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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 PoWsort ascending Date of Death Commendations Notes
SQUIRES, William Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5480 20 Lydia (Stephen) Squires (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in mother's name: recorded as both Squires and Sparkes.
INNES, Robert Elrick St. John's - Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom 820 25 Mrs. Elrick Innes (p) Dry goods clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
ODRISCOLL, Albert. Tors Cove, Ferryland District 551 25 Sarah O'Driscoll (p) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ROBERTS, Joseph Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 3378 25 Michael Roberts (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
JENSEN, Jens William Harbour Breton, Fortune District 569 32 Mrs. Jensen (p) Storekeeper 1914 No No
HILLYARD, Michael Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Marys District 5197 20 William Hillyard (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, Alphonsus J. St. Marys Bay, Placentia-St. Marys District 4577 21 Theresa Power (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ALCOCK, Augustus Griquet, St. Barbe District 0-116 - 1372 19 Mary Alcock (p) Teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
WARREN, Harris La Scie, St. Barbe District 3450 19 John Warren (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
WOODLAND, Sydney Philip Taylors Bay, Lamaline, Burin District 3035 18 Mary Mosher (o) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOOBY-GOOBIE, William Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 3393 18 John Gooby (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
DAVIS, Albert Greenspond, Bonavista District 2057 20 Mrs. Samuel Burry (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No PDF
WAY, Joseph Bonavista, Bonavista District 5892 21 Alfred Way (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STEELE, James Robert St. John's 0-161 - 926 26 Samuel Owen Steele (p) Salesman 1915 Congregationalist No No I
DUNN, John 53 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 173 28 William Dunn (p) Cabman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, Michael St. John's 1277 19 Mary Murphy (p) Cooper 1915 No No Not in service ledger.
THOMEY, Henry Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2204 21 Mrs. M. Thomey (p) Solerounder 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Walter St. Brendans, Bonavista District 6088 24 Joseph White (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RUSSELL, Herbert Herring Neck, Twillingate District 4764 19 Mrs. S. Russell (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) 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
JANES, Alwin Ambrose Glovertown, Bonavista District 734 35 Lucy Jane Janes (s) Millwright 1914 No No
STUCKLESS, William Thomas Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 1900 22 Eli Stuckless (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Documents vary using William and/or Thomas.
LANDER, Norman Bonavista, Bonavista District 3783 18 Emily Tremblett (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BROWN, Ernest Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District 1493 20 Malcolm Brown (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 12, 1918
EBSARY, Hubert Edgar 147 Southside Road, St. John's 339 24 Stephen Elias Ebsary (p) Cooper 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, December 1, 1915
LEDREW, Ralph B. Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2094 19 John LeDrew (p) Cable operator 1916 Methodist No No PDF
WINSOR, Bertram G. Triton West, Twillingate District 8189 19 William Winsor (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
BIRD, Daniel Vincent Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District 2117 23 Mrs. John Bird (p) Paper maker 1916 Roman Catholic No No See also service #2118, William O'Reilly, for a letter from Bird
HART, Roland Fogo, Fogo District 4176 21 Silas Hart (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CRANE, Archibald Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 2765 25 William Crane (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also service # 736 for additional misfiled documents
YETMAN, Joseph Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 5819 20 Moses Yetman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PILGRIM, Lewis St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District 3130 21 Rachael Pilgrim (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No Will is with service # 1850
LAWLOR, James St. Phillips, St. John's West District 5036 25 James Lawlor (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No See # 5086 for misfiled document
CLOUTER, Thomas E. Elliston, Trinity District 5014 23 Horatio Clouter (p) Teacher 1918 Methodist No No
OSBOURNE, Moses J. Blaketown, Trinity District 2441 18 Nathaniel Osbourne (p) Railway hand 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHRISTOPHER, Joseph Mall Bay, Placentia-St. Marys District 6156 24 Mary Christopher (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LUDLOW, John Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District 3871 18 Benjamin Ludlow (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CRITCHELL, John Belleoram, Fortune District 5881 21 James Critchell (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURT, Alexander F. Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 5270 21 Stephen Burt (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BARNES, Chesley Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 4528 18 Joseph Barnes (p) Draper 1918 Congregationalist No No
TURNER, Simon Kings Cove, Bonavista District 5358 24 Martha [Curtis] (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MUDFORD, Bennett Cottles Island, Twillingate District 2521 24 Mark Mudford (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Variation in name: Mutford
FOLEY, John J. Burin North, Burin District 5102 25 Mary Pardy (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GREEN, Hayward Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5223 22 John Green (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DILLON, Thomas Little Bay, Twillingate District 5536 25 John Dillon (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CLARKE, George Dunville [Dunfield], Trinity Bay, Placentia - St. Marys District 3643 18 Charles Clarke (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BISHOP, Heber St. John's 1478 19 Elijah Bishop (p) Machinist 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TAYLOR, William 41 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 633 22 James Taylor (o) Locomotive fireman 1914 Methodist No No
BUTT, Joseph St. George, St. George District 4740 23 Samuel Butt (p) Sawmiller 1918 Methodist No No
PIKE, Ernest Belleoram, Fortune District 609 19 Robert G. Pike (p) Engineer 1914 Methodist No No