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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 Enlistmentsort ascending Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
SPENCER, John Shearstown, Harbour Grace District 3884 29 Susanna Badcock (p) Clergyman 1917 Methodist No No
MOORE, Edward T. Badger, Twillingate District 8149 29 Carrie Moore (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
PIKE, Arthur Carbonear, Carbonear District 4855 29 Sarah Pike (p) Draper 1918 Methodist No No
PEYTON, Hubert Griguet, St. Barbe District 3465 29 Mary Jane Peyton (s) Salesman 1917 Methodist No No
SHORTALL, Stanley J. Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 4540 29 Mrs. Catherine Shortall (p) Outside salesman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BAKER, Esau Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 3696 29 Sarah Baker (s) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
EBSARY, William A. Southside Road, St. John's 3189 29 Editha Ebsary (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MEAD, William Seal Cove, Hermitage Bay, Fortune district 8254 29 John Mead 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
ELLSWORTH, John Rocky Harbour, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 4308 29 Charles Ellsworth (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREAVES, Arthur H. 9 Garrison Hill, St. John's 0-136 - 2809 29 Henry E. Greaves (p) Accountant 1916 Methodist No No I.
SMITH, Allan Jackson 114 Pleasant Street, St. John's 2269 29 William B. Smith (p) Accountant 1916 Methodist No No
SKEANS, William Boat House Lane, St. John's 1176 28 Edward Skeans (p) Chauffeur 1915 Roman Catholic No No
FRADSHAM, Harold Pacquet, St. Barbe District 4044 28 Ethel Fradsham (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
SNOW, Harry 5 Plank Road, St. John's 3362 28 Margaret Snow (s) Fireman 1916 Roman Catholic 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.
JEANS, John Allan Catalina, Trinity District 424 28 William T. Jeans (p) Brakesman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
NEWELL, William Thomas 14 Nunnery Hill, St. John's 520 28 Emma Newell (p) Longshoreman 1914 Methodist No No
COMBDEN, Walter Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District 3909 28 Eliza Combden (p) Teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, James Cartwright, Labrador 5789 28 Harry Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NORRIS, William Leonard 41 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 101 28 James Norris (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PEET, Thomas Arthur St. John's 1042 28 J.B. Peet (p) Tailor 1915 Methodist No No
MASTERS, Reginald Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1366 28 Emma Masters (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
CRON, John M. Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2090 28 James Cron (p) Draper 1916 Presbyterian No No Previously transcribed as Crow.
CAINES, John Woody Point, St. Barbe District 8177 28 Georgiana Belle Caines (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURDELL, Claude Battery Road, St. John's 330 28 Mrs. Burdell (s) Carpenter 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FOALEY, Dominic Moscow, Russia 3272 28 Stanisloff Foaley (o) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, August 23, 1917
ROSE, Nicholas John Carmanville, Fogo District 4201 28 Stanley George Rose (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MYLER, Matthew Joseph 13 Adelaide Street, St. John's 548 28 William Myler (p) Blockmaker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PRATT, Arthur Milligan Leslie Street, St. John's 522 28 Fannie Pratt (p) Traveller 1914 Methodist No No
FOLKS, Herbert Little Bay, Twillingate District 5533 28 William Folks (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
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.
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.
COOPER, Willis Point Leamington, Twillingate District 3631 28 Samuel Cooper (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
PENNY, Samuel Victoria, Carbonear District 972 28 Richard Penney (p) Miner 1915 Methodist No No
BUTLER, Thomas Charles Middle Bight, Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 2990 28 William Butler (o) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, March 2, 1917
WEST, Garland Carmanville, Fogo District 1639 28 Joseph West (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist No No
DUNN, John 53 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 173 28 William Dunn (p) Cabman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
GARDINER, John 35 Lime Street, St. John's 144 28 Katherine Gardiner (s) Fireman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BENOIT, Peter Conne River, Fortune District 3535 28 Jeanie Hincks (p) Furrier/Trapper 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, March 29, 1918
HUSSEY, William Thomas 51 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 356 28 Edward Hussey (p) Teamster 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BOLGER, David Francis West St. Modeste, Labrador 3418 28 John Bulger (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: signature is Bolger, form completed as Bulger.
CARTER, James Henry 185 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 222 28 Mrs. F. C. Alderdice (o) Insurance clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
HOWELL, Ambrose Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District 3813 28 Naomi (Job) Howell (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Alec Jabez Sidley Sussex, England, United Kingdom 2832 28 William Walter White (p) Draper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, November 21, 1917 Formal name: Alexander Jabez
CRANE, Henry Charles Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 1405 28 John Crane (p) Railroad work 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, July 2, 1916
STAMP, Patrick D. 21 James Street, St. John's 656 28 William Stamp (p) Stoker 1914 Roman Catholic No No I
GEARY, Alexander 55 Cabot Street, St. John's 8054 28 Rachel Geary (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
CRANE, Llewellyn 142 Water Street, St. John's 4470 28 Nathaniel Crane (p) Jeweller 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HURLEY, William Joseph 153 Duckworth Street, St. John's 11 28 Johanna Hurley (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HIGGINS, Edmund James St. John's 756 28 Mrs. James Higgins (p) Accountant 1914 Yes No Sunday, July 2, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included ; Previously transcribed as Edward