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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
FORD, Elias Charlottetown, Bonavista District 2709 22 William Ford (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist Yes Yes Sunday, September 2, 1917 POW Date: 1917
NOSEWORTHY, Albert Water St., Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1190 22 Joseph Noseworthy (p) 1915 No No
ANDREWS, Albert 249 Water Street West, St. John's 2345 18 Robert Andrews (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist No No
WELLS, Raymond Chesley Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2889 24 Robert James Wells (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLLINS, James Jerseyside, Placentia-St. Marys District 567 19 John R. Collins (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
HORAN, Lawrence 267 Southside, St. John's 1860 P. Horan (p) Marine engineer 1915 Roman Catholic No No Transferred to 1st Newfoundland Regiment from the King's Liverpool Regiment. Includes attestation papers for Territorial Force (#4038). Age of Enlistment: 16 1/2
LOCKYEAR, Jeremiah Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 5913 20 Joseph Lockyer (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SHAW, William James Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District 4278 23 John Shaw (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MCLEAN, Murdock Gilles Port, Gros Water Bay, Labrador 3956 24 Malcolm McLean (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
WARFORD, Stanley Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 4330 21 Selenia Warford (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BUGDEN, William Britannia Cove, Trinity District 6098 20 John Bugden (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
KING, Benjamin Louis Old Bonaventure, Trinity District 4093 Phoebe Pitcher (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
WHITE, Frederick Durrells Arm, Twillingate District 1481 22 Edward (of David) White Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ROWSELL, Gordon Glenwood, Twillingate District 1466 19 Emma Rowsell (p) Railroad sectionman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
COOK, Hector Henry White Hills, St. John's 1968 21 Henry Cook (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DRAKE, David St. Lawrence, Burin District 3025 21 Patrick Drake (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MCDONALD, John Conne River, Fortune District 3765 19 John McDonald (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SIMMS, Leaton St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 1243 20 Mary Ann Simms (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 See # 1034 for additional document.
BYRNE, Alexander 8 Alexander Street, St. John's 667 21 Edward Byrne (p) Shoemaker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
EBSARY, Hubert Edgar 147 Southside Road, St. John's 339 24 Stephen Elias Ebsary (p) Cooper 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, December 1, 1915
JONES, John Criccieth, Wales, United Kingdom 6161 19 Edward Jones (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRENCUN - BRENTON, Arthur Williamsport, St. Barbe District 6023 24 William Brencun (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Arthur Brenton is listed as a resident of Williamsport in the 1935 and 1945 Newfoundland census; attestation paper gives spelling as Brenceen. Variant spelling: Brencun, Brensun.
TOUCHINGS, John Pass Island, Fortune District 6136 24 John Touching (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLES, Simeon Blackhead Cove, Fogo District 3551 26 Selina (Humphrey) Coles (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COSTELLO, Reuben Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 1835 19 Henry Costello (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Richard
SCOTT, Nicholas Buffalo, New York, USA 3070 35 Julia Snyder (o) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service.
ONEILL, William Pennywell Road, St. John's 2442 18 Arthur O'Neill (o) Assistant steward 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, Aubrey Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 8385 47 Maggie E. Brown (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
MULLETT, Lewis Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 6239 20 Elizabeth Day (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
HARRIS, Walter Hermitage Cove, Fortune District 5581 19 John Harris (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PEARCEY, Ralph 16 Flowers Hill, St. John's 8019 21 Mary Ann Pearcey (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RYAN, Augustus Mussel Point, St. Marys District 6211 22 Katie Ryan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCCARTHY, John Belleview, Trinity District 6008 20 Owen McCarthy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BARTON, John Goulds, St. John's West District 1485 28 Annie Barton (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
FARRELL, Joseph Bay du Nord, Fortune District 5559 20 William Farrell (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CUMMINGS, Arthur St. John's 815 20 Charles Cummings (p) Tailor 1914 Methodist Yes Yes Saturday, April 14, 1917 POW date: 1917 See service #1482, Gideon Harland Lane, for further information relating to the circumstances of this soldier's death.
DAY, William 52 Alexander Street, St. John's 4407 19 Annie Day (o) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
CHAULK, George Burnt Island [district unknown] 5337 21 James Chalk (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as John Chalk.
MOLLOY, John St. Lawrence, Burin District 2339 25 Joseph Molloy (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic - Church of England No No Discrepancy in religion
FRAMPTON, Harry Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2198 19 Mrs. George Frampton (p) Wood barker 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
RANDELL, William Coney Arm, St. Barbe District 5623 22 Rosanna Hines (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STENLAKE, Wilfrid Down Guernsey, Channel Islands, England, United Kingdom 0-139 - 415 22 Alfred Stenlake (p) Probationer (theological) 1914 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Wilfred; signature is Wilfrid.
TILLEY, Edward Upper Battery Road, St. John's 5727 19 George Tilley (p) Engine man 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RANKIN, Eric B. 51 Longs Hill, St. John's 4474 22 Catherine Rankin (p) Banker 1918 Presbyterian No No
REID, Edmund Dildo, Trinity District 2187 21 Mrs. Herbert Pretty (o) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
SIMMONDS, Kenneth 273 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 4615 24 Levi Simmonds (p) Carpenter 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Symonds, Simmons.
JONES, Ephraim Laurenceton, Twillingate District 2324 21 Mrs. E. A. Jones (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
PENNEY, Robert 36 Hutching Street, St. John's 559 23 Edward Penney (p) Blacksmith 1914 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, March 20, 1918 Variant spelling of name - Penny
SNOOK, Alfred Battle Harbour, Labrador 4676 24 Mary Snook (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITEWAY, Amaziah Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 5237 26 Cornelius Whiteway (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No