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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
GEAR, George St. John's 901 24 Harry Gear (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Friday, November 30, 1917
HOLLETT, Samuel Grand Bank, Burin District 3877 22 Mrs. Henry Roberts (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
GREENING, George Freeman Port Blandford, Bonavista District 1457 22 John Greening (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Fredman.
ROBERTS, Hubert Twillingate, Twillingate District 3787 24 George Roberts (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
SEVIOUR, James Joseph 6 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 2979 18 Martha Seviour (p) Banker 1916 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Sceviour
BUTLER, Lewis Baileys Cove, Bonavista District 5889 24 William Butler (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
KING, Archibald Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District 2689 21 Alfred John King (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POTTLE, Kenneth English Harbour, Trinity District 4730 19 Adam Pottle (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PARROTT, Alfred Bonaventure, Trinity District 4326 18 Saul Parrott (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WOODEN, George Grand Bank, Burin District 5575 22 Thomas Wooden (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
STEELE, James Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 6341 18 Willis Steele (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
ELLIS, Charles Archer 157 Gower Street, St. John's 2027 19 Charles A. Ellis (p) Printer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOEL, Gaden Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 6334 21 Eleazer Noel (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LAWLOR, Richard Joseph Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 929 22 Thomas Lawlor (o) Coachman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MANNING, George 35 Shelf Street, Sheffield, England, United Kingdom 3305 24 Mrs. George Manning (s) Cook 1916 Methodist No No
BUTLER, Charles Oakley 79 Pennywell Road, St. John's 205 20 Walter Butler (p) Motorman 1914 Salvation Army No No
DOWDEN, Donald Outer Cove Road, St. John's East District 4532 18 John Dowden (p) Teamster 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LIDSTONE, Walter John Topsail Road, St. John's 8215 19 William Lidstone (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLBOURNE, Victor Lushes Bight, Long Island, Twillingate District 3360 19 James Colbourne (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
SQUIRES, Gilbert St. Phillips, St. John's West District 4606 19 George Squires (p) Machinist 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANTLE, Gilbert Botwood, Twillingate District 1899 20 Thomas Antle (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HERBERT, Louis Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom 3056 40 Anthony Herbert (o) Pastry cook 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MACDOUGALL, Alexander St. John's 900 22 John MacDougall (p) Butcher 1915 Presbyterian Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Variant spelling of name - McDougall
BOYLES, Robert Goulds, St. John's West District 5158 22 George Boyles (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HINCHEY, John Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 8105 21 Philip Hinchy (o) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MORRIS, Harold Bay St. George, St. George District 4131 19 William Morris (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, April 19, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included
GRANDY, Roy Stanley Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 0-233 - 662 20 Sarah Ann Grandy (p) Fireman 1914 No No Follows # 247 on microfilm. Attached to Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916 - 1919.
BARRON, Thomas Frank Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 568 26 Robert Barron (p) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WICKS, William T. Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District 8429 44 Emma Wicks (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CRAM, Robert Greens Harbour, Trinity District 3788 25 C.J. Cram (p) School master 1917 Methodist No No
DOBER, John Burin, Burin District 6180 22 Joseph Dober (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MERCER, Chesley St. John's 1303 19 Emma Mercer (p) Steward 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FORSEY, Charles Gambo, Bonavista District 3651 26 Florence Forsey (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRODNICK, Edward 7 Stephens Street, St. John's 1951 19 Edward Brodnick Sr. (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CARAVAN, Allan Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2393 18 Mrs. John Caravan (p) Scholar 1916 Methodist No No
LERICHE, James Hubert Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2462 18 John LeRiche (p) Carpenter 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, January 28, 1917
HOUNSELL, Albert Allan Pound Cove, Bonavista Bay 4848 22 Henry Hounsell (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CLOUSTON, Thomas Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's 4370 18 John W. Clouston (p) Clerk 1918 Presbyterian No No
VINCENT, John York Harbour, Bay of Islands, St. George District 5876 23 Joseph Vincent (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ABBOTT, Samuel Bonavista, Bonavista District 4824 26 Mrs. Alex. Abbott (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
STRICKLAND, James Botwood, Twillingate District 2568 25 John Strickland 1916 Methodist No No Attestation papers not included; Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies.
HAMILTON, William Henry Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District 3318 22 Robert Hamilton (p) Mechanic 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MALEY, William Nagles Hill, St. John's 5058 21 Patrick Maley (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BURSEY, Stanley Gander Bay, Fogo District 5450 23 Richard Bursey (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name: Bursell.
WEARHAM - WAREHAM, Roland Shoe Cove, Twillingate District 4043 19 Elsie Hodder (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Wareham Microfilmed file includes two unrelated files: WASS Ruth Edna, Nursing Sister, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service, 18838-R-8 (10 pages) and BUTLER George William 3rd Reserve Royal Warwickshire Regiment 28732 (29 pages). Content was not included in Wearham's scanned file.
HISCOCK, Edward Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 4452 18 Eli Hiscock (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16
TURNER, Frank C. New Branches, Southside Road, St. John's 2653 19 G.E. Turner (p) Engineering 1916 Methodist No No
BAKER, Arthur Smith Sound, Trinity District 3654 24 James Baker (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MATTHEWS, Nathan A. Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5072 25 William Matthews (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RICE, Lesley Point Leamington, Twillingate District 3180 23 John Rice (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No