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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 Fatalitysort ascending PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
BENOIT, Austin St. George, St. George District 1327 20 Lizzie Benoit (p) Brakeman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
COLLINS, Leo Catalina, Trinity District 4637 18 Eli Collins (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SEYMOUR, Lester Botwood, Twillingate District 3708 18 Louisa Seymour (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
HOWLETT, John Petty Harbour, St. John's West Districts 4222 18 Bridget Howlett (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Attestation forms are completed as Jack Howlett.
MAHONEY, Frank 336 Water Street West, St. John's 4310 20 Thomas Mahoney (p) Mechanical dentist(?) 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STEAD, Thomas W. Little Catalina, Trinity District 4350 18 George Stead (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HENNESSEY, James Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2061 18 William Hennessey (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BURGESS, Robert 106 Casey Street, St. John's 4666 22 Albert Burgess (p) Carpenter 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EVELLEY, William Trinity East, Trinity District 4523 18 James Evelley (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COOL, Ronald Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 5887 19 Samson Cool (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MUGFORD, Kenneth Beaver Cove, Twillingate District 2909 18 Mrs. John Mugford (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917.
RENDELL, Claude 180 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4258 22 Alfred Rendell (p) Customs clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JONES, Leslie Exploits, Twillingate District 5280 19 Henry Jones (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
HICKEY, Richard 27 Central Street, St. John's 3211 18 James Hickey (p) Cooper 1916 Roman Catholic No No
TRASK, Norman Elliston, Trinity District 4000 18 Thomas Trask (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
BRETT, James Barr'd Island, Fogo District 5963 22 Lot Brett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EDENS, Francis Augustine 39 Queen's Road, St. John's 0-137 - 2894 18 T.J. Edens (p) Bank clerk 1916 No No
STEED, Solomon Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 2941 - 8157 18 Albert Steed (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No No overseas service, released from Newfoundland Regiment 1916; Enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917; complete file is under # 2941.
SAUNDERS, William Roy Carbonear, Carbonear District 958 20 Philip Saunders (p) Lumber salesman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF Died at St. John's after demobilization. Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73.
LEGROW, Herbert 3 George Street, St. John's 3441 18 Joseph LeGrow (p) Marble cutter 1917 Methodist No No
MURRAY, Henry Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 4903 23 John Murray (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NORRIS, William Battery Road, St. John's 2860 , 2861 & 8046 18 Sarah Norris (m) Tailor-Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also service number 8046 for attestation papers; Norris originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. #2861 on attestation form; # 2860 in service ledger; microfilmed as #2860.
PEDDLE, Archibald 55 Cabot Street, St. John's 8037 23 Isabella Peddle (s) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GARRETT, Henry Thomas Port Blandford, Bonavista District 2875 20 Joseph Garrett (p) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCCARTHY, John Francis Goulds, Bay Bulls Road, St. John's West District 1401 24 Helen McCarthy (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HOLMAN, Arthur Fortune Bay, Fortune District 3937 19 Jeremiah Holman (p) Miner 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BATSTONE, Oswald Knight Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District 227 21 Charles Batstone (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
MARSHALL, Augustus Carbonear, Carbonear District 4727 22 Augustus G. Marshall (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CUTLER, Frederick Fair Island, Bonavista District 3844 18 Daniel Cutler (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LUFF, Oliver Exploits, Twillingate District 8236 19 William John Luff (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
MOORE, Lorenzo Change Islands, Fogo District 0-129 - 2233 26 Mrs. Arthur Ginn (p) Grocer 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
DELACEY, Leo Francis St. John's 1373 22 Margaret De Lacey (p) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
GLYNN, Frank J. 27 Pleasant Street, St. John's 5025 24 Frank Glynn (p) Motor engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WATTS, Arthur Brigus, Port de Grave District 641 23 John Watts (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FRY, Edgar Southern Bay, Bonavista District 3595 25 Thomas Fry (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CROSS, Darius Badgers Quay, Bonavista District 4934 18 William Cross (p) Trader 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOOK, Thomas Grand Bank, Burin District 6042 20 James Snook (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRAITHWAITE, Ernest Livingstone Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA 1313 21 Elizabeth Braithwaite (p) Printer 1915 Methodist No No
WHITTEN, Frederick Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 5275 22 Thomas Whitten (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OAKE, Bertram William Fogo, Fogo District 539 23 Ham Oake (p) Clerk 1914 No No
FRANKLIN, William London, England, United Kingdom 2141 35 Mrs. Franklin (s) Musician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
ROSE, Nicholas John Carmanville, Fogo District 4201 28 Stanley George Rose (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MAHER, Pierce 61 Lime Street, St. John's 591 26 Mrs. Maher (s) Labourer 1914 No No
ROACH, Samuel Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 3965 23 Victor Roach (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BAMBURY, Robert St. Pierre and Miquelon 3667 19 Katherine Lake (o) Shoe maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bambrey, Brambury, Bamberry, Banbury;
KENNEDY, Ralph 266 Water Street, St. John's 678 19 William Cook (o) Butcher 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTLER, Nathaniel Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 1444 20 Hezekiah Butler (p) Printer 1915 Methodist No No
SNOW, Joseph Henry 26A Colonial Street, St. John's 0-202 - 74 26 George C. Snow (p) Foreman tailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POOLE, Stephen Belleoram, Fortune District 1076 22 John Poole (p) Street car conductor 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ENNIS, William Merasheen, Placentia-St. Marys District 5523 22 Patrick Ennis (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Includes misfiled, misnumbered documents for # 5528, Kenneth Upward.