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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 Death Commendationssort descending Notes
KEEPING, Arthur Rencontre, Fortune District 6264 22 William John Keeping (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOZEC, John Black Duck Brook, St. George District 5946 20 Eve (Yves) Bozec (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HOGAN, Nicholas Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 8434 19 Norah Boland (o) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
NORRIS, William Battery Road, St. John's 2860 , 2861 & 8046 18 Sarah Norris (m) Tailor-Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No See service number 8046 for attestation papers. Norris originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment. #2861 on attestation form; # 2860 in service ledger; microfilmed as #2860.
WYATT, Arthur Traytown, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 8130 42 William Wyatt (p) Lumberman and blacksmith 1917 Methodist Yes No Friday, April 4, 1919
HACKETT, David Manual St. John's 1097 22 Mrs. David Hackett (s) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CRANE, John Archibald 26 Bannerman Street, St. John's 2667 24 Archibald Crane (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MADDIGAN, Matthew Witless Bay, Ferryland District 6109 21 John Maddigan (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
YETMAN, Michael A. Upper Battery Road, St. John's 3359 37 Amelia Yetman (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
LEMESSURIER, H. [Hugh] 0-197 No No Civilian appointment as Honourary Lieutenant, administration of training camp, Pleasantville.
PILGRIM, Sidney St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 5618 18 Albert Pilgrim (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - personal signature is Sidney; most documents state Sydney
BAKER, Esau Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 3696 29 Sarah Baker (s) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
NEIL, Edward 39 George Street, St. John's 3161 19 Patrick Neil (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HOUNSELL, Thomas Pinchards Island, Bonavista District 4471 21 George Hounsell (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLUETT, Vincent Belleoram, Fortune District 0-97 Sarah Cluett (p) 1916 Yes No Monday, November 26, 1917 Attestation papers not included
CANDOW, William St. John's 1510 25 David Candow (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No
VIVIAN, Gordon Flat Islands, Bonavista District 5152 20 William Vivian (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GEORGE, Joshua Fosters Point, Random, Trinity District 2015 22 Noah George (p) Railroading 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
STICKLAND, Peter Shoal Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3778 20 William Strickland (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Strickland.
WARREN, Jacob Grey River, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6312 22 Mary Warren (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURT, Charles Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2647 23 Andrew Burt (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
WEIR, James Little Bay Island, Twillingate District 5499 22 Edmund Weir (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HISCOCK, Edward Pearcy Flat Islands, Bonavista District 2927 19 William Hiscock (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOORE, Victor R. Dildo, Trinity District 8357 18 Victor Moore (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUAREY, Arthur Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3841 40 R.T. Squarey (p) 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers not included. Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies July 1917.
EDGECOMBE, George Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District 5333 21 Walter Edgecombe (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
RICHARDS, Allan Feild Street, St. John's 5476 22 Susie Richards (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
FIFIELD, William Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 3974 19 Alfred Fifield (p) Presser 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HARE, Harvey Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 988 19 William and Susanna Hare (p) Telegraph operator 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, May 26, 1916
PIKE, Frederick Neil St. John's 1600 19 Noah Pike (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
WELLS, Parmenas Change Islands, Fogo District 5956 21 Eli Wells (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
ROTA, Louis John Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 3054 34 Lillian Rota (s) Musician 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
COLLIER, Archibald Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5057 18 Jeremiah Collier (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BENNETT, William Lewisporte, Twillingate District 4139 22 James Bennett (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
VATCHER, John British Harbour, Trinity District 5194 20 William Vatcher (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SEYMOUR, Frederick Cornwall, England, United Kingdom 0-135 - 797 24 Fernandrew Seymour (p) Draper 1914 No No John A. McGrath and Frederick Seymour share the same officer file, #0-135
SUTTON, Michael Catalina, Trinity District 3932 21 John Sutton (p) Brakeman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HANCOCK, John James Cove, Bonavista District 946 21 Amelia Rowbottom [Roebotham?] (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BUDGELL, Peter John Cottle Cove, Twillingate District 6292 19 Eber Budgell (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
PRETTY, Simeon Dildo, Trinity District 4964 21 Martha Pretty (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Claude Herring Neck, Twillingate District 6096 19 Philip White (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KNOX, Peter St. John's 1593 19 Helen Stevenson (o) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
GEAR, Walter Francis Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada 0-246 Henry Gear (p) Dental surgeon 1918 Methodist No No Enlisted with Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force and transferred to Royal Newfoundland Regiment from Canadian Army Dental Corps.
GULLIVER, Arthur 24 Tessier Place, St. John's 3162 19 Diana Noseworthy (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEARNING, George St. John's 764 19 James Learning (p) Labourer 1914 No No
MURPHY, John J. No information 0-274 1919 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
TOBIN, Michael Point La Haye, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4722 20 John Tobin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WILSON, Alfred M. Jubilee Cottage, Forest Road, St. John's 3755 25 Rev. James Wilson (p) Draper 1917 Methodist No No
EDDY, Isaac Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 4980 21 John Eddy (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ONEIL, Clarence Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 3064 42 Mrs. Clarennce O'Neil (s) Musician 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service