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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 Deathsort descending Commendations Notes
PENNEY, John Robert Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde District 2006 30 Jethro Penney (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
HUTCHINGS, Albert Whitbourne, Trinity District 8370 24 Ambrose Hutchings (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOLLETT, James Port au Bras, Burin District 1109 20 Jane Hollett Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Willis New Perlican, Trinity District 5376 20 George White (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TAVENOR, Thomas Upper Battery Road, St. John's 4439 19 Michael Tavenor (p) Baker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BOUCHER, Charles Mussel Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District 5932 20 George Boucher (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Boutcher, Boucher.
THORNE, Andrew New Harbour, Trinity District 4755 22 William Thorne (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENNEDY, Hughie 122 Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's 5943 19 George Kennedy (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PITTMAN, Arthur Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 3400 22 George Pittman (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
OAKLEY, Walter H. Port Blandford, Bonavista District 8095 24 Samuel R. Oakley (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
RABBITTS, William Arnold Hearts Content, Trinity District 4191 20 Malcolm Rabbitts (p) Telegraph operator 1917 Methodist No No
BLACKWOOD, Bertram Brookfield, Bonavista District 5145 19 Martin Blackwood (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SHEAVES, James A. Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3854 19 Annie Sheaves (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BABSTOCK, Joseph Salvage, Bonavista District 1847 26 Thomas Babstock (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
YOUNG, Francis Bank Head, St. George District 3960 19 R. Young (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CONSTABLE, Thomas St. John's 8435 19 Elizabeth Constable (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
BURTON, John Durrells Arm, Twillingate District 2947 23 Alfred Burton (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
LEE, Thomas Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 8206 22 Samuel Lee (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OTOOLE, Allan Caplin Bay, Ferryland District 3073 18 Mary O'Toole (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service
SOMERTON, Solomon Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 8161 27 Thomas Somerton (p) Donkey man 1917 CE No No
HALFYARD, William Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District 5332 21 Josiah Halfyard (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BOONE, Edgar Burnt Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 1674 18 Fred Boone (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
LEDREW, Bertram Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1837 18 Isaac LeDrew (p) Blacksmith 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, Brendon Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 4981 22 Rachael Murphy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GOULD, Thomas Bartlett's Harbour, St. Barbe District 8179 20 Eugene Gould (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MOYST, Edward 9 Temperance Street, St. John's 4654 29 Jane Moyst (nee Legge) (s) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MULLALY, James Pearce Avenue-Blackmarsh Road, St. John's 8292 27 Bridget Mullaly (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
BASTOW, William Augustus Pennywell Road, St. John's 676 21 Francis Bastow Farmer 1914 Presbyterian No No
GREEN, Leo 13 Coronation Street, St. John's 4879 18 Patrick Green (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Greene.
SELLARS, Fred Moore 62 Barters Hill, St. John's 0-232 - 814 20 Stephen Sellars (p) Minister 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1918. Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916-1919.
ANDERSON, John British Harbour, Trinity District 4604 32 Abram Anderson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCNEILL, Hector John 47 Merry Meeting Road, St. John's - Power Street, St. John's 0-1 - 0-190 - 31 25 Fanny McNeill (p) Electrician 1914 No No PDF Variant spelling of name - McNeil
ROWE, William Norris Arm, Twillingate District 5722 23 Edward Rowe (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LIDSTONE, Archibald Laurenceton, Twillingate District 3872 18 William Lidstone (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
STAPLETON, Stephen Marystown, Burin District 4166 21 Elizabeth Stapleton (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PEACH, Albert Foxtrap, Harbour Main District 5838 19 John Peach (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MASON, William Avondale, Harbour Main District 6190 22 Patrick Mason (p) Brakeman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PRINCE, Josiah Princeton, Bonavista District 3567 19 Robert S. Prince (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REID, Josiah Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 8308 18 Fisherman 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
BALL, William Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 2572 22 William Ball Sr. (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
COOMBS, Leinus Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 1472 25 Jane Coombs (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
IVANY, Lewis English Harbour, Trinity District 3262 22 James Ivany (p) Machinist 1916 Methodist No No
FEILD, Rex Otto 229 Southside Road, St. John's 1979 18 Miss Fraces Burridge (o) Draper 1915 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Field.
CARTER, William Newtown, Bonavista District 5157 21 Annie Sainsbury (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUTCHINGS, Mark Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 4885 18 Samuel Hutchings (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARDING, Samuel Greenspond, Bonavista District 2096 19 Nathaniel Harding (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PHILLIPS, George Gordon Rocky Lane, LeMarchant Road, St. John's 0-277 - 1364 21 Sarah Phillips (p) Office clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TREMBLETT, Stewart Bonavista, Bonavista District 5848 19 Henry Tremblett (p) Henry Tremblett (p) 1918 Methodist No No
SPOONER, Albert 26 Henry Street, St. John's 2227 18 Archibald Spooner (p) Teamster 1916 Methodist No No
REID, Stephen March 2 Spencer Street, St. John's 3370 19 John Reid (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No