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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 Enlistment Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendationssort descending Notes
IVANY, Alexander 59 Freshwater Road, St. John's N/A 18 Drummer 1919 No No Attestation papers not included. No service number. Listed as drummer (special).
OUTERBRIDGE, Norman A. St. John's 0-98 Mary Outerbridge (s) 1916 Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 See file "GN 19.7, Joseph Outerbridge: correspondence concerning prisoners of war" for information relating to this soldier's status; he had died behind enemy lines and was not a POW. Attestation papers not included
ANTLE, Daniel Fox Cove, Burin District 2954 30 Henry Antle (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
RANDELL, Hezekiah Port Rexton, Trinity District 5357 22 Adam Randell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCGRATH, William Delbys Cove, Trinity District 4994 19 John McGrath (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, June 11, 1918 See service #4494 for additional misfiled documents
RYAN, Joseph F. Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4747 24 Darius Ryan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TREMBLETT, John Bonavista, Bonavista District 3782 18 Samuel Tremblett (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Tremlett
CORMEY, George Codroy, St. George District 1407 23 Mary Cormey (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, William W. Kings Cove, Bonavista District 2435 26 Samuel Brown (p) Steward 1916 Methodist No No
SMITH, Aaron Apsey Brook, Smith Sound,Trinity District 5637 20 John Thomas Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HAMLIN, Stewart Crow Head, Twillingate District 5609 20 Daniel Hamlin (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, June 19, 1918 recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Daniel Stewart Hamlin
TAYLOR, Richard H. 5 Maxse Street, St. John's 1973 21 C.F. Taylor (p) Accountant 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
CANDOW, William St. John's 1510 25 David Candow (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No
WHITE, James Catalina, Trinity District 4079 22 Sarah Jane (William) Manuel (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROBERTS, Frank 7 Balsam Street, St. John's 383 22 Samuel Roberts (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 23, 1915
BRIEN, William Quidi Vidi, St. John's East District 4551 20 Mary Brien (p) Truckman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GILLINGHAM, Jacob Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 8060 23 Bridget Gillingham (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WELSH, Richard Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 1609 22 Sarah Welsh (p) Lumberman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
FAGAN, William J. Foxtrap, Harbour Main District 5763 19 George Fagan (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOMER, Joshua Carbonear, Carbonear District 3961 18 Joseph Homer (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Homan.
ABBOTT, Noah Bonavista, Bonavista District 5846 23 Robert Abbott (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WALSH, Luke 129 Military Road, St. John's 8126 Patrick Walsh 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
YATES, Gordon Bemister 7 Balsam Street, St. John's 570 23 Annie Yates (p) Sailor 1914 No No
MORGAN, George Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District 2867 20 Abram Morgan (p) Farmer 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
MAHER, Peter 31 Cuddihy Street, St. John's 8298 18 Peter Maher (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
VERE-HOLLOWAY, Henry (Harry) Boyce St. John's 2170 18 Edward Holloway (p): Should read: Edward Vere-Holloway Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling: entered repeatedly in records as Vere-Halloway
BRADBURY, George Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4714 19 Mrs. Rebecca Bradbury (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
LEGROW, Herbert 3 George Street, St. John's 3441 18 Joseph LeGrow (p) Marble cutter 1917 Methodist No No
JEDDORE, Peter J. Conne River, Fortune District 3537 19 Noel Jeddore (p) Trapper 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Jeddose, P. and Geddore R.
TAYLOR, George Hayward 5 Maxse Street, St. John's 0-102 - 28 22 Eugene F. Taylor (p) Draper 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BENNETT, William Lewisporte, Twillingate District 4139 22 James Bennett (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
WHEELER, James St. John's 1432 23 Agnes Wheeler (p) Coal miner 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 21, 1916
COX, Arthur Gaultois, Fortune District 5560 19 Lizzie Knott (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRAKE, John A. St. Pauls Bay, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3411 25 John Brake (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, William P. Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1605 1915 No No Attestation papers not included
SKANES, William North River, Port de Grave District 5918 20 Patrick Skanes (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EDWARDS, James 50 Gower Street, St. John's 3756 27 Richard Edwards (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SPURRELL, Edwin Valleyfield, Bonavista District 2443 19 Joshua Spurell (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MYRICK, John 12 Nunnery Hill, St. John's 99 19 Patrick Myrick (p) Baker 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, December 10, 1915
WEST, William Emeel 35 Angel Place, St. John's 25 21 Andrew J. West (p) Carpenter 1914 Methodist No No
FRENCH, Frederick Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 4503 18 Bertha French (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOONAN, Edward Mortimer 235 Southside Road, St. John's 666 24 James L. Noonan (p) Telegraph operator 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WATTS, Arthur Brigus, Port de Grave District 641 23 John Watts (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DUCEY, Patrick Keels, Bonavista District 4489 23 Mrs. Thomas Ducey (p) Mining 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BASTOW, William Augustus Pennywell Road, St. John's 676 21 Francis Bastow Farmer 1914 Presbyterian No No
READER, Alexander Bonavista, Bonavista District 1135 20 William S. Reader (p) Letter carrier 1915 Methodist Yes No Sunday, February 25, 1917
NOEL, Gaden Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 6334 21 Eleazer Noel (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUDDY, James Epworth, Burin District 3876 18 William Huddy (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
SNOW, Robert Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 2565 19 Thomas Snow (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
PELLEY, Willis Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 4276 19 Jethro Pelley (p) Fireman 1917 Methodist No No