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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 descending Date of Death Commendations Notes
PRETTY, Edward Chapel Arm, Trinity District 8116 18 Edmund Pretty (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SIMMS, Beattie St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4292 18 Reuben Simms (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
PIERCEY, Birkley Hopeall, Trinity District 421 23 Isaac Piercey (o) Fisherman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
JANES, Arthur Hants Harbour, Trinity District 6276 20 Stephen Janes (p) Steward 1918 Salvation Army No No
CRANE, William 106 1/2 Pleasant Street, St. John's 4496 18 Stanley Crane (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
LITTLE, James H. Bonavista, Bonavista District 2964 21 Samuel Little (p) School teacher 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
HANDCOCK, John Norris Arm, Twillingate District 8065 40 Minnie Handcock (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Hancock.
COLLINS, Joseph Flat Island, Placentia District 5919 22 George Collins (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CAMPBELL, John A. Port au Port, St. George District 8092 27 Nathan Campbell (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
TILLEY, Clarence Elliston, Trinity District 3890 19 Robert Tilley (p) Student 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOREY, Lemuel Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District 1967 20 John Morey (p) Seaman 1915 Methodist No No
BROWN, Hezekiah Catalina, Trinity District 5739 23 Jesse Brown (p) School teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DUNPHY, John Joseph 39 Flower Hill, St. John's 1480 19 Michael Dunphy (p) Steward 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BAVIS, John T. Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District 5117 23 Veronica Bavis (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCGRATH, Joseph Branch, Placentia-St. Marys District 3760 19 Patrick McGrath (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918 Died 13 April, 1918, Neuve-Église Name given as James on several documents; CWGC is Joseph
LUFF, John Exploits, Twillingate District 350 26 William Luff (p) Fisherman 1914 Salvation Army No No
JONES, Nathaniel Whitbourne, Trinity District 1932 19 William Jones (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, November 21, 1917
PEARCE, Horace 16 Moore St., St. John's 8013 34 Annie Pearce (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
THOMAS, Frederick Gordon St. John's 1784 18 Frederick Thomas (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
PENNY, Michael 42 Powers Avenue, St. John's 0-50 - 3278 21 Thomas Penny (p) Draper 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: signature is Penny, documents are Penney
DILLON, Matthew Little Bay, Twillingate District 5535 23 Mary Dillon (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RIDEOUT, Willis Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5828 18 Albert Rideout (p) Mechanic 1918 Salvation Army No No
KING, James 102 Springdale Street, St. John's 4451 20 William King (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
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.
BARTLETT, Leslie Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 8348 20 Alfred Bartlett (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
LEARNING, Robert G. 396 Southside Road, St. John's 8454 34 Mary Learning (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
MOORE, William Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2987 20 John Moore (p) Painter 1916 Salvation Army No No PDF
PAUL, Lawrence Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 3358 18 James Paul (o) Pulp mill worker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
GEORGE, Ambrose Britannia Cove, Trinity District 3412 19 Robert George (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, August 6, 1917
BARNES, Lawrence 157 New Gower Street, St. John's 528 24 William Barnes (p) Labourer 1914 Presbyterian Yes No Tuesday, August 14, 1917
BOOTH, John Peterhead, Scotland, United Kingdom 2405 25 James Booth (p) Cooper 1916 Presbyterian Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
VAUGHAN, Joseph Patrick St. John's 800 19 Henry (Harry) Vaughan (p) Office clerk 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
COOMBS, Harry Bell Island, St. John's East District 393 21 Mary Howe (o) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
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
OAKLEY, Walter H. Port Blandford, Bonavista District 8095 24 Samuel R. Oakley (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
HODGE, Thomas Fogo, Fogo District 2265 24 John W. Hodge (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
PEET, Chesley Morton 14 Brazils Square, St. John's 235 20 Samuel H. Peet (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist No No
SHEPPARD, Richard John Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 0-88 - 282 22 Constable J. Sheppard (p) Traveller 1914 No No
JACKMAN, Arthur Joseph 33 Angel Place, St. John's 533 22 Frank Jackman (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BISHOP, Levi Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3945 18 George Bishop (p) Telegraph operator 1917 Methodist - Salvation Army No No Discrepancy in religion.
MARTIN, Henley Arthur Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1417 19 Phoebe Martin (p) Undertaker 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 14, 1916
WHITEWAY, Amaziah Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 5237 26 Cornelius Whiteway (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CAUL, John Joseph 11 Central Street, St. John's 374 24 Ann Caul (p) - Bride Caul (o) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
THORNHILL, Eli Little Bay East, Fortune District 5161 19 George Thornhill (p) Fisherman 1918 Congregationalist No No
POPE, Walter Pools Island, Bonavista District 5259 22 Frederick Pope (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOOBIE, Clarence Elliotts Cove, Trinity District 2575 22 John Goobie (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic - Methodist No No Discrepancy in religion
NOFTALL, Michael Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District 5635 24 Michael Noftall (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HALFYARD, John Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3801 24 Laura (Silas) Halfyard (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Saturday, October 12, 1918
AYRE, Eric S Circular Road, St. John's 0-91 Mrs. E. S. Ayre (s) 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Attestation papers not included.
NEWHOOK, George Fred Dildo, Trinity District 1391 21 Lizzie Newhook (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No