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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 PoWsort descending Date of Death Commendations Notes
PARMITER, Fred Topsail, Harbour Main District 2440 20 John Parmiter (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribe as Permiter; Medical report misfiled on microfilm was attached to the digital file
WISEMAN, Joseph Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 5403 21 Samuel Wiseman (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CAINES, William Great Jervais, Fortune District 3045 19 William Caines (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, September 28, 1917
ABBOTT, Fred Doting Cove, Fogo District 5206 19 Charles J. Abbott (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
FRENCH, Nathan Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2373 19 Thomas French (p) Scholar 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, William 40 Carters Hill, St. John's 4146 23 John Murphy (p) Sailor 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HALEY, Bernard Allans Island, Lamaline, Burin District 5127 20 John Haley (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COSH - COISH, Leo 230 Water Street, St. John's 8427 18 Ernest Cosh (p) 1917 Yes No Tuesday, January 21, 1919 File missing. Information from service ledger. Variant spelling of name: attestation: Cosh ; CWGC: Coish or Koch.
BUTLER, Anthony Brents Cove, St. Barbe District 4111 27 Mary Butler (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
LANGER, George Thoroughfare, Trinity District 3805 20 William Langer (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
FOX, John W. Avondale, Harbour Main District 4799 20 Bridget Fox (p) Telegraph operator 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DEVEREAUX, John William Ferryland, Ferryland District 3152 19 Michael Devereaux (p) Tailor 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 17, 1920 Note: CWGC records his death as 17 April 1920; forms in the file variously record it as 10, 16 or 20 April 1920.
WHITE, Reginald Bayly Cathedral Rectory, Church Hill, St. John's 3048 18 Canon White (p) Bank clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, January 9, 1918
GREEN, Ralph Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5232 24 Simon Green (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BOONE, Phineas Burnt Arm, Twillingate District 2720 18 Frederick Boone (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
MURCELL, Richard Baxter Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 1582 21 Dorcas Murcell (p) Student 1915 Methodist No No
HAYWARD, John C. M. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8470 42 Dulcie M. Hayward (s) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOXLEY, John Charles Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3420 22 Edwin Moxley (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GRAHAM, John Petries, Bay of Islands, St. George District 4993 19 George Graham (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Charles Normans Cove, Trinity District 8143 22 Moses White (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
BENNETT, Edward Main River, St. George District 1470 25 Elizabeth Bennett (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, March 3, 1917
COX, Chesley Goulds, St. John's West District 4192 20 Ida Cox (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SWEETAPPLE, Stephen Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 3588 20 John Sweetapple (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
LEMESSURIER, Francis St. John's 853 35 Helena LeMessurier (s) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PYNN, Wilson Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District 5527 24 John Pynn (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BARRETT, Victor Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 8476 20 Elisha Barrett (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FOWLOW - CLARKE, William. 5 Dammerills Lane, St. John's 81 22 Abram Fowlow (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 I - Discrepancy in name: soldier enlisted as William Fowlow, documented in CWGC as William Clarke; Previously transcribed as Fowler; identified in Cramm as Fowler.
HOWELL, Ambrose Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District 3813 28 Naomi (Job) Howell (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LOVELESS, Herbert J. Greenspond, Bonavista District 4387 18 Edwin Loveless (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
STRICKLAND, Edward J. Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1999 24 Philip Strickland (p) Salesman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, August 18, 1916
BURSELL, Sydney 109 Freshwater Road, St. John's 6195 36 Lucy Bursell (s) Carpenter 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
FEWER, Lawrence Joseph Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1268 21 William Fewer (p) Paper maker 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, June 1, 1916
GALE, Neil West Bay, Port au Port, St. George District 8295 18 Elinor Gale (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
ROGERS, Edward Joseph 11 Sheehan Street, St. John's 355 20 Mr. Rogers (p) Cooper apprentice 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WOOLFREY, Wilfred J. Lewisport, Twillingate District 3880 23 William Woolfrey (p) Cook 1917 Methodist No No PDF
EDDY, Isaac Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 4980 21 John Eddy (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
STOCKLEY, Frederick Wesleyville, Bonavista District 3518 19 William Stockley (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, March 11, 1918
BELLOWS, Stewart Curling, St. George District 1430 19 Roberts Bellows (p) Carter 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, August 14, 2017 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bellowse, Bellowes; CWGC records Bellows
NOFTALL, Patrick Alexander Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District 3174 18 Michael Noftall (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 7, 1917
DUNPHY, John Joseph 31 Central Street, St. John's 2459 21 Patrick Dunphy (p) Cooper 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, November 25, 1916
JORDAN, Felix Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 3335 19 Joseph Jordan (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
PIERCEY, Samuel Clayton St. John's 757 23 Dinah Piercey (p) Compass maker 1914 Methodist No No
WAKELY, Henry Cleverly St. John's 948 19 Thomas Wakely (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, December 11, 1919 Partially refilmed at beginning of reel 73. Died 11 December, 1919, paralysis
TULK, Dorman Carmanville, Fogo District 4013 21 Abraham Tulk (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
LEWIS, John Potter 23 York Street, St. John's 2144 29 Mrs. M.A. Lewis (p) Marine Engineer 1916 Methodist No No PDF
VAIL, Charlie Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 5095 20 William Vail (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BOWDRIDGE, William George Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2884 18 Thomas Bowdridge (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRYANT, Aaron Whiteway, Trinity District 847 20 Archibald Golden (o) Miner 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, January 28, 1917
SHEPPARD, George Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3951 26 Eldred Sheppard (p) Pattern maker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, Charles Catalina, Trinity District 8139 27 Cephius King (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No