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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
WHITE, Solomon Valleyfield, Bonavista District 3517 19 Peter White (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BAKER, Edmund Fogo, Fogo District 4210 18 Lambert Baker (p) Carpenter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUIRES, Gilbert St. Phillips, St. John's West District 4606 19 George Squires (p) Machinist 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HERBERT, Louis Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom 3056 40 Anthony Herbert (o) Pastry cook 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ENGLAND, George 28 Spencer Street, St. John's 3561 18 David England (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOYLES, Robert Goulds, St. John's West District 5158 22 George Boyles (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MACKEY, Joseph St. Brendans, Bonavista District 6086 22 Patrick Mackey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Stephen Kevin Harbour Breton, Fortune District 0-124 - 931 20 John Smith (p) Trading captain 1914 No No I
SNOW, Gordon Bolton St. John's 838 19 George Snow (p) Machinist 1914 No No
WIGHT, George 83 Flower Hill, St. John's 8284 23 Laura Wight (s) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as White.
CRAM, Robert Greens Harbour, Trinity District 3788 25 C.J. Cram (p) School master 1917 Methodist No No
GALPIN, John S. Codroy, St. George District 2048 21 Israel Galpin (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Calpin.
MERCER, Chesley St. John's 1303 19 Emma Mercer (p) Steward 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DROVER, Eldred Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 4625 18 Agnes Drover (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARRIS, Harold James Great Harbour, Fortune Bay 4406 20 Andrew Harris (p) 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRODNICK, Edward 7 Stephens Street, St. John's 1951 19 Edward Brodnick Sr. (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
LANGDON, Caleb E. North Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 8128 38 Ethel Irene Langdon (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
HOUNSELL, Albert Allan Pound Cove, Bonavista Bay 4848 22 Henry Hounsell (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CLOUSTON, William J 77 Queen's Road, St. John's 0-212 - 3460 18 William J. Clouston Sr. (p) Student 1917 No No
VINCENT, John York Harbour, Bay of Islands, St. George District 5876 23 Joseph Vincent (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STRICKLAND, James Botwood, Twillingate District 2568 25 John Strickland 1916 Methodist No No Attestation papers not included; Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies.
BURSEY, Stanley Gander Bay, Fogo District 5450 23 Richard Bursey (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name: Bursell.
HAMPTON, George Edgar Portland, Bonavista district 1197 20 Arthur Hampton (p) Brakeman 1915 Methodist No No
WEAY, Frederick Greenspond, Bonavista District 3969 22 Joseph Weay (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Way
HISCOCK, Edward Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 4452 18 Eli Hiscock (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16
TURNER, Horatio Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 5103 20 Charles Turner (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ANTHONY, Stanley Seldom Come By, Fogo District 5491 21 Henry Anthony (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GREEN, Harvey Trinity, Trinity District 2924 18 John Green (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RICE, Lesley Point Leamington, Twillingate District 3180 23 John Rice (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No
BENNETT, Manuel Joseph Flat Bay, St. George District 1785 18 George Bennett (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF
FORAN, Sebastian Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-55 - 708 21 Patrick J. Foran (p) Paper maker 1914 No No
BRINSON, Jesse Carmanville, Fogo District 6278 21 Samuel Brinson (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HUDDY, James Epworth, Burin District 3876 18 William Huddy (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
TILLEY, Frank Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 8299 18 Henry Tilley (p) 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
STACEY, Lambert Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 6133 19 Albert Stacey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SUMMERS, Augustus Leo 116 Military Road, St. John's 0-44 - 93 23 Elizabeth Summers (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
JANES, William Joseph Smith Sound, Trinity District 3223 20 Ambrose Janes (p) Paper maker 1916 Methodist No No
FITZGERALD, Anthony Bonavista, Bonavista District 5843 22 Philip Fitzgerald (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BUCKLEY, Sydney Botwood, Twillingate District 1625 22 John Buckley (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
LAWLOR, Thomas Joseph 6 Feild Street, St. John's 535 22 Edward Lawlor (p) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
HART, William Change Islands, Fogo District 5888 22 George Hart (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Arthur Joseph Little Bona, Placentia-St. Marys District 1154 21 Joseph White (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
ABBOTT, Jacob Wesleyville, Bonavista District 168 22 Richard Abbott (p) Sailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
KNIGHT, James St. Pierre Birmingham, England, United Kingdom 0-239 Mrs. James S.P. Knight 1915 No Information No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC).
HEMION, John Botwood, Twillingate District 4331 18 Phoebe Hemion (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BROWN, Albert Winterton, Trinity District 5242 21 John Brown (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FENNELL, Thomas St. Brendans, Bonavista District 6193 17 Johanna Fennell (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, Malcolm Victoria Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2656 18 Thomas Martin (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TIZZARD, John Lower Battery Road, St. John's 3007 19 Simeon Tizzard (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
WILLMAN, Wilson H. McCallum, Fortune District 6049 19 Augustus Willman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No