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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
HOFF, John Gander Bay, Fogo District 4215 24 Joseph Hoff (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SIMMS, Simeon Muddy Hole, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6040 22 David Simms (p) Fisherman 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
DUKE, Peter 48 Cabot Street, St. John's 8301 18 Patrick Duke (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
KNEE, Henry Badgers Quay, Bonavista District 2052 19 George Knee Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
BLUNDON, Norman J. Shoal Harbour, Trinity District 5992 21 James Blundon (p) Farmer 1919 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: documents completed as Blunden.
BOWERS, George Southern Arm, Green Bay, Twillingate District[?] 5665 22 Fannie Bowers (p) Millman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: Bower
CHISLETT, Herbert 94 George Street, St. John's 4634 20 Ellen Chislett (p) Cabman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POWER, Richard Cupids, Port de Grave District 2603 20 Mrs. James Power (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1613X.
TILLEY, William Joseph Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1224 22 William Tilley (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917. Discrepancy in name: William Joseph on Regiment attestation; William John in service ledger.
WAREHAM, John Petries Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District 4657 18 Israel Wareham (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WILLIAMS, Richard 13 Spencer Street, St. John's 652 19 Richard Williams (p) Grocer 1914 Roman Catholic No No I
COSTELLO, John Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 2593 27 Matthew Costello (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
MURRIN, John St. John's 1685 19 William Murrin (p) Machinist 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PERRY, Frederick Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3287 19 Joseph Perry (p) Cook 1916 Roman Catholic No No
GIDGE, George Fridays Bay, Twillingate District 6300 25 Thomas Gidge (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
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 Regt. # 1595 Garland Ridout.
CLARKE, Allan Botwood, Twillingate District 1655 30 Amos Clarke (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No
RYAN, Edmund Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 4046 19 William Ryan (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
LAWLOR, Edward Joseph Horse Cove, Harbour Main District 477 21 Richard Lawlor (o) Machinist 1914 No No
GREEN, Arthur Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5348 24 Phoebe Green (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ROBERTS, Michael Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 4335 23 Mrs. J. Croke (o) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, Kenneth Augustine Bell Island, St. John's East District 1180 19 Mrs. J.K. Butler (p) Electrician 1915 Methodist No No
CHAFE, Martin F. 110 Barnes Road, St. John's 2578 35 Ellen Chafe (s) Teamster 1916 Roman Catholic 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.
SMALL, Cheslie Frederick Lewisporte, Twillingate District 5284 23 Robert Small (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: Chesley.
WOODLAND, William 8 Sebastian Street, St. John's 6144 20 Johanna Woodland (s) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STEELE, John Smiths Sound, Trinity District 3987 18 Joseph Steele (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, Martin Cornwall Avenue, St. John's 4613 21 Mary Murphy (nee Finn) (s) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, Michael Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 5759 25 Thomas Walsh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FRANCIS, Harry Hermitage, Fortune District 6261 19 Matthew Francis (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOZEC, John Black Duck Brook, St. George District 5946 20 Eve (Yves) Bozec (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Walter Campbell Logy Bay Road, St. John's 690 21 Mrs. R.C. Smith (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
HAMILTON, Matthew Grand Falls, Twillingate District 4849 23 Philip Hamilton (p) Paper maker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHEATON, George Frederickton, Fogo District 6122 22 Charles Wheaton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
JONES, Benjamin Templeman, Bonavista District 5964 24 William Jones (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WOODFORD, William 7 Convent Square, St. John's 8211 21 John J. Woodford (p) Machinist 1917 Roman Catholic No No
DALTON, Alphaeus Little Catalina, Trinity District 5911 19 Albert Dalton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CRANE, John Archibald 26 Bannerman Street, St. John's 2667 24 Archibald Crane (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PILGRIM, Sidney St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 5618 18 Albert Pilgrim (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - personal signature is Sidney; most documents state Sydney
SHEARS, Ralph C. 9 King's Road, St. John's 2317 18 Alfred H. Shears (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOSSE, Daniel Torbay, St. John's East District 5762 23 Thomas Gosse (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HOUNSELL, Thomas Pinchards Island, Bonavista District 4471 21 George Hounsell (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SKANES, Charles Cow Head, St. Barbe District 3701 22 Francis Skanes (p) Mechanic 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.
VIVIAN, Gordon Flat Islands, Bonavista District 5152 20 William Vivian (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
STICKLAND, Peter Shoal Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3778 20 William Strickland (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Strickland.
EVOY, Andrew Harricott, Placentia-St. Marys District 2200 21 Thomas Evoy (p) Fireman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
WEIR, Albert Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 6208 20 Elezar Weir (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
HISCOCK, Edward Pearcy Flat Islands, Bonavista District 2927 19 William Hiscock (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MADDIGAN, Michael Joseph 314 Water Street, St. John's 183 19 Michael Maddigan (p) Shoe cutter 1914 Roman Catholic No No