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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
DARBY, Cyril Roy Ships Cove, Burin District 3150 23 Stephen A. Darby (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
RALPH, Lambert Coney Arm, St. Barbe District 8430 27 Rosina Ralph (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STOYLES, Patrick J. Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District 5219 21 Michael Stoyles (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CARTER, James Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 269 23 John Carter (p) Miner 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, Allan W. Exploits, Twillingate District 2722 23 Ephraim Brown (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
MANUEL, John Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 3902 18 William Manuel (p) Student 1917 Methodist No No
LAITE, Llewellyn Smith Sound, Trinity District 2257 18 Diane Laite (o) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TRACEY, Augustus James Torbay, St. John's East District 864 20 William Tracey (p) Draper 1915 Roman Catholic No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 69.
COLLETT, Arthur Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2481 19 Thomas Collett (p) Postman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STICK, Moyle [Edward Moyle J.] 5 Devon Row, St. John's 2145 20 James R. Stick (p) Engineering student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes PDF POW Date: 1917 Referred to exclusively as Moyle
TAVENER, Peter Diamond Middle Lance Cove, Smiths Cove, Trinity Bay 3351 20 Joshua Tavener (p) Fisherman 1916 Congregationalist No No
SULLIVAN, John Thomas St. John's 769 22 Thomas Sullivan (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, James Pacquet, St. Barbe District 8461 20 Catherine Decker (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BUTLER, John James Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2477 18 Mrs. James Butler (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KELLY, Michael 23 Livingstone Street, St. John's 8181 18 Mary A. Kelly (p) Sail maker and labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MOSS, James Keels, Bonavista District 1465 25 Eliza Moss (p) 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BILLARD, Albert Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4293 19 Samuel R. Billard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name - signature is Billard, forms completed as Billiard
DICKS, Chesley Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5334 26 Thomas Dicks (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PECKFORD, Edwin Charles Brook, Twillingate District 8242 43 Eliza J. Peckford (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
UNDERHAY, William James. Hearts Content, Trinity District 2283 18 Mrs. Philemon Underhay (p) Clerk 1916 No No Also contains documents relating to service #3222
INGRAM, George W.B. Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5655 25 Mrs. Anthony N. Burton (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BALL, Hayward Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2199 19 Mrs. Harry Ball (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
CUMMINS, John St. John's 1804 21 Henry Cummins (p) School teacher 1915 Methodist No No
CHAULK, Kenneth J. Ladle Cove, Fogo District 4204 18 Mrs. B. Tulk (o) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
DOWDEN, George 11 Mullock Street, St. John's 4289 18 Thomas Dowden (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RATFORD, Fred T. Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 3307 18 Mrs. John Snow (o) Mechanic 1916 Salvation Army No No
FROST, Charles Sydney 51 Longs Hill, St. John's / Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada 0-123 - 58 21 Mrs. Alexander M. Frost (p) Bank clerk 1914 No No PDF Frost's parents were Albert and Alice (Baker); recorded as Mrs. Alexander M. on attestation form.
DROVER, Eldred Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 4625 18 Agnes Drover (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FLYNN, Cornelius Marystown, Burin District 4752 19 Michael Flynn (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SNOOK, James St. Albans, Fortune District 6228 24 Michael Snook (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HUMBY, John Musgravetown, Bonavista District 5001 22 William Humby (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DEVEREAUX, Joseph Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4710 18 Sarah Devereaux (p) Electrician 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHITEWAY, David Jobs Cove, Bay de Verde District 5602 24 William Whiteway (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
QUINTON, Frederick Southern Bay, Bonavista District 3622 18 James Quinton (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ELDRIDGE, Richard Newtown, Bonavista District 1279 25 Mrs. William Lock Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAILEY, Harry Georges Brook, Trinity District 8112 20 Robert Bailey (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
PAYNE, Arthur Gander Bay, Fogo District 2686 20 John Payne (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENNEDY, Leo Terrance Norris Arm, Twillingate District 224 19 John Kennedy (p) Lumberman - miner 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PITTMAN, Manuel Conne, Fortune District 1731 28 Thomas Pittman (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 POW account mentions POW Charlie Snow, service #2616; Discrepancy in community referenced in file: Pittman was from Conne, Belle Bay; mail was misdirected to Conne River, Bay d'Espoir
PARDY, Norman Little Harbour, Twillingate District 927 21 Susanna Pardy (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
TESSIER, Ralph McNeilly Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 3049 20 Bertha M. Tessier (p) Bank clerk 1916 Presbyterian No No
RALPH, Jonas Flat Islands, Bonavista District 5133 18 Elizabeth Ralph (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Includes correspondence related to #5470 Josiah Ralph.
BLAKE, James John Flat Island, Bonavista District 4023 19 William Blake (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LANGDON, Moses Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 3628 20 Henry Langdon (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MESHER, Jonathan Englee, St. Barbe District 5732 23 Jessie Canning (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1833X
SKINNER, Charles Harbour Breton, Fortune District 6255 24 Phoebe Skinner (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LEHR, Henry 9 Plank Road, St. John's 8288 20 Mary Lehr (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
OTOOLE, Fred Max Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 1064 21 Michael F. O'Toole (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No Includes newspaper article with photo and account of his time in the war and the sinking of the Stephano
BAGGS, Moses Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 4971 23 Joseph Baggs (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SQUIRES, Charles Manuels, Harbour Main District 8297 19 Alex Squires (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No