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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
FARR, Bennett Carters Cove, Twillingate District 3724 22 John Farr (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
WALSH, Bertram John St. John's 3988 24 George Walsh (p) Cook and baker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STOCKLEY, Levi Virgin Arm, Twillingate District 3726 26 John B. Stockley (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918 See also service #3583 Somerton for a misfiled document concerning Levi Stockley.
KING, Aaron New Bonaventure, Trinity District 2646 19 Mrs. Noah King (p) School master 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
HILYARD, Caleb Spread Eagle, Trinity District 5086 22 Richard Hilyard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name: Hillier, Hilliard
BARRETT, Leonard Josiah 30 Springdale Steet, St. John's 372 19 Maude Barrett (p) Jeweller 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GREELEY, Matthew Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 1574 22 Sarah Greeley (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
POWER, Herbert Joseph 61 Brazils Square, St. John's 0-82 - 1101 22 Frances Power (p) Accountant 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WISEMAN, Mark Trinity, Trinity District 1390 28 Caroline Wiseman (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
DAWE, John F. Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 5488 21 Robert Dawe (p) School teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HALLETT, Harold Great Burin, Burin District 4319 18 Joseph Hallett (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
FREW, Alexander Medical officer n/a 1915 No No Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.
WATKINS, Frederick Summerford, Twillingate District 5421 20 Aaron Watkins (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PARSONS, Robert Henry Newtown, Bonavista District 2721 25 Henry Parsons (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist - Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 Discrepancy in Religion.
TILLEY, Allan Kings Bridge Road, St. John's 4363 19 John Tilley (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNELL, George Michael Frances Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2176 19 Daniel Pennell (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
COLBOURNE, Albert Little Bay, Twillingate District 5297 20 Thomas Colbourne (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FRANCIS, Albert Edward Hermitage Cove, Fortune District 2918 20 Philip Francis (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
MOULTON, Rennie Burin, Burin District 4320 18 Thomas Moulton (p) School teacher 1918 Methodist No No
LEDREW, George 3 Gear Street, St. John's 4413 30 Anthony LeDrew (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
MCFATRIDGE, Arthur M. Main River, St. George District 1711 22 Walter McFatridge (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEWITT, Stephen Allandale Road, St. John's 8497 18 Stephen Hewitt (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
BUTLER, Wilson Flat Islands, Burin District 2938 20 Samuel Butler (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
BAIRD, Alexander [Sandy] Boyd Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 0-114 - 1803 25 James Charles Baird (p) Bank clerk 1915 Presbyterian No Yes POW Date: 1917 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel
GRANDY, Fred Garnish, Fortune District 6128 21 William Grandy (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
WHITE, Dorman Cottles Cove, New Bay, Twillingate District 8235 22 George White (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
ELSON, George Botwood, Twillingate District 4927 20 Henry Elson (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
SHORT, James Hermitage Cove, Fortune District 1719 19 Eli Short (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIDEOUT, Keywood Bluff Head Cove, Twillingate District 3320 23 Robert Rideout (p) Sailor 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
MARSH, Richard Bonavista, Bonavista District 5845 22 Elizabeth Marsh (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MERCER, George Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2586 19 Job Mercer (p) Paper maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOSNEY, Ernest Alfred Black River, Placentia-St. Marys District 2822 18 Archibald Gosney (p) Cook 1916 No No
CALDWELL, Edward Charles Brigus, Port de Grave District 636 19 Rev. Edward K.H. Caldwell (p) Student 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 Includes correspondence concerning # 270 William W. Bartlett and William J. Freake.
OSMOND, Martin Shoal Bay/Harbour, Bonavista District 5377 21 Peter Osmond (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
SAUNDERS, John Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5648 18 Joseph Saunders (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Sanders.
VIVIAN, John Hillview, Trinity District 4590 18 Mrs. William Hiscock (p) Lumberman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FITZGERALD, Thomas Joseph St. John's 1645 18 Elizabeth Fitzgerald (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
STRICKLAND, Robert Hants Island, Burgeo-LePoile District 5191 19 Thomas Strickland (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GEARY, Alexander 55 Cabot Street, St. John's 8054 28 Rachel Geary (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
BURT, Frank Campbellton, Twillingate District 3394 21 Silas Butt (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel 200.
MATTHEWS, Hubert Musgravetown, Bonavista District 4783 22 George Matthews (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PUDDISTER, John Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's 5446 20 Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DONNELLY, Jeremiah F. 45 Wickford Street, St. John's 3572 20 William Donnelly (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
FIFIELD, Mark Catalina, Trinity District 1165 22 Eliza Fifield (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
RICHARDS, Cyril South River, Port de Grave District 991 21 Elisa Richards (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 75.
HARDY, Randall Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3743 18 John Hardy (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in given name: Randell, Rendell; signature is Randall.
PATEY, Reuben H. St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4268 18 James J. Patey (p) Bookkeeper 1917 Methodist No No
ANTHONY, Aleck [Alex] Bell Island, St. John's East District 4695 18 Sarah Ann Anthony (p) Electrician 1918 Salvation Army No No Variant spelling of name: Alex, Allick, Alick, Alleck.
TULK, Ralph Ladle Cove, Fogo District 4207 18 Gabriel Tulk (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918 See # 4007 for misfiled document
BRINSON, Lewis Change Islands, Fogo District 5389 22 George Brinson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, July 30, 1918