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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 ascending Commendations Notes
WALL, Raymond Southeast Arm, New Bay, Twillingate District 4396 18 Samuel Wall (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CAREW, William St. John's 1339 20 Elizabeth Carew (p) 1915 No No See also #1337 for additional misfiled documents.
KEEPING, Thomas Marystown, Burin District 6182 21 Manuel King (p) Captain 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SPRATT, John 340 Duckworth Street, St. John's 3739 18 Bartholomew Spratt (p) Operator 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HATCH, Alphonsus Red Head Cove, Bay de Verde District 5314 23 Patrick Hatch (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HEWLETT, Raymond Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 5501 20 Debra Hewlett (s) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LANE, Walter St. Brendans, Bonavista District 4847 30 Mary Ann (Daniel) Broders (o) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MORRISSEY, Thomas Patrick 7 Cummings Street, St. John's 211 22 Patrick Morrissey (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
CHEESEMAN, Ernest B Port au Bras, Burin District 1927 20 Lawrence Cheeseman (p) Student 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
MCCARTHY, Thomas Renews, Ferryland District 4542 24 Thomas McCarthy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CRANFORD, Moses New Harbour, Trinity District 1579 23 Eliza (Cranford) Pitcher (p) Constable 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DWYER, Michael Bell Island, St. John's East District 4644 20 Joseph Dwyer (p) Pump man 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MANUEL, Arthur Botwood, Twillingate District 867 19 Valentino Manuel (p) Winchman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 69.
GREEN, Frank Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom 3061 26 Mrs. Frank Green (s) Musician 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service.
HEARN, Patrick Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 3300 20 John Hearn (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SULEY, Bertram Hearts Delight, Trinity District 5184 21 John Suley (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRADLEY, James Jabez Squid Tickle, Bonavista District 3627 20 Allan Bradley (p) 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers not included.
EARLES, Walter Trinity, Trinity District 2555 18 Mark Earles (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
THOMPSON, Isaac Big Bight, Gander Bay, Fogo District 3125 21 Charles Thompson (o) Labourer 1916 Methodist No No
ELLIS, George Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5225 22 Elizabeth Ellis (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
MORRIS, Rupert 96 Freshwater Road, St. John's 2849 22 I.C. [Isaac] Morris (p) Sailmaker 1916 Methodist No No Also contains the will of Riley Morris, service #3113
KING, Andrew George New Bonaventure, Trinity District 3175 19 Richard King (p) School teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREENHAM, Allen Comfort Cove, Twillingate District 4205 18 William Greenham (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
CRANE, Joseph Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 736 22 Mary Anne Smith (o) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also contains documents relating to service #2765, Archibald Crane
MULLINS, Thomas Rencontre, Fortune District 6250 22 John Mullins (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHAVE, William Burton Fogo, Fogo District 543 19 W.H. Shave (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
SAUNDERS 2609 1916 No No File missing. Information from service ledger
FLETT, Harold 138 Gower Street, St. John's 4664 23 Amos Flett (p) Bookkeeper 1918 Presbyterian No No
RANDELL, Vivian L. Port Rexton, Trinity District 4283 22 William Randell (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOREY, Philip Millertown, Twillingate District 8209 38 Elsie J. Morey (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No PDF
CARAVAN, Alman Long Island, Green Bay, Twillingate District 5515 20 William Caravan (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Carvan.
PEDDLE, Joseph J. Lockston, Trinity District 4516 20 Hubert Peddle (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BANNISTER, Whitfield Port Rexton, Trinity District 889 19 Alexander Bannister (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
JAMES, Charles Robert 15 Adelaide Street, St. John's 436 29 Mrs. James (s) Engineer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COFFIN, Alfred Ernest Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 4313 27 Joseph Coffin (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FOWLER, Ernest Topsail, Harbour Main District 2710 37 Mrs. Thomas Dowden (p) Electrician 1916 Methodist No No
SMITH, Silas Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 3600 22 William Smith (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STRONG, Leonard Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 5273 19 Noah Strong (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SCOTT, Harold Manuels, Harbour Main District 3247 19 Julia (William) Hiscock (p) Farm assistant 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FISHER, William 36 Cabot Street, St. John's 8377 24 Elizabeth Fisher (s) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WARFORD, Arthur Point Leamington, Twillingate District 3472 24 William Warford (p) Fisherman 1917 No No
POWELL, David Happy Adventure, Bonavista District 8160 19 Mrs. J. Wicks (o) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
COSTELLO, Richard Caplin Bay, Ferryland District 3072 18 Richard Costello (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service
MELBOURNE, Samuel Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5053 18 Robert Melbourne (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
NOSEWORTHY, Joseph St. John's 1383 20 Mary Noseworthy (p) Tobacco maker 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HANHAM, John Robert Burin, Burin District 1774 22 Benjamin Hanham (p) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WARFORD, Azariah South West Arm, Point Leamington, Twillingate District 8077 22 William R. Warford (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
TOBIN, Thomas Main River, St. George District 6034 24 William Tobin (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WAY, William Bonavista, Bonavista District 3448 19 James Way (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist 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.