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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
RYAN, Chesley Round Harbour, Twillingate District 5690 18 Thomas Ryan (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, January 9, 1919
PATEY, Isaac Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 8186 26 Theophilus Patey (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SEVIOUR, George Richard 6 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 1151 21 Martha Seviour (p) Insurance clerk 1915 No No
LACEY, Roland Stephen St. John's 77 28 William Lacey (p) Fisherman-miner 1914 Methodist No No
MCCARTHY, Daniel Terrenceville, Fortune District 2993 20 Mrs. Michael McCarthy (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
ELLIOTT, George Happy Adventure, Bonavista District 2737 24 Alex Elliott (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, December 2, 1917
CRANFORD, James 3 Gilbert Street, St. John's 2221 26 William Cranford (p) Printer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Previously transcribed as Crawford; Listed as Cranford in CWGC; Variant spelling of name: Craniford.
THOMPSON, Lionel Hesilden St. John's - Doncaster, England, United Kingdom 802 23 Daniel Thompson (p) Draper 1914 Methodist No No Discrepancy in religion.
CHATER - CHEATER, Norman Greenspond, Bonavista District 3634 20 Charles Chater (p) Paper maker 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Chayter, Chaytor, Chater, Cheator. Attested for short service.
MOAKLER, Francis Stephen St. John's 1651 18 Thomas Moakler (p) Telegraph checker 1915 Roman Catholic No No
OKE, Edward Langdon Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2303 22 William A. Oke (p) Bank clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COMPTON, Charles Griquet, St. Barbe District 5350 19 Elizabeth Compton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LAWLOR, James St. Phillips, St. John's West District 5036 25 James Lawlor (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No See Regt. # 5086 for misfiled document
HEARN, Augustine St. John's 1024 19 Sarah Hearn (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
PENNEY, John Robert Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde District 2006 30 Jethro Penney (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
HUTCHINGS, Albert Whitbourne, Trinity District 8370 24 Ambrose Hutchings (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOLLETT, James Port au Bras, Burin District 1109 20 Jane Hollett Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARTLETT, Joseph Patrick Turks Gut, Port de Grave District 629 20 Mrs. John Bartlett Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WHITE, Willis New Perlican, Trinity District 5376 20 George White (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OBRIEN, Andrew Joseph Topsail, Harbour Main District 1375 19 Mary O'Brien (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917.
TAVERNER, Henry Hearts Content, Trinity District 3316 18 Mrs. Henry Rowe (p) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16 ; Discrepancy in spelling of name - Tavener, Tavenor.
QUINTON, Augustus Red Cliff, Bonavista District 2195 19 William Quinton (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, November 19, 1916
BOUCHER, Charles Mussel Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District 5932 20 George Boucher (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Boutcher, Boucher.
LEE, Benjamin Grand Bank, Burin District 4082 18 Mrs. E.H. Lee (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No See service record 1134.
BROWN, George Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District 5931 19 Hannah Mariah Brown (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, November 2, 1918 Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Albert George Brown.
KENNEDY, Hughie 122 Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's 5943 19 George Kennedy (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PITTMAN, Arthur Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 3400 22 George Pittman (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
OAKLEY, Walter H. Port Blandford, Bonavista District 8095 24 Samuel R. Oakley (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
RABBITTS, William Arnold Hearts Content, Trinity District 4191 20 Malcolm Rabbitts (p) Telegraph operator 1917 Methodist No No
DICKS, George Belleoram, Fortune District 1402 18 Martha Dicks (p) Steward 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BLACKWOOD, Bertram Brookfield, Bonavista District 5145 19 Martin Blackwood (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
YOUNG, Francis Bank Head, St. George District 3960 19 R. Young (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BURTON, John Durrells Arm, Twillingate District 2947 23 Alfred Burton (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
LEE, Thomas Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 8206 22 Samuel Lee (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OTOOLE, Allan Caplin Bay, Ferryland District 3073 18 Mary O'Toole (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service
BAKER, Nero Hearts Content, Trinity District 5041 26 John Baker (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, February 3, 1919
SOMERTON, Solomon Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 8161 27 Thomas Somerton (p) Donkey man 1917 CE No No
AYLWARD, Nicholas Topsail Road, St. John's 4766 19 Michael Aylward (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GILLIS, Roderick V. Highlands, St. George District 4235 30 Archibald Gillis (p) Farmer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HALL, Chesley 261 Theatre Hill, St. John's 4157 18 George Hall (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LUSCOMBE, Herbert 9 British Square, St. John's 1978 20 Andrew Luscombe (p) Draper 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
BOONE, Edgar Burnt Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 1674 18 Fred Boone (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
CHAFE, Archibald H. Goulds St. John's West District 8408 22 Alfred Chafe (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, Brendon Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 4981 22 Rachael Murphy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GOULD, Thomas Bartlett's Harbour, St. Barbe District 8179 20 Eugene Gould (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MOYST, Edward 9 Temperance Street, St. John's 4654 29 Jane Moyst (nee Legge) (s) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MULLALY, James Pearce Avenue-Blackmarsh Road, St. John's 8292 27 Bridget Mullaly (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
GREEN, Leo 13 Coronation Street, St. John's 4879 18 Patrick Green (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Greene.
DEVOE, Vincent Grand River, Codroy, St. George District 5858 19 Marcellian Devoe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RICKETTS, George Middle Arm, Seal Cove, St. Barbe District 1703 18 John Ricketts (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917