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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 ascending Notes
KEARLEY, Reginald Campbellton, Twillingate District 8257 29 John Kearley (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
SOPER, Alexander Clarenville, Trinity District 3430 19 Maryann Day (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
DAWE, Samuel 170 Water Street, St. John's 3224 22 Samuel Dawe (p) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FREAKE, Frederick Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 5984 21 Samuel Freake (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HALLETT, Jack 26 Balsom Street, St. John's 2515 18 John Hallett (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
BLANCHE, John Jersey Side, Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 5265 23 Frank Blanche (p) Fireman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROBINSON, Reuben Thomas Brooms Bottom, Bay of Islands, St. George District 631 20 Jane Robinson (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, Thomas Bellevue, Trinity Bay 1793 28 Amy McCarthy (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, November 22, 1917
MULLEY, James Cape St. Francis, St. John's East District 4756 19 Michael Mulley (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HORAN, Thomas Anthony 267 Southside Road, St. John's 212 20 Patrick Horan (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic No No
CHANNING, John Cuthbert 233 Theatre Hill, St. John's 347 20 Frances Channing (p) Druggist 1914 No No
GOSSE, Solomon Blaketown, Trinity District 2636 20 Lionel Gosse (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
COLLINS, Thomas 64 Cabot Street, St. John's 3288 23 Mrs. Thomas Collins (s) Engineer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TARRANT, Elias Burnt Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 2446 22 Mrs. John William Tarrant (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
STEELE, Victor J. 100 Water Street, St. John's 4485 20 Samuel Steele (p) Bookkeeper 1918 Congregationalist No No
BURGESS, Arthur N. 27 Queen's Road, St. John's 0-273 - 3285 21 Mrs. A. Dunn (o) Cable operator 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.
CUFF, George Little Bonavista, Bonavista District 630 21 Deborah Cuff (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
RODWAY, George W. Mussels Harbour Arm, Placentia-St.Marys District 5930 24 Alfred Rodway (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WATTS, Arthur Brigus, Port de Grave District 641 23 John Watts (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAIRD, John Joseph 321 Water Street, St. John's 648 23 Samuel Baird (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HUNT, Victor Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8389 33 Flossie Hunt (s) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
SPENCER, Allan R. Fortune, Burin District 5564 21 John Spencer (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
GREENE, Frederick J. Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District 3434 19 William Green (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SHORT, Nehemiah New Bonaventure, Trinity District 4279 20 Isaac Short (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ONEILL, Leonard Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2130 19 mother (p) Musician 1916 Presbyterian No No Attested for Short Service
MAHER, Pierce 61 Lime Street, St. John's 591 26 Mrs. Maher (s) Labourer 1914 No No
NORMAN, Llewellyn Catalina, Trinity District 425 19 Edward John Norman Packer 1914 Methodist No No
KENDALL, Gordon Fox Roost, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5901 20 Thomas Kendall (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GRANT, Vincent Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 5204 19 John Grant (p) Carpenter 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CALLAHAN, Rodger John 90 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 344 24 Rodger Callahan (p) Accountant 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
OLDFORD, Manuel Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2031 27 Jane Oldford (p) Paper finisher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DROVER, Albert Southside Road, St. John's 4951 19 Uriah Drover (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BLACKALL, John Grand Falls, Twillingate District - St. John's 0-122 - 2220 24 W.W. Blackall (p) Mechanic 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 Attached to the Royal Flying Corps Sept. 1916
NORRIS, Stephen Casimir Three Arms, Twillingate District 0-105 - 921 22 James Norris (p) Assistant manager, general merchant 1915 Yes No Wednesday, October 11, 1916 Not in service ledger; microfilm label is James Norris (father's name) ; a misfiled and misnumbered document related to promotions for Norris was microfilmed with Regt. # 1354.
MERCER, Robert G. Grand Falls,Twillingate District 5148 19 Robert Mercer (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
HODDINOTT, Ludwig Duncan Greenspond, Bonavista District 2234 22 Mrs. Augustus Hoddinott (p) Grocer 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
FOWLOW, George Trinity East, Trinity District 4345 23 Martin Fowlow (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SIMMS, Alfred Long Island, Twillingate District 8425 42 Virtue Simms (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
DONOVAN, Michael No information 531 1914 No No Discharge notice only; Attestation papers not included. No information in Cramm or service ledger.
VOKEY, Philip Dildo, Trinity District 2240 22 Mary Ann Vokey (p) Policeman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
GUY, James Arnolds Cove, Placentia-St. Marys District 4963 22 William Guy (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTT, John Liverpool, England, United Kingdom 3062 50 Mrs. John Butt (s) Musician 1918 No No Attested for short service
ANTHONY, Joseph Brigus, Port de Grave District 1875 22 Susan Stevens (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOOBY, Charles 57 Flower Hill, St. John's 8498 18 Simon Gooby (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
BENNETT, John E. Cape St. George, St. George District 5003 19 Joseph Bennett (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GREEN, John Henry Stanley 35 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 0-118 - 108 24 Robert Green (p) Accountant 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 7, 1917 Attached Royal Flying Corps 1915-1917
SEVIOUR, George Richard 6 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 1151 21 Martha Seviour (p) Insurance clerk 1915 No No
RICHARDS, William Walter 35 Pennywell Road, St. John's 41 19 W.J. Richards (p) Printer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PENNY, Michael 42 Powers Avenue, St. John's 0-50 - 3278 21 Thomas Penny (p) Draper 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: signature is Penny, documents are Penney
WAGG, Austin J. Change Islands, Fogo District 1957 23 Thomas Wagg (o) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No