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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
TUCKER, Walter St. John's 880 20 Stephen J. Tucker Bank clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 25, 1915
PARSONS, William Shearstown, Harbour Grace District 5231 20 William Parsons (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEWIS, David 37 Southside Road, St. John's 96 22 Robert Lewis (p) Longshoreman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNEY, Archibald Humber Mouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 3508 18 William Penney (o) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Penny
DAWE, Kenneth Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 4582 21 John Dawe (p) Mining 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HANN, Thomas Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3018 21 John Henry Hann (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUNT, Kenneth Wesleyville, Bonavista District 8159 23 James Hunt (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
QUINLAN, Michael Rossiter's Lane, St. John's 3304 31 Annie Hearn (p) Longshoreman 1916 Roman Catholic No No Identified on gravestone (Mount Carmel Cemetery) as Michael Looney Quinlan.
SAUNDERS, John Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 3577 20 James Saunders (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
STUDLEY, Walter Jersey Harbour, Hermitage Bay, Fortune District 4193 18 John Studley (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Agneigh Joseph St. John's 1241 20 Richard Joseph White (p) Baker 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, Frederick Catalina, Trinity District 5340 24 Mariah Brown (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PINSENT, Steward Dildo, Trinity District 1158 25 Emma Pinsent (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Discrepancy in spelling of name - Stewart on family correspondence; signature is Steward
ALLEN, Wilfred Thomas St. John's 263 28 Mrs. Clarke (o) Miner 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENDALL, Edwin Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3115 18 George Kendall (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EVANS, Robert Ellis Trefuent, Wales, United Kingdom 0-54 - 2845 32 John Evans (p) Draper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
RIDGLEY, John Benjamin Little Bay West, Fortune District 2950 21 Joseph Ridgley (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 16, 1917
MORRIS, Samuel Goose Cove, Trinity District 3341 18 William Morris (p) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, Herbert Matthew St. John's 1351 22 George Walsh (p) Barber 1915 Congregationalist Yes No *****The death is not recorded in CWGC
MITCHELL, Lawrence Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 8373 33 Elizabeth Mitchell (s) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
YOUNG, Andrew Middle Brook, St. George District*** 4078 19 George Young (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BURTON, Bennett Durrells Arm, Twillingate District 5600 21 Thomas Burton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
EMBERLEY, Leo Littledale, St. John's 4510 18 George Emberley (o) Coachman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ODRISCOLL, Lawrence Tors Cove, Ferryland District 6084 23 Joseph O'Driscoll (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LUFF, William Andrew Exploits, Twillingate District 1598 19 Jessie Luff (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
GILLINGHAM, Luke Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District 1464 - 8089 19 Thomas Gillingham (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No Re-enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.
HEPGOOD, John Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District 3918 18 George Hepgood (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Hepwood, Hapgood
GOOBIE, Herbert 23 Adelaide Street, St. John's 8437 25 Elsie Goobie 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
LITTLE, Joseph Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 5885 20 Joseph Little (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
IRVINE, John Ferguson Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2125 26 Mrs. Irvine (p) Musician 1916 Presbyterian No No Attested for Short Service.
RICHARDS, John Edwin Bareneed, Port de Grave District 715 19 William Richards (p) Fisherman 1914 No No
GOODYEAR, Arthur Colin Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 1085 21 Elizabeth Goodyear (p) School teacher 1915 Methodist No No
WALL, John Chapels Cove, Harbour Main District 3719 21 Alice (James) Wall (p) Miner 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GREELEY, Thomas Tilton, Harbour Grace District 4798 22 Edward Greeley (p) Miner 1918 No No
MILES, Heber John Bonavista, Bonavista District 934 19 Dougald Miles School teacher 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, March 18, 1916
WISEMAN, William F. St. John's 1628 17 James Wiseman (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
NORTHCOTT, Archelaus Lewisporte, Twillingate District 1454 20 Henry Albert Northcott (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Archalaus.
DONNELLY, William St. John's 2162 19 William Donnelly (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
GOLDING, Sylvester Gambo, Bonavista District 1487 20 Helen Golding (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Goulding
KEEPING, Alwyn Minter St. John's 1020 20 Catherine Keeping (p) Poultry raiser 1915 Unknown No No
SOMERTON, Austin Trinity, Trinity District 2428 18 Fred Somerton (p) Scholar 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, Edward Thoroughfare, Trinity District 3804 22 James Brown (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
WISEMAN, William Wilson Clarenville, Trinity District 1350 22 Stella Wiseman (p) Locomotive fireman 1915 Methodist No No
NORTHCOTT, Lewis Lewisporte, Twillingate District 1451 20 George Northcott (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
DONOHUE, William Joseph Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District 2992 18 John Donohue (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, May 18, 1918
JOY, Aynsley 5 Victoria Street, St. John's 6249 25 James Joy (p) Bank manager 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WELLS, Robert Salvage, Bonavista District 4107 22 Sophie (Arnold) Ewing (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918
STAMP, Patrick D. 21 James Street, St. John's 656 28 William Stamp (p) Stoker 1914 Roman Catholic No No I
MORRIS, Ernest Ledrew St. George, St. George District 4352 21 William Morris (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger. Found unfit for service.
MCLEAN, Duncan James Torridon, Rosshire, Scotland, United Kingdom 2892 26 Mrs. Duncan McLean (o) Tailor 1916 Presbyterian No Yes POW Date: 1917