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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
TURNER, Raymond 128 Bond Street, St. John's 4463 18 Captain Joseph Turner (p) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
ALCOCK, Pearce Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 8397 18 Uriah Alcock (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TOBIN, John Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 8278 18 Alphonsus Tobin (p) Lumberman 1917 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
KNOTT, Cecil James Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2882 18 Robert Knott (p) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Wednesday, May 2, 1917 POW Date: 1917
JEWER, Ford R. W. Lewisporte, Twillingate District 3399 18 Joseph Jewer (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BOBBETT, Matthew McCallum Harbour, Fortune District 3541 18 John Bobbett (p) Sailor 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, March 13, 1918 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bobbitt.
HAYWARD, James Smiths Sound, Trinity District 4846 18 John Hayward (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.
HERDER, Wallace 12 Pleasant Street, St. John's 2274 18 George Herder (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist Yes No Sunday, January 28, 1917
LERICHE, John Lakes Brook, Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2468 18 Frank LeRiche (p) Teamster 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LUSH, William Little Bay, Twillingate District 5534 18 William Lush (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BOYD, Joseph F. St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 1854 18 William Boyd (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOOLEY, Thomas Richard 23 1/2 Maxse Street, St. John's 2294 18 Francis Dooley (p) Printer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CLARKE, Victor 175 Southside Road, St. John's 3570 18 Jessie (Benjamin) Clarke (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEHOE, Lawrence St. John's 1779 18 Michael Kehoe (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, Orlando Trinity East, Trinity District 2670 18 George Brown (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, February 25, 1917
PARSONS, Aubrey Cat Harbour [Lumsden], Fogo District 1664 18 Martha Parsons (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GRIFFEN, James J. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 4010 18 Sarah Griffen (p) Papermaker 1917 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Griffin.
STONE, Harry Joseph Main Street, Bell Island, St. John's East District 2755 18 William Stone (p) Mechanic 1916 Yes No Monday, April 23, 1917 Photograph of grave-site included.
MOORE, Gordon Martin 76 Circular Road, St. John's 2998 18 Laura Noore (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CONNOLLY, Michael St. George, St. George District 4130 18 Thomas Connolly (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Connelly
GLADNEY, William J. Fort Townshend, St. John's 2597 18 John Gladney (p) Letter carrier 1916 No No
KELLY, Robert 132 Signal Hill Road, St. John's 2213 18 Edward Kelly (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
GIBBONS, Daniel Lumsden North, Fogo District 6089 18 Stephen Gibbons (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SQUIRES, John Blackhead Road, Southside, St. John's 2343 18 Benjamin Squires (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No
MAHER, Leo Joseph Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3661 18 John Maher (p) Papermaker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
RAINES, James St. John's 4344 18 William Raines (p) Mail carrier 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DRUKEN, Thomas Topsail, Harbour Main District 1363 18 Alice Druken (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, November 1, 1916
CASE, William Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde district 4588 18 John Case (p) Assistant surveyor 1918 Methodist No No
STRONG, Ross Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District 3786 18 Charles Strong (o) Mechanic 1917 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, April 16, 1918 Identified as Ward S.R. Strong on probate correspondence.
TREMBLETT, Thomas Baileys Cove, Bonavista District 4815 18 Mrs. William Tremblett (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DIAMOND, Joseph Flowers Cove, St. Barbe District 4288 18 George Diamond (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
SULLIVAN, Peter Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District 2786 18 John Sullivan (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF
WELLS, Fred Springdale, Twillingate District 4031 18 Herbert Wells (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
EARLES, James Joseph 36 Cabot Street, St. John's 2747 18 William Earles (p) Gasfitter 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
MURPHY, Leo Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 4587 18 Thomas Murphy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MANSFIELD, John Bell Island, St. John's East District 8275 18 Mrs. Patrick Mansfield (p) Miner 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GREEN, Edward [Luke E.] Woodford Cove, Twillingate District 4919 18 Mary King (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
JONES, Edward Trinity East, Trinity District 4513 18 John Jones (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUIRES, Peter St. Phillips, St. John's West District 4354 18 Caleb Squires (p) Cooper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No A letter concerning his underage status is located on Reel 239, file 4029 John Duder.
KENNY, William Petty Harbour, St. John's West district 4221 18 Richard Kenny (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
FALLON, Stephen Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1191 18 Susie Fallon (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
CORNICK, Chesley Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3649 18 William Cornick (p) Papermaker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, Thomas M. 10 McDougall Street, St. John's 4490 18 Thomas Murphy Sr. (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WEST, William J. Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5183 18 William West (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
DALTON, William Patrick St. John's 842 18 Mrs. William Dalton (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DULEY, Lionel Thomas 51 Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 0-200 - 2945 18 Thomas J. Duley (p) Bank clerk 1916 Yes No Monday, September 30, 1918