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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 Fatalitysort descending PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
TURNER, Ernest Happy Adventure, Bonavista District 4737 19 James Turner (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SPURRELL, Willis Sebert Badgers Quay, Bonavista District 2085 18 John Spurrell (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOODY, Matthew Anthony Carbonear, Carbonear District 1982 24 Mary Doody (o) Brakeman 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
BELBIN, Charles Chesley 113 Cabot Street, St. John's 0-51 - 167 21 Jacob Belbin (p) Hardware clerk 1914 No No I
DUNN, John S. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8023 24 Reverend W.D. Dunn (p) Surveyor 1917 Methodist No No
BRINSON, Elam Change Islands, Fogo District 5294 24 George Brinson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOGAN, Alden Joseph St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 237 19 Dr. William Hogan (p) 1914 No No
THOMPSON, Leonard E. Point Leamington, Twillingate District 8134 52 Rebekah Thompson (p) Lumberman and mill man 1917 Salvation Army No No
BENNETT, Michael W. St. George, St. George District 4367 19 Peter H. Bennett (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
REID, Bramwell Booth Hearts Delight, Trinity District 3120 18 Levi Reid (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No PDF Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1620X
MCHUGH, John Francis Argentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 5016 19 Patrick McHugh (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CHIVERAUX, Simeon Main River Gut, St. George District 8474 54 Alice Chiveraux (s) 1918 No No File missing. Information from service ledger; Variant spelling of name - Chiveiaux.
BUCKLEY, John Joseph St. John's 1315 21 James Buckley (p) Butcher 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PIKE, Ralph C. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8051 19 Nathaniel Pike (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
KNIGHT, Harold Stephen 34 Circular Road, St. John's 0-60 - 2962 19 Herbert Knight (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
IVANY, Lewis English Harbour, Trinity District 3262 22 James Ivany (p) Machinist 1916 Methodist No No
LAWRENCE, Arthur H. Bonavista, Bonavista District 2002 19 John W. Lawrence (p) Bank clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, Joseph Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 5755 20 Charles Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TIZZARD, Frederick J. Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 5521 20 George Tizzard (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
WILLIAMS, Willmet Dildo, Trinity District 1499 1915 No No Attestation papers not included
FUDGE, George Muddy Hole, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4323 21 John Fudge (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Saturday, June 22, 1918
TAYLOR, Max Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5176 19 Richard Taylor (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HYNES, Frank Brents Cove, St. Barbe District 4117 19 Thurston Hynes (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
FOLEY, Leo Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5740 19 John Foley (p) Student 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BRAKE, Samuel Marystown, Burin District 6060 20 William Brake (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PARDY, Archibald C. Little Harbour, Twillingate District 8204 18 John Pardy (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
REEVES, William No information 0-230 1915 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger. Attached to Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) Ambulance Company.
LAFITTE, Thomas Fox Island River, Port au Port, St. George District 4782 26 Alexander LaFitte (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STONE, Clarence Smith Sound, Trinity District 2699 21 Ronald Stone (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, Michael Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 4954 24 Edward Walsh (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, John Squid Tickle, Bonavista District 5442 19 William Brown (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHEFFEY, Albert Musgravetown, Bonavista District 2337 23 James Cheffey (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No Variation in name: Chaffey
COLLINS, Matthew Grand Falls, Twillingate District - Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 710 19 James W. Collins (p) Paper maker 1914 No No PDF
DAY, Tobias Fortune Harbour, Green Bay, Twillingate District 4913 18 James Day (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, Wilfred C. Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 1876 18 Mrs. Wm Parsons(p) Operator 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discharged medically unfit 21 March 1917; attested for Newfoundland Forestry Companies 29 Jan. 1918, discharged 18 Feb. 1918.
SKINNER, John Matthew Harbour Breton, Fortune District 3383 18 Cornelius Skinner (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also contains Attestation for short service.
PENNELL, Samuel 67 Lime Street, St. John's 2887 18 James Bennett (p) Jeweller 1916 Methodist No No
ANTHONY, Aleck [Alex] Bell Island, St. John's East District 4695 18 Sarah Ann Anthony (p) Electrician 1918 Salvation Army No No Variant spelling of name: Alex, Allick, Alick, Alleck.
SPARKES, Hubert Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 3580 18 Thomas Sparkes (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Sparks.
SQUIRES, Jack [John] 11 Lime Street, St. John's 367 19 Richard Squires (p) Seaman 1914 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
TAYLOR, Frank H. 15 Maxse Street, St. John's 2422 19 Giles Taylor (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
MCFATRIDGE, James Main River, St. George District 1423 19 Walter McFatridge (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FILLIER, Maximillian William 5 Barron Street, St. John's 507 18 Emily Fillier (p) Carman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling: Maximillam.
PAUL, Robert Burin Bay, Burin District 4087 18 Albert Paul (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
PINE, Aloysius Richard English Harbour West, Fortune District 5385 18 James Pine (p) Telegraph operator 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BALDWIN, Walter Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 3325 21 Edward Baldwin (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOW, Harold Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 6337 21 Edgar Snow (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
YOUNG, William Clam Bank Cove, St. George District 8286 20 Victor Young (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HACKETT, Ignatius Wards Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District 4718 22 Michael Hackett (p) Teacher 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RIDEOUT, Robert Long Pond, Harbour Main District 3753 18 Richard Rideout (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No