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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
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
KEEPING, Albert Flat Island, Burin District 1755 19 John Keeping (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
MUTFORD, Ward St. John's 822 19 George Mutford (p) Labourer 1914 Methodist No No
BAKER, Arthur Smith Sound, Trinity District 3654 24 James Baker (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MILLER, Samuel Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 5218 20 James Somerton (o) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOSEWORTHY, Harold 6 Wickford Street, St. John's 8404 18 Thomas Noseworthy (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
PITTMAN, Alphonsus Rencontre East, Fortune District 6048 23 Priscilla Pitt (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ENGLAND, Frederick James St. John's 1127 19 Rebecca England Brakeman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OKE, Thomas Long Island, Twillingate District 6287 20 Joseph Oke (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
MACKEY, Bernard St. Brendans, Bonavista District 6094 21 Daniel Mackey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BLACKMORE, Victor Bell Island, St. John's East District 3663 18 Stephen Blackmore (p) Electrician 1917 Salvation Army No No
FORSEY, John Gambo, Bonavista District 4433 18 Thomas Forsey (p) 1918 No No
YOUNG, Charles Wild Bight, Twillingate District 6294 19 Jonathan Young (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GOSSE, Douglas Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1610 20 Jessie Gosse (p) Wireless operator 1915 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No Includes photograph of his wife, Agnes Brewster Gosse.
PEARCEY, Charles 83 Bond Street, St. John's 4398 21 Jasper Pearcey (p) Draper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CALLAHAN, William J. 90 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 2730 21 R. Callahan (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
SELLARS, Eldon 55 Feild Street, St. John's 8001 25 Ida Sellars (s) Draper and labourer 1917 Methodist No No
DROVER, Archibald Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 5136 20 Leander Drover (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JAMES, Charles Robert 15 Adelaide Street, St. John's 436 29 Mrs. James (s) Engineer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLOUMB, David Shallops Cove, St. George District 8081 18 Frank Coloumb (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
LUNNEN, Lloyd Twillingate, Twillingate District 3633 18 Andrew Lunnen (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CROCKER, George A Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4430 18 Samuel Crocker (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DROVER, Eldred Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 4625 18 Agnes Drover (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KELLY, Ernest Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 2854 18 Isaac Kelly (p) Printing 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BOONE, Edgar Burnt Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 1674 18 Fred Boone (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
WELLS, Charles Dawsons Cove, Fortune District 3106 18 Mr. And Mrs. John Wells (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, Brendon Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 4981 22 Rachael Murphy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HISCOCK, Ronald St. John's 3491 18 Sarah Hiscock (s) Expressman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAMPTON, George Edgar Portland, Bonavista district 1197 20 Arthur Hampton (p) Brakeman 1915 Methodist No No
ANTHONY, Stanley Seldom Come By, Fogo District 5491 21 Henry Anthony (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
FORD, Bert Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4835 21 Mrs. Alfred Ford (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCNEILL, Hector John 47 Merry Meeting Road, St. John's - Power Street, St. John's 0-1 - 0-190 - 31 25 Fanny McNeill (p) Electrician 1914 No No PDF Variant spelling of name - McNeil
BENNETT, Manuel Joseph Flat Bay, St. George District 1785 18 George Bennett (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF
COLLINS, Duncan Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1422 22 Roberts Collins (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OROURKE, William Joseph St. John's 804 21 William O'Rourke (p) Tailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
JOHNSON, Dudley St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 1583 25 Mary Johnson (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STAPLETON, Stephen Marystown, Burin District 4166 21 Elizabeth Stapleton (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PEACH, Albert Foxtrap, Harbour Main District 5838 19 John Peach (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Edward Peters River, Placentia-St. Marys District 2325 21 Edward White (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1918
JANES, William Joseph Smith Sound, Trinity District 3223 20 Ambrose Janes (p) Paper maker 1916 Methodist No No
CONWAY, John Thomas St. Brides, Placentia-St. Marys District 3513 29 Bridget (James) Conway (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Counway
ROWSELL, Hedley Glenwood, Twillingate District 2724 21 John Rowsell (p) Telegraph operator 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
LAWLOR, Thomas Joseph 6 Feild Street, St. John's 535 22 Edward Lawlor (p) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
ABBOTT, Jacob Wesleyville, Bonavista District 168 22 Richard Abbott (p) Sailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
DAWE, Rowland Seldom Come By, Fogo District 8411 19 Theophilus Dawe (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUTCHINGS, Mark Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 4885 18 Samuel Hutchings (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TOMPKINSON, Harry Alexander 6 Queen Street, St. John's 298 21 Mrs. Samuel Tompkinson (p) Boiler maker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PHILLIPS, George Gordon Rocky Lane, LeMarchant Road, St. John's 0-277 - 1364 21 Sarah Phillips (p) Office clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FENNELL, Thomas St. Brendans, Bonavista District 6193 17 Johanna Fennell (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LEGROW, Harry W. Blackhead, Bay de Verde District 3738 18 Robert LeGrow (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No