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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 Datesort ascending Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
FELIX, William Felix Cove, St. George District 4373 20 Hamiel Felix (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HANRAHAN, John Marystown, Burin District 6177 21 Frances Kanes (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Mother's name is recorded as Kanes; local spelling is Caines
SNOW, Eliken Salt Pond, Twillingate District 5397 19 Stephen Snow (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
COLEMAN, Bartholomew Curling, St. George District 5395 22 Joseph Coleman (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROACH, Samuel Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 4494 19 Samuel Roach (p) Student 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also contains documents relating to service #4994, William McGrath. Variant spelling of name: Roache, Roche.
MULLINS, James 227 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 5104 23 John Mullins (p) Bricklayer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
POPE, Abel Birchy Bay, Twillingate District 6082 19 Robert Pope (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
TAYLOR, George 81 Southside Road, St. John's 5268 24 Robert Taylor (p) Cooper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAWE, Hector Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 4477 18 Isaac Dawe (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
SMITH, Isaac Bishops Cove, Harbour Grace District 5307 23 Josiah Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STUCKLESS, John Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 4671 22 Thomas Stuckless (p) Blacksmith 1918 Salvation Army No No
GRACE, Patrick 10 Knight Street, St. John's 4322 27 Caroline Grace (p) Accountant 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GUSHUE, Frederick 210 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 4419 18 James Gushue (p) Apprentice engineer 1918 Methodist No No
SCOTT, Ernest Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District 8495 18 Sarah Scott (p) Lumberman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROWSELL, Philip Pushthrough, Hermitage Bay 5207 21 Jonathan Rowsell (p) Carpenter 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STOCKLEY, David Port Rexton, Trinity District 5412 19 Isaac Stockley (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ALEXANDER, Joseph Mattis Point, St. George District 6299 22 Adolph Alexander (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, October 20, 1918
KEATES, Robert J. Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District 5257 23 John Keates (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Keats
TUFF, John Templeman, Bonavista District 5867 20 William Tuff (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
JOHNSON, Augustus St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 6016 19 James Johnson (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No Variant spelling of name - recruit's signature is Johnson; forms were completed as Johnston; 1921 census lists two families of Johnson in St. Anthony.
KIRBY, John Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 5814 18 Philip Kirby (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FARRELL, Richard Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 6118 19 Richard Farrell (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CHEESEMAN, James Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 6080 24 Lizzie Webber (o) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COSTELLO, James Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 4552 20 John Costello (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OATES, Abner Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5645 19 Robert Oates (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
CLARK, Joseph Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 6246 19 William Clark (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROSE, Reginald Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4961 19 John Rose (p) Brakeman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MULLINS, Edwin Rencontre, Fortune District 6051 22 Benjamin Mullins (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARRY, William Jean de Bay, Burin District 6036 20 Richard Barry (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HALLEY, Albert Upper Battery Road, St. John's 5448 24 Ellen Halley (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COLE, Bertram Bell Island, St. John's East District 4630 18 John Cole (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers also found on Reel 261 preceding Service # 4601
MOULTON, Richard Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 4534 18 John Moulton (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NEWHOOK, Reginald Normans Cove, Trinity District 5120 23 Samuel Newhook (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUSSEY, Hayward St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Mary's District 6120 23 George Hussey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PALFREY, William 8 Queen Street, St. John's 4466 18 Mrs. A. Palfrey (p) Barber 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MERCER, Chesley Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 5034 18 Maud Mercer (p) 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, Edward Dildo, Trinity District 5221 21 Jacob Smith (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLOUTER, Arthur Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 6005 20 Elizabeth Clouter (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HOUSE, John British Harbour, Trinity District 4733 19 Ronald House (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HALL, Ewart Carbonear, Carbonear District 4502 21 Alberta Hall (o) Civil engineer 1918 Methodist No No
TURNER, James Topsail Road, St. John's 5250 18 Thomas Turner (p) Operator 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WORKMAN, Wilson Hearts Delight, Trinity District 5839 24 Henry Workman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANDERSON, Frederick Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5064 20 William Anderson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCHUGH, Patrick Exploits, Twillingate District 5702 19 Sarah McHugh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
EVANS, William Argentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 5851 19 Bridget Evans (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 17
LAWRENCE, Robert 20 Carnell Street, St. John's 4618 22 George Lawrence (p) Carpenter 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, Michael Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5779 20 Thomas Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FENNEMORE, William St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4581 21 Benjamin Fennemore (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
MCCANN, Daniel Gull Island, Bay de Verde District 4884 19 Philip McCann (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, Patrick Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 5793 19 Patrick Walsh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No