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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
QUINTON, Theodore Southern Bay, Bonavista District 4002 18 John Quinton (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SCANLON, David 35 Barters Hill, St. John's 2088 18 Daniel Scanlon (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, March 3, 1917
POLLARD, Arthur Roland Botwood, Twillingate District 3419 18 James Pollard (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
KENT, James 20 Georges Street, St. John's 2087 18 Peter Kent (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HALFYARD, Wallace Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3793 18 William Halfyard (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 22, 1918
CROCKER, Job Hearts Delight, Trinity District 2418 18 John Crocker (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
MAY, John Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 4047 18 Frederick May (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Friday, October 18, 1918
THORBURN, Clinton Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 4184 18 Robert Thorburn (p) Clerk 1917 Presbyterian No No
NEVILLE, Gregory Joseph Topsail, Harbour Main District 1343 18 Lucy Neville (p) Electric engine driver 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, July 3, 1918
LAGATDU, Yvsey Cape St. George, St. George District 8442 18 Yvsey Lagatdu (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Yvsey on attestation papers; common spelling is Yves.
OLDFORD, Ernest Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2654 18 Robert Oldford (p) Paper maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FREEMAN, Robert Fogo, Fogo District 4066 18 Susan Freeman (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
THORNE, Joseph Grand Bank, Burin District 3149 18 Joseph Thorne (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 23, 1917 Died 19 December, 1917. Meningitis.
SMITH, Patrick J. 44 Signal Hill Road, St. John's 2222 18 Michael Smith (p) Draper 1916 Roman Catholic No No
OLIVER, Philip 29 Feild Street, St. John's 3500 18 Thomas Oliver (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
SQUIRES, Frederick 58 New Gower Street, St. John's 3584 18 John Squires (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist Yes No Saturday, October 5, 1918
HEWITT, Stephen Allandale Road, St. John's 8497 18 Stephen Hewitt (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
GOSNEY, Ernest Alfred Black River, Placentia-St. Marys District 2822 18 Archibald Gosney (p) Cook 1916 No No
BURRY, Oliver Greenspond, Bonavista District 4748 18 Zacharias Burry (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
SINNOTT, Brendan St. John's 830 18 E. Sinnott (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
RALPH, Heber Flat Islands, Bonavista District 3808 18 Job Ralph (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name: Herbert.
HARDY, Randall Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3743 18 John Hardy (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in given name: Randell, Rendell; signature is Randall.
LANDER, Stewart Bonavista, Bonavista District 4850 18 James Lander (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DIAMOND, Frederick William Flat Island, Burin District 2332 18 John Diamond (p) Fisherman 1916 Presbyterian No Yes POW Date: 1917
POWELL, Garland Happy Adventure, Bonavista District 2816 18 James Powell (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Friday, March 2, 1917
NOEL, Nathaniel Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 0-285 - 4249 18 Sarah Noel (p) Electrician 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No See Regt. # 4250 for misfiled document
SPURRELL, Abram Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District 4979 18 John Spurrell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LITTLEJOHN, Henry Traytown, Bonavista District 4789 18 Florence Littlejohn (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
GILL, Ernest 1 Cochrane Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2655 18 Mrs. George Gill (p) Tanner 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 24, 1918
CARROLL, John Lark Harbour, Bay of Islands, St. George District 2886 18 Abram Carroll (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, Edward P. 159 Gower Street, St. John's 8484 18 William J. Martin (p) Office clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CONNORS, John 37 Wickford Street, St. John's 1278 - 3271 18 Mrs. Connors (p) / Michael Connors Labourer / Soldier 1915 Roman Catholic No No Originally enlisted as # 1278, re-enlisted 1917 as #3271. See #1278 for attestation papers.
PILGRIM, Ernest St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District 5621 18 Mary Pilgrim (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
HALLADAY, Hubert Britannia, Trinity District 3240 18 John Halladay (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
BURSEY, Walter John 101 Barnes Road, St. John's 2931 18 Mary Bursey (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
HAWKER, Mortimer Leopold Carbonear, Carbonear District 2292 18 Manoah Hawker (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 29, 1918
FILLIER, Frank Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 1377 18 Thomas Filler (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WINTER, Marmaduke George Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 2896 18 Bank clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
HISCOCK, Heber A. Flat Island, Bonavista District 3837 18 Wlliam Hiscock (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DUNPHY, Thomas P. Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District 2155 18 John Dunphy (p) Paper maker 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, March 2, 1917
MURPHY, John J. Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3361 18 Patrick Murphy (o) Coachman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
REID, James Codroy, St. George District 5835 18 Thomas Reid (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JACOBS, Arthur Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District 4996 18 William Jacobs (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
DAWE, Hubert Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District 8417 18 Charles Dawe (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FORTUNE, Stephen Jeffreys, St. George District 3146 18 James Fortune (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, November 22, 1917
HAYWARD, James Smiths Sound, Trinity District 4846 18 John Hayward (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEWIS, Charles Golf Avenue, St. John's 4411 18 Silas Lewis (p) Office clerk 1918 Methodist No No Discharged, underage ; number reassigned to Richard Tibbo
WALSH, Harold Anthony Battery Road, St. John's 3050 18 Stan Walsh (p) Student 1916 Roman Catholic No No
LUFF, Selby (Silvia) Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District 5517 18 Wesley Luff (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
GARLAND, John Victoria Village, Carbonear District 4341 18 John Garland (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No