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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 ascending Date of Death Commendations Notes
ROSS, William Leslie Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1547 19 Joseph Ross (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LIND, Francis Thomas Little Bay, Twillingate District 541 34 Elizabeth Lind (p) Accountant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
DAY, Walter V. St. John's 1660 18 Ernest Day (p) Tailor 1915 Methodist No No
HYNES, Michael Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 3868 21 Andrew Hynes (o) Miner 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GLADNEY, Edward Francis Fort Townshend, St. John's 335 19 John Gladney (p) Carpenter 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
CUTLER, Henry Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6259 20 William Cutler (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JONES, Bond Western Head, Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4273 19 Kenneth Jones (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
MOORE, Otto 53 Goodview Street, St. John's 4456 20 John Moore (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
SMITH, William Petites, Burgeo-LePoile District 6326 22 Mary Clifford (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SPARKES, Reuben Whitbourne, Trinity District 6223 18 John Sparkes (p) Miller 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
QUIGLEY, Michael Joseph St. John's 861 27 Mrs. Captain Turner (o) Machinist 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HEATH, Ernest St. John's 829 21 Samuel Heath (p) Steward 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOWELL, Edmund Catalina, Trinity District 8033 30 Mary Howell (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
SPARKES, Rupert Harvey Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2685 23 Elizabeth Sparkes (o) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUIRES, James 11 Stephen Street, St. John's 1179 23 Richard Squires (p) Cabman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
TEE, William Burnt Cove, Twillingate District 5761 21 William Lee (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: Attestation and signature is Tee; some documents completed as Lee. Previously transcribed as Lee.
KANE (KEANE), Walter Arthur St. John's 803 22 Alice Keane (o) Motor mechanic 1914 Presbyterian Yes No Monday, October 16, 1916 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Keane, Kean, Kane
HERRITT, Matthew Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5837 26 Matthew Herritt (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEEPING, John Lally Cove, Fortune District 5199 20 Edward Keeping (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRAKE, Alphonsus Joseph Marystown, Burin District 1762 20 Julia Ann Martin (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BALL, Hayward Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2199 19 Mrs. Harry Ball (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
SNOW, Harry 5 Plank Road, St. John's 3362 28 Margaret Snow (s) Fireman 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF
RUSSELL, Melville Royston 82 Freshwater Road, St. John's 2365 18 Edward Russell (p) Letter carrier 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
OKEEFE, Charles St. John's 1658 18 Peter O'Keefe (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DORAN, Michael J. 41 Duckworth Street, St. John's 2583 26 Miss Mary Doran (o) Clerk 1916 No No
JEFFERIES, William Laurenceton, Twillingate District 3338 20 George Jefferies (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
PAYNE, Frank Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5801 23 Thomas Payne (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, Fred G. Fortune, Burin District 6194 24 Emma Smith (p) Store keeper 1918 Methodist No No
POPE, Allan S. Fogo, Fogo District 5965 23 George Pope (p) School teacher 1918 Methodist No No
LAYTE, Charles Gander Bay, Fogo District 8271 37 Edith Layte (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
SEYMOUR, John Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 8059 20 Simon Ward (o) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOODWIN, Gilbert New Melbourne, Trinity District 5324 19 George Goodwin (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CARAVAN, Alman Long Island, Green Bay, Twillingate District 5515 20 William Caravan (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Carvan.
CORMIER, Joseph Bank Head, St. George District 5007 18 Patrick Cormier (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DRUKEN, Charlie Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 5263 22 Patrick Druken (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MURRAY, Alfred Seymour Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 39 19 John Spence (o) Fireman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEE, William St. John's 1882 19 Fanny Lee (p) Baker 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PELLEY, Abner Lewisporte, Twillingate District 4933 21 Herbert Pelley (o) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
WELLS, Charles Dawsons Cove, Fortune District 3106 18 Mr. And Mrs. John Wells (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FRAMPTON, John Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 626 Robert Frampton (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
EDWARDS, Leo N/A 25 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).
STUCKLESS, John Point Leamington, Twillingate District 4796 22 Aaron Stuckless (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
FILLEUL, Horwood M. Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5056 27 Philip Filleul (p) Trapper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOLAN, Robert Corbin, Burin District 2900 22 Mrs. Garrett Nolan (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
FORD, Bert Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4835 21 Mrs. Alfred Ford (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ARNS, William Frederick 7 Signal Hill, St. John's 2270 19 Clara (Mawtrey) Arns (s) Baker 1916 Methodist No No
GOODYEAR, William Bertram Fredericton, Fogo District 2753 20 Mary Wheaton (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, March 10, 1917
COLLINS, Duncan Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1422 22 Roberts Collins (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BENOIT, Walter Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 2683 21 John Benoit (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
COUSINS, Joseph Goulds, Conception Bay, Port de Grave district 5080 19 Thomas Cousins (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No