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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
YOUNG, Harry McNeil Street, St. John's 3207 18 James Young (p) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TAYLOR, William R. Burin Bay, Burin District 4103 18 18 Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
HISCOCK, Heber A. Flat Island, Bonavista District 3837 18 Wlliam Hiscock (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, Robert Templeton St. John's 366 18 Mrs. Robert C. Smith (p) 1914 No No
JANES, Frazer Wilson Western Arm, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3043 18 Robert Janes Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ODEA, Frederick St. John's 2172 18 John E. O'Dea (p) Engineer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
OAKLEY, Ronald Greenspond, Bonavista District 4527 18 George Oakley (p) Draftsman 1918 Methodist No No
STARKS, Walter Pools Island, Bonavista District 5704 18 Stephen Starks (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) 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
COOPER, David South West Arm, Twillingate District 3883 18 Samuel Cooper (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
DAWE, Christopher Cupids, Port de Grave District 4864 18 George Dawe (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Friday, May 31, 1918
AYRE, Edward Alphonses Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1009 19 Selina Ayre (p) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
RENDELL, Arthur James 18 Kings Road, St. John's 204 19 James Rendell (p) Machinist 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
DAWE, Dorman Seldom Come By, Fogo District 5485 19 Samuel Dawe (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JONES, Nathaniel Whitbourne, Trinity District 1932 19 William Jones (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, November 21, 1917
TUBRETT, Leo Holyrood, Harbour Main District 5795 19 Thomas Tubrett (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROSS, Charles Augustus Harvey Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 3248 19 Thomas Ross (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHEELER, Walter Silverdale, Twillingate District 4071 19 John Wheeler (p) Miner[?] 1917 Methodist No No
CURTIS, James F. Noad Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 3406 19 George Curtis (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, George F. St. John's 1100 19 Elizabeth Martin (p) Truckman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MCCARTHY, Thaddeus Newtown Road, St. John's 8027 19 Charles McCarthy (p) Carpenter 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BATTEN, Harold R. Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 4378 19 Samuel Batten (p) Teaching 1918 Methodist No No
LYVER, John Botwood, Twillingate District 3644 19 Frank Lyver (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BOURGOIS, Isaac Black Head, Port au Port, St. George District 5948 19 William Bourgois (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Bourgeois.
SAUNDERS, Eleazor Point Leamington, Twillingate District 3442 19 George Saunders (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No Variant spelling of name - Eleazar.
RING, Thomas J. 33 Mullock Street, St. John's 2364 19 Martin Ring (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
PAYNE, Francis C. St. John's 1006 19 Susan Payne (p) Train agent 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Friday, March 5, 1920 Died 5 March, 1920, of pneumonia.
NICOL, John Ethelburt Burden 53 Parade Street, St. John's 129 19 C.M. Nichol (p) Marine engineer 1914 No No PDF Variant spelling of name - Nichol.
KELLY, John H. New Jersey, USA 4240 19 Daniel Kelly (p) Rivetter 1917 Roman Catholic No No
COULTAS, Norman St. John's 1058 19 Maria Coultas (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
NOSEWORTHY, William Clarenville, Trinity District 2383 19 Mrs. Albert Noseworthy (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
DEWLING, George Old Bonaventure, Trinity District 2438 19 Mrs. Robert House (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Dowling
VAVASOUR, Samuel 39 Plymouth Road, St. John's 4658 19 Thomas Vavasour (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KELLY, Ernest 17 Gear Street, St. John's 27 19 Thomas Kelly (p) Printer 1914 Methodist No No
GILLINGHAM, Luke Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District 1464 - 8089 19 Thomas Gillingham (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No Re-enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.
HYNES, Alfred Lacey Glenwood, Twillingate District 1463 19 Esau Gillingham Hynes (p) Telegraph operator 1915 Methodist No No
BROWN, William Olie Burin Bay, Burin District 4170 19 James W. Brown 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
ROSS, Michael Joseph Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 250 19 Margaret Neary (p) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
KING, William J. St. Jones Without, Trinity District 5441 19 Mathias King (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DOYLE, Thomas Blackhead Road, St. John's 6217 19 Mrs. Richard Coady (o) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CALDWELL, Edward Charles Brigus, Port de Grave District 636 19 Rev. Edward K.H. Caldwell (p) Student 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 Includes correspondence concerning # 270 William W. Bartlett and William J. Freake.
MITCHELL, Maxwell 47 Spencer Street, St. John's 8360 19 George Mitchell (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
CROSS, Samuel Gambo, Bonavista District 2604 19 Henry Cross (p) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
IVANY, Alfred James St. John's 1310 19 Mrs. Ivany (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
ROBERTS, Harry Edwin Change Islands, Fogo District 2664 19 Solomon Roberts (p) Student 1916 Methodist No No
PORTER, Walter Horwood, Fogo District 4870 19 Phoebe Porter (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BARRETT, Arthur Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 5122 19 Noah Barrett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STEELE, Allan George Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 1318 19 Fanny Steele (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
MURPHY, Patrick St. John's 2173 19 Amelia Murphy (p) Machinist 1916 Roman Catholic No No
VIGUERS, William St. John's 1171 19 Annie Viguers (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No