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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 Fatalitysort descending PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
WISEMAN, Joseph Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 5403 21 Samuel Wiseman (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DAWE, John Long Pond, Topsail, Harbour Main District 4784 20 John Dawe (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FRENCH, Nathan Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2373 19 Thomas French (p) Scholar 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HALLETT, Frederick St. John's 844 25 Mary Hallett (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, William 40 Carters Hill, St. John's 4146 23 John Murphy (p) Sailor 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, Anthony Brents Cove, St. Barbe District 4111 27 Mary Butler (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
FOX, John W. Avondale, Harbour Main District 4799 20 Bridget Fox (p) Telegraph operator 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GREEN, Ralph Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5232 24 Simon Green (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DYKE, Walter Salvage Bay, Bonavista District 5139 21 Richard Dyke (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOONE, Phineas Burnt Arm, Twillingate District 2720 18 Frederick Boone (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
FILLIER, Henry Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 4380 19 Thomas Fillier (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Filliar.
MURCELL, Richard Baxter Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 1582 21 Dorcas Murcell (p) Student 1915 Methodist No No
HAYWARD, John C. M. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8470 42 Dulcie M. Hayward (s) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOXLEY, John Charles Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3420 22 Edwin Moxley (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GRAHAM, John Petries, Bay of Islands, St. George District 4993 19 George Graham (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAILEY, William Placentia Bay, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4424 22 John Bailey (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Charles Normans Cove, Trinity District 8143 22 Moses White (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
ELSON, Albert John Spotted Islands, Labrador 2818 19 Albert Elson (p) Carpenter 1916 Methodist No No
COX, Chesley Goulds, St. John's West District 4192 20 Ida Cox (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHORT, Erastus Hants Harbour, Trinity District 1809 20 Ezriel Short (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No Attestation completed as Erastus; Documents completed as Restus, Orestes.
SWEETAPPLE, Stephen Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 3588 20 John Sweetapple (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
LEMESSURIER, Francis St. John's 853 35 Helena LeMessurier (s) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PYNN, Wilson Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District 5527 24 John Pynn (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
HOWELL, Ambrose Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District 3813 28 Naomi (Job) Howell (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LOVELESS, Herbert J. Greenspond, Bonavista District 4387 18 Edwin Loveless (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
SAUNDERS, Henry Thomas Change Islands, Fogo District 5687 22 Frank Saunders (o) Carpenter 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HANHAM, James Ed Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2308 24 Jacob Hanham (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURSELL, Sydney 109 Freshwater Road, St. John's 6195 36 Lucy Bursell (s) Carpenter 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
GALE, Neil West Bay, Port au Port, St. George District 8295 18 Elinor Gale (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
WOOLFREY, Wilfred J. Lewisport, Twillingate District 3880 23 William Woolfrey (p) Cook 1917 Methodist No No PDF
WADDLETON, Alphonsus Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4681 26 James Waddleton (p) Railroad worker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JORDAN, Felix Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 3335 19 Joseph Jordan (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
PIERCEY, Samuel Clayton St. John's 757 23 Dinah Piercey (p) Compass maker 1914 Methodist No No
TULK, Dorman Carmanville, Fogo District 4013 21 Abraham Tulk (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
LEWIS, John Potter 23 York Street, St. John's 2144 29 Mrs. M.A. Lewis (p) Marine Engineer 1916 Methodist No No PDF
VAIL, Charlie Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 5095 20 William Vail (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BENNETT, Frank Monkstown Road, St. John's 0-121 - 284 19 John Bennett (p) Student 1914 No No
MACKAY, Murdoch James Scotland, United Kingdom 0-138 - 1861 1915 No No PDF No attestation papers - formerly of the Seaforth Highlanders; Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel; Variant spelling of name: Murdock
BOWDRIDGE, William George Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2884 18 Thomas Bowdridge (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ATTWOOD, Walter G. Safe Harbour, Bonavista District 5484 21 Elias Attwood (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEDREW, Philip Change Islands, Fogo District 5958 19 Samuel LeDrew (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
KING, Charles Catalina, Trinity District 8139 27 Cephius King (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
PICCO, John 53 Carters Hill, St. John's 8163 20 John Picco (p) Teamster 1917 Roman Catholic No No
KNEE, Harold Badgers Quay, Bonavista District 5586 19 Andrew Knee (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LARNER, Cyril Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 426 23 Sarah Larner (p) Office clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BYRNE, Leo 46 Alexander Street, St. John's 3963 18 Peter Byrne (p) Mechanic 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CHISLETT, Alpheaus Islington, Trinity District 6241 20 Jacob Chislett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TILLEY, William Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 3982 18 James Tilley (p) Baker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GANE, Sidney 90 Cochrane St., St. John's / Lindertis, Prestwick, Ayreshire, Scotland, United Kingdom 0-103 Mrs. Charlotte Gane (p) / Mrs. Gane (s) 1914 No No Attestation papers not included; information from service ledger.
PARSONS, Alexander Edward Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 585 20 Edward Parsons (p) Chauffeur 1914 Presbyterian No No Discharged medically unfit 20 March 1917; Enlisted Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1917-1919