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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
THORNE, Andrew New Harbour, Trinity District 4755 22 William Thorne (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CONNORS, Thomas Joseph Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 170 27 Mrs. Connors (p) Ships officer 1914 Roman Catholic No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve as Lieutenant
MOORE, William Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2987 20 John Moore (p) Painter 1916 Salvation Army No No PDF
NEWELL, George H. 38 Spencer Street, St. John's 8492 19 Caroline Newell (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies April 1918; transferred to Newfoundland Regiment August 1918; Forestry Service # retained. In volume two of the Military Service Ledgers the entry for Service # 8492 follows entry for Service # 2033.
CROKE, Thomas Joseph St. John's 653 20 Edward Croke (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PAUL, Lawrence Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 3358 18 James Paul (o) Pulp mill worker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
DARBY, Cyril Roy Ships Cove, Burin District 3150 23 Stephen A. Darby (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
MCCORMACK, James Southside Road, St. John's n/a 16 Bugler 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special).
JONES, Ephraim Laurenceton, Twillingate District 2324 21 Mrs. E. A. Jones (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
HODGE, Thomas Fogo, Fogo District 2265 24 John W. Hodge (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
WHITE, Joseph Stephenville, St. George District 5700 19 Alex White (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, Michael Patrick St. John's 805 24 John J. Murphy (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PEET, Chesley Morton 14 Brazils Square, St. John's 235 20 Samuel H. Peet (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist No No
ERLEY, Joseph Freshwater Road, St. John's 116 James Erley (p) Carpenter 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HART, Bertram Champneys East, Trinity District 3354 19 Robert Hart (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RENDELL, Walter Frederic 73 Military Road, St. John's 0-5 26 Mrs.F.J.W. Rendell (p) 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF Attestation papers not included.
HOWLETT, John Petty Harbour, St. John's West Districts 4222 18 Bridget Howlett (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Attestation forms are completed as Jack Howlett.
MARSHALL, Frederick Walter 131 Albert Palace Mansions, Battersea, United Kingdom 0-34 - 608 Mrs. F. W. Marshall 1914 No No PDF No attestation papers. Formerly London, England. Granted honourary commission.
LEDREW, Bertram Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1837 18 Isaac LeDrew (p) Blacksmith 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WISEMAN, Alfred Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District 2011 21 Alfred Wiseman (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) - Methodist No No Discrepancy in religion
POPE, Walter Pools Island, Bonavista District 5259 22 Frederick Pope (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TUCKER, Bernard Thorburn Road, St. John's 3948 18 William Tucker (p) Farmer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
STRICKLAND, Eric 4 Brine Street, St. John's 5055 19 Kenneth Strickland (p) Candy maker 1918 Methodist No No
NOFTALL, Michael Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District 5635 24 Michael Noftall (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BILLARD, Albert Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4293 19 Samuel R. Billard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name - signature is Billard, forms completed as Billiard
REEVES, Clifford St. Lawrence, Burin District 3239 18 John Reeves (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEGGE, Caleb Hearts Delight, Trinity District 5503 23 Samuel Legge (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MORRIS, William Trouty, Trinity District 2316 18 George Morris (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROSE, Joshua 14 Franklin Avenue, St. John's 8436 43 Harriett Rose (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
MERCER, Charles Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 5114 18 John Mercer (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURKE, William Conne River, Fortune District 6323 20 Matthew Burke (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JANES, Arthur Hants Harbour, Trinity District 6276 20 Stephen Janes (p) Steward 1918 Salvation Army No No
PARSONS, Alex Freshwater, Bell Island, St. John's East District 3825 21 Jacob Parsons (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROSE, R. [Robert] Clayton 28 Springdale Street, St. John's 2542 22 Marmaduke Rose (p Salesman 1916 Methodist No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.
MERCER, Charles 32 McKay Street, St. John's 3820 18 Isaac Mercer (p) Blacksmith 1917 Salvation Army No No
BURKE, William St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 5366 22 Thomas Burke (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KENNELL, Ebenezer Western Bay, Bay de Verde District 1548 26 Jessie Kennell (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist No No
CARTER, Percival Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3842 19 Martha Carter (p) Telegraph operator 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WELLS, Elias J. Horwood, Fogo District 8451 23 Nellie Wells (s) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
NURSE, John 12 Longs Hill, St. John's 4678 20 Nora Nurse (p) Grocer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DUNPHY, Patrick 25 Burkes Square, St. John's 4447 18 Martin Dunphy (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
MEANEY, Basil Caplin Bay, Fogo District 8352 19 Thomas Meaney (p) Fisherman 1917 Attestation papers not included. No No
STONE, Robert Bonaventure, North Side, Trinity District 2100 19 William Stone (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, Leo Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 4587 18 Thomas Murphy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BEARNS, George Grand Bank, Burin District 4636 23 Jacob Bearns (o) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
REES, George Wilfred 22 Mullock Street, St. John's 388 19 Mary Jane Rees (p) Printer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Contains part of the file of Eaneas Rees, service # 25881, of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.
SNOW, Allan Horwood, Fogo District 4197 18 Elizabeth Snow (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FITZGERALD, John Martin 20 Carters Hill, St. John's 295 26 Mary A. Fitzgerald (p) Druggist 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
WHIFFIN, James Southern Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 5868 19 John Whiffin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Whiffen
MCHENRY, William Grand Falls,Twillingate District - formerly of Quebec, Canada 0-214 - 2285 26 Frank McHenry (o) Machinist 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF Four documents duplicated from #0-214 William McHenry are on the reel labelled as Bernard Forsey. Labels were placed by LAC at time of microfilming. Also contains documents relating to service #0-120-1553, Frank Burke