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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
COLLIER, Philip Codroy, St. George District 1524 30 Isabella Collier (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Coller.
MCGILLVARY, William St. John's 976 18 Mrs. McGillvary (p) Engineer 1915 Presbyterian No No
TILLEY, Andrew Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 3985 18 Frank Tilley (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STACEY, Wilson Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 5988 22 Albert Stacey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DUNPHY, Thomas Joseph 12 New Gower Street, St. John's 0-290 - 1438 20 Eliza Dunphy (p) Paper maker 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF Includes only partial attestation papers.
HUDDY, James Epworth, Burin District 3876 18 William Huddy (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
HAPGOOD, Patrick Clattice Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4889 19 Monague Hapgood (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BEASAU, Matthew Three Rock Cove, Port au Port, St. George District 4938 18 Edward Beasau (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancies in spelling of name: Beasau, Besaw, Beason
PELLEY, Willis Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 4276 19 Jethro Pelley (p) Fireman 1917 Methodist No No
SOMERTON, William James Bell Island, St. John's East District 265 20 Mr. And Mrs. Somerton (p) Surveyor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BISHOP, Malcolm J. Greenspond, Bonavista District 3901 26 Derm Bishop (p) Draper 1917 Methodist No No
CHEESEMAN, James Rushroon, Placentia-St. Marys District 5865 22 John Joseph Cheesman (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DILLON, Thomas Little Bay, Twillingate District 5536 25 John Dillon (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MAHER, Edward St. John's 1105 19 Cecelia Maher (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BUTT, Manuel Perrys Cove, Bay de Verde District 5815 20 Thomas Butt (p) Miner 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
WINDSOR, Wilfred Montgomery Aquaforte, Ferryland District 672 23 H. C. Windsor (p) Merchant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, Frederick Griguet, St. Barbe District 6313 19 Kenneth Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
FREAKE, Frederick Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 5984 21 Samuel Freake (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SAMMS, William Thomas Codroy, St. George District 2049 22 Mrs. J. Bragg (p) Fireman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MORRISEY, Bernard Brigus, Port de Grave District 4077 18 James Morrisey (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Morrissey
BARNES, Lewis Harbour Mille, Fortune District 6308 21 Charles Barnes (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURSEY, Joseph Salt Pond, Lewisporte, Twillingate District 5277 21 Joseph Bursey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
COOK, Baxter Newtown, Bonavista District 5531 21 Cornelius Cook (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
YOUNG, Benjamin Codroy, St. George District 2106 19 Deborah Young (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOW, Jack Manuels, Harbour Main District 2703 19 Mrs. John Snow (p) Telegraph operator 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
STEWART, Henry Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, United Kingdom 618 27 Alice Stewart (s) Tinsmith 1914 No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.
SHEPPARD, Robert Point Leamington, Twillingate District 4990 20 John Sheppard (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
JACKMAN, George Arthur Allandale Road, St. John's 118 19 Alice Jackman (p) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PILGRIM, Lewis St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District 3130 21 Rachael Pilgrim (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No Will is with service # 1850
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
HIBBS, William James Topsail, Harbour Main District 2356 24 Mrs. William (Julia) Hibbs (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SPENCER, Allan R. Fortune, Burin District 5564 21 John Spencer (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
MCDONALD, John Conne River, Fortune District 3765 19 John McDonald (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
THORNHILL, Charles C. Point Crewe, Lamaline, Burin District 4958 18 Benjamin J. Thornhill (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREENE, Frederick J. Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District 3434 19 William Green (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CLARKE, Allan Botwood, Twillingate District 1655 30 Amos Clarke (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No
GAVON, Thomas Middle Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe district 5625 18 George Gavon 1918 No No File missing, Information from service ledger.
HISCOCK, William Winterton, Trinity District 5347 22 Samuel Hiscock (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BUCKLEY, John Joseph St. John's 1315 21 James Buckley (p) Butcher 1915 Roman Catholic No No
COMBDEN, Walter Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District 3909 28 Eliza Combden (p) Teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOSS, Robert Salvage, Bonavista District 8447 33 Frederick Moss (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REID, Dugald Stewart 50 Charlton Street, St. John's 1214 21 Sarah Elizabeth Reid (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TERRY, John Upper Battery Road, St. John's 2004 35 Mrs. Francis Sweeney (o) Fireman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HARRIS, Gordon 178 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 2669 21 William E. Harris (p) Boiler maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAWE, Dorman Seldom Come By, Fogo District 5485 19 Samuel Dawe (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PIKE, Ernest Belleoram, Fortune District 609 19 Robert G. Pike (p) Engineer 1914 Methodist No No
JEWER, Walter Botwood, Twillingate District 2536 19 William George Jewer (p) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
SIMMS, Alfred Long Island, Twillingate District 8425 42 Virtue Simms (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
REDDY, Thomas 120 Water Street, St. John's 4703 21 Michael Reddy (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No