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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 descending PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
BLACKALL, John Grand Falls, Twillingate District - St. John's 0-122 - 2220 24 W.W. Blackall (p) Mechanic 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 Attached to the Royal Flying Corps Sept. 1916
THISTLE, Alexander Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 2063 21 Joseph Thistle (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
MERCER, Robert G. Grand Falls,Twillingate District 5148 19 Robert Mercer (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
ANDERSON, Daniel Summerside, St. George District 4161 21 John Anderson (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WARREN, Wilfred Bell Island, St. John's East District 5111 19 Catherine Warren (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PEARCE, Bernard Spillars Cove, Trinity District 4816 20 Mrs. Samuel Pearce (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SIMMS, Edgar Fogo, Fogo District 8367 20 William A. Simms (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OUTERBRIDGE, Joseph: correspondence concerning prisoners of war N/A No No Provincial Archives Reference # GN 19.7 Consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence with Joseph Outerbridge, 6 Sept. 1917 - 29 Jan. 1918, predominantly relating to his search for his son, Norman Outerbridge, #0-98, missing after the battle of Monchy le Preux. Norman Outerbridge was declared dead effective 14 April 1917. Includes statements from members of the Regiment regarding his son's death and and references to Prisoners of War held in Germany. File was incorrectly assigned Regiment # 0-207
BARRETT, George H. Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District 3306 19 James Barrett (p) Electrician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DALTON, Jacob Little Catalina, Trinity District 5703 28 Maria Dalton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DUFFETT, Henry Chesley Burgoynes Cove, Smith Sound, Trinity District 3308 20 John Duffett (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GUY, James Arnolds Cove, Placentia-St. Marys District 4963 22 William Guy (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTT, John Liverpool, England, United Kingdom 3062 50 Mrs. John Butt (s) Musician 1918 No No Attested for short service
GOODYEAR, Aubrey C. Millertown, Twillingate District 8119 21 Flossie B. Goodyear (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
SMITH, Patrick J. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 4852 23 Thomas Smith (p) Paper maker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HISCOCK, John Winterton, Trinity District 5310 20 Albert Hiscock (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ELLIOTT, Donald Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 3748 18 Albert Elliott (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
RICHARDS, William Walter 35 Pennywell Road, St. John's 41 19 W.J. Richards (p) Printer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
KEEFE, James Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District 5076 21 Michael Keefe (p) Machinist 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FORD, George Middle Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4014 19 Thomas J. Ford (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOSEWORTHY, Chesley 184 Duckworth Street, St. John's 669 20 Samuel Noseworthy (p) Tinsmith 1914 Methodist No No
NAPIER, Leonard Port Blandford, Bonavista District 2388 26 Julius Napier (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
COLLINS, Joseph Flat Island, Placentia District 5919 22 George Collins (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HOOKEY, Robert Bell Island, St. John's East District 1849 18 Joseph Hookey (p) Electrician 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in whether name is William Robert or Robert William. Appears he used the name Robert.
LODGE, Mark Catalina, Trinity District 3515 18 Mary Jane (George) Lodge (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
SHEA, Thomas Torbay, St. John's East District 3185 19 Edward Shea (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MCMANUS, Edward 16 Sebastian Street, St. John's 4504 18 Joseph McManus (p) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MAHONEY, Thomas Gregory Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 971 22 Mrs. John Mahoney (p) Policeman 1915 Roman Catholic No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.
BUNGAY, Arthur John West Cul de Sac, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5573 21 Arthur J. Bungay (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, Eli Harrys Harbour, Twillingate District 6305 20 Abner King (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
READ, Charles Woody Point, St. Barbe District 8251 18 Charles Read (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
MUGFORD, Walter 17 Tessier Place, St. John's 1211 18 Carolina Mugford (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DRAKE, Thomas Long Cove, Burin district 4901 18 William Drake (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STRANG, John Jocelyn 193 Water Street, St. John's 0-131 - 2897 26 Mrs. E.A. Strang (p) Tailor 1916 Presbyterian No No
DECKER, James Cape Onion, St. Barbe District 8512 24 Henry Decker (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
TRACEY, William Carrolls Cove, Labrador 3422 23 John Tracey (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers contained in service #13.
STARES, Harry Port Blandford, Bonavista District 8265 17 Allan Stares (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger. Stares was born 1903 and was underage at enlistment. Family notes he was sent home. Service ledger entry shows he served until 1919.
DICKS, Christopher Bertram 20 Flower Hill, St. John's 0-38 - 33 31 Jacob Dicks (p) Clerk, Government Engineer's Office 1914 No No
PARSONS, John R. 156A Pleasant Street, St. John's 3469 18 Howard Parsons (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
BROWN, Peter Ferryland, Ferryland District 8014 22 Robert Mills (o) Woodsman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, John William Kings Cove, Bonavista District 1676 21 George Brown (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
FORTUNE, William Crabbes, St. George District 4297 18 Isaac Fortune (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RUTH, Walter Grand Falls, Twillingate District 1254 22 Mary Ruth (p) Sailor 1915 Roman Catholic No No
REID (REED), Nathaniel Badger, Twillingate District 1344 21 Kittie Reed (p) Woodsman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOWNEY, Alexander Crabbes Station, St. George District 4960 21 John Downey (p) Pipe fitter 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CUNNINGHAM, John 9 Job Street, St. John's 4060 18 John Cunningham (p) Teamster 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CHAULK, William J Ellistown, Trinity District 3376 19 John Thomas Chaulk (o) Machinist 1916 Methodist No No
MONTGOMERIE, Alexander St. John's 0-4 Mrs. Montgomerie (s) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included
LEVERMAN, Donald 168 Water Street West, St. John's 4705 22 Charlie Leverman (p) Electrician 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DEVEREAUX, Joseph John Leo Avondale, Harbour Main District 1223 19 Katherine Devereaux (o) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No