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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 ascending PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
MCKENZIE, William Cartwright, Labrador 3227 22 Jane McKenzie (p) Teamster 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
BUGDEN, John Stanley Epworth, Burin District 2815 18 Henry Bugden (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
BREEN, John 18 Nunnery Hill, St. John's 67 20 18 Nunnery Hill, St. John's Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.
PEYTON, Stephen Barr'd Island, Fogo District 2514 18 Delia Peyton (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, April 24, 1917
ONEIL, Patrick Fermeuse, Ferryland District 2263 35 Mrs. Stephen Brophy (o) Fisherman 1916 Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 PDF
KEATING, Patrick Torbay, St. John's East District 3329 19 Thomas Keating (p) Banker 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
BOUTCHER, John W. Mussel Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District 5940 24 Reuben Boutcher (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 12, 1918 Discrepancy in spelling of name - Boutcher, Butcher, Boucher: brothers William, John and Alexander each have varied spellings in file ; Died at sea enroute to UK.
SEWARD, Edward Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 1908 19 Thomas Seward (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, August 12, 1916
CRANFORD, James 3 Gilbert Street, St. John's 2221 26 William Cranford (p) Printer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Previously transcribed as Crawford; Listed as Cranford in CWGC; Variant spelling of name: Craniford.
HEARN, Augustine St. John's 1024 19 Sarah Hearn (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
QUINTON, Augustus Red Cliff, Bonavista District 2195 19 William Quinton (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, November 19, 1916
BROWN, George Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District 5931 19 Hannah Mariah Brown (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, November 2, 1918 Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Albert George Brown.
TILLY, Lawrence Clarenville, Trinity District 1404 18 Annie Tilly Farmer 1915 Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 Discrepancy in name: Tilley
WILLIAMS, Robert John 50 Cabot St., St. John's 1115 19 Emma Williams Cooper apprentice 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WATERFIELD, Joseph R. St. John's 789 19 Annie Waterfield (s) Tailor 1914 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 PDF
LUSCOMBE, Herbert 9 British Square, St. John's 1978 20 Andrew Luscombe (p) Draper 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
HAMLIN, Stewart Crow Head, Twillingate District 5609 20 Daniel Hamlin (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, June 19, 1918 recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Daniel Stewart Hamlin
RICKETTS, George Middle Arm, Seal Cove, St. Barbe District 1703 18 John Ricketts (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
ROBERTS, Thomas Epworth, Burin District 3875 18 Thomas Roberts (p Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918
TAYLOR, Alfred Penney St. John's 897 19 Mr. and Mrs. Taylor (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ROWSELL, Jack [H. John R.] Canterbury, England, United Kingdom - Bonavista, Bonavista District 0-221 - 619 19 Lydia C. Rowsell (p) Theology student 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 8, 1916
HYNES, Aloysius Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 1715 23 Vincent Hynes (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Thursday, April 19, 1917
BROWN, Louis Salvage, Bonavista District 2044 18 Henry Brown (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
SHARP, Charles Hearts Delight, Trinity District 2417 20 George Sharp (p) Railroad work 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, August 17, 1917 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Sharpe.
MARTIN, Eric Shannon 274 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 616 22 Alfred Martin (p) Engineer 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SIMMS, Frank Fred Hayward Burin, Burin District 2959 18 Frederick Simms (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Monday, December 3, 1917 POW Date: 1917
SCANLON, David 35 Barters Hill, St. John's 2088 18 Daniel Scanlon (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, March 3, 1917
HALFYARD, Wallace Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3793 18 William Halfyard (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 22, 1918
GARDNER, Theophilus British Harbour, Trinity District 1580 20 Eugenie Gardner (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, July 11, 1916
CROCKER, Job Hearts Delight, Trinity District 2418 18 John Crocker (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
ABBOTT, Fred Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 3483 20 Walter Abbott (p) School teacher 1917 Methodist Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
MAY, John Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 4047 18 Frederick May (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Friday, October 18, 1918
NEVILLE, Gregory Joseph Topsail, Harbour Main District 1343 18 Lucy Neville (p) Electric engine driver 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, July 3, 1918
MEEHAN, Bernard St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 1760 19 Liza (Meehan) Martin (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 Previously noted as POW; missing 19 Oct. 1916; presumed dead 9 May 1917
BURKE, Frank Mary 126 Military Road, St. John's 0-120 - 1553 26 Alice Burke (p) Telegraph operator 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918 Partial attestation papers included. See also service #2285, William McHenry, for related documents.
CROUCHER, Nathaniel Long Island, Twillingate District 1495 19 Elias Croucher (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
DICKS, Benjamin Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2828 19 William Wicks (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
THORNE, Joseph Grand Bank, Burin District 3149 18 Joseph Thorne (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 23, 1917 Died 19 December, 1917. Meningitis.
ROWSELL, Edward Clayton 49 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 571 23 Uriah Rowsell (p) Chauffeur 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MOORE, Thomas Grand River, St. George District 1527 21 Elizabeth Moore (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 15, 1918
DENTY, Herbert Traytown, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 2598 21 Simeon Denty (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BAKER, Esau Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 3696 29 Sarah Baker (s) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
CLARE, Lawrence Edward 332 Water Street, St. John's 343 21 John Clare (p) Painter 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
ROBERTS, Albert Bay du Nord, Fortune Bay, Fortune District 1203 21 Elizabeth Roberts (p) Fisherman 1915 Congregationalist Yes No Thursday, November 1, 1917
KING, Aaron New Bonaventure, Trinity District 2646 19 Mrs. Noah King (p) School master 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
JEANS, John Allan Catalina, Trinity District 424 28 William T. Jeans (p) Brakesman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
TOUMISHEY, George St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 3981 19 Charlotte Toumishey (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 3, 1918
MURPHY, William John Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 975 23 Johanna Murphy (o) Labourer 1915 Yes No Saturday, October 9, 1915
SQUIRES, Frederick 58 New Gower Street, St. John's 3584 18 John Squires (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist Yes No Saturday, October 5, 1918
PARSONS, Bertram C. Flat Island, Burin District 1840 22 Sarah Parsons (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916