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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 ascending PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
RING, Thomas J. 33 Mullock Street, St. John's 2364 19 Martin Ring (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
WHELAN, James Horse Cove Line, St. John's 3560 18 Priscilla (James) Whelan (p) Wood cutter 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918 Includes Whelen as a variant spelling
PENNY, William Edward English Harbour, Trinity District 1156 21 Annie Penney (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, April 18, 1917
DEWEY, Joseph Greenspond, Bonavista District 3587 19 Francis Dewey (p) School teacher 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 21, 1918
WARFORD, Garland Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District 964 21 Mrs. William Warford (m) Miner 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
COLE, Samuel 30 Codner Street, St. John's 0-63 - 465 26 Mrs. Cole (p) 1914 Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 I
KING, William Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2618 23 Mrs. James King (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, January 28, 1917
MORRIS, William Robinsons Head, St. George District 1581 20 Harry Morris (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, October 13, 1916
COISH, Harold Gordon Ladle Cove, Fogo District 1400 20 Maud Coish (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HYNES, Leonard Codroy, St. George District 5859 23 Margaret Hynes (p) Seaman 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, October 12, 1918 Variation in name: Hines; See # 1787 for related document
GILL, Arthur Sallys Cove, St. Barbe District 3166 21 Susanna Roberts (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
CAREW, David Michael St. John's 776 19 David Carew (p) Shoeworker 1914 Yes No Thursday, October 7, 1915 Also see # 253 for additional document.
DURNFORD, Frederick Roy Rencontre Island, Fortune District 2631 19 John R. Durnford (p) Book keeper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
FLANNIGAN, David Roundabout, Burin District 3238 18 Gregory Flannigan (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes Yes Saturday, May 4, 1918 POW Date: 1918
SAMSON, Neville Flat Island, Bonavista District 3544 19 Thomas Edward Samson (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Sampson.
LESHANA, William Edward St. John's 799 22 Jeanette LeShana (s) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PARMITER, Norman Topsail, Harbour Main District 3929 18 Samuel Parmiter (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 15, 1918
LAHEY, Robert Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 254 26 Richard Lahey (p) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GOODWIN, Stephen New Melbourne, Trinity District 3707 21 Reuben Goodwin (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
JOY, Edward 18 Lyon Square, St. John's 502 21 Mr. Joy (p) Carman 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918 PDF
SHORTALL, Leo 141 Gower Street, St. John's 1940 18 William Shortall (p) Student 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, April 29, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included ; See also Regt. #0-78 -395 for misfiled documents
ETHERIDGE, Richard Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 1345 20 Peter Etheridge (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, March 28, 1918
HUTCHINGS, William Stanley Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3796 23 Sarah Hutchings (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
HOWARD, James John 52 Colonial Street, St. John's 560 22 Patrick and Johanna Howard (p) Printer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BENGER, Rance Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4230 18 John Benger (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, May 20, 1921
LUCAS, Frederick William 47 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 2808 24 Caroline Lucas (s) Shipping clerk 1916 Methodist Yes No Sunday, January 28, 1917
MULLINGS, Gordon A. St. John's 1698 18 J.R. Mullings (p) Bookkeeper 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, January 20, 1917
DRISCOLL, Kenneth Clarenville, Trinity District 2380 23 Willis Driscoll (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Friday, April 25, 1919
FIELD, John 76 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 2003 19 James T. Phillips (o) Tinsmith 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
GALLANT, Michael Sandy Point, St. George District 2293 24 Alexander Gallant (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes Yes Monday, April 16, 1917 POW Date: 1917
JANES, William J. Britannia, Trinity District 3767 19 Henry Janes (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
WESTCOTT, Harry Taylor Carbonear, Carbonear District 1805 21 Henry Westcott (p) Engineer 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
OSMOND, Cecil Gambo, Bonavista District 2512 22 Ezekiel Osmond (p) Teamster 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, March 13, 1918
MCKENZIE, William Cartwright, Labrador 3227 22 Jane McKenzie (p) Teamster 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
BUGDEN, Leighton St. John's 1544 19 John Bugden (o) Grocer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Also contains information related to the death of S.R. Edney, service #1714.
HOLDEN, Luke Holyrood, Harbour Main District 329 21 Kate Veitch (o) Train hand 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MANUEL, Alfred Botwood, Twillingate District 721 22 Philip Manuel (p) Lumberman 1914 Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 PDF
LEDREW, Edward J. Change Islands, Fogo District 4123 18 Florence LeDrew (o) Labourer 1917 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 9, 1920 Died of phthisis [tuberculosis].
DORAN, John 41 Duckworth Street, St. John's 2660 18 Isabel Doran (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, September 23, 1917
PHELAN, William A. Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 2001 18 James Phelan (p) Checker 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
DORAN, Joseph Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1551 28 Mary Doran (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
COLLINS, George W. Balsom Street, St. John's 2448 18 James Joseph Collins (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
EBSARY, Hubert Edgar 147 Southside Road, St. John's 339 24 Stephen Elias Ebsary (p) Cooper 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, December 1, 1915
STRIDE, Bransome Bridgeport, Twillingate District 4252 19 James Stride (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, February 14, 1920 Photograph of grave-site included.
COOK, James Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 2600 20 George Critch (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Sunday, November 4, 1917 George Critch was Cook's adoptive/foster father
MESH, Joseph Keels, Bonavista District 2534 20 Mrs. William Mesh (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
WHITE, Willis Comfort Cove, Twillingate District 739 19 Sarah Rose (s) Lumberman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 See also service #733
EVANS, Joseph Wellington 41 John Street, St. John's 181 26 Jethro Evans (p) Fireman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
OTOOLE, Frank 261 Water Street, St. John's 0-64 - 365 22 Minnie Miller (p) 1914 Yes No Friday, October 12, 1917 I
GILLEY, Job Stanleyville, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 2476 18 Mrs. John Gilley (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army Yes Yes Tuesday, May 22, 1917 POW Date: 1917