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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 PoW Date of Deathsort descending Commendations Notes
POWER, Rupert 114 Gower Street, St. John's 5256 19 John Power (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DAWE, Arthur Seldom Come By, Fogo District 4054 20 Theophilus Dawe (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
WHITE, Solomon Valleyfield, Bonavista District 3517 19 Peter White (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
SIMMS, Arthur St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4261 19 William Simms (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCGRATH, John J. St. John's 983 19 Mrs. J. Eagan (p) Car cleaner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Stephen Kevin Harbour Breton, Fortune District 0-124 - 931 20 John Smith (p) Trading captain 1914 No No I
PERRY, George W. Indian Island, Fogo District 5384 23 Jesse Perry (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SINCLAIR, Thomas J. North River, Port de Grave District 5729 20 John Sinclair (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SNOW, Gordon Bolton St. John's 838 19 George Snow (p) Machinist 1914 No No
HODDER, Harold W. Spruce Street, St. John's 6280 23 William J. Hodder (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
STOCKLEY, Kenneth Wesleyville, Bonavista District 4661 26 Henry Stockley (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
HARRIS, Harold James Great Harbour, Fortune Bay 4406 20 Andrew Harris (p) 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ABBOTT, Noah Bonavista, Bonavista District 5846 23 Robert Abbott (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BRADBURY, George Battle Harbour, Labrador 4468 22 Mrs. Mary Bradbury (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LANGDON, Caleb E. North Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 8128 38 Ethel Irene Langdon (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
POWER, Harry P. 61 Brazils Square, St. John's 3496 19 Peter Power (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CLOUSTON, William J 77 Queen's Road, St. John's 0-212 - 3460 18 William J. Clouston Sr. (p) Student 1917 No No
WOODMAN, James New Harbour, Trinity District 2171 25 Mrs. Charles Woodman (p) Paper maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOODY, Matthew Anthony Carbonear, Carbonear District 1982 24 Mary Doody (o) Brakeman 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
HEALEY, Patrick Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 4137 25 Anna Molloy (p) Blacksmith 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, Richard A. Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 3975 24 William Parsons (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WEAY, Frederick Greenspond, Bonavista District 3969 22 Joseph Weay (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Way
IVANY, Solomon 5 Flower Hill, St. John's 3105 & 8064 24 Mrs. R. Bayley (o) Truckman 1916 Methodist No No See also service #8064; Ivany transfered to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917
BUTLER, Harold Scott Burin, Burin District 796 Martha Butler (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
TURNER, Horatio Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 5103 20 Charles Turner (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MORRIS, Harry 63 Feild Street, St. John's 3980 18 Andrew Morris (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
REES, Wallace Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District 2773 19 Solomon Rees (p) Machinist 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, Donald W. 15 Bell Street, St. John's 4754 20 Annie Parsons (o) Engineer 1918 Methodist No No
FORAN, Sebastian Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-55 - 708 21 Patrick J. Foran (p) Paper maker 1914 No No
HILL, Lewis Campbellton, Twillingate District 6025 22 William Hill (p) Steward 1918 Methodist No No
WYATT, William 50 Charlton Street, St. John's 8185 47 Martha Wyatt (s) Blacksmith and millman 1917 Methodist No No
RIDEOUT, Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 4483 19 Alice Rideout (p) Engine driver 1918 Salvation Army No No
YETMAN, Nathan Bell Island, St. John's East District 1700 20 John Yetman (p) Miner 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
HART, William Change Islands, Fogo District 5888 22 George Hart (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LAFOSSE, John William New Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5565 20 John LaFosse (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PILLEY, Dorman Exploits Bay, Twillingate District 2243 21 Edmond Pilley (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
DICKS, John Alfred Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2390 25 Mrs. John Dicks (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
WHITE, Arthur Joseph Little Bona, Placentia-St. Marys District 1154 21 Joseph White (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
OWENS, William Norris Arm, Twillingate District 4059 19 Thomas Owens (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
LUFF, Elias Campbellton, Twillingate District 1347 21 Lydia Luff (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No
CROAKE, James 16 Haggerty Street, St. John's 2602 20 Edward Croake (p) Broom maker 1916 No No Variant spelling of name - Croke
BAVIS, John T. Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District 5117 23 Veronica Bavis (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, Malcolm Victoria Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2656 18 Thomas Martin (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TIZZARD, John Lower Battery Road, St. John's 3007 19 Simeon Tizzard (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
THOMAS, Charles Fred Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5681 22 Violet Jane Thomas (s) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAWKER, Walter Clarke Carbonear, Carbonear District 0-265 - 1843 19 Manoah Hawker (p) Bank clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RICHARDS, Charles Kings Point, Twillingate District 3444 20 Stephen Richards (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917 POW account also contained in service #2951, Hubert Ridgley.
BROWN, Charles Gambo, Bonavista District 8032 23 Robert Brown (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army - Methodist No No Discrepancy in religion.
MURPHY, Edwin 22 Alexander Street, St. John's 4423 18 John Murphy (p) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CLARKE, John Carbonear, Carbonear District 6090 22 Richard Clarke (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No