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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 PoW Date of Deathsort descending Commendations Notes
ELLSWORTH, Andrew Rocky Harbour, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3794 20 Charles Ellsworth (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GROVES, John Bonavista, Bonavista District 5844 21 Thomas Groves (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MAHER, James Argentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 5834 21 John Maher (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, Leo Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 4587 18 Thomas Murphy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, John Joseph 55 Plymouth Road, St. John's 3607 23 John Martin (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MOORES - MOORS, Charles Gordon Twillingate, Twillingate District 3178 26 Jacob Moors (p) Storekeeper 1916 Methodist No No
MILLER, Llewllyn 58 Mullock Street, St. John's 8305 25 Nath. Miller (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OLIVER, Walter 6 Kings Road, St. John's 681 21 George Oliver (p) Tailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
YATES, Augustus A. New Bay, Twillingate District 5626 21 Water Yates (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BENOIT, Austin St. George, St. George District 1327 20 Lizzie Benoit (p) Brakeman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BRAKE, Edmund Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1653 23 John Brake (p) Fireman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOW, Francis Joseph St. John's 1381 Box maker 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
RUSSELL, Loyal Catalina, Trinity District 5217 19 Robert Russell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BATTEN, Harold Bareneed Cove, Port de Grave District 3402 18 William Batten (p) Student 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLES, Humphrey Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 3779 21 Levi Coles (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
SEARS, Michael Francis 82 New Gower Street, St. John's 73 22 James Chafe (p) Barber 1914 No No
TAYLOR, Henry Harbour Le Cou, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5418 24 Caleb (?) Taylor (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FRASER, Nutting Stewart 234 Duckworth Street, St. John's 0-47 - 1183 18 Dr. N.S. Fraser (p) 1914 No No Attested for short service.
WARREN, Harris La Scie, St. Barbe District 3450 19 John Warren (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
KILLIN, Joseph Kent, England, United Kingdom 0-294 - 2112 26 Thomas Killin (p) Paper maker 1916 Roman Catholic No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.
WHEELER, Baxter Greenspond, Bonavista District 4227 18 George Wheeler (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
SIMMS, Beattie St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4292 18 Reuben Simms (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No Recorded only as Beattie Simms in service file; birth name is Alfred Beattie (Beatty) Simms
CORNICK, Chesley Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3649 18 William Cornick (p) Papermaker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, Thomas M. 10 McDougall Street, St. John's 4490 18 Thomas Murphy Sr. (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, Bernard 51 Cabot Street, St. John's 2956 27 Mrs. Joseph Butler (p) Rancher 1916 Roman Catholic No No
LEWIS, John Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 8403 18 Edward Lewis (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
SMITH, Samuel Blaketown, Trinity District 4309 21 Frederick Smith (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARNES, Ernest 235 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 2517 20 Robert Barnes (p) Engineer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DUNN, Augustus 53 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 4118 25 William Dunn (p) Steward 1917 Roman Catholic No No
LEDREW, Ralph B. Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2094 19 John LeDrew (p) Cable operator 1916 Methodist No No PDF
HEAD, Dorman Gander Bay, Fogo District 8493 26 Rachel (Gillingham) Head (p) Lumberman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROPSON, Frank Duggans Cove, St. Barbe District 4115 19 John Ropson (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PAIN, Thomas Sidney Boston, Massachussetts, USA 3052 31 W.J.T. Pain (p) Cook 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
LILLY, Raymond R. W. Bedford, England, United Kingdom 1828 20 Ida Isabelle Lilly (p) Bank clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GALLOP, Dyson Curling , George District 2072 19 Joshusa Gallop (p) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COX, John Harbour Breton, Fortune District 809 22 Mrs. Edward Cox (p) Seaman 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
SYME, Archibald A. Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 0-271 - 3819 18 Elizabeth M. Syme (p) Bank clerk 1917 Presbyterian No No
FORD, William H. Charlottetown, Bonavista District 5002 22 William Ford (p) Railroad man 1918 Methodist No No
BROCKLEHURST, Edward S. 21 Maxse Street, St. John's 2519 24 Charles Brocklehurst (p) Steel worker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
LANE, Enos Millertown, Twillingate District 8115 37 Annie Lane (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No PDF
OSBORNE, James W. Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District / 31 Pleasant Street, St. John's 2471 35 Joseph Osborne (p) Machinist 1916 Methodist - Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age 35-47 - Discrepancy in religion Notes: Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Regiment; rejected on application to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.
ANTHONY, William Charles Seldom Come By, Fogo District 3139 23 Samuel Anthony (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
LOVELESS, John Seal Cove, Fortune District 2970 22 John Loveless (o) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No PDF
BOLLAN, Thomas Pinchards Island, Bonavista District 5375 21 Esau Bollan (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Boland.
FOLEY, John J. Burin North, Burin District 5102 25 Mary Pardy (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GARLAND, William B. 54 Carters Hill, St. John's 8313 19 James Garland (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
RYAN, Thomas Patrick New Aberdeen, Nova Scotia, Canada 3171 18 Bridget Ryan (p) Plumber and tinsmith 1916 Roman Catholic No No
READER, Harold Bonavista, Bonavista District 4507 20 William S. Reader (p) Commercial traveller 1918 Methodist No No
DAWE, William Gordon 60 New Gower Street, St. John's 97 19 William John Dawe (p) Civil servant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RENOUF, Charles James Kings Bridge Road, St. John's 147 25 Rose Renouf (s) Timekeeper 1914 Roman Catholic No No