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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
BUTLER, Martin Bell Island, St. John's East District 4721 21 Edward Butler (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PARK, James Middle Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George 3715 21 John Park (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PORTER, James Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District 5813 24 Bertha Porter (s) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GARLAND, Charles Frederick 44 Carters Hill, St. John's 0-185 - 182 21 Annie Garland (p) 1914 No No
WINTER, Herbert M No information 0-156 1919 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Special assignment: musketry instructor
JENNINGS, Stewart Bridgeport, Twillingate District 6027 25 Robert Jennings (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
MALONEY, James Sweet Bay, Bonavista District 5910 19 John Maloney (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STEED, Solomon Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 2941 - 8157 18 Albert Steed (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No No overseas service, released from Newfoundland Regiment 1916; Enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917; complete file is under # 2941.
LESHANA, David 131 Casey Street, St. John's 4420 19 Mary Ann LeShana (p) (o) Steward 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - LeShano. Discrepancy in next of kin's relationship to LeShana.
BUTLER, Bertram Topsail, Harbour Main District 0-152 - 146 24 John J. Butler (p) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Butler's Regimental number was previously recorded as 258. Corrected Apr. 2015.
DANIELS, Cyril E. North Battery Road, St. John's 2859 - 8047 19 Thomas Daniels (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No See service record # 8047 for attestation papers; Daniels originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies
COFFIN, George Haystack, Placentia-St. Marys District 5180 21 William Coffin (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DUNCAN, George Templeton Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 0-306 - 877 21 John G. Duncan (p) Bank clerk 1915 No No
RYAN, John Joseph 23 Adelaide Street, St. John's 38 20 J.J. Ryan (p) Clerk-telegrapher 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BOONE, William 22 Belvedere Street, St. John's 5022 21 James Boone (p) Bottler 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HART, Ralph Champneys East, Trinity District 8102 18 Mr. And Mrs. Albert Hart (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PAUL, Ralph Mud Cove, Burin, Burin District 3717 23 William Paul (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
GOWANS, Thomas Crawford 6 Carnell St, St. John's 1177 23 Maggie Martin Gowans (p) Brakeman 1915 Presbyterian No No
GREEN, Percy Burlington, Twillingate District 4359 20 James Green (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
COX, Samuel St. Albans, Fortune District 6230 21 John Cox (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No See also service #6229, Lawrence Collier
HARRIS, Benjamin Our Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6058 19 Robert Harris (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SYMONDS, Charles Cornwall Avenue, St. John's 4495 18 George Symonds (p) Watchmaker 1918 Methodist No No
WELSH, Enos Seymour Hearts Delight, Trinity District 2769 19 Norman Welsh (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1466X
PYNN, Joseph Bristols Hope, Carbonear District 4702 20 Sarah Batten (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Microfilmed file includes 3 documents for Robie Richards (drummer).
BIDDISCOMBE, Richard Torbay Road, St. John's 4623 21 John Biddiscombe (p) Truckman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WARR, Charles T. Little Harbour, Twillingate District 8078 37 Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ARNS, William Frederick 7 Signal Hill, St. John's 2270 19 Clara (Mawtrey) Arns (s) Baker 1916 Methodist No No
HOUSE, Arthur Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 1946 18 Ida House (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WARREN, Alexander Open Hall, Bonavista District 1413 22 Hannah Warren (p) Pulp maker 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
LOVEYS, Aubrey Wilson St. John's 827 19 John Thomas Loveys (p) Grocery clerk 1914 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917.
HENNESSEY, James John Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1257 18 Patience Hennessey (p) Blacksmith 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, Samuel Hermitage Bay, Fortune District 1829 23 Henry King (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURSEY, Frederick John Clarenville, Trinity District 1348 21 Reuben Bursey (p) Railroader 1915 Methodist No No Contains a letter from Reuben Bursey about the death of his son (unidentified), and also from Mrs. Bursey about sending parcels to POWs. These letters likely refer to # 2381 Goliath Bursey, brother of Frederick John Bursey.
ROSE, R. [Robert] Clayton 28 Springdale Street, St. John's 2542 22 Marmaduke Rose (p Salesman 1916 Methodist No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.
EZEKIEL, John J. St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 1751 22 Paul Ezekiel (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No Some items re-filmed, see beginning of reel 117.
MATHIESON, Gerald Topsail Road, St. John's 4405 18 John Mathieson (p) Apprentice engineering 1918 Presbyterian No No
CARTY, George Thomas Cochrane Street, St. John's 0-6 Isabell Carty (o) 1914 No No PDF I - Attestation papers not included.
RICE, Ambrose William Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 3123 21 Stephen Rice (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No
PATEY, John St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Mary's District 6117 23 Mary Patey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TUCKER, Philip Boncloddy Street, St. John's 4940 23 Ignatius Tucker (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BRIFFETT, John Rosedale, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 5387 24 Robert Briffett (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DICKS, Richard Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2392 25 Mrs. Henry Dicks (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEVIS, Robert Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 5671 21 William J. Levis (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Nominal Census for 1921 lists Robert Lavers residing Port Saunders. Details match and no Robert Levis is found in any census. Possible mispelling as recruit attested by making his mark.
ROUD, James Power Street, St. John's 4559 26 Charles Roud (o) Cabman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CAINES, John Woody Point, St. Barbe District 8177 28 Georgiana Belle Caines (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, Reuben Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 1633 23 Richards Parsons Sr. (of Joseph) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OBRIEN, John J. 27 Adelaide Street, St. John's 3214 21 Mary O'Brien (p) Coachman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BRYANT, William Hearts Delight, Trinity District 3315 25 Mrs. Archibald Budden (o) Coaster 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHIFFIN, James Southern Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 5868 19 John Whiffin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Whiffen
GAUDET, Arthur Stephenville, St. George District 5694 18 Amedee Gaudet (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No