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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 Enlistmentsort descending Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
STARKS, Walter Pools Island, Bonavista District 5704 18 Stephen Starks (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOLLETT, John Port au Bras, Burin District 8259 18 Arthur Hollett (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger. Previously transcribed as Hallett.
COOPER, David South West Arm, Twillingate District 3883 18 Samuel Cooper (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
BISHOP, Caleb Golding Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 2524 18 Jacob Bishop (p) Book keeper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
GOSSE, William Topsail Road, St. John's 3548 18 Moses Gosse (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOORE, James E. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2189 18 William Moore (p) Papermaker 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, February 8, 1917
COLLIER, George Three Rock Cove, St. George District 4915 18 Thomas Collier (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BRAGG, Harold Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 3324 18 Matthew M. Bragg (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEARNING, Samuel John St. John's 1620 18 Absalom Joseph Learning (p) Cooper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, July 4, 1916
NICHOLS, Duncan Deer Lake, St. George District 2054 18 George Nichols (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
SAUNDERS, John Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5648 18 Joseph Saunders (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Sanders.
DAWE, George Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 1221 18 Sarah Dawe (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
MOREY, Sydney Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 4328 18 John Thomas Morey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
KENDALL, Edwin Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3115 18 George Kendall (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HATCHER, Reuben Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2105 18 Robert Hatcher (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, William New Bonaventure, Trinity District 4519 18 Edwin King (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CARNELL, John Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District 4627 18 George Carnell (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TRACEY, Michael St. John's 1780 18 William Tracey (p) Carpenter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MURCELL, Chesley Gordon Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 0-260 - 647 18 George Murcell (p) Sailor 1914 Methodist No No
MERCER, Augustus Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 5252 18 Isaac Mercer (p) Millwright 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RICE, George Wild Cove, St. Barbe District 4932 18 William Rice (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BUTT, Joseph H. Flat Island[Islands], Bonavista District 3802 18 John Butt (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BUCKLEY, Arthur Botwood, Twillingate District 2359 18 John Buckley (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No No
SMITH, Robert Templeton St. John's 366 18 Mrs. Robert C. Smith (p) 1914 No No
BLUNDON, Peter 127 Southside Road, St. John's 4479 18 Leo Blundon (p) Draper 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - signature is Blundon ; forms use Blunden.
LANDER, Norman Bonavista, Bonavista District 3783 18 Emily Tremblett (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
ODEA, Frederick St. John's 2172 18 John E. O'Dea (p) Engineer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HANDCOCK, Lewis Salvage, Bonavista District 3546 18 William Handcock (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Wednesday, July 10, 1918 POW Date: 1918 Variant spelling of name - Hancock
RUSSELL, Samson Southern Bay, Bonavista District 3524 18 Samuel Russell (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BENNETT, Raymond E. Monkstown Road, St. John's 3818 18 Hon. J.R. Benett (p) Accountant 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POWER, James Francis Freshwater Road, St. John's 2281 18 Mrs. Joseph Power (p) Clerk 1916 No No
CORNICK, Raymond Albert 30 William Street, St. John's 2825 18 Mrs. F.C. Cornick (p) Accountant 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DUDER, John 357 Water Street, St. John's 4029 18 Edward Duder (p) Seaman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discharged 1 Nov. 1917 - underaged
CARTER, Donald W. St. John's 2032 18 J. C. Carter (p) Office clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOUSE, Arthur Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 1946 18 Ida House (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENT, William Joseph Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District 2821 18 John Kent (p) Machinist 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HICKS, Alonzo Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 2357 18 William Hicks (p) Fireman 1916 No No
ANDREWS, Joseph St. John's 1119 18 Katherine Andrews (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BUGDEN, Baxter English Harbour, Trinity District 3459 18 Albert Bugden (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MARSH, Absalom Hillview, Trinity District 4785 18 Joseph Marsh (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Abraham
YETMAN, Alexander Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4416 18 William Yetman (p) Operator 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HANCOCK, Henry J. Kings Cove, Bonavista District 4004 18 Henry Hancock (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
YOUNG, Arthur James St. John's 823 18 James Young (p) Sail maker 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OAKLEY, William J.F. 172 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 3281 18 Arthur Oakley (p) Checker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BEECHAM, Joseph Bareneed, Port de Grave District 4629 18 Nathaniel Beecham (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUNT, Cater Fair Island, Bonavista District 3356 18 Alfred Hunt (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FRAMPTON, John Burin Bay, Burin District 4102 18 Thomas Frampton (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Saturday, November 23, 1918
GEORGE, Albert Brazils Field, St. John's 2796 18 Pleman George (p) Truckman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PAYNE, Thomas Victor 37 Monkstown Road, St. John's 1962 18 Janet Payne (o) Office clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARRETT, Angus Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 5976 18 John Barrett (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No