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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 Kinsort ascending Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
TEE, William Burnt Cove, Twillingate District 5761 21 William Lee (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: Attestation and signature is Tee; some documents completed as Lee. Previously transcribed as Lee.
LEDREW, William Botwood, Twillingate District 1936 20 William LeDrew Sr. (p) Fireman 1915 Methodist No No
LEDREW, Lemuel Change Islands, Fogo District 5959 21 William LeDrew (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LEARNING, Francis A. Sandwich Bay, Labrador 6257 24 William Learning (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LANGER, George Thoroughfare, Trinity District 3805 20 William Langer (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
LANG, Henry Charles Springdale, Twillingate District 4030 19 William Lang (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
LACEY, Roland Stephen St. John's 77 28 William Lacey (p) Fisherman-miner 1914 Methodist No No
CHRISTIAN, William Coaker 72 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 3371 18 William L. Christian (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 26, 1918
KNOX, William 11 Feild Street, St. John's 4611 18 William Knox (p) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KNIGHT, Frank Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4304 23 William Knight (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
KING, Albert 43 Duckworth Street, St. John's 5585 21 William King (p) Longshoreman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KING, James 102 Springdale Street, St. John's 4451 20 William King (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
KING, William Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 4063 21 William King (p) Teamster 1917 Methodist No No
KING, Robert Port Rexton, Trinity District 4736 18 William King (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, William P. Southside, Battery, St. John's 2577 27 William King (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, October 20, 1918 PDF
KIELLY, Leo 17 Cuddihy Street, St. John's 6219 William Kielly (p) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 16
KENT, Edward Bell Island, St. John's East District 5215 24 William Kent (o) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KEEPING, Samuel Fortune, Burin District 3562 18 William Keeping (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
KEEPING, Samuel Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4957 24 William Keeping (p) Steward 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JUPP, Leonard John 57 Cochrane Street, St. John's 162 22 William Jupp (p) Clerk 1914 No No Brother of Clifford Henry Oliver Jupp, # 0-206 / 157
JOY, William Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 1376 22 William Joy (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF
JOY, Walter Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 3137 18 William Joy (p) Miner 1916 Roman Catholic No No
STEVENSON, Alfred St. John's 1622 William Joseph Stevenson (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, July 8, 1917
CHAFFEY, James Eric Jeffreys, St. George District 8153 22 William Joseph Chaffey (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JONES, Nathaniel Whitbourne, Trinity District 1932 19 William Jones (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, November 21, 1917
JONES, Benjamin Templeman, Bonavista District 5964 24 William Jones (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
JONES, Piercey Brigus, Port de Grave District 5128 23 William Jones (p) Boiler maker 1918 Methodist No No
TAYLOR, William Noah Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District 3213 22 William John Taylor (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
LUFF, Harry Exploits, Twillingate District 3742 20 William John Luff (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, October 5, 1918
LUFF, Oliver Exploits, Twillingate District 8236 19 William John Luff (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
KEEPING, Arthur Rencontre, Fortune District 6264 22 William John Keeping (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAWE, William Gordon 60 New Gower Street, St. John's 97 19 William John Dawe (p) Civil servant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TILLEY, Henry 66 Pennywell Road, St. John's 307 24 William James Tilley (p) Cabinet maker 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
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
DINNEY, Andrew Bell Island, St. John's East District 4374 19 William James Dinney (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
COOK, Alfred Stanley St. John's 876 24 William James Cook (p) Accountant 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Variant spelling of name - Cooke
BUTTON, Eleazar Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 5283 20 William James Button (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name: Eleazor
JACOBS, Arthur Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District 4996 18 William Jacobs (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
JACKMAN, William R. E. Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 4254 23 William Jackman Storekeeper 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially illegible due to fading.
ROSE, Josiah Belleoram, Fortune District 6135 20 William J. Rose (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MYLER, Alexander Joseph 13 Adelaide Street, St. John's 650 22 William J. Myler (p) Barber 1914 Roman Catholic No No I
MOORES, Archibald Baie Verte, St. Barbe District 8218 19 William J. Moores (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
MARTIN, Edward P. 159 Gower Street, St. John's 8484 18 William J. Martin (p) Office clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LONG, William John 71 Longs Hill, St. John's 0-140 - 48 23 William J. Long (p) Accountant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
LEVIS, Robert Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 5671 21 William J. Levis (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Nominal Census for 1921 lists Robert Lavers residing Port Saunders. Details match and no Robert Levis is found in any census. Possible mispelling as recruit attested by making his mark.
HODDER, Harold W. Spruce Street, St. John's 6280 23 William J. Hodder (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
HERDER, Hubert Clinton 40 Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 0-79 - 3 23 William J. Herder (p) Agriculturist 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HERDER, Ralph Barnes 40 Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 0-113 - 34 21 William J. Herder (p) Student 1914 Methodist No No
HERDER, Arthur John 40 Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 0-61 - 1863 33 William J. Herder (p) Barrister at law 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, December 1, 1917
COBB, Theodore Grand Falls, Twillingate District 5142 20 William J. Cobb (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No