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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
BUCKLEY, Arthur Botwood, Twillingate District 2359 18 John Buckley (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No No
LEDREW, George C. Cupids, Port de Grave District 4865 18 Henry LeDrew (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
RIDEOUT, Willis Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5828 18 Albert Rideout (p) Mechanic 1918 Salvation Army No No
HOWLETT, John Petty Harbour, St. John's West Districts 4222 18 Bridget Howlett (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Attestation forms are completed as Jack Howlett.
BISHOP, Levi Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3945 18 George Bishop (p) Telegraph operator 1917 Methodist - Salvation Army No No Discrepancy in religion.
BENSON, J. Wilson 41 Southside Road, St. John's 3357 18 Newman Benson (p) Longshoreman 1916 Methodist Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
ELLIOTT, Donald Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 3748 18 Albert Elliott (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
FORSEY, Frederick Fortune, Burin District 4005 18 Philip Forsey (p) Sailor 1917 Methodist No No
LAWRENCE, Frederick Bonavista, Bonavista District 3691 18 John Lawrence (p) Tinsmith 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DULEY, Lionel Thomas 51 Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 0-200 - 2945 18 Thomas J. Duley (p) Bank clerk 1916 Yes No Monday, September 30, 1918
EARLES, Walter Trinity, Trinity District 2555 18 Mark Earles (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
PENNELL, William Anthony Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3347 18 Daniel J. Pennell (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
JOHNSON, Edward John 11 Larkin Square, St. John's 2307 18 George Johnson (p) Farmer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
DICKS, Cecil Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3905 18 Edward Dicks (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCMANUS, Edward 16 Sebastian Street, St. John's 4504 18 Joseph McManus (p) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LYNCH, Willis Paradise, Harbour Main District 4461 18 David Lynch (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KIRBY, John Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 5814 18 Philip Kirby (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SQUIRES, Alfred Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 6164 18 Robert Squires (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FOSS, Henry Snooks Arm, Twillingate District 5664 18 George Foss (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PARSONS, John R. 156A Pleasant Street, St. John's 3469 18 Howard Parsons (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
BUGDEN, Baxter English Harbour, Trinity District 3459 18 Albert Bugden (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
ATKINS, John R. Port au Choix, St. Barbe District 8192 18 Annie Atkins (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BLACKMORE, Victor Bell Island, St. John's East District 3663 18 Stephen Blackmore (p) Electrician 1917 Salvation Army No No
GOSSE, Willam 74 New Gower Street, St. John's 2349 18 Mrs. James Gosse (p) Student 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CHAPMAN, Cyril Fort Townshend, St. John's 4383 18 William Chapman (p) Messenger, postal telegraphs 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEDREW, Arthur 9 Cabot Street, St. John's 4185 18 Jonas Ledrew (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
STRIDE, Norman Botwood, Twillingate District 3629 18 Sofia (George) Stride (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
UNDERHAY, William James. Hearts Content, Trinity District 2283 18 Mrs. Philemon Underhay (p) Clerk 1916 No No Also contains documents relating to service #3222
YOUNG, Hilliard Flat Bay, St. George District 4128 18 William Young (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HILLIARD, Silas New Harbour, Trinity District 1970 18 Alexander Hilliard (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, August 24, 1917
QUINTON, Frederick Southern Bay, Bonavista District 3622 18 James Quinton (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WILLIAMS, Vincent Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 4585 18 Clotilda Williams (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MEANEY, Brian Petries Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1901 18 Sarah Meaney (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
GOUGH, Joseph Elliston, Trinity District 8123 18 William Gough (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BURTON, Elias Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 4259 18 Archibald Burton (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
GOOBIE, Andrew N. St. John's 1884 18 Barbara Goobie (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist No No
PAYNE, Thomas Victor 37 Monkstown Road, St. John's 1962 18 Janet Payne (o) Office clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STARKS, Willie Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District 5554 18 Samuel Starks (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HOLLANDS, Henry Carbonear, Carbonear District 2239 18 Reverend Charles Hollands (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEDREW, Bertram Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1837 18 Isaac LeDrew (p) Blacksmith 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIDEOUT, Hardy Lewisporte, Twillingate District 3144 18 Jabez Rideout (p) Factory man 1916 Methodist No No
STRONG, Saul Fortune, Burin District 3564 18 John Strong (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
HOLDEN, Eric St. Clair Topsail Road, St. John's 2833 18 Richard K. Holden (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
QUINTON, William Princeton, Bonavista District 2738 18 Jolliffe Quinton (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
SUTTON, William Pushthrough, Bonavista Bay, Fortune 3529 18 James Sutton (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SIMMS, Beattie St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4292 18 Reuben Simms (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
HEATH, Adolphus Garrett Long Island, Green Bay 1166 18 Rhoda Heath (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, April 24, 1917
SAUNDERS, Eli New Bay, Twillingate District 3367 18 Adam Saunders (p) Fisherman and lumberman 1916 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
HICKEY, Patrick Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 3826 18 Patrick Hickey (p) Miner 1917 Roman Catholic No No
THOMAS, Frederick Gordon St. John's 1784 18 Frederick Thomas (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917