Henry Thomas Norris (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WELLS, Harry Augustus Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 3943 23 Robert James Wells (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918
RYAN, Augustus Mussel Point, St. Marys District 6211 22 Katie Ryan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHEELER, Reuben Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 2787 19 John Wheeler (of Edward) (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
ANTHONY, Samuel Seldom Come By, Fogo District 5493 21 Samuel Anthony (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
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.
GROKE, Caleb St. Chads, Bonavista District 5135 24 George Croke (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Croke.
BLUNDEN, John Thomas Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 4562 27 Stephen Blunden (p) Seaman 1919 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Signature is Blunden; documents use Blundon.
DAWE, Fred N. Seldom Come By, Fogo District 8410 21 Theophilus Dawe (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CURTIS, Hubert Brigus, Port de Grave District 3405 19 Albert Curtis (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MARTIN, George Chesley St. John's 836 21 Mrs. Edward Martin (p) Clerk 1915 No No
MOORE, Herbert 117 Freshwater Road, St. John's 4404 19 Joseph Moore (p) Draper 1918 Methodist No No
MCASKILL, John Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada 8221 33 Mary McAskill (p) Boilermaker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CONNORS, Maurice G. Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 3942 21 Patrick Connors (p) Paper maker 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
GARNISH [CORNISH], Thomas Rencontre, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5566 20 John Garnish [Cornish] (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name: Documents completed as Garnish; family name is Cornish.
FRY, Charles Georgetown, Port de Grave District 4972 19 Charles Fry (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, Philip Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District 2799 22 Alphonsus Walsh (o) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HERRITT, Jeremiah Burnt Islands, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5742 21 Matthew Herritt (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNY, Isaac Brooklyn, Bonavista District 3686 23 Charles Penny (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist Yes No Saturday, October 26, 1918
BASTOW, Gordon Clarence St. John's 930 20 M.A. Bastow (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, October 11, 1916
SNOW, Charles Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2616 21 Austin and Sophie Snow (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes POW Date: 1917 See service #1482, Gideon Harland Lane, and #1731, Manuel Pittman, for further information relating to the circumstances of this soldier's death.
HOBBS, Hezikiah Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 6200 22 William Hobbs (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No