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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 Religionsort descending Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
CLARKE, George Dunville [Dunfield], Trinity Bay, Placentia - St. Marys District 3643 18 Charles Clarke (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, George New Bonaventure, Trinity District 6262 20 Harriett King (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOSSE, William Topsail Road, St. John's 6184 19 Moses Gosse (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REES, Fred S. Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District 2626 24 William Rees (p) Machinist 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1355X.
MAJOR, John Thomas Harrys Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3493 19 George Major (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, June 7, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included.
DYKE, Isaac S. Southern Bay, Bonavista District 2399 19 Samuel Dyke (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COOK, Henry William Outer Cove Road, St. John's 483 19 Mr. Cook (p) Farmer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
BUFFETT, William Belleoram, Fortune District 6137 24 Jeremiah Buffett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOUSE, Ronald Herbert Catalina, Trinity District 1172 22 Anna House (p) Sailor 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Contains documents related to Private John Francis Power, service #1710.
LILLY, Paul U. Exploits, Twillingate District 1323 25 Mary Lilly (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Ulysis as second name: information from family member
PENNY, Stephen English Harbour, Trinity District 1089 19 Elizabeth Penney Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COVEDUCK, William J. 83 Pleasant Street, St. John's 8483 34 Lewisa Coveduck (s) Labourer and shoemaker 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Coveyduck
CRANFORD, Moses New Harbour, Trinity District 1579 23 Eliza (Cranford) Pitcher (p) Constable 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CAINES, John Woody Point, St. Barbe District 8177 28 Georgiana Belle Caines (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MORGAN, Abraham North River, Port de Grave District 5907 21 James Morgan (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CAINES, Garfield Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3789 19 Michael Caines (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LERICHE, John Lakes Brook, Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2468 18 Frank LeRiche (p) Teamster 1916 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
PAYNE, Frank Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5801 23 Thomas Payne (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JEANS, Stanley Change Islands, Fogo District 8272 43 Julia Jeans (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURRELL, Arthur Thomas St. John's 1002 35 Marion Murrell (s) Baker 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEWIS, William Gardner St. John's 1213 22 Richard Gardner Lewis (p) Railroad man 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GILLINGHAM, Isaac Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District 8170 22 Hannah Hynes (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
QUINTON, Joseph Ingram Princeton, Bonavista District 3019 22 Joliffe Quinton (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TAYLOR, Herbert 69 McFarlane Street, St. John's 7 19 Anthony Taylor (p) Printer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OKE, Edward Langdon Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2303 22 William A. Oke (p) Bank clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MORRIS, Willis H. Robinsons, St. George District 4265 18 Joseph Morris (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ABBOTT, Edward Boswarlos, St. George District 6297 22 William Abbott (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STICKLAND, Alfred Lamaline, Burin District 4805 22 George Stickland (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Strickland
HUNT, Stephen Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5010 19 Martha Hunt (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GALLOP, Dyson Curling , George District 2072 19 Joshusa Gallop (p) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEARLEY, Eber Blaketown, Trinity District 1450 20 Charles Kearley (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MCKENZIE, William Cartwright, Labrador 3227 22 Jane McKenzie (p) Teamster 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
FORD, Bert Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4835 21 Mrs. Alfred Ford (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RANDELL, Frank Port Rexton, Trinity District 3775 18 Clara (Henry) Randell (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MILLER, Samuel Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 5218 20 James Somerton (o) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SOMERTON, Charles Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 3867 21 Mrs. Somerton (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHAYTOR, Herbert Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 4454 18 Fred Chaytor (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GULLIVER, George McFarlane St. John's 937 23 John Gulliver (p) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name: McFarlane
TILLEY, William Joseph Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1224 22 William Tilley (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917. Discrepancy in name: William Joseph on Regiment attestation; William John in service ledger.
ANSTEY, Alfred Back Harbour, Twillingate District 3182 22 James Anstey (p) Sail making 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
YOUNG, Benjamin Codroy, St. George District 2106 19 Deborah Young (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTLER, Ernest Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA 2150 21 Mary Butler (p) Ship steward 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 Includes photograph of wife, Ellen Mary Butler of Colchester.
CROSS, Samuel Gambo, Bonavista District 2604 19 Henry Cross (p) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LIDSTONE, Walter John Topsail Road, St. John's 8215 19 William Lidstone (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FORTUNE, William Crabbes, St. George District 4297 18 Isaac Fortune (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SIMMS, Charlie Fogo, Fogo District 5299 21 Frederick Simms (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VAVASOUR, Charles Joseph St. John's 873 22 Hugh Vavasour (p) Salesman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LANE, Job Jack Lanes Bay, Labrador 1915 21 George Lane (p) Hunter 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOUSE, Herbert A. Twillingate, Twillingate District 3488 20 William House (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No