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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 Death Commendationssort ascending Notes
CROSSMAN, William Bartlett St. John's 1300 20 Mr. Crossman (p) Railway clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHEAVES, James A. Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3854 19 Annie Sheaves (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAY, James Lewis St. John's 1484 19 Sarah Day (p) Presser (clothes) 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, April 23, 1917
BRAKE, John Thomas Marystown, Burin District 2937 23 George Brake (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CHAFFEY, James Eric Jeffreys, St. George District 8153 22 William Joseph Chaffey (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROSE, Nicholas John Carmanville, Fogo District 4201 28 Stanley George Rose (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
GOUDIE, George Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2242 18 Elias Goudie (p) Timekeeper 1916 Methodist Yes Yes Wednesday, November 6, 1918 POW Date: 1917
WATKINS, William Henry Botwood, Twillingate District 1654 19 Ephraim Watkins (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
QUIRK, Richard St. Lawrence, Burin District 6248 23 Martha Quirk (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROBERTS, John Hermitage, Fortune District 5578 20 Morgan Roberts (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MILLEY, Nicholas Burnt Point, Bay de Verde District 4767 20 Andrew Milley (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
KAVANAGH, George Joseph 237 New Gower Street, St. John's 2806 18 Edward Kavanagh (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
DOWDEN, Henry Rock Harbour, Burin District 2326 19 Eli Dowden (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
POWELL, Garland Happy Adventure, Bonavista District 2816 18 James Powell (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Friday, March 2, 1917
GOODYEAR, William Bertram Fredericton, Fogo District 2753 20 Mary Wheaton (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, March 10, 1917
SAMSON, Lewis Flat Island, Bonavista District 5179 24 William Samson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CALDWELL, Edward Charles Brigus, Port de Grave District 636 19 Rev. Edward K.H. Caldwell (p) Student 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 Includes correspondence concerning # 270 William W. Bartlett and William J. Freake.
COLLINS, Duncan Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1422 22 Roberts Collins (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WOODFORD, Patrick Joseph Herring Neck, Twillingate District 1965 26 Alfred Woodford (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
HOWARD, Alexander 23 Princes Street, St. John's 8035 31 Janet Howard (s) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CORNICK, Fenwick George 30 William Street, St. John's 0-258 - 1436 22 Amelia Cornick (p) Barber 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Microfilm also includes in sequence 0-309 F.J. Cornick consisting of 3 mis-identified documents relating to Fenwick George Cornick. F.J. Cornick does not exist in the Regiment.
NOEL, Nathaniel Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 0-285 - 4249 18 Sarah Noel (p) Electrician 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No See Regt. # 4250 for misfiled document
SELLARS, Fred Moore 62 Barters Hill, St. John's 0-232 - 814 20 Stephen Sellars (p) Minister 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1918. Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916-1919.
INDER, Herbert Stewart Springdale, Twillingate District 3194 21 James Inder (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, October 20, 1917
PENDER, Harry 60 Charles Street, St. John's 4635 21 James Pender (p) Cooper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Edward Peters River, Placentia-St. Marys District 2325 21 Edward White (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1918
FORSEY, Frederick Fortune, Burin District 4005 18 Philip Forsey (p) Sailor 1917 Methodist No No
LITTLEJOHN, Henry Traytown, Bonavista District 4789 18 Florence Littlejohn (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
MYLER, Matthew Joseph 13 Adelaide Street, St. John's 548 28 William Myler (p) Blockmaker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BEER, John 50 Cookstown Road, St. John's 4687 18 John Beer (p) Expressman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HIGGINS, Thomas Catalina, Trinity District 1670 19 Thomas Higgins (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
BILES, Daniel St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 8510 22 Luke Biles (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
GIBBONS, Daniel Lumsden North, Fogo District 6089 18 Stephen Gibbons (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BAILEY, Albert Georges Brook, Trinity District 5027 20 Peter Bailey (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
RUSSELL, Edward 82 Freshwater Road, St. John's 2857 & 2862 47 Mary Russell (s) Painter 1916 No No #2857 on attestation form; # 2862 in service ledger; microfilmed as #2862
TOMPKINSON, Harry Alexander 6 Queen Street, St. John's 298 21 Mrs. Samuel Tompkinson (p) Boiler maker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BENNETT, Hector Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 910 20 Luke Ab. Bennett (p) Cook 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
WINSOR, Augustus Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5475 21 Daniel Winsor (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, June 26, 1918
WILLIAMS, Allan Goulds, St.John's West District 8372 20 Thomas Williams (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WELLMAN, Thomas Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 4051 20 Elias Wellman (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
CRAMM, Frank Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 3390 21 Stephen Cramm (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MERCER, Edward Whitbourne, Trinity District 3597 19 John Mercer (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FEILD, Rex Otto 229 Southside Road, St. John's 1979 18 Miss Fraces Burridge (o) Draper 1915 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Field.
EDNEY, Samuel Robert St. John's 1714 18 Mrs. John Edney (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 See also service #1544, Leighton Bugden, for details of this soldier's death.
PILGRIM, Ernest St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District 5621 18 Mary Pilgrim (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
HOWELL, Isaac Greenspond, Bonavista District 4699 24 Mrs. Job B. Howell (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
PATERSON, W.T. n/a Medical officer 1919 No No Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.
LEGROW, Willis K. Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 4968 22 Eli LeGrow (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LUCAS, Frederick William 47 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 2808 24 Caroline Lucas (s) Shipping clerk 1916 Methodist Yes No Sunday, January 28, 1917
BOLLARD, George Edward Bollardstown, Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 2334 24 John Bollard (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917