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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 Datesort ascending Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
CAMPBELL, Allan Little River, St. George District 5695 25 Katherine Campbell (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LOYTE, Harvey Twillingate, Twillingate District 6181 21 William Loyte (p) Coasting 1918 Methodist No No forms completed as Loyte, signature may be Layte
CRITCH, William St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4926 21 William Critch (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
MALEY, William Nagles Hill, St. John's 5058 21 Patrick Maley (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BURSEY, Reuben Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 5998 20 Matilda Bursey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MATTHEWS, Nathan A. Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5072 25 William Matthews (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CASHIN, Gregory Gambo, Bonavista District 4918 22 Richard Cashin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MARCH, Hugh Campbells Creek, St. George District 4874 18 Sarah March (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: Marsh.
PIKE, Arthur Carbonear, Carbonear District 4855 29 Sarah Pike (p) Draper 1918 Methodist No No
PYNN, Fred Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4701 18 Willis Pynn (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SEWARD, Fred T. Cupids, Port de Grave District 4982 20 James Walsh (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, February 12, 1919 Variant spelling of name - Seaward.
BUCKLEY, Leo 52 Bannister Street, St. John's 4790 22 Richard Buckley (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FOSTER, Sidney La Scie, St. Barbe District 5147 19 James Foster (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
STONE, Thomas Monroe, Trinity District 5601 23 John Stone (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MACKANESS, C.L. n/a Dental Officer 1918 No No File missing. Attached as Dental Officer, Hazeley Camp.
MURRIN, James Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 4382 26 William Murrin (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, Michael Coachmans Cove, St. Barbe District 5612 20 Joseph Walsh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BARTON, B.J. No information 0-229 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - Attached to Regiment as commanding officer from Yorkshire
HEALEY, Patrick 68 Water Street West, St. John's 4955 19 John Healey (p) Telegraph operator 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, William Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5750 20 James Parsons (p) Cod oil refiner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, William Petites, Burgeo-LePoile District 6326 22 Mary Clifford (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SPARKES, Reuben Whitbourne, Trinity District 6223 18 John Sparkes (p) Miller 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, Edward Freshwater, Bell Island, St. John's East District 5772 20 Thomas Parsons (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHAFE, Benjamin Petty Harbour Road, Goulds, St. John's West District 4541 20 Alfred Chafe (p) Truckman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ALEXANDER, Joseph Mattis Point, St. George District 6299 22 Adolph Alexander (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, October 20, 1918
PINK, Kenneth Cape La Hune, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5576 22 John Pink (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OKE, Thomas Long Island, Twillingate District 6287 20 Joseph Oke (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
RIDEOUT, Thomas Harbour Le Cou, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5935 21 Charles Rideout (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MERCER, John Hayward Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 5902 25 Levi Mercer (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
FORSEY, John Gambo, Bonavista District 4433 18 Thomas Forsey (p) 1918 No No
DROVER, Walter Whitbourne, Trinity District 6116 20 Uriah Drover (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STRIDE, Abe Conne River, Fortune District 6314 20 Peter Stride (p) Logger 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BURT, Stanley Greens Harbour, Trinity District 6139 20 Elinezer Burt (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MORGAN, Samuel Burnt Harbour, Port de Grave District 5747 23 Marmi Morgan (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREEN, James St. Phillips, St. John's West District 5368 18 Bridgett Green (p) Railroad man 1918 Roman Catholic No No
EDWARDS, Joseph Lawn, Burin District 6331 21 Michael Edwards (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BISHOP, Joseph Port de Grave, Port de Grave District 5302 22 Henry Bishop (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOGAN, R. N/A 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)
COLLIER, William St. Albans, Fortune District 6233 24 Thomas Collier (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No See also service #6229, Lawrence Collier
STAFFORD, Charles 261 Southside, St. John's 4688 18 William Stafford (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SHAVE, Albert Burin, Burin District 5335 22 John W. Shave (p) Trader 1918 Methodist No No
CONWAY, Bernard Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 5768 21 Daniel Conway (p) Iron worker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SIMMS, Frederick C. Piccaire, Fortune District 6187 23 Harry Simms (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JAMES, Albert William Rencontre, Fortune District 6322 29 Augustus James (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SCANLON, Joseph Bartletts Harbour, St. Barbe District 6070 21 Alice Scanlan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HUELIN, William Robinsons, St. George District 4368 18 James Huelin (p) Fireman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GATES, Gordon Wellman Bight, Twillingate District 5483 23 Mrs. Leurizia (?) Normore (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HYNES, William Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 4677 23 Andrew Hynes (o) Street car conductor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, William St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5353 20 John Walsh (p) Steel worker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CHAPMAN, Herbert Fort Townshend, St. John's 5017 18 William Chapman (p) Letter carrier 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No