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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
MERCER, Chesley Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 5034 18 Maud Mercer (p) 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, Edward Dildo, Trinity District 5221 21 Jacob Smith (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROMSEY, Joseph Martin Main River, St. George District 1424 31 William Bromsey (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HARVEY, Henry 25 Carew Street, St. John's 2336 21 William Harvey (p) Carpenter 1916 Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
HOWELL, Esau Pools Island, Bonavista District 4916 19 Samuel Howell (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GODDEN, Malcolm 38 Freshwater Road, St. John's 0-182 - 615 29 Fredrica Godden (p) Accountant 1914 No No
CLOUTER, Arthur Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 6005 20 Elizabeth Clouter (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LUCAS, Arthur Winthrop 9 Gear Street, St. John's 2858 & 2857 19 Labourer 1916 No No Attested for home duty only. #2858 on attestation form; #2857 in service ledger; microfilmed as 2857.
CAMPBELL, Michael Campbells Creek, Port au Port, St. George District 1818 27 Archibald McKay (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1918
STRICKLAND, James Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 4200 18 Jas. [James] Strickland (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURSEY, Stewart Charleston, Bonavista District 2328 29 Sarah (Fry) Bursey (s) Seaman 1916 Methodist No No
WEBB, Leonard Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District 2675 20 John Webb (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, October 20, 1918
ROGERS, John Fair Island, Bonavista District 5509 22 John Rogers (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Rodgers
IVANY, William English Harbour, Trinity District 3158 21 Robert Ivany (o) Teamster 1916 Salvation Army Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
TURNER, James Topsail Road, St. John's 5250 18 Thomas Turner (p) Operator 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEDREW, Herbert British Harbour, Trinity District 2633 19 Jonathan LeDrew (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
WORKMAN, Wilson Hearts Delight, Trinity District 5839 24 Henry Workman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BESON, Patrick Fogo, Fogo District 2232 29 James Beson (p) Metal worker 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
DORAN, Joseph Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1551 28 Mary Doran (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
NOFTALL, William Robert Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 1357 19 Reuben Noftall (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
HARE, George Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom 2126 36 Mrs. Hare (s) Musician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
PIKE, Charles 28 Boncloddy Street, St. John's 3606 20 William Pike (p) Tradesman 1917 Salvation Army No No
ROSSITER, Matthew Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 1538 19 Joseph Rossiter (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Also contains a letter relating to service #1016, Bertram Henry Bastow.
THISTLE, Alexander Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 2063 21 Joseph Thistle (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
TILLEY, William Joseph Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1224 22 William Tilley (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917. Discrepancy in name: William Joseph on Regiment attestation; William John in service ledger.
VALLIS, Stanley Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3114 18 Richard Vallis (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BENNETT, Thomas Island Harbour, Fogo District 3258 22 Mary Bennett (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCHUGH, Patrick Exploits, Twillingate District 5702 19 Sarah McHugh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BUCKLEY, William St. John's 752 19 Mrs. Thomas Buckley (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
DUFFETT, Henry Chesley Burgoynes Cove, Smith Sound, Trinity District 3308 20 John Duffett (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PITTMAN, Kenneth 83 Pleasant Street, St. John's 8036 31 Beatrice Pittman (p) Machinist 1917 Methodist No No
KNIGHT, William 44 Bannerman Street, St. John's 373 22 Ann Knight (s) Mechanical engineer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HYNES, John Francis St. Brendans, Bonavista District 238 24 James Hynes (p) - Catherine Hynes Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Re-attested for short service - Discrepancy in age. Age discrepancy- 24-34.
PARSONS, William John North Side, Burin, Burin District 438 22 George Parsons (p) 1914 No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Jan. 1918
MARTIN, Michael Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5779 20 Thomas Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TOBIN, Andrew St. Lawrence, Burin District 2248 20 Thomas Tobin (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, January 31, 1917
KEEFE, James Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District 5076 21 Michael Keefe (p) Machinist 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WILLMOTT, George Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District 3930 19 Sarah Willmott (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FUDGE, Jeremiah Pass Island, Fortune District 2839 21 James Fudge (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
EDDY [ADEY], Alonzo Clarenville, Trinity District 2384 18 John Eddy (p) Mill helper 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Enlisted and served as Eddy; 1911 census and family documents record name as Adey.
ONEILL, Michael Joseph St. John's 763 18 A. O'Neill (o) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
JONES, Heber Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 2639 21 Mrs. Abel Jones (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No
PERRY, Warrick Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 2218 20 Uriah Martin (p) (o) Fireman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, October 10, 1917 Previously transcribed as Warick
CLARKE, John Campbellton, Twillingate District 3392 20 John L. Clarke (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Tuesday, August 14, 1917
MOULAND, Thomas Bonavista, Bonavista District 488 23 Mrs. Mouland (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
SHEA, Thomas Torbay, St. John's East District 3185 19 Edward Shea (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SOMERTON, Peter Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 2779 18 Richard Somerton (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, December 4, 1917
ATWILL, James 120 Cornwall Avenue, St. John's 1914 25 Duncan Atwill (o) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MAHONEY, Thomas Gregory Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 971 22 Mrs. John Mahoney (p) Policeman 1915 Roman Catholic No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.
MCCANN, Daniel Gull Island, Bay de Verde District 4884 19 Philip McCann (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No