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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
BRIGHT, Peter Nain, Labrador 5951 23 Johannah Bright (s) Fisherman 1918 Moravian No No See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents
LEWIS, Michael Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District 4911 20 George Lewis (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FRENCH, Joseph Chesley Winterton,Trinity District 2151 19 Mrs. Walter French (p) Barkerman 1916 Methodist No No
AVERY, Henry Wilson Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District 5261 20 Jane Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BUCKLEY, Arthur Botwood, Twillingate District 2359 18 John Buckley (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No No
TAYLOR, William Noah Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District 3213 22 William John Taylor (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
HART, Roland Fogo, Fogo District 4176 21 Silas Hart (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FAHEY, Andrew Kilbride, St. John's West District 4529 18 Constable Andrew Fahey (p) Power house gas operator 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, Allan La Scie, St. Barbe District 2643 35 Mrs. Allan White (s) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No No
KNIGHT, Frank Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4304 23 William Knight (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
BLUNDON, Peter 127 Southside Road, St. John's 4479 18 Leo Blundon (p) Draper 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - signature is Blundon ; forms use Blunden.
LAWLOR, James St. Phillips, St. John's West District 5036 25 James Lawlor (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No See Regt. # 5086 for misfiled document
MEWS, Colin M. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 1036 21 Elizabeth Mews (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
HALFYARD, John Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3801 24 Laura (Silas) Halfyard (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Saturday, October 12, 1918
CHRISTOPHER, Joseph Mall Bay, Placentia-St. Marys District 6156 24 Mary Christopher (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, Thomas Tilting, Fogo District 3850 19 Edward Power (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
TIPPLE, Austin Gerald St. George, St. George District 583 20 Edward Tipple (p) Telegraph operator 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Austen; transcribed on Descriptive Report on Enlistment: Arthur
WILLIAMS, Vincent Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 4585 18 Clotilda Williams (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, Alfred Sandy Point, St. George District 2852 19 Lewis Parsons (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ALLEN, Alexander Haystack, Placentia-St. Marys District 5933 19 Albert Allen (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SULLIVAN, Arthur Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 998 19 Edward Sullivan (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FOLEY, John J. Burin North, Burin District 5102 25 Mary Pardy (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PERRY, Percie Newtown, Bonavista District 4181 27 Samuel Perry (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, March 20, 1918 Recorded on forms as Peirce; Signature and CWGC is Percie / Percy; Variant: Pierce
BENNETT, William St. John's 1229 30 William Bennett (p) Tinsmith 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GILL, Ernest 1 Cochrane Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2655 18 Mrs. George Gill (p) Tanner 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 24, 1918
CLARKE, George Dunville [Dunfield], Trinity Bay, Placentia - St. Marys District 3643 18 Charles Clarke (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RUSSELL, Samson Southern Bay, Bonavista District 3524 18 Samuel Russell (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EDWARDS, Samuel Catalina, Trinity District 2192 19 Mrs. J Stevens (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OVENS, George Norris Arm, Twillingate District 8086 26 George T. Ovens (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
GREENING, William Port Blandford, Bonavista District 4956 20 John Greening (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
STOKES, Edgar Cape Freels, Bonavista District 5492 23 John Stokes (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WALSH, Michael 18 Pope Street, St. John's 639 19 Nora Walsh Waddleton (p) Bottler 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, John Joseph Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 1434 24 William Hall (o) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
LACEY, Herbert Exploits, Twillingate District 3734 19 Andrew Lacey (p) Cook 1917 Methodist No No
CHAFE, Rupert Goulds, St. John's West District 4443 18 Henry W. Chafe (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POWER, James Francis Freshwater Road, St. John's 2281 18 Mrs. Joseph Power (p) Clerk 1916 No No
WEYMOUTH, Berkley Molliers, Burin District 4081 20 Benjamin and Hester Weymouth (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
NEWELL, Victor Perrin Dock, Bareneed, Port de Grave District 3598 19 Nathan Newell Munition worker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, July 17, 1917
WOODS, Frank Port au Port, St. George District 6087 24 Peter Woods (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CORNICK, Raymond Albert 30 William Street, St. John's 2825 18 Mrs. F.C. Cornick (p) Accountant 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, Sidney Turks Bight, Notre Dame Bay 2082 24 Samuel Parsons (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Sydney; signature is Sidney.
WATKINS, William Henry Botwood, Twillingate District 1654 19 Ephraim Watkins (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
PENNELL, John Curling, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1542 19 Mary Pennell (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HALLADAY, Hubert Britannia, Trinity District 3240 18 John Halladay (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
RYAN, John Joseph 23 Adelaide Street, St. John's 38 20 J.J. Ryan (p) Clerk-telegrapher 1914 Roman Catholic No No
SOPER, Morley Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1259 26 Elizabeth Soper (p) Station agent 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, December 29, 1915
FRANCIS, Joseph Hants Harbour, Trinity District 4353 22 Aaron Francis (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MYERS, Edward St. John's 4810 22 Helen Myers (o) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Contains documents relating to service #4793, Leo McFarlane
KEEPING, James Giles Lally Cove, Fortune District 2917 28 Elizabeth Keeping (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BROWN, Everett Musgravetown, Bonavista District 3829 19 Elias Brown (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No See Regt. # 3722 for misfiled document