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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
HANN, William S. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 1830 18 Isaiah Hann (p) Disaster man 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
PENNEY, Kenneth Seldom Come By, Fogo District 5477 24 Mark Penney (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Penny
HUTCHINGS, Alfred W. Botwood, Twillingate District 8137 50 Mary Jane Hutchings (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
HOARE, Edward John 47 Power Street, St. John' s 453 24 George H.M. Bursell (o) Bank clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, June 14, 1916
WHITE, Richard Henry St.George, St. George District 1473 21 Tassian White (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MAYO, James J. Creston, Placentia District 6037 22 Samuel Mayo (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TAYLOR, Henry Harbour Le Cou, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5418 24 Caleb (?) Taylor (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCGRATH, Charles G.. 46 Water Street East, St. John's 0-287-3066 20 Thomas J. McGrath (p) Student 1918 No No
KEEPING, Samuel Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4957 24 William Keeping (p) Steward 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HILLIER, John William Lamaline Meadows, Burin District 3294 19 Fred W. Hillier (p) Fisherman 1916 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
PITTMAN, Corbett New Perlican, Trinity District 729 27 Willis Pittman Fisherman 1914 No No
PARDY, Manuel Cartwright, Sandwich Bay, Labrador 1931 29 Levi Pardy (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
BLACKWOOD, George Brookfield, Bonavista District 5429 22 Charles Blackwood (o) Coast trader 1918 Methodist No No
THOMAS, Albert Kings Point, Twillingate District 5511 23 George Thomas (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MERCHANT, John Robert St. John's 1125 21 Elizabeth Merchant Commercial traveller 1915 Methodist No No
FANNING, William Robert St. John's 1120 24 James Fanning Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BLADGOM [BLAGDON], Thomas Fortune, Burin District 3298 19 Emily Snook (o) Sailor 1916 Methodist Yes No Monday, September 30, 1918 Bladgom is possibly a misspelling of Blagdon, a common surname in Fortune Bay.
THOMAS, Arthur Stanley St. John's 1776 21 Henry Thomas (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MESH, Joseph Keels, Bonavista District 2534 20 Mrs. William Mesh (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
BARRY, Peter Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 6085 19 Maurice Barry (p) Seaman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BABSTOCK, Joseph Salvage, Bonavista District 1847 26 Thomas Babstock (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
JOHNSTON, Elim Trouty, Trinity District 4518 23 Stephen Johnston (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PEARCEY, William Lockyer 17 Boncloddy Street, St. John's 3016 19 Joseph Pearcey (p) Steamer steward 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
NEILL, George William Frenchmans Cove, Burgeo- LaPoile District 5674 24 Peter Neill (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SQUAREY, Arthur Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3841 40 R.T. Squarey (p) 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers not included. Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies July 1917.
LUSH, Stanley Burlington, Twillingate District 5557 23 William Lush (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DUNN, Bernard South River, Port de Grave District 5642 24 George Dunn (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NEWHOOK, Leander 3129 No No Attestation not completed. File missing. Information from service ledger.
KEEFE, James Marystown, Burin District 5860 18 Martin Keefe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HICKS, Joseph Elliston, Trinity District 6007 20 John Hicks (p) School teacher 1918 Methodist No No
ROWSELL, Stephen 12 Stewart Avenue, St. John's 4487 22 Absalom Rowsell (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HAYDON, John Caplin Bay, Ferryland District 5390 20 John Haydon (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JAMES, Roland Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 5518 20 John James (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No includes 4p. relating to Robert Claude Jeans, Naval Reserve # 5551.
MCWHIRTER, Hugh Walter Humber Mouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 902 20 Henry McWhirter (p) Brakeman 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, September 22, 1915 Discrepancy in spelling of name: McWhorter
BAKER, George Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 5708 21 Charlotte Baker (p) Steel worker 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANDERSON, John British Harbour, Trinity District 4604 32 Abram Anderson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARNETT, William Campbellton, Twillingate District 3922 23 Jane Harnett (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 3, 1918
ROBERTS, William H. Brigus, Port de Grave District 4781 18 Sarah Roberts (p) Mechanic 1918 Methodist No No
GORDON, G.S. No information n/a 1916 No No Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.
HALIDAY, Abel Smith Sound, Brittania Cove, Trinity District 1885 22 Rachael Haliday (p) Engineer 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Variant spelling of name - Halliday
LIDSTONE, Isaac Malcolm Salmon Cove, Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 0-291 - 3487 19 Noah Lidstone (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STARKS, David Edward Round Harbour, Twillingate District 0-213 - 3047 24 Mrs. Eli Collins (p) Paper maker 1916 No No
STRATTEN, Henry Greenspond, Bonavista District 5462 24 John Stratten (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Stratton.
COADY, Andrew 29 Job Street, St. John's 8096 - 775 23 Mary Coady (o) Cook 1917 Roman Catholic No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.
PEACH, John Red Harbour, Burin District 5922 19 Leander Peach (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
KING, George Harbour Breton, Fortune District 5495 23 Mary Stone (o) Sailor 1918 Salvation Army No No
RYDER, John Bonavista, Bonavista District 1293 19 Agnes Ryder (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Hollie Cottrells Cove, Twillingate District 3847 20 William White (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918