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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 Fatalitysort descending PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
GILLESPIE, Patrick Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 2584 19 Mrs. John Gillespie (p) Lumberman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HANN, Jacob Botwood, Twillingate District 90 25 John Hann (p) Lumberman 1914 No No
BUTCHER, Ernest 5 Howe Place, St. John's 430 33 Julia Butcher (s) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
LEONARD, Patrick Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 8431 54 Michael Leonard (o) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
NOFTALL, Chesley Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 1032 19 Reuben Noftall Labourer 1915 No Yes POW Date: 1917 Chesley seemed to have enlisted under the name of Moftall; however, he listed his next of kin as Noftall. All the official paperwork was generated under the name Moftall. This may have been a spelling error by the enlisting officer, a possible name change by the soldier, etc.
BARNES, John Thomas St. John's 1184 31 Alice M. Jackman Barnes (s) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, Joseph Biscay Bay, Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4680 20 James White (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STRUGNELL, Frank Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 5093 22 William Strugnell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GEORGE, William Bell Island, St.John's East District 720 20 Alfred George (p) Engine Driver 1914 No No
KEEGAN, Kevin J. St. John's 0-13 - 766 20 Dr. L.E. Keegan (p) No Information 1914 Unknown No No PDF
HICKS, Sidney Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 4839 20 James Hicks (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CHURCHILL, Ernest St. Clair Forest Road, St. John's 0-108 - 281 26 William Churchill (p) Engineer 1914 No No
RYAN, Michael Caplin Bay, Ferryland District 3468 20 Michael Ryan Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
Badcock, Herbert Ernest 396 Southside Road, St. John's 2855 19 Henry Badcock (p) Carman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JANES, Frazer Wilson Western Arm, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3043 18 Robert Janes Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GRACE, James Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4291 22 John Grace (p) Paper maker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COUGHLAN, Wilfred L. 63 Prescott Street, St. John's n/a 15 Student 1917 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)
SHEPPARD, Robert 22 York Street, St. John's 473 19 Mrs. Sheppard (p) Sailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MERCER, Alex Port Albert, Twillingate District 5383 21 William Mercer (p) Fisherman 1918 No No
MARSH, Absalom Hillview, Trinity District 4785 18 Joseph Marsh (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Abraham
FOWLER, John W. Renews, Ferryland District 4229 29 James Fowler (p) Railroad 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ROWE, Henry Trinity, Trinity District 3641 19 Edward George Rowe (p) Steward 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VAVASOUR, N. Albert 72 Pleasant Street, St. John's 4543 28 Hugh Vavasour (p) Draper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STREET, Augustus Spillars Cove, Trinity District 4812 20 Alfred Street (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FITZGERALD, Sylvester St. John's 1555 24 Elizabeth Fitzgerald (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BURKE, Robert Victoria Village, Carbonear District 6112 22 William Burke (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
MOREY, Sydney Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 4328 18 John Thomas Morey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ANDERSON, Samuel 15 Tessiers Place, St. John's 6321 21 Mary Ann Anderson (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
RYAN, John Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 8178 25 James Ryan (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HATCHER, Reuben Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2105 18 Robert Hatcher (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STICKLAND, William Bay de East, Burgeo-La Poile District 4986 19 Nehemiah Stickland (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Strickland.
EVELLEY, William Trinity East, Trinity District 4523 18 James Evelley (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAMMOND, Thomas 93 Gower Street, St. John's 360 23 Thomas Hammond (p) Dry goods clerk 1921 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
MURPHY, James 54 Carters Hill, St. John's 5773 21 William Murphy (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FOOTE, Anthony Red Island, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6318 21 Robert Foote (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No several documents completed as Ivan Foote; recruit's full name is Anthony Ivan Foote.
PIERCEY, Jacob Normans Cove, Trinity District 5059 20 Simeon Piercey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LEWIS, David 37 Southside Road, St. John's 96 22 Robert Lewis (p) Longshoreman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REID, Arthur Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5668 20 Elizabeth Reid (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TESSIER, William James Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 2504 22 Mrs. Charles Tessier (p) Surveyor 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CROWELL, Parker Glenwood, Twillingate District 5524 19 William Crowell (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
HANCOCK, Henry J. Kings Cove, Bonavista District 4004 18 Henry Hancock (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HODGE, Thomas Fogo, Fogo District 2265 24 John W. Hodge (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
WHITE, Agneigh Joseph St. John's 1241 20 Richard Joseph White (p) Baker 1915 Roman Catholic No No
KING, William New Bonaventure, Trinity District 4519 18 Edwin King (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STONE, Henry Thomas Snooks Brook, Trinity District 2638 21 Mrs. Robert Stone (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GARRETT, Henry Thomas Port Blandford, Bonavista District 2875 20 Joseph Garrett (p) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEAN, S.G. No information 0-240 No information No information 1916 No No Granted temporary commission to the Regiment for transport to Great Britain to take up service with the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). Served as Medical Officer for Repatriation Draft, March 1919. File included documents for W.E. Procunier, # 0-235.
CHAYTOR, John Topsail, Harbour Main District 4694 21 John Chaytor (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOORES, Edward Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2216 19 Thomas Moores (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
EDDY, Arthur Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 5947 20 Charles W. Eddy (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No