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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 ascending Date of Death Commendations Notes
MURPHY, John Thomas Leslie Street, St. John's 3021 18 Thomas Murphy (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HOUSE, Jacob Bellburns, St. Barbe District 3563 19 Joseph House (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHEESEMAN, Daniel Rushroon, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5862 19 Charles Cheesman (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MOORE, Edward T. Badger, Twillingate District 8149 29 Carrie Moore (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
WILLIAMS, Alexander Springdale, Twillingate District 2051 21 Lucy Williams (p) Sailor 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
KAVANAGH, Edward Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5785 19 James Kavanagh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FRY, William Charleston, Bonavista District 1550 23 John Fry (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included.
HERRITT, William Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4988 19 James Herritt (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No See Regt. # 4293 for additional misfiled document
PUDDISTER, Cecil 11 Gilbert Street, St. John's 4499 21 Mark Puddester (p) Electrician 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Puddester.
CURLOW, Henry Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 8129 33 Bessie Curlow (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BARNES, Harold Belleoram, Fortune District 6158 23 Albert Barnes (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARK, Harry - Henry Whitbourne, Trinity District 2368 21 James Clark (p) Cooper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FAOUR, Edward St. John's 1075 19 Mrs. Faour (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HAYTER, Ralph Trinity, Trinity District 2663 20 William George Hayter (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) / Methodist No No Discrepancy in religion Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1640X.
FERGUSON, John Roy 67 Springdale Street, St. John's 0-205 - 882 26 Jeanette Herbert Ferguson (s) 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ROBERTS, Herbert Triton, Twillingate District 2301 18 John Roberts (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
PIKE, Launcelot Lamaline, Burin District 1161 21 Mary Ann Pike (p) Labourer (builder's contractor) 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, George Edward 10 York Street, St. John's 506 23 Mr. Walsh (p) Soap maker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MILLEY, Joseph 190 New Gower Street, St. John's 84 27 Elizabeth Milley (o) Labourer 1914 Methodist No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
ROWSELL, Arthur Sunday Cove Island, Wellmans Cove, Twillingate District 2491 26 Samuel Rowsell (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
KING, Ananias New Bonaventure, Trinity District 5012 21 Theophilus King (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARRELL, John Richard Flower's Cove, St. Barbe District 2871 19 James Parrell (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Fatality: Yes No Thursday, May 3, 1917
DAVIS, Edwin Safe Harbour, Bonavista District 3668 19 William Davis (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
WOLVERSON, Percy Oscar Sallop, England, United Kingdom 1511 22 Rhoda Wolverson (p) Draper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DUNPHY, James Tors Cove, Ferryland District 3364 28 Patrick Dunphy (o) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HEALEY, Gerald Blackhead, St. John's West District 5361 22 Joseph Healey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BUGDEN, John Stanley Epworth, Burin District 2815 18 Henry Bugden (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
MURPHY, Michael Patrick St. John's 805 24 John J. Murphy (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
RODGER, William 84 Barnes Road, St. John's 4311 32 Alexander Rodger (p) Merchant 1918 Presbyterian No No
WATKINS, Leander G. Botwood, Twillingate District 6304 24 Ephraim Watkins (p) Cook 1918 Methodist No No
LESLIE, Clarence Vivian Silma, Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canada 632 19 Mrs. James S. Leslie Telegraph operator 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLBOURNE, Beadon S Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 1675 27 Edwin B. Colbourne (p) Grocer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
LITTLE, Warren Bonavista, Bonavista District 4817 20 Mrs. Joseph Little (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LANDER, Stewart Bonavista, Bonavista District 4850 18 James Lander (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MYLES, Hubert Laurenceton, Twillingate District 3817 18 Andrew Myles (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Variation in name: family spelling is Miles
BREEN, John 18 Nunnery Hill, St. John's 67 20 18 Nunnery Hill, St. John's Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.
SINYARD, William Hearts Content, Trinity District 5046 19 Jonathan Sinyard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTT, Charles Carrington Pleasant Street, St. John's 2400 20 Samuel Butt (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
AYRE, Edward Alphonses Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1009 19 Selina Ayre (p) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HILLYER, Andrew Winterton, Trinity District 8388 35 Nellie Hillyer (p) Sawyer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Hillier
SNOW, Gordon Allandale Road, St. John's 4393 19 Isaac Snow (p) Assistant bookkeeper 1918 Methodist No No
BISHOP, Archibald Walter Burin, Burin District 1046 19 Mary Bishop (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
WHITE, John Freshwater Road, St. John's 8002 23 John L. White (p) Blacksmith and labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SAINT, Wilfred Musgravetown, Bonavista District 4886 19 Alfred Saint (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
COXWORTHY, Fred Pierre St. John's 1304 19 Maggie Coxworthy (p) Baker 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MULLEY, Harold Blackhead, Bay de Verde District 5098 18 John Mulley (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
MERCER, Charles Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 5114 18 John Mercer (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MORRISSEY, Michael William Bell Island, St. John's East District 427 31 Elizabeth Morrissey (s) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HARRIS, Gordon 178 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 2669 21 William E. Harris (p) Boiler maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TIBBO, George Philip Grand Bank, Burin District 634 25 Hanna Tibbo (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No