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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
HUTCHINGS, Alfred W. Botwood, Twillingate District 8137 50 Mary Jane Hutchings (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
PENNY, Garland English Harbour, Trinity District 3438 20 Francis Penny (p) Teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Richard Henry St.George, St. George District 1473 21 Tassian White (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
GIBBONS, Daniel Lumsden North, Fogo District 6089 18 Stephen Gibbons (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SQUIRES, John Blackhead Road, Southside, St. John's 2343 18 Benjamin Squires (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No
ROSE, Josiah Belleoram, Fortune District 6135 20 William J. Rose (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MAHER, Leo Joseph Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3661 18 John Maher (p) Papermaker 1917 Roman Catholic 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
BALL, John A. Codroy, St. George District 3785 22 George Ball (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENNEDY, James Wells Field, Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 2421 22 John Patrick Kennedy (p) Farmer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HILLIER, Robert New Harbour, Trinity District 1558 21 Robert Hillier (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARDY, Manuel Cartwright, Sandwich Bay, Labrador 1931 29 Levi Pardy (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POLLETT, William Archibald New Harbour, Trinity District 1641 19 James Archibald Pollett (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RAINES, James St. John's 4344 18 William Raines (p) Mail carrier 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LANE, Samuel Hare Bay, Bonavista District 5271 20 Joseph Lane (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
COOZE, John 5162 5162 21 Charles Cooze (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
YOUNG, Walter Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 5993 21 Agnes Young (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WEST, Stephen Ladle Cove, Fogo District 6240 21 Emily West (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PEDDLE, Richard Millertown, Twillingate District 2637 40 William Peddle (p) Carpenter 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, December 5, 1916
CARAVAN, Andrew Pierce Long Island, Twillingate District 740 19 William Caravan (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
SPENCER, Archibald Springdale, Twillingate District 8029 22 Mary Jane Spencer (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
DRUKEN, Thomas Topsail, Harbour Main District 1363 18 Alice Druken (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, November 1, 1916
CASE, William Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde district 4588 18 John Case (p) Assistant surveyor 1918 Methodist No No
MALLARD, Hugh Quidi Vidi, St. John's East District 1290 19 Ellen Mallard (p) Fireman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
STRONG, Ross Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District 3786 18 Charles Strong (o) Mechanic 1917 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, April 16, 1918 Identified as Ward S.R. Strong on probate correspondence.
GRANVILLE, John H. Millertown, Twillingate District 8121 38 Albert Chesley Granville (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
MURPHY, Arthur Witless Bay, Ferryland District 5035 24 Edward Murphy Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers not included
SMITH, Robert 46 Signal Hill Road, St. John's 4438 26 Michael Smith (p) Baker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
EDWARDS, Peter Lawn, Burin District 4945 20 John Edwards (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SQUIRES, Bela St. Jones, Trinity District 6273 22 John Squires (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
RYAN, Joseph F. Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4747 24 Darius Ryan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KEATS, William 47 Goodview Street, St. John's 203 20 Mrs. Richards Keats (p) Carman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
COSTELLO, William Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 5753 22 John Costello (p) Section man (railroad) 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, October 30, 1918
ASH, Albert Battle Harbour, Labrador 5711 19 Ruth Ash (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Page two of attestation papers gives name as Edward Smith, service # 5710. Signature, physical details and family information are for Albert Ash.
FORD, Gerald Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 1559 21 Thomas Garlur Ford (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MELLOR, Frederick Courtney Cuckholds Cove, Trinity District 0-77 - 91 26 Reverend J.C. Mellor (p) Cable operator 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Formerly resident of Kentville, NS, Canada
HARTLEY, Arthur Percy 114 Barnes Road, St. John's 174 23 Walter J. Hartley (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
NOSEWORTHY, Pierce Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District 5544 20 Nathaniel Noseworthy (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BENSON, Eleazer 68 Monroe Street, St. John's 688 19 Mrs. Eleazer Benson (p) Mattress manufacturer 1914 No No
SHAVE, George R. Fogo, Fogo District 2039 26 William Shave (p) Picture framer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
HOWLETT, James Joseph Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District 3313 19 John Howlett (p) Farmer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MAHONEY, Malcolm Cyril Carbonear, Carbonear District 955 19 Lizzie Mahoney (o) Dry goods clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
LOUGHLIN, Albert Flat Island, Burin District 5872 19 Eliza Hipditch (p) - Edward Loughlin (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
STREET, Abraham 27 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 4970 20 John Street (o) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
KING, Frederick S. Bauline, St. John's East District 3457 16 Isaac King (p) 1917 No No Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger; Underage and medically unfit.
BURKE, Leo Michael St. John's 1170 19 Mrs. Charles Davis (o) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
RENDELL, William James Change Islands, Fogo District 8240 22 Julia Blake (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
FARRINGTON, William York, England, United Kingdom - Government House, Military Road, St. John's 694 22 Arthur Farrington (p) Footman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COOMBS, Oliver Pond Cove, St. Barbe District 6069 21 Ida Coombs (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MORGAN, George Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District 2867 20 Abram Morgan (p) Farmer 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917