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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 Enlistmentsort descending Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
ROSE, Reginald Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4961 19 John Rose (p) Brakeman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARDY, John Little Burnt Bay, Twillingate District 8473 19 Mary Pardy (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
CHALK, Lewis Elliston, Trinity District 3999 19 James Chalk (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Chaulk
BUTLER, Ignatius Joseph St. George, St. George District 1442 19 Mary C. Butler (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HOUSE, John British Harbour, Trinity District 4733 19 Ronald House (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHEARS, Howard Jeffreys, St. George District 8341 19 George N.Shears (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ALLEN, Alexander Haystack, Placentia-St. Marys District 5933 19 Albert Allen (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAMMOND, Merrill Bell Island, St. John's East District 4550 19 Fanny Hammond (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TOMS, Norman La Scie, St. Barbe District 5624 19 Robert Toms (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHAVE, William Burton Fogo, Fogo District 543 19 W.H. Shave (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
HEWLETT, Armenius La Scie, St. Barbe District 2333 19 William Hewlett (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Date of Death: 14 April 1917 CWGC
HODDER, Walter Ralph Twillingate, Twillingate District 4791 19 George Hodder (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
CULLETON, William St. John's 999 19 John Culleton (p) Baker 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HARNETT, John Dildo, Trinity District 5706 19 William Harnett (p) Lumberman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SCOTT, Harold Manuels, Harbour Main District 3247 19 Julia (William) Hiscock (p) Farm assistant 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BEAZLEY, John Mud Cove, Burin District 3718 19 George Beazley (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
HILLIER, John William Lamaline Meadows, Burin District 3294 19 Fred W. Hillier (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LUSH, George Gambo, Bonavista District 4779 19 Jesse Lush (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
STRIDE, Cecil Exploits, Twillingate District 3745 19 John Stride (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
HUSSEY, Stanley Bartlett Pleasant Street, St. John's 2752 19 Nathan Hussey (p) Cabman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) / Methodist No No Discrepancy in religion
ANDERSON, Richard John British Harbour, Trinity District 2628 19 William Anderson (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCNIVEN, William Robert 24 Springdale Street, St. John's 279 19 Frederick McNiven (p) Shoecutter 1914 Presbyterian Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
FLYNN, Cornelius Marystown, Burin District 4752 19 Michael Flynn (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SPRACKLIN, Lockyer Charlottetown, Bonavista District 2174 19 Alexander Spracklin (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No PDF
REID, William Fred St. John's 1696 19 John Reid (p) Butcher 1915 Methodist Yes No Sunday, October 6, 1918
KAVANAGH, Arthur Joseph 235 New Gower Street, St. John's 106 19 Cornelius Kavanagh (p) Shoemaker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
SKEFFINGTON, Bemister Sydney 134 Bond Street, St. John's 59 19 George Skeffington (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Sidney.
DOBBIN, Dennis Gaskiers, Placentia-St. Marys District 5731 19 Bernard Dobbin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
POLLARD, William Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District 3823 19 William Pollard (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
SNOW, Robert Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 2565 19 Thomas Snow (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
NICHOLLS, Levi Mason Stanley Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 3283 19 Archibald Nicholls (p) Sailor 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
COEN, Arthur Winter Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 4546 19 George Coen (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STRONG, Leonard Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 5273 19 Noah Strong (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BUTT, Edward Peters Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1623 19 James Butt (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
HARDING, George A. Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 8025 19 William Thomas Harding (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LANNON, William Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 1519 19 Johanna Lannon (p) Miner 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, June 18, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included
GORE, Eliol Pike Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1041 19 Susie Gore (p) Steward 1915 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
HORWOOD, Albert Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2298 19 William Horwood (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Tuesday, May 1, 1917 POW Date: 1917
WALTERS, William Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District 8395 19 Matilda Frizzell (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
KING, Joseph Andrew Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 1356 19 Diana King (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
DICKS, Benjamin Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2828 19 William Wicks (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BRETT, Percy Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 3605 19 Ralph Brett (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
TUCKER, Joshua Winterton, Trinity District 2684 19 John Tucker (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Saturday, April 14, 1917 POW Date: 1917
FLEMMING, John Spillars Cove, Trinity District 5899 19 James Flemming (p) Fisherman 1918 No No Discrepancy in name: Flemming and Fleming; attestation forms completed as Flemming.
WELLS, Isaac Grand Jervais, Fortune District 1734 19 William Wells (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
HODDINOTT, Samuel Indian Island, Fogo District 5595 19 Mary Ann Hoddinott (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Monday, July 22, 1918
MERCHANT, Thomas 23 Hamilton Street, St. John's 8296 19 Mrs. Elizabeth Merchant (p) Shoemaker 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
BRAKE, Daniel Spanish Room, Burin District 6061 19 John Brake (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DOMINIC, James Little Reach, Fortune District 5306 19 Stephen Dominic (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FRENCH, Nathan Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2373 19 Thomas French (p) Scholar 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No