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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
MICHELIN, Joseph Hamilton Inlet, Grand River, Labrador 637 19 Joseph Michelin (p) Student 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917 Contains document regarding William J. Freake, Royal Naval Reserve 8906X [actual 2210X]
BRETT, Jonathan Fogo, Fogo District 537 Mary Brett (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
APPLIN, Timothy Shoal Cove, St. Barbe district 5957 22 Joseph Applin (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TUCKER, Gordon St. Phillips, St. John's West District 5141 23 Moses Tucker (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARRETT, Arthur Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 5122 19 Noah Barrett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SPURRELL, Heber Pools Island, Bonavista District 2291 19 Simon Spurell (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
FREEMAN, Robert Fogo, Fogo District 4066 18 Susan Freeman (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DUNN, John S. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8023 24 Reverend W.D. Dunn (p) Surveyor 1917 Methodist No No
BROWN, Patrick J. Ferryland, Ferryland District 4965 22 Peter Brown (o) Tailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FOSS, Arthur Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5677 22 Sarah Foss (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HOLLOWAY, Whittier Portland, Bonavista District 3768 18 James M. Holloway (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
WHELAN, William Cupids, Port de Grave Distri 5644 18 William Whelan (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
CHIVERAUX, Simeon Main River Gut, St. George District 8474 54 Alice Chiveraux (s) 1918 No No File missing. Information from service ledger; Variant spelling of name - Chiveiaux.
BLUNDON, Allen Shoal Harbour, Trinity District 5994 19 James Blunden (p) Farmer 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - documents completed as Blunden.
WADE, John Salmonier, Placentia-St. Mary's District 6253 22 John Wade (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CUTLER, Philip Herring Neck, Twillingate District 5961 20 Thomas Cutler (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LACEY, Henry Exploits, Twillingate District 5420 20 George Lacey (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
ADAMS, Frank Botwood, Twillingate District 5712 19 William Adams (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
DINGWELL [DINGWALL], Aaron C. Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3840 19 Rosie Dingwell [Dingwell] (p) Brakeman 1917 Methodist No No
MERCER, Azariah Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 8263 22 Emily Mercer (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1598X.
CONSTABLE, Arch B Norris Arm, Twillingate District 0-275 - 2109 18 Toni Constable (o) Office clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
OLIVER, Philip 29 Feild Street, St. John's 3500 18 Thomas Oliver (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
MARTIN, Joseph Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 5755 20 Charles Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HYNES, Frederick Harbour Round, St. Barbe District 6017 21 Josephine Hynes (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PENNY, Samuel Victoria, Carbonear District 972 28 Richard Penney (p) Miner 1915 Methodist No No
JERRETT, Elim Cavendish, Trinity District 8100 18 Ruth Jerrett (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MORRIS, Selby Allan Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 2790 19 Eleanor Morris (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLEMAN, Francis (Frank) 49 Carters Hill, St. John's 2527 20 James Coleman (o) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
QUIRK, Daniel Joseph Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 1305 19 Matilda Quirk (p) Railroading 1915 Roman Catholic No No
FOLEY, Leo Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5740 19 John Foley (p) Student 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SIMMS, Charles 84 Pleasant Street, St. John's 5437 20 Henry Simms (p) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HILLIER, Waldemar Lamaline, Burin District 6243 22 Joseph Hillier (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CAREW, Arthur Witless Bay, Ferryland District 6002 24 Thomas Carew (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
POPE, Clarence Stones Cove, Fortune District 6319 19 George Pope (p) Fisherman 1918 No No Church of England (Anglican)
JACKMAN, John J. 38 Pleasant Street, St. John's 4697 22 John Jackman Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WISEMAN, Gerald [Garland] Musgravetown, Bonavista District 4997 22 Fred Wiseman (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name - Attested as Gerald; most forms and correspondence as Garland; in 1935 Census as Garland
CORNACT, Peter Cape St. George, St. George District 4198 19 John Cornact (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancies in spelling of name - Cormack, Cormick, Cormact; Cornact or Cornect is a common family name of the Bay St. George region. Previously transcribed as Cormack.
CHEFFEY, Albert Musgravetown, Bonavista District 2337 23 James Cheffey (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No Variation in name: Chaffey
BUTLER, Alfred Francis Hodges Cove, Random, Trinity District 460 23 Rev. W.A. Butler (o) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers not included.
WEST, Henry Ladle Cove, Fogo District 1591 23 William Burke (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
GOOBIE, Clarence Elliotts Cove, Trinity District 2575 22 John Goobie (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic - Methodist No No Discrepancy in religion
WHITE, Peter St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3635 20 Ellen (John) Critch (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CAINES, John Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2829 19 George Caines (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SKINNER, John Matthew Harbour Breton, Fortune District 3383 18 Cornelius Skinner (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also contains Attestation for short service.
STUCKLESS, Joseph Coachmans Cove, St. Barbe District 5550 20 James Stuckless (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, Thomas Joseph St. John's 960 21 Mrs. Whalen (o) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PAUL, Leander Deer Island, Bonavista District 5241 19 George Paul (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARVEY, Ralph Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 8270 18 Alexander Harvey (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
RUMBOLDT, Lemure Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 4104 18 Jabez Rumboldt (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GRACE, William A. 10 Knight Street, St. John's 0-119 - 2259 19 John Grace (p) Foreman 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917