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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 Occupationsort ascending Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
POOLE, George Reuben Kirby's [?] Cove, Trinity Bay 2024 22 Charles Poole (o) Sailor 1915 Methodist No No I
YATES, Gordon Bemister 7 Balsam Street, St. John's 570 23 Annie Yates (p) Sailor 1914 No No
MASTERS, William L. Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2797 24 James Masters (p) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917.
PIKE, James Joseph Avondale, Harbour Main District 1220 19 Winnifred Pike (p) Sailor 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
DUCEY, Patrick Marystown, Burin District 6073 24 Benjamin Ducey (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MADDEN, Sylvester 216 Water Street, St. John's 149 19 Ann Madden (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
SHEPPARD, Robert 22 York Street, St. John's 473 19 Mrs. Sheppard (p) Sailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OKEEFE, Charles Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2706 31 Mrs. Michael O'Keefe (p) Sailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1481X.
BEARNS, George Grand Bank, Burin District 4636 23 Jacob Bearns (o) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
BROWN, Alfred E. Robinsons Head, St. George District 4362 21 Mrs. George E. Brown (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIDEOUT, Keywood Bluff Head Cove, Twillingate District 3320 23 Robert Rideout (p) Sailor 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
TAVERNER, Henry Hearts Content, Trinity District 3316 18 Mrs. Henry Rowe (p) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16 ; Discrepancy in spelling of name - Tavener, Tavenor.
POOLE, Max Fortune, Burin District 4006 19 Thomas Poole (p) Sailor 1917 Methodist No No
ROSE, George Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2919 18 Matthew Rose (p) Sailor 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
HURLEY, William Joseph 153 Duckworth Street, St. John's 11 28 Johanna Hurley (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
KNIGHT, Frank Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4304 23 William Knight (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
STREET, Abraham 27 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 4970 20 John Street (o) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
MORRIS, Rupert 96 Freshwater Road, St. John's 2849 22 I.C. [Isaac] Morris (p) Sailmaker 1916 Methodist No No Also contains the will of Riley Morris, service #3113
NEWMAN, Archibald Mark Twillingate, Twillingate District 487 24 Henry Newman (p) Sailmaker 1914 Methodist Yes No Monday, July 3, 1916
GRANDY, Philip Roy Grand Bank, Burin District 2985 22 Dinah Grandy (p) Sailmaker 1916 Methodist No No
ANSTEY, Alfred Back Harbour, Twillingate District 3182 22 James Anstey (p) Sail making 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
KELLY, Michael 23 Livingstone Street, St. John's 8181 18 Mary A. Kelly (p) Sail maker and labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
YOUNG, Arthur James St. John's 823 18 James Young (p) Sail maker 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LAKE, Frederick A. 20 Pleasant Street, St. John's 2532 18 Henry Lake (p) Rope maker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
GRAHAM, Ian Dick 3 Brazils Square, St. John's 2026 18 Alexander Graham (p) Roadman 1915 Methodist - Presbyterian No No Discrepancy in religion.
KELLY, John H. New Jersey, USA 4240 19 Daniel Kelly (p) Rivetter 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HAWKINS, George Twillingate, Twillingate District 1606 24 Fanny Hawkins (p) River driver 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ROGERS, William P. 104 Freshwater Road, St. John's 8487 44 J. Curnew (o Rigger 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROBINSON, John Joseph 202 Water Street, St. John's 480 33 Mary Ann Cahill Robinson (p) Restaurant proprietor 1914 Roman Catholic No No I
BUTLER, Bernard 51 Cabot Street, St. John's 2956 27 Mrs. Joseph Butler (p) Rancher 1916 Roman Catholic No No
OSBOURNE, Moses J. Blaketown, Trinity District 2441 18 Nathaniel Osbourne (p) Railway hand 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PERRY, David Henry Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1265 23 Mr. Perry (p) Railway engineer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CROSSMAN, William Bartlett St. John's 1300 20 Mr. Crossman (p) Railway clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LIDSTONE, Ernest Laurenceton, Twillingate District 3151 21 Mand Lidstone (p) Railway car repairer 1916 Methodist No No
CLEARY, Leo St. John's 1536 21 Ellen Cleary (p) Railway brakeman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
KENNEDY, Cyril Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5013 19 Minnie Kennedy (p) Railway agent 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MILES, Walter Philip Bonavista, Bonavista District 933 20 William Miles Railroadman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, Josiah Hopeall, Trinity District 1677 18 Matthew Smith (p) Railroading 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MORRIS, James Robert Robinsons Head, St. George District 1624 23 Joseph Morris (p) Railroading 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
QUIRK, Daniel Joseph Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 1305 19 Matilda Quirk (p) Railroading 1915 Roman Catholic No No
GEORGE, Joshua Fosters Point, Random, Trinity District 2015 22 Noah George (p) Railroading 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
GILLIS, George Highlands, St. George District 3680 19 Alex. H. Gillis (p) Railroading 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PIERCEY, John Charles Normans Cove, Trinity District 1535 19 Patience Piercey (p) Railroading 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BARRETT, Roland Blaketown, Trinity District 3480 22 Mary Barrett (p) Railroading 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NEVILLE, James Joseph 39 Young Street, St. John's 3003 24 Michael Neville (p) Railroading 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CARPENTER, William Port Blandford, Bonavista District 2824 19 James Carpenter (p) Railroader 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURSEY, Frederick John Clarenville, Trinity District 1348 21 Reuben Bursey (p) Railroader 1915 Methodist No No Contains a letter from Reuben Bursey about the death of his son (unidentified), and also from Mrs. Bursey about sending parcels to POWs. These letters likely refer to # 2381 Goliath Bursey, brother of Frederick John Bursey.
PARSONS, William Thomas Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde District 3573 20 Eli Parsons (p) Railroader 1917 Methodist Yes No Friday, December 14, 1917
VATERS, John Edgar Victoria, Carbonear District 973 22 Japhet Vaters (p) Railroad worker 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917 Partially re-filmed at the beginning of reel 74
WADDLETON, Alphonsus Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4681 26 James Waddleton (p) Railroad worker 1918 Roman Catholic No No