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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 Communitysort ascending Service Number Age of Enlistment Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
GOSSE, Daniel Torbay, St. John's East District 5762 23 Thomas Gosse (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GOSSE, William Joseph Torbay, St. John's East District 963 19 Maude Gosse (o) Plumber 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SHEA, Thomas Torbay, St. John's East District 3185 19 Edward Shea (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MOLLOY, James Torbay, St. John's East District 5771 20 Robert Molloy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KEATING, Patrick Torbay, St. John's East District 3329 19 Thomas Keating (p) Banker 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
WHELAN, Patrick Torbay, St. John's East District 5794 24 Mary Whelan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, Stephen Torbay, St. John's East District 1942 19 William Martin (p) Blacksmith 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, July 8, 1917
GOSSE, Samuel Torbay, St. John's East District 1907 23 Peter Gosse (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
GOSSE, John Torbay, St. John's East District 2473 18 Peter Gosse (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF
GOSSE, Alfred Joseph Torbay, St. John's East District 1081 22 Ellen Gosse Assistant paymaster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PRICE, Henry Torbay Road, St. John's 2203 19 Mrs. Joseph Price (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PIPPY, Walter Elliott Torbay Road, St. John's 691 19 T.A. Pippy (p) Engineer 1914 Methodist No No
BIDDISCOMBE, Richard Torbay Road, St. John's 4623 21 John Biddiscombe (p) Truckman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOYLE, Arch Torbay Road, St. John's 4445 18 Henry Boyle (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARNES, Maxwell Topsail, Harbour Main District 1576 21 Sarah Ann Barnes (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
OBRIEN, James John Topsail, Harbour Main District 1378 18 Mary O'Brien (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BARNES, Nathan Topsail, Harbour Main District 4593 20 Rupert Barnes (p) Blacksmith 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HICKEY, William Topsail, Harbour Main District 1341 25 Johanna Hickey (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, March 10, 1918
PARMITER, Cecil Topsail, Harbour Main District 1586 19 Sarah Parmiter (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BARNES, William Topsail, Harbour Main District 5088 21 William Barnes (p) Boilermaker 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARMITER, Fred Topsail, Harbour Main District 2440 20 John Parmiter (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribe as Permiter; Medical report misfiled on microfilm was attached to the digital file
ROACH, George Topsail, Harbour Main District 4595 24 Patrick Roach (p) Blacksmith 1918 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Roche.
DAWE, Henry Charles Topsail, Harbour Main District 589 22 John Dawe (p) Farmer 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MOYES, Allan Topsail, Harbour Main District 546 23 Annie Maria Moyes (p) Brakesman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
OBRIEN, Allan Francis Topsail, Harbour Main District 1380 19 Mary O'Brien (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, Alexander Jennings Topsail, Harbour Main District 2537 18 John J. Butler (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HIBBS, John Leslie Topsail, Harbour Main District 1496 20 Julia Hibbs (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, December 6, 1917
PARMITER, Norman Topsail, Harbour Main District 3929 18 Samuel Parmiter (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 15, 1918
KEARLEY, Walter Topsail, Harbour Main District 552 19 Solomon Kearley (p) Mechanic 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OBRIEN, Andrew Joseph Topsail, Harbour Main District 1375 19 Mary O'Brien (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917.
CHAYTOR, John Topsail, Harbour Main District 4694 21 John Chaytor (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RICHARDS, John Topsail, Harbour Main District 5464 23 Michael Richards (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HIBBS, William James Topsail, Harbour Main District 2356 24 Mrs. William (Julia) Hibbs (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GLEESON, Richard Topsail, Harbour Main District 1250 19 John Gleeson (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, Bertram Topsail, Harbour Main District 0-152 - 146 24 John J. Butler (p) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Butler's Regimental number was previously recorded as 258. Corrected Apr. 2015.
FOWLER, Ernest Topsail, Harbour Main District 2710 37 Mrs. Thomas Dowden (p) Electrician 1916 Methodist No No
BARNES, Arthur Topsail, Harbour Main District 4698 23 Albert Barnes (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MILLER, George Topsail, Harbour Main District 587 21 Mrs. Peter Somerton (p) Miner 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BARNES, Cyril Topsail, Harbour Main District 4500 18 William H. Barnes (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DRUKEN, Thomas Topsail, Harbour Main District 1363 18 Alice Druken (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, November 1, 1916
NEVILLE, Gregory Joseph Topsail, Harbour Main District 1343 18 Lucy Neville (p) Electric engine driver 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, July 3, 1918
SQUIRES, Alexander Topsail, Harbour Main D 8496 18 Matilda Squires (o) Lumberman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MATHIESON, Gerald Topsail Road, St. John's 4405 18 John Mathieson (p) Apprentice engineering 1918 Presbyterian No No
LIDSTONE, William Topsail Road, St. John's 2460 20 William Lidstone Sr. (p) Teamster 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, William Topsail Road, St. John's 683 19 Patrick Walsh (p) Farmer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
LIDSTONE, Walter John Topsail Road, St. John's 8215 19 William Lidstone (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NEVILLE, Richard Topsail Road, St. John's 1080 21 Ellen Neville Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 PDF
AYLWARD, Nicholas Topsail Road, St. John's 4766 19 Michael Aylward (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TURNER, James Topsail Road, St. John's 5250 18 Thomas Turner (p) Operator 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BYRNE, James Topsail Road, St. John's 4444 18 Garrett Byrne (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No