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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
PITCHER, Charles Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District 2319 19 Cornelius Pitcher (p) Papermaker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
DALTON, Frederick Western Bay, Bay de Verde District 4264 19 Mrs. Mahala Dalton (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, October 2, 1918
OLDFORD, Hubert Squid Tickle, Bonavista District 3183 25 Andrew Oldford (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
MERCER, Robert Blaketown, Trinity District 1928 24 Eloil Mercer (p) Oiler 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MADDOX, John T. Kings Cove, Bonavista District 5101 23 Michael Maddox (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, May 6, 1919
COLLINS, John Joseph Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 863 22 John Collins (p) Paper hanger 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, December 6, 1917 PDF
ALCOCK, Augustus Griquet, St. Barbe District 0-116 - 1372 19 Mary Alcock (p) Teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
PAYNE, Stephen Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2674 19 Robert Payne (p) Shoemaker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Thursday, May 10, 1917 POW Date: 1917
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
PHELAN, William A. Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 2001 18 James Phelan (p) Checker 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
SEABRIGHT, Fred Red Rock Cove, Norris Arm, Twillingate District 5713 20 Elias Seabright (p) Steel worker 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, September 21, 1918
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
BLANDFORD, George Herring Neck, Twillingate District 3237 23 Emma Blandford (s) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, September 16, 1917
MOLLOY, William St. Lawrence, Burin District 3028 20 Michael Molloy (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, November 21, 1917
SMITH, Josiah Hopeall, Trinity District 1677 18 Matthew Smith (p) Railroading 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PENNEY, Simeon Toop Deer Harbour, Trinity District 2767 24 Samuel Penney (o) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Friday, March 16, 1917
KAVANAGH, Edward 35 York Street, St. John's 2548 20 John Kavanagh (p) Barber 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
LACEY, Harry Exploits, Twillingate District 3733 22 Andrew Lacey (p) Cook 1917 Methodist Yes No Thursday, March 14, 1918
PECKFORD, Edward Gander Bay, Fogo District 1656 18 Elizabeth Peckford (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, August 29, 1916
LILLY, William Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1034 20 James Lilly (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
BOONE, Joseph Cottle Cove, Twillingate District 3478 20 Mrs. George Hannam (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Thursday, April 18, 1918
ROPER, Frederick Charles Bonavista, Bonavista District 1189 18 Annie Roper (p) Bank clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, November 27, 1915
LITTLE, Redvers Musgravetown, Bonavista District 4887 18 James Little (p) Framer 1918 Methodist Yes No Friday, November 15, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included
RICKS, Simon Sops Arm, St. Barbe District 4070 20 George Ricks (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918
HANDCOCK, Lewis Salvage, Bonavista District 3546 18 William Handcock (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Wednesday, July 10, 1918 POW Date: 1918 Variant spelling of name - Hancock
HARDING, William Renews, Ferryland District 995 25 Christopher Harding (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as William Joseph Harding.
WELLS, Harry Augustus Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 3943 23 Robert James Wells (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918
WHEELER, Reuben Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 2787 19 John Wheeler (of Edward) (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
JERRETT, Frank Brigus, Port de Grave District 1437 21 Frederick George Jerrett (p) Electrical engineer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
CONNORS, Maurice G. Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 3942 21 Patrick Connors (p) Paper maker 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
HANNON, Frank J. Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 2184 23 Mrs Patrick O'Gorman (p) Papermaker 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
PENNY, Isaac Brooklyn, Bonavista District 3686 23 Charles Penny (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist Yes No Saturday, October 26, 1918
SNOW, Charles Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2616 21 Austin and Sophie Snow (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes POW Date: 1917 See service #1482, Gideon Harland Lane, and #1731, Manuel Pittman, for further information relating to the circumstances of this soldier's death.
ETHERIDGE, Gordon Champneys East, Trinity District 1858 23 John Etheridge (p) Teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WINTER, Randolph Milligan St. John's 908 27 John Winter (p) Farmer 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
CAHILL, Martin Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 258 22 Mrs. Michael Sweeney (p) Mechanic 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
COUGHLAN, Louis St. John's 2256 21 James Coughlan (p) Train dispatcher 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
LILLY, Augustus Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's 194 32 George A. Lilly (p) Carpenter 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
CHUCK, Charles Petrograde, Russia 2496 23 John Chuck (p) Miner 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, January 16, 1919
BENDELL, James Alexander 235 Water Street, St. John's 207 19 Sophia Bendell (p) Sailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
TUCKER, Walter St. John's 880 20 Stephen J. Tucker Bank clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 25, 1915
HART, John Island Harbour, Fogo District 3550 25 Henry Hart (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
PENTON, Ignatius Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 2589 25 Edward Penton (o) Lumberman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
GOODWIN, Stephen New Melbourne, Trinity District 3707 21 Reuben Goodwin (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
KELLY, Michael Francis 37 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 148 24 Mrs. Kelly (s) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
TARGETT, Frederick Joseph Holyrood, Harbour Main District 1743 25 Sarah Targett (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, October 16, 1916
MYRICK, John 12 Nunnery Hill, St. John's 99 19 Patrick Myrick (p) Baker 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, December 10, 1915
CALLAHAN, Rodger John 90 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 344 24 Rodger Callahan (p) Accountant 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
EMBERLY, George English Harbour East, Fortune District 2994 22 Patrick Emberly (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, October 8, 1917
SHORT, Joshua New Bonaventure, Trinity Bay, Trinity district 1199 19 Sarah Jane Short (p) Steward 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, June 15, 1919