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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
HICKEY, John Joseph Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District 252 20 Elizabeth Hickey (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PETTEN, Horatio Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 4580 20 Thomas Petten (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WILSON, William Patrick 51 Carters Hill, St. John's 2731 19 Andrew Wilson (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
INGRAM, George Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4271 24 John Ingram (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REID, James John St. John's 1067 27 Mrs. James Reid (s) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
KAVANAGH, William Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5777 20 James Kavanagh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, John La Scie, St. Barbe District 5622 20 Joseph Parsons (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WALDRON, Frederick Spaniards Cove, Harbour Grace District 4890 23 William Waldron (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GRANT, George Marystown, Burin District 6039 21 Bernard Grant (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROSE, Stanley Flat Islands, Bonavista District 3958 20 Martha Rose (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ST. CROIX, Edward Point La Haye, Placentia-St. Marys District 6281 24 John St. Croix (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCCOURT, Philip 190 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4578 25 Minnie McCourt (o) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HARRIS, Lloyd Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4427 18 Reverend William Harris (p) 1918 Methodist No No
ADEY, Albert Clarenville, Trinity District 2076 19 William Adey (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
SKINNER, Charles Harbour Breton, Fortune District 6255 24 Phoebe Skinner (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HINES, Herbert Herring Neck, Twillingate District 5433 20 Robert Hines (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No Variant spelling of name - Hynes
FOWLOW, Frank St. John's 985 20 George and Mary Ann Fowlow (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MISKELL, Peter J. Lyons Square, St. John's 4565 19 Frank Miskell (p) Grocer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CALDER, R.L n/a 1918 No No Attached to Regiment from Honourable Artillery Company (H.A.C.); no service number; file missing; information from ledger.
SHARMAN, Victor Lionel Camberwell, London, England, United Kingdom 8321 22 Edward Sharman (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service.
COLLINS, Samuel Mill Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District 2505 18 John Collins (p) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EDWARDS, Joseph Lawn, Burin District 6331 21 Michael Edwards (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COSSER, Thomas Red Island, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3010 30 Thomas Cosser (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CUFF, George Bonavista, Bonavista District 3193 20 James Cuff (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist No No
WELLS, Clarence Augustus Grand Falls, Twillingate District 730 21 Edward Wells (p) Clerk 1914 No No
DRAKE, John Marystown, Burin District 6031 22 Patrick Drake (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, James Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4530 18 Annie Butler (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Nathaniel Normans Cove, Trinity District 5953 22 Robert Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROSE, Clarence Harbour Breton, Fortune District 5579 19 Eli Rose (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAYNES, William 134 Duckworth Street, St. John's 0-257 - 1974 23 William Haynes (p) Book keeper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
MCGILLVARY, William St. John's 976 18 Mrs. McGillvary (p) Engineer 1915 Presbyterian No No
SMITH, Allan Jackson 114 Pleasant Street, St. John's 2269 29 William B. Smith (p) Accountant 1916 Methodist No No
WELLS, Pearce Three Arms, Twillingate District 4440 21 John Wells (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Percy
BENNETT, George Graham Grand Bank, Burin District 2888 20 Mr. Bennett (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) / Methodist No No Discrepancy in religion
RIGGS, George Grand Bank, Burin District 4085 23 William Riggs (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
SKEFFINGTON, Bemister Sydney 134 Bond Street, St. John's 59 19 George Skeffington (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Sidney.
MARTIN, William Burin, Burin District 0-262 - 2289 21 George Martin (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EVANS, Michael Joseph St. John's 871 23 John Evans (p) Printer 1915 Methodist No No
PEARCE, Archibald Clarenville, Trinity District 1316 28 Mrs. Pearce (p) Seaman 1915 Methodist No No
WHITE, Ernest Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4017 19 Thomas White (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
JAMES, Charles Robert 15 Adelaide Street, St. John's 436 29 Mrs. James (s) Engineer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VOKEY, John C. Bell Island, St. John's East District 4538 21 William Vokey (p) Machinist 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUSSY, Thomas Malcolm South River (near Clarke's Beach), Port de Grave District 1218 22 Helen Hussey (p) Operator 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MORGAN, Walter La Scie, St. Barbe District 5659 20 Joseph Morgan (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SEWARD, Thomas Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1266 22 Elizabeth Seward (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No Includes photograph of his wife, Annie Norris of Ayr, Scotland.
SQUIRES, Arthur Wing Point, Gander Bay, Fogo District 5445 21 John Squires (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BISHOP, William Salmonier, St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5900 22 Maggie Bishop (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CHAFE, Howard Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 8175 21 Jacob Chafe (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WELLS, David Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5653 18 Simon Wells (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
JACKSON, Eleazer Cavendish, Trinity District 4888 22 Alexander Jackson (p) Alexander Jackson (p) 1918 Methodist No No