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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
ROBERTS, Frank Wild Bight, Twillingate District 2522 18 Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Thursday, March 14, 1918
MOULTON, Herbert Burin, Burin District 2899 23 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Moulton (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
AVERY, Hezekiah Deep Bight, Random, Trinity District 5140 25 William Avery (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Saturday, June 15, 1918
HILLIER, Amos George Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District 8418 41 Freddie Hillier (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WICKS, Garfield Pools Island, Bonavista District 6145 22 George Wicks (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ST. CROIX, Edward Point La Haye, Placentia-St. Marys District 6281 24 John St. Croix (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PERRY, Reuben Oliver River of Ponds, Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 3118 19 John Henry (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 24, 1917
BOWDRIDGE, William George Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2884 18 Thomas Bowdridge (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SAUNDERS, Ronald J. Cape Cove, Fogo District 3433 18 Allen Saunders (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BURDEN, Richard Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 2761 24 Henry W. Burden (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
SAMPSON, William Greenspond, Bonavista District 3167 23 Susanna Downer (o) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FOWLER, Francis Bell Island, St. John's East District 4773 19 Francis Fowlow (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Signature is Fowler; forms were completed as Fowlow.
BISHOP, William Salmonier, St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5900 22 Maggie Bishop (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROLLS, Walter Portland, Bonavista District 1494 26 Mary Jane Rolls (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
COADY, Martin Marystown, Burin District 6046 24 Teresa Coady (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MERCER, Charles Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 5114 18 John Mercer (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POND, Anuel Fosters Point, Trinity Bay 3870 20 John Pond (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOW, Robert Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 2565 19 Thomas Snow (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
COLLINS, Ronald Middle Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4840 20 Mrs. John Collins (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HYNES, Lemuel Edward Seamans Institute - Indian Island, Fogo District 806 26 Richard Hynes (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
CLARKE, Eleazer Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4692 20 Thomas Clarke (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JOHNSON, Augustus St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 6016 19 James Johnson (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No Variant spelling of name - recruit's signature is Johnson; forms were completed as Johnston; 1921 census lists two families of Johnson in St. Anthony.
SPURRELL, Richard Hearts Ease, Random, Trinity District 1745 20 Moses Spurrell (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, April 4, 1917
DINNEY, Roland St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District 4492 23 John Dinney (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
STANFIELD, Samuel Loon Cove, Bonavista District 5126 23 Robert Stanfield (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No On three separate documents, the community name appears differently: once as Loo Cove, then Look Cove and also Loon Cove.
HYNES, Hubert Port au Port, St. George District 4877 19 Lawrence Hynes (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ANTLE, Peter Turks Cove, Trinity district 5604 21 Philip Antle (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Also contains four documents relating to Service # 663 John Antle.
CHAFE, Peter Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 6338 21 Mary Ann Chafe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JESSO, Leo Francis Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1812 19 Joseph Jesso (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HEWLETT, Raymond Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 5501 20 Debra Hewlett (s) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BEECHAM, Joseph Bareneed, Port de Grave District 4629 18 Nathaniel Beecham (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMALL, Percy Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4033 18 Jabez Small (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
HOPKINS, Allan Twillingate, Twillingate District 3592 20 Henry Hopkins (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
WELLS, Parmenas Change Islands, Fogo District 5956 21 Eli Wells (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
RICE, Arthur Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 5279 19 Patrick Rice (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BUTT, Edward Peters Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1623 19 James Butt (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
ELLIS, George Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5225 22 Elizabeth Ellis (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
REEVES, George St. Lawrence, Burin District 2279 19 Giles Reeves (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRAKE, Alphonsus Joseph Marystown, Burin District 1762 20 Julia Ann Martin (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BALL, Matthias Exploits, Twillingate District 2814 20 John Ball (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes Yes Monday, March 31, 1919 POW Date: 1917
GILLAM, Joseph Michael Middle Barachois, Jeffreys Crossing, St. George District 2940 18 Georege Gillam (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MEANEY, Basil Caplin Bay, Fogo District 8352 19 Thomas Meaney (p) Fisherman 1917 Attestation papers not included. No No
PYE, Hayward Cape Charles, Labrador 5549 20 Albert Pye (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WINSOR, Hedley G. Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5066 21 Joseph Winsor (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HUNT, Matthew Harbour Breton, Fortune District 4083 21 Frederick Hunt (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JAMES, Albert William Rencontre, Fortune District 6322 29 Augustus James (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MEEHAN, Bernard St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 1760 19 Liza (Meehan) Martin (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 Previously noted as POW; missing 19 Oct. 1916; presumed dead 9 May 1917
FORD, John Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4836 25 Mrs. Robert Ford (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
BURTON, Charles Twillingate, Twillingate District 5966 25 Levi Burton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Friday, October 11, 1918