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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
DOWNTON, Frederick T. 180 Pleasant Street, St. John's 1916 19 Mrs. Downton (p) Pattern maker 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KAVANAGH, William Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5777 20 James Kavanagh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NEWELL, Kenneth S. Bareneed, Port de Grave District 1692 21 John Newell Sr. (p) School teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
MARTIN, Henry New Perlican, Trinity District 5249 24 Elizabeth Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HIBBS, John Leslie Topsail, Harbour Main District 1496 20 Julia Hibbs (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, December 6, 1917
BELBIN, Charles Chesley 113 Cabot Street, St. John's 0-51 - 167 21 Jacob Belbin (p) Hardware clerk 1914 No No
MEAD, William Seal Cove, Hermitage Bay, Fortune district 8254 29 John Mead 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
MOORES, Jacob Flowers Cove, St. Barbe District 3416 19 George W. Moores (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
CONRAN, Michael Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 2209 21 James Conran (p) Papermaker 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, March 3, 1917
JACKMAN, William R. E. Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 4254 23 William Jackman Storekeeper 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially illegible due to fading.
ANDERSON, John British Harbour, Trinity District 4604 32 Abram Anderson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OAKLEY, Ronald Greenspond, Bonavista District 4527 18 George Oakley (p) Draftsman 1918 Methodist No No
REID, Howard Hearts Delight, Trinity District 3962 18 Lillian Reid (p) Operator 1917 Methodist No No
BOURGOIS, John Stephenville, St. George District 5991 24 Marcel Bourgois (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Bourgeois
SNOW, Edward Shearstown, Conception Bay, Harbour Grace District 5138 21 William Snow (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
PERRAN, William G. St. John's 1690 20 Mrs. Thomas Perran (p) Coachman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included
COLE, Samuel 30 Codner Street, St. John's 0-63 - 465 26 Mrs. Cole (p) 1914 Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 I
REES, William E. Bell Island, St. John's East District 4088 19 George Rees (p) Engine driver 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, October 27, 1918
MOULAND, Ammon Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 3806 21 Sarah (Isaac) Mouland (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
GARLAND, James W. Green Point, Fortune District 6044 23 Jeremiah Garland (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOONE, John 35 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 8233 28 Kate Boone (s) Teamster 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ROBERTS, John Burlington, Twillingate District 4042 18 Jane Roberts (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Friday, August 30, 1918
KEOUGH, Michael St. Josephs, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5647 19 Thomas Keough (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HURLEY, Robert Joseph 22 Buchanan Street, St. John's 2982 24 Catherine Green (p) Teamster 1916 Roman Catholic Yes Yes Friday, May 9, 1919 POW Date: 1917 Photograph of Hurley in full uniform included, photograph of grave-site included
BARRETT, Ernest Bishops Cove, Harbour Grace District 4725 18 Bertram Barrett (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16
GREAVES, Arthur H. 9 Garrison Hill, St. John's 0-136 - 2809 29 Henry E. Greaves (p) Accountant 1916 Methodist No No I.
POTTS, Brian Wildridge Millertown, Twillingate District 3060 - 8093 21 Jane A. Potts (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers for Newfoundland Forestry Companies and the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. See also service # 8093; Brian Wildridge Potts originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917 and transferred to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in 1918.
WISEMAN, Charles Hearts Delight, Trinity District 2000 19 Edith Wiseman (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
DAWE, George Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 1221 18 Sarah Dawe (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
NOONAN, Henry Colton St. John's 839 25 Edward Noonan (p) Clerk 1914 Congregationalist Yes No Friday, August 26, 1921 Discrepancy in name - Coulton
GILLETT, Philip Exploits, Twillingate District 1697 20 Walter Gillett (o) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, June 20, 1917
HEALEY, John Joseph 48 Cookstown Road, St. John's 2748 18 Michael Healey (p) Express driver 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
HANN, James J. Lamaline, Burin District 5498 18 Milanda [Melina] Hann (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, Michael Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2282 19 James Kelly (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
LEWIS, Francis Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 8267 24 Winnifred Lewis (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, Edward William Fogo, Fogo District 1567 23 Phoebe Butler (p) Fireman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
COISH, Harold Gordon Ladle Cove, Fogo District 1400 20 Maud Coish (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
LITTLE, Theopilues Bonavista, Bonavista District 1292 20 James Little (p) Fisherman 1915 Salvation Army No No
MORRIS, John Albert Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2152 19 Elizabeth Morris (p) Paper makers help 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DYER, Walter Logy Bay, St. John's East District 4616 21 Ellen Downton (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CAVE, Absalom Change Islands, Fogo District 4395 24 William Cave (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLANCEY, Michael Newtown Road, St. John's 4478 18 John Clancey (p) Longshoreman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PAUL, Reginald J. Burin North, Burin District 731 20 Amelia Paul (s) Storekeeper 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ELLIS, Thomas 28 Feild Street, St. John's 2288 18 Mary Ellis (p) Grocer 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16
SHEPPARD, William Pools Island, Bonavista District 2012 22 George Sheppard (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
CRAMM, Charles Botwood, Twillingate District 4148 18 Samuel Cramm (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
SMITH, Edward Manuels, Harbour Main District 5164 18 Edward Smith (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MERCER, Edward Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 5301 24 Isaac Mercer (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LEPAGE, Manuel Ship Cove, St. George District 3179 18 Claude LePage (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
PILGRIM, Allan St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District 1850 19 Henry Pilgrim (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917 Includes will for service # 3130 Lewis Pilgrim