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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
COLLINS, John Joseph 128 George Street, St. John's 578 19 Edward Collins (p) Teamster 1914 Roman Catholic No No
THISTLE, Frederick 20 Charlton Street, St. John's 8283 19 Levi Thistle (p) Teamster 1917 Methodist No No
MARTIN, James Joseph 8 Sebastian Street, St. John's 2352 18 James Martin (p) Teamster 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
BOONE, John 35 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 8233 28 Kate Boone (s) Teamster 1917 Roman Catholic No No
DWYER, Martin Beach Hill, Bell Island, St. John's East District 2499 18 Thomas Dwyer (p) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic Yes Yes Sunday, December 30, 1917 POW Date: 1917
CHAFE, Jacob St. John's 2264 35 Mrs. Jacob Chafe (s) Teamster 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REID, James John St. John's 1067 27 Mrs. James Reid (s) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PARK, Edmund McIvers Cove, St. George District 3653 19 Reuben Park (p) Teamster 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAILEY, Roy 4 Temperance Street, St. John's 2210 19 Richard Bailey (p) Teamster 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CUNNINGHAM, John 9 Job Street, St. John's 4060 18 John Cunningham (p) Teamster 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BUSSEY, William 13 Larkins Square, St. John's 2350 24 Mrs. M. Bussey (p) Teamster 1916 No No
CHAFE, Martin F. 110 Barnes Road, St. John's 2578 35 Ellen Chafe (s) Teamster 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HEARN, Michael 119 Signal Hill Road, St. John's 5015 22 William LeGrow (p) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CRIMP, Harry 10 McDougall Street, St. John's 5040 23 Bride Crimp (o) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, James Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 8007 28 Mary Murphy (o) Teamster 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SIMMS, Charles 84 Pleasant Street, St. John's 5437 20 Henry Simms (p) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SPEARNS, John St. John's 1232 19 Annie Spearns (p) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
LERICHE, John Lakes Brook, Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2468 18 Frank LeRiche (p) Teamster 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARRON, Peter Francis St. John's 945 29 Alice Barron (s) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1916 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73
MCKENZIE, William Cartwright, Labrador 3227 22 Jane McKenzie (p) Teamster 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
ONEILL, Leo Southside, St. John's 4062 18 Patrick O'Neill (p) Teamster 1917 No No
COLFORD, George 45 New Gower Street, St. John's 16 23 Richard Colford (p) Teamster 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HUSSEY, William Thomas 51 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 356 28 Edward Hussey (p) Teamster 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
MAHAR, William 10 Codners Lane, St. John's 4717 19 Elizabeth Brien (o) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Maher
CURRAN, Daniel St. John's 1022 20 Ann Curran (p) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
NELSON, Charles St. John's 1592 19 Bride Nelson (p) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
KIELLY, Leo 17 Cuddihy Street, St. John's 6219 William Kielly (p) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 16
BUTLER, Isaac Port Rexton, Trinity District 3747 20 Willis Butler (p) Teaching 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BATTEN, Harold R. Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 4378 19 Samuel Batten (p) Teaching 1918 Methodist No No
COMBDEN, Walter Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District 3909 28 Eliza Combden (p) Teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SIMMS, Harold Fogo, Fogo District 3911 26 Thomas Simms (p) Teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HACKETT, Ignatius Wards Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District 4718 22 Michael Hackett (p) Teacher 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FLYNN, Gregory Daniel Avondale, Harbour Main District 0-302 - 0-311 - 3856 21 Patrick Flynn (p) Teacher 1917 Roman Catholic No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel 25.
TEMPLE, John Vincent Sandy Point, St. George District 232 21 Hannah Temple (p) Teacher 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALTERS, Ernest H. Champneys, Trinity District 2017 20 John Walters (p) Teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GEAR, James Joseph 7 Flower Hill, St. John's 695 20 Agnes Fitzpatrick (p) Teacher 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
NORMAN, Walter H. Cupids, Port de Grave District 2662 20 Nathan Norman (p) Teacher 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, February 27, 1917
BROWN, Elijah Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4646 18 Elijah Brown Sr. (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUDSON, Alexander Marshall Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 961 21 Allan Hudson (p) Teacher 1915 Methodist No No
HEFFERTON, Samuel Newtown, Bonavista District 4375 22 Jacob Hefferton (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STARKS, Walter Pools Island, Bonavista District 5704 18 Stephen Starks (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BISHOP, John F. Western Bay, Bay de Verde District 2780 31 Joseph Bishop (p) Teacher 1916 No No
ETHERIDGE, Gordon Champneys East, Trinity District 1858 23 John Etheridge (p) Teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
NEWMAN, James O. Barr'd Island, Fogo District 1944 24 James Newman (p) Teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TAVERNER, Chester George Little Bay, Twillingate District 3002 21 21 Teacher 1916 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Tavernor; signature is Taverner
PENNY, Garland English Harbour, Trinity District 3438 20 Francis Penny (p) Teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREENLAND, Hubert Bareneed, Port de Grave District 2624 19 John Greenland (p) Teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BISHOP, Allan Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 4275 21 Elizabeth Bishop (p) Teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAGGS, George Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 3919 21 Moses Baggs (p) Teacher 1917 Methodist No No
YOUNG, Sebastian P. Curling, St. George District 4257 20 Paul Young (p) Teacher 1917 Roman Catholic No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel