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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 descending Date of Death Commendations Notes
HARRIS, Spurgeon Bonavista Bay [district unknown]**** 4813 24 Gibbs Harris (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PATERSON, W.T. n/a Medical officer 1919 No No Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.
FREAKE, James Lewisporte, Twillingate District 1611 21 Henry Freake (p) Railroad conductor 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HALADAY, Thomas Britannia Cove, Trinity District 2610 21 John Haladay (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Halliday
HEATH, Job Botwood, Twillingate District 2478 18 Mrs. Elijah Rideout (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No No
WALSH, William Francis 6 Fleming Street, St. John's 2980 18 John Walsh (p) Banker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MITCHELMORE, George Green Island Cove, St. Barbe District 2872 23 George Mitchelmore (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 23, 1917
CHAPMAN, William Rencontre, Hermatige Bay, Fortune District 5563 20 James Chapman (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also lists Burgeo as district in some of the correspondence.
HATCHER, Henry Lumsden, Fogo District 6179 23 John Hatcher (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
COMBDEN, Walter Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District 3909 28 Eliza Combden (p) Teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FRIZELL, William Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District 3279 21 Charles Frizell (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BAKER, George Clarenville, Trinity District 1439 22 Caleb Baker (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
SHORT, Thomas Bonavista, Bonavista District 5886 19 Louisa Short (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CULL, Simeon Barr'd Island, Fogo District 5908 20 James Cull (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
MANSFIELD, Edward St. John's 749 30 James Mansfield (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PENNEY, Henry Big Braha, St. Barbe District 4920 20 William Penney (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Signature is Penney; documents are Penny
RUSSELL, John St. John's 917 18 Edward Russell (p) Confectioner 1915 Methodist No No
HUTCHCROFT, William Point Leamington, Twillingate District 8507 25 Arthur Hutchcroft (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
WHITE, Willis Comfort Cove, Twillingate District 739 19 Sarah Rose (s) Lumberman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 See also service #733
GREENE, Gordon 7 Parade Street, St. John's 156 24 William Greene (p) Shoe salesman 1914 Methodist No No
OAKE, Frederick Change Islands, Fogo District 4228 18 John Oake (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCGORY, David St. John's 1063 18 Amelia McGory (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - McGrory.
AYERS, Samuel George Fortune, Burin District 4007 18 Samuel Ayers (p) Sailor 1917 Methodist No No
MAHER, Richard Argentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 2260 19 Alexander Maher (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HILLIER, Bennett Campbellton, Twillingate District 6026 22 Charles Hillier (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
PITT, Percy 29 Cochrane Street, St. John's 3511 21 Anna Pitt (p) Chartered accountant 1917 Church of England (Anglican) - Methodist Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917 Discrepancy in religion
CAMPBELL, Duncan Cape St. George, St. George District 4219 23 John Campbell (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
KENNEDY, Edward Joseph 6 Joy Square, St. John's 2758 19 Edward Kennedy (p) Tailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No
PARDY, Manuel Little Burnt Bay, Twillingate District 5817 23 Mary Loder (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
OLIVER, Jeremiah Gull Island, Bay de Verde District 5330 21 Andrew Oliver (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GARF, Fred 27 Power Street, St. John's 125 20 Charles Garf (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BLACKMORE, Edgar Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 1578 20 Henry Blackmore (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
YOUNG, Benjamin Codroy, St. George District 2106 19 Deborah Young (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEFRESNE, Norman Isle aux Morts, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2648 19 P.J. LeFresne (o) School teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Le Fresne
PEARCE, Vernon Malcolm St. John's 832 19 George Pearce (p) Long shoreman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OXFORD, Henry Rencontre, Fortune District 2926 17 Samuel Oxford (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARVEY, Timothy St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 1768 24 Mrs. Patrick Makum (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Jacob Norman's Cove, Trinity Bay, Trinity District 8144 25 Mrs. Sarah Smith (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
LUNDRIGAN, Allan 8 Gilmore Street, St. John's 5247 22 William Lundrigan (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DULEY, Cyril Chancey 51 Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 0-39 - 872 24 Thomas James Duley (p) 1914 No No PDF See Regt. # 654 for misfiled document
STRIDE, Bransome Bridgeport, Twillingate District 4252 19 James Stride (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, February 14, 1920 Photograph of grave-site included.
ALSOP, Robert Carteret 63 Freshwater Road, St. John's 2978 30 Eva Alsop (o) Bank clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: Robert Castenet Alsop.
NOLAN, Clifford Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 6174 19 Elizabeth Nolan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MORGAN, William Port de Grave, Port de Grave District 6315 20 Joseph Morgan (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BENNETT, Stewart Fogo, Fogo District 3204 21 William Bennett (p) Storekeeper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOSSE, Richard Dildo, Trinity District 8080 18 Moses Gosse (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
REDMOND, Richard Sylvester Avondale, Harbour Main District 1329 20 Elizabeth Redmond (p) Paper maker 1915 Roman Catholic No No Previously transcribed as Redman.
ELLIOTT, John G. Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 4822 18 Mrs. George Elliott (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
RICHARDSON, Patrick St. John's 1234 20 Jane Richardson (p) Book assistant 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MCNEIL, Donald Fraser McNeil Street, St. John's 411 19 Fannie McNeil (p) Watchmaker 1914 Church of England (Anglican) - Methodist Yes No Thursday, July 6, 1916