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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
PENNEY, William H. Carbonear, Carbonear District 941 19 Mrs. Israel Penney (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Discrepancy in name: Signature is Penney; CWGC is Penny.; Mother's name is given as Elizabeth in service file and as Susannah in CWGC website.
MACDONNEL, John Patrick St. George's, St. George District 582 21 Richard MacDonnel (p) Time keeper 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, October 29, 1915 Discrepancy in spelling of name: signature is MacDonnel; previously transcribed as McDonnell/MacDonnell
ROBERTS, Frank Wild Bight, Twillingate District 2522 18 Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Thursday, March 14, 1918
LEONARD, James British Harbour, Trinity District 2865 25 Thomas Leonard (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
GREELEY, Matthew Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 1574 22 Sarah Greeley (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HEALE, Robert William St. John's 843 20 William Heale Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, July 3, 1916 Photographs of grave-site included
MILLER, Benjamin 27 Young Street, St. John's 300 19 Deborah Nash (p) Moulder 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
MARTIN, Richard B. Bulls Cove, Burin District 2936 18 Bessie Williams (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, April 4, 1917
MAHER, James Joseph St. John's 951 20 Mrs. William Maher (p) Tailor 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73
LEGGE, Joseph Hearts Delight, Trinity District 1997 22 Jessie Crocker (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, October 15, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included
TULK, Ralph Ladle Cove, Fogo District 4207 18 Gabriel Tulk (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918 See # 4007 for misfiled document
TAYLOR, Selby 10 Pleasant Street, St. John's 8460 25 Maud Taylor (s) 1917 Yes No Saturday, March 9, 1918 File missing. Information from service ledger.
FRENCH, John Joseph 2 Patrick Street, St. John's 63 25 Benjamin French (p) Boiler maker 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
YETMAN, James Battery Road, St. John's 2634 22 Andrew Yetman (p) Seaman 1916 Yes No Monday, May 24, 1920
STEVENSON, Alfred St. John's 1622 William Joseph Stevenson (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, July 8, 1917
MARKS, Chesley Long Cove Point, Burin District 1950 18 Charles Marks (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, July 31, 1918
BUTLER, George Wellington, Bonavista District 3494 22 Fanny Elizabeth Butler (s) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, October 5, 1918
KING, Arthur Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 2764 29 Silas King (p) Mechanic 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
WYATT, Arthur Traytown, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 8130 42 William Wyatt (p) Lumberman and blacksmith 1917 Methodist Yes No Friday, April 4, 1919
CRANE, John C. Tilton, Harbour Grace District 4074 18 John Crane (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918
CLUETT, Vincent Belleoram, Fortune District 0-97 Sarah Cluett (p) 1916 Yes No Monday, November 26, 1917 Attestation papers not included
WAGG, Albert F. Stepaside, Burin District 3270 18 Alma Wagg (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
KANE (KEANE), Walter Arthur St. John's 803 22 Alice Keane (o) Motor mechanic 1914 Presbyterian Yes No Monday, October 16, 1916 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Keane, Kean, Kane
OREILLY, William Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2118 21 Maggie O'Rielly (of William) (p) Paper maker 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917 Contains letter from Daniel Bird, service #2117
HYNES, James Joseph St. John's 1095 19 Margaret Hynes (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, November 18, 1915
EMBERLY, George English Harbour East, Fortune District 2994 22 Patrick Emberly (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, October 8, 1917
PYE, Edward Victoria, Carbonear District 968 18 Mrs. Moses Vaters (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917 See Regt. # 2047 for five misfiled documents File contains two misfiled documents for John H. Vaters # 2047 (p.21-22)
MCCARTHY, Charles Riverhead, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5741 21 Justin McCarthy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 8, 1918
HARNETT, William Campbellton, Twillingate District 3922 23 Jane Harnett (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 3, 1918
REID, Charles Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 4280 19 Edward Reid (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
DONOHUE, William Joseph Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District 2992 18 John Donohue (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, May 18, 1918
SHORTALL, Richard Aloysius Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 0-78 - 395 23 Richard and Catherine Shortall (p) 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Includes document for Owen William Steele, 0-89 - 326 and Leo M. Shortall, 1940.
BOOTH, John Peterhead, Scotland, United Kingdom 2405 25 James Booth (p) Cooper 1916 Presbyterian Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
PAUL, Stephen J. Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 2331 21 Laurence Paul (p) Lumberman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, March 20, 1917
RIDOUT, Thomas Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2455 19 Isaac Ridout (p) Plumber 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Variant spelling of name - Rideout
VOKEY, Herbert John Little Harbour, Twillingate District 2614 19 Emily and Philip H. Vokey (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
ROMAINE, Harold Port au Port, St. George District 2169 23 Mrs. John Romaine (p) Papermaker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
COLLINS, James Jerseyside, Placentia-St. Marys District 567 19 John R. Collins (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
WHITE, Frederick Durrells Arm, Twillingate District 1481 22 Edward (of David) White Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
KELLY, Daniel Gambo, Bonavista District 2297 21 Agnes M. Kelly (p) Lumberman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 21, 1916
PHELAN, James 77 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 2420 18 James Phelan (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
BARROW, Daniel Greenspond, Bonavista District 2154 24 Mrs. Job Barrow (p) Barkerman 1916 Methodist Yes No Friday, September 15, 1916
SELLARS, Richard Stephen Western Bay South, Bay de Verde District 1728 19 Mrs. Jeremiah (Sellars) Dalton (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 16, 1916 Listed as R. Alexander in CWGC.
FRAMPTON, Harry Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2198 19 Mrs. George Frampton (p) Wood barker 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
LANNIGAN, James Joseph St. John's 1124 19 Minnie Lannigan (p) Engineer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Death certificate and some other correspondence in French
PENNEY, Robert 36 Hutching Street, St. John's 559 23 Edward Penney (p) Blacksmith 1914 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, March 20, 1918 Variant spelling of name - Penny
ROSE, George Great Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3533 21 William Rose (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 10, 1917
TAYLOR, Herbert St. John's 1018 19 Margaret Taylor (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BUTLER, Robert Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 1282 21 Emily Butler (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, October 11, 1916
RALPH, Cecil Flat Islands, Bonavista District 5201 18 George Ralph (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, June 10, 1918