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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
WOODFORD, Michael 7 Convent Square, St. John's 8030 20 John Woodford (p) Boiler maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CRANE, Henry Charles Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 1405 28 John Crane (p) Railroad work 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, July 2, 1916
POLLETT, George New Harbour, Trinity District 8024 23 Thomas Pollett (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MERCER, Ernest Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 4462 20 William Mercer (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PILGRIM, Richard St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District 4537 20 Annie Pilgrim (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 27, 1919
EDENS, Leonard A. 39 Queens Road, St. John's 0-53 - 2547 24 T.J. Edens (p) Student 1916 Yes No Monday, March 18, 1918 Had been investigated as a possible POW. Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916-1918.
HALFYARD, Wallace Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3793 18 William Halfyard (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 22, 1918
HOWELL, Nathan Pound Cove, Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District 4853 26 Thomas Howell (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LAYMAN, Leo 57 Wickford Street, St. John's 2284 20 Gregory Layman (p) Labourer 1916 No No Variant spelling of name: Leamond
CLOW, James Ferryland, Ferryland District 6006 24 Edward Clow (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, Peter. Flat Rock, St. John's East District 4491 18 Patrick Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LUEDEE, Charles St. Andrews, St. George District 5603 21 Philip Luedee (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TOBIN, John Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4682 25 Robert Tobin (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GUY, Chester Cameron Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1475 19 John Robert Guy (p) School teacher 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
AYERS, John Thomas Point Crewe, Lamaline, Burin District 3659 21 John Ayers (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican)F No No
BURT, Arthur Gander Bay, Fogo District 5463 19 Ambrose Burt (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
ROLF, Leslie Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5643 21 George Rolf (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DALLEY, Joseph Twillingate, Twillingate District 5971 21 Ann Dalley (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SAUNDERS, Lewis Point Leamington, Twillingate District 2768 21 Adam Saunders (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No
SMALL, Fred Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4035 19 Reuben Small (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
WORNELL, Frederick John 81 Longs Hill, St. John's 0-217 - 1839 19 John Wornell (p) Bank clerk 1915 Methodist No No
CLARKE, John Victoria, Carbonear District 4535 19 John Clarke (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BISHOP, Henry 59 Lime Street, St. John's 291 21 Mr. and Mrs. Bishop (p) Blacksmith 1914 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
HICKEY, William Francis 38 Flower Hill, St. John's 119 22 Michael Hickey (p) Tinsmith 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BEAZLEY, Thomas Burin Bay, Burin District 4898 18 Joseph Beazley (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PIKE, Frank P. Carbonear, Carbonear District 4480 26 Annie Pike (p) Manager, lumber 1918 Methodist No No
DELANEY, Bernard Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 4408 18 Mark Delaney (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JANES, Hayward Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 5812 23 Willis Janes (p) Carpenter 1918 Methodist No No
HOLMES, Arthur Chesley Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 0-132 - 2275 18 Reverend A.A. Holmes (p) Bank clerk 1916 No No Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1917 - 1919.
WELSH, Richard Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 1609 22 Sarah Welsh (p) Lumberman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
TRACEY, Martin Water Street, St. John's 8253 42 Hannah Tracey (o) Fireman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CHALKER, Charles George St. John's 1736 18 James R. Chalker (p) Student 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VATCHER, Albert Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2827 18 John Vatcher (p) Clerk 1916 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
SUMMERS, Michael Francis 330 Water Street, St. John's 0-158 Michael J. Summers (p) 1914 Yes No Sunday, July 16, 1916 Attestation papers not included - Photograph of grave-site included.
ALLEY, John Robinsons, St. George District 3815 20 Joseph Alley (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Ally.
BUDGELL, John Exploits, Twillingate District 4248 19 Charles Budgell (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
PRETTY, John Chapel Arm, Trinity District 2276 18 Edmund Pretty (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BENTEAU, Herbert Point May, Lamaline, Burin District 4948 19 Helen Benteau (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GLASCO, James Joseph 115 New Gower Street, St.John's 4650 18 Mrs. Mary Glasco (p) Butcher 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KNOTT, William Isle aux Morts, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3923 19 Robert Knott (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, Zachariah Smith Sound, Trinity District 1467 22 Mary Ann Smith (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HEMION, Joseph Botwood, Twillingate District 4242 19 William Hemion (p) Teamster 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Hemeon
HICKEY, James Joseph 56 Barters Hill, St. John's 113 23 William Hickey (p) Painter 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BARNES, William English Harbour, Trinity District 3439 19 Richard Barnes (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HACKETT, Thomas Joseph (aka Thomas Murphy) 18 Holloway Street, St. John's 408 23 Elizabeth Hackett (p) Telegraph operator 1914 No No
OAKE, Arthur Fogo, Fogo District 5298 20 Hubert (Herbert?) Oake (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SKANES, William North River, Port de Grave District 5918 20 Patrick Skanes (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WILLS, Herbert Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2185 18 Mary Wills (p) Paper maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, December 8, 1916