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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
REEVES, Clifford St. Lawrence, Burin District 3239 18 John Reeves (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUELIN, William Robinsons, St. George District 4368 18 James Huelin (p) Fireman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAGGETT, Edward P. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2164 18 George Haggett (p) Paper maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, Francis A. 13 Howe Place, St. John's 1959 21 Mary Walsh (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic - Church of England No No Discrepancy in religion
STOKES, Edgar Cape Freels, Bonavista District 5492 23 John Stokes (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
KING, Albert 43 Duckworth Street, St. John's 5585 21 William King (p) Longshoreman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, John Joseph Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 1434 24 William Hall (o) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BARRETT, R. [Ralph] No information 0-247 1918 No No Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger. Member of Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Air Force.
POWER, James Francis Freshwater Road, St. John's 2281 18 Mrs. Joseph Power (p) Clerk 1916 No No
WISEMAN, Walter Delbys Cove, Trinity District 6197 24 Job Wiseman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAWE, Kenneth Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 4582 21 John Dawe (p) Mining 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GILLINGHAM, George Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District 1253 20 Deliah Gillingham (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
CORNICK, Raymond Albert 30 William Street, St. John's 2825 18 Mrs. F.C. Cornick (p) Accountant 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, Sidney Turks Bight, Notre Dame Bay 2082 24 Samuel Parsons (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Sydney; signature is Sidney.
PENNELL, John Curling, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1542 19 Mary Pennell (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Rennie Llewelyn Englee, St. Barbe District 1045 19 Selina Barnes (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
HALEY - HAYLEY, Leonard Bonavista, Bonavista District 1000 20 Mary Haley (p) Hotel clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name: Signature on attestation is Haley; birth certificate is Hayley; selecte correspondence is Healey.
TAPP, James D. Cape Ray, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4962 24 William Tapp (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
THOMS, Jeremiah Carbonear, Carbonear District 4626 24 John Thoms (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MYERS, Edward St. John's 4810 22 Helen Myers (o) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Contains documents relating to service #4793, Leo McFarlane
HIBBS, William 53 Cabot Street, St. John's 8424 42 Annie Hibbs (s) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, Everett Musgravetown, Bonavista District 3829 19 Elias Brown (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No See Service # 3722 for misfiled document
BAIRD, Herbert Edward St. John's 1123 20 Phoebe Baird (p) Chauffeur 1915 Methodist No No
PAINTER, George T. Harbour Breton, Fortune District 3506 23 Mrs. Arthur Painter (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Frederick Flat Bay, St. George District 8441 21 John W. White (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
EMBERLEY, Leo Littledale, St. John's 4510 18 George Emberley (o) Coachman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SHORT, John C. Hermitage Cove, Fortune District 1683 21 Eli Short (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIDEOUT, Obed Long Island, Twillingate District 6335 19 John Rideout (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
YETMAN, Samuel Jamestown, Bonavista District 5427 23 Joseph Yetman (p) Carpenter 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARKE, William Springdale, Twillingate District 5305 19 Henry Clarke (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
CLEMENT, T.W. n/a Medical officer 1918 No No Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.
CALDWELL, William F. 183 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 4415 27 Harriett Caldwell (p) Accountant 1918 Congregationalist No No
OSMOND, Robert Baxter Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District 4928 18 Joseph Osmond (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DRISCOLL, Michael Tors Cove, Ferryland District 717 30 John Driscoll (p) Fisherman 1914 No No Includes documents of Private James Arthur Taylor, service #821.
LUFF, John Exploits, Twillingate District 350 26 William Luff (p) Fisherman 1914 Salvation Army No No
BONIA, Edward Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 4526 21 Frances Bonia (o) Seaman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GILLINGHAM, Esau Glenwood, Twillingate District 8490 36 Catherine Gillingham (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BURT, Gladstone Rendell 279 Southside Road, St. John's 0-263 - 54 20 Joshua Burt (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist No No
REARDIGAN, John Joseph 33 Bannerman Street, St. John's 72 21 John Joseph and Mary Helen Reardigan (p) Tinsmith 1914 Roman Catholic No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
ROWSELL, Solomon Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 6284 23 Mark Rowsell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SIMMS, Simeon Muddy Hole, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6040 22 David Simms (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DUKE, Peter 48 Cabot Street, St. John's 8301 18 Patrick Duke (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HICKS, Alonzo Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 2357 18 William Hicks (p) Fireman 1916 No No
ANTHONY, Gilbert 64 Brazil Square, St. John's 4506 19 John Anthony (p) Shoe maker 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TULK, Stanley Gordon St. George, St. George District 268 18 Benjamin Tulk (p) Farmer 1914 Methodist No No
PIKE, Harold English Hill, Carbonear, Carbonear District 3103 21 William Pike (p) School Teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BENNETT, John West Bay, Port au Port, St. George District 5939 20 William Bennett (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HOLWELL, Walter 17 Feild Street, St. John's 4619 21 Mrs. Charles Holwell (p) Truckman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WAREHAM, John Petries Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District 4657 18 Israel Wareham (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MCKAY, Isaac Robinsons, St. George District 1408 23 Helena McKay (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No