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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
MARSHALL, Joseph Carbonear, Carbonear District 6165 23 Augustus Marshall (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PATEY, Noah St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4262 23 Annie Patey (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
BUDDEN, Allan Seldom Come By, Fogo District 6083 23 James Budden (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BUTLER, Henry Albert Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 0-199 - 325 23 Reuben Butler (p) Student 1914 No No
DUKE, John J. Fox Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 1964 23 Mary Duke (p) Policeman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 See also Regt. #1306, William Duke ; also see Regt.# 709 for misfiled will
YOUNG, Andrew Wild Bight, Twillingate District 6237 23 Johnathan Young (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BEARNS, George Grand Bank, Burin District 4636 23 Jacob Bearns (o) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
GILLETT, Walter Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 2540 23 Mrs. Eli Snelgrove (o) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEGGE, James Hearts Delight, Trinity District 5806 23 Edmund Legge (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FITZGERALD, Thomas Open Hall, Bonavista District 6111 23 Alice Fitzgerald (p) Engineer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FREEMAN, Gerald Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 8006 23 Albert E. Freeman (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
MCCUE, Thomas Joseph Turks Gut, Port de Grave District 635 23 Mary McCue (p) 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MITCHELMORE, Samuel Green Island Cove, St. Barbe District 2873 23 Mrs. Thomas Mitchelmore (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, March 3, 1917
PITTMAN, Alphonsus Rencontre East, Fortune District 6048 23 Priscilla Pitt (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CLARK, John Penguin Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District 5799 23 William Clark (p) Engineer 1918 Evangelist No No See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents; Variant spelling of name - Clarke.
CHAFE, Ernest Leslie St. John's 709 23 Jacob Chafe (p) Cooper 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Includes wills for # 1009 Ayre, # 544 Lukins, # 1396 Masters and # 1964 Duke.
SKINNER, John J. Little Bay, Fortune District 6270 23 Thomas Skinner (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PLOUGHMAN, William Port Rexton, Trinity District 5404 23 Delilah Ploughman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PEDDLE, David Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 2194 23 Mrs. John Smith (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No No radio
GOSSE, Samuel Torbay, St. John's East District 1907 23 Peter Gosse (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MEANEY, Thomas Joseph Riverhead, St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 1709 23 Thomas Meaney (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF
SPARKES, Rupert Harvey Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2685 23 Elizabeth Sparkes (o) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUTCHINGS, Edward Whitbourne, Trinity District 4967 23 Ambrose Hutchings (p) Millwright 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PIERCEY, Birkley Hopeall, Trinity District 421 23 Isaac Piercey (o) Fisherman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
GREENING, Eleazar Philip Musgravetown. Bonavista District 2795 23 Gideon Greening (p) Locomotive fireman 1916 Methodist No No
PAYNE, Frank Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5801 23 Thomas Payne (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POPE, Allan S. Fogo, Fogo District 5965 23 George Pope (p) School teacher 1918 Methodist No No
HATCHER, Henry Lumsden, Fogo District 6179 23 John Hatcher (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DAWE, John Seal Cove, Harbour Main District 5737 23 Jane Dawe (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discharge papers list Long Pond, Harbour Main District as community/district.
BRAKE, John Thomas Marystown, Burin District 2937 23 George Brake (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
QUIRK, Richard St. Lawrence, Burin District 6248 23 Martha Quirk (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GARDINER, Thomas Edward British Harbour, Trinity District 2305 23 Noah John Gardiner (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAY, Ethelbert Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 5068 23 Joshua Day (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HUNT, James Grand Falls, Twillingate - Bonavista, Bonavista District 564 23 Elizabeth Hunt (p) Paper hanger 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No
KENNETT, William Patrick 104 Gower Street, St. John's 127 23 Margaret Kennett (s) Bartender 1914 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Kenneth.
SNOW, Levi John Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 2879 23 Samuel Snow (p) Station agent 1916 Methodist Yes No Thursday, April 19, 1917
GATES, Gordon Wellman Bight, Twillingate District 5483 23 Mrs. Leurizia (?) Normore (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BROWN, John Winterton, Trinity District 2803 23 John Brown (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOWLETT, John Tors Cove, Ferryland District 5810 23 Patrick Howlett (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FRANCIS, Lorenzo New Chelsea, Trinity District 5365 23 Catherine Pynn (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HERDER, Hubert Clinton 40 Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 0-79 - 3 23 William J. Herder (p) Agriculturist 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HOUSE, John Greenspond, Bonavista District 2480 23 John House (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
RICHARDS, John Topsail, Harbour Main District 5464 23 Michael Richards (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Isaac Bishops Cove, Harbour Grace District 5307 23 Josiah Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCKINLAY, Joseph St. John's 748 23 Alexander McKinlay (p) Marine engineer 1914 Presbyterian No No
KEATES, Robert J. Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District 5257 23 John Keates (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Keats
BURTON, John Durrells Arm, Twillingate District 2947 23 Alfred Burton (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
ROWE, William Norris Arm, Twillingate District 5722 23 Edward Rowe (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HYNES, Aloysius Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 1715 23 Vincent Hynes (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Thursday, April 19, 1917
GARLAND, James W. Green Point, Fortune District 6044 23 Jeremiah Garland (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No