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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
DRISCOLL, Kenneth Clarenville, Trinity District 2380 23 Willis Driscoll (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Friday, April 25, 1919
WALL, Leo. Holyrood, Harbour Main District 5808 23 Martin Wall (p) Labourer 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
KELLY, Thomas Joseph Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 178 23 James Kelly (p) Sailor 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
THOMPSON, Thomas G. Point Leamington, Twillingate District 8132 23 Leonard E. Thompson (p) Lumberman and mill man 1917 Salvation Army 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
BARNES, Martin Joseph 2 Murphys Square, St. John's 3740 23 Martin Barron (p) Sailor 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Barnes is overwritten and initialled with Barron on one copy of attestation papers; McAlpine's Directory 1915 shows Martin Barnes living on Murphy's Square
ELLSWORTH, Gideon Carmanville, Fogo District 1528 23 Julia Ellsworth (p) Fisherman 1915 No No Out of sequence in service ledger. Follows 1537.
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
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
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.
DAVIS, Allan Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5212 23 Mrs. Francis Davis (p) Engineer 1918 Methodist No No
TILLER, Cecil Newtown, Bonavista District 6203 23 Edgar Tiller (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
JERRETT, Isaac Middle Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District 6121 23 John Jerrett (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
ANTHONY, William Charles Seldom Come By, Fogo District 3139 23 Samuel Anthony (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
CHURCHILL, Cecil Augustus Gillesport, Twillingate District 2451 23 William Churchill (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OAKLEY, Laurence Summer Street, St. John's 4684 23 Frederick Oakley (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HALL, William Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 1949 23 Michael Hall (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, October 27, 1918
ROWE, Henry St. John's 1118 23 Jacob Rowe (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, April 17, 1918
CRIMP, Harry 10 McDougall Street, St. John's 5040 23 Bride Crimp (o) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FLETT, Harold 138 Gower Street, St. John's 4664 23 Amos Flett (p) Bookkeeper 1918 Presbyterian No No
WARDLAW, William Bain Newcastle on Tyne, England, United Kingdom 3124 23 David Wardlaw (p) Salesman 1916 Presbyterian No No
MULLINS, James 227 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 5104 23 John Mullins (p) Bricklayer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, George Edward 10 York Street, St. John's 506 23 Mr. Walsh (p) Soap maker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
CORMEY, George Codroy, St. George District 1407 23 Mary Cormey (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CHEFFEY, Albert Musgravetown, Bonavista District 2337 23 James Cheffey (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No Variation in name: Chaffey
AUCOIN, Patrick Little River, Codroy, St. George District 5155 23 Patrick Aucoin (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service.
POTTLE, Levi Groswater Bay, Labrador 4175 23 Samuel Pottle (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
FRENCH, William Brigus, Port de Grave District 3375 23 James French (p) School teacher 1917 No No
ALEXANDER, Walter Ernest Boswarlos, St. George District - Norfolk, England, United Kingdom 1504 23 Annie Alexander (p) Fireman 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, July 5, 1916
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.
AYRE, Gerald Walter Circular Road, St. John's 0-106 - 869 23 Fred W. Ayre (p) Salesman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
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
COSH, Archibald Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 3716 23 Mrs. J[?] Mary Cosh (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
SPARKES, Rupert Harvey Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2685 23 Elizabeth Sparkes (o) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PRIMMER, George Barr'd Island, Fogo District 5917 23 Isaac Primmer (p) Bookkeeper 1918 Methodist No No
CREWE, Gordon Elliston, Trinity District 3451 23 Mary Gough (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents
MILLS, Robert Whitfield Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 997 23 Sara Jane Mills (p) Seaman 1915 Methodist No No
HATCHER, Henry Lumsden, Fogo District 6179 23 John Hatcher (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PARDY, Manuel Little Burnt Bay, Twillingate District 5817 23 Mary Loder (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No