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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
FARRELL, Eugene S. North Bay, La Poile, Burgeo-LaPoile District 8098 23 Thomas Farrell (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
MOORE, William Joseph Thomas St. John's 840 19 Edward Frank Moore (o) Plumber 1914 Methodist No No
BOONE, William 22 Belvedere Street, St. John's 5022 21 James Boone (p) Bottler 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TEMPLEMAN, Frederick Bonavista, Bonavista District 5883 23 Selina Templeman (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
JERRETT, Richard Cavendish, Trinity District 1796 24 Henry Jerrett (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
MILLER, Ananias Portugal Cove, St. John's East 3863 18 John Miller (p) Fireman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name: Annanias
GOVER, Harry Bell Island, St. John's East District 3609 24 Annie King (o) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARVEY, Ralph Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 8270 18 Alexander Harvey (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
MURPHY, Michael James 22 Williams Street, St. John's 0-238 - 70 34 Catherine Murphy (p) Druggist 1914 Roman Catholic No No
CHAYTOR, Robert Botwood, Twillingate District 8249 19 Bernard Chaytor (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
BUTLER, Alexander Jennings Topsail, Harbour Main District 2537 18 John J. Butler (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COFIELD, Mark Francis Allandale Road, St. John's 692 22 William Cofield (p) Farmer 1914 Methodist No No
STOCKLEY, Ephraim Brookfield, Bonavista District 5596 21 Peter Stockley (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GARLAND, James W. Green Point, Fortune District 6044 23 Jeremiah Garland (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANDERSON, Hugh Abercrombie St. John's 0-179 - 2120 John Anderson (p) 1916 No No PDF Attestation papers not included; Includes written articles, concert programmes by the RNR band, public presentations and fund raising efforts.
MANUEL, William Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 4290 22 John Manuel (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POPE, William James Stones Cove, Fortune District 6307 23 Albert Pope (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WISEMAN, Charles Hearts Delight, Trinity District 2000 19 Edith Wiseman (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
HENNESSEY, James John Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1257 18 Patience Hennessey (p) Blacksmith 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SAUNDERS, John Flat Islands, Bonavista District 5467 25 Robert Saunders (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PATEY, Henry Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 5675 20 Theophilus Patey (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VAUGHAN, Herbert Augustine Leslie Street, St. John's 2742 20 Henry (Harry) Vaughan (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
TUCKER, Bertram George Triton, Twillingate District 5552 21 Jesse Tucker (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LOADER, Frederick Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District 5620 24 Levi Loader (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Loder.
BISHOP, George L. Port de Grave, Port de Grave District 4669 19 Benjamin Bishop (p) Carpenter 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FUDGE, Ambrose Newstead, Twillingate District 8056 25 Mrs. William Langdon (o) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
MERCER, Charles 32 McKay Street, St. John's 3820 18 Isaac Mercer (p) Blacksmith 1917 Salvation Army No No
BREEN, Edward Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8049 21 John Breen (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
BURKE, William St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 5366 22 Thomas Burke (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROSE, R. [Robert] Clayton 28 Springdale Street, St. John's 2542 22 Marmaduke Rose (p Salesman 1916 Methodist No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.
ELLIS, Eric 245 Southside Road, St. John's 0-127 - 1895 20 Edward Ellis (p) Accountant 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Microfilmed file includes misfiled documents for # 1595 Garland Ridout.
LEGROW, Frederick Pratt Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 404 23 Thomas Legrow (p) Dry goods clerk 1914 Methodist No No I
NURSE, John 12 Longs Hill, St. John's 4678 20 Nora Nurse (p) Grocer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WELLS, Elias J. Horwood, Fogo District 8451 23 Nellie Wells (s) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
STONE, Robert Bonaventure, North Side, Trinity District 2100 19 William Stone (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DYKE, Job Salvage Bay, Bonavista District 2623 23 Edward Dyke (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, Leo Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 4587 18 Thomas Murphy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HOPKINS, Allan Twillingate, Twillingate District 3592 20 Henry Hopkins (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MEANEY, Basil Caplin Bay, Fogo District 8352 19 Thomas Meaney (p) Fisherman 1917 Attestation papers not included. No No
REES, George Wilfred 22 Mullock Street, St. John's 388 19 Mary Jane Rees (p) Printer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Contains part of the file of Eaneas Rees, service # 25881, of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.
CHEESEMAN, Isaac Burin, Burin District 3891 18 Laurence Cheesman (p) Student 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCHENRY, William Grand Falls,Twillingate District - formerly of Quebec, Canada 0-214 - 2285 26 Frank McHenry (o) Machinist 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF Four documents duplicated from #0-214 William McHenry are on the reel labelled as Bernard Forsey. Labels were placed by LAC at time of microfilming. Also contains documents relating to service #0-120-1553, Frank Burke
WALL, James 83 Pleasant Street, St. John's 6149 19 Patrick Wall (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, William Ernest Port au Bras, Burin District 4355 18 Jesse Brown (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHIFFIN, James Southern Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 5868 19 John Whiffin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Whiffen
STEELE, James Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 6341 18 Willis Steele (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
PIERCEY, Robert Normans Cove, Trinity District 5067 24 Patience Piercey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LEWIS, Fred James St. John's 1640 18 William James Lewis (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No Also contains documents relating to service # 3217, Charles V. Lewis
ROBERTS, M. C. [Moses Chesley] Native of Brigus 0-249 Doctor 1915 No No Attestation papers not included. No record in service ledger. One year service with RAMC..
TILLER, Cecil Newtown, Bonavista District 6203 23 Edgar Tiller (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No