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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 Occupationsort ascending Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
DAWE, Frederick Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 3334 25 Ambrose Dawe (p) Miner 1916 Church of England (Anglican Yes No Tuesday, July 10, 1917 See # 3011 Frank Dawe for misfiled documents
PENNEY, Arthur Bell Island, St. John's East District 4425 18 Samuel Penney (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
BURN [BYRNE], Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 257 20 James Byrne (p) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic No No
REES, Maxwell Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District 4332 19 Reuben Rees (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHUCK, Charles Petrograde, Russia 2496 23 John Chuck (p) Miner 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, January 16, 1919
CORBIN, Archibald Corner Brook, St. George District 1507 19 Maggie Corbin (p) Miner 1915 Methodist No No
POWER, Patrick Avondale, Harbour Main District 5106 23 John Power (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MEADEN, Edward A. Cow Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada 4624 20 Simon Meaden (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FITZGERALD, John Tilton, Harbour Grace District 5267 20 Jeremiah Fitzgerald (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RIDEOUT, George Bell Island, St. John's East District 3617 19 James Rideout (p) Miner 1917 Methodist No No
GREELEY, Thomas Tilton, Harbour Grace District 4798 22 Edward Greeley (p) Miner 1918 No No
CHUCK, George Petrograde, Russia 2497 22 Miner 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
GOSSE, John Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 5091 22 James Gosse (p) Miner 1918 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
ANTHONY, John Robert Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 2207 26 Sadie Anthony (s) and Caleb Anthony (p) Miner 1916 No No Discrepancy in wife's name, listed as Daisy on attestation papers
LUFFMAN, Norman Bell Island, St. John's East District 2235 21 Henry Luffman (p) Miner 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HARVEY, Leslie Boswarlos, Port au Port, St. George District 1497 24 Jemima Harvey (p) Miner 1915 Methodist No No
CARROLL, Thomas Bell Island, St. John's East District 274 37 Elizabeth Carroll (s) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BUTLER, Charles Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 4421 20 Elizabeth Hynes (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DEVEREAUX, Joseph John Leo Avondale, Harbour Main District 1223 19 Katherine Devereaux (o) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SAUNDERS, John Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5648 18 Joseph Saunders (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Sanders.
WELLS, David Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5653 18 Simon Wells (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
MUGFORD, Harvey Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 6333 18 Emily Mugford (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
MAY, Ernest Bell Island, St. John's East District 1206 19 Jessie May (p) Miner 1915 Methodist No No
MITCHELL, Laurence Beaver Cove, Twillingate District 5658 20 Elias Mitchell (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
MITCHELL, Parmenas James Tilt Cove, Notre Dame Bay, Twillingate District 4251 20 Henry Mitchell (p) Miner 1917 Methodist No No variant spelling of name - Permanus
HOLMAN, Arthur Fortune Bay, Fortune District 3937 19 Jeremiah Holman (p) Miner 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROLF, Leslie Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5643 21 George Rolf (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BLACKMORE, Cecil W. Bell Island, St. John's East District 3972 18 Elijah Blackmore (p) Miner 1917 Salvation Army No No
BISHOP, George Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District 8280 37 John Bishop (p) Miner 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REES, Edgar Bell Island, St. John's East District 4163 20 Thomas Rees (p) Miner 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 21, 1918
DROVER, Albert Southside Road, St. John's 4951 19 Uriah Drover (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POWER, Stephen John Avondale, Harbour Main District 1205 24 James Power (p) Miner 1915 No No
PEACH, Arthur Bell Island, St. John's East District 5210 23 Robert Peach (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
DWYER, John Thomas Bell Island, St. John's East District 2725 19 Robert Dwyer (p) Miner 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, October 10, 1917
WALL, John Chapels Cove, Harbour Main District 3719 21 Alice (James) Wall (p) Miner 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HUNT, William Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2617 21 George Hunt (p) Miner 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DINNEY, Andrew Bell Island, St. John's East District 4374 19 William James Dinney (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
SPARKS, George J. Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District 253 20 Annie Sparkes (p) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MURPHY, Martin Holyrood, Harbour Main District 3655 22 Martha Murphy (p) Miner 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
FLIGHT, Adam Small Point, Bay de Verde District 5329 19 Richard Flight (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
METCALFE, Albert Edward Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 256 28 Martin Metcalfe (p) Miner 1914 Methodist No No
DOYLE, John Thomas Kings Cove, Bonavista District 1014 20 Edward Doyle (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WINSOR, George Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5669 18 Theophilus Winsor (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
EAGAN, Patrick Keels, Bonavista District 1764 28 Patrick Eagan Sr. (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, July 2, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included
BARRON, Thomas Frank Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 568 26 Robert Barron (p) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic No No
LAHEY, Edward Bell Island, St. John's East District 259 22 Richard Lahey (p) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic No No See #254 for additional misfiled documents
HIGGINS, John Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 5438 21 Reuben Higgins (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1398X
PEACH, Peter Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 3666 19 Richard Peach (p) Miner 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WELLS, William Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5680 21 Simon Wells (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
ABBOTT, Frederick Bonavista, Bonavista District 4683 19 Eli Abbott (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No