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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
MEANEY, Basil Caplin Bay, Fogo District 8352 19 Thomas Meaney (p) Fisherman 1917 Attestation papers not included. No No
CHAULK, Garland Ladle Cove, Fogo District 4208 19 Jesse Chaulk (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist 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
PENNY, Peter L. Avondale, Harbour Main District 4220 19 William Penny (p) Paper maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HOBBS, John Red Cliff, Bonavista District 5415 19 Henry Hobbs (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 2, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included
SHUTE, Arthur Victoria Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2728 19 Moses Shute (p) Cooper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) 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, Regt. # 4249
ROACH, Samuel Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 4494 19 Samuel Roach (p) Student 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also contains documents relating to service #4994, William McGrath. Variant spelling of name: Roache, Roche.
POPE, Abel Birchy Bay, Twillingate District 6082 19 Robert Pope (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
HASKELL, Augustus Lamaline, Burin District 3297 19 Ida Haskell (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 16
WHITE, Michael Little Bona, Placentia-St. Marys District 4121 19 Joseph White (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 3, 1918
SWAFFIELD, Wilfred Cartwright, Labrador 2018 19 William Ernest Swaffield (p) Book keeper 1915 No No
MARKS, Levi Sandy Point, Burin District 2961 19 Charles Marks (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
FARRELL, Eugene Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3855 19 Elizabeth Farrell (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
VERGE, Max N. Harbour Grace West, Harbour Grace District 3700 19 Eliza Verge (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURRIDGE, Hubert Frederick Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 191 19 C.H. Burridge (p) Stonemason 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STOCKLEY, David Port Rexton, Trinity District 5412 19 Isaac Stockley (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FIELD, John 76 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 2003 19 James T. Phillips (o) Tinsmith 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
BRUSHETT, Joseph Burin, Burin District 3897 19 James Brushett (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
TAYLOR, Segar Carbonear, Carbonear District 956 19 Francis Taylor (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
WELLS, James Curling, St. George District 5406 19 James Joseph Wells (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BENDELL, James Alexander 235 Water Street, St. John's 207 19 Sophia Bendell (p) Sailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
HYNES, Frank Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 1718 19 Vincent Hynes (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917 Includes newspaper clipping about POW Pte. Coombs, #747, mentioning Hynes, and letter from Richard Hines, of Indian Islands, inquiring as to whether or not this POW could be his son.
EDWARDS, Samuel Catalina, Trinity District 2192 19 Mrs. J Stevens (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PELLEY, Willis Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 4276 19 Jethro Pelley (p) Fireman 1917 Methodist No No
WHITE, Solomon Valleyfield, Bonavista District 3517 19 Peter White (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
CARTER, Charles Fred Belleoram, Fortune District 1403 19 Susan Carter (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
MAHANEY, Thomas Fogo, Fogo District 4138 19 Frank Mahaney (p) Steward 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Mahoney, Maloney
SNOW, Gordon Bolton St. John's 838 19 George Snow (p) Machinist 1914 No No
HOWELL, Esau Pools Island, Bonavista District 4916 19 Samuel Howell (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HARRIS, Benjamin Our Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6058 19 Robert Harris (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOWN, William Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2249 19 William Down (p) Papermaker 1916 Methodist No No
LUCAS, Arthur Winthrop 9 Gear Street, St. John's 2858 & 2857 19 Labourer 1916 No No Attested for home duty only. #2858 on attestation form; #2857 in service ledger; microfilmed as 2857.
NOFTALL, William Robert Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 1357 19 Reuben Noftall (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
ROSSITER, Matthew Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 1538 19 Joseph Rossiter (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Also contains a letter relating to service #1016, Bertram Henry Bastow.
MCHUGH, Patrick Exploits, Twillingate District 5702 19 Sarah McHugh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BUCKLEY, William St. John's 752 19 Mrs. Thomas Buckley (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BENNETT, John E. Cape St. George, St. George District 5003 19 Joseph Bennett (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CHAYTOR, Robert Botwood, Twillingate District 8249 19 Bernard Chaytor (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
INKPEN, Raymond Great Burin, Burin District 5718 19 Joseph Inkpen (p) Teacher 1918 Methodist No No
TIZZARD, John Lower Battery Road, St. John's 3007 19 Simeon Tizzard (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
WILLMAN, Wilson H. McCallum, Fortune District 6049 19 Augustus Willman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TAYLOR, Job Middle Bight, Harbour Main District 6127 19 Jacob Taylor (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SLANEY, Gregory St. Lawrence, Burin District 3242 19 Frank Slaney (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MCCANN, Daniel Gull Island, Bay de Verde District 4884 19 Philip McCann (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HINCHEY, Patrick Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 3735 19 Mary Walsh (o) Miner 1917 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 Regt. #254 for additional misfiled documents.
VOISEY, Herbert Lawrence St. John's 1566 19 Edward Voisey (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HOUSE, Jacob Bellburns, St. Barbe District 3563 19 Joseph House (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHORT, James Hermitage Cove, Fortune District 1719 19 Eli Short (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No