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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 descending Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
PITTMAN, Thomas Merasheen, Placentia-St. Marys District 5522 23 Philip Pittman (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SNOW, Robert Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 2565 19 Thomas Snow (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
COLLINS, Ronald Middle Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4840 20 Mrs. John Collins (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARKE, Eleazer Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4692 20 Thomas Clarke (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PYNN, Charles Quirpon, St. Barbe District 1953 23 Sarah Pynn (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
JOHNSON, Augustus St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 6016 19 James Johnson (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No Variant spelling of name - recruit's signature is Johnson; forms were completed as Johnston; 1921 census lists two families of Johnson in St. Anthony.
SPURRELL, Richard Hearts Ease, Random, Trinity District 1745 20 Moses Spurrell (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, April 4, 1917
DIAMOND, Joseph Flowers Cove, St. Barbe District 4288 18 George Diamond (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BRINSON, Elam Change Islands, Fogo District 5294 24 George Brinson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FRAMPTON, William White Rock, Smith Sound, Trinity Bay 5121 19 Kenneth Frampton (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BEAZLEY, William L. Epworth, Burin District 3303 22 Samuel Beazley (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No
CHAFE, Peter Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 6338 21 Mary Ann Chafe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JESSO, Leo Francis Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1812 19 Joseph Jesso (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
FELTHAM, Joseph Badgers Quay, Bonavista District 5129 18 Mrs. Hannah [Anna] Feltham (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMALL, Percy Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4033 18 Jabez Small (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
WELLS, Parmenas Change Islands, Fogo District 5956 21 Eli Wells (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BOLGER, David Francis West St. Modeste, Labrador 3418 28 John Bulger (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: signature is Bolger, form completed as Bulger.
HOOPER, Albert Norman Port au Port, St. George District 248 24 Walter Hooper (o) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
DUCEY, Thomas Keels, Bonavista District 5169 24 Lawrence Ducey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MEANEY, Basil Caplin Bay, Fogo District 8352 19 Thomas Meaney (p) Fisherman 1917 Attestation papers not included. No No
RYAN, Colin Port Rexton, Trinity District 3671 20 Mrs. William Ryan (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WINSOR, Hedley G. Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5066 21 Joseph Winsor (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MUGFORD, Luke Little Bear Cove, Notre Dame Bay 2036 21 John Mugford (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
BESSEY, Reuben Cape Onion, St. Barbe District 4182 18 Samuel Bessey (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
FORD, John Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4836 25 Mrs. Robert Ford (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MAY, Clarence Lally Cove, Fortune District 6140 21 William May (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURT, Charles Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2647 23 Andrew Burt (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
ANDERSON, Samuel 15 Tessiers Place, St. John's 6321 21 Mary Ann Anderson (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BATSTONE, Mack Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District 5683 20 John Batstone (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BROWN, Hedley Badgers Quay, Bonavista District 5146 20 Tobias Brown (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DEARIN, William Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 6340 21 Eliza Dearin (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
FRIZZELL, Richard Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District 5182 23 Henry Frizzell (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Frizzell, Frizzel, Frizell, Frizzal, Frizzil. Attestation papers are completed as Frizzal.
POWER, Maurice. Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5781 20 Cornelius Power (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LANGER, George Thoroughfare, Trinity District 3805 20 William Langer (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
GIDGE, George Fridays Bay, Twillingate District 6300 25 Thomas Gidge (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
JONES, Heber Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 2639 21 Mrs. Abel Jones (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No
KNEE, Matthew Pools Island, Bonavista District 2342 19 Cornelius Knee (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
LOCKE, James Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 4073 18 Lionel Locke (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
HOPKINS, Frederick Kettle Cove, Twillingate District 4155 20 George Hopkins (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BAKER, Mahlon Elliston, Trinity District 3835 21 Robert Baker (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in given name: Malcolm;
QUINTON, Augustus Red Cliff, Bonavista District 2195 19 William Quinton (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, November 19, 1916
WALSH, Michael Coachmans Cove, St. Barbe District 5612 20 Joseph Walsh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DAWE, Harvey Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 4594 30 John Dawe (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HART, John Island Harbour, Fogo District 3550 25 Henry Hart (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
REID, Samuel Stewart Hearts Delight, Trinity District 2366 21 Solomon Reid (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, January 5, 1917
BENNETT, John Cape St. George, St. George District 6101 19 Annie Bennett (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ADEY, William Henry Adeytown, Trinity District 1614 20 Jessie Adey (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
BOONE, Nathan South River, Port de Grave District 992 25 Daniel Boone (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RANDELL, Elam Port Rexton, Trinity District 2501 20 Joseph Randell (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOMINIC, James Little Reach, Fortune District 5306 19 Stephen Dominic (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No