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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
WATTS, Francis Emile 25 Welshs Square, St. John's 71 19 Elizabeth Watts (p) Packer 1914 Methodist No No
PENNEY, Elot J. Harrys Harbour, Twillingate District 4935 18 John Penney (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Signature is Penney; documents are Penny
HUSSEY, William L. 62 Cookstown Road, St. John's 8039 45 Annie Hussey (s) Stewart 1917 Methodist No No
RYAN, James Freshwater Road, St. John's 3463 18 Martin Ryan (p) Farmer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HAYTER, Harry Trinity, Trinity District 1992 19 James Hayter (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FEAVER, William Owen 80 Bond Street, St. John's 3408 18 Samuel Feaver (p) Cable operator 1917 No No
HERDER, Ralph Barnes 40 Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 0-113 - 34 21 William J. Herder (p) Student 1914 Methodist No No
THORBURN, Clinton Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 4184 18 Robert Thorburn (p) Clerk 1917 Presbyterian No No
BUTLER, Samuel Foxtrap, Harbour Main District 5539 22 Job Butler (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENNEDY, Chesley Western Bay, Bay de Verde District 5325 21 Solomon Kennedy (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BANKS, Thomas Middle Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe District 5619 19 Alfred Banks (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BLACKMORE, Cecil W. Bell Island, St. John's East District 3972 18 Elijah Blackmore (p) Miner 1917 Salvation Army No No
THISTLE, Howard Clarkes Head, Gander Bay, Fogo District 1661 20 Maurice Thistle (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MERCER, Samuel Blaketown, Trinity District 3479 20 Eloil Mercer (p) Miner 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KELLY, James Joseph St. John's 1011 19 Elizabeth Kelly Telegraph operator 1915 Roman Catholic No No
GOSSE, John Torbay, St. John's East District 2473 18 Peter Gosse (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF
SLADE, John Millertown, Twillingate District 8079 27 Amelia Slade (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DALTON, Philip Codroy, St. George District 5721 24 John Dalton (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOONE, Curtis Lewisporte, Twillingate District 1636 19 Richard Boone (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
GOODYEAR, Theophilus Little Catalina, Trinity District 8090 19 James Goodyear (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
ROWSELL, Walter Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 1801 19 Samuel Rowsell (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
LITTLE, Raymond Bonavista, Bonavista District 5705 19 Mary Little (p) Steel worker 1918 Methodist No No
FORD, George Barr'd Islands, Fogo District 5967 20 George Ford (p) Unknown 1918 Unknown No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
NOSEWORTHY, Edward 128 Bond Street, St. John's 3219 25 Mary Noseworthy (p) Fireman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
LEONARD, Michael St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Marys District 4808 24 John J. Leonard (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BACON, Fred 11 Villa Street, County of Durham, England, United Kingdom 3301 26 Wilson Bacon (p) Marine Fireman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BEST, James Swains Island, Bonavista District 5319 22 James Best (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
STANLEY, James Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 3497 39 Mary Stanley (s) Fireman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHEARS, John James Robinsons Head, St. George District 1671 19 James Allan Shjears (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KELLY, Bernard Beau Bois, Burin District 6050 23 Lizzie Kelly (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PAYNE, Wilson Winterhouse Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5649 23 Edward Payne (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MASON, Peter Catalina, Trinity District 5751 19 Peter Mason (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SHEARS, John Robert Robinsons, St. George District 1274 21 Robert Shears (p) Locomotive fireman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WARR, Reginald W. Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 2912 19 George Warr (p) School teacher 1916 Methodist No No
BUNGAY, Joseph Newtown, Bonavista District 4272 20 Samuel Bungay (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, Ernest Little Catalina, Trinity District 5444 24 Belle King (s) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WHITE, Harold Bonavista, Bonavista District 5198 26 Rachel Little (p) Brakeman 1918 Methodist No No
HIRST, Edward St. John's 2070 21 Edward Hirst (p) Musical student 1916 Methodist No No
COOMBS, George Edward Piccaire, Fortune District 6183 20 Abraham Coombs (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PATERSON, Reginald Grant Queens Road, St. John's 0-15 - 504 19 Dr. L. Paterson (o) Student 1914 No No PDF
LEGROW, Reuben Bauline, St. John's East District 1972 26 Ambrose LeGrow (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
BRENSUN - BRENTON, Samuel Williamsport, St. Barbe District 6019 23 William Brensun (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Samuel Brenton is listed as a resident of Williamsport in the 1935 and 1945 Newfoundland census; attestation paper gives spelling as Brenceen. Variant spelling: Brencun, Brensun.
TREBBLE, William 11 Knight Street, St. John's 18 26 James Trebble (p) Fireman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANDERSON, Richard John British Harbour, Trinity District 2628 19 William Anderson (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STEEL, Nathan Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 8088 20 Willis Steel (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
JAMES, Henry John 15 Cook Street, St. John's 3330 22 Selina James (p) Steward 1916 Methodist No No
SEARS, Michael Francis 82 New Gower Street, St. John's 73 22 James Chafe (p) Barber 1914 No No
YETMAN, Andrew 25 Barters Hill, St. John's 43 21 Andrew Yetman (p) Seaman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BUDGELL, George New Bay, Twillingate District 8423 42 John A. Budgell (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger
MULLETT, George Wesleyville, Bonavista District 2760 18 Noah Mullett (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No PDF