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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
MALLARD, Hugh Quidi Vidi, St. John's East District 1290 19 Ellen Mallard (p) Fireman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
ROMAINE, Benjamin Bonavista, Bonavista District 4829 32 Mrs. George Romaine (p) Miner 1918 Salvation Army No No
WELLS, Clarence Augustus Grand Falls, Twillingate District 730 21 Edward Wells (p) Clerk 1914 No No
SMITH, Nathaniel Normans Cove, Trinity District 5953 22 Robert Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REARDON, Michael Perrys Cove, Bay de Verde District 3342 25 Patrick Reardon (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BISHOP, Joseph Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District 4708 20 Nathaniel Bishop (p) Blacksmith 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EDWARDS, Peter Lawn, Burin District 4945 20 John Edwards (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NOFTLE, William Blackhead, Bay de Verde District 2826 20 James B. Noftle (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: Noftall.
KEATS, William 47 Goodview Street, St. John's 203 20 Mrs. Richards Keats (p) Carman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
PIKE, John (Jack) 70 Cabot Street, St. John's 5087 20 Thomas Pike (p) Labourer 1918 Salvation Army No No
SMITH, Allan Jackson 114 Pleasant Street, St. John's 2269 29 William B. Smith (p) Accountant 1916 Methodist No No
ROWE, Arthur Boyne 54 Barters Hill, St. John's 682 22 Frederick Rowe (p) Cooper 1914 Methodist No No
ASH, Albert Battle Harbour, Labrador 5711 19 Ruth Ash (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Page two of attestation papers gives name as Edward Smith, service # 5710. Signature, physical details and family information are for Albert Ash.
WELLS, Pearce Three Arms, Twillingate District 4440 21 John Wells (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Percy
COLLINS, Edward Southeast Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District 2991 19 John Collins (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
STAGG, Alexander Birchy Cove, Bonavista District 4312 18 Joseph Stagg (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Photograph of grave-site included.
BENSON, Eleazer 68 Monroe Street, St. John's 688 19 Mrs. Eleazer Benson (p) Mattress manufacturer 1914 No No
MCKAY, William 269 Water Street West, St. John's 4704 22 Elizabeth McKay (p) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SHAVE, George R. Fogo, Fogo District 2039 26 William Shave (p) Picture framer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
BUGDEN, Heber Petley, Trinity District 4792 18 Benjamin Bugden (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MAHONEY, Malcolm Cyril Carbonear, Carbonear District 955 19 Lizzie Mahoney (o) Dry goods clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PRIMMER, George Barr'd Island, Fogo District 5917 23 Isaac Primmer (p) Bookkeeper 1918 Methodist No No
MARTIN, William Burin, Burin District 0-262 - 2289 21 George Martin (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Ernest Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4017 19 Thomas White (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
CONWAY, Philip James St. John's 1128 20 Kate Conway (p) Labourer 1915 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
FARRINGTON, William York, England, United Kingdom - Government House, Military Road, St. John's 694 22 Arthur Farrington (p) Footman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, Alfred Leo 65 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 1987 18 Alfred Brown (p) Printer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SIMMS, George Percival St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 1217 20 Herbert Simms (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PEYTON, Joseph 16 Brennan Street, St. John's 1832 18 Richard Peyton (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, February 28, 1917
SMALL, George Lewisporte, Twillingate District 1626 18 Robert John Small (p) Lumbering 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ADAMS, William Frederick St. John's 879 21 Charles Adams (p) Printer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 69
TOMS, Augustus Kings Point, Twillingate District 2561 23 Esau Toms (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Thursday, February 1, 1917
WINSOR, Claude Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 4112 18 Mrs. Winsor (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
STEWART, Henry Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, United Kingdom 618 27 Alice Stewart (s) Tinsmith 1914 No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.
DIAMOND, Joseph Flowers Cove, St. Barbe District 4288 18 George Diamond (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
ONEILL, Roadey [Roderick] 119 Freshwater Road, St. John's 4749 21 Edward O'Neill (o) Carman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: given as Roadey or Roady on all documents except on War service Gratuity form which is Roderick. Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1404X
SCEVIOUR, Daniel Exploits, Twillingate District 4867 29 Phoebe Sceviour (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
MILLS, Robert Whitfield Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 997 23 Sara Jane Mills (p) Seaman 1915 Methodist No No
RUSSELL, William Brooklyn, Bonavista District 1137 19 Mrs. Samuel Russell (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WELLS, David Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5653 18 Simon Wells (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
PATEY, Henry Point Leamington, Twillingate District 8099 26 Mrs. Leonard Thompson (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAYWARD, Lancelot C. St. John's 0-286 - 3770 18 George J. Hayward Bank clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NEWBURY, William St. John's 1896 19 Frederick Newbury Draper 1915 Methodist No No Attested for Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918.
JANES, Job Pools Island, Bonavista District 2021 22 Emma Janes (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
WALSH, William Thomas St. John's 1104 19 John Walsh (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MITCHELMORE, Isaac Green Island Cove, St. Barbe District 1810 22 Austin Mitchelmore Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
CHAPPLE, Cecil Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 5516 19 Reuben Chapple (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
GOSSE, Thomas Joseph St. John's 1051 21 Samuel Gosse (p) Wireless operator 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
COMOR, Maurice Blackpool, England, United Kingdom 725 21 Henry Comor (p) Salesman 1914 Jewish Yes No Wednesday, December 5, 1917