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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
CARTER, John Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 1360 John Carter (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Age of Enlistment: 1915 ?
MANSFIELD, Edward St. John's 749 30 James Mansfield (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PENNEY, Jacob Champneys, Trinty District 2188 19 Mrs. William Barnes (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUTCHCROFT, William Point Leamington, Twillingate District 8507 25 Arthur Hutchcroft (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
GREENE, Gregory Lyon Bell Island, St. John's East District 2843 19 Mrs. Thomas Greene (p) Machinist 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF
AVERY, Henry Wilson Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District 5261 20 Jane Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SEARLE, Richard Goulds, St. John's West District 3986 18 May Ruby (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PAVER, George St. John's 534 38 Edith Paver (s) Butler 1914 No No
KENNEDY, Edward Joseph 6 Joy Square, St. John's 2758 19 Edward Kennedy (p) Tailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No
PARDY, Manuel Little Burnt Bay, Twillingate District 5817 23 Mary Loder (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
EAGAN, Patrick 32 Water Street, St. John's 4757 22 John Eagan (p) Baker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OLIVER, Jeremiah Gull Island, Bay de Verde District 5330 21 Andrew Oliver (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BLACKMORE, Harold Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 4256 23 Theresa Blackmore (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MERCER, William Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2490 21 Hy. Mercer (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SIMMONS, Robert Botwood, Twillingate District 3380 19 William Simmons (p) Wharfinger 1917 Methodist No No
LEFRESNE, Norman Isle aux Morts, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2648 19 P.J. LeFresne (o) School teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Le Fresne
DIDHAM, Edmund Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District 5187 23 John Didham (p) Millwright 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HARVEY, Timothy St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 1768 24 Mrs. Patrick Makum (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Jacob Norman's Cove, Trinity Bay, Trinity District 8144 25 Mrs. Sarah Smith (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
LUNDRIGAN, William James Blaketown, Trinity District 4696 18 Archibald Lundrigan (p) Mechanic 1918 Salvation Army No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
ALLEN, Alexander Haystack, Placentia-St. Marys District 5933 19 Albert Allen (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NEWHOOK, Harry Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 4904 19 Jonas Newhook (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PATRICK, Neil Water Street, St. John's 51 20 William Patrick (p) Butcher 1914 Presbyterian No No
GOSSE, Richard Dildo, Trinity District 8080 18 Moses Gosse (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
HISCOCK, George Craniford 7 Southside Road, St. John's 342 22 Elizabeth Hiscock (p) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, Peter Galloway Dumsden, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom 1737 26 John Smith (p) Fur buyer 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
BANFIELD, James Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 5937 20 James W. Banfield (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUIRES, Arthur Perry Salvage Bay, Bonavista District 5537 20 George W. Squires (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RICHARDSON, William MacCallum, Harbour Breton, Fortune District 4985 20 Mary Jane Richardson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OAKE, James Cutwell Arm, Twillingate District 5507 23 Joseph Oake (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MCNEIL, T.M. No information 0-146 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger
BALL, Douglas Little Burnt Bay, Twillingate District 8440 19 Noah Ball (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
HARNETT, Walter Joseph Seldom Come By, Fogo District 458 33 Mary Harnett (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Harnott
ROBERTS, Robert Pushthrough, Fortune District 3540 18 Nathaniel Roberts (p) Storekeeper 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DIAMOND, Abijah Flowers Cove, St. Barbe District 5676 20 George Diamond (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
OCONNOR, Timothy Tickle Cove, Bonavista District 5037 29 Mary O'Connor (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HOPKINS, Thomas Roland Hearts Content, Trinity District 887 23 Mr. And Mrs. Hopkins (p) Draper 1915 No No
LEWIS, Walter 16 Colonial Street, St. John's 4589 36 Richard Lewis (p) Pilot 1918 No No
STAPLETON, John Marystown, Burin District 6067 19 Lizzie Stapleton (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JENSEN, Lewis Harbour Breton, Fortune District 5567 19 White Jensen (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents.
JOHNSON, John Belleoram, Fortune District - Iceland 6221 21 John Johnson (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MASON, Philip 13 Pleasant Street, St. John's 5977 22 Mary Mason (p) Fireman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MULLETT, Abraham Thomas Wesleyville, Bonavista District 437 23 James Mullett (p) Sailor 1914 Methodist No No
REID, Caleb Little Catalina, Trinity District 8464 17 James Reid (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
COOMBS, George Thomas Sandwich Bay, Labrador 6265 23 Robert Coombs (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CARAVAN, Alman Long Island, Green Bay, Twillingate District 5515 20 William Caravan (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Carvan.
MCDONALD, Michael J. Little Bay, Twillingate District 5159 24 Richard McDonald (p) Surveyor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, Alphaeus Golf Avenue, St. John's 0-276 - 2062 19 Ephraim Brown (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
CATER, John Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3557 18 Mary (John) Cater (p) Office clerk 1917 Methodist No No
DICKS, Hubert Patrick 20 Flower Hill, St. John's 8304 27 Jacob Dicks (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No