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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
Leo Power St. Kyrans, Placentia-St. Marys District 6207 22 Thomas Power (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
IVANY, Lewis English Harbour, Trinity District 3262 22 James Ivany (p) Machinist 1916 Methodist No No
NEIL, Archibald Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5666 19 Thomas Neil (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HICKEY, William Francis 38 Flower Hill, St. John's 119 22 Michael Hickey (p) Tinsmith 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BAKER, Gilbert George Fosters Point, Trinity District 3507 21 Mrs. Moses Seaward (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
KNIGHT, William 44 Bannerman Street, St. John's 373 22 Ann Knight (s) Mechanical engineer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
FORSEY, Frederick Fortune, Burin District 4005 18 Philip Forsey (p) Sailor 1917 Methodist No No
ROBERTS, Justin Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 4905 21 Thomas Roberts (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SEXTON, Edward Tilting, Twillingate District 3013 22 Thomas Sexton (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
GRANDY, Wilfred Garnish, Fortune District 5636 19 James H. Grandy (p) School teacher 1918 Methodist No No
LAWRENCE, Frederick Bonavista, Bonavista District 3691 18 John Lawrence (p) Tinsmith 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURT, Gladstone Rendell 279 Southside Road, St. John's 0-263 - 54 20 Joshua Burt (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist No No
DAY, James Old Shop, Trinity District 5430 20 Abner Day (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, Zachariah Smith Sound, Trinity District 1467 22 Mary Ann Smith (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
NEWMAN, Robert Allan Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4245 20 Henry Newman (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
COLE, James Lower Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 5884 23 Alfred Cole (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JOHNSON, Edward John 11 Larkin Square, St. John's 2307 18 George Johnson (p) Farmer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
VIGUERS, William St. John's 1171 19 Annie Viguers (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PINSENT, Steward Dildo, Trinity District 1158 25 Emma Pinsent (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Discrepancy in spelling of name - Stewart on family correspondence; signature is Steward
LAFITTE, Thomas Fox Island River, Port au Port, St. George District 4782 26 Alexander LaFitte (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
THORNE, Walter Thomas New Harbour, Trinity District 1629 21 Robert Thorne (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
HICKEY, James Joseph 56 Barters Hill, St. John's 113 23 William Hickey (p) Painter 1914 Roman Catholic No No
ANTHONY, William Charles Seldom Come By, Fogo District 3139 23 Samuel Anthony (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
OTOOLE, Allan Caplin Bay, Ferryland District 3073 18 Mary O'Toole (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service
LEGROW, Willis K. Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 4968 22 Eli LeGrow (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CRAMM, Charles Botwood, Twillingate District 4148 18 Samuel Cramm (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
MORRIS, John Edgar 2 Feild Street, St. John's 120 17 George and Agnes Morris (p) Truckman - telegraph operator 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2002X
SAUNDERS, Lewis Point Leamington, Twillingate District 2768 21 Adam Saunders (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No
TURNER, John Conducting officer n/a 1918 No No Attached to Regiment HQ from British Columbia Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger
HAMILTON, William Henry Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District 3318 22 Robert Hamilton (p) Mechanic 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUGDEN, Baxter English Harbour, Trinity District 3459 18 Albert Bugden (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
CANDOW, Herbert McDonald 109 New Gower Street, St. John's 4674 18 Walter Candow (p) Shoemaker 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WELLS, Clarence Augustus Grand Falls, Twillingate District 730 21 Edward Wells (p) Clerk 1914 No No
NEWHOOK, Samuel Dildo, Trinity District 5253 24 Edward Newhook (p) Operator 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COADY, Andrew St. John's 775 - 8096 19 Richard Coady (o) Labourer 1914 No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917
WALSH, Patrick Joseph. 18 Burke Square, St. John's 286 25 Norah Waddleton (p) Longshoreman 1914 Roman Catholic No No Initially reported as a POW but had been left by the Germans due to his injuries. He remained in a shell hole for 10 days prior to being recovered by a British unit.
FRENCH, Joseph Chesley Winterton,Trinity District 2151 19 Mrs. Walter French (p) Barkerman 1916 Methodist No No
PIKE, Launcelot Lamaline, Burin District 1161 21 Mary Ann Pike (p) Labourer (builder's contractor) 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GARDNER, Fred British Harbour, Trinity District 2475 23 Eli Gardner (p) Fisherman and lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Saturday, December 28, 1918 POW Date: 1917 Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Frederick Joseph Lewis Gardner.
CLARKE, Eleazer Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4692 20 Thomas Clarke (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, William Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3917 21 Joseph Parsons (p) Blacksmith 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
ABBOTT, John Middle Brook, Bonavista District 6123 19 George Abbott (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
ROWE, William Norris Arm, Twillingate District 5722 23 Edward Rowe (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PARSONS, Wilfred C. Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 1876 18 Mrs. Wm Parsons(p) Operator 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discharged medically unfit 21 March 1917; attested for Newfoundland Forestry Companies 29 Jan. 1918, discharged 18 Feb. 1918.
YOUNG, William Clam Bank Cove, St. George District 8286 20 Victor Young (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
JONES, Heber St. Phillips, St. John's West District 2783 22 Jordan Jones (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
RICE, Stafford Bear Cove, White Bay, St. Barbe District 5631 18 Andrew Rice (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROMAINE, Harold Port au Port, St. George District 2169 23 Mrs. John Romaine (p) Papermaker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
GIBBONS, Daniel Lumsden North, Fogo District 6089 18 Stephen Gibbons (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TIZZARD, Gordon St. John's 753 20 Simeon Tizzard (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, April 10, 1918