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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 ascending Date of Death Commendations Notes
Leo Power St. Kyrans, Placentia-St. Marys District 6207 22 Thomas Power (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MALLAM, Allan Wright Hearts Content, Trinity District 413 27 Mrs. Mallam (p) Machinist 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HICKEY, William Francis 38 Flower Hill, St. John's 119 22 Michael Hickey (p) Tinsmith 1914 Roman Catholic No No
GOOBIE, Andrew N. St. John's 1884 18 Barbara Goobie (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist No No
IVANY, Lewis English Harbour, Trinity District 3262 22 James Ivany (p) Machinist 1916 Methodist No No
BAKER, Gilbert George Fosters Point, Trinity District 3507 21 Mrs. Moses Seaward (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
SPURRELL, Charles Patrick 41 Wickford Street, St. John's 378 20 John Spurrell (p) Bookmaker 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
STRONG, Saul Fortune, Burin District 3564 18 John Strong (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
FOWLOW, Richard Trinity East, Trinity District 886 22 Thomas J. Fowlow (p) Clerk (draper) 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 23, 1915
REID, Allan Hearts Delight, Trinity District 2419 19 Stephen Reid Sr. (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
MORRISSEY, John Joseph 45 Parade Street, St. John's 689 20 Peter Morrissey (p) Tailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
FORSEY, Frederick Fortune, Burin District 4005 18 Philip Forsey (p) Sailor 1917 Methodist No No
BURT, Gladstone Rendell 279 Southside Road, St. John's 0-263 - 54 20 Joshua Burt (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist No No
SEXTON, Edward Tilting, Twillingate District 3013 22 Thomas Sexton (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
LAWRENCE, Frederick Bonavista, Bonavista District 3691 18 John Lawrence (p) Tinsmith 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAY, James Old Shop, Trinity District 5430 20 Abner Day (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WOODS, Lloyd W. 68 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 0-184 - 660 24 Sydney Woods (p) 1914 No No
NICOL, Rex Emmanuel St. John's 1740 15 Charles M. Nichol Tailor 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15 Variant spelling of name - Nichol.
PARK, Edmund McIvers Cove, St. George District 3653 19 Reuben Park (p) Teamster 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RENDELL, Clifford Duckworth Street, St. John's 0-144 - 621 19 Dr. H. Rendell (p) Clerk 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 22, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included.
SMITH, Zachariah Smith Sound, Trinity District 1467 22 Mary Ann Smith (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PINSENT, Steward Dildo, Trinity District 1158 25 Emma Pinsent (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Discrepancy in spelling of name - Stewart on family correspondence; signature is Steward
JOHNSON, Edward John 11 Larkin Square, St. John's 2307 18 George Johnson (p) Farmer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HICKEY, James Joseph 56 Barters Hill, St. John's 113 23 William Hickey (p) Painter 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HOUSE, John Greenspond, Bonavista District 2480 23 John House (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
LAFITTE, Thomas Fox Island River, Port au Port, St. George District 4782 26 Alexander LaFitte (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ANTHONY, William Charles Seldom Come By, Fogo District 3139 23 Samuel Anthony (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
WIGHT, Arthur Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 944 25 Mrs. Samuel Wight (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, June 28, 1916 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73
MCDONALD, Ralph St. George, St. George District 1431 19 William Sheppard (p) Furrier 1915 Roman Catholic No No
GORDON, Gilbert Thomas St. John's 64 37 Mrs. McNab (o) 1914 No No Granted commission to Gordon Highlanders, Nov. 1914. File missing. Information from ledger.
MORRIS, John Edgar 2 Feild Street, St. John's 120 17 George and Agnes Morris (p) Truckman - telegraph operator 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2002X
LEGROW, Willis K. Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 4968 22 Eli LeGrow (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BUGDEN, Baxter English Harbour, Trinity District 3459 18 Albert Bugden (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
SAUNDERS, Lewis Point Leamington, Twillingate District 2768 21 Adam Saunders (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No
HAMILTON, William Henry Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District 3318 22 Robert Hamilton (p) Mechanic 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CANDOW, Herbert McDonald 109 New Gower Street, St. John's 4674 18 Walter Candow (p) Shoemaker 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CONNORS, Thomas Joseph Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 170 27 Mrs. Connors (p) Ships officer 1914 Roman Catholic No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve as Lieutenant
SUTTON, William Pushthrough, Bonavista Bay, Fortune 3529 18 James Sutton (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NEWELL, George H. 38 Spencer Street, St. John's 8492 19 Caroline Newell (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies April 1918; transferred to Newfoundland Regiment August 1918; Forestry Service # retained. In volume two of the Military Service Ledgers the entry for Service # 8492 follows entry for Service # 2033.
HEATH, Adolphus Garrett Long Island, Green Bay 1166 18 Rhoda Heath (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, April 24, 1917
WELLS, Clarence Augustus Grand Falls, Twillingate District 730 21 Edward Wells (p) Clerk 1914 No No
PIKE, Launcelot Lamaline, Burin District 1161 21 Mary Ann Pike (p) Labourer (builder's contractor) 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, Patrick Joseph. 18 Burke Square, St. John's 286 25 Norah Waddleton (p) Longshoreman 1914 Roman Catholic No No Initially reported as a POW but had been left by the Germans due to his injuries. He remained in a shell hole for 10 days prior to being recovered by a British unit.
PARSONS, William Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3917 21 Joseph Parsons (p) Blacksmith 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
HOLDEN, Eric St. Clair Topsail Road, St. John's 2833 18 Richard K. Holden (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ABBOTT, John Middle Brook, Bonavista District 6123 19 George Abbott (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
WHITE, Joseph Stephenville, St. George District 5700 19 Alex White (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HEFFERTON, Samuel Newtown, Bonavista District 4375 22 Jacob Hefferton (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HART, Bertram Champneys East, Trinity District 3354 19 Robert Hart (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREEN, Percy Burlington, Twillingate District 4359 20 James Green (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No