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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
MARTIN, William H. A. Cornwall Avenue, St. John's 2573 23 Arthur Martin (p) Electrical engineer 1916 Methodist No No Part of file of Ebenezer Wiseman also included, see service # 2523. #2573 was assigned in error.
BRAY, Leander Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4786 18 Mrs. Martha Bray (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALL, Raymond Southeast Arm, New Bay, Twillingate District 4396 18 Samuel Wall (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DOODY, Alphonse Mosquito, Placentia-St. Marys District 4563 19 Mrs. Albert[?] Doody (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BLACKWOOD, Bertram Brookfield, Bonavista District 5145 19 Martin Blackwood (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PYNN, William H. Silverdale, Twillingate District 8026 18 Arthur A. Pynn (p) Woodsman 1917 Salvation Army No No
PRICE, Henry Torbay Road, St. John's 2203 19 Mrs. Joseph Price (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HANN, Thomas Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3018 21 John Henry Hann (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCGRATH, George Branch, Placentia-St. Marys District 3619 21 Patrick McGrath (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
COLLINS, Joseph New Gower Street, St. John's 3210 Mrs. William Harvey (o) 1916 No No Attestation papers not included.
BARTER, Alexander Cape La Hune, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1563 22 George Andrew Barter (o) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LODGE, Nathaniel George Catalina, Trinity District 2810 26 Mrs. Nathaniel Lodge (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
HATCHER, Henry Lumsden, Fogo District 6179 23 John Hatcher (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HOGAN, R. N/A 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)
HOPKINS, Allan Twillingate, Twillingate District 3592 20 Henry Hopkins (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
CHAPMAN, Herbert Fort Townshend, St. John's 5017 18 William Chapman (p) Letter carrier 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FILLEUL, Horwood M. Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5056 27 Philip Filleul (p) Trapper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GARDNER, Archibald Harbour Breton, Fortune District 4305 18 A.E. Gardner (p) Student 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, Bernard Frederick Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 849 21 Mrs. Duncan Parsons School teacher 1915 Methodist No No
POWER, Martin Frances Witless Bay, Ferryland District 3331 18 John Joseph Power (o) Carpenters apprentice 1916 Roman Catholic No No
JOHNSTON, Charles William 8 Hunts Lane, St. John's 4024 18 Edward Johnston (p) Draper 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, David Tilton, Harbour Grace District 1319 William Brown (p) Railroad foreman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF Discrepancy in occupation; foreman or fireman.
CARTER, Albert 75 Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's 2348 18 John Carter (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STRIDE, Thomas Conne River, Fortune District 4794 19 John Stride (o) Lumberman 1918 No No
SPENCER, Roy Fortune, Burin District 859 18 C.B. Spencer (p) Store clerk 1914 Methodist No No
BAKER, James Carbonear, Carbonear District 5807 21 Daniel Baker (p) Iron worker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GRIFFIN, James Patrick Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 577 22 Mrs. John Sullivan (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WEST, Joseph Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 3879 20 Levi West (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
KENNEDY, Cyril Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5013 19 Minnie Kennedy (p) Railway agent 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BURT, Harold Battery Road, St. John's 323 23 John Burt Labourer 1914 Methodist No No
SEXTON, John Francis St. John's 2068 32 Hettie Sexton (s) Draper 1916 Roman Catholic No No
YOUNG, Isaac Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3792 23 Emmanuel Young (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COOMBS, Leinus Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 1472 25 Jane Coombs (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
GRANTER, Henry Thomas. Gambo, Bonavista District 2190 23 Samuel Granter (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No No
SNELGROVE, Overton Lewisporte, Twillingate District 3683 18 Peter Snelgrove (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
PINSENT, Willis G. Brighton, Twillingate District 5525 20 Samuel Pincent (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No Variant spelling of name - Pincent
FITZGERALD, J.H.W. n/a Dental surgeon 1918 No No Attached to Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger.
MURPHY, John J. No information 0-274 1919 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
EVANS, Joseph Grand Bank, Burin District 2793 18 Captain William P. Evans (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
BOLAND, Michael River Head, Placentia-St. Marys District 5833 21 Edward Boland (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHITEWAY, David Jobs Cove, Bay de Verde District 5602 24 William Whiteway (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ANTLE, Abram Bursey Botwood, Twillingate District 1732 23 Thomas Antle (p) Electrician 1915 Methodist No No
GOOSNEY, James Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5646 22 James Goosney (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
HOLLETT, George Albert Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 1841 19 Thomas Hollett (p) Farmer 1915 Methodist No No
HARNETT, Lewis Campbellton, Twillingate District 6015 20 Mary Jane Kearley (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BUGDEN, Cyril W. Britannia, Trinity District 4065 18 Walter Bugden (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOIGLAS, George 61 George Street, St. John's 3615 24 Anthony Goiglas (o) Fireman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancies in spelling of name: Goigalis, Geiglas, Geigalis, Goglas.
CANDOW, John New Gower Street, St. John's 3246 20 David Candow (p) Lineman 1916 No No
COSTELLO, Daniel Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 860 21 Daniel Costello (p) Shoe maker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WHALEN, John 27 Carnell Street, St. John's 4467 21 James Whalen (p) Draper 1918 Roman Catholic No No