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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
TAYLOR, Albert William Change Island, Fogo District 5954 21 Benjamin Taylor (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HUTCHINGS, George S. 46 Scott Street, St. John's 8302 20 George P. Hutchings (p) Clerk 1917 Congregationalist No No
GULLIVER, Arthur 24 Tessier Place, St. John's 3162 19 Diana Noseworthy (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BENNETT, Hector Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 910 20 Luke Ab. Bennett (p) Cook 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
WARFORD, Stanley Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 4330 21 Selenia Warford (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
LLOYD, Robert Little Brook, Groswater Bay, Labrador 3955 19 James Lloyd (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNEY, Clement St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4286 18 Thomas Penney (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in surname: signatures are Penny; documents are Penney: Given name incorrectly recorded as Colin on several documents and previously transcribed as Colin; correct name is Clement.
RANDELL, Hezekiah Port Rexton, Trinity District 5357 22 Adam Randell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TREMBLETT, John Bonavista, Bonavista District 3782 18 Samuel Tremblett (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Tremlett
MCKAY, J. J. No information 0-145 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
DOODY, James David Crowdy Street, Carbonear, Carbonear District 2651 23 Mrs. David Doody (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, February 4, 1918 Originally enlisted with Royal Naval Reserve 1624X
MARKS, James Fox Island, Burgeo- LaPoile District 6298 19 Bertha Marks (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COSH, Archibald Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 3716 23 Mrs. J[?] Mary Cosh (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
MOORE, Gordon Martin 76 Circular Road, St. John's 2998 18 Laura Noore (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHORT, Newton Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5311 19 Israel Short (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HICKS, Mark Brown Roling [Rolling] Cove, Bonavista District 940 21 George L. Hicks (p) Fisherman 1915 No No
WHITE, James Catalina, Trinity District 4079 22 Sarah Jane (William) Manuel (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HALL, John Felix Cove, St. George District 4878 18 Daniel Hall (p) Fisherman 1918 No No
GOULDING, Thomas Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8291 34 Sarah A. Goulding (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Microfilm is incorrectly labelled as GOLDING.
NEVILLE, Ronald Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 2066 19 James Neville (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BARTLETT, Albert Southwest Arm, Bonavista Bay, Bonavista district 5530 21 Albert Bartlett (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BROWN, Aubrey Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 8385 47 Maggie E. Brown (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
HAWKER, Walter Clarke Carbonear, Carbonear District 0-265 - 1843 19 Manoah Hawker (p) Bank clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURTON, Willis G. Wards Harbour, Long Island, Twillingate District 3199 21 Joseph Burton Sr. (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, July 10, 1917
WALSH, Luke 129 Military Road, St. John's 8126 Patrick Walsh 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
MAHER, Peter 31 Cuddihy Street, St. John's 8298 18 Peter Maher (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MURRAY, William St. John's 1695 33 John Murray (o) Truckman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
GARDNER, Bernard Godfrey William Kent, England, United Kingdom 0-298 - 914 19 William Gardner (p) Wireless operator 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JONES, Leslie Exploits, Twillingate District 5280 19 Henry Jones (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
VIVIAN, William Flat Islands, Bonavista District 5178 22 Bessie Hapgood (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POLLETT, William Archibald New Harbour, Trinity District 1641 19 James Archibald Pollett (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
THISTLE, Howard Clarkes Head, Gander Bay, Fogo District 1661 20 Maurice Thistle (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTT, Samuel H. St. George, St. George District 3033 34 Susan Butt (p) Engineer 1916 Methodist No No
WHEELER, James St. John's 1432 23 Agnes Wheeler (p) Coal miner 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 21, 1916
DOYLE, George H. Buffalo, New York, USA 3071 38 Margaret Briggs (o) Painter and steam fitter 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service.
MASTERS, Reginald Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1366 28 Emma Masters (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
RIDGLEY, Hubert Little Bay West, Fortune District 2951 21 Edward Ridgley (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 See also service #3444, Charles Richards, for POW account
MORRIS, Samuel Goose Cove, Trinity District 3341 18 William Morris (p) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAKER, James Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 4825 19 Mrs. James Baker (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEEPING, Samuel Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4957 24 William Keeping (p) Steward 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURGE, William George Chanceport, Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District 2757 22 Thomas Burge (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
SPURRELL, Edwin Valleyfield, Bonavista District 2443 19 Joshua Spurell (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WEST, William Emeel 35 Angel Place, St. John's 25 21 Andrew J. West (p) Carpenter 1914 Methodist No No
SEYMOUR, Frank 71 Duckworth Street, St. John's 3374 32 Gertrude Seymour (p) Electrician 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCGILLVARY, William St. John's 976 18 Mrs. McGillvary (p) Engineer 1915 Presbyterian No No
DAY, John Old Shop, Trinity District 2157 20 Elmer Day (p) Iron worker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEGGE, Kenneth Gillesport, [Gales Port?], Twillingate District 2452 28 James Legge (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
STACEY, Wilson Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 5988 22 Albert Stacey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
NOSEWORTHY, Herman 160 Casey Street, St. John' s 354 19 John Noseworthy (p) Office Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
READER, Alexander Bonavista, Bonavista District 1135 20 William S. Reader (p) Letter carrier 1915 Methodist Yes No Sunday, February 25, 1917