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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 PoWsort descending Date of Death Commendations Notes
HACKETT, Thomas Joseph (aka Thomas Murphy) 18 Holloway Street, St. John's 408 23 Elizabeth Hackett (p) Telegraph operator 1914 No No
MURPHY, Michael James 22 Williams Street, St. John's 0-238 - 70 34 Catherine Murphy (p) Druggist 1914 Roman Catholic No No
THOMAS, Gordon 8 Barnes Road, St. John's 3498 18 H.J. Thomas (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist - Congregationalist Yes No Wednesday, October 16, 1918 PDF Discrepancy in religion. Photograph included.
COFIELD, Mark Francis Allandale Road, St. John's 692 22 William Cofield (p) Farmer 1914 Methodist No No
ADAMS, William Arnold's Cove, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2306 18 Mrs. James William [Adams] (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
STOCKLEY, Ephraim Brookfield, Bonavista District 5596 21 Peter Stockley (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PILGRIM, Ernest St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District 5621 18 Mary Pilgrim (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
WELLS, Harry Augustus Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 3943 23 Robert James Wells (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918
BOWERS, George Southern Arm, Green Bay, Twillingate District[?] 5665 22 Fannie Bowers (p) Millman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: Bower
HOUSE, John British Harbour, Trinity District 4733 19 Ronald House (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JONES, Elihu M. Exploits, Twillingate District 8082 22 Herbert H. Jones (o) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
CARTER, Chesley William Pass Island, Fortune District 4080 18 William Carter (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEE, Ernest Fortune, Burin District 4171 18 Lizzie Faucher (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BENTEAU, Herbert Point May, Lamaline, Burin District 4948 19 Helen Benteau (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HENNESSEY, James John Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1257 18 Patience Hennessey (p) Blacksmith 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RYAN, John Joseph 23 Adelaide Street, St. John's 38 20 J.J. Ryan (p) Clerk-telegrapher 1914 Roman Catholic No No
TUCKER, Bertram George Triton, Twillingate District 5552 21 Jesse Tucker (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LOADER, Frederick Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District 5620 24 Levi Loader (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Loder.
BUCKLEY, James Botwood, Twillingate District 4274 24 John Buckley (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918
FARRELL, Eugene S. North Bay, La Poile, Burgeo-LaPoile District 8098 23 Thomas Farrell (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
ELLIOTT, Erastus Locks Cove, Hare Bay, Fortune District 3940 18 Benjamin Elliott (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MERCER, Charles 32 McKay Street, St. John's 3820 18 Isaac Mercer (p) Blacksmith 1917 Salvation Army No No
JERRETT, Richard Cavendish, Trinity District 1796 24 Henry Jerrett (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
ROSE, R. [Robert] Clayton 28 Springdale Street, St. John's 2542 22 Marmaduke Rose (p Salesman 1916 Methodist No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.
OLLERHEAD, William Hearts Content, Trinity District 746 24 James Ollerhead School teacher 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BRINSON, John Change Islands, Fogo District 5308 27 George Brinson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOLWELL, Harold 17 Pilot's Hill, St. John's 1228 20 Augustus Holwell (p) Teamster 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARVEY, Ralph Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 8270 18 Alexander Harvey (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
DULLANTY, George St. John's 1096 20 Thomas Dullanty (p) Storekeeper 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 21, 1916
CHAYTOR, Robert Botwood, Twillingate District 8249 19 Bernard Chaytor (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
WELLS, Elias J. Horwood, Fogo District 8451 23 Nellie Wells (s) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
EASTMAN, Willis Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3155 18 Joseph Eastman (p) Mill man 1916 Salvation Army No No
STONE, Robert Bonaventure, North Side, Trinity District 2100 19 William Stone (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PROWSE, William St. John's 925 22 Charles Prowse (p) Grocer 1915 Yes No Tuesday, July 18, 1916
MEANEY, Basil Caplin Bay, Fogo District 8352 19 Thomas Meaney (p) Fisherman 1917 Attestation papers not included. No No
REES, George Wilfred 22 Mullock Street, St. John's 388 19 Mary Jane Rees (p) Printer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Contains part of the file of Eaneas Rees, service # 25881, of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.
HILYARD, Caleb Spread Eagle, Trinity District 5086 22 Richard Hilyard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name: Hillier, Hilliard
MANUEL, William Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 4290 22 John Manuel (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DICKS, Charles Flat Islands, Burin District 2881 23 Mrs. Jacob Miller (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
MCHENRY, William Grand Falls,Twillingate District - formerly of Quebec, Canada 0-214 - 2285 26 Frank McHenry (o) Machinist 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF Four documents duplicated from #0-214 William McHenry are on the reel labelled as Bernard Forsey. Labels were placed by LAC at time of microfilming. Also contains documents relating to service #0-120-1553, Frank Burke
GILLESPIE, Samuel Joseph Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 3195 21 Mrs. John Gillespie (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
WHIFFIN, James Southern Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 5868 19 John Whiffin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Whiffen
STEELE, James Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 6341 18 Willis Steele (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BRAY, Leander Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4786 18 Mrs. Martha Bray (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FUDGE, Ambrose Newstead, Twillingate District 8056 25 Mrs. William Langdon (o) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
DRISCOLL, Arthur St. John's 1054 19 Virtue Driscoll (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BREEN, Edward Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8049 21 John Breen (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
LEWIS, Fred James St. John's 1640 18 William James Lewis (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No Also contains documents relating to service # 3217, Charles V. Lewis
BARBOUR, Baxter Port Rexton, Trinity District 5255 20 John Barbour (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROBERTS, M. C. [Moses Chesley] Native of Brigus 0-249 Doctor 1915 No No Attestation papers not included. No record in service ledger. One year service with RAMC..