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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
LERICHE, John Lakes Brook, Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2468 18 Frank LeRiche (p) Teamster 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURTON, R. de H. [Reginald de Hardwicke] 0-198 1914 No No Attached from 13th Middlesex Regiment as commanding officer. Name from Hart's Annual Army List 1882.
SHEPPARD, Harold 63 Duckworth Street, St. John's 8224 19 Laura Sheppard (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TAYLOR, James Arthur St. John's 821 22 George Hedley Taylor (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist No No See also service #717
LUSH, William Little Bay, Twillingate District 5534 18 William Lush (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DUCEY, Patrick Marystown, Burin District 6073 24 Benjamin Ducey (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BOONE, Edward 22 Belvedere Street, St. John's 4501 23 James Boone (p) Chauffeur 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CONNORS, Michael Norris Arm, Twillingate District 8467 26 Peter Connors (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GILLINGHAM, Luke Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District 1464 - 8089 20 Thomas Gillingham (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment 1915; re-enlisted with Forestry Companies in 1917.
BOYD, Joseph F. St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 1854 18 William Boyd (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOSS, Robert Salvage, Bonavista District 8447 33 Frederick Moss (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MAY, Clarence Lally Cove, Fortune District 6140 21 William May (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MORRIS, Edward A. St. John's 1894 20 Isaac C. Morris (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
ASPELL, John Joseph St. John's 1126 20 John Aspell (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, March 27, 1918
ELDRIDGE, Richard Newtown, Bonavista District 1279 25 Mrs. William Lock Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BIXBY, Samson Indian Island, Burgeo-La Poile District 241 19 John Bixby (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
BENTEAU, Herbert Point May, Lamaline, Burin District 4948 19 Helen Benteau (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WAGG, Albert F. Stepaside, Burin District 3270 18 Alma Wagg (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
LEHR, Harry J. 203 Water Street, St. John's 5734 24 Dr. A.B. Lehr (p) Dentist 1918 Presbyterian No No
CLARKE, Victor 175 Southside Road, St. John's 3570 18 Jessie (Benjamin) Clarke (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROBERTSON, Cyril Graham St. John's 1537 25 Lucy Robertson (p) Baker 1915 Presbyterian No No
COLLINS, Isaac Seldom Come By, Fogo District 5478 22 Frank Collins (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ROWE, Henry Charles Greens Harbour, Trinity District 2627 24 John Rowe (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
STARKS, Edward Kings Point, Twillingate District 2559 19 Hezekiah Starks (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 Previously transcribed as Starkes.
CREWE, William Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 5281 24 Benaiah Crewe (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
KELLIGREW, Henry J. Flat Island, Bonavista District 5115 19 Fred Kelligrew (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, William Ronald 159 Gower Street, St. John's 75 19 William Martin (p) Accountant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.
BURDEN, John Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 3977 19 Henry W. Burden (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No File is out of numerical order on reel; follows Service # 3978.
WHITE, Frank Greenspond, Bonavista District 3925 23 Sarah Ann White (p) School teacher 1917 Methodist No No
HISCOCK, Alfred Fleming Street, St. John's 3447 23 Hilda Hiscock (s) Engineer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, March 14, 1918
ADEY, William Henry Adeytown, Trinity District 1614 20 Jessie Adey (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
JEANS, John Allan Catalina, Trinity District 424 28 William T. Jeans (p) Brakesman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SIMMS, Herbert St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 5606 18 Charles Simms (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
MURPHY, James J. Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2181 24 Mrs. Francis Wall (o) Papermaker 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF
FOLEY, Patrick W. Whitbourne, Trinity District 1890 20 Edward Foley (p) Machinist 1915 Roman Catholic No No
TOOPE, Ernest Irelands Eye, Trinity District 2719 26 Mr. John Toope (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
PHILLIPS, John G. Twillingate, Twillingate District 6148 19 James Phillips (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
WINSOR, Hedley G. Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5066 21 Joseph Winsor (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DIBBEN, Hubert Bulls Cove, Burin District 2935 19 Mary Ann Dibben (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
REILLY, Peter Corbin, Burin District 2902 20 Mrs. Patrick Reilly (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
SCOTT, John 11 Cochrane Street, St. John's 2411 23 Catherine Scott (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, John William Freshwater, Bay de Verde district 3920 25 John C. Parsons (p) Clergy 1917 Methodist No No PDF See Regt. # 654 for misfiled document
OBRIEN, Gerald Holyrood, Harbour Main District 4800 22 John O'Brien (p) Fireman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, Orlando Trinity East, Trinity District 2670 18 George Brown (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, February 25, 1917
PARSONS, Aubrey Cat Harbour [Lumsden], Fogo District 1664 18 Martha Parsons (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GRIFFEN, James J. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 4010 18 Sarah Griffen (p) Papermaker 1917 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Griffin.
HOLLOWAY, William J. Bloomfield, Bonavista District 3725 21 Thomas Holloway (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EBBS, John Henry 4 Fleming Street, St. John's 2351 19 Agnes Ebbs (p) Coachman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 21, 1916
GATES, Hooper Southside, Ragged Point, Twillingate District 2444 24 Mrs. Mark Spencer (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No Includes a photograph of his wife.
STONE, Harry Joseph Main Street, Bell Island, St. John's East District 2755 18 William Stone (p) Mechanic 1916 Yes No Monday, April 23, 1917 Photograph of grave-site included.