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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
ROWSELL, Solomon Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 6284 23 Mark Rowsell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MILLS, Edgar Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 1317 23 Archibald Mills (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
BRENSUN - BRENTON, Samuel Williamsport, St. Barbe District 6019 23 William Brensun (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Samuel Brenton is listed as a resident of Williamsport in the 1935 and 1945 Newfoundland census; attestation paper gives spelling as Brenceen. Variant spelling: Brencun, Brensun.
GREEN, Constant Mainland, St. George District 8475 23 Charles Green (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
VOISEY, Edward Joseph 1 Hagerty Street, St. John's 1185 23 Mary Ann Voisey (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MOORE, Alexander Codroy Valley, St. George District 2997 22 Josephine Moore (p) Sailor 1916 No No
HARTLEY, Leonard Vincent Wanstead, Essex, England, United Kingdom 294 22 Walter George Hartley (p) Auditor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DODD, William St. John's 1027 22 Matthew Dodd (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BUGDEN, Harry 68 Alexander Street, St. John's 4126 22 Julia Bugden (nee Power) (p) Cab driver 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HICKEY, John Joseph St. John's 586 22 Patrick Hickey (p) Teamster 1914 Roman Catholic No No See Regt. # 113 for Hickey's misfiled attestation papers
MARTIN, Eric Shannon 274 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 616 22 Alfred Martin (p) Engineer 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HILLIER, Bennett Campbellton, Twillingate District 6026 22 Charles Hillier (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BRETT, James Barr'd Island, Fogo District 5963 22 Lot Brett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JOHNSTON, James Port Rexton, Trinity District 3523 22 Noah Johnston (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LUNDRIGAN, Allan 8 Gilmore Street, St. John's 5247 22 William Lundrigan (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ENGLAND, Hugh S. St. George, St. George District 3858 22 George England (p) Mill man 1917 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, March 13, 1918
DEE, John Leo 21 Allan Square, St. John's 0-264 - 2403 22 Jeremiah H. Dee (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HARVEY, Albert Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District 5767 22 William Harvey (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POOLE, Stephen Belleoram, Fortune District 1076 22 John Poole (p) Street car conductor 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JUPP, Leonard John 57 Cochrane Street, St. John's 162 22 William Jupp (p) Clerk 1914 No No Brother of Clifford Henry Oliver Jupp, # 0-206 / 157
ABBOTT, James C. Sandy Point, St. George District 8414 22 Annie Abbott (s) Scaler 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MANUEL, Archibald Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 3388 22 Phillip Manuel (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
WHITE, Samuel Carmanville, Fogo District 3612 22 George White (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No PDF
HACKETT, Ignatius Wards Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District 4718 22 Michael Hackett (p) Teacher 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, Benjamin 5 Patrick Street, St. John's 5295 22 Peter Murphy (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MARSH, Richard Bonavista, Bonavista District 5845 22 Elizabeth Marsh (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MEANEY, Levi Avondale, Harbour Main District 6186 22 Edward Meaney (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested as Levi Meaney; some documents say Leonard Meaney
BENNETT, Thomas Island Harbour, Fogo District 3258 22 Mary Bennett (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOLLETT, Samuel Grand Bank, Burin District 3877 22 Mrs. Henry Roberts (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BURGESS, Robert 106 Casey Street, St. John's 4666 22 Albert Burgess (p) Carpenter 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHORT, James Baileys Cove, Bonavista District 1086 22 Louisa Russell (nee Short) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
RENDELL, Claude 180 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4258 22 Alfred Rendell (p) Customs clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHISLETT, Jesse Cavendish, Trinity District 1795 22 William Chislett (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No
HAMPTON, Alexander Valen Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 4053 22 William Hampton (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOUNSELL, Albert Allan Pound Cove, Bonavista Bay 4848 22 Henry Hounsell (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CARBERRY, Maurice Turks Cove, Trinity District 382 22 Mrs. Thomas Power (o) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic No No I.
WALSH, James Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District 2341 22 Walter Walsh (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, August 21, 1917
HIGDON, Levi New Harbour, Trinity District 2084 22 Charles Higdon (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WEIR, James Little Bay Island, Twillingate District 5499 22 Edmund Weir (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
VERGE, [Abram] Abraham John Winterton, Trinity District 1925 22 Azariah Verge (p) School teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 Also listed as Abram
MATTHEWS, Frederick George St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 2022 22 Marie Sadie Matthews (s) Telegraph operator 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WARREN, Herbert G. Herring Neck, Twillingate District 4765 22 Thomas Warren (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MEW, Percival Charles Shirley, Southhampton, England, United Kingdom 885 22 Charles Mew (p) Grocery salesman 1915 Methodist No No PDF
WILLIAMS, George Moulton Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 735 22 Nathaniel Williams (p) Fisherman 1914 No No
TOBIN, Peter Joseph 48 Codners Street, St. John's 3233 22 Mary Tobin (p) Sailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No
LEDREW, Sterling Cupids, Port de Grave District 5240 22 Elizabeth LeDrew (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GREENING, George Freeman Port Blandford, Bonavista District 1457 22 John Greening (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Fredman.
WOODEN, George Grand Bank, Burin District 5575 22 Thomas Wooden (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BOYLES, Robert Goulds, St. John's West District 5158 22 George Boyles (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANDREWS, David Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District 5038 22 Garland Andrews (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No