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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
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
FLANNIGAN, David Roundabout, Burin District 3238 18 Gregory Flannigan (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes Yes Saturday, May 4, 1918 POW Date: 1918
COOPER, William Chapel Arm, Trinity District 3774 18 Robert Cooper (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CROCKER, Heber Hearts Delight, Trinity District 2412 18 Samuel Crocker (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIDEOUT, Hardy Lewisporte, Twillingate District 3144 18 Jabez Rideout (p) Factory man 1916 Methodist No No
LEWIS, Silas Golf Avenue, St. John's 2330 18 Silas Lewis Sr. (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
STEED, Leonard Elliston, Trinity District 3895 18 Joseph Steed (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
GROUCHY, Frank 46 Goodview Street, St. John's 3407 18 Martha (Frank) Grouchy (p) News agent 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Grouchey
OQUINN, James South Branch, Grand River, St. George District 3481 18 Peter O'Quinn (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No PDF See # 3418 for misfiled document
NORTH, Robert Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2596 18 George North (p) Student 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
PEDDLE, William 3 Job Street, St. John's 8374 18 James Peddle (p) Shipwright 1917 Roman Catholic No No
DOWNEY, James Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District 5909 18 Bernard Downey (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SIMMS, Beattie St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4292 18 Reuben Simms (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
MARSHALL, John Hayward 22 Gilbert Street, St. John's 2432 18 Captain Samuel Marshall (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
CROCKER, Andrew P. Port Blandford, Bonavista District 8228 18 William Crocker (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
WHITTLE, Peter Joseph 7 Hamilton Street, St. John's 2986 18 Peter Whittle Sr. (p) Office clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
RUSSELL, Melville Royston 82 Freshwater Road, St. John's 2365 18 Edward Russell (p) Letter carrier 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
RANDELL, Frank Port Rexton, Trinity District 3775 18 Clara (Henry) Randell (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CORMIER, Joseph Bank Head, St. George District 5007 18 Patrick Cormier (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOULD, William Bay Du Nord Brook, Fortune District 5878 18 Thomas Gould (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BURRY, Oliver Greenspond, Bonavista District 4748 18 Zacharias Burry (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
THOMAS, Gordon 8 Barnes Road, St. John's 3498 18 H.J. Thomas (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist - Congregationalist Yes No Wednesday, October 16, 1918 PDF Discrepancy in religion. Photograph included.
HOLMES, Arthur Chesley Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 0-132 - 2275 18 Reverend A.A. Holmes (p) Bank clerk 1916 No No Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1917 - 1919.
WHELAN, Patrick Chapels Cove, Harbour Main District 3428 18 Philip Whelan (p) Engine driver 1917 Roman Catholic No No See # 0-74 Goodyear for misfiled documents.
PRETTY, John Chapel Arm, Trinity District 2276 18 Edmund Pretty (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
GAVON, Thomas Middle Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe district 5625 18 George Gavon 1918 No No File missing, Information from service ledger.
KEREFIN, Joseph Cape St. George, St. George District 4199 18 Ephraim Caravan (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancies in spelling of name: Joseph also apppears as Ives and Yves; Kerefin as Caravan, Carrefin, Karaven, Karfin, Karrefin, Kerfant, Kerfont and Kurfant.
SNOW, Walter Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2060 18 Henry C. Snow (p) Coachman 1916 Methodist No No PDF
POWELL, Garland Happy Adventure, Bonavista District 2816 18 James Powell (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Friday, March 2, 1917
GOOBIE, Andrew N. St. John's 1884 18 Barbara Goobie (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist No No
NOEL, Nathaniel Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 0-285 - 4249 18 Sarah Noel (p) Electrician 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No See # 4250 for misfiled document
KEEGAN, Patrick St. John's 5597 18 Lawrence Keegan (p) Bank clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ELLIS, William 14 Gear Street, St. John's 4237 18 Joseph Ellis (p) Printer 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16
SHERREN, Nelson L. Point Leamington, Twillingate District 2458 18 George Sherren (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes Yes Monday, May 7, 1917 Nelson Sherren was reported missing 14 April 1917; family correspondence indicated he was seen alive as a Prisoner of War after 14 April; a memorandum, dated 2 Sept. 1919, stated a grave at Douai Communal Cemetery, France, was presumed to be Sherren's; CWGC records his death as 7 May 1917 while in enemy hands. Discrepancy in name: Recorded as Sherran in CWGC
BAILEY, Thomas Champneys North, Trinity District 4976 18 Mary Bailey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
NASH, Thomas 22 Adelaide Street, St. John's 4399 18 Margaret Nash (p) Assistant bookkeeper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PILGRIM, Ernest St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District 5621 18 Mary Pilgrim (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
OSBOURNE, Joseph Lewisporte, Notre Dame Bay, Twillingate District 4912 18 James Osbourne (p) 1918 Yes No Sunday, May 26, 1918 Variant spelling of name - Osborne File missing. Information from service ledger.
BURSEY, Walter John 101 Barnes Road, St. John's 2931 18 Mary Bursey (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
READER, Charles London, England, United Kingdom 4172 18 Mrs. Louie Reader (p) Sailor 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ALCOCK, Pearce Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 8397 18 Uriah Alcock (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROWE, Arthur J. Cape St. George, St. George District 4745 18 Henry Rowe (p) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic No No
THISTLE, Francis Gander Bay, Fogo District 2687 18 Maurice Thistle (p) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 30, 1917
FISHER, Hubert John Bonavista, Bonavista District 2077 18 John Fisher (p) Teacher 1916 Methodist - Salvation Army No No Discrepancy in religion.
HALFYARD, Stanley 77 Kings Road, St. John's 2544 18 John Halfyard (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
JEWER, Ford R. W. Lewisporte, Twillingate District 3399 18 Joseph Jewer (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
MURPHY, John J. Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3361 18 Patrick Murphy (o) Coachman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
WILLIAMS, Hugh Springdale, Twillingate District 3581 18 Lucy (Martin) Williams (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist Yes No Saturday, December 1, 1917
REID, James Codroy, St. George District 5835 18 Thomas Reid (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TAVERNER, Henry Hearts Content, Trinity District 3316 18 Mrs. Henry Rowe (p) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16 ; Discrepancy in spelling of name - Tavener, Tavenor.