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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
CHAFE, Fred Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2097 22 Levi Chafe (p) Electrician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POWER, John T. Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 3853 24 John Power (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
DAWE, William Gordon 60 New Gower Street, St. John's 97 19 William John Dawe (p) Civil servant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HALLEY, Albert Upper Battery Road, St. John's 5448 24 Ellen Halley (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KELLY, Peter John St. John's 1244 22 Mary Ann Kelly (p) Carpenter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, William Codroy, St. George District 4860 20 James Parsons (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WESTERN, William 61 George Street, St. John's 0-242 - 2570 21 Mrs. Phillip Western (p) Packer 1916 Methodist No No
COLE, Bertram Bell Island, St. John's East District 4630 18 John Cole (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers also found on Reel 261 preceding Service # 4601
HAYLEY, Robert Bonavista, Bonavista District 489 25 Mary Hayley (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Healey, Hayly
MORRIS, Riley Kenneth Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3113 20 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Morris (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also service #2849, Rupert Morris, for will of Riley Morris
TAYLOR, Albert St. John's 1754 18 Henry Charles Taylor (p) Wheelwright 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEEPING, Alwyn Minter St. John's 1020 20 Catherine Keeping (p) Poultry raiser 1915 Unknown No No
MCGILLVARY, Thomas 124 Barnes Road, St. John's n/a Bertha McGillvary (s) 1915 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as musketry instructor (special).
HODDINOTT, Walter J. Indian Islands, Fogo District 8091 18 Mary Ann Hoddinott (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
PALFREY, William 8 Queen Street, St. John's 4466 18 Mrs. A. Palfrey (p) Barber 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PINSENT, Stephen E. Ladle Cove, Fogo District 4351 29 Tobias Pinsent (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
WILLAR, Harry 9 Bond Street, St. John's 8420 24 Wilhelmina Willar (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
ENGLISH, Patrick Joseph 66 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 698 28 Patrick English (p) Telephone linesman 1914 Roman Catholic No No Also contains documents relating to service #5514, Ernest Penney.
MACPHERSON, Cluny Queens Road, St. John's 0-8 Mrs. Cluny MacPherson (s) Doctor 1915 No No PDF Attestation papers not included
RIDGLEY, Hubert Little Bay West, Fortune District 2951 21 Edward Ridgley (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 See also service #3444, Charles Richards, for POW account
SMITH, Edward Dildo, Trinity District 5221 21 Jacob Smith (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURTON, Azarella La Scie, St. Barbe District 5611 22 Moses Burton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CLOUTER, Arthur Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 6005 20 Elizabeth Clouter (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CAMPBELL, Duncan Cape St. George, St. George District 4219 23 John Campbell (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
OUELLETTE, Charles Quebec, Canada 3040 18 Peter Oulette (p) Marine Fireman 1916 Roman Catholic No No Previously transcribed as Oulette
HALL, Ewart Carbonear, Carbonear District 4502 21 Alberta Hall (o) Civil engineer 1918 Methodist No No
VOISEY, Richard Herbert 3 York Street, St. John's 152 21 Thomas R. Voisey (p) Hardware clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEE, Harry Nash McCallum Harbour, Fortune District 1549 19 Caroline Lee (p) Carpenter 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STRIDE, Albert Botwood, Twillingate District 1638 18 John Stride (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No
TURNER, James Topsail Road, St. John's 5250 18 Thomas Turner (p) Operator 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WORKMAN, Wilson Hearts Delight, Trinity District 5839 24 Henry Workman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUNT, Albert Fair Island, Bonavista District 5011 20 Eli Hunt (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ALLEN, James Frederick Curling, St. George District 1541 19 Catherine Susanna Allen (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
DOOLEY, Thomas Richard 23 1/2 Maxse Street, St. John's 2294 18 Francis Dooley (p) Printer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
FIFIELD, Samuel Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 3055 25 James Fifield (o) Miner 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service. Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1351X.
BISHOP, Malcolm J. Greenspond, Bonavista District 3901 26 Derm Bishop (p) Draper 1917 Methodist No No
HARE, George Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom 2126 36 Mrs. Hare (s) Musician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
PIKE, Lorenzo George Belleoram, Fortune District 3528 18 Kathleen Fudge (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TILLEY, William Joseph Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1224 22 William Tilley (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917. Discrepancy in name: William Joseph on Regiment attestation; William John in service ledger.
BENNETT, Stewart Fogo, Fogo District 3204 21 William Bennett (p) Storekeeper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SEWARD, Thomas Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1266 22 Elizabeth Seward (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No Includes photograph of his wife, Annie Norris of Ayr, Scotland.
STAMP, James Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 4124 18 James Stamp (p) Cab driver 1917 Roman Catholic No No
KEHOE, Lawrence St. John's 1779 18 Michael Kehoe (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MCKISSOCK, Andrew Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom 2136 35 James McKissock (p) Musician 1916 Presbyterian No No Attested for short service
BUGDEN, N. N/A 1917 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).
PITTMAN, Kenneth 83 Pleasant Street, St. John's 8036 31 Beatrice Pittman (p) Machinist 1917 Methodist 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
EVANS, William Argentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 5851 19 Bridget Evans (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 17
LAWRENCE, Robert 20 Carnell Street, St. John's 4618 22 George Lawrence (p) Carpenter 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCDONALD, John Grand River, St. George District 5697 21 Joseph McDonald (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No