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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
KNOWLING, William A. Little River, Codroy Valley, St. George District 1693 18 George Knowling (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
CANNING, Wilfred Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 3727 23 Noah Canning (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
DURNFORD, Frederick Roy Rencontre Island, Fortune District 2631 19 John R. Durnford (p) Book keeper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
GULLIVER, Arthur 24 Tessier Place, St. John's 3162 19 Diana Noseworthy (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HORAN, Thomas Anthony 267 Southside Road, St. John's 212 20 Patrick Horan (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WARREN, George Chapel Arm, Trinity District 5050 23 Mahalia Warren (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOFTALL, Isaiah Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 8048 18 John C. Noftall (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
MURPHY, John J. No information 0-274 1919 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
ONEIL, Clarence Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 3064 42 Mrs. Clarennce O'Neil (s) Musician 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service
RODWAY, George W. Mussels Harbour Arm, Placentia-St.Marys District 5930 24 Alfred Rodway (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAMPTON, Alexander Valen Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 4053 22 William Hampton (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURRELL, Arthur Thomas St. John's 1002 35 Marion Murrell (s) Baker 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WELLS, Elias J. Horwood, Fogo District 8451 23 Nellie Wells (s) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
GALE, John West Bay, Port au Port, St. George District 4869 20 Daniel Gale (p) Carpenter 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FOLEY, Patrick St. Brides, Placentia-St. Marys District 4156 19 William Foley (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BARBOUR, Baxter Port Rexton, Trinity District 5255 20 John Barbour (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JOYCE, William Salmonier, Burin Bay Arm, Burin District 1952 18 Christopher Joyce (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Friday, September 8, 1916
REGULAR, Dorman Wild Cove, St. Barbe District 5629 23 William Regular (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MACKAY, John Joseph Corner of Cochrane Street and Duckworth Street, St. John's 278 19 John Joseph MacKay (p) Baker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BENOIT, Matthew Stephenville, St. George District 3594 18 John Benoit (p) Farmer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SAMSON, Neville Flat Island, Bonavista District 3544 19 Thomas Edward Samson (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Sampson.
NEVILLE, Ronald Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 2066 19 James Neville (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
WAREHAM, Gilbert Petries, Bay of Islands, St. George District 4992 20 Israel Wareham (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SAMSON, Martin R. Seal Cove, Twillingate District 8085 29 Robert Samson (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
MULLEY, James Blackhead, Bay de Verde District 5547 19 Allan Mulley (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
POWER, Maurice. Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5781 20 Cornelius Power (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
AYERS, Samuel George Fortune, Burin District 4007 18 Samuel Ayers (p) Sailor 1917 Methodist No No
CHANNING, Maxmilian 233 Theatre Hill, St. John's 5296 20 Frances Channing (p) Bank clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LYNCH, Thomas Joseph 18 Carew Street, St. John's 3218 18 Patrick Lynch (p) Baker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HODDINOTT, Ludwig Duncan Greenspond, Bonavista District 2234 22 Mrs. Augustus Hoddinott (p) Grocer 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
JEWER, William Salt Pond, Twillingate District 5398 23 Thomas Jewer (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TUCKER, William 161 Casey Street, St. John's 4686 21 Nellie Tucker (s) Truckman 1918 Methodist No No
CRUMMEY, Richard Joseph Western Bay, Bay de Verde District 2965 55 William Crummey (p) School teacher 1916 Methodist No No
LEWIS, Fred James St. John's 1640 18 William James Lewis (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No Also contains documents relating to service # 3217, Charles V. Lewis
PENNEY, Arthur Bell Island, St. John's East District 4425 18 Samuel Penney (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
DAWE, Samuel 170 Water Street, St. John's 3224 22 Samuel Dawe (p) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SKINNER, William Albert Grand John, Fortune District 2933 18 Mary Ann John (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, November 22, 1917
SMYTH, Thomas Joseph 11 Bond Street, St. John's 523 19 George Smyth (p) Hardware clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
MAYO, Bertram Foots Cove, Burin District 5590 19 Joseph Mayo (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
FENNELL, Leo Bay Du Nord, Fortune District 1087 19 Martha Fennell (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, Edward Bell Island, St. John's East District 6074 18 Edward Parsons (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PELLEY, Edmund Laurenceton, Twillingate District 8131 49 Lucy Pelley (o) Lumberman and carpenter 1917 Methodist No No
BRACE, James Joseph St. John's 969 33 Mary Brace (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.
PIPPY, Walter Elliott Torbay Road, St. John's 691 19 T.A. Pippy (p) Engineer 1914 Methodist No No
ALSOP, Robert Carteret 63 Freshwater Road, St. John's 2978 30 Eva Alsop (o) Bank clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: Robert Castenet Alsop.
KENDELL, George Pushthrough, Fortune District 5582 20 Samuel Kendell (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FARRELL, Patrick Joseph Ferryland, Ferryland District 3044 18 Patrick Joseph Farrell Sr. (p) School teacher 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 2, 1917 Photograph of grave-site included.
RIDOUT, Sydney Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 1258 21 Elizabeth Ridout (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Variant spelling of name - Rideout.
ROSE, John Cape St. Francis, Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 2175 18 Ambrose Rose (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 23, 1917
WALSH, James Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District 2341 22 Walter Walsh (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, August 21, 1917