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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
LEDREW, George 3 Gear Street, St. John's 4413 30 Anthony LeDrew (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
HEWITT, Stephen Allandale Road, St. John's 8497 18 Stephen Hewitt (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
MERCER, Alex Port Albert, Twillingate District 5383 21 William Mercer (p) Fisherman 1918 No No
VAVASOUR, N. Albert 72 Pleasant Street, St. John's 4543 28 Hugh Vavasour (p) Draper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARSH, Richard Bonavista, Bonavista District 5845 22 Elizabeth Marsh (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
STREET, Augustus Spillars Cove, Trinity District 4812 20 Alfred Street (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURKE, Robert Victoria Village, Carbonear District 6112 22 William Burke (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
CALDER, R.L n/a 1918 No No Attached to Regiment from Honourable Artillery Company (H.A.C.); no service number; file missing; information from ledger.
DEVOE, Vincent Grand River, Codroy, St. George District 5858 19 Marcellian Devoe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MOREY, Sydney Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 4328 18 John Thomas Morey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
STICKLAND, William Bay de East, Burgeo-La Poile District 4986 19 Nehemiah Stickland (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Strickland.
MURPHY, James 54 Carters Hill, St. John's 5773 21 William Murphy (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PIERCEY, Jacob Normans Cove, Trinity District 5059 20 Simeon Piercey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
REID, Arthur Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5668 20 Elizabeth Reid (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DYKE, John Safe Harbour, Bonavista District 5490 20 Job Dyke (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CROWELL, Parker Glenwood, Twillingate District 5524 19 William Crowell (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
DOVE, Edgar Twillingate, Twillingate District 5416 21 Israel Dove (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MACKAY, William 48 Barnes Road, St. John's 5089 21 William Mackey (p) Printer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KING, William New Bonaventure, Trinity District 4519 18 Edwin King (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SAUNDERS, George Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5278 27 Richard Saunders (p) Engineer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NEWMAN, Leonard Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 5981 26 Samuel Newman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BANNISTER, Joseph Port Rexton, Trinity District 4735 18 Hannah Bannister (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENTON, Jerry Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 5065 20 Ambrose Penton (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
QUIRK, Peter. Mobile, Ferryland District 5748 22 Daniel Quirk (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CLARKE, David Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6038 22 John Clark (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRADBURY, George Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4714 19 Mrs. Rebecca Bradbury (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
GREELEY, Thomas Tilton, Harbour Grace District 4798 22 Edward Greeley (p) Miner 1918 No No
FRENCH, Thomas Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4401 21 James French (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHAFE, Peter Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 6338 21 Mary Ann Chafe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NOBLE, Lorenzo Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District 5546 23 Elizabeth Noble (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HICKEY, Patrick Bell Island, St. John's East District 4645 36 Mary Hickey (nee Clancey) (s) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COVEDUCK, William J. 83 Pleasant Street, St. John's 8483 34 Lewisa Coveduck (s) Labourer and shoemaker 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Coveyduck
KEEPING, Arthur Rencontre, Fortune District 6264 22 William John Keeping (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOUNSELL, Albert Pound Cove, Bonavista District 5479 20 Charles Hounsell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MADDIGAN, Matthew Witless Bay, Ferryland District 6109 21 John Maddigan (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WARREN, Jacob Grey River, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6312 22 Mary Warren (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WEIR, James Little Bay Island, Twillingate District 5499 22 Edmund Weir (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MURPHY, Harold 20 Buchannan Street, St. John's 4554 18 John Murphy (p) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STACEY, Charles W. North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 6222 18 William Stacey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TAYLOR, Albert William Change Island, Fogo District 5954 21 Benjamin Taylor (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BOWE, Walter Cupids, Port de Grave District 4575 20 George Bowe (p) Mining 1918 Methodist Yes No Sunday, July 20, 1919
WELLS, Parmenas Change Islands, Fogo District 5956 21 Eli Wells (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BATTEN, Robert Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 6234 20 John Batten (p) Carpenter 1918 Salvation Army No No
BUCKINGHAM, Edward 38 John Street, St. John's 5045 19 John Buckingham (p) Marine engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CRAWLEY, John T Holyrood, Harbour Main District 5765 19 Patrick Crawley (p) Pipe fitter 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BYRNE, James Topsail Road, St. John's 4444 18 Garrett Byrne (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WILLIAMS, Thomas Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 5822 19 William Williams (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HALL, John Felix Cove, St. George District 4878 18 Daniel Hall (p) Fisherman 1918 No No
BRAKE, Ralph Curling, St. George District 5407 19 John Brake (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ELLIS, George Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5225 22 Elizabeth Ellis (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No