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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
OREILLY, P. Joseph 0-147 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; incorrect information in service ledger Notes: Listed as instructor (musketry). Notes: Information in service ledger is incorrect; information for 0-236 J.B. O'Reilly, RAMC was duplicated as being 0-147 Joseph O'Reilly
OBRIEN, Thomas Joseph Blackmarsh Road, St. John's 657 21 Richard O'Brien (p) Water worker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BAVIS, John T. Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District 5117 23 Veronica Bavis (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BUCKLEY, James Botwood, Twillingate District 4274 24 John Buckley (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918
BENNETT, William St. John's 1229 30 William Bennett (p) Tinsmith 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
DAWE, George Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 1221 18 Sarah Dawe (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
PIKE, Joseph St. Lawrence, Burin District 8445 19 Alfred Pike (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SEYMOUR, Heber Fred Gooseberry Island, Bonavista District 3163 19 Lucy Parsons (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KNIGHT, Frank Scott St. John's 1659 19 Charles Knight (p) Barber 1915 Methodist No No
KELLAND, Malcolm Winterton, Trinity District 5243 19 Peter Kelland (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCDONALD, George Hunts Island, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5190 20 Daniel McDonald (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUTCHINGS, William Stanley Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3796 23 Sarah Hutchings (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
POWER, William 14 Hunts Lane, St. John's 5447 27 William Power (p) Longshoreman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TITFORD, Grant Bennett Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 3445 18 Jessie Titford (p) Student 1917 No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
WILLIAMS, Weston Forest Pond, Goulds, St. John's West District 3312 18 Matthew Williams (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
LEARNING, Samuel John St. John's 1620 18 Absalom Joseph Learning (p) Cooper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, July 4, 1916
REID, Hubert H. Old Shop, Trinity District 5304 23 Elizabeth (James) Reid (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
GEORGE, Edward Curling, St. George District 5409 20 Edward George (p) FIsherman 1918 Methodist No No
HEWITT, Alexander Barr'd Island, Fogo District 5726 22 Henry Hewitt (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
AYLWARD, Richard Fermeuse, Ferryland District 6316 24 Annie Aylward (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BARNES, Lawrence 157 New Gower Street, St. John's 528 24 William Barnes (p) Labourer 1914 Presbyterian Yes No Tuesday, August 14, 1917
PERRY, Reuben Oliver River of Ponds, Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 3118 19 John Henry (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 24, 1917
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
MORRISEY, Bernard Brigus, Port de Grave District 4077 18 James Morrisey (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Morrissey
SAUNDERS, William Long Pond, Harbour Main District 3860 20 Charles Saunders (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Contains a misfiled document relating to service # 3866 Simeon Ford; Contains seven documents marked as service # 3860 but with name Clarence Saunders (# 3583).
HAYWARD, Harry Bonavista, Bonavista District 4845 19 Mrs. Alfred Hayward (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
FOLEY, Michael Fortune, Burin District 4061 20 Pierce Foley (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
STOKES, H.F. 0-175 1916 No No Transferred to 1st Newfoundland Regiment at Ayr from Royal Irish Fusiliers.
HARRIS, Samuel Gander Bay South, Fogo District 2676 21 George Harris (o) Mill hand 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PAYNE, John Harbour Round, St. Barbe District 6014 21 John Payne (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, James M. Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4317 22 Michael Power (p) School teacher 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918
HATCH, Alphonsus Red Head Cove, Bay de Verde District 5314 23 Patrick Hatch (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GOODWIN, Stephen New Melbourne, Trinity District 3707 21 Reuben Goodwin (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
WOODS, John S. 68 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 2146 20 S. Woods (p) Student 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
WALSH, Thomas St. Brendans, Bonavista District 6091 21 Ellen Walsh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STEELE, Owen William 100 Water Street, St. John's 0-89 - 326 27 Samuel Owen Steele (p) 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 8, 1916 I - See also service #0-78 -395.
CHANNING, Hubert 60 New Gower Street, St. John's 4753 22 Lewis Channing (p) Salesman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, Taylor Trout River, St. Barbe District 3916 18 William Parsons (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
ANDERSON, Eli Codroy, St. George District 6188 20 John Anderson (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PENNELL, John J. Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District 4947 19 William Pennell (p) School teacher 1918 Methodist No No
DODGE, Frederick Flemming, Fortune Bay, Fortune district 5360 20 Edward Dodge (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HISCOCK, William Winterton, Trinity District 5347 22 Samuel Hiscock (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SOPER, Willis Lady Cove, Trinity District 4243 18 Henry Soper (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
LANGDON, William J. Norris Arm, Twillingate District 2426 37 Eli Langdon (p) Fisherman 1916 No No
QUIGLEY, Edward W. Bell Island, St. John's East District 4641 21 Peter Quigley (p) Blacksmith 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DOYLE, James St. Brides, Placentia-St. Marys District 5408 20 Elizabeth Doyle (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HANN, Thomas Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3018 21 John Henry Hann (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STUDLEY, Sidney Indian Burying Place, Twillingate District 5678 23 Henry Studley (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HUNT, Kenneth Wesleyville, Bonavista District 8159 23 James Hunt (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
MUNN, Robert Stewart Errol St. John's 787 18 W.A. Munn (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No