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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
BROCKLEHURST, George Augustus St. John's 848 24 Charles F. Brocklehurst (p) Letter carrier 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
CHRISTOPHER, Joseph Mall Bay, Placentia-St. Marys District 6156 24 Mary Christopher (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, John Joseph Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 1434 24 William Hall (o) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WOODS, Frank Port au Port, St. George District 6087 24 Peter Woods (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, Sidney Turks Bight, Notre Dame Bay 2082 24 Samuel Parsons (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Sydney; signature is Sidney.
COADY, Martin Marystown, Burin District 6046 24 Teresa Coady (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BARTLETT, John William St. John's 957 24 Julia Bartlett (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOODYEAR, Uriah Cat Harbour [Lumsden], Fogo District 6146 24 Uriah Goodyear (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
EDENS, Leonard A. 39 Queens Road, St. John's 0-53 - 2547 24 T.J. Edens (p) Student 1916 Yes No Monday, March 18, 1918 Had been investigated as a possible POW. Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916-1918.
PARSONS, John Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District 8180 24 Edgar Parsons (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
DULEY, Cyril Chancey 51 Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 0-39 - 872 24 Thomas James Duley (p) 1914 No No PDF See Regt. # 654 for misfiled document
SHEARS, Maxwell Distin St. John's 817 24 Gilbert D. Shears (p) Broker 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BLACKHALL, John Sheill Peterhead, Scotland, United Kingdom 1738 24 William Blackhall (p) Fur buyer 1915 Presbyterian No Yes POW Date: 1917 Variant spelling of name - Shiell
OSMOND, Douglas McNeil Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 306 24 Joseph Baine Osmond (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 8, 1916
DECKER, James Cape Onion, St. Barbe District 8512 24 Henry Decker (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
PARSONS, Charles Albert Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 1471 24 Matilda Parsons (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PECKHAM, Harry Reginald Haynes St. John's 909 24 George Peckham (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JERRETT, Richard Cavendish, Trinity District 1796 24 Henry Jerrett (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
WARREN, Alphaeus Open Hall, Bonavista District 6113 24 William Warren (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name - signature is Alphaeus; documents completed as Alpheus
NORRIS, Michael Three Arms, Twillingate District 5904 24 Edward Norris (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JANES, Archibald A. Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 8268 24 Helen Janes (s) Engineer 1917 Methodist No No
WHITE, Llewellyn Normans Cove, Trinity District 5118 24 Caleb White (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANTHONY, Joseph 31 Wellington St., Newton-on-Ayr, Scotland 8009 24 Jennett Anthony (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
HUNT, Michael Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District 4893 24 James Hunt (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Includes a misfiled 13 page report concerning Regt. # 4832 Alex Ford and Regt. # 4833 Bertram Bartlett. Complete report in # 4832.
STICKLAND, William LaPoile, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6071 24 William Stickland (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Strickland
HALLEY, Albert Upper Battery Road, St. John's 5448 24 Ellen Halley (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MILLER, Bernard Red Head Cove, Bay de Verde District 5855 24 Alexander Miller (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WAY, Joseph Harold G. Bonavista, Bonavista District 3851 24 Arthur Way (p) Clergyman 1917 Methodist No No
BUCKLEY, James Botwood, Twillingate District 4274 24 John Buckley (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918
BAIRD, Henry 289 New City Road, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 0-304 - 935 24 Henry Baird (p) Clerk 1915 Presbyterian No No Discrepancy in name: Harry
DAY, Thomas Gander Bay, Fogo District 4216 24 Elizabeth Harbin (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
CHAFE, Samuel Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 5293 24 Daniel Chafe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PARDY, George Richard Little Harbour 1688 24 Giles Pardy (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, November 30, 1917
TOBIN, Thomas Main River, St. George District 6034 24 William Tobin (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HAYWARD, John Baileys Cove, Bonavista District 627 24 Mrs. John Hayward (p) Fisherman 1914 Salvation Army No No
MCCARTHY, John Francis Goulds, Bay Bulls Road, St. John's West District 1401 24 Helen McCarthy (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PARDY, Reuben Port Blandford, Bonavista District 5168 24 Richard Pardy (p) Section man 1918 Methodist No No
YOUNG, Hedley Carbonear, Carbonear District 244 24 1914 No No Attestation papers not included; medical form only. No information in service ledger.
COOPER, Joseph Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District 6272 24 Josiah Cooper (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MEALEY (MALEY), Dennis Francis St. John's 1216 24 Fannie Mealey (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, December 6, 1919 Date of Death: 6 December 1919 from CWGC Discrepancy in spelling of name - documents completed as Mealey; signature is Maley
COOPER, George Normans Cove, Trinity District 3773 24 J.G. Piercey (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
ROACH, George Topsail, Harbour Main District 4595 24 Patrick Roach (p) Blacksmith 1918 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Roche.
KEOUGH, James Caplin Bay, Ferryland District 4770 24 James O'Connell (o) Trader 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GULLAGE, Frederick H. Catalina, Trinity District 3704 24 George Gullage (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
ELLIOTT, George Happy Adventure, Bonavista District 2737 24 Alex Elliott (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, December 2, 1917
MURPHY, Michael Patrick St. John's 805 24 John J. Murphy (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WATKINS, Leander G. Botwood, Twillingate District 6304 24 Ephraim Watkins (p) Cook 1918 Methodist No No
BRINSON, Elam Change Islands, Fogo District 5294 24 George Brinson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, Joseph Burin North, Burin District 1791 24 George Martin (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HISCOCK, Ernest 75 Longs Hill, St. John's 4476 24 Mary A. Hiscock (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No