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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
WELLS, Isaac Grand Jervais, Fortune District 1734 19 William Wells (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
DINNEY, Roland St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District 4492 23 John Dinney (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BROWN, Owen Port Rexton, Trinity District 8384 29 Ethel Maud Brown (o) Lumberman and cook 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHIFFEN, Herbert Bonavista, Bonavista District 4844 18 Mrs. Samuel Whiffen (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HEFFERTON, Samuel Newtown, Bonavista District 4375 22 Jacob Hefferton (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, Leo Charles. 77 Prescott Street, St. John's 0-35 - 1384 25 Mrs. Josephine Murphy (p) 1915 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers not included. Essay “Arras!” located in file of Regt. # 0-168 seems to have been written by Murphy.
MOORE, William Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2987 20 John Moore (p) Painter 1916 Salvation Army No No PDF
MERCHANT, Thomas 23 Hamilton Street, St. John's 8296 19 Mrs. Elizabeth Merchant (p) Shoemaker 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
CHAULK, Lewis Brooklyn, Bonavista District 2567 23 Mrs. George Chaulk (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
GEORGE, Ernest New Harbour, Trinity District 3966 18 Thomas George (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REID, Fred William St. John's 928 20 William Reid (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, Hayward Southside, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5044 22 Arthur Parsons (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BRAKE, Daniel Spanish Room, Burin District 6061 19 John Brake (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MOULTON, Augustus P. Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5061 18 Joseph Moulton (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOW, Ernest Albert Griquet, St. Barbe District 1912 18 Stephen Snow (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Everett.
JACKMAN, William R. E. Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 4254 23 William Jackman Storekeeper 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially illegible due to fading.
LEGGE, Kenneth Gillesport, [Gales Port?], Twillingate District 2452 28 James Legge (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
QUIRK, James Riverhead, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1298 23 Mary Quirk (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MILLEY, Jacob Burnt Point, Bay de Verde District 4762 23 Edward Milley (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
POPE, Walter Pools Island, Bonavista District 5259 22 Frederick Pope (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAIRD, William Herbert Norris Arm, Twillingate District 0-192 43 Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
SNOW, William Joshua 54 Kings Bridge Road, St. John's 686 26 Charles Snow (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENNEDY, Michael Holyrood, Harbour Main District 2552 23 Mrs. Michael Kennedy (s) Blacksmith 1916 Roman Catholic No No
FRENCH, Nathan Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2373 19 Thomas French (p) Scholar 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, William 40 Carters Hill, St. John's 4146 23 John Murphy (p) Sailor 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, Anthony Brents Cove, St. Barbe District 4111 27 Mary Butler (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
JENSEN, Jens William Harbour Breton, Fortune District 569 32 Mrs. Jensen (p) Storekeeper 1914 No No
GOSSE, Nathan Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1421 25 Esau Gosse (p) Blacksmith 1915 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
DAWE, George Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 1221 18 Sarah Dawe (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
COOPER, Herbert George La Scie, St. Barbe District 439 25 Clara Cooper (s) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.
COISH, William James St. John's 1048 23 Mrs. John Dean (p) Mason 1915 Methodist No No
EVELLEY, John Trinity East, Trinity District 4520 19 Elizabeth Evelley (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREEN, Ralph Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5232 24 Simon Green (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BOONE, Phineas Burnt Arm, Twillingate District 2720 18 Frederick Boone (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
MURCELL, Richard Baxter Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 1582 21 Dorcas Murcell (p) Student 1915 Methodist No No
MOXLEY, John Charles Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3420 22 Edwin Moxley (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ANDREWS, Walter William Point Leamington, Twillingate District 8075 22 James Andrews (p) 1917 No No Attestation papers not included; discharge sheet only.
GRAHAM, Ian Dick 3 Brazils Square, St. John's 2026 18 Alexander Graham (p) Roadman 1915 Methodist - Presbyterian No No Discrepancy in religion.
GUSHUE, William 20 Dicks Square, St. John's 8293 20 Francis Gushue (p) Millman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
LILLY, Paul U. Exploits, Twillingate District 1323 25 Mary Lilly (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Ulysis as second name: information from family member
COX, Chesley Goulds, St. John's West District 4192 20 Ida Cox (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SWEETAPPLE, Stephen Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 3588 20 John Sweetapple (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
PYNN, Wilson Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District 5527 24 John Pynn (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
HOWELL, Ambrose Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District 3813 28 Naomi (Job) Howell (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LANDER, Norman Bonavista, Bonavista District 3783 18 Emily Tremblett (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
TIBBO, George Doctors Harbour, Fortune District 6052 20 William Tibbo (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARKS, Stanley Thomas 70 George Street, St. John's 150 25 Mrs. Marks (p) Express wagon driver 1914 Roman Catholic No No
ANTHONY, Aleck [Alex] Bell Island, St. John's East District 4695 18 Sarah Ann Anthony (p) Electrician 1918 Salvation Army No No Variant spelling of name: Alex, Allick, Alick, Alleck.
LOVELESS, Herbert J. Greenspond, Bonavista District 4387 18 Edwin Loveless (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
BURSELL, Sydney 109 Freshwater Road, St. John's 6195 36 Lucy Bursell (s) Carpenter 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF