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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
HALLADAY, Hubert Britannia, Trinity District 3240 18 John Halladay (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
ABBOTT, Alexander Summerville, Bonavista District 5352 22 Joseph Abbott (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MALONEY, Joseph Francis 291 Water Street, St. John's 385 26 John Maloney (p) Stove fitter 1914 Roman Catholic No No I
REID, Charles 17 Cook Street, St. John's 671 29 George L. Reid (p) Grocer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PARSONS, William Codroy, St. George District 4860 20 James Parsons (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WESTERN, William 61 George Street, St. John's 0-242 - 2570 21 Mrs. Phillip Western (p) Packer 1916 Methodist No No
BUTLER, Ignatius Joseph St. George, St. George District 1442 19 Mary C. Butler (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
COLE, Bertram Bell Island, St. John's East District 4630 18 John Cole (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers also found on Reel 261 preceding Service # 4601
DWYER, Patrick Holyrood, Harbour Main District 3927 24 John Dwyer (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HAYLEY, Robert Bonavista, Bonavista District 489 25 Mary Hayley (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Healey, Hayly
MORRIS, Riley Kenneth Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3113 20 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Morris (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also service #2849, Rupert Morris, for will of Riley Morris
FILLIER, Frank Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 1377 18 Thomas Filler (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MCGILLVARY, Thomas 124 Barnes Road, St. John's n/a Bertha McGillvary (s) 1915 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as musketry instructor (special).
HODDINOTT, Walter J. Indian Islands, Fogo District 8091 18 Mary Ann Hoddinott (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BUTLER, Thomas Charles Middle Bight, Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 2990 28 William Butler (o) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, March 2, 1917
PALFREY, William 8 Queen Street, St. John's 4466 18 Mrs. A. Palfrey (p) Barber 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PINSENT, Stephen E. Ladle Cove, Fogo District 4351 29 Tobias Pinsent (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
ELLIS, John Joseph 359 Southside Road, St. John's 443 21 John Joseph Ellis (p) Stonemason 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WILLAR, Harry 9 Bond Street, St. John's 8420 24 Wilhelmina Willar (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
SHEPPARD, William Catalina, Trinity District 5914 22 Simeon Sheppard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) 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
SMITH, Edward Dildo, Trinity District 5221 21 Jacob Smith (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MERCER, Nathan Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 2180 23 Elijah Mercer (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 21, 1917
HARVEY, Henry 25 Carew Street, St. John's 2336 21 William Harvey (p) Carpenter 1916 Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BURTON, Azarella La Scie, St. Barbe District 5611 22 Moses Burton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CAINES, Isaac Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 1619 20 Michael Caines (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLOUTER, Arthur Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 6005 20 Elizabeth Clouter (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SAUNDERS, Alonzo Cape Cove, Fogo District 6028 21 Edward Saunders (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OUELLETTE, Charles Quebec, Canada 3040 18 Peter Oulette (p) Marine Fireman 1916 Roman Catholic No No Previously transcribed as Oulette
HANEY/HEANEY, James Patrick 46 Barnes Road, St. John's 476 21 Kitty Haney (o) Printer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Entered in CWGC as Heaney
VOISEY, Richard Herbert 3 York Street, St. John's 152 21 Thomas R. Voisey (p) Hardware clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STRIDE, Albert Botwood, Twillingate District 1638 18 John Stride (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No
WEBB, Leonard Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District 2675 20 John Webb (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, October 20, 1918
TURNER, James Topsail Road, St. John's 5250 18 Thomas Turner (p) Operator 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DODD, William St. John's 1027 22 Matthew Dodd (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WORKMAN, Wilson Hearts Delight, Trinity District 5839 24 Henry Workman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUNT, Albert Fair Island, Bonavista District 5011 20 Eli Hunt (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FIFIELD, Isaac Bonavista, Bonavista District 420 20 Daniel Fifield (p) School teacher 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BISHOP, Malcolm J. Greenspond, Bonavista District 3901 26 Derm Bishop (p) Draper 1917 Methodist No No
HARE, George Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom 2126 36 Mrs. Hare (s) Musician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
PATEY, William Wallis St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District 1857 32 Joseph Patey (p) Fisherman 1915 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
PIKE, Lorenzo George Belleoram, Fortune District 3528 18 Kathleen Fudge (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BENNETT, Albert Stephenville, St. George District 5698 19 Luke Bennett (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Microfilm label states Arthur Bennett
TILLEY, William Joseph Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1224 22 William Tilley (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917. Discrepancy in name: William Joseph on Regiment attestation; William John in service ledger.
TATCHELL, Henry Bartletts Harbour, St. Barbe District 5972 20 Isaac Tatchell (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Previously transcribed as Tatchill; Discrepancy in name: Thatchill, Thatchell
KEEPING, Thomas Marystown, Burin District 6182 21 Manuel King (p) Captain 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STAMP, James Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 4124 18 James Stamp (p) Cab driver 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MCKISSOCK, Andrew Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom 2136 35 James McKissock (p) Musician 1916 Presbyterian No No Attested for short service
BUGDEN, N. N/A 1917 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).
PITTMAN, Kenneth 83 Pleasant Street, St. John's 8036 31 Beatrice Pittman (p) Machinist 1917 Methodist No No