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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
WALSH, Thomas Bellevue, Trinity Bay 1793 28 Amy McCarthy (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, November 22, 1917
ALLEN, Wilfred Thomas St. John's 263 28 Mrs. Clarke (o) Miner 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEEPING, James Giles Lally Cove, Fortune District 2917 28 Elizabeth Keeping (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
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
NEWTON, James Bell Island, St. John's East District 3585 28 Ellen Newton (p) Mining 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MILES, Victor William 14 Pennywell Road, St. John's 214 28 Frank Miles (o) Tobacco manufacturing 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MERCER, Charles Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 4568 28 Jacob Mercer (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PITCHER, Herbert Redvers St. John's 1729 28 Mary Pitcher (s) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HIPDITCH, John Paradise, Placentia-St. Marys District 240 28 George Hipditch (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: Hepditch
AYLWARD, John Joseph St. John's 1107 28 Anastasia Aylward (o) Tailor 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DUNPHY, James Tors Cove, Ferryland District 3364 28 Patrick Dunphy (o) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
WALTERS, Gilbert Champneys, Trinity District 620 28 John Walters (p) Student 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
PROSPER, Hayward Woody Point, St. Barbe District 4366 28 William Prosper (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUIRES, William Charles Blackhead Road, St. John's 2804 28 Benjamin Squires (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MORRIS, Robert Great Jervais, Fortune District 1354 28 David Morris (o) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BOONE, John 35 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 8233 28 Kate Boone (s) Teamster 1917 Roman Catholic No No
DALTON, Jacob Little Catalina, Trinity District 5703 28 Maria Dalton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist 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
LACEY, Roland Stephen St. John's 77 28 William Lacey (p) Fisherman-miner 1914 Methodist 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
NEWELL, William Thomas 14 Nunnery Hill, St. John's 520 28 Emma Newell (p) Longshoreman 1914 Methodist No No
WARFORD, James St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 1871 28 Jane Colbournes (o) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COMBDEN, Walter Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District 3909 28 Eliza Combden (p) Teacher 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
KERR, David Simpson Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2893 28 Mrs. John Kerr (p) Tailor's cutter 1916 Presbyterian No No
EAGAN, Patrick Keels, Bonavista District 1764 28 Patrick Eagan Sr. (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, July 2, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included
ENGLISH, Patrick Joseph 66 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 698 28 Patrick English (p) Telephone linesman 1914 Roman Catholic No No Also contains documents relating to service #5514, Ernest Penney.
CRON, John M. Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2090 28 James Cron (p) Draper 1916 Presbyterian No No Previously transcribed as Crow.
EVOY, Frank Harricott, Placentia-St. Marys District 2202 28 Martha Evoy (p) Fireman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, January 28, 1917
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.
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
MARTIN, James Cartwright, Labrador 5789 28 Harry Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNY, Samuel Victoria, Carbonear District 972 28 Richard Penney (p) Miner 1915 Methodist No No
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
SKEANS, William Boat House Lane, St. John's 1176 28 Edward Skeans (p) Chauffeur 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MASTERS, Reginald Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1366 28 Emma Masters (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
CAINES, John Woody Point, St. Barbe District 8177 28 Georgiana Belle Caines (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
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
BENOIT, Peter Conne River, Fortune District 3535 28 Jeanie Hincks (p) Furrier/Trapper 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, March 29, 1918
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.
FOALEY, Dominic Moscow, Russia 3272 28 Stanisloff Foaley (o) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, August 23, 1917
DORAN, Joseph Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1551 28 Mary Doran (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
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
BURKE, James Joseph St. John's 718 27 Michael Burke Labourer 1914 No No