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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
DORAN, Michael J. 41 Duckworth Street, St. John's 2583 26 Miss Mary Doran (o) Clerk 1916 No No
RAINES, George Albert South Shields, England, United Kingdom 381 19 Albert Thomas Raines (p) Sailor 1914 Methodist No No
JEFFERIES, William Laurenceton, Twillingate District 3338 20 George Jefferies (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
COOPER, Willis Point Leamington, Twillingate District 3631 28 Samuel Cooper (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
YOUNG, Sebastian P. Curling, St. George District 4257 20 Paul Young (p) Teacher 1917 Roman Catholic No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
SMITH, Harvey Hearts Content, Trinity District 5627 22 Mrs. Harvey Smith (p) Sectionman (railway) 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUSSEY, William 13 Larkins Square, St. John's 2350 24 Mrs. M. Bussey (p) Teamster 1916 No No
CARAVAN, Alman Long Island, Green Bay, Twillingate District 5515 20 William Caravan (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Carvan.
SPARKS, George Glovertown, Bonavista District 8164 26 Matilda Ann Sparkes (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Attestation papers not included.
DRUKEN, Charlie Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 5263 22 Patrick Druken (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CASE, William Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde district 4579 18 George Case (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LEE, William St. John's 1882 19 Fanny Lee (p) Baker 1915 Roman Catholic No No
GOULDING, Thomas Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8291 34 Sarah A. Goulding (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Microfilm is incorrectly labelled as GOLDING.
WHALEN, John 27 Carnell Street, St. John's 4467 21 James Whalen (p) Draper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
EDWARDS, Leo N/A 25 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).
GREEN, Leo 13 Coronation Street, St. John's 4879 18 Patrick Green (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Greene.
FILLEUL, Horwood M. Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5056 27 Philip Filleul (p) Trapper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COSTELLO, Richard 143 Wickford Street, St. John's 4158 18 James Costello (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ENGLAND, James R. 4 Bond Street, St. John's 8041 42 Katherine England (s) Mill man 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MELEE, William Southside, St. John's 1173 25 Sarah Melee (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
THORNHILL, Max W. Fortune, Burin District 1926 19 John Andrews (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
NOSEWORTHY, Matthew 145 Gower Street, St. John's n/a 35 Clara Noseworthy (s) 1914 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as Sergeant Instructor (Special).
LIDSTONE, Ernest Laurenceton, Twillingate District 3151 21 Mand Lidstone (p) Railway car repairer 1916 Methodist No No
HOWELL, Charles A. Greens Harbour, Trinity District 3284 23 Charles Howell (p) Miner 1916 No No
WARFORD, James St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 1871 28 Jane Colbournes (o) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LOUDOUN, John 4 Waterloo Road, New Prestwick, Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom 2121 Mrs. Loudon (p) Musician 1916 No No
CRIMP, William 10 McDougall Street, St. John's 4508 18 Bride Crimp (p) Apprentice tailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MASTERS, Reginald Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1366 28 Emma Masters (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
BURKE, John Little Bay, Twillingate District 3172 18 Patrick Burke (p) School teacher 1916 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, Herbert Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 3675 21 Rita White (s) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
GELLATELY, William Thomas 52 Patrick Street, St. John's 100 22 Alexander Gellately (p) House painter 1914 Roman Catholic No No
COOMBS, Morgan Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 6065 24 Ida Coombs (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MUGFORD, John W. Codroy, St. George District 2102 25 Annie Mugford (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
AVERY, William Greenspond, Bonavista District 2861 & 8053 21 Eliza Avery (s) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No See service number 8053; Avery transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. # 2862 on attestation form; # 2861 in service ledger; see service # 8053 for service file
RENDELL, Fred Twillingate, Twillingate District 1851 18 Bessie Elliot (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
BANFIELD, Albert W. Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 1687 22 Samuel Banfield (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMALL, Percy Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4033 18 Jabez Small (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
NOFTALL, Michael Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District 5635 24 Michael Noftall (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TREMBLETT, Thomas Salmonier, Placentia, St. Marys District 6159 21 Margaret Tremblett (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PIERCEY, George Fortune, Burin District 3906 18 Martha Piercey (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
DIAMOND, Garland Change Islands, Fogo District 5419 20 George Diamond (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
SPOONER, John 30 Monroe Street, St. John's 0-99 - 498 22 Thomas Spooner (p) Engineer 1914 Methodist No No
SCEVIOUR, Cyril Exploits, Twillingate District 1198 25 Cecelia Sceviour Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
GROUCHY, Horatio William Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 2025 31 Jesse Grouchy (p) Railroad man 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
OQUINN, Peter J. South Branch, St. George District 5672 21 Peter O'Quinn (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
THORNE, George Brownsdale, Trinity District 5291 21 John Thorne (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BROWN, Robert Gambo, Bonavista District 5720 23 John Brown (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHEELER, Ernest 79 Long Hill, St.John's 5075 26 James Wheeler (p) Teamster 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HALADAY, Thomas Britannia Cove, Trinity District 2610 21 John Haladay (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Halliday
HEAD, Darius Ladle Cove, Fogo District 6293 24 Aaron Head (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No