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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
WOODFINE, Thomas Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 5321 20 Richard Woodfine (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HALLADAY, Hubert Britannia, Trinity District 3240 18 John Halladay (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
FRENCH, William Brigus, Port de Grave District 3375 23 James French (p) School teacher 1917 No No
TUFF, John Templeman, Bonavista District 5867 20 William Tuff (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GOOBY, Archibald 57 Flower Hill, St. John's 154 20 Simon Gooby (p) Tinsmith 1914 Methodist No No PDF See #254 for additional misfiled documents
FURLONG, Stephen J. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8031 24 Matthew Furlong (p) Teamster and lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PIERCEY, Charlie Fortune, Burin District 855 19 Samuel George Piercey Seaman 1914 Methodist No No
BRIEN, James Manuels, Harbour Main District 8485 33 Mary Brien (s) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No Signature is Brien on enlistment; O'Brien on discharge .
ROBERTS, Michael Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 4335 23 Mrs. J. Croke (o) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DUNCAN, George Templeton Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 0-306 - 877 21 John G. Duncan (p) Bank clerk 1915 No No
EATON, Duncan McKinnon St. John's 811 Dry goods clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917
HAPGOOD, Patrick Clattice Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4889 19 Monague Hapgood (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MULLINS, Patrick Boyds Cove, Twillingate District 5730 21 Robert Mullins (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HEWITT, Alexander Barr'd Island, Fogo District 5726 22 Henry Hewitt (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WIGHT, George 83 Flower Hill, St. John's 8284 23 Laura Wight (s) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as White.
VINCENT, Arthur J. St. George, St. George District 6210 20 William Vincent (p) Telegraph operator 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DICKS, Chesley Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5334 26 Thomas Dicks (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHEESEMAN, James Rushroon, Placentia-St. Marys District 5865 22 John Joseph Cheesman (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PENNY, Peter L. Avondale, Harbour Main District 4220 19 William Penny (p) Paper maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MAHER, Edward St. John's 1105 19 Cecelia Maher (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CRANE, Archibald Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 2765 25 William Crane (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also service # 736 for additional misfiled documents
PIERCEY, Jacob Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District 8155 46 Lillies Piercey (s) Lumberman and carpenter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EVERSON, William Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5782 21 Solomon Everson (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MOORES - MOORS, Charles Gordon Twillingate, Twillingate District 3178 26 Jacob Moors (p) Storekeeper 1916 Methodist No No
HICKS, Sidney Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 4839 20 James Hicks (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MCFATRIDGE, Arthur M. Main River, St. George District 1711 22 Walter McFatridge (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
THOMPSON, James J. Point Leamington, Twillingate District 8135 57 Rachel Thompson (s) Lumberman and mill man 1917 Salvation Army No No
REID, Bramwell Booth Hearts Delight, Trinity District 3120 18 Levi Reid (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No PDF Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1620X
GOSSE, Richard Queens Cove, Trinity District 5196 18 Eleazor Gosse (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
LANDER, Joseph Baileys Cove, Bonavista District 5893 20 James Lander (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MOSLEY, Robert No information 708 No No Death notice only; not in service ledger. Service # 708 assigned to Sebastian Foran in service ledger. Fatality: Unknown
DEVEREAUX, Joseph Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4710 18 Sarah Devereaux (p) Electrician 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PEET, Thomas Arthur St. John's 1042 28 J.B. Peet (p) Tailor 1915 Methodist No No
PARSONS, William Bell Island, St. John's East District 5769 24 Thomas Parsons (p) Machinist 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MATTHEWS, William Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2161 21 Jane Matthews (p) Papermaker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
KEATES, Robert J. Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District 5257 23 John Keates (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Keats
BISHOP, Heber St. John's 1478 19 Elijah Bishop (p) Machinist 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARROTT, Eric A. Winterton, Trinity District 2925 18 John Parrott (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HALEY, Bernard Allans Island, Lamaline, Burin District 5127 20 John Haley (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CLARKE, Allan Botwood, Twillingate District 1655 30 Amos Clarke (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No
AUGOT, Frank James North Side, Harbour Breton, Fortune District 2923 20 Joseph Augo (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name; attestation form is Augo, transcribed as Ango/Angot, correspondence, signatures and later forms are Augot.
BROWN, Bertram Field St. John's 1781 18 Alfred Brown (p) Machinist 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STRICKLAND, Robert Hants Island, Burgeo-LePoile District 5191 19 Thomas Strickland (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WILLIAMS, William Wales, United Kingdom 3063 50 Mrs. William Williams (s) Musician 1918 No No Attested for short service
MCBAY, John Field St. John's 1030 22 Samuel McBay (p) Draper 1915 Methodist No No
GOSSE, Alfred Joseph Torbay, St. John's East District 1081 22 Ellen Gosse Assistant paymaster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
TAYLOR, Segar Carbonear, Carbonear District 956 19 Francis Taylor (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
ROSE, Lonzel Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3834 18 Ellen Rose (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DARCY, William 41 New Gower Street, St. John's 4663 20 Michael Darcy (p) Accountant 1918 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Darcey
HARRIS, Gordon 178 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 2669 21 William E. Harris (p) Boiler maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No