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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
HORWOOD, Albert Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2298 19 William Horwood (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Tuesday, May 1, 1917 POW Date: 1917
SMYTH, Michael Frank 26 Colonial Street, St. John's 512 35 Margaret Smyth (s) Longshoreman 1914 No No
ALISON, John New Bridge, Salmonier, Placentia-St. Mary's District 6013 18 John Alison (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HANCOCK, John James Cove, Bonavista District 946 21 Amelia Rowbottom [Roebotham?] (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PITTMAN, John Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 3997 19 William Pittman (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No Variant spelling of name: Pitman
SPENCER, Allan R. Fortune, Burin District 5564 21 John Spencer (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
THORNHILL, Charles C. Point Crewe, Lamaline, Burin District 4958 18 Benjamin J. Thornhill (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCGRATH, Thomas Bernard. 40 Carters Hill, St. John's 0-222-128 19 Ronald McGrath (o) Engineer 1914 No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917
CARTER, Cyril Boyd 7 Church Hill, St. John's 0-95 H.D. Carter (p) 1915 No No Attestation papers not included.
COOPER, Lewis Rowsell Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-100 - 2913 33 Gwendolyn Muriel Cooper (s) Estate agent 1916 No No
BILLARD, Victor Llewelyn Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2494 18 William Billard (p) Telegraph operator 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variation in name: Billiard
SMITH, Aaron Apsey Brook, Smith Sound,Trinity District 5637 20 John Thomas Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MOULTON, John Burin, Burin District 3936 19 Thomas J. Moulton (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
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
COMBDEN, Walter Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District 3909 28 Eliza Combden (p) Teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PAYNE, Wilson Winterhouse Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5649 23 Edward Payne (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOSS, Robert Salvage, Bonavista District 8447 33 Frederick Moss (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CRANE, Nathaniel Middle Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District 5276 21 William Crane (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JANES, Darcie Hubert Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2836 18 George Nathan Janes (p) Blacksmith 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, December 4, 1917
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
ROBERTS, Walter Graham Lakeview Avenue, St. John's 368 19 John Roberts (p) Grocer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SIMMS, Alfred Long Island, Twillingate District 8425 42 Virtue Simms (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
CUMMINS, Frederick St. John's 1349 19 Laura Cummins (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist No No
JOYCE, William Salmonier, Burin Bay Arm, Burin District 1952 18 Christopher Joyce (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Friday, September 8, 1916
MURRIN, Walter Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1412 19 William Murrin (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STEAD, Ernest Port Blandford, Bonavista District 2338 23 John Stead (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No No
BEASAU, Matthew Three Rock Cove, Port au Port, St. George District 4938 18 Edward Beasau (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancies in spelling of name: Beasau, Besaw, Beason
LEGROW, Herbert 3 George Street, St. John's 3441 18 Joseph LeGrow (p) Marble cutter 1917 Methodist No No
RONAYNE, Paul F. Tors Cove, Ferryland District 3344 25 Edward Ronayne (p) Station agent 1916 Roman Catholic 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.
OLIVER, Jeremiah Gull Island, Bay de Verde District 5330 21 Andrew Oliver (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HIPDITCH, John Paradise, Placentia-St. Marys District 240 28 George Hipditch (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: Hepditch
TOMS, Augustus Kings Point, Twillingate District 2561 23 Esau Toms (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Thursday, February 1, 1917
RIDEOUT, James W. Cape John, Gull Island, Twillingate District 5903 21 George Rideout (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DILLON, Thomas Little Bay, Twillingate District 5536 25 John Dillon (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic 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
PHILLIPS, Herbert 76 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 4391 19 James J. Phillips (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Frederick Durrells Arm, Twillingate District 1481 22 Edward (of David) White Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
STROUDE, Fred Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 1325 & 8083 21 Priscilla Stroude (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No additional service records under Regimental number 8083.
SAMMS, William Thomas Codroy, St. George District 2049 22 Mrs. J. Bragg (p) Fireman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
UPWARD, Robert Harry's Harbour, Green Bay, Twillingate district 1195 24 Leander Upward (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
BARNES, Lewis Harbour Mille, Fortune District 6308 21 Charles Barnes (p) Fisherman 1918 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
ROWSELL, Gordon Glenwood, Twillingate District 1466 19 Emma Rowsell (p) Railroad sectionman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
COLLINS, Leo Catalina, Trinity District 4637 18 Eli Collins (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HILLIER, Leo Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District 3170 29 George Hillier (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No
GOSSE, Thomas Joseph St. John's 1051 21 Samuel Gosse (p) Wireless operator 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
MURRAY, Archibald Adams Cove, Bay de Verde District 2733 21 Edward Murray (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917