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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 PoW Date of Deathsort descending Commendations Notes
MEANEY, Brian Petries Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1901 18 Sarah Meaney (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HARNUM, Kenneth Hearts Delight, Trinity District 4545 25 John Harnum (p) Salesman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FOWLER, Frank Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 4455 18 George Fowler (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, Luke 129 Military Road, St. John's 8126 Patrick Walsh 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
IVANY, Walter Donald Bell Island, St. John's East District 1008 21 Silas Ivany (p) Machinist 1915 Methodist No No
STEAD, Ernest Port Blandford, Bonavista District 2338 23 John Stead (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No No
POTTS, Brian Wildridge Millertown, Twillingate District 3060 - 8093 21 Jane A. Potts (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers for Newfoundland Forestry Companies and the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. See also service # 8093; Brian Wildridge Potts originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917 and transferred to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in 1918.
FITZGERALD, Joseph Open Hall, Bonavista District 6106 20 Alice Fitzgerald (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ADAMS, James St. John's 1332 25 Mr. and Mrs. Adams (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
GOODYEAR, Garland Lumsden South, Fogo District 5173 22 Abraham Goodyear (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WHITE, John Big Pond, Bay Bulls Road, St. John's West 1508 19 Annie White (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as John V. White
COOPER, George Normans Cove, Trinity District 3773 24 J.G. Piercey (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
RENDELL, Chesley Rattling Brook, Trinity District 3861 23 Job Rendell (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
WALSH, Frank Holyrood, Harbour Main district 161 20 William P. Walsh Policeman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PATEY, Gilbert Big Braha, St. Barbe District 1911 20 Josiah Patey (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
DODMAN, Leslie Grand Bank, Burin District 8146 21 Amelia Smith (o) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
TUCKER, Alexander Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 5047 19 Joseph Tucker (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SPURRELL, Edwin Valleyfield, Bonavista District 2443 19 Joshua Spurell (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOWLING, William A. Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4153 18 Ernest Dowling (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SULLIVAN, Patrick Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 4649 18 Patrick Sullivan (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WALTERS, Ernest H. Champneys, Trinity District 2017 20 John Walters (p) Teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EARLE, Clifford 17 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. No information in Cramm or service ledger
KEOUGH, Leo 45 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 8289 21 George Keough (p) Engineer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WHELAN, John Joseph 12 George Street, St. John's 169 27 Mary Kate Whelan (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
DELANEY, Nicholas Grand Falls, Twillingate District 1474 19 Ellen Delaney (p) Pulp presser 1915 Roman Catholic No No
FREEMAN, Charles W. West Champneys, Trinity District 3545 21 James Freeman (p) Bookkeeper 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHORT, Newton Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5311 19 Israel Short (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PILGRIM, Allan St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District 1850 19 Henry Pilgrim (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917 Includes will for service # 3130 Lewis Pilgrim
KAVANAGH, James Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 5870 18 James Kavanagh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CURTIS, Roland 28 Joy Place, off Princes Street, St. John's 1996 18 Archibald Curtis (p) Packer 1915 Methodist No No
HOWELL, William Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 5510 24 John Howell (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MARTIN, Gilbert Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 5043 21 Henry Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MCGINN, John Change Islands, Fogo District 8167 21 Susie McGinn (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
CONNORS, Patrick J Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District 0-303 - 0-310 - 2182 21 Patrick Connors (p) Paper maker 1916 Roman Catholic No No All documents located under 0-303 on microfilm; I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel 25
FEAVER, William Owen 80 Bond Street, St. John's 3408 18 Samuel Feaver (p) Cable operator 1917 No No
MORGAN, Nath Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 5707 19 William Morgan (p) School teacher 1918 No No
SLANEY, Arthur A. St. Lawrence, Burin District 1285 20 Elizabeth Slaney (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BANKS, Thomas Middle Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe District 5619 19 Alfred Banks (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WILLAR, Edgar 13 Spencer Street, St. John's 3984 18 Sidney Willar (p) Painter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MAYO, William John St. John's 1233 25 William Samuel Mayo Truckman 1915 Methodist No No
THISTLE, Howard Clarkes Head, Gander Bay, Fogo District 1661 20 Maurice Thistle (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROACH, George Topsail, Harbour Main District 4595 24 Patrick Roach (p) Blacksmith 1918 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Roche.
PIKE, Edward Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 1608 24 Dora Pike (s) Stoker 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BISHOP, George Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District 8280 37 John Bishop (p) Miner 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MILLEY, Hayward Little Bay, Twillingate District 4180 18 Absalom Milley (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
ROWBOTTOM, Herbert Quirpon, St. Barbe District 3803 22 James Rowbottom (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
KEOUGH, James Caplin Bay, Ferryland District 4770 24 James O'Connell (o) Trader 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OLDFORD, John Salvage Bay, Bonavista District 8222 39 Belinda Oldford (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DALTON, Philip Codroy, St. George District 5721 24 John Dalton (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CORCORAN, James St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 4361 23 Thomas Corcoran (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No