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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
OKEEFE, Patrick Joseph 128 Bond Street, St. John's 479 20 Michael O'Keefe (p) Painter 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BENSON, Frederick Chesley Salvage, Bonavista District 1049 21 James Brown (o) Fisherman 1915 No No
RIDER, Thomas Bonavista, Bonavista District 6021 25 Absalom Rider (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MERCER, Maxwell James Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 1446 19 Isaac (of Sam) Mercer Telegraph operator 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ISAACS, Thomas C. Burin, Burin District 3697 19 Robert Isaacs (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURTON, Andrew Long Island, Twillingate district 3776 19 George Burton (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
WALSH, Harold Anthony Battery Road, St. John's 3050 18 Stan Walsh (p) Student 1916 Roman Catholic No No
WEST, Garland Carmanville, Fogo District 1639 28 Joseph West (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist No No
HOUSE, John Greenspond, Bonavista District 2480 23 John House (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
SHEARS, Howard Jeffreys, St. George District 8341 19 George N.Shears (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LUFF, Selby (Silvia) Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District 5517 18 Wesley Luff (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
GILLINGHAM, Herbert Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 5608 27 Esau Gillingham (p) Theology student 1918 Methodist No No
GILLINGHAM, Jacob Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 8060 23 Bridget Gillingham (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUNT, Cecil Jameson 88 Barnes Road, St. John's 3384 19 Mrs. J.G. Hunt (p) Clerk 1917 Yes No Thursday, June 7, 1917
GOUDIE, James Northwest River, Labrador 6104 25 Allen Goudie (o) Trapper 1918 Methodist No No See also service #6102, Charles Michelin.
WORTHMAN, Theophilus Hearts Delight, Trinity District 5548 21 Joseph Worthman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DIDHAM, Edmund Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District 5187 23 John Didham (p) Millwright 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RICHARDS, John Topsail, Harbour Main District 5464 23 Michael Richards (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TAVENOR, Thomas Upper Battery Road, St. John's 4439 19 Michael Tavenor (p) Baker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HARNETT, Frank Seldom Come By, Fogo District 1612 30 Mary Harnett (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PIKE, Llewelyn 111 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4711 24 Jessie Lynch (p) Carpenter 1918 Congregationalist No No
ASHFORD, William J. Harbour Breton, Fortune District 8421 18 Thomas William Ashford (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
LEONARD, Michael 34 Livingstone Street, St. John's 3164 21 Michael Leonard (o) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
HOLDEN, Eric St. Clair Topsail Road, St. John's 2833 18 Richard K. Holden (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLLINS, George W. Balsom Street, St. John's 2448 18 James Joseph Collins (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
LOCKE, Sidney Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District 2053 19 Mrs. John Diamond (o) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
MCKINLAY, Joseph St. John's 748 23 Alexander McKinlay (p) Marine engineer 1914 Presbyterian No No
BUGDEN, Leighton St. John's 1544 19 John Bugden (o) Grocer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Also contains information related to the death of S.R. Edney, service #1714.
MACKLIN, Rupert Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom 3732 18 Amelia (William) Macklin (p) Marine engineer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No See Service # 3722 for misfiled document; Previously transcribed as Robert; Attestation papers completed as Rubert; Signature is Rupert
MARTIN, William P. Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1605 1915 No No Attestation papers not included
PRIMROY, John Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 1976 22 Susanna (William) Thistle (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
PRETTY, Cyril C. Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 8226 18 Emmanuel Pike (o) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COOK, Baxter Newtown, Bonavista District 5531 21 Cornelius Cook (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DIAMOND, Abijah Flowers Cove, St. Barbe District 5676 20 George Diamond (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ERLEY, Joseph Freshwater Road, St. John's 116 James Erley (p) Carpenter 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BASTOW, Bertram Henry. St. John's 1016 19 Margaret Bastow (p) Teamster 1915 Presbyterian No No See also service #1538, Matthew Rossiter, for a document relating to Pte. Bastow and his wife
HALFYARD, William Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District 5332 21 Josiah Halfyard (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
JONES, James Point of Bay, Laurenceton, Twillingate District 2245 22 Isaac Jones (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 11, 1917
PEYTON, Stephen Barr'd Island, Fogo District 2514 18 Delia Peyton (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, April 24, 1917
HANHAM, John Robert Burin, Burin District 1774 22 Benjamin Hanham (p) Seaman 1915 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
WINSOR, George Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5669 18 Theophilus Winsor (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
AVERY, Hezekiah Deep Bight, Random, Trinity District 5140 25 William Avery (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Saturday, June 15, 1918
BOUTCHER, John W. Mussel Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District 5940 24 Reuben Boutcher (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 12, 1918 Discrepancy in spelling of name - Boutcher, Butcher, Boucher: brothers William, John and Alexander each have varied spellings in file ; Died at sea enroute to UK.
HIPDITCH, David 50 George Street, St. John's 2286 22 Mrs. Thomas Hipditch (p) Teamster 1916 Roman Catholic No No
KEATING, Patrick Torbay, St. John's East District 3329 19 Thomas Keating (p) Banker 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
CLARKE, Josiah Whitbourne, Trinity District 1934 23 James Clarke (p) Cooper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
RYAN, Chesley Round Harbour, Twillingate District 5690 18 Thomas Ryan (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, January 9, 1919
PATEY, William Noddy Bay, Strait of Belle Isle, St. Barbe District 8456 22 Stephen Patey (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger. Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1850X.
MCCARTHY, Daniel Terrenceville, Fortune District 2993 20 Mrs. Michael McCarthy (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No