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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 Death Commendationssort descending Notes
WHITE, Adolph. Normans Cove, Trinity District 6191 24 Martha White (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, William Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2618 23 Mrs. James King (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, January 28, 1917
FARRELL, Patrick Joseph Ferryland, Ferryland District 3044 18 Patrick Joseph Farrell Sr. (p) School teacher 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 2, 1917 Photograph of grave-site included.
NEWELL, James Georgetown, Port de Grave District 2429 18 William Newell (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
KEAN, Michael Cuckholds Cove Road, St. John's 2659 18 Richard Kean (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MESSERVY, Albert Arthur Sandy Point, St. George District 2853 18 Neiron Messervy (p) Fisherman 1916 No No Variant spelling of name - Messervey
CHAYTOR, Charles Greenspond, Bonavista District 3168 21 Elizabeth Hoddinott (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917 Variant spelling of name - Cheater, Cheator
POWER, Patrick John Tors Cove, Ferryland District 1083 31 Mrs. John Bennett Blacksmith 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MILLY, Frank 34 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 8114 29 Mrs. William Wheeler (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
JACOBS, Frederick James St. John's 1297 19 Mr. And Mrs. Jacobs (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
FRY, John 59 Flower Hill, St. John's 2734 24 Enoch Fry (p) Shoemaker 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
LAMBERT, Benjamin Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 1748 25 Elizabeth Lambert (p) Sailor 1915 Methodist No No
SULLEY, John Old Shop, Trinity District 3484 19 William Sulley (p) Machinist 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, December 7, 1917 Photograph of grave-site included.
CROWE, Henry S. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-25 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
PENNEY, William H. Carbonear, Carbonear District 941 19 Mrs. Israel Penney (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Discrepancy in name: Signature is Penney; CWGC is Penny.; Mother's name is given as Elizabeth in service file and as Susannah in CWGC website.
CLARE, Robert St. John's 210 28 John and Sarah Clare (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
RYAN, Gerald Francis St. John's 1061 19 Helen Ryan (p) Sailor 1915 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: attestation paper completed as Jeremiah, signature is variously Jeremiah /Jerry / Gerald. Named in mother's correspondence as Gerald.
WILLEY, Alexander J. Carbonear, Carbonear District 0-309 - 2635 20 Rev. F.G. Willey (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
SQUIRES, Walter E. V. Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3414 26 John A. Squires (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No See # 3191 for misfiled document
LACEY, Michael 10 Sebastian Street, St. John's 2619 24 Martin Lacey (p) Motor driver 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1267X
ROBERTS, Frank Wild Bight, Twillingate District 2522 18 Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Thursday, March 14, 1918
WALSH, Edward. 129 Military Road, St. John's 3565 19 Patrick A. Walsh (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HILLIER, William Edward Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District 3142 28 George Hillier (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, Abraham G. Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District 5996 24 Elijah King (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PORTER, Harold 140 Hamilton Street, St. John's 3209 20 Mary Porter (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOW, William St. John's 750 19 John Snow Chauffeur 1914 Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
AVERY, Henry Wilson Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District 5261 20 Jane Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BARRETT, Nathan Bishops Cove, Harbour Grace District 5230 19 George Barrett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WISEMAN, Stephen Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 1262 20 Mary Wiseman (p) Lumberman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DAWE, Joseph Twillingate, Twillingate District 328 20 George Dawe (o) Sailor 1914 Methodist No No
HEALE, Robert William St. John's 843 20 William Heale Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, July 3, 1916 Photographs of grave-site included
GILLINGHAM, Charles Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District 1445 20 John Samuel Gillingham (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Friday, September 28, 1917
MURPHY, Thomas 85 Longs Hill, St. John's 3492 18 Thomas Murphy (p) Student 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HANN, Richard Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5840 19 Joseph Hann (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PELLEY, Edgar Lewisporte, Twillingate District 3520 21 Herbert Pelley (o) Methodist 1917 Methodist No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1880X
GOSSE, Norman Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 5085 18 Sarah Gosse (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
NASH, Thomas 22 Adelaide Street, St. John's 4399 18 Margaret Nash (p) Assistant bookkeeper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, Richard Bacon Cove, Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 2354 21 Nicholas White (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 21, 1917
GREEN, Rupert Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2035 18 William Green (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CROKE, Thomas Joseph St. John's 653 20 Edward Croke (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
KEEL, Frederick Bonavista, Bonavista District 490 24 Elizabeth Keel (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
MILLER, Benjamin 27 Young Street, St. John's 300 19 Deborah Nash (p) Moulder 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
HEWITT, Walter Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District 8433 18 James Hewitt (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOLLETT, Frederick Spencers Cove, Long Island, Placentia Bay 4984 22 Albert Hollett (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GRANDY, Philip Roy Grand Bank, Burin District 2985 22 Dinah Grandy (p) Sailmaker 1916 Methodist No No
ALLEN, Alexander Haystack, Placentia-St. Marys District 5933 19 Albert Allen (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAIRD, Henry 289 New City Road, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 0-304 - 935 24 Henry Baird (p) Clerk 1915 Presbyterian No No Discrepancy in name: Harry
LILLY, Simeon Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District 3255 18 Mrs. MacDonald (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ELSWORTH, James Carmanville, Fogo District 625 25 Emelia Elsworth (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist Yes No Thursday, November 4, 1915 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Ellsworth.
COX, Lloyd Goulds, St. John's West District 4195 18 Ida Cox (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No