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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
SIMMS, Matthew Muddy Hole, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6043 24 John Simms (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
UPWARD, Robert Harry's Harbour, Green Bay, Twillingate district 1195 24 Leander Upward (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
GULLAGE, Frederick H. Catalina, Trinity District 3704 24 George Gullage (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
SIMMONDS, Kenneth 273 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 4615 24 Levi Simmonds (p) Carpenter 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Symonds, Simmons.
JANES, Archibald A. Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 8268 24 Helen Janes (s) Engineer 1917 Methodist No No
SQUIRES, Theodore St. Phillips, St. John's West District 5083 24 Reuben Squires (p) Surveyor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SKINNER, Charles Harbour Breton, Fortune District 6255 24 Phoebe Skinner (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, Llewellyn Normans Cove, Trinity District 5118 24 Caleb White (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JANES, Albert Evelyn Hants Harbour, Trinity District 702 24 J.W. Janes (p) Civil engineer 1914 Methodist Yes No Sunday, April 14, 1918 PDF
BAGGS, Robert James Curling, St. George District 1294 24 Phoebe Baggs (p) Accountant 1915 Methodist No No
WAY, Joseph Harold G. Bonavista, Bonavista District 3851 24 Arthur Way (p) Clergyman 1917 Methodist No No
CHAFE, Samuel Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 5293 24 Daniel Chafe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TAPP, James D. Cape Ray, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4962 24 William Tapp (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOLLETT, Malcolm Mercer Burin, Burin District 2078 24 Henry Hollett (p) 1916 Methodist No No Hollett was a Rhodes Scholar, discharged to attend Oxford.
THOMS, Jeremiah Carbonear, Carbonear District 4626 24 John Thoms (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) 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
BARTLETT, Lewis Goodison Brigus, Port de Grave District 644 24 Mary Bartlett (p) Farmer 1914 Methodist No No
JONES, Benjamin Templeman, Bonavista District 5964 24 William Jones (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PLOUGHMAN - PLOWMAN, Robert Port Rexton, Trinity District 3485 24 Peter Ploughman - Plowman (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name: surname spelled differently on each copy of attestation form; visible signature is Plowman; local spelling is Ploughman
COOPER, Peter J. St. John's 786 24 Peter J. Cooper (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
HOSKINS, William J. St. Albans, Fortune District 6227 24 Thomas Hoskins (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STICKLAND, Abraham Hunts Island, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5880 24 Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partial attestation papers; Previously transcribed as Strickland.
NEWMAN, James O. Barr'd Island, Fogo District 1944 24 James Newman (p) Teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARDY, Reuben Port Blandford, Bonavista District 5168 24 Richard Pardy (p) Section man 1918 Methodist No No
HOWELL, William Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 5510 24 John Howell (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PARSONS, William George La Scie, St. Barbe District 5632 24 William Parsons (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HOWLETT, John Tors Cove, Ferryland District 5810 23 Patrick Howlett (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TILLER, Cecil Newtown, Bonavista District 6203 23 Edgar Tiller (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BIRD, Daniel Vincent Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District 2117 23 Mrs. John Bird (p) Paper maker 1916 Roman Catholic No No See also service #2118, William O'Reilly, for a letter from Bird
HOUSE, John Greenspond, Bonavista District 2480 23 John House (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
VINCENT, John York Harbour, Bay of Islands, St. George District 5876 23 Joseph Vincent (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CHURCHILL, Cecil Augustus Gillesport, Twillingate District 2451 23 William Churchill (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURSEY, Stanley Gander Bay, Fogo District 5450 23 Richard Bursey (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name: Bursell.
RICE, Lesley Point Leamington, Twillingate District 3180 23 John Rice (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No
SUMMERS, Augustus Leo 116 Military Road, St. John's 0-44 - 93 23 Elizabeth Summers (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HANNON, Frank J. Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 2184 23 Mrs Patrick O'Gorman (p) Papermaker 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
PARSONS, James A. Codroy, St. George District 3784 23 William Parsons (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ETHERIDGE, Gordon Champneys East, Trinity District 1858 23 John Etheridge (p) Teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WHITE, John Freshwater Road, St. John's 8002 23 John L. White (p) Blacksmith and labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GUY, Frederick Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 6301 23 Albert Rowsell (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAMMOND, Thomas 93 Gower Street, St. John's 360 23 Thomas Hammond (p) Dry goods clerk 1921 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
ROWE, William Norris Arm, Twillingate District 5722 23 Edward Rowe (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GULLIVER, George McFarlane St. John's 937 23 John Gulliver (p) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name: McFarlane
HINKS, George Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3677 23 Joseph Hinks (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MITCHELMORE, George Green Island Cove, St. Barbe District 2872 23 George Mitchelmore (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 23, 1917
LAWLOR, Jack 67 Monkstown Road, St. John's 5078 23 Thomas Lawlor (p) Cabman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WINDSOR, Wilfred Montgomery Aquaforte, Ferryland District 672 23 H. C. Windsor (p) Merchant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAWKINS, William Max St. John's 1238 23 Olive Long Hawkins (s) Plumber 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
THOMPSON, Arthur Gander Bay, Fogo District 1208 23 Charles Thompson (o) Trapper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No