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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 Communitysort descending Service Number Age of Enlistment Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
MOORE, William Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2987 20 John Moore (p) Painter 1916 Salvation Army No No PDF
SNOW, John Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 5131 21 John Snow (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
DELANEY, Bernard Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 4408 18 Mark Delaney (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MERCER, John Hayward Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 5902 25 Levi Mercer (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
CARAVAN, Allan Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2393 18 Mrs. John Caravan (p) Scholar 1916 Methodist No No
MARSHALL, William John Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2608 18 Mrs. William Marshall (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
NORMAN, William H. Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2046 21 Henry Norman (p) Bank clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 23, 1917 See # 1190 for misfiled document.
BUTLER, Robert Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 1282 21 Emily Butler (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, October 11, 1916
SNOW, Walter Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2060 18 Henry C. Snow (p) Coachman 1916 Methodist No No PDF
PARSONS, Harry H. Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 5999 22 Annie Parsons (p) School teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 19, 1918
SPARKS, Selby Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 5137 21 Ebenezer Sparks (p) Carpenter 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Sparkes.
MERCER, Maxwell James Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 1446 19 Isaac (of Sam) Mercer Telegraph operator 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BARRETT, Victor Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 8476 20 Elisha Barrett (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MORRIS, Harold Bay St. George, St. George District 4131 19 William Morris (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, April 19, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included
DUNN, Ronald Bayleys Cove, Bonavista District 1088 19 Eli Dunn (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
DWYER, Martin Beach Hill, Bell Island, St. John's East District 2499 18 Thomas Dwyer (p) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic Yes Yes Sunday, December 30, 1917 POW Date: 1917
JAMES, Noel G Beaminster, Dorset, England, United Kingdom - Sudbury Street, St. John's 0-171 - 3486 27 Florence James (s) Lumberman 1917 Presbyterian No No
RICE, Stafford Bear Cove, White Bay, St. Barbe District 5631 18 Andrew Rice (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CARSONS, John Bear's Cove, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1192 19 Lorenzo Carsons (o) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Variant spelling in name: recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Carson
KELLY, Bernard Beau Bois, Burin District 6050 23 Lizzie Kelly (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MITCHELL, Laurence Beaver Cove, Twillingate District 5658 20 Elias Mitchell (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
MUGFORD, Kenneth Beaver Cove, Twillingate District 2909 18 Mrs. John Mugford (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917.
LILLY, Raymond R. W. Bedford, England, United Kingdom 1828 20 Ida Isabelle Lilly (p) Bank clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GILBERT, Noel Bedford, England, United Kingdom 617 24 Mr. Noel (p) Chartered accountant 1914 No No
LUFFMAN, Norman Bell Island, St. John's East District 2235 21 Henry Luffman (p) Miner 1916 Roman Catholic No No
GREENE, Augustine Peter Bell Island, St. John's East District 251 19 Catherine Greene (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic No No See #254 for additional misfiled documents.
NORMORE, Samuel Bell Island, St. John's East District 2735 19 Hannibal Normore (p) Miner 1916 Methodist No No
RIDEOUT, George Bell Island, St. John's East District 3617 19 James Rideout (p) Miner 1917 Methodist No No
NEWTON, James Bell Island, St. John's East District 3585 28 Ellen Newton (p) Mining 1917 Roman Catholic No No
VOKEY, John C. Bell Island, St. John's East District 4538 21 William Vokey (p) Machinist 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FLEMING, Richard Bell Island, St. John's East District 1594 21 Kate Cummings (o) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, April 23, 1917 Variant spelling of name: Flemming.
LAHEY, Robert Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 254 26 Richard Lahey (p) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
POWER, Phillip Francis Bell Island, St. John's East District 1889 17 Margaret Power (p) Office clerk 1915 No No
BLACKMORE, Cecil W. Bell Island, St. John's East District 3972 18 Elijah Blackmore (p) Miner 1917 Salvation Army No No
DICKS, Malcolm Bell Island, St. John's East District 4571 19 Percy Dicks (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANTHONY, Aleck [Alex] Bell Island, St. John's East District 4695 18 Sarah Ann Anthony (p) Electrician 1918 Salvation Army No No Variant spelling of name: Alex, Allick, Alick, Alleck.
THOMAS, Walter Bell Island, St. John's East District 722 25 Isabel Thomas (p) Machinist 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 15, 1916
MANSFIELD, John Bell Island, St. John's East District 8275 18 Mrs. Patrick Mansfield (p) Miner 1917 Roman Catholic No No
STONE, George Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 772 19 W.P. Stone (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic No No
CONRAN, Patrick Bell Island, St. John's East District 2531 19 Mrs. James Conran (p) Miner 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
BLACKMORE, Victor Bell Island, St. John's East District 3663 18 Stephen Blackmore (p) Electrician 1917 Salvation Army No No
CAREW, Edward Bell Island, St. John's East District 4603 18 Mary Carew (p) Machinists helper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COLE, Samuel Bell Island, St. John's East District 4250 19 John Cole (p) Engineer 1917 Roman Catholic No No Includes misfiled document for Nathaniel Noel, # 4249
COOMBS, Harry Bell Island, St. John's East District 393 21 Mary Howe (o) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
COLE, Bertram Bell Island, St. John's East District 4630 18 John Cole (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers also found on Reel 261 preceding Service # 4601
DUCKETT, William Bell Island, St. John's East District 4573 39 Sarah Duckett (nee Smith) (p) Mechanic 1918 Salvation Army No No
GREENING, Chesley Bell Island, St. John's East District 3970 18 Alex Greening (p) Engineer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) 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
BURN [BYRNE], Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 257 20 James Byrne (p) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic No No
NOSEWORTHY, Ernest Bell Island, St. John's East District 5112 19 Arklen Noseworthy (p) Mechanic 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No