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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
GEORGE, Ambrose Britannia Cove, Trinity District 3412 19 Robert George (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, August 6, 1917
CRIMP, Harry 10 McDougall Street, St. John's 5040 23 Bride Crimp (o) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HANEFFANT, Patrick Black Island, Twillingate District 6024 19 James Hannefant (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BURKE, Albert J. St. Jacques, Fortune District 5344 24 Catherine Burke (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KING, James 102 Springdale Street, St. John's 4451 20 William King (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
HUNT, Nicholas Prout 88 Barnes Road, St. John's 0-252 - 762 21 Mrs. James Hunt (p) Clerk 1914 No No I.
RIDOUT, Charles Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 8087 22 Roseanna Ridout (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No Variant spelling of name - Rideout.
WOODS, Lloyd W. 68 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 0-184 - 660 24 Sydney Woods (p) 1914 No No
STICKLAND, Alfred Lamaline, Burin District 4805 22 George Stickland (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Strickland
MADDOCK, William Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2137 50 Mrs. Maddock (p) Musician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, March 17, 1917 Attested for short service. Death 17 March 1917 from CWGC.
BROWN, Bertram Laurenceton, Botwood, Twillingate District 1382 20 Selina Brown (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
LEGROW, Walter 56 Spencer Street, St. John's 2093 22 John LeGrow (p) Draper 1916 Methodist Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
PICCO, Norman Port au Port, St. George District 2518 25 William Picco (p) Fireman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of last name, Picco or Picot
ANDERSON, Israel Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1069 19 Joseph Anderson Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
TUCKER, George Burnt Head, Port de Grave District 5287 22 Ambrose Tucker (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
STROUDE, Fred Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 1325 & 8083 21 Priscilla Stroude (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No additional service records under Regimental number 8083.
FREEMAN, Charles W. West Champneys, Trinity District 3545 21 James Freeman (p) Bookkeeper 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TEIXEISA, Joseph Pushthrough, Harbour Breton, Fortune District - native of Portugal 3424 18 James Teixeira (o) Sailor 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, March 13, 1918 Attestation papers also misfiled with service #13. Teixeisa was a native of Portugal. Discrepancy in spelling of name: Teixeira.
PARSONS, Leo Clattice Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 5970 20 John Parsons (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JOHNS, Harold 30 Young Street, St. John's 4614 25 Mrs. E. Johns (p) Grocer 1918 Methodist No No
NORRIS, William Leonard 41 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 101 28 James Norris (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
GOODYEAR, Lemuel Gordon Carmanville, Fogo District 4213 18 Maud Wheaton (o) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
ROSS, Hector Hugh Alexander 14 Victoria Street, St. John's 0-96 - 768 22 H. Ross (p) 1914 No No Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.
WHELAN, Samuel G. Cupids, Port de Grave District 2071 20 William Whelan (p) Telegraph operator 1916 Methodist No No
CARROLL, Richard A. Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2668 18 Alice Rose (o) Office clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HYNES, Michael Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 3868 21 Andrew Hynes (o) Miner 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CUTLER, Henry Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6259 20 William Cutler (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, James 11 John Street, St. John's 3436 22 James Martin (p) Mattress maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MOORE, Otto 53 Goodview Street, St. John's 4456 20 John Moore (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
BELBIN, Herbert John St. John's - St. Phillips, St. John's West District 1765 23 Charles Belbin Sr. Post office clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, March 12, 1918
MEANEY, Frank Brigus, Port de Grave district 8038 19 John Meaney (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
CONRAN, William Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 4795 19 Michael Conran (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JACKSON, Eleazer Cavendish, Trinity District 4888 22 Alexander Jackson (p) Alexander Jackson (p) 1918 Methodist No No
HEATH, Ernest St. John's 829 21 Samuel Heath (p) Steward 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FELIX, William Felix Cove, St. George District 4373 20 Hamiel Felix (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCGRATH, James J. St. John's 1231 21 William McGrath (p) Cabman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HANRAHAN, John Marystown, Burin District 6177 21 Frances Kanes (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Mother's name is recorded as Kanes; local spelling is Caines
PENNY, Peter L. Avondale, Harbour Main District 4220 19 William Penny (p) Paper maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SNOW, Eliken Salt Pond, Twillingate District 5397 19 Stephen Snow (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
HOBBS, John Red Cliff, Bonavista District 5415 19 Henry Hobbs (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 2, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included
COLEMAN, Bartholomew Curling, St. George District 5395 22 Joseph Coleman (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FRASER, Hazen 234 Duckworth Street, St. John's 2404 17 Dr. N.S. Fraser (p) Student 1916 Presbyterian No No
ROACH, Samuel Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 4494 19 Samuel Roach (p) Student 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also contains documents relating to service #4994, William McGrath. Variant spelling of name: Roache, Roche.
BRAGG, Miles 95 Carters Hill, St. John's 8363 19 William Bragg (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MULLINS, James 227 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 5104 23 John Mullins (p) Bricklayer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KERR, David Simpson Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2893 28 Mrs. John Kerr (p) Tailor's cutter 1916 Presbyterian No No
POPE, Abel Birchy Bay, Twillingate District 6082 19 Robert Pope (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
BARRETT, George H. Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District 3306 19 James Barrett (p) Electrician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OLIVER, Patrick McNeil Street, St. John's 8358 27 Mrs. C. Oliver (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WISEMAN, George Shoal Harbour, Trinity District 2802 19 Arthur Wiseman (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No