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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
SMITH, Samuel Blaketown, Trinity District 4309 21 Frederick Smith (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DALTON, William Patrick St. John's 842 18 Mrs. William Dalton (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
STRONG, Herbert Clarenville, Trinity District 1662 19 Ebenezer Strong (p) Machinist 1915 Methodist No No
THOMPSON, John St. John's 139 21 William Thompson (p) Labourer 1914 Methodist No No
GOUGH, Joseph Elliston, Trinity District 8123 18 William Gough (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GOUGH, Frank George 14 Clifford Street, St. John's 132 19 Frank R. Gough (p) Labourer 1914 No No
SQUIRES, Arthur Perry Salvage Bay, Bonavista District 5537 20 George W. Squires (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROPSON, Frank Duggans Cove, St. Barbe District 4115 19 John Ropson (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ELLIOTT, Thomas Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 4908 19 Bessie Elliott (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIDEOUT, James W. Cape John, Gull Island, Twillingate District 5903 21 George Rideout (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MEIKLEJOHN, J. R. No information 0-219 1917 No No Attestation papers not included. Transferred from Border Regiment
SMITH, Andrew Dildo, Trinity District 1393 21 Julia Smith (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
KNIGHT, Elmo Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2153 - 8184 18 John Knight (p) Paper makers helper / Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment in 1916; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.
LEWIS, William Gardner St. John's 1213 22 Richard Gardner Lewis (p) Railroad man 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OSBORNE, James W. Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District / 31 Pleasant Street, St. John's 2471 35 Joseph Osborne (p) Machinist 1916 Methodist - Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age 35-47 - Discrepancy in religion Notes: Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Regiment; rejected on application to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.
BETHUNE, John Grierson St. John's 0-163 - 845 26 Mrs. Malcolm Bethune (p) Office clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
LONG, William John 71 Longs Hill, St. John's 0-140 - 48 23 William J. Long (p) Accountant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
SHEARS, Ralph C. 9 King's Road, St. John's 2317 18 Alfred H. Shears (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCDONALD, Patrick Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 1490 33 Richard McDonald (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
FITZGERALD, John Tilton, Harbour Grace District 5267 20 Jeremiah Fitzgerald (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KING, Frederick Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District 3319 21 Alfred John King (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Hedley New Bay, Twillingate District 3681 22 William White (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
ADEY, William Henry Adeytown, Trinity District 1614 20 Jessie Adey (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
RYAN, Thomas Patrick New Aberdeen, Nova Scotia, Canada 3171 18 Bridget Ryan (p) Plumber and tinsmith 1916 Roman Catholic No No
EVOY, Andrew Harricott, Placentia-St. Marys District 2200 21 Thomas Evoy (p) Fireman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, James A. 3006 No No File missing, attestation not completed. Information from service ledger.
MANUEL, Marmaduke Salt Pond, Twillingate District 1346 19 Mariah Manuel (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
TREMBLETT, John Bonavista, Bonavista District 3782 18 Samuel Tremblett (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Tremlett
PIERCEY, Charlie Fortune, Burin District 855 19 Samuel George Piercey Seaman 1914 Methodist No No
STEWART, Henry Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, United Kingdom 618 27 Alice Stewart (s) Tinsmith 1914 No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.
DICKS, Joseph Mortier, Burin District 1702 20 Michael Dicks (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
TREMBLETT, Stewart Bonavista, Bonavista District 5848 19 Henry Tremblett (p) Henry Tremblett (p) 1918 Methodist No No
BRETT, Percy Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 3605 19 Ralph Brett (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
SPOONER, Albert 26 Henry Street, St. John's 2227 18 Archibald Spooner (p) Teamster 1916 Methodist No No
DICKS, Malcolm Bell Island, St. John's East District 4571 19 Percy Dicks (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
UPWARD, William Harry's Harbour, Notre Dame Bay, St. Barbe District 3222 22 John Thomas Upward (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No See also service #2283
SELLARS, Fred Moore 62 Barters Hill, St. John's 0-232 - 814 20 Stephen Sellars (p) Minister 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1918. Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916-1919.
MURRAY, Arthur Adams Cove, Bay de Verde District 2108 18 Silas Murray (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No PDF
BYRNE, Richard 16 Power St, St. John's 8101 28 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Byrne (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
JUKE, Patrick 48 Cabot Street, St. John's 3467 18 Patrick Juke (p) Fireman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, Pierce Salvage, Bonavista District 3547 18 Mary Ann Pike (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHEELER, Chesley Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District 2864 23 Mrs. Aaron Wheeler (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
EBBS, Michael 53 Cabot Street, St. John's 4448 19 William Ebbs (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
UPSHALL, Christopher Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5920 20 Edwin Upshall (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RYALL, James A 11 Murray Street, St. John's 4481 21 Joseph Ryall (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HEFFERTON, Samuel Newtown, Bonavista District 4375 22 Jacob Hefferton (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, Leo Charles. 77 Prescott Street, St. John's 0-35 - 1384 25 Mrs. Josephine Murphy (p) 1915 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers not included. Essay “Arras!” located in file of Regt. # 0-168 seems to have been written by Murphy.
MARTIN, Albert 159 Gower Street, St. John's 3274 18 Ellen Martin (p) Stenographer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
MAIDMENT, John Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3648 28 Richard Maidment (p) Papermaker 1917 Salvation Army No No Attestation papers not included. Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies.
MOORE, William Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2987 20 John Moore (p) Painter 1916 Salvation Army No No PDF