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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
BURSEY, Walter John 101 Barnes Road, St. John's 2931 18 Mary Bursey (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
WEBBER, George Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4429 21 Caroline Webber (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
BRADBURY, Edgar James 158 Gower Street, St. John's 2781 35 Rose Bradbury (o) Clerk 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
HODDER, Harold W. Spruce Street, St. John's 6280 23 William J. Hodder (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
MARTIN, George Chesley St. John's 836 21 Mrs. Edward Martin (p) Clerk 1915 No No
SHEPPARD, Leonard Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1420 23 Eliza Jane Sheppard (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FENNESSEY, John Freshwater Road, St. John's 4787 18 Patrick Fennessey (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
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
MEANEY, John A. Carters Hill, St. John's 2396 18 J.T. Meaney (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
EDNEY, Samuel Robert St. John's 1714 18 Mrs. John Edney (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 See also service #1544, Leighton Bugden, for details of this soldier's death.
STONE, Cyril G. Fogo, Fogo District 3410 18 Aaron Stone (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TAYLOR, Ernest Carbonear, Carbonear District 4763 20 Richard Taylor (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
COSTELLO, Richard 143 Wickford Street, St. John's 4158 18 James Costello (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic 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
UDLE, Frederick 87 Gower Street, St. John's 3023 39 Mildred Udle (o) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OBRIEN, Edward 32 Lime Street, St. John's 3603 18 Frederick O'Brien (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, October 21, 1918 PDF
CHRISTOPHER, Thomas 26 Kings Road, St. John's 121 20 Garrett Christopher (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WHALEN, James Michael 82 New Gower Street, St. John's 2754 18 Mrs. James Sears (o) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
HALLERAN, Hubert 13 Signal Hill Road, St. John's 3604 18 James Halleran (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
LEWIS, Fred James St. John's 1640 18 William James Lewis (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No Also contains documents relating to service # 3217, Charles V. Lewis
SHAVE, William Burton Fogo, Fogo District 543 19 W.H. Shave (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
QUIRK, Richard St. Lawrence, Burin District 6248 23 Martha Quirk (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HODGE, Thomas Fogo, Fogo District 2265 24 John W. Hodge (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
GRANT, Douglas George 173 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4643 31 James Grant (p) Clerk 1918 Presbyterian No No
HODDER, Wilfred Twillingate, Twillingate District 5460 19 Edgar Hodder (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
KNIGHT, James Michael St. John's 1112 19 Ellen Knight (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
FIFIELD, Edwin William Bonavista, Bonavista District 3475 18 Daniel Fifield (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MAUNDER, Herbert Thomas 89 Military Road, St. John's 3029 18 Thomas Maunder (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
EDWARDS, Allan St. John's 831 22 James Edwards (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEMOINE, Joseph E. Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4296 23 Philip LeMoine (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COEN, Arthur Winter Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 4546 19 George Coen (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MERCER, Robert G. Grand Falls,Twillingate District 5148 19 Robert Mercer (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
HARRIS, Joseph Grand Bank, Burin District 2972 18 George Harris (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917 Contains an account of the death of service #2486 Herbert Belbin Discrepancy in name: Josia / Josiah in POW records
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
SINCLAIR, James Eldon St. John's 881 20 James G. Sinclair (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
BUTT, Dorman Exploits, Twillingate District 3692 26 Thomas Butt (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
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
GARDNER, Cyril British Harbour, Trinity District 0-65 - 824 29 Arthur Gardner (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 PDF
QUINTON, William Princeton, Bonavista District 2738 18 Jolliffe Quinton (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
STONE, Frederick Ashton 17 Dicks Square, St. John's 3934 18 James A. Stone (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PAFFORD, Chesley St. John's 1604 19 Lillis Pafford (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
BUTLER, Ignatius Joseph St. George, St. George District 1442 19 Mary C. Butler (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SIMMS, Charlie Fogo, Fogo District 5299 21 Frederick Simms (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HERDER, Wallace 12 Pleasant Street, St. John's 2274 18 George Herder (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist Yes No Sunday, January 28, 1917
JANES, Harold Clark 21 Pennywell Road, St. John's 0-308 - 109 22 Miriam Janes (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist No No PDF
DICKS, James Nelson Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3505 19 Henry Dicks (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HISCOCK, Edward Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 4452 18 Eli Hiscock (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16
LEMESSURIER, Francis St. John's 853 35 Helena LeMessurier (s) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No