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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 PoWsort ascending Date of Death Commendations Notes
SMALL, William Archibald Farmers Arm, Dildo [Run], Twillingate District 614 21 Mr. Small (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist No No
NOFTALL, Patrick Alexander Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District 3174 18 Michael Noftall (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 7, 1917
TUCKER, Gordon St. Phillips, St. John's West District 5141 23 Moses Tucker (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PIERCEY, Samuel Clayton St. John's 757 23 Dinah Piercey (p) Compass maker 1914 Methodist No No
JAMES, Henry John 15 Cook Street, St. John's 3330 22 Selina James (p) Steward 1916 Methodist No No
SPURRELL, Heber Pools Island, Bonavista District 2291 19 Simon Spurell (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
SEARS, Michael Francis 82 New Gower Street, St. John's 73 22 James Chafe (p) Barber 1914 No No
BUDGELL, George New Bay, Twillingate District 8423 42 John A. Budgell (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger
VAIL, Charlie Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 5095 20 William Vail (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BOWDRIDGE, William George Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2884 18 Thomas Bowdridge (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FOSS, Arthur Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5677 22 Sarah Foss (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BRYANT, Aaron Whiteway, Trinity District 847 20 Archibald Golden (o) Miner 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, January 28, 1917
WHELAN, William Cupids, Port de Grave Distri 5644 18 William Whelan (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
DOWNEY, James Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District 5909 18 Bernard Downey (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PRICE, Bertram Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5222 22 Albert Price (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
SIMMS, Beattie St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4292 18 Reuben Simms (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No Recorded only as Beattie Simms in service file; birth name is Alfred Beattie (Beatty) Simms
GULLAGE, Hubert V. St. John's 1682 19 Peter Gullage (p) Draper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
BATTEN, Harvey Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 5096 19 William Batten (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No See # 5086 for misfiled document
MARTIN, James Cartwright, Labrador 5789 28 Harry Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BYRNE, Leo 46 Alexander Street, St. John's 3963 18 Peter Byrne (p) Mechanic 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MERCER, Azariah Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 8263 22 Emily Mercer (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1598X.
MOORES, John Blackhead, Bay de Verde District 3250 18 Arthur Moores (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, October 5, 1918
DEWEY, Joseph Greenspond, Bonavista District 3587 19 Francis Dewey (p) School teacher 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 21, 1918
CONSTABLE, Arch B Norris Arm, Twillingate District 0-275 - 2109 18 Toni Constable (o) Office clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
CROCKER, Andrew P. Port Blandford, Bonavista District 8228 18 William Crocker (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
PARSONS, Alexander Edward Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 585 20 Edward Parsons (p) Chauffeur 1914 Presbyterian No No Discharged medically unfit 20 March 1917; Enlisted Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1917-1919
HERSCHELL, David Robertson Montrose, Scotland, United Kingdom 2844 30 Mary Herschell (p) Draper 1916 Presbyterian No No
JERRETT, Elim Cavendish, Trinity District 8100 18 Ruth Jerrett (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
PERRY, Cecil Newtown, Bonavista District 4052 20 Samuel Perry (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
COLEMAN, Francis (Frank) 49 Carters Hill, St. John's 2527 20 James Coleman (o) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
GREENING, Eleazar Philip Musgravetown. Bonavista District 2795 23 Gideon Greening (p) Locomotive fireman 1916 Methodist No No
PYE, Edward Victoria, Carbonear District 968 18 Mrs. Moses Vaters (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917 See Service # 2047 for five misfiled documents File contains two misfiled documents for John H. Vaters # 2047 (p.21-22)
BARRETT, John A. Twillingate, Twillingate district 8028 43 William H. Barrett (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
ROBERTS, Justin Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 4905 21 Thomas Roberts (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BARNES, James Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 6147 19 Sarah Barnes (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KERSHAW, Robert Lancashire Folds, Middleton, Manchester, England, United Kingdom 0-59 - 406 30 Sophia Kershaw (p) 1914 Yes No Saturday, March 9, 1918
PAYNE, John Winterhouse Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5650 18 Elijah Payne (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARMITER, Cecil Topsail, Harbour Main District 1586 19 Sarah Parmiter (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
POWER, Archibald Francis Bell Island, St. John's East District 0-133 - 2840 21 Philip Power (p) Surveyor 1916 Roman Catholic No No
GARLAND, George Stanley 52 Mullock Street, St. John's 200 20 Eli Garland (p) Post office clerk 1914 Methodist No No
WISEMAN, Gerald [Garland] Musgravetown, Bonavista District 4997 22 Fred Wiseman (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name - Attested as Gerald; most forms and correspondence as Garland; in 1935 Census as Garland
FERGUSON, Stewart Small 67 Springdale Street, St. John's 95 23 Daniel Ferguson (p) Civil engineer 1914 Presbyterian Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PYNN, Clinton Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 3440 Henry Pynn (p) Carpenter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15
LEGGE, Isaac Robinsons Head, St. George District 5461 21 Thomas Legge (p) Section man 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEALEY, Leo Francis St. John's 1815 19 Hannah Healey (p) Clothes packer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, Matthew St. John's 2069 19 James Murphy (p) Clerk 1916 No No
WEST, Henry Ladle Cove, Fogo District 1591 23 William Burke (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
PENDER, Patrick No information 2065 1916 No No Attestation papers not included. Not attested, service ledger notes unfit for service. Also contains information relating to service # 1995 John McGrath
DAVIS, Frederick Valleyfield, Bonavista District 2409 21 Joseph Davis (p) Machinist 1916 Methodist No No
WHITE, Peter St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3635 20 Ellen (John) Critch (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No