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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
SKEFFINGTON, Albert Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 5894 25 Eliza Elliott (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BAIRD, Alexander [Sandy] Boyd Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 0-114 - 1803 25 James Charles Baird (p) Bank clerk 1915 Presbyterian No Yes POW Date: 1917 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel
PITCHER, Corbett New Harbour, Trinity District 1961 25 Joseph Pitcher (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, December 1, 1917
MCCOURT, Philip 190 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4578 25 Minnie McCourt (o) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WELLS, Joseph Warren St. John's 1147 25 Sarah Wells (p) Painter 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, August 14, 1917
TOBIN, John Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4682 25 Robert Tobin (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCNEILL, Hector John 47 Merry Meeting Road, St. John's - Power Street, St. John's 0-1 - 0-190 - 31 25 Fanny McNeill (p) Electrician 1914 No No PDF Variant spelling of name - McNeil
ROBERTSON, Cyril Graham St. John's 1537 25 Lucy Robertson (p) Baker 1915 Presbyterian No No
EDWARDS, Leo N/A 25 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).
STEPHENSON, John Sydney Duckworth Street, St. John's - Leeds, England, United Kingdom 0-112 - 32 25 James Edward Stephenson (p) Dry goods clerk 1914 Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 I - Photograph of Stephenson included.
AVERY, Hezekiah Deep Bight, Random, Trinity District 5140 25 William Avery (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Saturday, June 15, 1918
MAYO, William John St. John's 1233 25 William Samuel Mayo Truckman 1915 Methodist No No
SWEENEY, William John Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District 1072 25 Catherine Tobin (o) Barber 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DAWE, Frederick Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 3334 25 Ambrose Dawe (p) Miner 1916 Church of England (Anglican Yes No Tuesday, July 10, 1917 See # 3011 Frank Dawe for misfiled documents
LILLY, Paul U. Exploits, Twillingate District 1323 25 Mary Lilly (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Ulysis as second name: information from family member
CASHIN, Peter John Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 0-160 - 1387 25 Gertrude Cashin (p) 1915 No No I
KENDALL, Archibald Roy 70 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 2921 25 Mrs. George Peters (o) Professional musician 1916 Methodist No No
MARTIN, Charles Patrick 52 1/2 Barters Hill, St. John's 192 25 Catherine Martin (p) Blacksmith 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1917
SQUIRES, John Round Harbour, Twillingate District 2456 25 Mrs. James Squires (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
NOONAN, Robert Anthony St. John's 812 25 John H. Noonan (p) Civil servant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 14, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included
WALSH, Michael Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 5759 25 Thomas Walsh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MILLER, Llewllyn 58 Mullock Street, St. John's 8305 25 Nath. Miller (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, Theodore Kings Cove, Bonavista District 8252 25 George Brown (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JENNINGS, Stewart Bridgeport, Twillingate District 6027 25 Robert Jennings (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
SELLARS, Eldon 55 Feild Street, St. John's 8001 25 Ida Sellars (s) Draper and labourer 1917 Methodist No No
BOGAN, John Joseph St. John's 1050 25 Minnie Bogan (p) Broker 1915 Roman Catholic No No
KING, Stephen 59 Cook Street, St. John's 4223 25 Mary King (p) Fireman 1917 Methodist No No
MARTIN, John Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5778 25 Patrick Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STRONG, Charles St. Clair Mundy Pond Road, St. John's - Southside Road, St. John's 0-9 - 30 25 William G. Strong (p) Accountant 1914 Yes No Monday, April 15, 1918 I
DALTON, James Regina, Placentia-St. Marys District 5030 25 Stephen Dalton (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LARNER, George Thomas Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1010 25 Mrs. George Larner (p) Engineer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
TREMLETT, William Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District 3575 25 Hannah Tremblett (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ROBERTS, Henry B. Brigus, Port de Grave District 5821 25 Thomas Roberts (p) Farmer 1918 Methodist No No
PIERPOINT, Alfred H. 3 Devon Row, St. John's 3757 25 Alfred Ephraim Pierpoint (p) Dry goods clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARRIS, Nicholas Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5260 25 Susie Harris (p) Blacksmith 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STRICKLAND, James Botwood, Twillingate District 2568 25 John Strickland 1916 Methodist No No Attestation papers not included; Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies.
GOOBIE, Herbert 23 Adelaide Street, St. John's 8437 25 Elsie Goobie 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
HAYLEY, Robert Bonavista, Bonavista District 489 25 Mary Hayley (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Healey, Hayly
GOSSE, Nathan Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1421 25 Esau Gosse (p) Blacksmith 1915 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
KENNEDY, James Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 5033 25 Moses Kennedy (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURTON, Charles Twillingate, Twillingate District 5966 25 Levi Burton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Friday, October 11, 1918
NORMORE, Levi Cutwell Harbour, Long Island, Twillingate District 2425 25 Dinah Normore (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Discrepancy in next of kin, both Mrs. Dinah Normore and Mrs. James Colbourne are listed as being his mother, Dinah Normore was his adoptive mother.
MOREY, Abraham Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 6285 25 Jacob Morey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BOONE, Nathan South River, Port de Grave District 992 25 Daniel Boone (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, Jacob Norman's Cove, Trinity Bay, Trinity District 8144 25 Mrs. Sarah Smith (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
MELEE, William Southside, St. John's 1173 25 Sarah Melee (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DICKS, John Alfred Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2390 25 Mrs. John Dicks (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
JOHNSON, Dudley St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 1583 25 Mary Johnson (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RYAN, John Thomas Presque, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5925 25 James Ryan (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PIGGOTT, Walter 9 Monroe Street, St. John's 296 25 Henry Piggott (p) Storekeeper 1914 No No