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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
CROCKER, Edwin Swift Current, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5962 19 John Crocker (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MCCARTHY, Charles Carbonear, Carbonear District 4969 26 Charles McCarthy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ELLIOTT, John G. Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 4822 18 Mrs. George Elliott (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CUFF, Alfred Bonavista, Bonavista District 4814 24 Mrs. William Cuff (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
MATHIESON, Gerald Topsail Road, St. John's 4405 18 John Mathieson (p) Apprentice engineering 1918 Presbyterian No No
DUNN, Henry Holletts Tickle, Bonavista District 5208 21 Joseph Dunn (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 3, 1920
EBBS, Michael 53 Cabot Street, St. John's 4448 19 William Ebbs (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PUDDISTER, John Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's 5446 20 Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BRENCUN - BRENTON, Arthur Williamsport, St. Barbe District 6023 24 William Brencun (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Arthur Brenton is listed as a resident of Williamsport in the 1935 and 1945 Newfoundland census; attestation paper gives spelling as Brenceen. Variant spelling: Brencun, Brensun.
FRIZZELL, Richard Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District 5182 23 Henry Frizzell (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Frizzell, Frizzel, Frizell, Frizzal, Frizzil. Attestation papers are completed as Frizzal.
MOORS, Jonathan Leonard Woody Point, St. Barbe District 5685 19 William Moores (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: surname spelled Moores by clerk, recruit's signature is Moors.
BUTLER, Samuel Foxtrap, Harbour Main District 5539 22 Job Butler (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHEPPARD, Albert Valleyfield, Bonavista District 4819 31 Darius Sheppard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COISH, Chesley Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District 5854 19 George Coish (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DEVOE, Vincent Grand River, Codroy, St. George District 5858 19 Marcellian Devoe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LEMOINE, Joseph E. Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4296 23 Philip LeMoine (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LUNDRIGAN, William James Blaketown, Trinity District 4696 18 Archibald Lundrigan (p) Mechanic 1918 Salvation Army No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
JONES, Peter Grey Islands, White Bay, St. Barbe District 4567 19 George Jones (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WISEMAN, Goodwin Little Bay Island, Twillingate District 5456 20 Frederick Wiseman (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GAUDET, Arthur Stephenville, St. George District 5694 18 Amedee Gaudet (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
AVERY, Hezekiah Deep Bight, Random, Trinity District 5140 25 William Avery (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Saturday, June 15, 1918
PEARCEY, William J. Hopeall, Trinity District 5220 20 May Pritchard (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
HERRIDGE, William Hoop Cove, Fortune District 6310 21 Manuel Herridge (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STAPLETON, John Marystown, Burin District 6067 19 Lizzie Stapleton (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LACEY, Henry Exploits, Twillingate District 5420 20 George Lacey (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
PITTMAN, Roderick Lamaline, Burin District 6216 18 William Pittman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NEWHOOK, Leander Normans Cove, Trinity District 5005 19 Emmanuel Newhook (p) Brakeman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ST. CROIX, William Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 4400 18 Edward St. Croix (p) Expressman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LEWIS, Herbert Barr'd Island, Fogo District 6022 22 Silas Lewis (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CAREW, Arthur Witless Bay, Ferryland District 6002 24 Thomas Carew (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Isaac Bishops Cove, Harbour Grace District 5307 23 Josiah Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
YOUNG, Norman Flat Bay, St. George District 6329 19 Thomas Young (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
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
READER, Harold Bonavista, Bonavista District 4507 20 William S. Reader (p) Commercial traveller 1918 Methodist No No
RONAYNE, William Tors Cove, Ferryland District 4659 26 Ambrose Ronayne (p) Seaman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PHILLIPS, John G. Twillingate, Twillingate District 6148 19 James Phillips (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
SAMSON, Edgar Flat Island, Bonavista District 5177 24 James Samson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GRANDY, Fred Garnish, Fortune District 6128 21 William Grandy (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BARNES, Nathan Topsail, Harbour Main District 4593 20 Rupert Barnes (p) Blacksmith 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEAD, Dorman Gander Bay, Fogo District 8493 26 Rachel (Gillingham) Head (p) Lumberman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURRAY, Henry Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 4903 23 John Murray (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JONES, Sydney Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4300 27 Kenneth Jones (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
MOORE, Herbert 117 Freshwater Road, St. John's 4404 19 Joseph Moore (p) Draper 1918 Methodist No No
RIGGS, Morgan Marystown, Burin District 5598 24 John Riggs (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
MORTIMER, John Victoria Village, Carbonear District 4653 21 Susie Mortimer (nee Collins) (s) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PEDDLE, John Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 6163 20 James Peddle (p) Carpenter 1918 Methodist No No
CROSS, Darius Badgers Quay, Bonavista District 4934 18 William Cross (p) Trader 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STEED, Joseph Catalina, Trinity District 5896 20 Mary Ann Little (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
OTOOLE, John Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 5827 19 Rhoady O'Toole (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, Andrew Kings Cove, Bonavista District 5551 19 Thomas Brown (p) School teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No