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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
DOBER, John Marystown, Burin District 6054 21 Thomas Dober (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FOLKS, Herbert Little Bay, Twillingate District 5533 28 William Folks (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARRETT, Alexander Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 6078 21 Robert J. Barrett (p) Agent 1918 Methodist No No
HYNES, Isaac Fox Island River, Port au Port, St. George District 4772 22 Reuben Hynes (p) Trapper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, John Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 5246 23 John Murphy (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURTON, Samuel La Scie, St. Barbe District 5630 26 Moses Burton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SCEVIOUR, Daniel Exploits, Twillingate District 4867 29 Phoebe Sceviour (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
RONAYNE, William Tors Cove, Ferryland District 4659 26 Ambrose Ronayne (p) Seaman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SLADE, Josiah Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde District 6176 20 Philip Slade (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
COLTON, Cyril B Water Street West, St. John's 4402 18 Sarah Colton (p) Gas Works worker 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, Edward P. 159 Gower Street, St. John's 8484 18 William J. Martin (p) Office clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SIMMS, Beattie St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4292 18 Reuben Simms (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No Recorded only as Beattie Simms in service file; birth name is Alfred Beattie (Beatty) Simms
STURGE, Esau Brookfield, Bonavista District 6238 21 Victoria Sturge (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PICCO, Joseph St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District 6056 21 Dennis Picco (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OLDFORD, William Salvage, Bonavista District 5160 22 James Oldford (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ODRISCOLL, John D. 31 Queen's Road, St. John's 8494 23 Patrick C. O'Driscoll (p) Scaler 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BLACKLER, Wilfred 8 Clifford Street, St. John's 4428 18 Michael Blackler (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MERCER, Robert J. Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 4360 19 William Mercer (p) Cable operator 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CAINES, John Great Jervais, Hermitage Bay, Fortune District 4974 19 John Caines (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, June 6, 1918
APPLIN, Timothy Shoal Cove, St. Barbe district 5957 22 Joseph Applin (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VOKEY, Solomon Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 4726 19 John Vokey (p) Fireman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Joseph Stephenville, St. George District 5700 19 Alex White (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CROCKER, Edwin Swift Current, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5962 19 John Crocker (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SNOW, Frederick Round Harbour, Twillingate District 5679 24 Albert Snow (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DEAN, William Victoria Village, Carbonear District 4586 20 John Dean (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
ADAMS, Frank Botwood, Twillingate District 5712 19 William Adams (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
BUNGAY, George Sagona Island, Fortune District 6047 19 William Bungay (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POOLE, Jacob Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4340 29 Florence Poole (nee Pike) (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HICKEY, Michael Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5780 23 Patrick Hickey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, Albert Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 5372 19 Mrs. Charlotte Butler (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
REID, Llewelyn Chapel Arm, Trinity District 5434 20 Aubrey Reid (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOUTCHER, William Mussel Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District 5944 21 Reuben Boutcher (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Boutcher, Butcher, Boucher: brothers William, John and Alexander each have varied spellings in file.
WHITE, Adolph. Normans Cove, Trinity District 6191 24 Martha White (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DRAKES, Onslow Lally Cove, Fortune District 6033 20 Thomas Drake (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name - Recruit's signature is Drakes; attestation paper completed as Drake; according to the 1921 Newfoundland census Drakes is a primary surname at Lally Cove.
BOURGOIS, Frank Stephenville, St. George District 5693 23 Alexander Bourgois (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No Microfilm label states Alexander Bourgois. Variant spelling of name - Bourgeois
HUNT, Michael Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District 4893 24 James Hunt (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Includes a misfiled 13 page report concerning Regt. # 4832 Alex Ford and Regt. # 4833 Bertram Bartlett. Complete report in # 4832.
KAVANAGH, William Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5777 20 James Kavanagh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MULLOWNEY, Edward Holyrood, Harbour Main District 4713 18 James Mullowney (p) Railroad man 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: signature is Mullowney, form completed as Maloney.
GAUDET, Angus Stephenville, St. George District 5699 19 John Gaudet (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RANDELL, Almond C. Port Rexton, Trinity District 5431 22 James Randell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CAMPBELL, Daniel St. Andrews, St. George District 5857 21 John D. Campbell (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ATKINS, Stanley North River, Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 4342 20 Mrs. Benjamin Atkins (p) Linesman 1918 Church of England (Anglican)y No No
GILBERT, John Samuel North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 6342 20 Gabriel Gilbert (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GOSSE, Norman Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 5085 18 Sarah Gosse (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
COOPER, Joseph Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District 6272 24 Josiah Cooper (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
NEWHOOK, Leander Normans Cove, Trinity District 5005 19 Emmanuel Newhook (p) Brakeman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, Edward Chapels Arm, Trinity District 6010 21 William Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
AINSWORTH, Joseph Blackhead Road, St. John's 5209 33 William Ainsworth (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
WELSH, Gabriel Pool's Cove, St. Barbe District 6077 24 Richard Welsh (p) Fisherman 1918 Congregationalist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Walsh Community previously transcribed as Pond Cove.
GABRIEL, Roland Fleming Street, St. John's 8500 20 Herbert Gabriel (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No