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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
WRIGHT, George Henry Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2131 33 Mrs. Wright (s) Musician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
PARKER, John Joseph 1 Garrison Hill, St. John's 0-305 - 3887 33 James Francis Parker (p) Manufacturer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MITCHELL, Lawrence Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 8373 33 Elizabeth Mitchell (s) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ROBINSON, John Joseph 202 Water Street, St. John's 480 33 Mary Ann Cahill Robinson (p) Restaurant proprietor 1914 Roman Catholic No No I
BROWN, Robert Salvage Bay, Labrador 4673 33 Henry Brown (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CROCKER, Boyd St. John's 1529 33 Mrs. Aubrey J. Crocker (p) Draper 1915 No No PDF
WHITE, Dougald 5 Central Street, St. John's 37 33 Annie White (s) Dry goods clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCASKILL, John Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada 8221 33 Mary McAskill (p) Boilermaker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BUTCHER, Ernest 5 Howe Place, St. John's 430 33 Julia Butcher (s) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
MCDONALD, Patrick Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 1490 33 Richard McDonald (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
OROURKE, Michael St. John's 1596 33 Margaret O'Rourke (s) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SHEPPARD, William A. Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 8136 33 Clementine Sheppard (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BRACE, James Joseph St. John's 969 33 Mary Brace (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.
TUFF, George Beverley 58 Gower Street, St. John's 2 33 George Tuff (p) Commercial traveller 1914 Presbyterian No No
HERDER, Arthur John 40 Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 0-61 - 1863 33 William J. Herder (p) Barrister at law 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, December 1, 1917
CORCORAN, Laurence St. John's 1635 32 Laurence Corcoran (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
OLEARY, James Joseph 21 Scott Street, St. John's 391 32 Catherine O'Leary (p) Shoemaker 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SEXTON, John Francis St. John's 2068 32 Hettie Sexton (s) Draper 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SEYMOUR, Frank 71 Duckworth Street, St. John's 3374 32 Gertrude Seymour (p) Electrician 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NIPPARD, Charles Springdale, Twillingate District 8199 32 John T. Walshman (o) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANDERSON, John British Harbour, Trinity District 4604 32 Abram Anderson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NIPPARD, Charles Springdale, Twillingate District 8199 32 John T. Walshman (o) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ELLIOTT, Adam Lewisporte, Twillingate District 8069 32 Edith Elliott (o) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
ROBERTS, Frederick George Change Islands, Fogo District 440 32 Solomon Roberts (p) Salesman 1914 Methodist No No
CAHILL, John Joseph St. John's 966 32 Edward Croke (o) Fireman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes Yes Wednesday, July 5, 1916 PDF POW Date: 1916 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.
HUSSEY, Benjamin 51 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 4325 32 Anne (Ed.) Hussey (p) Carpenter 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BIRD, Silas Cartwright, Labrador 1769 32 John Bird (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GRIEVE, Robert Cecil 24 Monkstown Road, St. John's 13 32 Beatrice Grieve (s) Merchant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also contains attestation papers of service #3424, #3422 and #2807.
FOWLER, James Francis Salmonier [Placentia- St.Mary's District?] 311 32 Mary Fowler (p) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger. Discrepancy in name: Fowlow
EVANS, Robert Ellis Trefuent, Wales, United Kingdom 0-54 - 2845 32 John Evans (p) Draper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
EBSARY, Samuel Joseph 89 Southside Road, St. John's 0-110 - 501 32 Newman Ebsary (p) Storekeeper 1914 Yes No Sunday, October 15, 1916
ROMAINE, Benjamin Bonavista, Bonavista District 4829 32 Mrs. George Romaine (p) Miner 1918 Salvation Army No No
RONAN, Thomas St. John's 2041 32 Elizabeth Ronan (o) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
RODGER, William 84 Barnes Road, St. John's 4311 32 Alexander Rodger (p) Merchant 1918 Presbyterian No No
HUSTINS, Plemon New Bay, Twillingate District 4329 32 Jacob Hustins (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - signature is Hustins, forms completed as Hustons. See # 4339 Job Carter for 15 pages of misfiled correspondence related to # 4329.
MASON, Hugh Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2133 32 Mrs. Mason (s) Musician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
MURPHY, Edward Patrick Catalina, Trinity District 1252 32 Mr. Murphy (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
ELLIOTT, Alfred Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 4040 32 Bertram Elliott (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MANSFIELD, James J. 119 New Gower Street, St. John's 3041 32 May Mansfield (p) Sailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1269X
VINNICOMBE, John Joseph 35 Cook Street, St. John's 8010 32 Mary Ellen Fowler (o) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
REID, Levi Ireland Bight, Hare Bay, St. Barbe District 1873 32 George Reid(p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JONES, Arthur Broad Cove [St. Phillips], St. John's West District 1806 32 Susannah (p) Farmer 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BRAGG, Robert Shamblers Cove, Bonavista District 2863 32 Daniel Bragg (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WELLS, Alfred 2 Rossiters Lane, St. John's 416 32 Mr. Wells (p) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENT, William 34 Spencer Street, St. John's 8413 32 Elizabeth Kent (s) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
JENSEN, Jens William Harbour Breton, Fortune District 569 32 Mrs. Jensen (p) Storekeeper 1914 No No
PATEY, William Wallis St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District 1857 32 Joseph Patey (p) Fisherman 1915 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
TUCKER, Arthur Elliston, Trinity District - 60 Mullock Street, St. John's 3203 32 Mary Tucker (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LILLY, Augustus Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's 194 32 George A. Lilly (p) Carpenter 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
FIFIELD, Joseph Bonavista, Bonavista District 4823 31 Mrs. Thomas Fifield (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No