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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
WHEATON, George Frederickton, Fogo District 6122 22 Charles Wheaton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PILGRIM, Sidney St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 5618 18 Albert Pilgrim (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - personal signature is Sidney; most documents state Sydney
GOSSE, Daniel Torbay, St. John's East District 5762 23 Thomas Gosse (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HOUNSELL, Thomas Pinchards Island, Bonavista District 4471 21 George Hounsell (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FOLEY, John J. Burin North, Burin District 5102 25 Mary Pardy (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
VIVIAN, Gordon Flat Islands, Bonavista District 5152 20 William Vivian (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WEIR, Albert Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 6208 20 Elezar Weir (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
RICHARDS, Allan Feild Street, St. John's 5476 22 Susie Richards (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
THORNE, William Brownsdale, Trinity District 5272 24 John Thorne (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
VATCHER, John British Harbour, Trinity District 5194 20 William Vatcher (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUDGELL, Peter John Cottle Cove, Twillingate District 6292 19 Eber Budgell (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
PRETTY, Simeon Dildo, Trinity District 4964 21 Martha Pretty (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LACEY, Edward La Scie, St. Barbe District 5667 18 James Lacey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LANE, Leander Deer Island, Bonavista District 5381 20 Samuel Lane (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TOBIN, Larry 17 Casey Street, St. John's 4558 18 John Tobin (p) 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WILLS, Thomas Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District 4820 26 Mrs. George Wells (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Wills and Wells used alternately in documents
ONEIL, Clarence Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 3064 42 Mrs. Clarennce O'Neil (s) Musician 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service
REGULAR, Dorman Wild Cove, St. Barbe District 5629 23 William Regular (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MULLEY, James Blackhead, Bay de Verde District 5547 19 Allan Mulley (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DAWE, Kenneth Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 4582 21 John Dawe (p) Mining 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TAYLOR, Baxter Boot Harbour, Twillingate District 5519 20 Esau Taylor (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
POWER, Maurice. Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5781 20 Cornelius Power (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WADE, John Salmonier, Placentia-St. Mary's District 6253 22 John Wade (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LEGROW, Willis K. Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 4968 22 Eli LeGrow (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PENNEY, Arthur Bell Island, St. John's East District 4425 18 Samuel Penney (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
RUSSELL, Herbert Herring Neck, Twillingate District 4764 19 Mrs. S. Russell (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SPARKS, Selby Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 5137 21 Ebenezer Sparks (p) Carpenter 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Sparkes.
MAYO, Bertram Foots Cove, Burin District 5590 19 Joseph Mayo (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PARSONS, Edward Bell Island, St. John's East District 6074 18 Edward Parsons (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GEORGE, Edward Curling, St. George District 5409 20 Edward George (p) FIsherman 1918 Methodist No No
HARRIS, Nicholas Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5260 25 Susie Harris (p) Blacksmith 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SIMMS, Charles 84 Pleasant Street, St. John's 5437 20 Henry Simms (p) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MERCER, Richard Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 4570 24 Jacob Mercer (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURTON, Charles Twillingate, Twillingate District 5966 25 Levi Burton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Friday, October 11, 1918
RICHARDS, Robie Mundy Pond Road, St. John's n/a 17 Drummer (formerly druggist) 1918 No No Attestation papers not included (underaged) - No service number, listed as drummer (special); misfiled documents microfilmed under Regt.# 4702.
HARTIGAN, Raymond Rencontre, Fortune District 5380 18 William Hartigan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COLLINS, James Brigus, Port de Grave District 5639 19 Thomas Collins (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LOCKYEAR, Jeremiah Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 5913 20 Joseph Lockyer (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BUGDEN, William Britannia Cove, Trinity District 6098 20 John Bugden (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
STANFIELD, Samuel Loon Cove, Bonavista District 5126 23 Robert Stanfield (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No On three separate documents, the community name appears differently: once as Loo Cove, then Look Cove and also Loon Cove.
BULGER, Patrick Flatrock, Carbonear District 5770 19 James Bulger (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RODGERS, Joseph Barnes Place, St. John's 5871 22 Bridget Rodgers (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TOUCHINGS, John Pass Island, Fortune District 6136 24 John Touching (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, Archibald Codroy, St. George District 5836 18 Ambrose Parsons (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
SHAW, Daniel F. Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District 4975 22 Daniel Shaw (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MINA - MAYNARD - MINER, William H. Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5496 21 Edward Mina (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancies in spelling of name as soldier was illiterate and spelling was determined by attesting officer. See also John Miner, Regimental service # 4096, brother of William 1921 census shows William Henry Maynard, son of Edward, brother of John residing in Norris Point. A single reference for a Samuel Miner is found in the 1935 Census and a single reference for a Mary Mina is found in the Register of Vital Statistics for 1927.
HARRIS, Walter Hermitage Cove, Fortune District 5581 19 John Harris (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOLLOWAY, Arthur Newport, Bonavista District 6142 25 Thomas Holloway (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ST. CROIX, Nicholas Point La Haye, Placentia-St. Marys District 4716 22 John St. Croix (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CHAULK, George Burnt Island [district unknown] 5337 21 James Chalk (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as John Chalk.