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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
MOORES, Frederick Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 3322 22 John Moores (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
MOORE, Donald Lancie 96 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 646 - 8057 19 Frederick Moore (p) Manager, supply stores 1914 Methodist No No
JACOBS, Walter Westport, White Bay, St. Barbe District 3848 23 Luke Jacobs (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, October 27, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included.
FRY, Richard Southern Bay, Bonavista District 2625 27 Sarah Fry (p) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MACDONALD, Thomas 31 Carnell Street, St. John's 2211 18 Stephen John MacDonald (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CROSS, Samuel Gambo, Bonavista District 2604 19 Henry Cross (p) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SLATTERY, John L. 94 Freshwater Road, St. John's 2594 19 Mrs. W.A. Slattery (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
PENTON, Leonard Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 3269 20 Ambrose Penton (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CLARK, Frank Burgeo, Burgeo-Lapoile District 5049 22 Heman Clark (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HODDER, Norman Marystown, Burin District 3038 18 Henry Elias Hodder (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No discharged medically unfit 10 September 1918; Drowned 15 February 1921
MCARTHUR, Lockie Grand River, St. George District 5364 22 Jessie McArthur (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GARLAND, John Thomas Saddle Island, Fortune District 6053 22 Eli Garland (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROBERTS, Harry Edwin Change Islands, Fogo District 2664 19 Solomon Roberts (p) Student 1916 Methodist No No
WALSH, George 51 Lime Street, St. John's 4446 18 Lawrence Walsh (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, James Manuel Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4638 30 William Brown (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, Alexander Western Bay, Bay de Verde District 1881 19 Willis King (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, September 4, 1916
PORTER, Walter Horwood, Fogo District 4870 19 Phoebe Porter (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BARRON, Thomas Frank Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 568 26 Robert Barron (p) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic No No
OROURKE, William 55 Flower Hill, St. John's 0-195 [& 0-295] 37 Nina O'Rourke (s) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No 14p. of documents misfiled prior to microfilming are located under # 0-295. Honourary Lieutenant; Quartermaster
WITHRO - WITHERALL, George Fortune, Burin Peninsula 5714 26 Martha Withro (p) Seaman 1918 Salvation Army No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Withers and Witherall. Mother's correspondence and separation/allowance are Witherall.
KEARLEY, Walter Topsail, Harbour Main District 552 19 Solomon Kearley (p) Mechanic 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAWE, Samuel Cupids, Port de Grave District 4533 20 Samuel Dawe (p) Brakeman 1918 Methodist No No
STEELE, Allan George Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 1318 19 Fanny Steele (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
GILLINGHAM, Henry Greenspond, Bonavista District 3008 21 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers not included; information from service ledger.
MURPHY, Patrick St. John's 2173 19 Amelia Murphy (p) Machinist 1916 Roman Catholic No No
JOLLIFF, Eldon Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 5286 21 Joseph Jolliff (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PELLEY, Frederick George Shoal Harbour, Trinity District 1056 20 Annie Pelley (p) Lumberman 1915 No No
WEST, Stanley Carmanville, Fogo District 1460 22 Joseph West (p) Woodsman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WHITE, Sandy [Alexander] Tickle Cove, Bonavista District 4728 22 John White (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested as Sandy White; later documents completed as Alexander
RUSSELL, Harold Tickle Cove, Bonavista District 4285 26 Samuel Russell (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FRANCIS, Harold Community: Manuels, Harbour Main District 5386 26 James Francis (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TARRANT, William Botwood, Twillingate District 3816 18 George Tarrant (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
STUCKLESS, Theophilus Point Leamington, Twillingate District 4797 21 Aaron Stuckless (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
KEEPING, Albert Flat Island, Burin District 1755 19 John Keeping (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
MURCELL, Chesley Gordon Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 0-260 - 647 18 George Murcell (p) Sailor 1914 Methodist No No
SMITH, Samuel Reginald Harbour Breton, Fortune District 0-162 - 932 22 John Smith (p) Book keeper 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BAKER, Arthur Smith Sound, Trinity District 3654 24 James Baker (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NORMAN, John Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 8276 19 Fred Norman (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, James Normans Cove, Trinity District 8117 18 Moses White (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
ENGLAND, Frederick James St. John's 1127 19 Rebecca England Brakeman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COX, William Goulds, St. John's West District 5318 22 Jessie Cox (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MACKEY, Bernard St. Brendans, Bonavista District 6094 21 Daniel Mackey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MERCER, Augustus Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 5252 18 Isaac Mercer (p) Millwright 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARSH, William Luther Deer Harbour, Trinity District 2083 18 Israel March (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
BROCKLEHURST, George Augustus St. John's 848 24 Charles F. Brocklehurst (p) Letter carrier 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
NEIL, Archibald Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5666 19 Thomas Neil (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CLOUSTON, Alan Roy 95 Forest Road, St. John's 0-282 - 2320 18 John Clouston (p) 1916 No No File missing. Information from service ledger. Previously transcribed as Allan.
HOUSE, George Lewisporte, Twillingate District 2554 19 Joseph House (p) Carpenter 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, May 22, 1918
CALLAHAN, William J. 90 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 2730 21 R. Callahan (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
VIGUERS, William St. John's 1171 19 Annie Viguers (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No