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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
LANE, Gideon Harland Jamestown, Bonavista District 1482 19 Thomas Lane (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes Yes POW Date: 1917 Contains document relating the circumstances of the deaths of service #2616, Pte. C. Snow; #815, Pte. A. Cummings; and #1525, Pte. George Attwood while POWs
DINNEY, Andrew Bell Island, St. John's East District 4374 19 William James Dinney (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
KNEE, Matthew Pools Island, Bonavista District 2342 19 Cornelius Knee (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
HEFFORN, Leonard New Perlican, Trinity District 6260 19 Jacob Hefforn (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) 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
JACKMAN, Michael Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 733 19 D.J. Jackman Clerk 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Documents of Private W. White, service #739 included.
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.
BENNETT, Michael W. St. George, St. George District 4367 19 Peter H. Bennett (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, John Big Pond, Bay Bulls Road, St. John's West 1508 19 Annie White (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as John V. White
TUCKER, Alexander Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 5047 19 Joseph Tucker (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SPURRELL, Edwin Valleyfield, Bonavista District 2443 19 Joshua Spurell (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MANNING, Peter Joseph Sheehans Chute, St. John's 687 19 Fanny Manning (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
ALCOCK, Augustus Griquet, St. Barbe District 0-116 - 1372 19 Mary Alcock (p) Teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BISHOP, John E. Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 3849 19 Henry Bishop (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
NOFTALL, Edward George Rocky Lane, St. John's 83 19 Henry Noftall (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918
WALL, James 83 Pleasant Street, St. John's 6149 19 Patrick Wall (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PIKE, George Trinny Cove, Placentia-St. Marys District 5842 19 Julia Pike (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
COISH, Chesley Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District 5854 19 George Coish (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, Samuel Shoe Cove, Twillingate District 4021 19 Samuel Martin (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
KNOX, Peter St. John's 1593 19 Helen Stevenson (o) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DWYER, George Ralph St. John's 980 19 Harry Dwyer (o) Electrician 1915 Methodist No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74
HYNES, James Joseph St. John's 1095 19 Margaret Hynes (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, November 18, 1915
SNOW, Frederick Earnest 116 Pleasant Street, St. John's 685 19 George Snow (p) Machinist 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 PDF
LANGER, Joseph Georges Cove, Labrador 6168 19 Elizabeth Langer (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Age of Enlistment is entered as 1918, possible error
SIMMS, Robert Ronald St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 576 19 Adam Simms (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
SAMUELSON, Chesley 131 Power Street, St. John's 8316 19 Elizabeth Samuelson (p) Mechanic 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PAYNE, Leslie Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5123 19 Edward Payne (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REID, Charles Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 4280 19 Edward Reid (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
LEWIS, Frederick A. St. John's 950 19 Richard Lewis Lumber Checker 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73
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.
RIDOUT, Thomas Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2455 19 Isaac Ridout (p) Plumber 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Variant spelling of name - Rideout
WALSH, James J. Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 918 19 Bridget Walsh (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
YOUNG, Arthur Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 5345 19 John Young (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ENGLAND, Frederick James St. John's 1127 19 Rebecca England Brakeman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VOKEY, Herbert John Little Harbour, Twillingate District 2614 19 Emily and Philip H. Vokey (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
CROCKER, Bryant Front River, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5652 19 William Crocker (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MAY, Ernest Bell Island, St. John's East District 1206 19 Jessie May (p) Miner 1915 Methodist No No
MARKS, James Fox Island, Burgeo- LaPoile District 6298 19 Bertha Marks (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MADDEN, Sylvester 216 Water Street, St. John's 149 19 Ann Madden (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PAYNE, Stephen Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2674 19 Robert Payne (p) Shoemaker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Thursday, May 10, 1917 POW Date: 1917
COOK, Henry William Outer Cove Road, St. John's 483 19 Mr. Cook (p) Farmer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
JONES, Leslie Exploits, Twillingate District 5280 19 Henry Jones (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
SKEANS, Frank St. John's 2267 19 Robert Skeans (p) Trimmer 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
TURNER, Ernest Happy Adventure, Bonavista District 4737 19 James Turner (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAILEY, Albert Georges Brook, Trinity District 1613 19 Mary Bailey (p) Railroad Labourer 1915 No No Not in service ledger.
PIKE, Ralph C. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8051 19 Nathaniel Pike (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
KENNEDY, Ralph 266 Water Street, St. John's 678 19 William Cook (o) Butcher 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BLAKE, James John Flat Island, Bonavista District 4023 19 William Blake (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FAGAN, William J. Foxtrap, Harbour Main District 5763 19 George Fagan (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HANN, George Wesleyville, Bonavista District 2605 19 Captain Charles Hann (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, September 8, 1917 Died 8 September, 1917, of wounds (CWGC, N).