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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
PATERSON, W.T. n/a Medical officer 1919 No No Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.
LEGROW, Willis K. Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 4968 22 Eli LeGrow (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BARRETT, Arthur Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 5122 19 Noah Barrett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURSEY, Walter John 101 Barnes Road, St. John's 2931 18 Mary Bursey (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
WALKER, Llewellyn Change Islands, Fogo District 3321 18 Elizabeth Walker (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUNT, James Grand Falls, Twillingate - Bonavista, Bonavista District 564 23 Elizabeth Hunt (p) Paper hanger 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No
HATCHER, Henry Lumsden, Fogo District 6179 23 John Hatcher (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MARTIN, Robert Stephen 74 Kings Bridge Road, St. John's 2916 18 Elizabeth Martin (p) Seaman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RICHARDS, Albert Bareneed, Port de Grave District 6332 25 William Richards (p) Carpenter 1918 Methodist No No
FIANDER, Harry English Harbour West, Fortune District 5193 20 William Fiander (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRINSON, John Change Islands, Fogo District 5308 27 George Brinson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOSS, Frederick Southampton, England, United Kingdom 3065 44 Mrs. J. Moss (s) Musician 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
ABBOTT, Alexander Summerville, Bonavista District 5352 22 Joseph Abbott (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VARDY, James Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 939 21 Mrs. John Vardy (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
OREILLY, Patrick Fox Harbour, Placentia - St. Marys District 2250 29 Johanna O'Reilly Ex-constable 1916 Roman Catholic No No
EDDY, William North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 5816 25 William Eddy (p) Carpenter 1918 Methodist No No
BUDDEN, George Perrys Cove, Bay de Verde District 5274 20 Edward Budden (o) 1918 No No Attestation papers not included.
KELLY, Ernest 17 Gear Street, St. John's 27 19 Thomas Kelly (p) Printer 1914 Methodist No No
PRATT, Arthur Milligan Leslie Street, St. John's 522 28 Fannie Pratt (p) Traveller 1914 Methodist No No
PARDY, Manuel Little Burnt Bay, Twillingate District 5817 23 Mary Loder (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
FOLEY, Patrick St. Brides, Placentia-St. Marys District 4156 19 William Foley (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
STONE, Thomas W. Horwood, Fogo District 3660 27 Mrs. Stephen Simmons (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No Discrepancy in religion.
MURPHY, John J. Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3361 18 Patrick Murphy (o) Coachman 1916 Roman Catholic 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
FARRINGTON, William York, England, United Kingdom - Government House, Military Road, St. John's 694 22 Arthur Farrington (p) Footman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHEPPARD, Henry Catalina, Trinity District 5915 20 James Sheppard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARVEY, Timothy St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 1768 24 Mrs. Patrick Makum (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Jacob Norman's Cove, Trinity Bay, Trinity District 8144 25 Mrs. Sarah Smith (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
CHANNING, Maxmilian 233 Theatre Hill, St. John's 5296 20 Frances Channing (p) Bank clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
REID, James Codroy, St. George District 5835 18 Thomas Reid (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DEE, John Leo 21 Allan Square, St. John's 0-264 - 2403 22 Jeremiah H. Dee (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BRAY, Uriah Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4774 22 Richard Bray (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEDREW, Lemuel Change Islands, Fogo District 5959 21 William LeDrew (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SMITH, Peter Galloway Dumsden, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom 1737 26 John Smith (p) Fur buyer 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
HAYWARD, James Smiths Sound, Trinity District 4846 18 John Hayward (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMYTH, Thomas Joseph 11 Bond Street, St. John's 523 19 George Smyth (p) Hardware clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
CRANE, Wallace Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5084 21 John Crane (p) Bank clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, John Winterton, Trinity District 2803 23 John Brown (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JESSO, Joseph Brooms Bottom, St. George District 6258 20 James Jesso (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JANES, Job Pools Island, Bonavista District 2021 22 Emma Janes (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
POWER, John M. 42 Power Avenue, St. John's 4574 36 John J. Power (p) Carman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OCONNOR, Timothy Tickle Cove, Bonavista District 5037 29 Mary O'Connor (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HOWLETT, John Tors Cove, Ferryland District 5810 23 Patrick Howlett (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CANDOW, William St. John's 1510 25 David Candow (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No
LEWIS, Walter 16 Colonial Street, St. John's 4589 36 Richard Lewis (p) Pilot 1918 No No
KENDELL, George Pushthrough, Fortune District 5582 20 Samuel Kendell (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STEELE, Stanley G. Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 6290 21 John G. Steele (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TEMPLE, Esau Normans Cove, Trinity District 5026 24 Peter Temple (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HACKETT, Samuel Robert St. John's 986 20 Mrs. Hackett (s) Carpenter 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RYAN, John J. 227 Theatre Hill, St. John's 2300 21 John F. Ryan (p) Engineer 1916 Roman Catholic No No