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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 Fatalitysort descending PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
FIELD, Larry 4 Dalys Lane, St. John's 153 20 John F. Field (p) Labourer 1914 No No
MURPHY, James J. Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2181 24 Mrs. Francis Wall (o) Papermaker 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF
DOBBIN, Bernard John Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 8244 20 Denis Dobbin (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PHILLIPS, John G. Twillingate, Twillingate District 6148 19 James Phillips (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
TRESISE, Cyril Henry Cornwall, England, United Kingdom 904 24 Dora Tresise (p) Salesman 1915 Methodist No No
SPRY, Martin 39 Casey Street, St. John's 4392 18 Edward Spry (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DILLON, John Little Bay, Twillingate District 5553 20 Mary Dillon (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TAYLOR, Thomas M. 47 Fleming Street, St. John's 1921 21 Henry C. Taylor (p) Wheelwright 1915 Methodist - Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in religion
PARSONS, John William Freshwater, Bay de Verde district 3920 25 John C. Parsons (p) Clergy 1917 Methodist No No PDF See Regt. # 654 for misfiled document
CHAFE, Archibald H. Goulds St. John's West District 8408 22 Alfred Chafe (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENT, William 34 Spencer Street, St. John's 8413 32 Elizabeth Kent (s) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ROSE, Wilfred John Golf Avenue, St. John's 217 19 John Robert Rose (p) Candy maker 1914 Methodist No No
FREEBAIRN, Charles A. Ferryland, Ferryland District 2811 19 Dr. Robert Freebairn (p) 1916 No No File missing.
BENMORE, William Heavy Tree Road, St. John's 4642 21 James Benmore (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOWNEY, Michael St. John's 862 34 Mrs. Michael Downey (s) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
LANNON, John Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 2805 18 Patrick Lannon (p) Mine engine driver 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CURTIS, Doyle Botwood, Twillingate District 1552 19 Thomas Curtis (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No PDF
MOORE, Gordon Martin 76 Circular Road, St. John's 2998 18 Laura Noore (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, Andrew Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 8479 42 Agnes Martin (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DIAMOND, Frederick William Flat Island, Burin District 2332 18 John Diamond (p) Fisherman 1916 Presbyterian No Yes POW Date: 1917
REID, Elijah Dildo, Trinity District 5024 31 John Reid (o) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
FELIX, Henry Felix Cove, St. George District 4371 22 Hamiel Felix (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WAUGH, James Thomas Grand Falls, Twillingate District 1531 20 Edward Waugh (p) Telegraph operator 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNY, Garland English Harbour, Trinity District 3438 20 Francis Penny (p) Teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JACKMAN, Michael J. Renews, Ferryland District 8394 22 Labourer 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
HUMBY, Henry Summerville, Bonavista Bay 4517 21 James Humby (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WICKS, William Greenspond, Bonavista District 5482 21 William Wicks (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MAYO, William Burin, Burin District 5589 20 Albert Mayo (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CRANE, Nathaniel Middle Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District 5276 21 William Crane (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BENOIT, Laurence Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District 8255 18 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
HILLIER, Robert New Harbour, Trinity District 1558 21 Robert Hillier (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENT, James 20 Georges Street, St. John's 2087 18 Peter Kent (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
POLLETT, William Archibald New Harbour, Trinity District 1641 19 James Archibald Pollett (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHEELER, Ambrose Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District 2946 22 Adam Wheeler (p) Harness maker 1916 Methodist No No
WINTER, John A. Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 4091 21 William Winter (p) Machinist 1917 Roman Catholic No No
COOZE, John 5162 5162 21 Charles Cooze (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GILLARD, Douglas 14 Pilots Hill, St. John's 2423 24 Mary Gillard (s) Carpenter 1916 Methodist No No
YOUNG, Walter Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 5993 21 Agnes Young (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JOHNSTON, James Port Rexton, Trinity District 3523 22 Noah Johnston (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ARNS, Rudolph Signal Hill Road, St. John's 4442 18 Rachael Arns (p) Baker 1918 Methodist No No
GOSSE, Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 4584 20 George Gosse (p) Miner 1918 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
MOORE, Donald Lancie 96 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 646 - 8057 19 Frederick Moore (p) Manager, supply stores 1914 Methodist No No
COFFIN, Joseph Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 5987 24 George Coffin (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Joseph Stephenville, St. George District 5700 19 Alex White (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STRONG, Saul Fortune, Burin District 3564 18 John Strong (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
THOMPSON, Walter 15 Larkins Square, St. John's 138 18 William Thompson (p) Longshoreman - boiler maker 1914 Methodist No No
HUSSEY, John St. John's 1646 23 John Hussey (p) Machinist 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHURCHILL, Daniel Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 1518 23 Levi Churchill (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOLLETT, Alfred Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2445 20 Wilson Hollett (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOW, Frederick Round Harbour, Twillingate District 5679 24 Albert Snow (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No