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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
RYAN, William Adams Cove, Bay de Verde District 6218 19 Michael Ryan (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DRAKE, Levi Lally Cove, Fortune District 5195 19 George Drake (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTT, Samuel Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 2520 19 Thomas Butt (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Thursday, November 22, 1917
STARES, Frank William Port Blandford, Bonavista District 1449 19 Allan Stares (p) Sawyer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies December 1917; attestation papers included.
MCGRATH, Thomas Bernard. 40 Carters Hill, St. John's 0-222-128 19 Ronald McGrath (o) Engineer 1914 No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917
HALE, Albert Comfort Cove, Twillingate District 5960 19 John Hale (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CURTIS, John Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 3426 19 Selina Picco (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MURRIN, Walter Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1412 19 William Murrin (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUTCHINGS, James Botwood, Twillingate District 8058 19 Alfred Hutchings (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
NICOL, John Francis 11 Flavin Street, St. John's 336 19 Henry Nicol (p) Machinist 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Nichol.
HARVEY, Wilfred Eric 228 Duckworth Street, St. John's 324 19 Christina Harvey (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
BUTLER, Albert Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 5372 19 Mrs. Charlotte Butler (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MORRIS, Harold Bay St. George, St. George District 4131 19 William Morris (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, April 19, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included
CRITCH, Frank Springdale, Twillingate District 4939 19 John Critch (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
RIDEOUT, Bertie Crow Head, Twillingate, Twillingate district 8203 19 Mrs. Susan Hamlin (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
FIFIELD, Arthur English Harbour, Trinity District 4741 19 Giles Fifield (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BRIEN, Michael St. John's 1146 19 Mary Brien (p) Truckman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
UPWARDS / UPWARD, Warrick Pearce Harry's Harbour, Green Bay 2777 19 Arthur Upwards (o) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 Discrepancy in name: Attestation papers state Upwards; elsewhere as Upward; Listed as Upward in CWGC; Variant spelling of name - Percie and Pierce
MCGRATH, William Delbys Cove, Trinity District 4994 19 John McGrath (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, June 11, 1918 See service #4494 for additional misfiled documents
WHEELER, Reuben Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 2787 19 John Wheeler (of Edward) (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
ABBOTT, John Middle Brook, Bonavista District 6123 19 George Abbott (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
HIBBS, James Francis 52 Livingstone Street, St. John's 299 19 William Hibbs (p) Factory hand 1914 Roman Catholic No No
JACKMAN, George Arthur Allandale Road, St. John's 118 19 Alice Jackman (p) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
STEVENS, James Seal Islands, Labrador 5790 19 George Stevens (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WILCOX, Ernest Brigus, Port de Grave District 655 19 James J. Wilcox (p) School teacher 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
GILLESPIE, Patrick Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 2584 19 Mrs. John Gillespie (p) Lumberman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BANNISTER, Whitfield Port Rexton, Trinity District 889 19 Alexander Bannister (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
CRON, James Matthew Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1585 19 Emma Cron (p) Student 1915 Presbyterian Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
ELLIS, Charles Archer 157 Gower Street, St. John's 2027 19 Charles A. Ellis (p) Printer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHEPPARD, Robert 22 York Street, St. John's 473 19 Mrs. Sheppard (p) Sailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COXWORTHY, Frank St. John's 1820 19 Frederick Coxworthy (p) Machinist 1915 Roman Catholic No No
ARNOLD, Chesley Gladstone Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 1386 19 Alice Arnold (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
STACEY, Lambert Flat Islands, Burin District 5936 19 William Stacey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HAPGOOD, Patrick Clattice Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4889 19 Monague Hapgood (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PERRY, Reuben Oliver River of Ponds, Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 3118 19 John Henry (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 24, 1917
MOTTY, Edgar Page 6 Charlton Street, St. John's 446 19 Mr. Motty (p) Express driver 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FOX, William Grand Bank, Burin District 5797 19 William Fox (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
PENNELL, John J. Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District 4947 19 William Pennell (p) School teacher 1918 Methodist No No
REES, George Wilfred 22 Mullock Street, St. John's 388 19 Mary Jane Rees (p) Printer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Contains part of the file of Eaneas Rees, service # 25881, of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.
SNOW, Garland Norris Arm, Twillingate District 4058 19 Abraham Snow (p) Trapper 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHORT, Joshua New Bonaventure, Trinity Bay, Trinity district 1199 19 Sarah Jane Short (p) Steward 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, June 15, 1919
FORSEY, Bernard 235 Water Street, St. John's 0-215 - 12 19 Mr. Forsey (p) Engineer 1914 No No Four documents duplicated from #0-214 William McHenry are on the reel labelled as Bernard Forsey. Labels were placed by LAC at time of microfilming.
CROCKER, Andrew Trout River, St. Barbe District 3959 19 Eloise Portent Crocker (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMART, Christopher Lethbridge, Bonavista District 4788 19 Thomas Smart (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
THISTLE, Frederick 20 Charlton Street, St. John's 8283 19 Levi Thistle (p) Teamster 1917 Methodist No No
BENNETT, John Cape St. George, St. George District 6101 19 Annie Bennett (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HOLDEN, Patrick Riverhead, Southside, St. John's 555 19 Mary Alice Holden (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, January 31, 1916
WILLIAMS, Thomas Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 5822 19 William Williams (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GARDNER, Bernard Godfrey William Kent, England, United Kingdom 0-298 - 914 19 William Gardner (p) Wireless operator 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARKE, George Springdale, Twillingate District 2541 19 George W. Clarke (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917