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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
ADEY, Wilfred Adeytown, Trinity District 1615 19 Mr. Adey (p) Fishing and lumbering 1915 Methodist No No
GEAR, James Joseph 7 Flower Hill, St. John's 695 20 Agnes Fitzpatrick (p) Teacher 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
LAWLOR, James St. Phillips, St. John's West District 5036 25 James Lawlor (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No See # 5086 for misfiled document
MCDONALD, Michael J. Little Bay, Twillingate District 5159 24 Richard McDonald (p) Surveyor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, Alphaeus Golf Avenue, St. John's 0-276 - 2062 19 Ephraim Brown (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
TOBIN, Walter A. Roxburgh, Massachusetts, USA 1556 19 Alice Tobin Barber 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PHILLIPS, George Whitbourne, Trinity District 1164 22 Sarah Phillips (p) Lumberman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 PDF
WINSLOW, George Joseph 35 Bannerman Street, St. John's 317 21 George Winslow (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic No No
EARLES, Walter Trinity, Trinity District 2555 18 Mark Earles (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
FOLEY, John J. Burin North, Burin District 5102 25 Mary Pardy (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
REID, Solomon South Dildo, Trinity District 5327 18 Anoah Reid (p) Millman 1918 Methodist No No
MURRAY, Patrick Joseph St. John's 788 19 Michael Murray (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
FORTUNE, William 2 Patrick St., St. John's 1194 24 Sylvester Fortune (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
MINER, John Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 4096 18 Edward Miner (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also William H. MINA - MAYNARD - MINER, Regimental service # 5596, brother of John
PARSONS, William John North Side, Burin, Burin District 438 22 George Parsons (p) 1914 No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Jan. 1918.
MCCARTHY, Charles Carbonear, Carbonear District 4969 26 Charles McCarthy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RYALL, William Thomas 40 Hayward Ave, St. John's 0-87 - 53 26 Robert Ryall (p) Jeweller 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GARNIER, Joseph Shallops Cove, St. George District 6009 19 Constance Garnier (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, Michael 18 Pope Street, St. John's 639 19 Nora Walsh Waddleton (p) Bottler 1914 Roman Catholic No No
NEWELL, Clement Leslie Dock, Bareneed, Port de Grave District 3812 23 Margaret Jane Newell (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
CHAPMAN, Cyril Fort Townshend, St. John's 4383 18 William Chapman (p) Messenger, postal telegraphs 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CURRAN, Daniel St. John's 1022 20 Ann Curran (p) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BARTLETT, Rupert Wilfred Brigus, Port de Grave District 0-17 - 166 23 William Bartlett (p) Student 1914 Yes No Friday, November 30, 1917 PDF
LOCKE, Archibald 12 Notre Dame Street, St. John's 8401 18 George Locke (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POWER, Nicholas J. St. John's 319 24 Street car conductor 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger.
COLUMBUS, Fred Shallops Cove, St. George District 912 21 Frank Columbus (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, October 9, 1915
DAY, Martin Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 3499 23 Mary Day (s) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GILLIS, Roderick V. Highlands, St. George District 4235 30 Archibald Gillis (p) Farmer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WATKINS, William Henry Botwood, Twillingate District 1654 19 Ephraim Watkins (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
HEARN, Michael 119 Signal Hill Road, St. John's 5015 22 William LeGrow (p) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NEWMAN, James Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District 2901 21 John Newman (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, January 27, 1918
HUSSEY, William L. 62 Cookstown Road, St. John's 8039 45 Annie Hussey (s) Stewart 1917 Methodist No No
PENNEY, Clement St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4286 18 Thomas Penney (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in surname: signatures are Penny; documents are Penney: Given name incorrectly recorded as Colin on several documents and previously transcribed as Colin; correct name is Clement.
SPENCER, Maxwell Twillingate, Twillingate District 3640 19 Mary (George) Spencer (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
HAYTER, Harry Trinity, Trinity District 1992 19 James Hayter (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROSE, Joshua Bay du Nord, Fortune District 5577 20 Alfred Rose (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TAYLOR, Ernest Boot Harbour, Twillingate District 5512 23 Esau Taylor (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
KEEPING, James Giles Lally Cove, Fortune District 2917 28 Elizabeth Keeping (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BLAKE, Zachariah Barr'd Island, Fogo District 4055 22 John Blake (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, November 6, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included.
KENNEDY, Chesley Western Bay, Bay de Verde District 5325 21 Solomon Kennedy (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HILLIER, Llewelyn Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District 3034 18 Edward Hillier (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, January 25, 1918
BALDWIN, Gilbert Middle Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District 3711 19 John Baldwin (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, April 2, 1918
SNOW, John S. Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1923 19 Robert Snow (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PLOUGHMAN, John Port Rexton, Trinity District 890 21 Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ploughman (p) Teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OLEARY, James Joseph 21 Scott Street, St. John's 391 32 Catherine O'Leary (p) Shoemaker 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
LANE, Leander Deer Island, Bonavista District 5381 20 Samuel Lane (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
YOUNG, Lloyd Springdale, Twillingate District 3591 20 Elias Young (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
GOSSE, John Torbay, St. John's East District 2473 18 Peter Gosse (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF
BURTON, Willis G. Wards Harbour, Long Island, Twillingate District 3199 21 Joseph Burton Sr. (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, July 10, 1917
SLADE, John Millertown, Twillingate District 8079 27 Amelia Slade (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No