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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 PoWsort ascending Date of Death Commendations Notes
HILL, Lewis Campbellton, Twillingate District 6025 22 William Hill (p) Steward 1918 Methodist No No
HOLLETT, John Port au Bras, Burin District 8259 18 Arthur Hollett (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger. Previously transcribed as Hallett.
GRANT, Douglas George 173 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4643 31 James Grant (p) Clerk 1918 Presbyterian No No
DAVIS, John Bell Island, St. John's East District 738 19 William Davis (o) Miner 1914 No No PDF
YATES, Allan New Bay, Twillingate District 8362 21 Walter Yates (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
DUNPHY, Patrick 25 Burkes Square, St. John's 4447 18 Martin Dunphy (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
RIDEOUT, Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 4483 19 Alice Rideout (p) Engine driver 1918 Salvation Army No No
CAUL, John Joseph 11 Central Street, St. John's 374 24 Ann Caul (p) - Bride Caul (o) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
YETMAN, Nathan Bell Island, St. John's East District 1700 20 John Yetman (p) Miner 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
HARRIS, James St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District 6126 24 John Harris (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PILLEY, Dorman Exploits Bay, Twillingate District 2243 21 Edmond Pilley (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
TIBBO, Henry Grand John, Fortune District 1720 20 Thomas Tibbo (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
OSBOURNE, Eleazer Community: Blaketown, Trinity District 5738 21 James Osbourne (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Osborne
COADY, Daniel Outer Cove, C. [Conception?] Bay [district unknown] 4628 22 Catherine Coady (p) Blacksmith 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CAREW, David Michael St. John's 776 19 David Carew (p) Shoeworker 1914 Yes No Thursday, October 7, 1915 Also see # 253 for additional document.
LUFF, Elias Campbellton, Twillingate District 1347 21 Lydia Luff (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No
SHEPPARD, Henry Catalina, Trinity District 5915 20 James Sheppard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CROAKE, James 16 Haggerty Street, St. John's 2602 20 Edward Croake (p) Broom maker 1916 No No Variant spelling of name - Croke
BURT, Eric St. John's 1152 19 Jemima Burt (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
WELLMAN, Edward St. John's 0-301 - 674 19 Moses Wellman (p) Painter 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
PROWSE, William St. John's 925 22 Charles Prowse (p) Grocer 1915 Yes No Tuesday, July 18, 1916
GOSSE, William Topsail Road, St. John's 3548 18 Moses Gosse (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BISHOP, Ernest Cupids, Port de Grave District 5593 19 George Bishop (p) School teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREEN, Hubert Random, Trinity District 3128 20 Joseph Green (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
SAMMS, Reuben Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3979 37 Phoebe Samms (s) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
JOHNSON, John Joseph 45 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 135 21 Andrew Johnson (p) Labourer 1914 Yes No Sunday, July 2, 1916
MURPHY, Edwin 22 Alexander Street, St. John's 4423 18 John Murphy (p) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
EATON, Duncan McKinnon St. John's 811 Dry goods clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.
PIKE, George Whitbourne, Trinity District 3558 20 Moses Pike (o) Cooper 1917 Methodist No No
OBRIEN, Thomas Joseph Blackmarsh Road, St. John's 657 21 Richard O'Brien (p) Water worker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MOSS, Hector Jamestown, Bonavista District 1492 20 Susanna Moss (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLLIER, George Three Rock Cove, St. George District 4915 18 Thomas Collier (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
VATER, James Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 2064 21 James Vater (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
ABBOTT, James C. Sandy Point, St. George District 8414 22 Annie Abbott (s) Scaler 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ORGAN, David Great Jervais, Fortune District 3177 22 Margaret Long (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BUFFETT, Henry Milltown, Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District 2798 20 Benjamin Buffett (p) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously shown as from Millertown, Twillingate District
PRICE, Henry Torbay Road, St. John's 2203 19 Mrs. Joseph Price (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POTTS, B. W. [Brian Wildridge] Blackwells Islands, New York, USA 8093 - 3060 25 Jane A. Potts (p) 1917 No No See also service # 3060; Brian Wildridge Potts originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917 and transferred to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in 1918.
AYLWARD, Nicholas Topsail Road, St. John's 4766 19 Michael Aylward (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KOOLERY, James 84 McFarlane Street, St. John's 4412 18 George Koolery (p) 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discharged underaged.
TEMPLE, Esau Normans Cove, Trinity District 5026 24 Peter Temple (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CRAWLEY, Michael Chapels Cove, Harbour Main District 5820 19 Edward Crawley (p) Fishing 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CHAMPION, Joseph Botwood, Twillingate District 8422 36 Sarah Champion (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
MEWS, John Courtney Bell Island, St. John's East District 3385 20 James L. Mews (p) Surveyor 1917 Methodist No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1862X
PETRIE, Walter James Princes Street, St. John's 566 19 Lillian Petrie (s) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
TOBIN, Patrick Francis St. John's 1209 20 Bridget J. Shortall (p) Student 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, December 27, 1916
WILSON, William Patrick 51 Carters Hill, St. John's 2731 19 Andrew Wilson (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
JANES, Thomas Patrick 60 McFarlane Street, St. John's 136 20 John Janes (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
FUREY, Alphonsus St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District 6213 19 William Furey (p) Student 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KEAN, Baxter W Brookfield, Bonavista District 0-270 - 3838 21 Job Kean (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel