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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 Enlistmentsort descending Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
DAWE, Frank Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 3011 18 John Butler (o) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF Includes documents relating to # 3334 Frederick Dawe
NEWELL, James Georgetown, Port de Grave District 2429 18 William Newell (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
HAYES, Patrick 10 Bond Street, St. John's 2376 18 Mrs. Patrick Hayes (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
CORMIER, Joseph Bank Head, St. George District 5007 18 Patrick Cormier (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TWINER, Herbert Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 2030 18 Herbert Twiner (p) Mechanic 1915 Methodist Yes Yes Monday, January 7, 1918 POW Date: 1917
ROBERTS, Frank Wild Bight, Twillingate District 2522 18 Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Thursday, March 14, 1918
MURCELL, Chesley Gordon Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 0-260 - 647 18 George Murcell (p) Sailor 1914 Methodist No No
KEARLEY, James Avondale, Harbour Main District 3896 18 John Kearley (p) Operator 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MERCER, Chesley Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 5034 18 Maud Mercer (p) 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REID, Howard Hearts Delight, Trinity District 3962 18 Lillian Reid (p) Operator 1917 Methodist No No
PILGRIM, Orland Griguet, St. Barbe District 1287 18 Jessie Pilgrim (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
DOWDEN, Donald Outer Cove Road, St. John's East District 4532 18 John Dowden (p) Teamster 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARCH, Hugh Campbells Creek, St. George District 4874 18 Sarah March (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: Marsh.
SIMMS, Frederick William Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 8198 18 John Simms (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OBRIEN, Edward 32 Lime Street, St. John's 3603 18 Frederick O'Brien (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, October 21, 1918 PDF
MARTIN, Nathaniel Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 4742 18 James Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MUNN, Robert Stewart Errol St. John's 787 18 W.A. Munn (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
LEWIS, Silas Golf Avenue, St. John's 2330 18 Silas Lewis Sr. (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
PARSONS, William Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 3695 18 Prescott Parsons (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
CHALK, Alpheaus Charlottetown, Bonavista District 2208 18 Alan Chalk (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PATEY, Reuben H. St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4268 18 James J. Patey (p) Bookkeeper 1917 Methodist No No
HUELIN, William Robinsons, St. George District 4368 18 James Huelin (p) Fireman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FORSEY, John Gambo, Bonavista District 4433 18 Thomas Forsey (p) 1918 No No
REID, James Codroy, St. George District 5835 18 Thomas Reid (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GLADNEY, James Joseph St. John's 771 18 Annie Clarke (p) Fireman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
SAUNDERS, Ronald J. Cape Cove, Fogo District 3433 18 Allen Saunders (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MAUNDER, Herbert Thomas 89 Military Road, St. John's 3029 18 Thomas Maunder (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
ABBOTT, Sidney Howard Charlottetown, Bonavista District 2801 18 William Abbott (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
HUNT, Cater Fair Island, Bonavista District 3356 18 Alfred Hunt (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RANDELL, Marcus Port Rexton, Trinity District 3772 18 Walter Randell (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 17, 1918
WHEELER, Ralph Summerford, Twillingate District 4906 18 Thomas Wheeler (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HANN, Brigam Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3799 18 Jacob Hann (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, September 30, 1918
BALLAM, Charles Curling, St. George District 3741 18 Manoah Ballam (p) Electrician 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, Howard Dildo, Trinity District 1665 18 Thomas Smith (of John) (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, June 3, 1916
DELANEY, Bernard Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 4408 18 Mark Delaney (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OSBOURNE, Moses J. Blaketown, Trinity District 2441 18 Nathaniel Osbourne (p) Railway hand 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
QUINTON, Albert Edward Southern Bay, Bonavista District 3525 18 Alfred Quinton (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, June 27, 1917
ASH, Frank Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4436 18 Thomas Ash (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUMBY, Henry George Summerville, Bonavista Bay 4514 18 Eli Humby (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PAYTON, Walter 16 Brennan Street, St. John's 6209 18 Richard Payton (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
SCOTT, William Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District 5338 18 George Scott (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CONSTABLE, Arch B Norris Arm, Twillingate District 0-275 - 2109 18 Toni Constable (o) Office clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
ROBERTS, William H. Brigus, Port de Grave District 4781 18 Sarah Roberts (p) Mechanic 1918 Methodist No No
CAREW, Thomas Joseph 33 Patrick Street, St. John's 2206 18 Mrs. David Carew (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
BUTLER, John Bedford Bell Island, St. John's East District 2794 18 John Butler (p) Electrician 1916 Methodist No No
BESSEY, Reuben Cape Onion, St. Barbe District 4182 18 Samuel Bessey (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist 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.
MARTIN, Albert 159 Gower Street, St. John's 3274 18 Ellen Martin (p) Stenographer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
LEWIS, Gordon 53 Pennywell Road, St. John's 2309 18 Charles Lewis (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, January 28, 1917 Photograph of grave-site included
DEVEREAUX, Thomas Avondale, Harbour Main District 3632 18 Michael Devereaux (p) Operator 1917 Roman Catholic No No Previously transcribed as Devereux.