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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
MEYERS, Cornelius Middleberg, Netherlands 2601 24 Juffi A.P. de Wel (p) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
FOLKS, Herbert Little Bay, Twillingate District 5533 28 William Folks (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PHILLIPS, Herbert 76 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 4391 19 James J. Phillips (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TREMBLETT, Thomas Baileys Cove, Bonavista District 4815 18 Mrs. William Tremblett (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SPRACKLIN, Lockyer Charlottetown, Bonavista District 2174 19 Alexander Spracklin (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No PDF
DICKS, Willis 6 Brine Street, St. John's 3579 20 Mrs. Christopher Dicks (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
REID, William Miles Cove, Notre Dame Bay, Twillingate District 4263 21 Joseph Reid (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
CAINES, Leslie Lamaline, Burin District 8419 20 George Caines (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHEELER, Francis E. Greenspond, Bonavista District 1909 25 John Wheeler (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Microfilmed file follows service file # 1873
GRIMES, Rupert St. John's 773 20 Clerk 1914 Methodist No No
CARROLL, John Lark Harbour, Bay of Islands, St. George District 2886 18 Abram Carroll (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GROUCHY, Samuel 15 Howe Place, St. John's 4016 23 Martha Grouchy (o) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
CURREN, Charles 239 Theatre Hill, St. John's 3800 18 Thomas Curren (p) Bank clerk 1917 Presbyterian No No Variant spelling of name - Curran.
MARTIN, Charles Patrick 52 1/2 Barters Hill, St. John's 192 25 Catherine Martin (p) Blacksmith 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1917
MANSFIELD, John Bell Island, St. John's East District 8275 18 Mrs. Patrick Mansfield (p) Miner 1917 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
GREEN, Edward [Luke E.] Woodford Cove, Twillingate District 4919 18 Mary King (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DEWLING, Stewart 25 Fleming Street, St. John's 20 20 Christina Hicks (p) Plumber 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
MCGRATH, James 7 Bambrick Street, St. John's 3215 20 Andrew McGrath (p) Sailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SLADE, Josiah Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde District 6176 20 Philip Slade (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
PENNY, Francis Avondale, Harbour Main District 3693 22 John Penny (o) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: Penney
IVANY, Solomon 43 Cook Street, St. John's 3105 & 8064 24 Catherine Barnes (p) Teamster 1916 Methodist No No See also service #3105; originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment.
WICKS, Douglas Burnt Point, Bay de Verde District 5069 21 Josiah Wicks (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SQUIRES, Peter St. Phillips, St. John's West District 4354 18 Caleb Squires (p) Cooper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No A letter concerning his underage status is located on Reel 239, file 4029 John Duder.
BEATON, Joseph Badger Brook, Twillingate District 8489 24 Bridget Beaton (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, Peter Bristols Hope, Carbonear District 5008 19 Thomas Butler (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KENNY, William Petty Harbour, St. John's West district 4221 18 Richard Kenny (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
POLLARD, Pleymon Botwood, Twillingate District 1667 18 Arthur Pollard (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
SNOW, Robert Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 2565 19 Thomas Snow (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BARNES, Lewis Harbour Mille, Fortune District 6308 21 Charles Barnes (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RANDELL, Thomas Little Harbour, Twillingate District 3252 24 William Randell (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HALL, Joseph Penguin Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District 3843 19 Joseph Hall (p) Cooper 1917 Roman Catholic No No
YOUNG, Richard Le Marches Point, St. George District 5989 22 Thomas Young (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HANN, Henry Lewis Lamaline, Burin District 3295 19 George G. Hann (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PEDDLE, John Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 6163 20 James Peddle (p) Carpenter 1918 Methodist No No
WEST, William J. Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5183 18 William West (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
COEN, Arthur Winter Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 4546 19 George Coen (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAWE, Allan Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District 3722 18 John Dawe (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Includes misfiled documents for # 3732 Rupert Macklin & # 3829 Everett Brown
STRONG, Herbert Clarenville, Trinity District 1662 19 Ebenezer Strong (p) Machinist 1915 Methodist No No
KEEFE, Thomas 17 William Street, St. John's 4488 19 Richard Keefe (p) Telegraph operator 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HARDING, George A. Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 8025 19 William Thomas Harding (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RYAN, Michael Norris Arm, Twillingate District 4307 20 John Ryan (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NIPPARD, Charles Springdale, Twillingate District 8199 32 John T. Walshman (o) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ADAMS, John F King's Point, Twillingate District 3894 22 Esau Adams (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
FRAMPTON, William White Rock, Smith Sound, Trinity Bay 5121 19 Kenneth Frampton (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CAREW, Elias Bauline, St. John's East District 5757 23 Mary Colbourne (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RIDEOUT, James W. Cape John, Gull Island, Twillingate District 5903 21 George Rideout (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SHEPPARD, Hilyard Sandy Point, St. George District 1681 21 Frederick Shepard (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MEIKLEJOHN, J. R. No information 0-219 1917 No No Attestation papers not included. Transferred from Border Regiment
MARRY, Michael Salmonier, North Side, Placentia-St. Marys District 3903 20 Richard Marry (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No