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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
ALEXANDER, Walter Ernest Boswarlos, St. George District - Norfolk, England, United Kingdom 1504 23 Annie Alexander (p) Fireman 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, July 5, 1916
CAVE, Joseph Change Islands, Fogo District 2944 22 Elias Cave (p) School teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, July 10, 1917
JANES, Charles Bull Arm, Valleyfield, Bonavista District 3983 18 Mrs. James Granter (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918
UPWARDS / UPWARD, Warrick Pearce Harry's Harbour, Green Bay 2777 19 Arthur Upwards (o) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 Discrepancy in name: Attestation papers state Upwards; elsewhere as Upward; Listed as Upward in CWGC; Variant spelling of name - Percie and Pierce
CHAFFEY, Arthur J. Jeffreys, St. George District 3014 18 Edward Chaffey (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
HOUNSELL, Japheth Wesleyville, Bonavista District 2110 24 Henry Hounsell (p) Paper mill 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918 PDF Killed in action Neuve-Église
OLLERHEAD, William Hearts Content, Trinity District 746 24 James Ollerhead School teacher 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
COOK, Alfred Stanley St. John's 876 24 William James Cook (p) Accountant 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Variant spelling of name - Cooke
JACKMAN, Bert 33 Angel Place, St. John's 697 25 Captain Frank Jackman Storekeeper 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, July 5, 1916
BUCKLEY, James Botwood, Twillingate District 4274 24 John Buckley (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918
AYRE, Gerald Walter Circular Road, St. John's 0-106 - 869 23 Fred W. Ayre (p) Salesman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GINN, William Comfort Cove, Twillingate District 5912 21 William Ginn (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Saturday, October 12, 1918
DAWE, Christopher Cupids, Port de Grave District 4864 18 George Dawe (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Friday, May 31, 1918
PROWSE, William St. John's 925 22 Charles Prowse (p) Grocer 1915 Yes No Tuesday, July 18, 1916
BUTLER, Wilson Flat Islands, Burin District 2938 20 Samuel Butler (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
BUTLER, Harvey Ronald St. John's 1883 18 Annie Butler (p) Office clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included.
BELLOWS, Stewart Curling, St. George District 1430 19 Roberts Bellows (p) Carter 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, August 14, 2017 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bellowse, Bellowes; CWGC records Bellows
DOBER, Michael Mobile, Ferryland District 6059 25 George Dober (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, October 12, 1918 follows service #6050 on microfilm. Died, Spanish influenza (1918). attestation papers completed as Dover, all documents are Dober; Dober is correct.
HOLLOWAY, Albert Brooklyn, Bonavista District 3797 20 Samson Holloway (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 17, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included.
SAUNDERS, Fred J. Griguet, St. Barbe District 1913 19 Mrs. Joseph Bussey (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
BARRETT, Harold George 50 Freshwater Road, St. John's 0-69 - 798 22 Henry G. Barrett (p) 1914 Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917 PDF
SIMMS, George Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 1066 27 Nora Simms (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, December 30, 1915
JACOBS, Harold G. Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 2253 18 David Jacobs (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes Yes Monday, April 9, 1917 POW Date: 1917
FREW, Mackintosh Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2246 18 William Frew (p) Civil engineer 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Francis Macintosh Frew.
READ, Charles A. La Poile, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2009 20 Fanny Read (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, April 18, 1917 Also includes documents relating to Alexander Read, service #2008 - Photograph of grave-site included.
FOLKS, Albert Little Bay, Twillingate District 3490 20 William Folks (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, March 13, 1918
PEYTON, Stephen Barr'd Island, Fogo District 2514 18 Delia Peyton (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, April 24, 1917
MYER, Albert John St. John's 1143 19 Julia Myer (p) Cooper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 14, 1917 Newspaper clipping reporting his death by drowning upon return to Newfoundland included. Died 14 July, 1917. CWGC
HUSSEY, Harold St. John's 2255 21 William Hussey (p) Shoemaker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
ABBOTT, Arthur John Charlottetown, Bonavista District 2201 20 William Abbott (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, May 1, 1917
TAYLOR, Albert E. Charleston, Bonavista District 0-224 - 1554 21 Sarah Taylor (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 17, 1918 PDF
MADORE, George Albert Bay of Islands, St. George District 1458 21 Alfred Madore (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
HALL, James Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 1935 22 Michael Hall (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
PITTMAN, James W. New Perlican, Trinity District 2704 27 Samuel Pittman (p) Accountant 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 11, 1920 Died 11 October, 1920. Pneumonia. CWGC.
BOBBETT, Matthew McCallum Harbour, Fortune District 3541 18 John Bobbett (p) Sailor 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, March 13, 1918 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bobbitt.
WIGHTON, Charles Earls Court, London, United Kingdom 0-75 Margaret Wighton (o) 1914 Yes No Thursday, November 25, 1915 Attestation papers not included
SMITH, Donald Bishops Cove, Harbour Grace District 3449 21 Rhody Smith (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
CONRAN, Michael Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 2209 21 James Conran (p) Papermaker 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, March 3, 1917
ROBERTS, Thomas Epworth, Burin District 3875 18 Thomas Roberts (p Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918
DAY, James Lewis St. John's 1484 19 Sarah Day (p) Presser (clothes) 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, April 23, 1917
CUMMINGS, Arthur St. John's 815 20 Charles Cummings (p) Tailor 1914 Methodist Yes Yes Saturday, April 14, 1917 POW date: 1917 See service #1482, Gideon Harland Lane, for further information relating to the circumstances of this soldier's death.
HAWKINS, George Twillingate, Twillingate District 1606 24 Fanny Hawkins (p) River driver 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
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
MORGAN, William St. John's 865 19 John Albert Morgan (p) Plumbers apprentice 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
LAMBERT, John Cuckholds Cove Road, St. John's 3026 18 Richard Lambert (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
MILLER, William Patrick 25 Hutchings Street, St. John's 107 35 Frances Miller (p) Checker 1914 Presbyterian Yes No Thursday, October 7, 1915
RICKETTS, George Middle Arm, Seal Cove, St. Barbe District 1703 18 John Ricketts (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
BENNETT, William Stephenville, St. George District 1071 22 Josephine Bennett (p) Carpenter 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 PDF Variant spelling of name - Benoit
HUSSEY, William Thomas 51 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 356 28 Edward Hussey (p) Teamster 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
EDWARDS, Hubert Frank Milltown, Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District 3489 19 Frank Edwards (p) Lumber surveyor 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, October 23, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included.