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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
FITZGERALD, Anthony Bonavista, Bonavista District 5843 22 Philip Fitzgerald (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, William P. Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1605 1915 No No Attestation papers not included
RODGERS, Garland B. Twillingate, Twillingate District 2472 21 James Rodgers (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PRETTY, Cyril C. Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 8226 18 Emmanuel Pike (o) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COOK, Baxter Newtown, Bonavista District 5531 21 Cornelius Cook (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MCDONALD, John Grand River, St. George District 5697 21 Joseph McDonald (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DOYLE, George H. Buffalo, New York, USA 3071 38 Margaret Briggs (o) Painter and steam fitter 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service.
HUTCHINGS, William Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 3830 21 William Hutchings (p) Bank clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LAWRENCE, George Riverhead, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1280 26 Susie Procton (o) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PHALEN, Edmund Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 6336 23 George Phalen (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TOMS, Norman La Scie, St. Barbe District 5624 19 Robert Toms (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WINSOR, George Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5669 18 Theophilus Winsor (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
DAY, Tobias Fortune Harbour, Green Bay, Twillingate District 4913 18 James Day (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, Andrew Long Island, Twillingate District 3377 21 Job Parsons (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MCGRATH, Leonard Tilting, Fogo District 5458 23 Ambrose McGrath (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CARTER, Harry J. Gambo, Bonavista District 2193 21 Mrs. Robert Brown (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No No
ROSE, Stephen H. Comfort Cove, Twillingate District 4206 19 John Rose (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No See Regt. # 4006 for misfiled document
PATEY, William Noddy Bay, Strait of Belle Isle, St. Barbe District 8456 22 Stephen Patey (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger. Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1850X.
GRIFFEN, James J. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 4010 18 Sarah Griffen (p) Papermaker 1917 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Griffin.
BASTOW, Bertram Henry. St. John's 1016 19 Margaret Bastow (p) Teamster 1915 Presbyterian No No See also service #1538, Matthew Rossiter, for a document relating to Pte. Bastow and his wife
HEATH, Peter Wards Harbour, Long Island, Twillingate District 3198 18 James Heath (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
IVANY, Alexander 59 Freshwater Road, St. John's N/A 18 Drummer 1919 No No Attestation papers not included. No service number. Listed as drummer (special).
CHATER, William Botwood, Twillingate District 2379 18 Bernard Chater (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917 Variant spelling of name - Chayter, Chaytor, Chater, Cheator
MOAKLER, John St. John's 1766 21 Jonas Moakler (p) Accountant 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917 Includes information on POW status related to #1509 Mackay; #2214 Hudson; #3670 Cheater; and #2464 Mutford.
CONNELL, Felix Bonavista, Bonavista District 3596 27 Jeremiah Connell (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: O'Counell.
HACKETT, Ignatius Wards Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District 4718 22 Michael Hackett (p) Teacher 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FRIZZELL, Richard Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District 5182 23 Henry Frizzell (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Frizzell, Frizzel, Frizell, Frizzal, Frizzil. Attestation papers are completed as Frizzal.
GLADNEY, James Joseph St. John's 771 18 Annie Clarke (p) Fireman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WATSON, Charles White Hills, Banff, Scotland, United Kingdom 0-45 - 774 26 George Watson (p) 1914 No No Includes only partial attestation papers
MOULTON, John Albert Burin, Burin District 2960 19 Thomas Moulton (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
WHITE, Dougald 5 Central Street, St. John's 37 33 Annie White (s) Dry goods clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUIRES, John Blackhead Road, Southside, St. John's 2343 18 Benjamin Squires (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No
BALL, John A. Codroy, St. George District 3785 22 George Ball (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STYLES, Alfred Dildo, Trinity District 1453 20 Mrs. George Inman (o) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No
MULROONEY, George St. John's 2261 20 Mary Mulrooney (p) Wheelwright 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW date: 1917.
KEEPING, John Lally Cove, Fortune District 5199 20 Edward Keeping (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENNEDY, Jacob Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District 5809 23 Edward Kennedy (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GRANTER, Henry Thomas. Gambo, Bonavista District 2190 23 Samuel Granter (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No No
RAINES, George Albert South Shields, England, United Kingdom 381 19 Albert Thomas Raines (p) Sailor 1914 Methodist No No
BLACKWOOD, Bertram Loo Cove, Bonavista District 5154 21 Eleazer Blackwood (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CARAVAN, Andrew Pierce Long Island, Twillingate District 740 19 William Caravan (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
JEFFERIES, William Laurenceton, Twillingate District 3338 20 George Jefferies (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
PEARCEY, William J. Hopeall, Trinity District 5220 20 May Pritchard (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
SMITH, Fred G. Fortune, Burin District 6194 24 Emma Smith (p) Store keeper 1918 Methodist No No
SMITH, Harvey Hearts Content, Trinity District 5627 22 Mrs. Harvey Smith (p) Sectionman (railway) 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OWENS, William Norris Arm, Twillingate District 4059 19 Thomas Owens (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
SPARKS, George Glovertown, Bonavista District 8164 26 Matilda Ann Sparkes (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Attestation papers not included.
LUSH, George 33 Water Street, St. John's 4090 22 Martha Lush (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
HERDER, Herbert Augustus Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 2898 29 Accountant 1916 Methodist No No
DRUKEN, Charlie Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 5263 22 Patrick Druken (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No