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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
STEVENSON, Robert Louis Ship Head, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2622 18 Albert Stevenson (p) Sailor 1916 Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1699X. No No
CURRAN, Eugene Manuels, Harbour Main District 8488 18 John Curran 1918 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
HEWLETT, Arlando John Roberts Arm, Twillingate District 3522 18 Israel Hewlett (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army 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
CRANE, William 106 1/2 Pleasant Street, St. John's 4496 18 Stanley Crane (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
CHAFE, Frederick Harold Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 3317 18 William Chafe (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRADBURY, Hayward Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 4357 18 Abram Bradbury (p) Miner 1918 Salvation Army No No
BARTER, Alexander 265 Southside Road, St. John's 4001 18 James Barter (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918
GILLINGHAM, Maurice Glenwood, Twillingate District 3636 18 Esau Gillingham (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PENNEY, Archibald Humber Mouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 3508 18 William Penney (o) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Penny
QUICK, Cyril S. 88 Queens Road, St. John's 2329 18 William Quick (p) Packer 1916 Methodist No No
LEDREW, George C. Cupids, Port de Grave District 4865 18 Henry LeDrew (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
STUDLEY, Walter Jersey Harbour, Hermitage Bay, Fortune District 4193 18 John Studley (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FOWLOW, Arthur Trinity, Trinity District 3730 18 Martin Fowlow (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEPGOOD, John Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District 3918 18 George Hepgood (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Hepwood, Hapgood
HAWKER, Mortimer Leopold Carbonear, Carbonear District 2292 18 Manoah Hawker (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 29, 1918
HOLLANDS, Henry Carbonear, Carbonear District 2239 18 Reverend Charles Hollands (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DORAN, John 41 Duckworth Street, St. John's 2660 18 Isabel Doran (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, September 23, 1917
MARCH, John Port au Port, St. George District 5425 18 Samuel March (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TIZZARD, Samuel 41 Cook Street, St. John's 8379 18 Julia Tizzard (p) 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
BENNETT, Thomas Molliers, Burin District 4084 18 John C. Bennett (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BUGDEN, Neville 21 Young Street, St. John's 4100 18 Henry Bugden (p) Butcher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, Nathaniel Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 4742 18 James Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ABBOTT, Sidney Howard Charlottetown, Bonavista District 2801 18 William Abbott (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
EDDY [ADEY], Alonzo Clarenville, Trinity District 2384 18 John Eddy (p) Mill helper 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Enlisted and served as Eddy; 1911 census and family documents record name as Adey.
HAYWARD, James Smiths Sound, Trinity District 4846 18 John Hayward (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALL, Raymond Southeast Arm, New Bay, Twillingate District 4396 18 Samuel Wall (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HERDER, Wallace 12 Pleasant Street, St. John's 2274 18 George Herder (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist Yes No Sunday, January 28, 1917
ASH, Frank Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4436 18 Thomas Ash (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROBERTS, William H. Brigus, Port de Grave District 4781 18 Sarah Roberts (p) Mechanic 1918 Methodist No No
COLLINS, George W. Balsom Street, St. John's 2448 18 James Joseph Collins (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
HORWOOD, Ewart Gladstone 17 Prescott Street, St. John's 2671 18 Ephriah James Horwood (p) Student 1916 No No
PRETTY, Cyril C. Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 8226 18 Emmanuel Pike (o) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RYAN, William Gambo, Bonavista District 3381 18 James Ryan (p) Farming 1917 No No
HICKEY, Patrick Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 3826 18 Patrick Hickey (p) Miner 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WINSOR, George Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5669 18 Theophilus Winsor (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
DIAMOND, William Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 4484 18 Mary Diamond (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CHATER, William Botwood, Twillingate District 2379 18 Bernard Chater (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917 Variant spelling of name - Chayter, Chaytor, Chater, Cheator
EASTMAN, Willis Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3155 18 Joseph Eastman (p) Mill man 1916 Salvation Army No No
SHORTALL, Leo 141 Gower Street, St. John's 1940 18 William Shortall (p) Student 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, April 29, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included ; See also Regt. #0-78 -395 for misfiled documents
KELLY, William J. Riverhead, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 3657 18 Patrick Kelly (p) Telegraph operator 1917 Roman Catholic No No
AVERY, Edgar Random, Trinity District 8070 18 John Avery (o) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
POLLETT, John New Harbour, Trinity District 3521 18 Archibald Pollett (p) Paper maker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CASE, William Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde district 4579 18 George Case (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HICKS, Philip Seymore Merrits Harbour, Twillingate District 5426 18 William Hicks (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Saturday, June 8, 1918 Notes: Died of pneumonia. CWGC.
GREEN, Leo 13 Coronation Street, St. John's 4879 18 Patrick Green (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Greene.
COSTELLO, Richard 143 Wickford Street, St. John's 4158 18 James Costello (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CRIMP, William 10 McDougall Street, St. John's 4508 18 Bride Crimp (p) Apprentice tailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BURKE, John Little Bay, Twillingate District 3172 18 Patrick Burke (p) School teacher 1916 Roman Catholic No No
RENDELL, Fred Twillingate, Twillingate District 1851 18 Bessie Elliot (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No