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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
SAPP, Abraham Bell Island, St. John's East District 4909 22 Les Sapp (p) Storekeeper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OWENS, William Norris Arm, Twillingate District 4059 19 Thomas Owens (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
KELLY, Ernest 17 Gear Street, St. John's 27 19 Thomas Kelly (p) Printer 1914 Methodist No No
VOISEY, Herbert Lawrence St. John's 1566 19 Edward Voisey (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
NEWELL, William Thomas 14 Nunnery Hill, St. John's 520 28 Emma Newell (p) Longshoreman 1914 Methodist No No
WAY, William Bonavista, Bonavista District 3448 19 James Way (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
TURNER, Ernest Happy Adventure, Bonavista District 4737 19 James Turner (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOBER, John Marystown, Burin District 6054 21 Thomas Dober (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SPURRELL, Willis Sebert Badgers Quay, Bonavista District 2085 18 John Spurrell (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WADDINGTON, Robert Bumley, England, United Kingdom 3069 47 Clara Waddington (s) Musician 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
BISHOP, Joseph Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District 4708 20 Nathaniel Bishop (p) Blacksmith 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DUNN, John S. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8023 24 Reverend W.D. Dunn (p) Surveyor 1917 Methodist No No
NOFTLE, William Blackhead, Bay de Verde District 2826 20 James B. Noftle (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: Noftall.
PIKE, John (Jack) 70 Cabot Street, St. John's 5087 20 Thomas Pike (p) Labourer 1918 Salvation Army No No
THOMPSON, Leonard E. Point Leamington, Twillingate District 8134 52 Rebekah Thompson (p) Lumberman and mill man 1917 Salvation Army No No
TESTER, William Ronald Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2132 29 Mrs. Tester (s) Musician 1916 Presbyterian No No Attested for short service
HOPSON, Frank Herbert Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-130 - 2915 29 Mary Rita Hopson (s) Paper maker 1916 No No PDF Hopson was attached 88th Infantry Brigade H.Q.
LEDREW, Lemuel Change Islands, Fogo District 5959 21 William LeDrew (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
STAGG, Alexander Birchy Cove, Bonavista District 4312 18 Joseph Stagg (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Photograph of grave-site included.
MCKAY, William 269 Water Street West, St. John's 4704 22 Elizabeth McKay (p) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BUGDEN, Heber Petley, Trinity District 4792 18 Benjamin Bugden (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PIKE, Ralph C. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8051 19 Nathaniel Pike (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
IVANY, John McNeil Street, St. John's 5788 21 Benjamin Ivany (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KNIGHT, Harold Stephen 34 Circular Road, St. John's 0-60 - 2962 19 Herbert Knight (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUNT, Stephen Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5010 19 Martha Hunt (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JESSO, Joseph Brooms Bottom, St. George District 6258 20 James Jesso (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CREWE, Gordon Elliston, Trinity District 3451 23 Mary Gough (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents
MARTIN, Joseph Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 5755 20 Charles Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, Alfred Leo 65 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 1987 18 Alfred Brown (p) Printer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TIZZARD, Frederick J. Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 5521 20 George Tizzard (p) Fisherman 1918 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
WILLIAMS, Willmet Dildo, Trinity District 1499 1915 No No Attestation papers not included
FELTHAM, Moses Deer Island, Bonavista District 5568 19 Benjamin Feltham (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
FLYNN, Thomas 22 Stephen Street, St. John's 4631 21 Patrick Flynn (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STEWART, Henry Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, United Kingdom 618 27 Alice Stewart (s) Tinsmith 1914 No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.
ABBOTT, Samuel Bonavista, Bonavista District 4824 26 Mrs. Alex. Abbott (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
ONEILL, Roadey [Roderick] 119 Freshwater Road, St. John's 4749 21 Edward O'Neill (o) Carman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: given as Roadey or Roady on all documents except on War service Gratuity form which is Roderick. Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1404X
MILLS, Robert Whitfield Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 997 23 Sara Jane Mills (p) Seaman 1915 Methodist No No
PARDY, Archibald C. Little Harbour, Twillingate District 8204 18 John Pardy (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
DOVER, James A. Little Bay, Twillingate District 1723 20 John Joseph Dover (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
REEVES, William No information 0-230 1915 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger. Attached to Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) Ambulance Company.
WALSH, Fred Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4746 22 James Walsh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NEWBURY, William St. John's 1896 19 Frederick Newbury Draper 1915 Methodist No No Attested for Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918.
BARRON, Peter Francis St. John's 945 29 Alice Barron (s) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1916 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73
CHEFFEY, Albert Musgravetown, Bonavista District 2337 23 James Cheffey (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No Variation in name: Chaffey
DAWE, Samuel 170 Water Street, St. John's 3224 22 Samuel Dawe (p) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLLINS, Matthew Grand Falls, Twillingate District - Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 710 19 James W. Collins (p) Paper maker 1914 No No PDF
HALLETT, Jack 26 Balsom Street, St. John's 2515 18 John Hallett (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
COURT No information 0-250 No No Attestation papers not included; attached from RAMC
REID, Dugald Stewart 50 Charlton Street, St. John's 1214 21 Sarah Elizabeth Reid (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No