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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
NEVILLE, Ronald Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 2066 19 James Neville (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
ENGLAND, George 28 Spencer Street, St. John's 3561 18 David England (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COADY, Joseph Bar Haven, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5869 24 John Coady (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HAWKER, Walter Clarke Carbonear, Carbonear District 0-265 - 1843 19 Manoah Hawker (p) Bank clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROBERTS, Walter Graham Lakeview Avenue, St. John's 368 19 John Roberts (p) Grocer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ABBOTT, Augustus George Bonavista, Bonavista District 3750 18 George Abbott (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOPKINS, Edgar Hearts Content, Trinity District 4188 25 W. Hugh Hopkins (p) Telegraph operator 1917 Methodist No No
CLARKE, George Dunville [Dunfield], Trinity Bay, Placentia - St. Marys District 3643 18 Charles Clarke (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CUMMINS, Frederick St. John's 1349 19 Laura Cummins (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist No No
HANNON, Frank J. Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 2184 23 Mrs Patrick O'Gorman (p) Papermaker 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
MURRAY, William St. John's 1695 33 John Murray (o) Truckman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
TAYLOR, Albert William Change Island, Fogo District 5954 21 Benjamin Taylor (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
OKEEFE, Charles St. John's 1658 18 Peter O'Keefe (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
VIVIAN, William Flat Islands, Bonavista District 5178 22 Bessie Hapgood (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RONAYNE, Paul F. Tors Cove, Ferryland District 3344 25 Edward Ronayne (p) Station agent 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BENNETT, Hector Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 910 20 Luke Ab. Bennett (p) Cook 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
TOBIN, Andrew St. Lawrence, Burin District 2248 20 Thomas Tobin (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, January 31, 1917
HIPDITCH, John Paradise, Placentia-St. Marys District 240 28 George Hipditch (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: Hepditch
MARTIN, Herbert Elroy St. John's 684 19 Frederick Martin (o) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEEFE, Thomas 17 William Street, St. John's 4488 19 Richard Keefe (p) Telegraph operator 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DOODY, James David Crowdy Street, Carbonear, Carbonear District 2651 23 Mrs. David Doody (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, February 4, 1918 Originally enlisted with Royal Naval Reserve 1624X
WHITE, Claude Herring Neck, Twillingate District 6096 19 Philip White (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PHILLIPS, Herbert 76 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 4391 19 James J. Phillips (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HANN, Jacob Botwood, Twillingate District 90 25 John Hann (p) Lumberman 1914 No No
MCGILLVARY, William St. John's 976 18 Mrs. McGillvary (p) Engineer 1915 Presbyterian No No
HALL, John Felix Cove, St. George District 4878 18 Daniel Hall (p) Fisherman 1918 No No
COLLIER, Philip Codroy, St. George District 1524 30 Isabella Collier (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Coller.
STACEY, Wilson Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 5988 22 Albert Stacey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ROWSELL, Gordon Glenwood, Twillingate District 1466 19 Emma Rowsell (p) Railroad sectionman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BARTLETT, Albert Southwest Arm, Bonavista Bay, Bonavista district 5530 21 Albert Bartlett (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TILLEY, Andrew Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 3985 18 Frank Tilley (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HILLIER, Leo Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District 3170 29 George Hillier (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No
KEREFIN, Joseph Cape St. George, St. George District 4199 18 Ephraim Caravan (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancies in spelling of name: Joseph also apppears as Ives and Yves; Kerefin as Caravan, Carrefin, Karaven, Karfin, Karrefin, Kerfant, Kerfont and Kurfant.
MADDOCK, William Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2137 50 Mrs. Maddock (p) Musician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, March 17, 1917 Attested for short service. Death 17 March 1917 from CWGC.
BISHOP, Malcolm J. Greenspond, Bonavista District 3901 26 Derm Bishop (p) Draper 1917 Methodist No No
GARDNER, Bernard Godfrey William Kent, England, United Kingdom 0-298 - 914 19 William Gardner (p) Wireless operator 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SOMERTON, William James Bell Island, St. John's East District 265 20 Mr. And Mrs. Somerton (p) Surveyor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNEY, Clement St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4286 18 Thomas Penney (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in surname: signatures are Penny; documents are Penney: Given name incorrectly recorded as Colin on several documents and previously transcribed as Colin; correct name is Clement.
SKEFFINGTON, Elijah Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 2837 19 Joseph Skeffington (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STRIDE, Ambrose William Bridgeport, Twillingate District 1326 23 James Stride (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, June 19, 1916 Photographs of grave-site included.
DOYLE, George H. Buffalo, New York, USA 3071 38 Margaret Briggs (o) Painter and steam fitter 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service.
WINDSOR, Wilfred Montgomery Aquaforte, Ferryland District 672 23 H. C. Windsor (p) Merchant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FREAKE, Frederick Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 5984 21 Samuel Freake (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MOORE, Gordon Martin 76 Circular Road, St. John's 2998 18 Laura Noore (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAKER, James Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 4825 19 Mrs. James Baker (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, Frederick Griguet, St. Barbe District 6313 19 Kenneth Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HICKS, Mark Brown Roling [Rolling] Cove, Bonavista District 940 21 George L. Hicks (p) Fisherman 1915 No No
FORD, Simeon Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District 3866 27 John Ford (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also service #3860 Saunders for a misfiled document concerning Simeon Ford; Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1851X.
YOUNG, Benjamin Codroy, St. George District 2106 19 Deborah Young (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SEYMOUR, Frank 71 Duckworth Street, St. John's 3374 32 Gertrude Seymour (p) Electrician 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No