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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 ascending Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
FRY, Hezekiah Charleston, Bonavista District 4959 26 John Fry (p) Labourer 1918 Salvation Army No No
HODDER, Harold W. Spruce Street, St. John's 6280 23 William J. Hodder (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
BANNISTER, Joseph Port Rexton, Trinity District 4735 18 Hannah Bannister (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POPE, William James Stones Cove, Fortune District 6307 23 Albert Pope (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DALTON, William J. Little Catalina, Trinity District 5905 18 Eli Dalton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WHITE, John Burin North, Burin District 5105 29 Elizabeth White (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CROCKER, Odo Cowards Island, Bonavista District 5175 18 Richard Crocker (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ELLIOTT, John G. Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 4822 18 Mrs. George Elliott (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
COX, George Middle Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District 5715 27 George Cox (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
AUCOIN, Patrick Little River, Codroy, St. George District 5155 23 Patrick Aucoin (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service.
HARRIS, Alex Bristols Hope, Carbonear District 4690 18 James Harris (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BEST, William Fogo, Fogo District 5300 23 Elijah Best (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OSBOURNE, Eleazer Community: Blaketown, Trinity District 5738 21 James Osbourne (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Osborne
JOHNSON, John Belleoram, Fortune District - Iceland 6221 21 John Johnson (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VICKERS, John. Witless Bay, Ferryland District 5749 20 Martin Vickers (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
EVERSON, William Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5782 21 Solomon Everson (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TUCKER, John 16 Boncloddy Street, St. John's 6110 20 Ignatius Tucker (p) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PIERCEY, William New Perlican, Trinity District 5692 20 Joseph Piercey (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SELLARS, Albert Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4729 19 Thomas Sellars (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LOCKE, Joseph Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 5457 24 Lionel Locke (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WHELAN, William Long Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4668 20 William Whelan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HALEY, Bernard Allans Island, Lamaline, Burin District 5127 20 John Haley (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BATTEN, Robert Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 6234 20 John Batten (p) Carpenter 1918 Salvation Army No No
PARSONS, James Greenspond, Bonavista District 5466 22 Darius Parsons (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
COLERIDGE, Peter Trinity, Trinity District 5852 19 Deborah Coleridge (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARRETT, Victor Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 8476 20 Elisha Barrett (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KIELLY, Leo 17 Cuddihy Street, St. John's 6219 William Kielly (p) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 16
LACEY, Henry Exploits, Twillingate District 5420 20 George Lacey (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
WISEMAN, Goodwin Little Bay Island, Twillingate District 5456 20 Frederick Wiseman (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CAREW, Arthur Witless Bay, Ferryland District 6002 24 Thomas Carew (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MERCER, Ernest Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 4462 20 William Mercer (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PILGRIM, Richard St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District 4537 20 Annie Pilgrim (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 27, 1919
LUEDEE, Charles St. Andrews, St. George District 5603 21 Philip Luedee (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BURT, Arthur Gander Bay, Fogo District 5463 19 Ambrose Burt (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
PIKE, Frank P. Carbonear, Carbonear District 4480 26 Annie Pike (p) Manager, lumber 1918 Methodist No No
ORGAN, James 122 Military Road, St. John's 5108 18 Michael Organ (p) Accountant 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GAVON, Thomas Middle Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe district 5625 18 George Gavon 1918 No No File missing, Information from service ledger.
KITCHEN, Ernest Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4647 22 Edward Kitchen (p) Fireman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RODGERS, Simeon George Sibleys Cove, Trinity District 5328 19 Stephen Rodgers (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CHIPMAN, Norman Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 4983 18 Solomon Chipman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JACKSON, A.G. N/A 1918 No No Attached to Regiment from Honourable Artillery Company (H.A.C.); no service number or file; information from ledger.
FAREWELL, William Creston, Burin District 6041 20 John Farewell (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
QUIRK, Richard St. Lawrence, Burin District 6248 23 Martha Quirk (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DAWE, Harvey Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 4594 30 John Dawe (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEGGE, James Hearts Delight, Trinity District 5806 23 Edmund Legge (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COSH, Frederick Greens Harbour, Trinity District 4768 21 James Cosh (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LITTLEJOHN, Henry Traytown, Bonavista District 4789 18 Florence Littlejohn (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
HUMBY, John Musgravetown, Bonavista District 5001 22 William Humby (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEEGAN, Patrick St. John's 5597 18 Lawrence Keegan (p) Bank clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Thomas Boat Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 5591 22 John Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No