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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 Deathsort descending Commendations Notes
WALTERS, Alexander Burnt Islands, Burgeo District 2549 33 Mrs. Jabez Edmonds (o) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROBINSON, William Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 4449 33 Mrs. T.A. Hall (o Civil enginee 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUIRES, Benjamin 9 Patrick Street, St. John's 8359 24 Rose A. Squires (s) Mechanic 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1092X.
CRANFORD, Moses New Harbour, Trinity District 1579 23 Eliza (Cranford) Pitcher (p) Constable 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CURTIS, Charles Horse Island, St. Barbe District 5823 20 William Curtis (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
KELLY, Michael 23 Livingstone Street, St. John's 8181 18 Mary A. Kelly (p) Sail maker and labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HAYDON, John Caplin Bay, Ferryland District 5390 20 John Haydon (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
EARLES, Edward Battery Road, St. John's 2650 21 Mrs. Edward Earles (p) Labourer 1916 No No
DECKER, James Cape Onion, St. Barbe District 8512 24 Henry Decker (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
HOLLETT, Alfred Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2445 20 Wilson Hollett (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LANGDON, Kenneth Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 3387 19 Richard Langdon (p) Lumberjack 1917 Methodist No No See also service #3337, Benjamin Stead, for will
RANDELL, Elam Port Rexton, Trinity District 2501 20 Joseph Randell (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NICHOLAS, Arthur Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District 5640 20 Caroline Nicholas (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NORRIS, Edward Michael Joseph St. John's 1026 36 James J. Norris (p) Painter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
TREBBLE, William 11 Knight Street, St. John's 18 26 James Trebble (p) Fireman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COOPER, John Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District 4142 19 William Cooper (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
IVANY, Lewis English Harbour, Trinity District 3262 22 James Ivany (p) Machinist 1916 Methodist No No
KING, Frederick Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District 3319 21 Alfred John King (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAKER, Gilbert George Fosters Point, Trinity District 3507 21 Mrs. Moses Seaward (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
THORNE, Andrew New Harbour, Trinity District 4755 22 William Thorne (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CRANE, Joseph Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 736 22 Mary Anne Smith (o) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also contains documents relating to service #2765, Archibald Crane
SEXTON, Edward Tilting, Twillingate District 3013 22 Thomas Sexton (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
DAY, James Old Shop, Trinity District 5430 20 Abner Day (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JONES, Ephraim Laurenceton, Twillingate District 2324 21 Mrs. E. A. Jones (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
MOREY, Lemuel Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District 1967 20 John Morey (p) Seaman 1915 Methodist No No
WALKINS, Michael James 8 Bannerman St., St. John's 8195 19 Ellen F. Walkins (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger; Previously transcribed as Watkins.
YARD, James Witless Bay, Ferryland District 5744 22 Christopher Yard (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, Hezekiah Catalina, Trinity District 5739 23 Jesse Brown (p) School teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STARKS, Willie Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District 5554 18 Samuel Starks (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LAFITTE, Thomas Fox Island River, Port au Port, St. George District 4782 26 Alexander LaFitte (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MARSHALL, Frederick Walter 131 Albert Palace Mansions, Battersea, United Kingdom 0-34 - 608 Mrs. F. W. Marshall 1914 No No PDF No attestation papers. Formerly London, England. Granted honourary commission.
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
LEDREW, Bertram Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1837 18 Isaac LeDrew (p) Blacksmith 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNY, Michael 42 Powers Avenue, St. John's 0-50 - 3278 21 Thomas Penny (p) Draper 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: signature is Penny, documents are Penney
RIDEOUT, Hardy Lewisporte, Twillingate District 3144 18 Jabez Rideout (p) Factory man 1916 Methodist No No
SAUNDERS, Lewis Point Leamington, Twillingate District 2768 21 Adam Saunders (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army 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
LEGGE, Caleb Hearts Delight, Trinity District 5503 23 Samuel Legge (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOORE, William Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2987 20 John Moore (p) Painter 1916 Salvation Army No No PDF
SPURRELL, Charles Patrick 41 Wickford Street, St. John's 378 20 John Spurrell (p) Bookmaker 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
STRONG, Saul Fortune, Burin District 3564 18 John Strong (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
PAUL, Lawrence Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 3358 18 James Paul (o) Pulp mill worker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
KENNEDY, Samuel L. St. John's 1301 27 Lizzie Janes (o) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ABBOTT, John Middle Brook, Bonavista District 6123 19 George Abbott (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
HODGE, Thomas Fogo, Fogo District 2265 24 John W. Hodge (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
ROWE, William Norris Arm, Twillingate District 5722 23 Edward Rowe (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WOODS, Lloyd W. 68 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 0-184 - 660 24 Sydney Woods (p) 1914 No No
NICOL, Rex Emmanuel St. John's 1740 15 Charles M. Nichol Tailor 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15 Variant spelling of name - Nichol.
PEET, Chesley Morton 14 Brazils Square, St. John's 235 20 Samuel H. Peet (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist No No