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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
WILLMAN, Wilson H. McCallum, Fortune District 6049 19 Augustus Willman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOUTCHER, John W. Mussel Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District 5940 24 Reuben Boutcher (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 12, 1918 Discrepancy in spelling of name - Boutcher, Butcher, Boucher: brothers William, John and Alexander each have varied spellings in file ; Died at sea enroute to UK.
CLARKE, John Carbonear, Carbonear District 6090 22 Richard Clarke (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
RUSSELL, William Blaketown, Trinity District 5356 19 Abraham Russell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 17
LINDSTROM, Frederick Outer Cove, St. John's East District 5791 20 Henry Lindstrom (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: signature is Lindstrom; clerk completed forms as Lidstone; Frederic Lindstrom, with father Henry, are recorded in 1935 census
HALLETT, Thomas Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 4780 19 Albert Hallett (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
WATKINS, Leander G. Botwood, Twillingate District 6304 24 Ephraim Watkins (p) Cook 1918 Methodist No No
SINYARD, William Hearts Content, Trinity District 5046 19 Jonathan Sinyard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOUCHER, Charles Mussel Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District 5932 20 George Boucher (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Boutcher, Boucher.
BROWN, George Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District 5931 19 Hannah Mariah Brown (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, November 2, 1918 Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Albert George Brown.
MACKEY, Joseph St. Brendans, Bonavista District 6086 22 Patrick Mackey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BLACKWOOD, Bertram Brookfield, Bonavista District 5145 19 Martin Blackwood (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SMITH, Fred G. Fortune, Burin District 6194 24 Emma Smith (p) Store keeper 1918 Methodist No No
DROVER, Eldred Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 4625 18 Agnes Drover (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, Brendon Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 4981 22 Rachael Murphy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FORD, Bert Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4835 21 Mrs. Alfred Ford (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SEVIOUR, Martin British Harbour, Trinity District 5373 22 Ananias Seviour (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, June 16, 1918 Variant spelling of name: Sceviour; in CWGC as Sceviour.
PEACH, Albert Foxtrap, Harbour Main District 5838 19 John Peach (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUTCHINGS, Mark Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 4885 18 Samuel Hutchings (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WINSOR, Augustus Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5475 21 Daniel Winsor (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, June 26, 1918
FENNELL, Thomas St. Brendans, Bonavista District 6193 17 Johanna Fennell (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HARRIS, Spurgeon Bonavista Bay [district unknown]**** 4813 24 Gibbs Harris (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MCDONALD, Augustus Freshwater Road, St. John's 5800 20 James McDonald (p) Carman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BARTLETT, Thomas J 8 Rossiters Hill, St. John's 4493 20 Mrs. T.J. Bartlett (s) Moulder 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHAPMAN, William Rencontre, Hermatige Bay, Fortune District 5563 20 James Chapman (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also lists Burgeo as district in some of the correspondence.
CURRAN, William Holyrood, Harbour Main District 4760 25 William Curran (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HATCHER, Henry Lumsden, Fogo District 6179 23 John Hatcher (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GINN, William Comfort Cove, Twillingate District 5912 21 William Ginn (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Saturday, October 12, 1918
HUTCHCROFT, William Point Leamington, Twillingate District 8507 25 Arthur Hutchcroft (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
PENNY, Ernest Harry's Harbour, Twillingate District 5514 23 Stephen Penny (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No See also service #698, Patrick Joseph English. Discrepancy in name: Signature is Penny, documents as Penney.
HOLLETT, Nicholas Small Point, Bay de Verde District 6283 20 Samuel Hollett (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
CRANE, John W Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 4460 19 Josiah Crane (p) 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, Hedley Badgers Quay, Bonavista District 5146 20 Tobias Brown (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARDY, Manuel Little Burnt Bay, Twillingate District 5817 23 Mary Loder (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
FAGAN, William J. Foxtrap, Harbour Main District 5763 19 George Fagan (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OLIVER, Jeremiah Gull Island, Bay de Verde District 5330 21 Andrew Oliver (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JEDDORE, Joseph James Conne River, Fortune District 6327 24 Noah Jeddore (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
YOUNG, Norman Flat Bay, St. George District 6329 19 Thomas Young (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PEDDLE, Elijah New Perlican, Trinity District 5489 19 Henry Peddle (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GIBBONS, Caleb Lumdsen South , Fogo District 5143 18 Martin Gibbons (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GOSSE, Richard Dildo, Trinity District 8080 18 Moses Gosse (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
BOYDE, Ernest Little Bay, Twillingate District 6095 24 James Boyd (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - recruit's signature at attestation and discharge is Boyde; forms completed as Boyd.
HISCOCK, Simeon Winterton, Trinity District 5313 25 Jacob Hiscock (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIDEOUT, Herbert Horse Islands, St. Barbe District 4924 20 John Rideout (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
OCONNOR, Timothy Tickle Cove, Bonavista District 5037 29 Mary O'Connor (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LEWIS, Walter 16 Colonial Street, St. John's 4589 36 Richard Lewis (p) Pilot 1918 No No
MASON, Philip 13 Pleasant Street, St. John's 5977 22 Mary Mason (p) Fireman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COOMBS, George Thomas Sandwich Bay, Labrador 6265 23 Robert Coombs (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PROSPER, John Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 4907 20 William Prosper (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SIMMS, Ernest Hermitage Cove, Fortune District 5580 18 John Simms (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, June 14, 1918