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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 ascending Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
WINTER, Randolph Milligan St. John's 908 27 John Winter (p) Farmer 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
STICKLAND, Philip Pass Island, Fortune District 2744 27 Margaret Stickland (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Strickland.
WOODS, Thomas 114 Water Street West, St. John's 3395 27 Richard Woods (o) Coachman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HAWKE, Michael Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 1672 27 Bridget Hawke (o) Lumberman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
JAMES, Noel G Beaminster, Dorset, England, United Kingdom - Sudbury Street, St. John's 0-171 - 3486 27 Florence James (s) Lumberman 1917 Presbyterian No No
BARRON, Thomas Frank Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 568 26 Robert Barron (p) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WITHRO - WITHERALL, George Fortune, Burin Peninsula 5714 26 Martha Withro (p) Seaman 1918 Salvation Army No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Withers and Witherall. Mother's correspondence and separation/allowance are Witherall.
RUSSELL, Harold Tickle Cove, Bonavista District 4285 26 Samuel Russell (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FRANCIS, Harold Community: Manuels, Harbour Main District 5386 26 James Francis (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCHENRY, William Grand Falls,Twillingate District - formerly of Quebec, Canada 0-214 - 2285 26 Frank McHenry (o) Machinist 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF 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. Also contains documents relating to service #0-120-1553, Frank Burke
KING, John Little Harbour, Trinity District 8227 26 Mary Jane Vokey (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LUFF, John Exploits, Twillingate District 350 26 William Luff (p) Fisherman 1914 Salvation Army No No
FORD, Alex Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4832 26 Mrs. Thomas Ford (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Includes detailed report on medical absence of # 4833 Bertram Bartlett.
BENOIT, Julien Cape St. George, St. George District 4224 26 Mary Jeanette (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies March 1918
CRON, Joseph Trinity Bay 3723 26 George Cron (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Cran
PENNEY, William Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 4923 26 Rebecca Penney (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Penny
CHALK, Job Little Catalina, Trinity District 8462 26 Job Chalk (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Chaulk.
BECKETT, William Rochdale Lanes, Scotland, United Kingdom 2134 26 Mrs. Beckett (p) Musician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
PENNEY, Charles Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 2394 26 James Penney (p) Fisherman 1916 Unknown No No
LODGE, Nathaniel George Catalina, Trinity District 2810 26 Mrs. Nathaniel Lodge (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
STEPHENSON, David Devon, England, United Kingdom 701 26 Edith Stephenson (p) Watchmaker 1914 No No PDF
PITTMAN, Thomas Ambrose Little Bay East, Fortune District 1733 26 Michael Pittman (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No PDF
SNOW, Joseph Henry 26A Colonial Street, St. John's 0-202 - 74 26 George C. Snow (p) Foreman tailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURTON, Samuel La Scie, St. Barbe District 5630 26 Moses Burton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
OFFERY, Allan Port au Choix, St. Barbe District 6320 26 Mary Offery (s) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HAYES, James Michael St. John's 1330 26 Margaret Hayes (p) Painter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
NOSEWORTHY, William James St. John's 1570 26 Elizabeth Noseworthy (s) Stoker 1915 Methodist No No
BROWN, William W. Kings Cove, Bonavista District 2435 26 Samuel Brown (p) Steward 1916 Methodist No No
LAFITTE, Thomas Fox Island River, Port au Port, St. George District 4782 26 Alexander LaFitte (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ABBOTT, Samuel Bonavista, Bonavista District 4824 26 Mrs. Alex. Abbott (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
MCCARTHY, Charles Carbonear, Carbonear District 4969 26 Charles McCarthy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LUKINS, John 12 Bell Street, St. John's 547 26 May Lukins (s) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, June 28, 1916
FERGUSON, John Roy 67 Springdale Street, St. John's 0-205 - 882 26 Jeanette Herbert Ferguson (s) 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MALONEY, Joseph Francis 291 Water Street, St. John's 385 26 John Maloney (p) Stove fitter 1914 Roman Catholic No No I
BABSTOCK, Thomas Joseph Salvage, Bonavista District 1847 26 Thomas Babstock (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 Discrepancy on whether first name is Thomas or Joseph.
BURNHAM, Ralph 17 Military Road, St. John's 0-85 - 758 26 Mrs. F. Burnham (p) Office clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No Was retired as medically unfit Dec. 1916; Enlisted Royal Flying Corps (training) 1918.
PENNEY, Charles Hickmans Harbour, Random, Trinity District 8050 26 James Penney (p) Millman 1917 Methodist No No
FORSEY, Charles Gambo, Bonavista District 3651 26 Florence Forsey (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PIKE, Willoughby Crabbes, St Georges District 3762 26 Mrs. John Pike (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RICE, John Joseph St. John's 1062 26 Bridget Rice (s) Expressman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ROWSELL, Arthur Sunday Cove Island, Wellmans Cove, Twillingate District 2491 26 Samuel Rowsell (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
MURRIN, James Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 4382 26 William Murrin (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SOMERTON, Frederick Charles Trinity, Trinity District 1342 26 Caroline Somerton (p) School teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, November 25, 1915
PITMAN, Richard Lamaline, Burin District 400 26 Elizabeth Walters (o) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Previously transcribed as Pittman
LUMSDEN, Stanley Kinnear 70 Cochrane Street, St. John's 0-90 26 Andrew Lumsden (p) Bank clerk 1915 Presbyterian No No Attestation papers not included; originally served with Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
WHITE, Harold Bonavista, Bonavista District 5198 26 Rachel Little (p) Brakeman 1918 Methodist No No
LEGROW, Reuben Bauline, St. John's East District 1972 26 Ambrose LeGrow (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
TREBBLE, William 11 Knight Street, St. John's 18 26 James Trebble (p) Fireman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENNELL, Ebenezer Western Bay, Bay de Verde District 1548 26 Jessie Kennell (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist No No
COLE, Samuel 30 Codner Street, St. John's 0-63 - 465 26 Mrs. Cole (p) 1914 Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 I