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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 Enlistmentsort ascending Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
ANTHONY, Joseph 31 Wellington St., Newton-on-Ayr, Scotland 8009 24 Jennett Anthony (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
ANDREWS, Duncan Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5073 24 Elizabeth Howell (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BAKER, Arthur Smith Sound, Trinity District 3654 24 James Baker (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROCKLEHURST, George Augustus St. John's 848 24 Charles F. Brocklehurst (p) Letter carrier 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
WAY, Joseph Harold G. Bonavista, Bonavista District 3851 24 Arthur Way (p) Clergyman 1917 Methodist No No
BUTLER, John Joseph Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 1434 24 William Hall (o) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CHAFE, Samuel Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 5293 24 Daniel Chafe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, Sidney Turks Bight, Notre Dame Bay 2082 24 Samuel Parsons (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Sydney; signature is Sidney.
PARDY, George Richard Little Harbour 1688 24 Giles Pardy (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, November 30, 1917
SHAEEN, Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District - Beirut, Syria (now Lebanon) 712 24 Angela Shaeen (s) Merchant 1914 No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Sheen, Sheehan.
TOBIN, Thomas Main River, St. George District 6034 24 William Tobin (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
EDENS, Leonard A. 39 Queens Road, St. John's 0-53 - 2547 24 T.J. Edens (p) Student 1916 Yes No Monday, March 18, 1918 Had been investigated as a possible POW. Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916-1918.
SCAMMELL, John Change Islands, Fogo District 5686 24 Arthur Scammell (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BLACKHALL, John Sheill Peterhead, Scotland, United Kingdom 1738 24 William Blackhall (p) Fur buyer 1915 Presbyterian No Yes POW Date: 1917 Variant spelling of name - Shiell
MEW, Sydney Frank Shirley, Southampton, England, United Kingdom 0-259 - 1939 24 Charles Mew (p) Book binder 1916 Methodist No No
PUMPHREY, John Louis Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1237 24 Mrs. Pumphrey (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
RODWAY, George W. Mussels Harbour Arm, Placentia-St.Marys District 5930 24 Alfred Rodway (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARDY, Reuben Port Blandford, Bonavista District 5168 24 Richard Pardy (p) Section man 1918 Methodist No No
PECKHAM, Harry Reginald Haynes St. John's 909 24 George Peckham (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
AYLWARD, Richard Fermeuse, Ferryland District 6316 24 Annie Aylward (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WARREN, Alphaeus Open Hall, Bonavista District 6113 24 William Warren (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name - signature is Alphaeus; documents completed as Alpheus
FELIX, Joseph Felix Cove, St. George District 4372 24 Hamiel Felix (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KEOUGH, James Caplin Bay, Ferryland District 4770 24 James O'Connell (o) Trader 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STICKLAND, William LaPoile, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6071 24 William Stickland (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Strickland
RYAN, Dominic Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 6212 24 John Ryan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BARROW, Daniel Greenspond, Bonavista District 2154 24 Mrs. Job Barrow (p) Barkerman 1916 Methodist Yes No Friday, September 15, 1916
WEBBER, Arthur Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 236 24 George C. Webber (p) Seaman 1914 Methodist No No PDF
WATKINS, Leander G. Botwood, Twillingate District 6304 24 Ephraim Watkins (p) Cook 1918 Methodist No No
MILLER, Bernard Red Head Cove, Bay de Verde District 5855 24 Alexander Miller (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BUCKLEY, James Botwood, Twillingate District 4274 24 John Buckley (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918
MARTIN, Joseph Burin North, Burin District 1791 24 George Martin (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
DAY, Thomas Gander Bay, Fogo District 4216 24 Elizabeth Harbin (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
TAYLOR, Frank Water Street East, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1261 24 Emily Taylor (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
PILLEY, William J. Phillips Head, Twillingate District 1937 24 Edmund Pilley (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
JEDDORE, Joseph James Conne River, Fortune District 6327 24 Noah Jeddore (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, Edward Twillingate, Twillingate District 486 24 John White (p) Carpenter 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
TOBIN, Thomas 118 Water Street. St. John's 3245 24 Norah Tobin (o) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HAYWARD, John Baileys Cove, Bonavista District 627 24 Mrs. John Hayward (p) Fisherman 1914 Salvation Army No No
GOIGLAS, George 61 George Street, St. John's 3615 24 Anthony Goiglas (o) Fireman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancies in spelling of name: Goigalis, Geiglas, Geigalis, Goglas.
OLEARY, Francis M. 41 York Street, St. John's 4475 24 Francis O'Leary (p) Salesman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ELLIOTT, George Happy Adventure, Bonavista District 2737 24 Alex Elliott (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, December 2, 1917
WHITE, Gordon Little Bay Island, Twillingate District 4109 24 James White (p) Carpenter 1917 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 15, 1918
MCCARTHY, John Francis Goulds, Bay Bulls Road, St. John's West District 1401 24 Helen McCarthy (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
YOUNG, Hedley Carbonear, Carbonear District 244 24 1914 No No Attestation papers not included; medical form only. No information in service ledger.
COOPER, Joseph Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District 6272 24 Josiah Cooper (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MEALEY (MALEY), Dennis Francis St. John's 1216 24 Fannie Mealey (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, December 6, 1919 Date of Death: 6 December 1919 from CWGC Discrepancy in spelling of name - documents completed as Mealey; signature is Maley
COOPER, George Normans Cove, Trinity District 3773 24 J.G. Piercey (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
NORRIS, Michael Three Arms, Twillingate District 5904 24 Edward Norris (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HALFYARD, John Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3801 24 Laura (Silas) Halfyard (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Saturday, October 12, 1918
KAVANAGH, John James Fox Cove, Burin District 2953 24 John Kavanagh (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 Previously transcribed as Kavanaugh