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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
HEALEY, Patrick Black Island, Twillingate District 4337 22 John Healey (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BARRETT, Ernest Bishops Cove, Harbour Grace District 4725 18 Bertram Barrett (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16
GILLIS, Roderick V. Highlands, St. George District 4235 30 Archibald Gillis (p) Farmer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, Robert Willis Little Bay Island, Twillingate District 4039 21 Annie Parsons (p) Blacksmith 1917 Methodist No No
WATKINS, William Henry Botwood, Twillingate District 1654 19 Ephraim Watkins (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
BUTLER, Harry St. John's 1897 19 Stephen Butler (p) Shipwright 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
DAWE, George Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 1221 18 Sarah Dawe (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
AYERS, John Thomas Point Crewe, Lamaline, Burin District 3659 21 John Ayers (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican)F No No
HUMPHRIES, Ernest Newtown, Bonavista District 2479 19 Peter Humphries (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SOPER, Morley Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1259 26 Elizabeth Soper (p) Station agent 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, December 29, 1915
LLOYD, Robert Little Brook, Groswater Bay, Labrador 3955 19 James Lloyd (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ONEILL, Leo Southside, St. John's 4062 18 Patrick O'Neill (p) Teamster 1917 No No
KEEPING, James Giles Lally Cove, Fortune District 2917 28 Elizabeth Keeping (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
MILLER, John 36 Mullock Street, St. John's 2841 30 Charles Miller (p) Draper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917
HOWARD, Alexander 23 Princes Street, St. John's 8035 31 Janet Howard (s) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOW, Hardy Frederick Twillingate, Twillingate District 322 20 William Snow (p) Student 1914 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
YOUNG, John Bank Head, St. George District 8369 37 Mary Young (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
DOVE, Elias Chance Harbour, Twillingate District 4174 19 John Dove (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
RIDEOUT, Michael St. John's 1756 20 Mrs. Morris Griffin (o) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
LANE, Leander Deer Island, Bonavista District 5381 20 Samuel Lane (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MERCER, George H. Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 4553 18 Henry Mercer (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FORSEY, Frederick Fortune, Burin District 4005 18 Philip Forsey (p) Sailor 1917 Methodist No No
ALLEY, John Robinsons, St. George District 3815 20 Joseph Alley (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Ally.
LANGDON, John Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 8231 51 Edith Langdon (s) Lumberman 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
HOWELL, Moses 51 Wickford Street, St. John's 462 20 John Howell (p) Miner 1914 Methodist No No
COADY, Martin Marystown, Burin District 6046 24 Teresa Coady (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LUFF, Harry Exploits, Twillingate District 3742 20 William John Luff (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, October 5, 1918
DUNPHY, John Joseph 39 Flower Hill, St. John's 1480 19 Michael Dunphy (p) Steward 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GUY, Frederick Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1322 35 Mrs. Guy (s) Blacksmith 1915 Methodist No No
BURT, George Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3833 21 William Burt (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CAINES, Jacob Pushthrough, Fortune District 6271 19 Mary Jane Caines (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WELLMAN, Thomas Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 4051 20 Elias Wellman (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
HUNT, Darius 9 John Street, St. John's 2580 21 Thomas Hunt (p) Clerk 1916 Salvation Army No No
GOSSE, William Topsail Road, St. John's 6184 19 Moses Gosse (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUIBB, Josiah Carbonear, Carbonear District 243 19 Charles Squibb (p) Miner 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 19, 1915
CAREW, Daniel 84 Pleasant Street, St. John's 4377 19 Mrs. H.V. Symonds (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BISHOP, John Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 5402 20 Richard Bishop (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
WADE, John Salmonier, Placentia-St. Mary's District 6253 22 John Wade (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MILES, Augustus Bonavista, Bonavista District 4856 29 Susan Miles (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 1, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included
LEGROW, Willis K. Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 4968 22 Eli LeGrow (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PIKE, George Edward St. John's 898 31 Nathaniel Pike (p) Salesman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GOODYEAR, Uriah Cat Harbour [Lumsden], Fogo District 6146 24 Uriah Goodyear (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ROWSELL, Edward Clayton 49 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 571 23 Uriah Rowsell (p) Chauffeur 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
COLLIER, Lawrence St. Albans, Fortune District 6229 20 Richard Collier (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Contains information about #6230 Samuel Cox, #6220 Charles Collier, #6233 William Collier, #6232 P. Collier, being from families infected with tuberculosis.
VATERS, John H. Victoria, Carbonear District 2047 18 Joseph Vaters (p) School teacher 1915 Methodist No No See Service # 968 for misfiled documents (p.21-22). Includes misfiled documents (p.47-51) for Edward Pye # 968.
GEORGE, Ambrose Britannia Cove, Trinity District 3412 19 Robert George (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, August 6, 1917
MCISAAC, Joseph Grand River, St. George District 5355 21 John McIsaac (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LEDREW, William Botwood, Twillingate District 1936 20 William LeDrew Sr. (p) Fireman 1915 Methodist No No
BUFFETT, William Belleoram, Fortune District 6137 24 Jeremiah Buffett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BENNETT, Arthur Greens Harbour, Trinity District 5227 25 Hannah Bennett (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No