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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
RICE, Isaac Herring Neck, Twillingate District 3241 20 Theodore Rice (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
ALISON, John New Bridge, Salmonier, Placentia-St. Mary's District 6013 18 John Alison (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HAMPTON, George Edgar Portland, Bonavista district 1197 20 Arthur Hampton (p) Brakeman 1915 Methodist No No
BROWN, Chesley Salvage, Bonavista District 4511 18 Henry Brown (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PIKE, Alfred Jamestown, Bonavista District 3664 18 John Pike (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
THOMPSON, James J. Point Leamington, Twillingate District 8135 57 Rachel Thompson (s) Lumberman and mill man 1917 Salvation Army No No
BENNETT, Manuel Joseph Flat Bay, St. George District 1785 18 George Bennett (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF
STACEY, Lambert Flat Islands, Burin District 5936 19 William Stacey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
OREILLY, P. Joseph 0-147 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; incorrect information in service ledger Notes: Listed as instructor (musketry). Notes: Information in service ledger is incorrect; information for 0-236 J.B. O'Reilly, RAMC was duplicated as being 0-147 Joseph O'Reilly
JOHNSON, Dudley St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 1583 25 Mary Johnson (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Arthur J. Stephenville, St. George District 1029 Telegraph operator 1915 No No
BROPHY, John Joseph Mount Pearl Road, St. John's 3280 18 Lawrence Brophy (p) Farmer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
JANES, William Joseph Smith Sound, Trinity District 3223 20 Ambrose Janes (p) Paper maker 1916 Methodist No No
MCDONALD, George Hunts Island, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5190 20 Daniel McDonald (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LAWLOR, Thomas Joseph 6 Feild Street, St. John's 535 22 Edward Lawlor (p) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
POWER, William 14 Hunts Lane, St. John's 5447 27 William Power (p) Longshoreman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TITFORD, Grant Bennett Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 3699 18 Jessie (William) Titford (p) Operator 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
WILLIAMS, William Wales, United Kingdom 3063 50 Mrs. William Williams (s) Musician 1918 No No Attested for short service
REID, Hubert H. Old Shop, Trinity District 5304 23 Elizabeth (James) Reid (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
FENNELL, Thomas St. Brendans, Bonavista District 6193 17 Johanna Fennell (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HEWITT, Alexander Barr'd Island, Fogo District 5726 22 Henry Hewitt (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEGROW, Harry W. Blackhead, Bay de Verde District 3738 18 Robert LeGrow (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
PARROTT, Raymond Winterton, Trinity District 4149 21 William Parrott (p) Telegraph operator 1917 Methodist No No
MOTTY, Edgar Page 6 Charlton Street, St. John's 446 19 Mr. Motty (p) Express driver 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAYWARD, Harry Bonavista, Bonavista District 4845 19 Mrs. Alfred Hayward (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HAINES, Edward George Jamestown, Bonavista District 1505 22 Robert Haines (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
STOKES, H.F. 0-175 1916 No No Transferred to 1st Newfoundland Regiment at Ayr from Royal Irish Fusiliers.
WALSH, Michael ittle Bona, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4147 22 Patrick Walsh (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PAYNE, John Harbour Round, St. Barbe District 6014 21 John Payne (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CHAFE, Walter C. 75 Flower Hill, St. John's 4548 22 Mrs. Thomas Wareham (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARTLETT, Thomas J 8 Rossiters Hill, St. John's 4493 20 Mrs. T.J. Bartlett (s) Moulder 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LISCOMBE, Joseph Botwood, Twillingate District 8504 41 Mary Liscombe (s) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No Variant spelling of name - Luscombe.
DAY, Thomas Gander Bay, Fogo District 4216 24 Elizabeth Harbin (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
PARSONS, Taylor Trout River, St. Barbe District 3916 18 William Parsons (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
HANN, Sidney V. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3998 22 Isaac Hann (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNELL, John J. Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District 4947 19 William Pennell (p) School teacher 1918 Methodist No No
RUSSELL, John St. John's 917 18 Edward Russell (p) Confectioner 1915 Methodist No No
QUIGLEY, Edward W. Bell Island, St. John's East District 4641 21 Peter Quigley (p) Blacksmith 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TAYLOR, Frank Water Street East, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1261 24 Emily Taylor (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
STUDLEY, Sidney Indian Burying Place, Twillingate District 5678 23 Henry Studley (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MUNN, Robert Stewart Errol St. John's 787 18 W.A. Munn (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
PILLEY, William J. Phillips Head, Twillingate District 1937 24 Edmund Pilley (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
YOUNG, Roland North West Arm, Twillingate District 8361 21 Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
FAGAN, William J. Foxtrap, Harbour Main District 5763 19 George Fagan (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIDEOUT, Peter B. Exploits Harbour, Twillingate District 5558 21 Silas Rideout (p) Coast trader 1918 Methodist No No
JEDDORE, Joseph James Conne River, Fortune District 6327 24 Noah Jeddore (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FOLEY, Edward 12 Lion Square, St. John's 8349 21 Margaret Foley (s) Teamster 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ODRISCOLL, Joseph P. 31 Queen's Road, St. John's 2398 18 Patrick O'Driscoll (p) Scholar 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SEAWARD, John Cupids, Port de Grave District 8290 17 Frederick Seaward (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
OXFORD, Henry Rencontre, Fortune District 2926 17 Samuel Oxford (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No