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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 Enlistmentsort ascending Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
BARTLETT, Rupert Wilfred Brigus, Port de Grave District 0-17 - 166 23 William Bartlett (p) Student 1914 Yes No Friday, November 30, 1917 PDF
ROWSELL, Solomon Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 6284 23 Mark Rowsell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LODGE, Samuel Thomas Catalina, Trinity District 165 23 Grace Lodge (p) Storekeeper 1914 Methodist Yes No Friday, October 1, 1915
KELLY, Bernard Beau Bois, Burin District 6050 23 Lizzie Kelly (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DAVIS, Allan Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5212 23 Mrs. Francis Davis (p) Engineer 1918 Methodist No No
BRENSUN - BRENTON, Samuel Williamsport, St. Barbe District 6019 23 William Brensun (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Samuel Brenton is listed as a resident of Williamsport in the 1935 and 1945 Newfoundland census; attestation paper gives spelling as Brenceen. Variant spelling: Brencun, Brensun.
OKE, Harris Randell 82 Forest Road, St. John's 565 23 John C. Oke (p) Law student 1914 No No Granted commission to Royal Scots
YOUNG, Isaac Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3792 23 Emmanuel Young (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURTON, Walter 153 New Gower Street, St. John's 5264 23 Henry Burton (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEMOINE, Joseph E. Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4296 23 Philip LeMoine (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARKE, William Big Braha, St. Barbe District 3729 23 Mrs. Nimie[?] Chute (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
VERE-HOLLOWAY, Percy Oscar 444 Southside Road, St. John's 891 23 Ada May Vere-Holloway (s) Longshoreman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, Bertram Popes Harbour, Trinity District 8399 23 Mary J. Vokey (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HILLYARD, Charles Spread Eagle, Trinity District 5317 23 Richard Hillyard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FLETT, Harold 138 Gower Street, St. John's 4664 23 Amos Flett (p) Bookkeeper 1918 Presbyterian No No
THOMS, Michael Little Bay, Twillingate District 5532 23 John Thoms (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
VINCENT, John York Harbour, Bay of Islands, St. George District 5876 23 Joseph Vincent (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BURSEY, Stanley Gander Bay, Fogo District 5450 23 Richard Bursey (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name: Bursell.
RICE, Lesley Point Leamington, Twillingate District 3180 23 John Rice (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No
THOMPSON, Thomas G. Point Leamington, Twillingate District 8132 23 Leonard E. Thompson (p) Lumberman and mill man 1917 Salvation Army No No
AYERS, George F. Point Crewe, Lamaline, Burin District 3658 23 Philip Ayers (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SUMMERS, Augustus Leo 116 Military Road, St. John's 0-44 - 93 23 Elizabeth Summers (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, James A. Codroy, St. George District 3784 23 William Parsons (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FRAMPTON, George Lewisporte, Twillingate District 2509 23 Stanley Frampton (p) Steward 1916 Methodist No No
SQUIRES, James 11 Stephen Street, St. John's 1179 23 Richard Squires (p) Cabman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DYKE, Job Salvage Bay, Bonavista District 2623 23 Edward Dyke (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GUY, Frederick Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 6301 23 Albert Rowsell (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GULLIVER, George McFarlane St. John's 937 23 John Gulliver (p) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name: McFarlane
SIMMS, Frederick C. Piccaire, Fortune District 6187 23 Harry Simms (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HINKS, George Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3677 23 Joseph Hinks (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MITCHELMORE, George Green Island Cove, St. Barbe District 2872 23 George Mitchelmore (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 23, 1917
GRANT, William Hayes 31 Monkstown Road, St. John's 0-159 - 410 23 Mrs. James Grant (p) 1914 Yes No Thursday, April 19, 1917 Photograph of grave-site included. Partial attestation papers.
FARRELL, Thomas Fogo, Fogo District 6035 23 Pierce Farrell (p) Seaman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HALLETT, John Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 8193 23 Albert J. Hallett (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
DAWE, John Seal Cove, Harbour Main District 5737 23 Jane Dawe (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discharge papers list Long Pond, Harbour Main District as community/district.
MURRAY, Henry Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 4903 23 John Murray (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WALTERS, Joseph Champneys, Trinity District 1855 23 John Walters (p) Student 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 123
ELSON, Frank Botwood, Twillingate District 4930 23 Henry Elson (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
ROACH, Samuel Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 3965 23 Victor Roach (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
HOLLETT, Allan Lower Small Point, Bay de Verde District 1706 23 Samuel Hollett (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOSKINS, Lawrence Amour Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 449 23 Susan Hoskins (p) Farmer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TUFF, Jabez Templeman, Bonavista District 2606 23 William Tuff (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Sunday, November 19, 1916 Variant spelling of name: Javez
EDGECOMBE, Edward Francis 157 Casey Street, St. John's 40 23 Elizabeth Edgecombe (p) Carpenter 1914 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, August 21, 1917
SKINNER, John J. Little Bay, Fortune District 6270 23 Thomas Skinner (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NEWHOOK, Reginald Normans Cove, Trinity District 5120 23 Samuel Newhook (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUSSEY, Hayward St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Mary's District 6120 23 George Hussey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WIGHT, George 83 Flower Hill, St. John's 8284 23 Laura Wight (s) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as White.
CANNING, Wilfred Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 3727 23 Noah Canning (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MOULAND, Thomas Bonavista, Bonavista District 488 23 Mrs. Mouland (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
GOSSE, Samuel Torbay, St. John's East District 1907 23 Peter Gosse (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic No No