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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
BRADBURY, John A Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 3618 18 Charles Bradbury (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSLEY, Patrick 4 Hunts Lane, St. John's n/a 16 Student 1917 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)
FREAKE, Frederick Lewisporte, Twillingate District 1441 19 William Henry Freake (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
HODDINOTT, Ludwig Indian Islands, Fogo District 1248 25 James Hoddinott (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
FARRELL, Eugene Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3855 19 Elizabeth Farrell (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
WALSH, Patrick Joseph. 18 Burke Square, St. John's 286 25 Norah Waddleton (p) Longshoreman 1914 Roman Catholic No No Initially reported as a POW but had been left by the Germans due to his injuries. He remained in a shell hole for 10 days prior to being recovered by a British unit.
HEATH, Stanley Wards Harbour, Twillingate District 5504 21 James Heath (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CHALK, Alpheaus Charlottetown, Bonavista District 2208 18 Alan Chalk (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CULLETON, William St. John's 999 19 John Culleton (p) Baker 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BASTOW, Frederick Donald 9 Cook Street, St. John's 700 20 Augustus Bastow (p) Labourer 1914 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
SMITH, Joseph Spread Eagle, Trinity District 4942 22 Isaac Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOAKLER, John Joseph St. John's 782 25 Mary Moakler (p) Office clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
LINFIELD, Roland Loon Bay, Twillingate District 2543 22 Alfred G. Linfield (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
DEA, Albert Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 6108 20 Michael Dea (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HEARN, Bernard Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5657 18 John Hearn (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MANNING, Robert 80 Forest Road, St. John's 4693 18 Michael Manning (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ABBOTT, Samuel Bonavista, Bonavista District 4824 26 Mrs. Alex. Abbott (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
HULAN, Ed C. Jeffries, St. George District 8154 18 Jacob Hulan (o) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNEY, Kenneth Seldom Come By, Fogo District 5477 24 Mark Penney (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Penny
SPARKES, William 67 Feild Street, St. John's 4608 18 William Sparkes (p) Commission clerk 1918 Methodist No No
MAYNE, Henry Hopeall, Trinity District 5323 18 Henry Mayne (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
RUSSELL, Joseph Lewisport, Twillingate District 2299 20 William Russell (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, October 18, 1916
GIBBONS, Harold Lumsden, Fogo District 5969 18 Kenneth Gibbons (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ATKINS, John R. Port au Choix, St. Barbe District 8192 18 Annie Atkins (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MCGRATH, Charles G.. 46 Water Street East, St. John's 0-287-3066 20 Thomas J. McGrath (p) Student 1918 No No
HILLIER, John William Lamaline Meadows, Burin District 3294 19 Fred W. Hillier (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BALL, Matthias Exploits, Twillingate District 2814 20 John Ball (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes Yes Monday, March 31, 1919 POW Date: 1917
PARDY, James Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys 6152 23 Charles Pardy (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No See also # 2763; enlisted in 1916 and recorded as deserter; re-enlisted 1918
PITTMAN, Corbett New Perlican, Trinity District 729 27 Willis Pittman Fisherman 1914 No No
OKEEFE, Cyril St. John's 1099 19 Mary O'Keefe (p) Window cleaner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
FAHEY, Andrew Kilbride, St. John's West District 4529 18 Constable Andrew Fahey (p) Power house gas operator 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JEFFERS, Silas Freshwater, Bay de Verde District 292 22 Francis Jeffers (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 I.
BLACKWOOD, George Brookfield, Bonavista District 5429 22 Charles Blackwood (o) Coast trader 1918 Methodist No No
MERCHANT, John Robert St. John's 1125 21 Elizabeth Merchant Commercial traveller 1915 Methodist No No
TIBBO, James Joseph St. John's 1017 20 Mary Ann Tibbo (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, December 1, 1915
BURTON, John A. Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3939 21 Annie Burton (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, September 30, 1918
SHEA, Michael Joseph Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 1750 19 James Shea Sr. (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917
CARAVAN, Nathaniel Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3795 21 James Caravan (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRODERICK, Michael St. John's 808 22 Patrick Broderick (p) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, July 3, 1916
DUBOURDIEU, John F. Port au Port, St. George District 2563 20 Augustin Du Bordieu (p) Customs tidewaiter 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - DuBondieu, DuBordieu.
LUSH, George Gambo, Bonavista District 4779 19 Jesse Lush (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
FLAGG, Jonathan Nain, Labrador 5952 21 Leopold Flagg (o) Fisherman 1918 Moravian No No
STRIDE, Cecil Exploits, Twillingate District 3745 19 John Stride (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
GILLINGHAM, Isaac Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District 8170 22 Hannah Hynes (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUSSEY, Stanley Bartlett Pleasant Street, St. John's 2752 19 Nathan Hussey (p) Cabman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) / Methodist No No Discrepancy in religion
MOSS, John Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8390 49 Margaret Moss (s) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SQUIRE, George Salvage, Bonavista District 3509 19 Mrs. Robert Squire (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name: Squires.
HOLLETT, Alfred Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2445 20 Wilson Hollett (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EDWARDS, Samuel Catalina, Trinity District 2192 19 Mrs. J Stevens (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANDREWS, Adam Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District 8122 26 William Andrews (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No