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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
LAITE, Alfred Lewisporte, Twillingate District 8439 37 Timmer [Tamar] Laite (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BLACKWOOD, Bertram Brookfield, Bonavista District 5145 19 Martin Blackwood (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
POWER, Patrick Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District 4883 21 Mary Power (P) Brakeman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, Bernard Catalina, Trinity District 530 26 John Murphy (p) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
FUDGE, Ambrose Newstead, Twillingate District 8056 25 Mrs. William Langdon (o) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
TEMPLEMAN, Frederick Bonavista, Bonavista District 5883 23 Selina Templeman (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
KIRBY, Stanley S. Silverdale, Twillingate District 242 (microfilmed as 0-242) 24 Evangeline Kirby (p) Sailor 1914 Methodist No No Kirby's records filed on microfilm as 0-242; his service number is 242.
BREEN, Edward Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8049 21 John Breen (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
SNOW, Frederick William 125 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 3810 21 Nathaniel Snow (p) Bank clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Died in 1918, following a transfer to the Royal Flying Corps, not a fatality of war.
MCGRATH, George Branch, Placentia-St. Marys District 3619 21 Patrick McGrath (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ROSS, Charles Augustus Harvey Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 3248 19 Thomas Ross (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LODGE, Nathaniel George Catalina, Trinity District 2810 26 Mrs. Nathaniel Lodge (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
PEDDELL, John Joseph 34 Pleasant Street, St. John's 705 20 William Peddell (p) Steward 1914 No No PDF Variant spelling of name - Peddle
LEGROW, Frederick Pratt Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 404 23 Thomas Legrow (p) Dry goods clerk 1914 Methodist No No I
GARLAND, James W. Green Point, Fortune District 6044 23 Jeremiah Garland (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Rennie Llewelyn Englee, St. Barbe District 1045 19 Selina Barnes (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
ANDERSON, Hugh Abercrombie St. John's 0-179 - 2120 John Anderson (p) 1916 No No PDF Attestation papers not included; Includes written articles, concert programmes by the RNR band, public presentations and fund raising efforts.
POLLETT, John New Harbour, Trinity District 3521 18 Archibald Pollett (p) Paper maker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, James J. Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2181 24 Mrs. Francis Wall (o) Papermaker 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF
CHEESEMAN, Isaac Burin, Burin District 3891 18 Laurence Cheesman (p) Student 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SAUNDERS, John Flat Islands, Bonavista District 5467 25 Robert Saunders (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WOODEN, George Grand Bank, Burin District 5575 22 Thomas Wooden (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WALL, James 83 Pleasant Street, St. John's 6149 19 Patrick Wall (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BISHOP, George L. Port de Grave, Port de Grave District 4669 19 Benjamin Bishop (p) Carpenter 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NEWELL, George H. 38 Spencer Street, St. John's 8492 19 Caroline Newell (p) Labourer 1918 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.
STRIDE, Thomas Conne River, Fortune District 4794 19 John Stride (o) Lumberman 1918 No No
HOLLETT, Morgan Burin, Burin District 5570 20 John Hollett (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GRIFFIN, James Patrick Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 577 22 Mrs. John Sullivan (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BURGE, Daniel Bonavista, Bonavista District 3117 25 Mary Jane Burge (p) Bridge structure iron worker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
ELLIS, Eric 245 Southside Road, St. John's 0-127 - 1895 20 Edward Ellis (p) Accountant 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Microfilmed file includes misfiled documents for # 1595 Garland Ridout.
CLEMENT, T.W. n/a Medical officer 1918 No No Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.
YOUNG, Isaac Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3792 23 Emmanuel Young (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOSEWORTHY, Henry Charles St. John's 981 19 Harriet Noseworthy (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist No No
CURTIS, Doyle Botwood, Twillingate District 1552 19 Thomas Curtis (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No PDF
KING, Archibald Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District 2689 21 Alfred John King (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DYKE, Job Salvage Bay, Bonavista District 2623 23 Edward Dyke (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WICKS, William T. Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District 8429 44 Emma Wicks (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ALCOCK, Pearce Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 8397 18 Uriah Alcock (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TILLEY, Harry 4 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4531 22 Rebecca Tilley (p) Surveyor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - On attestation paper, Harry is written at top of form and Henry in three other points, signature and all other documents state Harry.
BOLAND, Michael River Head, Placentia-St. Marys District 5833 21 Edward Boland (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROWSELL, Walter B. Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 2533 19 Israel Rowsell (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
NORRIS, Michael Three Arms, Twillingate District 5904 24 Edward Norris (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CLARKE, Alfred Twillingate, Twillingate District 5973 21 William Clarke (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WARREN, George Edward Fox Island, Burgeo- LaPoile District 5583 22 John Warren (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Alexander Stephenville, St. George District 5945 22 Charles M. White (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COSTELLO, Daniel Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 860 21 Daniel Costello (p) Shoe maker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BRETT, Jonathan Fogo, Fogo District 537 Mary Brett (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
THOMEY, Samuel J. Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 8376 47 Michael Thomey (o) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
JEWER, Ford R. W. Lewisporte, Twillingate District 3399 18 Joseph Jewer (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
LESLIE, Clarence Vivian Silma, Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canada 632 19 Mrs. James S. Leslie Telegraph operator 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No