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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 Datesort descending Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
NORMAN, William H. Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2046 21 Henry Norman (p) Bank clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 23, 1917 See # 1190 for misfiled document.
PORTER, Archibald Harold Change Islands, Fogo District 1534 19 Lucy Ann Porter (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GREEN, Moses Salt Pond, Burin Bay Arm, Burin District 1757 21 William Green (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
BOONE, Stewart Malcolm South River (near Clarke's Beach), Port de Grave District 1219 20 Sarah Jane Boone (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Previously transcribed as Stephen Malcolm Boone.
ANTLE, William E. 33 Water Street, St. John's 1947 18 Sarah Antle (p) Boiler maker 1915 Methodist No No
SHEPPARD, Hilyard Sandy Point, St. George District 1681 21 Frederick Shepard (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
GORE, Eliol Pike Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1041 19 Susie Gore (p) Steward 1915 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
BISHOP, Frederick St. John's 1019 19 Robert Bishop (p) Farmer 1915 Methodist No No
KING, Joseph Andrew Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 1356 19 Diana King (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BURSEY, Benjamin Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District 1956 19 Andrew Bursey (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 14, 1916
ADAMS, Alexander Arnolds Cove, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1989 22 Emily Adams (p) Plumber 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
WARREN, Gilbert S. Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 1649 17 Edward Warren (p) Farmer 1915 Methodist No No
BROWN, Charlie Gambo, Bonavista District 1491 22 Robert Brown Sr. (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
SPURRELL, Richard Hearts Ease, Random, Trinity District 1745 20 Moses Spurrell (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, April 4, 1917
TEMPLEMAN, Donald St. John's 1236 20 Catherine Templeman (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
CRUMMELL [CRUMMEY], Ronald St. John's 1352 20 Elizabeth Crummell (p) Farmer 1915 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - family sources and 1921/1935 census identify him as Ronald Crummey.
WELLS, Isaac Grand Jervais, Fortune District 1734 19 William Wells (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
FLYNN, Patrick Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District 1456 31 Martha Donovan (p) Expressman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MURRIN, John St. John's 1685 19 William Murrin (p) Machinist 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOW, Ernest Albert Griquet, St. Barbe District 1912 18 Stephen Snow (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Everett.
COLES, Albert Victor Savage Cove, St. Barbe District 1813 22 Mathew Coles (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, September 18, 1916
BALLAM, Samuel Robert Curling, St. George District 1440 19 Manoah Ballam (p) Telegraph operator 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTLER, Kenneth Augustine Bell Island, St. John's East District 1180 19 Mrs. J.K. Butler (p) Electrician 1915 Methodist No No
GOSSE, Nathan Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1421 25 Esau Gosse (p) Blacksmith 1915 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
PENNELL, Charles Curling, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1428 19 Joseph Pennell (p) Printer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Includes reference to # 1546 William C. Pennell and # 513274 Raymond E. Bishop (CEF)
COISH, William James St. John's 1048 23 Mrs. John Dean (p) Mason 1915 Methodist No No
HAYES, Patrick Joseph St. John's 1239 18 John Hayes (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MAHER, Edward St. John's 1105 19 Cecelia Maher (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
GRAHAM, Ian Dick 3 Brazils Square, St. John's 2026 18 Alexander Graham (p) Roadman 1915 Methodist - Presbyterian No No Discrepancy in religion.
LILLY, Paul U. Exploits, Twillingate District 1323 25 Mary Lilly (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Ulysis as second name: information from family member
ASPELL, John Thomas St. John's 1175 19 Gerald Aspell (o) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SHIWAK, John Rigolet, Labrador 1735 26 Sarah Shiwak (p) Trapper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
SAUNDERS, Henry James (Harry) 379 (369) South Side Road, St. John's 1215 25 Jane Saunders (p); Agnes Saunders (s) Truckman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918; changed next of kin from mother to wife.
BROWN, David Tilton, Harbour Grace District 1319 William Brown (p) Railroad foreman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF Discrepancy in occupation; foreman or fireman.
TULK, Augustus St. John's 1603 23 Mary Tulk (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PIKE, Frederick Neil St. John's 1600 19 Noah Pike (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
BENNETT, Edward Main River, St. George District 1470 25 Elizabeth Bennett (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, March 3, 1917
MACKAY, Michael Joseph St. John's 1509 19 Michael MacKay (p) Mail officer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes Yes Sunday, April 21, 1918 POW Date: 1917 See also service #1766 for additional information
MOORES, Samuel J. Freshwater, Bay de Verde District 943 21 Joseph J. Moores (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
CHIPMAN, Robert Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1320 22 Edward Chipman (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WILLIAMS, Martin Halls Bay, Springdale, Twillingate District 1647 23 Lucy Williams (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
GALPIN, John Codroy, St. George District 1526 27 Jane Kendall (o) Seaman 1915 Church of England ( Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
MURRELL, Arthur Thomas St. John's 1002 35 Marion Murrell (s) Baker 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARK, William Henry St. John's 1003 19 Joseph Clark (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, James Joseph St. John's 962 21 Michael Walsh (p) Longshoreman 1915 No No
TAYLOR, Alfred Penney St. John's 897 19 Mr. and Mrs. Taylor (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MAHER, James Joseph St. John's 951 20 Mrs. William Maher (p) Tailor 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73
BRACE, James Joseph St. John's 969 33 Mary Brace (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.
RIDOUT, Sydney Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 1258 21 Elizabeth Ridout (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Variant spelling of name - Rideout.
ODRISCOLL, James William Tors Cove, Ferryland District 996 26 Joseph O'Driscoll (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No