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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 Enlistmentsort descending Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
SMITH, Nathaniel Hodges Cove, Trinity District 5100 18 Albert Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HARRIS, Clarence Valentine Glovertown, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 3365 18 Frederick Harris (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Monday, September 30, 1918
HOLLOWAY, Nicholas Bloomfield, Bonavista District 2507 18 Thomas Holloway (p) Lumberman 1916 No No
CLARKE, Joseph Britannia Cove, Trinity District 3857 18 John Clarke (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
OLIVER, John Grand Lake, St. George District 2023 18 Mary Jane Oliver (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
KEARLEY, James Avondale, Harbour Main District 3896 18 John Kearley (p) Operator 1917 Roman Catholic No No
STEIN, Conrad Lewis 2930 2930 18 Cecil Stein (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLLINS, Leo James 16 Balsam Street, St. John's 2952 18 James Collins (p) Expressman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, September 16, 1917
HEWLETT, Llewelyn Wards Harbour, Twillingate District 6286 18 Charlie Hewlett (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HISCOCK, Heber A. Flat Island, Bonavista District 3837 18 Wlliam Hiscock (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MULLETT, George Wesleyville, Bonavista District 2760 18 Noah Mullett (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No PDF
BUTLER, John Bedford Bell Island, St. John's East District 2794 18 John Butler (p) Electrician 1916 Methodist No No
MULLOWNEY, Edward Holyrood, Harbour Main District 4713 18 James Mullowney (p) Railroad man 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: signature is Mullowney, form completed as Maloney.
CHAFE, Frederick Harold Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 3317 18 William Chafe (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DEVEREAUX, Thomas Avondale, Harbour Main District 3632 18 Michael Devereaux (p) Operator 1917 Roman Catholic No No Previously transcribed as Devereux.
LARKIN, Michael 71 Queens Road, St. John's 2408 18 Jack Larkin (p) Tailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HOGAN, John R. Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 8113 18 Nellie Howell (o) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WAREHAM, John Petries Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District 4657 18 Israel Wareham (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
RANDELL, Marcus Port Rexton, Trinity District 3772 18 Walter Randell (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 17, 1918
CREWS, John Point Crew, Burin District 4811 18 John R. Crews (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PATEY, Frederick St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4260 18 John Patey (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
TAYLOR, James Burin Bay, Burin District 4086 18 John Taylor (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
MARCH, Hugh Campbells Creek, St. George District 4874 18 Sarah March (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: Marsh.
ROSE, John Cape St. Francis, Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 2175 18 Ambrose Rose (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 23, 1917
GROUCHY, Thomas Joseph St. John's 1771 18 Elias Grouchy (p) Jeweller 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, April 17, 1918
LITTLE, Redvers Musgravetown, Bonavista District 4887 18 James Little (p) Framer 1918 Methodist Yes No Friday, November 15, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included
BOWDEN, Herbert George 37 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 1980 18 William H. Bowden (p) Bank clerk 1915 Methodist No No
WHEELER, Ralph Summerford, Twillingate District 4906 18 Thomas Wheeler (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
NORRIS, William Battery Road, St. John's 2860 , 2861 & 8046 18 Sarah Norris (m) Tailor-Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also service number 8046 for attestation papers; Norris originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. #2861 on attestation form; # 2860 in service ledger; microfilmed as #2860.
MARTIN, Nathaniel Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 4742 18 James Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PIERCEY, George Fortune, Burin District 3906 18 Martha Piercey (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
SMITH, Howard Dildo, Trinity District 1665 18 Thomas Smith (of John) (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, June 3, 1916
STEAD, Thomas W. Little Catalina, Trinity District 4350 18 George Stead (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HILLIER, Thomas Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 6167 18 George Hillier (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
CHALK, Alpheaus Charlottetown, Bonavista District 2208 18 Alan Chalk (p) Fisherman 1916 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
CONSTABLE, Arch B Norris Arm, Twillingate District 0-275 - 2109 18 Toni Constable (o) Office clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
FORSEY, John Gambo, Bonavista District 4433 18 Thomas Forsey (p) 1918 No No
RENDELL, Fred Twillingate, Twillingate District 1851 18 Bessie Elliot (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
GLADNEY, James Joseph St. John's 771 18 Annie Clarke (p) Fireman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
OLIVER, Philip 29 Feild Street, St. John's 3500 18 Thomas Oliver (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
ELLIS, Thomas 28 Feild Street, St. John's 2288 18 Mary Ellis (p) Grocer 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16
PIKE, Manuel Edward St. Lawrence, Burin District 2666 18 Mrs. Lewis Pike (p) Tailor 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
OSBOURNE, Moses J. Blaketown, Trinity District 2441 18 Nathaniel Osbourne (p) Railway hand 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOWDEN, Hugh Pierson Wesleyville, Bonavista District 526 18 Dr. George F. Bowden (p) Student 1914 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917 PDF I
LEWIS, Gordon 53 Pennywell Road, St. John's 2309 18 Charles Lewis (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, January 28, 1917 Photograph of grave-site included
WHEELER, Baxter Greenspond, Bonavista District 4227 18 George Wheeler (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
PAYNE, George Chimney Cove, Bay of Islands, St. George District 4925 18 John A. Payne (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Incorrectly labeled on microfilm as George Petley; source of this name is a letter, written by Rev. Henry Petley found in the file immediately following the attestation papers.
NASH, Thomas 22 Adelaide Street, St. John's 4399 18 Margaret Nash (p) Assistant bookkeeper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HANN, Brigam Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3799 18 Jacob Hann (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, September 30, 1918