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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
LANGER, John Thoroughfare, Trinity District 2186 19 Caroline Langer (o) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 See # 394 for photograph of grave of John Langer.
CURRAN, Daniel St. John's 1022 20 Ann Curran (p) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MARSHALL, William John Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2608 18 Mrs. William Marshall (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
POWER, Nicholas J. St. John's 319 24 Street car conductor 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger.
MAHER, Peter 31 Cuddihy Street, St. John's 8298 18 Peter Maher (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
DEWLING, George Old Bonaventure, Trinity District 2438 19 Mrs. Robert House (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Dowling
HEARN, Michael 119 Signal Hill Road, St. John's 5015 22 William LeGrow (p) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NEWMAN, James Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District 2901 21 John Newman (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, January 27, 1918
MANSFIELD, Peter Francis Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Mary's District 85 37 Marion Mansfield (p) Traveller 1914 Roman Catholic No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
PENNEY, Clement St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4286 18 Thomas Penney (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in surname: signatures are Penny; documents are Penney: Given name incorrectly recorded as Colin on several documents and previously transcribed as Colin; correct name is Clement.
IVANY, Herbert Dark Cove, Gambo, Bonavista District 8345 18 George Ivany (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
RYAN, James Freshwater Road, St. John's 3463 18 Martin Ryan (p) Farmer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WHITTLE, William St. Kyrans, Placentia-St. Marys District 4807 19 Mrs. Annie Hickey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
QUINTON, Joseph Ingram Princeton, Bonavista District 3019 22 Joliffe Quinton (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BLAKE, Zachariah Barr'd Island, Fogo District 4055 22 John Blake (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, November 6, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included.
BARRETT, R. [Ralph] No information 0-247 1918 No No Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger. Member of Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Air Force.
BARTLETT, James 40 Gilbert Street, St. John's 8042 22 Cooper 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers not included.
HILLIER, Llewelyn Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District 3034 18 Edward Hillier (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, January 25, 1918
KENNETT, William Patrick 104 Gower Street, St. John's 127 23 Margaret Kennett (s) Bartender 1914 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Kenneth.
PLOUGHMAN, John Port Rexton, Trinity District 890 21 Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ploughman (p) Teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOW, Levi John Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 2879 23 Samuel Snow (p) Station agent 1916 Methodist Yes No Thursday, April 19, 1917
RANDELL, Hezekiah Champneys North, Trinity District 4978 19 William Randell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOVE, Elias Chance Harbour, Twillingate District 4174 19 John Dove (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
LANGDON, Thomas Edward Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 1824 31 Henry Langdon Sr. (p) Lumberman 1915 No No
YOUNG, Lloyd Springdale, Twillingate District 3591 20 Elias Young (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
SKINNER, Edgar St. Jacques, Fortune District 2929 18 John Skinner (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
BURTON, Willis G. Wards Harbour, Long Island, Twillingate District 3199 21 Joseph Burton Sr. (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, July 10, 1917
ANSTEY, Ralph Lewisporte, Twillingate District 4133 20 Joseph Anstey (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
NOFTALL, Edward George Rocky Lane, St. John's 83 19 Henry Noftall (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918
COBB, William George Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 2772 21 George Cobb (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAVIS, James Gambo, Bonavista District 5723 21 Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COOPER, Ward Millertown, Twillingate District 1945 19 Mrs. J. Jones (p) Fireman 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
DUNPHY, John Joseph 39 Flower Hill, St. John's 1480 19 Michael Dunphy (p) Steward 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
CROCKER, Harrison Heart's Delight, Trinity Bay, Trinity District 1186 19 Emily Crocker (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BAIRD, Herbert Edward St. John's 1123 20 Phoebe Baird (p) Chauffeur 1915 Methodist No No
THOMPSON, Max Bonavista, Bonavista District 4318 20 Joseph Thompson (p) Cash operator 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, May 7, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included
HUSSEY, John 51 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 2503 19 Edward Hussey (p) Driver 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HANDCOCK, John Norris Arm, Twillingate District 8065 40 Minnie Handcock (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Hancock.
ROWSELL, Walter Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 1801 19 Samuel Rowsell (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
GOULDING, Abraham Gambo, Bonavista District 1778 25 Ellen Goulding (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
WYATT, Thomas Walter 202 New Gower Street, St. John's 386 20 Mrs. Wyatt (p) Mechanic - marine engineer 1914 Methodist No No
CAREW, Daniel 84 Pleasant Street, St. John's 4377 19 Mrs. H.V. Symonds (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RIDEOUT, Gordon Foxtrap, Harbour Main District 3754 18 Emma Porter (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHEPPARD, Henry Bishops Cove, Harbour Grace District 5226 18 Henry Sheppard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, June 8, 1918
MEANEY, Ronald Joseph St. John's 1353 18 Dennis Meaney (p) Waiter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MARRS, Alfred 235 Water Street West, St. John's 105 27 Henry Marrs (p) Ships joiner 1914 Presbyterian No No Born in Edinburgh, Scotland.
NOSEWORTHY, Heber St. John's 1167 19 Hannah Noseworthy (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist No No
ABBOTT, Fred Doting Cove, Fogo District 5206 19 Charles J. Abbott (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HARTTREE, Sidney Perth Amboy, New Jersey, United States 1827 22 Ivor Harttree (o) Engineer 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, August 3, 1916
ROWE, Henry St. John's 1118 23 Jacob Rowe (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, April 17, 1918