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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 Deathsort descending Commendations Notes
STRIDE, Thomas Conne River, Fortune District 4794 19 John Stride (o) Lumberman 1918 No No
MADORE, Reuben Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 2566 22 Fred Madore (o) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1567X
PATTON, John Grand Bank, Burin District 3831 21 Julia (George) Patton (p) Bank clerk 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name: Patten
GUNN, John Norris Arm, Twillingate District 8469 20 Bridget Gunn (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, James Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 8007 28 Mary Murphy (o) Teamster 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GREEN, Malcolm Greenspond, Bonavista District 3355 22 Robert Green (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LANDER, Joseph Baileys Cove, Bonavista District 5893 20 James Lander (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MEADUS, Allan St. John's 1012 19 Susanna Meadus (p) Tailor 1915 Methodist No No PDF
HARNETT, William John Seldom Come By, Fogo District 2981 36 Mary Harnett (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Mahoney, Maloney
ROBERTSON, Eric McKenzie 5 Maxse Street, St. John's 497 22 Mr. Robertson (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
LEONARD, Vincent St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Marys District 4801 20 Mary Ann Vincent (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
VIVIAN, Alfred R. Fridays Bay, Twillingate District 8269 18 Thomas W. Vivian (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
HOOPER, John McCallum, Fortune District 6274 25 William Hooker (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BILLIARD, Walter Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6289 20 Samuel E. Billard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - signature is Billiard, forms completed as Billard
STARKS, Freeman Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District 5543 24 Uriah Starks (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BOLAND, Michael River Head, Placentia-St. Marys District 5833 21 Edward Boland (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SKEFFINGTON, Bemister Sydney 134 Bond Street, St. John's 59 19 George Skeffington (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Sidney.
BURDEN, Richard Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 2761 24 Henry W. Burden (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
WHITE, Jeremiah Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Marys' 5923 20 Reuben Peddle (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROGERS, Charles Dutton 88 George Street, St. John's 389 20 Robert Rogers Grocer 1914 Methodist No No Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger. Discrepancy in name: Rodgers
COOPER, Alfred Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 5343 20 Simeon Cooper (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ANTHONY, William Seal Cove, Harbour Main District 2247 19 Isaac Anthony (p) Carter 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
SAINSBURY, Peter Newtown, Bonavista District 5572 21 Paul Sainsbury (p) Engineer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MICHELIN, Charles North West Arm, Groswater Bay Lake, Labrador 6102 26 Peter Michelin (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Also contains information regarding service #6103, Stephen McDonald, and #6104, James Goudie
LEGROW, Stephen Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 2762 23 Michael LeGrow (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
PHILPOTT, James Coachmans Cove, St. Barbe District 5610 22 Elias Philpot (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name - Philpot
TRICKETT, Tasker Spout Cove, Bay de Verde District 5374 18 Thomas Trickett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STICKLAND, Meshach Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 8183 17 Mrs. Lorenzo Stickland (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
DILLON, Stephen 448 Southside Road, St. John's 4165 18 Jane Dillon (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
TAYLOR, Walter Cameron Carbonear, Carbonear District 452 23 Lemuel Taylor (p) Draper 1914 Methodist No No
MURRAY, Michael Indian Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 5934 21 Michael Murray (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHAFE, Howard Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 8175 21 Jacob Chafe (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NORRIS, Charles Rankin Newtown, Bonavista District 4953 25 Matilda Morris (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HART, Bertram Champneys East, Trinity District 3354 19 Robert Hart (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHEELER, Ralph Summerford, Twillingate District 4906 18 Thomas Wheeler (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ABBOTT, Jesse Mill Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District 3846 26 Julia Abbott (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
CURTIS, Gerald Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 5004 19 Miss Selena Curtis (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, George 16 Simms Street, St. John's 4119 28 Sarah (Leo) Martin (p) Sailor 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POWER, Patrick Avondale, Harbour Main District 5106 23 John Power (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, John R. Manuels, Harbour Main District 8232 50 Ella M. Martin (s) Carpenter 1917 Methodist No No
CONNORS, John Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 5783 20 Michael Connors (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HEATER, Herbert Stephen Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 180 19 John Heater (p) Policeman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OAKLEY, John Joseph. 55 Patrick Street, St. John's 392 23 Mr. Oakley (p) Iron moulder 1914 Methodist No No Includes a photograph of his wife Christina Smith, London, England.
SULEY [SULLEY], William A. [Ambrose] Southern Harbour, Conception Bay 1616 22 Mary Bess Suley (p) 1915 Roman Catholic No No Family spelling is Sulley; attestation and other documents completed as Suley
SLADE, Solomon St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4321 20 John Slade (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
JACKSON, Walter Cavendish, Trinity District 8104 16 Mr. And Mrs. William James Jackson (p) Millman 1917 Methodist No No
QUINTON, William Princeton, Bonavista District 2738 18 Jolliffe Quinton (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
GARLAND, Henry Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 2792 20 Mrs. Samuel Garland (p) School teacher 1916 Methodist No No
RIGGS, Leslie Rose Grand Bank, Burin District 1106 23 John Riggs (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
BEST, Charles Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8320 18 Stephen Best (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No