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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 Occupationsort descending Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
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.
CLARKE, Walter J. Springdale, Twillingate District 2574 21 George W. Clarke Clerk 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Photograph of Clarke in full uniform included.
THORBURN, Clinton Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 4184 18 Robert Thorburn (p) Clerk 1917 Presbyterian No No
FOSTER, Sidney La Scie, St. Barbe District 5147 19 James Foster (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
LUKINS, John 12 Bell Street, St. John's 547 26 May Lukins (s) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, June 28, 1916
STONE, Cyril G. Fogo, Fogo District 3410 18 Aaron Stone (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COSTELLO, Richard 143 Wickford Street, St. John's 4158 18 James Costello (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HARVEY, Alfred Stanley St. John's 767 24 Mary Christina Harvey (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
YOUNG, Arthur Harold Twillingate (North Side), Twillingate District 1035 21 Cordelia Young (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, July 6, 1916
OBRIEN, Leo P. 27 Adelaide Street, St. John's 8261 18 Mary O'Brien (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SPURRELL, Frank [Francis Joseph] St. John's 979 19 John Spurrell (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.
BLACKMORE, Harold Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 4256 23 Theresa Blackmore (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, Matthew St. John's 2069 19 James Murphy (p) Clerk 1916 No No
DAY, William 52 Alexander Street, St. John's 4407 19 Annie Day (o) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
HALFYARD, Wesley E. Cabot Street, St. John's 3462 18 John T. Halfyard (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
MEANEY, John A. Carters Hill, St. John's 2396 18 J.T. Meaney (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
SKEFFINGTON, Bemister Sydney 134 Bond Street, St. John's 59 19 George Skeffington (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Sidney.
OAKE, Henry Change Islands, North End, Fogo District 2672 18 Josiah Oake (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, August 17, 1917
FANNING, William Robert St. John's 1120 24 James Fanning Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, John Bulls Cove, Burin District 2743 18 George Martin (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MERCER, Robert G. Grand Falls,Twillingate District 5148 19 Robert Mercer (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
HOLLAND, Michael J. St. John's 1634 18 Richard Holland (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
CROCKER, Bryant Front River, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5652 19 William Crocker (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARTLEY, Arthur Percy 114 Barnes Road, St. John's 174 23 Walter J. Hartley (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
HODGE, Thomas Fogo, Fogo District 2265 24 John W. Hodge (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
LOCKE, William Little Bay Island, Twillingate District 4110 21 Frank Locke (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
SHAVE, Edwin Lazelle Fogo, Fogo District 1699 19 Constable William H. Shave (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
KEAN, Thomas Joseph 91 Monkstown Road, St. John's 2869 20 John Kean (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, March 14, 1918
ALCOCK, William D. 206 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 3369 18 Arthur A. Alcock (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
HODDER, Wilfred Twillingate, Twillingate District 5460 19 Edgar Hodder (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
ELLIOTT, Donald Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 3748 18 Albert Elliott (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
STONE, Frederick Ashton 17 Dicks Square, St. John's 3934 18 James A. Stone (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MATTHEWS, Nathan A. Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5072 25 William Matthews (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTLER, Ignatius Joseph St. George, St. George District 1442 19 Mary C. Butler (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BUTT, Dorman Exploits, Twillingate District 3692 26 Thomas Butt (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
HANHAM, James Ed Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2308 24 Jacob Hanham (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANTLE, Gilbert Botwood, Twillingate District 1899 20 Thomas Antle (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
NEWELL, Clement Leslie Dock, Bareneed, Port de Grave District 3812 23 Margaret Jane Newell (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
HENNESSEY, James Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2061 18 William Hennessey (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HALFYARD, Stanley 77 Kings Road, St. John's 2544 18 John Halfyard (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
NEVILLE, Peter Blackmarsh Road, St. John's 3620 18 John Neville (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BRETT, Jonathan Fogo, Fogo District 537 Mary Brett (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LENCH, James R. Bonavista. Bonavista District 3862 20 Rev. Charles Lench (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
BEST, Earl W. Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District 4095 18 Josiah Best (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNEY, Archibald Humber Mouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 3508 18 William Penney (o) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Penny
NORRIS, William Leonard 41 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 101 28 James Norris (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, John Joseph 55 Plymouth Road, St. John's 3607 23 John Martin (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
DARBY, Cyril Roy Ships Cove, Burin District 3150 23 Stephen A. Darby (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
SHEPPARD, Leonard Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1420 23 Eliza Jane Sheppard (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROBERTS, Frank 7 Balsam Street, St. John's 383 22 Samuel Roberts (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 23, 1915