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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 descending PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
PITTMAN, Thomas Ambrose Little Bay East, Fortune District 1733 26 Michael Pittman (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No PDF
PARDY, Reuben Port Blandford, Bonavista District 5168 24 Richard Pardy (p) Section man 1918 Methodist No No
RANDELL, Almond C. Port Rexton, Trinity District 5431 22 James Randell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARNES, Cyril Topsail, Harbour Main District 4500 18 William H. Barnes (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BLAKE, Samuel Twillingate, Twillingate District 2244 18 George Blake (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
SIMMS, Harold Fogo, Fogo District 3911 26 Thomas Simms (p) Teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
YOUNG, Hedley Carbonear, Carbonear District 244 24 1914 No No Attestation papers not included; medical form only. No information in service ledger.
BURTON, Samuel La Scie, St. Barbe District 5630 26 Moses Burton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GOODRIDGE, Alan C No information 0-167 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
STARES, Frank William Port Blandford, Bonavista District 1449 19 Allan Stares (p) Sawyer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies December 1917; attestation papers included.
COOPER, Joseph Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District 6272 24 Josiah Cooper (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
NEWHOOK, Leander Normans Cove, Trinity District 5005 19 Emmanuel Newhook (p) Brakeman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ELSON, Albert John Spotted Islands, Labrador 2818 19 Albert Elson (p) Carpenter 1916 Methodist No No
HALL, Patrick Joseph Port au Port, St. George District 8245 18 Alexander Hall (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
RONAYNE, William Tors Cove, Ferryland District 4659 26 Ambrose Ronayne (p) Seaman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Roy Archibald 114 Pleasant Street, St. John's 379 20 William Smith (p) Carpenter 1914 Methodist No No I
CARBERRY, Maurice Turks Cove, Trinity District 382 22 Mrs. Thomas Power (o) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic No No I.
HAYES, James Michael St. John's 1330 26 Margaret Hayes (p) Painter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
RIDEOUT, Dorman Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 8187 21 Richard Rideout (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies, May 1917; transferred to Newfoundland Regiment July 1917, Forestry Service # retained. In volume two of the Military Service Ledgers the entry for Service # 8187 follows entry for Service # 2033
ANTHONY, William Seal Cove, Harbour Main District 2247 19 Isaac Anthony (p) Carter 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
CLUNEY, Leo 24 Stephen Street, St. John's 8378 19 James Cluney 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
ROBINSON, John Joseph 202 Water Street, St. John's 480 33 Mary Ann Cahill Robinson (p) Restaurant proprietor 1914 Roman Catholic No No I
GORDON, Gilbert Thomas St. John's 64 37 Mrs. McNab (o) 1914 No No Granted commission to Gordon Highlanders, Nov. 1914. File missing. Information from ledger.
WALSH, John 130 Georges Road, St. John's 8072 18 Mrs. Emilie Walsh (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
STEAD, Benjamin Port Blandford, Bonavista District 3337 18 John Stead (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No No Also contains the will of Kenneth Langdon, service #3387.
SHORT, William Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 0-295 - 878 19 Levi Short Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOLAND, Michael St. John's 1461 19 James Boland (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BURGE, Daniel Bonavista, Bonavista District 3117 25 Mary Jane Burge (p) Bridge structure iron worker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
TAYLOR, Hayward No information 2858 1916 No No Attestation papers not included. Service ledger notes he attested for home duty only.
MATE, Joseph Port Rexton, Trinity District 3608 21 Mary (Henry) Mate (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MORAN, William Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 3555 18 James Moran (p) Expressman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
RIDEOUT, Caywood Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 8247 19 Albert Rideout (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
BENSON, Levi Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 4569 21 George Benson (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
COOPER, Ephraim Snooks Harbour, Trinity District 4056 23 William Cooper (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
STICK, Leonard Tretheway 5 Devon Row, St. John's 0-71 - 1 22 James R. Stick (p) Bank clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ABBOTT, Jesse Mill Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District 3846 26 Julia Abbott (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
BUCKLEY, John Botwood, Twillingate District 8448 50 Theresa Buckley (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
SMALL, Titus Lewisporte, Twillingate District 1389 19 Pannana Small (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
PICCO, Joseph St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District 6056 21 Dennis Picco (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TUCKER, Adolphus D. Burnt Point, Bay de Verde District 5070 23 Edgar Tucker (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
STONE, John Summer Hill Farm, Cock Pit Road, St. John's 8380 19 Harry Stone (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
THISTLE, William J. 34 Henry Street, St. John's 2370 26 William Thistle (p) Boilermaker 1916 Methodist No No
MCGRATH, Thomas Bernard. 40 Carters Hill, St. John's 0-222-128 19 Ronald McGrath (o) Engineer 1914 No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917
NORRIS, Michael Three Arms, Twillingate District 5904 24 Edward Norris (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DUCKETT, William Bell Island, St. John's East District 4573 39 Sarah Duckett (nee Smith) (p) Mechanic 1918 Salvation Army No No
HEAD, George Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 5985 20 Joseph Head (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEFFERTON, Conrad Blackall Newtown, Bonavista District 6143 20 Jacob Hefferton (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Notes: Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2271X
CURTIS, John Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 3426 19 Selina Picco (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, George W. 17 Brazils Square, St. John's 5020 23 James Martin (o) Banker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DELANEY, Nicholas Grand Falls, Twillingate District 1474 19 Ellen Delaney (p) Pulp presser 1915 Roman Catholic No No