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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
WARREN, William Valence 231 Southside Road, St. John's 0-204 - 680 25 Cyrus Warren (p) 1914 No No Includes only partial attestation papers
NOSEWORTHY, Fred Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District 5540 25 Nathaniel Noseworthy (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LEONARD, James British Harbour, Trinity District 2865 25 Thomas Leonard (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BUTLER, John Bauline, St. John's East District 5811 25 Martin Butler (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
TARGETT, Frederick Joseph Holyrood, Harbour Main District 1743 25 Sarah Targett (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, October 16, 1916
COOK, Leander Port Rexton, Trinity District 2237 25 Rosanna (Frampton) Cook (s) School teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOOPER, John McCallum, Fortune District 6274 25 William Hooker (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Willis Valleyfield, Bonavista District 5170 25 Darius White (p) Fisherman 1918 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
INGRAM, George W.B. Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5655 25 Mrs. Anthony N. Burton (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HALLETT, Frederick St. John's 844 25 Mary Hallett (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ELDRIDGE, Richard Newtown, Bonavista District 1279 25 Mrs. William Lock Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
IVIMEY, Thomas St. John's 1004 25 Susan Ivimey (p) Shoe maker 1915 Methodist No No
PITCHER, Walter Old Bonaventure, Trinity District 2115 25 Mrs. Fannie Pitcher (p) Paper mill foreman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917 PDF
WOODMAN, James New Harbour, Trinity District 2171 25 Mrs. Charles Woodman (p) Paper maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEALEY, Patrick Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 4137 25 Anna Molloy (p) Blacksmith 1917 Roman Catholic No No
RICHARDS, David Little Braha, St. Barbe District 1082 25 Julia Richards (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BONNELL, Harold Lamaline, Burin District 6277 25 Robert Bennett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BENNETT, Arthur Greens Harbour, Trinity District 5227 25 Hannah Bennett (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CAMPBELL, Allan Little River, St. George District 5695 25 Katherine Campbell (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ARKLIE, James Botwood, Twillingate District 4306 25 Edith Arklie (nee Hutchings) (s) Clerk 1918 Presbyterian No No
MELVILLE, Charles Andrews 54 Burlington Road, Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom 0-272 - 759 25 David Melville (p) 1914 No No Includes only partial attestation papers
HICKEY, William Topsail, Harbour Main District 1341 25 Johanna Hickey (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, March 10, 1918
SAUNDERS, Henry James (Harry) 379 (369) South Side Road, St. John's 1215 25 Jane Saunders (p); Agnes Saunders (s) Truckman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918; changed next of kin from mother to wife.
GUY, Ambrose Arnolds Cove, Placentia-St. Marys District 2005 25 William Guy (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 See # 394 for photograph of grave of Ambrose Guy.
BUGDEN, Reginald Smith Sound, Trinity District 3417 25 Walter Bugden (p) Carpenter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STONE, Daniel Wellmans Cove, Twillingate District 6296 25 John Stone (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SMITH, John Dildo, Trinity District 5048 25 William Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REARDON, Michael Perrys Cove, Bay de Verde District 3342 25 Patrick Reardon (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BULGIN, Hubert Back Harbour, Twillingate district 8011 25 Susan Watkins (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
OLDFORD, Hubert Squid Tickle, Bonavista District 3183 25 Andrew Oldford (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
TOBIN, Peter St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1749 25 Margaret Tobin (p) 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PENTON, Ignatius Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 2589 25 Edward Penton (o) Lumberman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
DICKS, Richard Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2392 25 Mrs. Henry Dicks (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOSEWORTHY, Edward 128 Bond Street, St. John's 3219 25 Mary Noseworthy (p) Fireman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HUTCHCROFT, William Point Leamington, Twillingate District 8507 25 Arthur Hutchcroft (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
WILSON, Alfred M. Jubilee Cottage, Forest Road, St. John's 3755 25 Rev. James Wilson (p) Draper 1917 Methodist No No
MORISSEY, James H. 44 Wickford Street, St. John's 8003 25 Catherine Morrissey (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Morrissey.
JOHNS, Harold 30 Young Street, St. John's 4614 25 Mrs. E. Johns (p) Grocer 1918 Methodist No No
PARSONS, John William Freshwater, Bay de Verde district 3920 25 John C. Parsons (p) Clergy 1917 Methodist No No PDF See Regt. # 654 for misfiled document
SCEVIOUR, Cyril Exploits, Twillingate District 1198 25 Cecelia Sceviour Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
ST. JOHN, John Bell Island, St. John's East District - Llantivel, Vardra, Ponty Prodd, Wales, United Kingdom 673 25 Elizabeth St. John (p) Electrical engineer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RENDELL, Leonard True Grand Falls, Twillingate District 231 25 Jesse Rendell (p) Papermaker 1914 Methodist No No
SYMONDS, Joseph St. John's 1108 25 Susie Symonds (p) Cabman 1915 Methodist No No
LAWLOR, James St. Phillips, St. John's West District 5036 25 James Lawlor (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No See # 5086 for misfiled document
WHITE, George Grand Bank, Burin district 8145 25 Mrs. Amelia H. White (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
TAYLOR, Selby 10 Pleasant Street, St. John's 8460 25 Maud Taylor (s) 1917 Yes No Saturday, March 9, 1918 File missing. Information from service ledger.
FRENCH, John Joseph 2 Patrick Street, St. John's 63 25 Benjamin French (p) Boiler maker 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PARSONS, Robert Henry Newtown, Bonavista District 2721 25 Henry Parsons (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist - Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 Discrepancy in Religion.