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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 Occupationsort ascending Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
WOOLDRIDGE, Medley Burnt Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 3396 19 William Woolridge (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Wooldridge - Woolridge
STROUD, John Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 2644 24 Mrs. John Stroud (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, December 1, 1917 Photograph of grave-site included.
HUNT, Victor Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8389 33 Flossie Hunt (s) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
HUXTER, Dorman Springdale, Twillingate District 5289 19 Nathaniel Huxter (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
BURSEY, Arch Gambo, Bonavista District 2290 22 John Bursey (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No No Also contains 1918 attestation for Forestry Companies.
FROST, William Bertram Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8109 19 Lumberman 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
YATES, Allan New Bay, Twillingate District 8362 21 Walter Yates (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
RUSSELL, Joseph Lewisport, Twillingate District 2299 20 William Russell (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, October 18, 1916
CHATER, William Botwood, Twillingate District 2379 18 Bernard Chater (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917 Variant spelling of name - Chayter, Chaytor, Chater, Cheator
HALL, Patrick Joseph Port au Port, St. George District 8245 18 Alexander Hall (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GILLAM, George C. [Charles] Robinsons, St. George District 4941 21 James Gillam (p) Lumberman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested as George; includes documents completed as Charlie Gillam.
MCDONALD, William Norris Arm, Twillingate District 8465 19 Thomas McDonald (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CRAMM, Charles Botwood, Twillingate District 4148 18 Samuel Cramm (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
FARR, Bennett Carters Cove, Twillingate District 3724 22 John Farr (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
YATES, Harold Cottrells Cove, New Bay, Twillingate District 3910 27 Sidney Yates (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
STROUDE, Fred Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 1325 & 8083 21 Priscilla Stroude (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No additional service records under Regimental number 8083.
PIKE, Alfred E. Springdale, Twillingate District 8188 24 Annie Pike (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
FUDGE, Ambrose Newstead, Twillingate District 8056 25 Mrs. William Langdon (o) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
CONNORS, Michael Norris Arm, Twillingate District 8467 26 Peter Connors (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ANDREWS, Adam Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District 8122 26 William Andrews (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEFFORD, Thomas Berkley New Harbour, Trinity District 1532 21 Lydia Hefford (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
STROUDE, Fred Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 1325 & 8083 21 Priscilla Stroude (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No additional service records under Regimental number 8083.
GOSSE, Jonathan Dildo Harbour, Trinity District 2629 21 Moses Gosse (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist - Church of England No No Discrepancy in religion.
HOSKINS, William J. St. Albans, Fortune District 6227 24 Thomas Hoskins (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WELLS, Elias J. Horwood, Fogo District 8451 23 Nellie Wells (s) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
BALL, Archibald James Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 2457 21 William Ball (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
MCGINN, John Change Islands, Fogo District 8167 21 Susie McGinn (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
ROSE, Stephen H. Comfort Cove, Twillingate District 4206 19 John Rose (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No See Regt. # 4006 for misfiled document
RYAN, John Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 8178 25 James Ryan (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
JAMES, Noel G Beaminster, Dorset, England, United Kingdom - Sudbury Street, St. John's 0-171 - 3486 27 Florence James (s) Lumberman 1917 Presbyterian No No
RUMBOLT, Ezekiel Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5663 24 Lorenzo Rumbolt (p) Lumberman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RENDELL, Chesley Rattling Brook, Trinity District 3861 23 Job Rendell (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
POWELL, Garland Happy Adventure, Bonavista District 2816 18 James Powell (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Friday, March 2, 1917
WHITE, Allan La Scie, St. Barbe District 2643 35 Mrs. Allan White (s) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No No
MOORE, Victor R. Dildo, Trinity District 8357 18 Victor Moore (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, Howard Dildo, Trinity District 1665 18 Thomas Smith (of John) (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, June 3, 1916
BALL, Hayward Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2199 19 Mrs. Harry Ball (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
WATKINS, Robert James Botwood, Twillingate District 1426 24 Ephraim Watkins (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
LAYTE, Charles Gander Bay, Fogo District 8271 37 Edith Layte (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
PATEY, Henry Point Leamington, Twillingate District 8099 26 Mrs. Leonard Thompson (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REARDON, Stanley Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 8505 22 Robert Reardon (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COSH, Archibald Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 3716 23 Mrs. J[?] Mary Cosh (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
LANE, Enos Millertown, Twillingate District 8115 37 Annie Lane (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No PDF
BROWN, Charlie Gambo, Bonavista District 1491 22 Robert Brown Sr. (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
PIKE, Joseph St. Lawrence, Burin District 8445 19 Alfred Pike (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
YOUNG, Michael Clam Bank Cove, St. George District 8287 17 Mary Young (o) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CHAULK, Garland Ladle Cove, Fogo District 4208 19 Jesse Chaulk (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
FEWER, William Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 8480 55 Bridget Fewer Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers not included.
GILLETT, Walter Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 2540 23 Mrs. Eli Snelgrove (o) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CARPENTER, John Port Blandford, Bonavista District 4861 20 Thomas Carpenter (p) Lumberman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No