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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
MASTERS, Reginald Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1366 28 Emma Masters (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
MOSS, Robert Salvage, Bonavista District 8447 33 Frederick Moss (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEEPING, Samuel Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4957 24 William Keeping (p) Steward 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROSE, Lonzel Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3834 18 Ellen Rose (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURN [BYRNE], Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 257 20 James Byrne (p) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MCFATRIDGE, Arthur M. Main River, St. George District 1711 22 Walter McFatridge (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAWE, Robert Rattling Brook, Twillingate District 3630 24 Jonathan Dawe (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist 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
SIMMS, Alfred Long Island, Twillingate District 8425 42 Virtue Simms (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
LEGGE, Kenneth Gillesport, [Gales Port?], Twillingate District 2452 28 James Legge (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
MESSERVY, Albert Arthur Sandy Point, St. George District 2853 18 Neiron Messervy (p) Fisherman 1916 No No Variant spelling of name - Messervey
PARSONS, William Bell Island, St. John's East District 5769 24 Thomas Parsons (p) Machinist 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LACEY, Roland Stephen St. John's 77 28 William Lacey (p) Fisherman-miner 1914 Methodist No No
BISHOP, Heber St. John's 1478 19 Elijah Bishop (p) Machinist 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OLIVER, Jeremiah Gull Island, Bay de Verde District 5330 21 Andrew Oliver (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MARSHALL, Joseph Carbonear, Carbonear District 6165 23 Augustus Marshall (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SINCLAIR, Thomas J. North River, Port de Grave District 5729 20 John Sinclair (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RYAN, Joseph F. Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4747 24 Darius Ryan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, William W. Kings Cove, Bonavista District 2435 26 Samuel Brown (p) Steward 1916 Methodist No No
FENNELL, Louis M. St. Brendans, Bonavista District 1985 19 Thomas Fennell (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
STRICKLAND, Robert Hants Island, Burgeo-LePoile District 5191 19 Thomas Strickland (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CALDWELL, Edward Charles Brigus, Port de Grave District 636 19 Rev. Edward K.H. Caldwell (p) Student 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 Includes correspondence concerning # 270 William W. Bartlett and William J. Freake.
MCBAY, John Field St. John's 1030 22 Samuel McBay (p) Draper 1915 Methodist No No
COOPER, Herbert George La Scie, St. Barbe District 439 25 Clara Cooper (s) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.
BRIEN, William Quidi Vidi, St. John's East District 4551 20 Mary Brien (p) Truckman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MERCER, Lyle Mercers Cove, Harbour Grace District 4866 18 Annie Mercer (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ENGLAND, George 28 Spencer Street, St. John's 3561 18 David England (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLLINS, Leo Catalina, Trinity District 4637 18 Eli Collins (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ABBOTT, Augustus George Bonavista, Bonavista District 3750 18 George Abbott (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENNELL, John St. John's 1512 19 Mary Kennell (p) Office clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HOMER, Joshua Carbonear, Carbonear District 3961 18 Joseph Homer (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Homan.
MORGAN, George Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District 2867 20 Abram Morgan (p) Farmer 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
BRADBURY, George Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4714 19 Mrs. Rebecca Bradbury (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
TAYLOR, Albert William Change Island, Fogo District 5954 21 Benjamin Taylor (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GULLIVER, Arthur 24 Tessier Place, St. John's 3162 19 Diana Noseworthy (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LLOYD, Robert Little Brook, Groswater Bay, Labrador 3955 19 James Lloyd (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOW, Arthur W. Quidi Vidi, St. John's East District 3266 38 Sophie Snow (s) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PEARCEY, Ralph 16 Flowers Hill, St. John's 8019 21 Mary Ann Pearcey (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEE, Benjamin Grand Bank, Burin District 4082 18 Mrs. E.H. Lee (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No See service record 1134.
BRAKE, John A. St. Pauls Bay, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3411 25 John Brake (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCKAY, J. J. No information 0-145 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
COSH, Archibald Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 3716 23 Mrs. J[?] Mary Cosh (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
STEED, Solomon Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 2941 - 8157 18 Albert Steed (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No No overseas service, released from Newfoundland Regiment 1916; Enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917; complete file is under # 2941.
HARNUM, Kenneth Hearts Delight, Trinity District 4545 25 John Harnum (p) Salesman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOSSE, John Torbay, St. John's East District 2473 18 Peter Gosse (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF
POWER, Richard Cupids, Port de Grave District 2603 20 Mrs. James Power (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1613X.
NOONAN, Edward Mortimer 235 Southside Road, St. John's 666 24 James L. Noonan (p) Telegraph operator 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HALL, John Felix Cove, St. George District 4878 18 Daniel Hall (p) Fisherman 1918 No No
NEVILLE, Ronald Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 2066 19 James Neville (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
COOMBS, Morgan Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 6065 24 Ida Coombs (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No