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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
SKINNER, George H. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8446 31 Annie (Bugden) Skinner (s) Cook 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DICKS, Charles Flat Islands, Burin District 2881 23 Mrs. Jacob Miller (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
PEARCE, Alick Clarenville, Trinity District 2389 26 Edmond Pearce (p) Fireman 1916 Methodist No No
OAKLEY, William J.F. 172 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 3281 18 Arthur Oakley (p) Checker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OSMOND, Arthur Fred Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District 1131 21 J.W. Osmond (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917 Includes documents relating to Private Isaiah Wilcox, 1131X, Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve.
ARMSTRONG, Patrick Witless Bay, Ferryland District 5746 19 Thomas Armstrong (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LUFFMAN, Norman Bell Island, St. John's East District 2235 21 Henry Luffman (p) Miner 1916 Roman Catholic No No
LANE, Noah Millertown, Twillingate District 2649 19 John Lane (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
CROCKER, Bryant Front River, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5652 19 William Crocker (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHALEN, James Michael 82 New Gower Street, St. John's 2754 18 Mrs. James Sears (o) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
TIBBO, James Joseph St. John's 1017 20 Mary Ann Tibbo (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, December 1, 1915
BROWN, Edward Thoroughfare, Trinity District 3804 22 James Brown (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
HISCOCK, George Albert Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3409 19 George Hiscock (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MAY, Ernest Bell Island, St. John's East District 1206 19 Jessie May (p) Miner 1915 Methodist No No
RICHARDS, Roland Godfrey Glenwood, Twillingate District 3132 18 Charles Richards (p) Dry goods clerk 1916 Methodist No No
FORSEY, Frederick Fortune, Burin District 4005 18 Philip Forsey (p) Sailor 1917 Methodist No No
GILLINGHAM, Isaac Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District 8170 22 Hannah Hynes (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLLINS, Leo Catalina, Trinity District 4637 18 Eli Collins (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CARROLL, Richard A. Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2668 18 Alice Rose (o) Office clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
DEVEREAUX, Aiden Ferryland, Ferryland District 3135 19 James Devereux (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917 Notes: Previously transcribed as Andrew
NOSEWORTHY, Alexander 14 John Street, St. John's 4409 23 Thomas Noseworthy (p) Assistant dispatcher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ORGAN, James 122 Military Road, St. John's 5108 18 Michael Organ (p) Accountant 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ADAMS, Harold No information n/a 1917 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)
LODER, Thomas E. No information 0-14 Clergyman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers not included
LEDREW, Arthur 9 Cabot Street, St. John's 4185 18 Jonas Ledrew (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
MCLEOD, Ernest Frederick 149 Gower Street, St. John's 24 20 Neil Charles McLeod (o) Coachman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Gordon Little Bay Island, Twillingate District 4109 24 James White (p) Carpenter 1917 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 15, 1918
OBRIEN, William Vincent Avondale, Harbour Main District 1068 20 Mary O'Brien (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PAYNE, Stephen Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2674 19 Robert Payne (p) Shoemaker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Thursday, May 10, 1917 POW Date: 1917
TARGETT, Frederick Joseph Holyrood, Harbour Main District 1743 25 Sarah Targett (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, October 16, 1916
RODGERS, Simeon George Sibleys Cove, Trinity District 5328 19 Stephen Rodgers (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
COOK, James Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 2600 20 George Critch (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Sunday, November 4, 1917 George Critch was Cook's adoptive/foster father
STOYLES, Patrick J. Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District 5219 21 Michael Stoyles (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TRASK, Norman Elliston, Trinity District 4000 18 Thomas Trask (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
LEGROW, Willis K. Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 4968 22 Eli LeGrow (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MARTIN, William H. A. Cornwall Avenue, St. John's 2573 23 Arthur Martin (p) Electrical engineer 1916 Methodist No No Part of file of Ebenezer Wiseman also included, see service # 2523. #2573 was assigned in error.
BROWN, Allan W. Exploits, Twillingate District 2722 23 Ephraim Brown (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
STEED, Solomon Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 2941 - 8157 18 Albert Steed (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No No overseas service, released from Newfoundland Regiment 1916; Enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917; complete file is under # 2941.
PHELAN, William A. Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 2001 18 James Phelan (p) Checker 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
EATON, William John 52 Longs Hill, St. John's 137 James J. Hodder (o) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SIMMS, Frederick C. Piccaire, Fortune District 6187 23 Harry Simms (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEDREW, William Botwood, Twillingate District 1936 20 William LeDrew Sr. (p) Fireman 1915 Methodist No No
SULLIVAN, John Thomas St. John's 769 22 Thomas Sullivan (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PEDDLE, Archibald 55 Cabot Street, St. John's 8037 23 Isabella Peddle (s) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAVEY, Charles Freshwater Road, St. John's 2371 20 Mrs. E. Davey (p) Engineer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, John James Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2477 18 Mrs. James Butler (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DRISCOLL, William 52 Kings Road, St. John's 3368 27 Mrs. William Butt (o) Clothing cutter 1916 Methodist No No
MOSS, James Keels, Bonavista District 1465 25 Eliza Moss (p) 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
UNDERHAY, William James. Hearts Content, Trinity District 2283 18 Mrs. Philemon Underhay (p) Clerk 1916 No No Also contains documents relating to service #3222
BLANDFORD, George Herring Neck, Twillingate District 3237 23 Emma Blandford (s) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, September 16, 1917