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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
HARRIS, Robert N. Our Harbour, Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6045 22 Robert Harris (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HANN, Albert Leslie Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2116 23 Isaac Hann (p) Core maker, paper mills 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RYAN, Samuel Patrick St. John's 884 19 Mr. And Mrs. Ryan (p) Tailor 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, Albert McCallum, Fortune District 5796 20 Catherine Simms (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CALVER, Louis 162 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4246 18 John Calver (p) Book keeper 1917 Congregationalist No No
SQUIRES, William Richard St. Phillips, St. John's West District 5079 22 Caleb Squires (p) Conductor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEATS, Hubert John 47 Goodview Street, St. John's 613 23 Richard Keats (p) Upholsterer 1914 Unknown No No
BISHOP, John E. Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 3849 19 Henry Bishop (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
BOWRING, George St. John's 1132 31 Mary Bowring (p) Boiler maker 1915 Methodist No No
PIKE, George Trinny Cove, Placentia-St. Marys District 5842 19 Julia Pike (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GOSSE, Solomon Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1411 21 Emma Gosse (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
HOGAN, Patrick Thorburn Road, St. John's 1111 27 Miss Hogan (o) - Bride Hogan (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
LITTLE, Eli Bonavista, Bonavista District 5452 22 Thomas Little (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SEYMOUR, Frank 71 Duckworth Street, St. John's 3374 32 Gertrude Seymour (p) Electrician 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VATCHER, Sandy W. Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5071 21 Elizabeth Vatcher (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUDGELL, Stanley St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 1856 22 Philip Budgell (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
HULL, Ephram Springdale, Twillingate District 8191 27 Bertha Hull (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Ephraim Hall.
FITZGERALD, Arthur Wilfred St. John's 1602 19 Minnie Fitzgerald (p) Grocer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PRICE, Bertram Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5222 22 Albert Price (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
SPARKS, Martin Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5497 21 Martin Sparkes (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Sparkes.
BENNETT, Michael W. St. George, St. George District 4367 19 Peter H. Bennett (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SQUIRES, James Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 5269 20 Joseph Squires (o) Section man 1918 Methodist No No
LEARNING, Francis A. Sandwich Bay, Labrador 6257 24 William Learning (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BYRNE, Gerald Guy 59 Flavin Street, St. John's 0-31 - 340 24 James Byrne (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
PARDY, James Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 2763 Charles Pardy (p) 1916 No No See also # 6152; enlisted in 1916 and recorded as deserter; re-enlisted 1918; Information from service ledger and service file # 6152
MARTIN, Robert Berkley Manuels, Harbour Main District 499 21 Mrs. Robert B. Martins (p) Carpenter 1914 Methodist No No Attestation papers not included
OKEEFE, William Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4315 18 Thomas O'Keefe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LANGER, Joseph Georges Cove, Labrador 6168 19 Elizabeth Langer (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Age of Enlistment is entered as 1918, possible error
BOURNE, Harry Pinchards Island, Bonavista District 4670 18 John Bourne (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, Gordon Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4389 19 Thomas Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARDING, George Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3165 24 Phoebe Lang (p) Fisherman 1916 No No
SHEPPARD, Kenneth Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 8310 18 John C. Sheppard (p) 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ELSON, Albert John Spotted Islands, Labrador 2818 19 Albert Elson (p) Carpenter 1916 Methodist No No
BAILEY, Albert Georges Brook, Trinity District 5027 20 Peter Bailey (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
CRANFORD, Herbert New Harbour, Trinity District 2312 18 Mrs. William Cranford (p) Teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PAYNE, Leslie Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5123 19 Edward Payne (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GILLINGHAM, Thomas Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District 8509 21 Fanny Brenton (o) Lumberman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, Ronald Patrick Holyrood, Harbour Main District 4712 29 Margaret Walsh (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, Maurice Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District 2318 23 Peter Power (p) Brakeman 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF
SMITH, Nathaniel Hodges Cove, Trinity District 5100 18 Albert Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CHAMBERS, Malcolm G. Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2369 15 Walter Chambers (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age, Chambers claimed to be 18. His birth certificate proved he was 15.
PYNN, Clinton Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 3440 Henry Pynn (p) Carpenter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15
SQUIRES, Alfred Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 6164 18 Robert Squires (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GLEESON, Richard Topsail, Harbour Main District 1250 19 John Gleeson (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CUFF, Albert Bonavista, Bonavista District 4814 24 Mrs. William Cuff (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No Notes: Previously transcribed as Alfred.
BUTLER, Jabez Seal Cove, Harbour Main District 5735 22 Charles Butler (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
THORNHILL, Earl Little Bay East, Fortune District 5200 20 Ambrose Thornhill (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MANNING, Thomas Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 4437 18 William Manning (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RYAN, John St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 6254 25 James Ryan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COLLINS, Jabez Newtown, Bonavista District 6130 23 William Collins (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No