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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
DEVOE, Vincent Grand River, Codroy, St. George District 5858 19 Marcellian Devoe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HEALE, Arthur St. John's 875 19 William G. Heale (p) Office clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PELLEY, Douglas Rattling Brook, Twillingate District 3456 20 Jabez Pelley (p) Fisherman 1917 No No
TUFFIN, William B. Herring Neck, Twillingate District 3196 21 John Tuffin (p) Dry goods clerk 1916 Methodist No No
SKINNER, James Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2645 27 Mary Jane Skinner (o) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEARLEY, James Avondale, Harbour Main District 3896 18 John Kearley (p) Operator 1917 Roman Catholic No No
LEWIS, John St. John's - Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, England, United Kingdom 189 26 Humphrey Lewis (p) Farmer 1914 Methodist No No
DYKE, Joseph Salvage Bay, Bonavista District 5468 23 Henry Dyke (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EZEKIEL, John J. St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 1751 22 Paul Ezekiel (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No Some items re-filmed, see beginning of reel 117.
CROCKER, Odo Cowards Island, Bonavista District 5175 18 Richard Crocker (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
AINSWORTH, Joseph Blackhead Road, St. John's 5209 33 William Ainsworth (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
FOSTER, Raymond Shoe Cove, Cape Shore, Ferryland District 2560 20 Mrs. Albert Noble (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
MAHER, Edward St. John's 1105 19 Cecelia Maher (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HISCOCK, Simeon Winterton, Trinity District 5313 25 Jacob Hiscock (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PHILLIPS, Frank 76 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 8034 21 James Phillips (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KITCHEN, Ernest Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4647 22 Edward Kitchen (p) Fireman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARRETT, Angus Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 5976 18 John Barrett (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
COX, George Middle Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District 5715 27 George Cox (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SWEETSER, T.H. N/A Medical officer 1917 No No Attached to Regiment from United States Medical Corps, France; no service number. File missing. Information from service ledger.
TILLEY, Richard 10 Bond Street, St. John's 21 21 James Tilley (p) Tinsmith 1914 No No
SMITH, Edward Chapels Arm, Trinity District 6010 21 William Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HOUSE, Ronald Herbert Catalina, Trinity District 1172 22 Anna House (p) Sailor 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Contains documents related to Private John Francis Power, service #1710.
SAUNDERS, Henry James (Harry) 379 (369) South Side Road, St. John's 1215 25 Jane Saunders (p); Agnes Saunders (s) Truckman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918; changed next of kin from mother to wife.
GAUDET, Arthur Stephenville, St. George District 5694 18 Amedee Gaudet (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
VICKERS, John. Witless Bay, Ferryland District 5749 20 Martin Vickers (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BURSEY, Arch Gambo, Bonavista District 2290 22 John Bursey (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No No Also contains 1918 attestation for Forestry Companies.
JOHNSON, Thomas Little Catalina, Trinity District 4776 18 George Johnson (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PROSPER, John Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 4907 20 William Prosper (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CAHILL, Thomas Carbonear, Carbonear District 3343 22 Margaret Cahill (o) Sailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SQUIRES, William Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5480 20 Lydia (Stephen) Squires (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in mother's name: recorded as both Squires and Sparkes.
CASHIN, Edward St. George, St. George District 4995 20 Francis Cashin (p) Electrician 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RENOUF, Anthony St. John's 1090 21 Mary Renouf (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PIERCEY, William New Perlican, Trinity District 5692 20 Joseph Piercey (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FORAN, Augustus Grand Falls, Twillingate District 4876 19 Rose Foran (p) Paper man 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WOODLAND, Samuel Greenspond, Bonavista District 3169 18 Edward Woodland (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
LOCKE, Joseph Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 5457 24 Lionel Locke (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MCGRORY, John 83 Patrick Street, St. John's 3154 18 David McGrory (p) Steward 1916 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - McGory
NELSON, Charles St. John's 1592 19 Bride Nelson (p) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HANCOCK, Job Pools Cove, Fortune District 4162 18 James Hancock (p) Fisherman 1917 Congregationalist No No Variant spelling of name - Handcock
HUDSON, Alexander Marshall Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 961 21 Allan Hudson (p) Teacher 1915 Methodist No No
IRELAND, Ernest Alfred Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3159 20 Francis Ireland (p) Machinist 1916 Presbyterian No No
REES, Maxwell Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District 4332 19 Reuben Rees (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LARKINS, William Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 5023 20 Mary Ann Larkins (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Larkin
STONE, Robert Bonaventure, North Side, Trinity District 2100 19 William Stone (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, Thomas Boat Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 5591 22 John Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POWER, Redmond J. Corner Brook, Bay of Islands, St. George District 2386 18 Patrick Power (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
NORMAN, Sainsbury Lewisporte, Twillingate District 8008 20 Joseph Norman Lumberman 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
CHIPMAN, Robert Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1320 22 Edward Chipman (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WILLIAMS, Walter 4 Bond Street, St. John's 8398 21 Alice Williams (s) Carpenter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DINNEY, Elias Bell Island, St. John's East District 4027 21 Jesse W. Dinney (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No