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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
PYNN, John 329 Water Street, St. John's 4036 18 Daniel Pynn (p) Baker 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 31, 1918
KEEPING, Stanley Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2697 18 Mrs. James Keeping (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Sunday, November 19, 1916
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.
NEWELL, Richard Lewis Bareneed, Port de Grave District 1821 18 John Newell (p) Farmer 1915 Methodist No No
MILLER, Oliver Flat Island, Burin District 8407 18 Mary Ann Morgan (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
JACOBS, Arthur Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District 4996 18 William Jacobs (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
PERRY, Isaac Catalina, Trinity District 3621 18 Benjamin Perry (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
FRASER, Nutting Stewart 234 Duckworth Street, St. John's 0-47 - 1183 18 Dr. N.S. Fraser (p) 1914 No No Attested for short service.
ROSE, Stephen Twillingate, Twillingate District 4281 18 Lizzie Powell (p) Coaster - sailor 1917 Methodist No No
HALLETT, Harold Great Burin, Burin District 4319 18 Joseph Hallett (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
MOULTON, Rennie Burin, Burin District 4320 18 Thomas Moulton (p) School teacher 1918 Methodist No No
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
SAUNDERS, John Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5648 18 Joseph Saunders (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Sanders.
VIVIAN, John Hillview, Trinity District 4590 18 Mrs. William Hiscock (p) Lumberman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FITZGERALD, Thomas Joseph St. John's 1645 18 Elizabeth Fitzgerald (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
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.
PATEY, Reuben H. St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4268 18 James J. Patey (p) Bookkeeper 1917 Methodist No No
TULK, Ralph Ladle Cove, Fogo District 4207 18 Gabriel Tulk (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918 See # 4007 for misfiled document
ARNS, Rudolph Signal Hill Road, St. John's 4442 18 Rachael Arns (p) Baker 1918 Methodist No No
TILLEY, William Robert Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 3036 18 Robert Tilley (p) Railroad 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARROTT, Eric A. Winterton, Trinity District 2925 18 John Parrott (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WOODMAN, Ernest New Harbour, Trinity District 2377 18 Frederick Woodman (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTLER, James Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4530 18 Annie Butler (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCGILLVARY, William St. John's 976 18 Mrs. McGillvary (p) Engineer 1915 Presbyterian No No
NORRIS, William Battery Road, St. John's 2860 , 2861 & 8046 18 Sarah Norris (m) Tailor-Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No See service number 8046 for attestation papers. Norris originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment. #2861 on attestation form; # 2860 in service ledger; microfilmed as #2860.
MOORE, Victor R. Dildo, Trinity District 8357 18 Victor Moore (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRINSTON, George North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 1772 18 Robert William Brinston (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Sunday, October 7, 1917
COLLIER, Archibald Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5057 18 Jeremiah Collier (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STANFORD, Harold Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2167 18 William Stanford (p) Machinist 1916 Methodist No No
BULGIN, Augustus Farmers Arm, Twillingate District 2427 18 John Bulgin (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918 PDF
MORAN, William Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 3555 18 James Moran (p) Expressman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
FENNESSEY, John Freshwater Road, St. John's 4787 18 Patrick Fennessey (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
REID, Leonard Circular Road, St. John's 4385 18 Sir W.D. Reid (p) 1918 1918 Presbyterian 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
WALSH, Stanley John St. John's - New York, USA 1102 18 Margaret Walsh (p) Presser 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MCDONALD, Alex 31 Breen Street, St. John's 4231 18 James McDonald (p) Machinist 1917 Roman Catholic No No
DEARIN, Doyle Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4299 18 Eliza Dearin (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
STEPHENS, Jacob Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District 3990 18 Thomas Steele (o) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREENE, Edward St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 3892 18 Aubrey Greene (o) Student 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Greene.
WALLACE, William 220 Theatre Hill, St. John's 4592 18 Patrick Wallace (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PITTMAN, Thomas Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District 3556 18 John Pittman (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
OLDFORD, Ernest Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2654 18 Robert Oldford (p) Paper maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
YOUNG, Harry McNeil Street, St. John's 3207 18 James Young (p) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DUDER, John 357 Water Street, St. John's 4029 18 Edward Duder (p) Seaman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discharged 1 Nov. 1917 - underaged
SMITH, Patrick J. 44 Signal Hill Road, St. John's 2222 18 Michael Smith (p) Draper 1916 Roman Catholic No No
STARKS, Walter Pools Island, Bonavista District 5704 18 Stephen Starks (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTRET, Francis Joseph 25 Princes Street, St. John's 3208 18 Augustus Martret (p) Sailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No
DICKS, Cecil Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3905 18 Edward Dicks (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No