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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 PoWsort descending Date of Death Commendations Notes
BROWN, Thomas Downing Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2613 18 Philip Brown (p) Shoe factory worker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FEWER, Lawrence Joseph Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1268 21 William Fewer (p) Paper maker 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, June 1, 1916
HART, John Island Harbour, Fogo District 3550 25 Henry Hart (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
HOLLOWAY, William J. Bloomfield, Bonavista District 3725 21 Thomas Holloway (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Agneigh Joseph St. John's 1241 20 Richard Joseph White (p) Baker 1915 Roman Catholic No No
KING, William New Bonaventure, Trinity District 4519 18 Edwin King (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEFFORD, John New Harbour, Trinity District 1575 21 William Hefford (p) Farmer 1915 Methodist No No
METCALFE, Albert Edward Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 256 28 Martin Metcalfe (p) Miner 1914 Methodist No No
LACEY, Roland Stephen St. John's 77 28 William Lacey (p) Fisherman-miner 1914 Methodist No No
CHAYTOR, John Topsail, Harbour Main District 4694 21 John Chaytor (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POWER, Peter Cupids, Port de Grave District 1077 21 Mary Ann Power (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
EATON, William John 52 Longs Hill, St. John's 137 James J. Hodder (o) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MITCHELL, Lawrence Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 8373 33 Elizabeth Mitchell (s) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CARMICHAEL, Thomas Colton 113 King's Road, St. John's 126 20 James Carmichael (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
CHEATER, James Grey Islands, White Bay, St. Barbe district 4566 22 James Cheater Sr. (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Chayter, Chaytor, Chater, Cheator
MOORES, Edward Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2216 19 Thomas Moores (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
EBBS, John Henry 4 Fleming Street, St. John's 2351 19 Agnes Ebbs (p) Coachman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 21, 1916
MITCHELL, Maxwell 47 Spencer Street, St. John's 8360 19 George Mitchell (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
REID, Henry J. Freshwater Road, St. John's 513 22 John Reid (p) Moulder 1914 Methodist No No
DILLON, Matthew Little Bay, Twillingate District 5535 23 Mary Dillon (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NEWMAN, Leonard Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 5981 26 Samuel Newman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FLYNN, Thomas 22 Stephen Street, St. John's 4631 21 Patrick Flynn (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PENTON, Jerry Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 5065 20 Ambrose Penton (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SHEPPARD, Henry Bishops Cove, Harbour Grace District 5226 18 Henry Sheppard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, June 8, 1918
CLARK, Ambrose Dunfield, Trinity District 2295 18 Jacob Clark (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MORRIS, William Trouty, Trinity District 2316 18 George Morris (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
QUIRK, Peter. Mobile, Ferryland District 5748 22 Daniel Quirk (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROBERTS, George William Herring Neck, Twillingate District 3191 24 Mrs. Thomas Onford (o) Fisherman 1916 No No
WALSH, Fred Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4746 22 James Walsh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BRADBURY, George Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4714 19 Mrs. Rebecca Bradbury (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
TAYLOR, Albert St. John's 1754 18 Henry Charles Taylor (p) Wheelwright 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, Albert Victor Catalina, Trinity District 1168 21 Martha King (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
PORTER, Robert Branfitt Grand Falls, Twillingate District 896 28 John Porter (p) Accountant 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BARBOUR, Wilfred Trinity Bay, Newtown, Bonavista District 3705 27 George Barbour (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No Monday, October 14, 1918
SOMERTON, Austin Trinity, Trinity District 2428 18 Fred Somerton (p) Scholar 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WISEMAN, William Wilson Clarenville, Trinity District 1350 22 Stella Wiseman (p) Locomotive fireman 1915 Methodist No No
FRENCH, Thomas Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4401 21 James French (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JACKMAN, Arthur Joseph 33 Angel Place, St. John's 533 22 Frank Jackman (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
NOBLE, Lorenzo Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District 5546 23 Elizabeth Noble (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
COURT No information 0-250 No No Attestation papers not included; attached from RAMC
BUTLER, Charles St. John's 905 34 Mrs. John Butler (o) Draper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
MADDOCK, William Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2137 50 Mrs. Maddock (p) Musician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, March 17, 1917 Attested for short service. Death 17 March 1917 from CWGC.
SMITH, James Spread Eagle, Trinity District 5326 23 Isaac Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HICKEY, Patrick Bell Island, St. John's East District 4645 36 Mary Hickey (nee Clancey) (s) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, Samuel Carmanville, Fogo District 3612 22 George White (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No PDF
MAYBEE, Samuel Trinity, Trinity District 3030 18 Thomas Maybee (p) Steward 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 3 D.N.X.
MCEVOY, John Francis. Curling, St. George District 3656 20 Michael Joseph McEvoy (p) Banker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MAHER, James Argentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 5834 21 John Maher (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NOONAN, Edward Mortimer 235 Southside Road, St. John's 666 24 James L. Noonan (p) Telegraph operator 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
AYLWARD, Nicholas Topsail Road, St. John's 4766 19 Michael Aylward (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No