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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
MARTIN, Peter. Flat Rock, St. John's East District 4491 18 Patrick Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SKEFFINGTON, James Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4831 24 Alexander Fong (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Skiffington.
TOBIN, John Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4682 25 Robert Tobin (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WILLS, Harry 8 Exploits Lane, Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2454 21 Fred William Wills (p) Machinist 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
ASPELL, James 32 Hoylestown, St. John's 3291 39 Mary Aspell (s) Fireman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, Allan Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4379 20 William Parsons (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
SULLIVAN, Henry Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 5107 25 Thomas Sullivan (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMALL, Fred Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4035 19 Reuben Small (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
PETITE, Philip English Harbour, Trinity District 2059 21 Jeremiah Petite (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
FIFIELD, Joseph Bonavista, Bonavista District 4823 31 Mrs. Thomas Fifield (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARKE, John Victoria, Carbonear District 4535 19 John Clarke (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ROSE, Reginald Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4961 19 John Rose (p) Brakeman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SOMERTON, Stephen Bell Island, St. John's East District 4556 18 Reuben Somerton (p) Machinist 1918 Methodist No No
LOCKE, Edwin J. Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 3989 18 Philip Locke (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
ELLIOTT, Erastus Locks Cove, Hare Bay, Fortune District 3940 18 Benjamin Elliott (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAKER, Gilbert George Fosters Point, Trinity District 3507 21 Mrs. Moses Seaward (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
HURDLE, Arthur William Dunfield, Trinity District 1091 18 Jessie Hurdle (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, November 21, 1917
THISTLE, Albert St. John's 1094 19 Lavinia Thistle (p) Truckman 1915 Methodist No No
CHALKER, Charles George St. John's 1736 18 James R. Chalker (p) Student 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POWER, John T. Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 3853 24 John Power (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CHILDS, Henry Lark Harbour, Bay of Islands, St. George District 8353 20 Richard Childs (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHALEN, Arthur 36 George Street, St. John's 2095 19 Mary Ann Whalen (p) 1916 Roman Catholic No No
AVERY, George Gladstone N/A No No Temporarily attached to Newfoundland Regiment for transport to Great Britain. Royal Naval Air Service 1915-1917.
LITTLE, Albert Bonavista, Bonavista District 5849 21 James Hann (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CARBERRY, Maurice Turks Cove, Trinity District 382 22 Mrs. Thomas Power (o) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic No No I.
ADEY, Wilfred Adeytown, Trinity District 1615 19 Mr. Adey (p) Fishing and lumbering 1915 Methodist No No
REID, Charles 17 Cook Street, St. John's 671 29 George L. Reid (p) Grocer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PARSONS, William Codroy, St. George District 4860 20 James Parsons (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOYLE, Edward St. John's 1299 18 Mrs. Doyle (p) Barber 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, Ignatius Joseph St. George, St. George District 1442 19 Mary C. Butler (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
JESSO, Leo Francis Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1812 19 Joseph Jesso (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Zachariah Smith Sound, Trinity District 1467 22 Mary Ann Smith (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MOULTON, Richard Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 4534 18 John Moulton (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SPARKS, Louis Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 1052 21 Mary Snelgrove (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
HAYNES, Robert Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 3495 18 Eleazer Haynes (p) Miner 1917 Salvation Army No No
MCGILLVARY, Thomas 124 Barnes Road, St. John's n/a Bertha McGillvary (s) 1915 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as musketry instructor (special).
BUTLER, Thomas Charles Middle Bight, Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 2990 28 William Butler (o) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, March 2, 1917
PINSENT, Stephen E. Ladle Cove, Fogo District 4351 29 Tobias Pinsent (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
SNOW, Jack Manuels, Harbour Main District 2703 19 Mrs. John Snow (p) Telegraph operator 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
OKEEFE, Thomas Joseph Ferryland, Ferryland District 923 21 Esther Clow (p) Sailor 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, January 28, 1917 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 71.
BENSON, Levi Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 4569 21 George Benson (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
RIDGLEY, Hubert Little Bay West, Fortune District 2951 21 Edward Ridgley (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 See also service #3444, Charles Richards, for POW account
MERCER, Nathan Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 2180 23 Elijah Mercer (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 21, 1917
ETHRIDGE, Gordon Greens Harbour, Trinity District 6247 18 Charles Ethridge (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, 2752X Alexander Ethridge.
BURTON, Azarella La Scie, St. Barbe District 5611 22 Moses Burton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WALSH, Herbert Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 1872 22 William Walsh (of Stephen) (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LERICHE, John Lakes Brook, Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2468 18 Frank LeRiche (p) Teamster 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOUSE, John British Harbour, Trinity District 4733 19 Ronald House (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHEPPARD, Harold 63 Duckworth Street, St. John's 8224 19 Laura Sheppard (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VOISEY, Richard Herbert 3 York Street, St. John's 152 21 Thomas R. Voisey (p) Hardware clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No