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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
MADDICK, John Withycombe 20 Barters Hill, St. John's 628 21 Mrs. William Campbell Station agent 1914 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Maddock.
MERCER, Ernest Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 4462 20 William Mercer (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FITZPATRICK, James 180 Pleasant Street, St. John's 8438 18 John Fitzpatrick (p) Bugler 1917 Roman Catholic No No Originally served as drummer; enlisted when of age; recorded on reel at two locations.
PILGRIM, Richard St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District 4537 20 Annie Pilgrim (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 27, 1919
GOSSE, Daniel Torbay, St. John's East District 5762 23 Thomas Gosse (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HOWELL, Nathan Pound Cove, Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District 4853 26 Thomas Howell (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CLUETT, Henry Garnish, Fortune District 3900 22 Stephen Cluett (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, April 10, 1918
LUEDEE, Charles St. Andrews, St. George District 5603 21 Philip Luedee (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CANDOW, John New Gower Street, St. John's 3246 20 David Candow (p) Lineman 1916 No No
GEORGE, Ernest New Harbour, Trinity District 3966 18 Thomas George (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GUY, Chester Cameron Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1475 19 John Robert Guy (p) School teacher 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HANN, Albert Leslie Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2116 23 Isaac Hann (p) Core maker, paper mills 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURT, Arthur Gander Bay, Fogo District 5463 19 Ambrose Burt (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
WEIR, Albert Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 6208 20 Elezar Weir (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
ROLF, Leslie Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5643 21 George Rolf (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TWYNE, Abraham J. Hauling Point, St. Barbe District 3259 23 James Twyne (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, March 28, 1918
LITTLE, James H. Bonavista, Bonavista District 2964 21 Samuel Little (p) School teacher 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
EDGECOMBE, Edward Francis 157 Casey Street, St. John's 40 23 Elizabeth Edgecombe (p) Carpenter 1914 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, August 21, 1917
BISHOP, Henry 59 Lime Street, St. John's 291 21 Mr. and Mrs. Bishop (p) Blacksmith 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEATS, Hubert John 47 Goodview Street, St. John's 613 23 Richard Keats (p) Upholsterer 1914 Unknown No No
HICKEY, William Francis 38 Flower Hill, St. John's 119 22 Michael Hickey (p) Tinsmith 1914 Roman Catholic No No
SMART, Frank Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 3578 18 Fannie (Samuel) Smart (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, May 22, 1917
PIKE, Frank P. Carbonear, Carbonear District 4480 26 Annie Pike (p) Manager, lumber 1918 Methodist No No
THORNE, William Brownsdale, Trinity District 5272 24 John Thorne (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HOLMES, Arthur Chesley Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 0-132 - 2275 18 Reverend A.A. Holmes (p) Bank clerk 1916 No No Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1917 - 1919.
TREMBLETT, Thomas Bonavista, Bonavista District 8106 22 Mrs. Isaac Templeman (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
VATCHER, Albert Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2827 18 John Vatcher (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BENNETT, William Stephenville, St. George District 1071 22 Josephine Bennett (p) Carpenter 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 PDF Variant spelling of name - Benoit
SEYMOUR, Frank 71 Duckworth Street, St. John's 3374 32 Gertrude Seymour (p) Electrician 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SUMMERS, Michael Francis 330 Water Street, St. John's 0-158 Michael J. Summers (p) 1914 Yes No Sunday, July 16, 1916 Attestation papers not included - Photograph of grave-site included.
FITZGERALD, Arthur Wilfred St. John's 1602 19 Minnie Fitzgerald (p) Grocer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUDGELL, John Exploits, Twillingate District 4248 19 Charles Budgell (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
PRETTY, John Chapel Arm, Trinity District 2276 18 Edmund Pretty (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
POPE, John 66 Livingstone Street, St. John's 8068 30 Bridget Pope (s) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
KNOWLING, William A. Little River, Codroy Valley, St. George District 1693 18 George Knowling (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
EVELLEY, John Trinity East, Trinity District 4520 19 Elizabeth Evelley (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEMION, Joseph Botwood, Twillingate District 4242 19 William Hemion (p) Teamster 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Hemeon
LEARNING, Francis A. Sandwich Bay, Labrador 6257 24 William Learning (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HICKEY, James Joseph 56 Barters Hill, St. John's 113 23 William Hickey (p) Painter 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, Robert Berkley Manuels, Harbour Main District 499 21 Mrs. Robert B. Martins (p) Carpenter 1914 Methodist No No Attestation papers not included
TOBIN, Larry 17 Casey Street, St. John's 4558 18 John Tobin (p) 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WILLS, Thomas Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District 4820 26 Mrs. George Wells (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Wills and Wells used alternately in documents
EDDY, George Roland South River (near Clarke's Beach), Port de Grave District 1225 20 Emily Eddy (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FUGES, C. 3104 No No Attestation not completed. File missing. Information from service ledger. Fatality: n/a
TAYLOR, Richard H. 5 Maxse Street, St. John's 1973 21 C.F. Taylor (p) Accountant 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
HYNES, Bernard New Battery Road, St. John's 4075 18 Hezekiah Hynes (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
HARDING, George Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3165 24 Phoebe Lang (p) Fisherman 1916 No No
KAVANAGH, James 33 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 8416 45 Ellen Kavanagh (s) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HULAN, Gerald Crabbes, St. George District 3764 19 Joseph Hulan (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, June 7, 1917
PARKINSON, William Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 8342 41 Gertrude Parkinson (s) Carpenter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No