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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
KEEPING, Albert Flat Island, Burin District 1755 19 John Keeping (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
NORMAN, John Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 8276 19 Fred Norman (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ENGLAND, Frederick James St. John's 1127 19 Rebecca England Brakeman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NEIL, Archibald Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5666 19 Thomas Neil (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MATTHEWS, John Fogo, Fogo District 2488 19 Mrs. Edward Dwyer (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
DOODY, Alphonse Mosquito, Placentia-St. Marys District 4563 19 Mrs. Albert[?] Doody (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PIKE, James Joseph Avondale, Harbour Main District 1220 19 Winnifred Pike (p) Sailor 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PIKE, Joseph St. Lawrence, Burin District 8445 19 Alfred Pike (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KNIGHT, Frank Scott St. John's 1659 19 Charles Knight (p) Barber 1915 Methodist No No
ABBOTT, Hughie Doting Cove, Fogo District 5211 19 Stephen Abbott (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
FURLONG, David J. Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 919 19 Lawrence J. Furlong (p) Railroad brakeman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, January 11, 1918 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 71
DANIELS, Cyril E. North Battery Road, St. John's 2859 - 8047 19 Thomas Daniels (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers included with #8047, reel 316. See also service record # 2859; Daniels transferred to the Newfoundland Regiment.
CROTTY, Stanley F. Battery Road, St. John's 459 19 Mr. Crotty (p) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, John Joseph 10 York Street, St. John's 557 19 Hannah Brown (o) Printer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BARTLETT, Stephen Coombs Cove, Fortune District 3536 19 Alfred Bartlett (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MITCHELL, William St. John's 1500 19 George Mitchell (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
MANNING, Peter Joseph Sheehans Chute, St. John's 687 19 Fanny Manning (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
CULL, Frank Caplin Cove, Bay de Verde District 5378 19 Charles Cull (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUSSEY, Francis Joseph St. John's 1533 19 John Hussey (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BALDWIN, Henry Herbert Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 1523 19 Edward James Baldwin (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 Variant spelling of name - Harry
CANNING, Permanus Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 5455 19 William Canning (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Monday, June 24, 1918
EDWARDS, Hubert Frank Milltown, Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District 3489 19 Frank Edwards (p) Lumber surveyor 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, October 23, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included.
MCNAUGHTON, John St. John's / Blair Drummond, Scotland, United Kingdom 1302 19 Mr. McNaughton (p) Tailor 1915 Presbyterian No No
ARMSTRONG, Patrick Witless Bay, Ferryland District 5746 19 Thomas Armstrong (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, Samuel Shoe Cove, Twillingate District 4021 19 Samuel Martin (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
POWELL, David Happy Adventure, Bonavista District 8160 19 Mrs. J. Wicks (o) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
JARVIS, Richard Haystack, Placentia-St. Marys District 4135 19 Eli Jarvis (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918
PATERSON, Reginald Grant Queens Road, St. John's 0-15 - 504 19 Dr. L. Paterson (o) Student 1914 No No PDF
SOPER, George Freshwater, Bay de Verde District 4751 19 Richard Soper (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WALSH, Timothy Catalina, Trinity District 3933 19 Bridget Walsh (p) Sailor 1917 Roman Catholic No No
STONE, George Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 772 19 W.P. Stone (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MOORE, Albert Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2698 19 Arthur Moore (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
GIDGE, Edward Twillingate, Twillingate District 3650 19 Thomas Gidge (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
KEEPING, Mack Fortune, Burin District 3299 19 Mary Keeping (p) Sailor 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
KENDELL, Nathaniel Pushthrough, Fortune District 5571 19 Edward Kendell (p) Enginner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attached to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies Aug. 1918.
LANGDON, Kenneth Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 3387 19 Richard Langdon (p) Lumberjack 1917 Methodist No No See also service #3337, Benjamin Stead, for will
CASSELL, Darius Hooping Harbour, St. Barbe District 4069 19 Thomas Cassell (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
THORNHILL, Eli Little Bay East, Fortune District 5161 19 George Thornhill (p) Fisherman 1918 Congregationalist No No
STEAD, Jabez Musgravetown, Bonavista District 2487 19 Benjamin Stead (p) Mill man 1916 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
CLUNEY, Leo 24 Stephen Street, St. John's 8378 19 James Cluney 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
COOL, Ronald Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 5887 19 Samson Cool (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DRAY, Patrick Mary Little Bona, Placentia-St. Marys District 1159 19 James Dray (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
JONES, Leslie Exploits, Twillingate District 5280 19 Henry Jones (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
HOLMAN, Arthur Fortune Bay, Fortune District 3937 19 Jeremiah Holman (p) Miner 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
IVANY, Bertram Shoal Harbour, Trinity District 4129 19 Reuben Ivany (p) Fireman 1917 Methodist No No
SIMMONS, Robert Botwood, Twillingate District 3380 19 William Simmons (p) Wharfinger 1917 Methodist No No
LUFF, Oliver Exploits, Twillingate District 8236 19 William John Luff (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
READ, Alexander A. La Poile, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2008 19 Mary Read (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 14, 1916 Contains documents relating to service #2009, Charles A. Read - Photograph of gravesite included.
DEVOE, Vincent Grand River, Codroy, St. George District 5858 19 Marcellian Devoe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BALL, Douglas Little Burnt Bay, Twillingate District 8440 19 Noah Ball (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No