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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
UDLE, Albert / Robert 57 Monkstown Road, St. John's 1990 22 James Udle (o) Expressman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name: Albert written on attestation paper; signature is R. Udle; documents completed as both Albert and Robert; grave marker and census records are Robert
JANES, Howard Leroy 52 Leslie Street, St. John's 2914 20 W.J. Janes (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STONE, George Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 772 19 W.P. Stone (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, Timothy Catalina, Trinity District 3933 19 Bridget Walsh (p) Sailor 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CURNEW, James Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 1337 22 Mr. And Mrs. Curnew (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No Also contains documents of service #1339, William Carew, bearing the incorrect service number.
CHAPLIN, Harold G. 0-243 Mark Chaplin Doctor 1916 Yes No Monday, June 5, 1916 Correspondence; Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger; not attached to Newfoundland Regiment;Royal Naval Reserve attached to Royal Navy vessel HMS Hampshire (lost 5 June 1916)
MOORE, Albert Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2698 19 Arthur Moore (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
EAGAN, Patrick Keels, Bonavista District 1764 28 Patrick Eagan Sr. (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, July 2, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included
FRAMPTON, George Gin Cove, Smith Sound, Trinity District 3766 31 William Frampton (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLTON, Cyril B Water Street West, St. John's 4402 18 Sarah Colton (p) Gas Works worker 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ALLEN, Wilfred Thomas St. John's 263 28 Mrs. Clarke (o) Miner 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DELANEY, Bernard Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 4408 18 Mark Delaney (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HEARN, Matthew 10 Alexander Street, St. John's 2556 21 John J. Hearn (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2565X
GODFREY, George Jersey, England, United Kingdom 4068 31 Magdalene Godfrey (o) Sailor 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SULEY, Ambrose Whitbourne, Trinity District 3610 20 John Suley (p) Cooper 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name: Sulley
CRANFORD, Walter New Harbour, Trinity District 8005 22 Charles Cranford (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNY, Benjamin Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 6173 21 Thomas Penny (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HUSSEY, Thomas B. Kenmount Road, St. John's 8501 33 John Hussey (p) Filer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SPENCER, H. Bennett Twillingate, Twillingate District 2592 21 Mark Spencer (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Monday, April 23, 1917
MAYO, Fletcher Bulls Cove, Burin District 3017 20 Samuel Mayo (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
HULL, Victor Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 5471 18 John Hull (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Thursday, June 8, 1916
GIDGE, Edward Twillingate, Twillingate District 3650 19 Thomas Gidge (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
KEEPING, Mack Fortune, Burin District 3299 19 Mary Keeping (p) Sailor 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
KENDELL, Nathaniel Pushthrough, Fortune District 5571 19 Edward Kendell (p) Enginner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attached to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies Aug. 1918.
PARDY, Joseph Port Blandford, Bonavista District 5167 27 Richard Pardy (p) Section man 1918 Methodist No No
PLOUGHMAN - PLOWMAN, Robert Port Rexton, Trinity District 3485 24 Peter Ploughman - Plowman (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name: surname spelled differently on each copy of attestation form; visible signature is Plowman; local spelling is Ploughman
BANFIELD, Albert W. Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 1687 22 Samuel Banfield (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OLDFORD, William Salvage, Bonavista District 5160 22 James Oldford (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HACKETT, Thomas Joseph (aka Thomas Murphy) 18 Holloway Street, St. John's 408 23 Elizabeth Hackett (p) Telegraph operator 1914 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
YOUNG, Isaac Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3792 23 Emmanuel Young (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HANN, Brigam Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3799 18 Jacob Hann (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, September 30, 1918
BURTON, Walter 153 New Gower Street, St. John's 5264 23 Henry Burton (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEARNING, Robert G. 396 Southside Road, St. John's 8454 34 Mary Learning (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
SIMMS, Frederick William Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 8198 18 John Simms (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DALTON, James Regina, Placentia-St. Marys District 5030 25 Stephen Dalton (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COOPER, Peter J. St. John's 786 24 Peter J. Cooper (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
DUFFETT, James Freshwater Road, St. John's 6198 17 William Duffett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STRONG, Charles St. Clair Mundy Pond Road, St. John's - Southside Road, St. John's 0-9 - 30 25 William G. Strong (p) Accountant 1914 Yes No Monday, April 15, 1918 I
PAUL, Frank Badger Brook, Twillingate District 4667 20 John Paul (p) Trapper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GOODYEAR, Harold Kenneth Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-74 - 1193 Louisa Goodyear (p) 1915 No No Partial attestation papers included. Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment; transferred his commission to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917. Includes documents relating to # 3428 Patrick Whelan.
MOYLES, George Lewisporte, Twillingate District 8169 27 Eveline Moyles (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
FRAMPTON, John Burin Bay, Burin District 4102 18 Thomas Frampton (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Saturday, November 23, 1918
RYAN, Joshua Charles Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 3108 21 Naomi H. Ryan (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No
ELLIOTT, Erastus Locks Cove, Hare Bay, Fortune District 3940 18 Benjamin Elliott (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIDEOUT, Ford Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 3736 22 Samuel Rideout (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
CASSELL, Darius Hooping Harbour, St. Barbe District 4069 19 Thomas Cassell (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MEANEY, John A. Carters Hill, St. John's 2396 18 J.T. Meaney (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
HARNETT, Lewis Campbellton, Twillingate District 6015 20 Mary Jane Kearley (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
ROBINSON, Reuben Thomas Brooms Bottom, Bay of Islands, St. George District 631 20 Jane Robinson (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No