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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
HISCOCK, Edward Pearcy Flat Islands, Bonavista District 2927 19 William Hiscock (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FIFIELD, William Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 3974 19 Alfred Fifield (p) Presser 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HARE, Harvey Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 988 19 William and Susanna Hare (p) Telegraph operator 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, May 26, 1916
PIKE, Frederick Neil St. John's 1600 19 Noah Pike (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
BUDGELL, Peter John Cottle Cove, Twillingate District 6292 19 Eber Budgell (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
WHITE, Claude Herring Neck, Twillingate District 6096 19 Philip White (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KNOX, Peter St. John's 1593 19 Helen Stevenson (o) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
GULLIVER, Arthur 24 Tessier Place, St. John's 3162 19 Diana Noseworthy (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEARNING, George St. John's 764 19 James Learning (p) Labourer 1914 No No
NEVILLE, Ronald Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 2066 19 James Neville (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MULLEY, James Blackhead, Bay de Verde District 5547 19 Allan Mulley (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GLOVER, James Deer Islands, Bonavista District 2771 19 John Glover (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Thursday, November 22, 1917
JONES, Chesley Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4854 19 Azariah Jones (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
RUSSELL, Herbert Herring Neck, Twillingate District 4764 19 Mrs. S. Russell (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MAYO, Bertram Foots Cove, Burin District 5590 19 Joseph Mayo (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
FOLLETT, James Shoal Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 8455 19 Henry Follett (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
PIPPY, Walter Elliott Torbay Road, St. John's 691 19 T.A. Pippy (p) Engineer 1914 Methodist No No
BALLAM, Samuel Robert Curling, St. George District 1440 19 Manoah Ballam (p) Telegraph operator 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OLDFORD, Elias Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 2874 19 Tobias Oldford (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist - Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in religion.
LANG, James Patrick 3 James Street, St. John's 0-266 - 870 19 Charles Lang (p) Stenographer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
NEILL, Edward Frenchmans Cove, Burgeo- LaPoile District 5673 19 Peter Neill (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SHEPPARD, William F. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8021 19 Eldred Sheppard (p) Electrician 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DALTON, Alphaeus Little Catalina, Trinity District 5911 19 Albert Dalton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ASPELL, John Thomas St. John's 1175 19 Gerald Aspell (o) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
COLLINS, James Jerseyside, Placentia-St. Marys District 567 19 John R. Collins (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
MCDONALD, John Conne River, Fortune District 3765 19 John McDonald (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
JONES, John Criccieth, Wales, United Kingdom 6161 19 Edward Jones (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DICKS, Benjamin Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2828 19 William Wicks (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
COSTELLO, Reuben Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 1835 19 Henry Costello (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Richard
HARRIS, Walter Hermitage Cove, Fortune District 5581 19 John Harris (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EBBS, Michael 53 Cabot Street, St. John's 4448 19 William Ebbs (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FRAMPTON, Harry Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2198 19 Mrs. George Frampton (p) Wood barker 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
SILK, Thomas William Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 2111 19 Mrs. Louis Silk (p) Paper makers help 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PITTMAN, John Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 3997 19 William Pittman (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No Variant spelling of name: Pitman
JENNINGS, Winfield Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 5236 19 Walter B. Jennings (p) School teacher 1918 Salvation Army No No
WATERFIELD, Joseph R. St. John's 789 19 Annie Waterfield (s) Tailor 1914 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 PDF
MULLETT, Victor 22 Pennywell Road, St. John's 8174 19 Rosanna Mullett (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BIXBY, Samson Indian Island, Burgeo-La Poile District 241 19 John Bixby (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
MCWHORTER [MCWHIRTER], George William Humber Mouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 846 19 Mrs. Henry McWhorter (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917 Discrepancy in name: Recruit signed with an X; his brother, Hugh McWhirter, # 902, is recorded in CWGC as McWhirter.
FOWLER, Francis Bell Island, St. John's East District 4773 19 Francis Fowlow (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Signature is Fowler; forms were completed as Fowlow.
OROURKE, John Holyrood, Harbour Main District 3345 19 James O'Rourke (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, October 20, 1918 PDF
STARKS, Edward Kings Point, Twillingate District 2559 19 Hezekiah Starks (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 Previously transcribed as Starkes.
BURDEN, John Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 3977 19 Henry W. Burden (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No File is out of numerical order on reel; follows Service # 3978.
PHILLIPS, John G. Twillingate, Twillingate District 6148 19 James Phillips (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
ROSE, Wilfred John Golf Avenue, St. John's 217 19 John Robert Rose (p) Candy maker 1914 Methodist No No
FREEBAIRN, Charles A. Ferryland, Ferryland District 2811 19 Dr. Robert Freebairn (p) 1916 No No File missing.
CURTIS, Doyle Botwood, Twillingate District 1552 19 Thomas Curtis (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No PDF
BEAZLEY, John Samuel Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 1742 19 William Beazley (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
MCGRATH, James 55 Casey Street, St. John's 104 19 John McGrath (p) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
LEGGE, Marcus Hearts Content, Trinity District 2691 19 Archibald Legge (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, March 24, 1919 Photograph of grave-site included