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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 ascending Commendations Notes
DOMINIC, James Little Reach, Fortune District 5306 19 Stephen Dominic (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CASHIN, Edward St. George, St. George District 4995 20 Francis Cashin (p) Electrician 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DAVIS, Albert Greenspond, Bonavista District 2057 20 Mrs. Samuel Burry (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No PDF
BURTON, Brendan J. St. John's 2033 18 Patrick Burton (p) Printer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
FLEMING, Daniel Spillars Cove, Trinity District 3950 22 Sarah Flemming (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Gordon Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4389 19 Thomas Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHEPPARD, Kenneth Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 8310 18 John C. Sheppard (p) 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GUY, Herbert Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 5238 20 John Guy (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WAKEFIELD, Arthur William No information 0-101 Doctor 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. Transferred to Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)
MORGAN, Walter Indian Pond, Harbour Main District 6150 22 Archibald Morgan (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREEN, Constant Mainland, St. George District 8475 23 Charles Green (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Nathaniel Hodges Cove, Trinity District 5100 18 Albert Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SQUIRES, Alfred Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 6164 18 Robert Squires (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BISHOP, Samuel Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1887 20 Emma Bishop Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAKER, Mahlon Elliston, Trinity District 3835 21 Robert Baker (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in given name: Malcolm;
EVANS, Thomas Bowning 2 Parade Street, St. John's 642 20 James Evans (p) Labourer 1914 Methodist No No Discrepancies in name: Bowring, Browning, Bowing.
BROWN, Edward Thoroughfare, Trinity District 3804 22 James Brown (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
LARKINS, William Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 5023 20 Mary Ann Larkins (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Larkin
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
NORTHCOTT, Lewis Lewisporte, Twillingate District 1451 20 George Northcott (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
ROWE, Arthur J. Cape St. George, St. George District 4745 18 Henry Rowe (p) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic No No
THORNHILL, Earl Little Bay East, Fortune District 5200 20 Ambrose Thornhill (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
COLLINS, Jabez Newtown, Bonavista District 6130 23 William Collins (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
STAMP, Patrick D. 21 James Street, St. John's 656 28 William Stamp (p) Stoker 1914 Roman Catholic No No I
MCLEAN, Duncan James Torridon, Rosshire, Scotland, United Kingdom 2892 26 Mrs. Duncan McLean (o) Tailor 1916 Presbyterian No Yes POW Date: 1917
BUGDEN, Reginald Smith Sound, Trinity District 3417 25 Walter Bugden (p) Carpenter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FITZGERALD, John Martin 20 Carters Hill, St. John's 295 26 Mary A. Fitzgerald (p) Druggist 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
RODGERS, Hilton Horton Bertram D'Cardonel Manchester, England, United Kingdom 3067 50 Mary Rodgers (s) Musician 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service.
PRETTY, Edward Chapel Arm, Trinity District 8116 18 Edmund Pretty (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
COOK, Ernest George Trinity East, Trinity District 4384 18 John Cook (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GARLAND, John William Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 5804 24 John Garland (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HICKEY, Lawrence St. John's 1886 19 William Hickey (p) Longshoreman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DILLON, Thomas Little Bay, Twillingate District 5536 25 John Dillon (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PHELAN, Douglas Edward Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 2975 15 James Phelan (p) Mason 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15
MANUEL, Samuel Norman Cottrells Cove, New Bay, Twillingate District 3811 30 Jack Manuel (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
TORRAVILLE, Alfred Leslie Southside, Fogo, Fogo District 2908 18 William Torraville (p) Coal trimmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ONEIL, Patrick Joseph 1917 0-67 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger. Granted temporary commission.
GILLINGHAM, Walter Gander Bay, Fogo District 4212 20 James Gillingham (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CAMPBELL, Roland Little Bay Island, Twillingate District 8511 20 Peter Campbell (p) 1918 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
PYE, Hayward Cape Charles, Labrador 5549 20 Albert Pye (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARSANT, Lawrence George 97 Bond Street, St. John's 341 23 Edward James Harsant (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PEARCE, Horace 16 Moore St., St. John's 8013 34 Annie Pearce (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
HAYWARD, Patrick St. Vincent, Placentia-St. Marys District 5877 23 Thomas Hayward (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCCULLOCK, George Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom 2148 26 Thomas McCullock (p) Groom 1916 No No
CUMBY, Edward Hopeall, Trinity District 4679 21 Leonard Cumby (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Comby. Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1778X.
JACKMAN, George Arthur Allandale Road, St. John's 118 19 Alice Jackman (p) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MOLLOY, James Torbay, St. John's East District 5771 20 Robert Molloy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, Edwin Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 4050 20 Charles Martin (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
NEVILLE, James Joseph 39 Young Street, St. John's 3003 24 Michael Neville (p) Railroading 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CONNELLY, Nicholas Brigus, Port de Grave District 4369 18 Jane Connelly (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Note: Previously transcribed as Connolly