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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 ascending Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
ELLIOTT, Adam Lewisporte, Twillingate District 8069 32 Edith Elliott (o) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
BRENT, David Botwood, Twillingate District 1794 22 John Brent (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
CROSS, Samuel Gambo, Bonavista District 2604 19 Henry Cross (p) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOONE, Curtis Lewisporte, Twillingate District 1636 19 Richard Boone (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
YOUNG, William Clam Bank Cove, St. George District 8286 20 Victor Young (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CURNEW, George Robert Curling, St. George District 1587 Charles Curnew (o) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 24, 1916
COLLINS, Samuel Mill Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District 2505 18 John Collins (p) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOORES, John Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 8190 18 Thomas Moores (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Attestation papers not included. Transferred to Regiment.
LEMONT, Allan Cape St. George, St. George District 8443 18 Ephraim Lemont (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HANDCOCK, John Norris Arm, Twillingate District 8065 40 Minnie Handcock (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Hancock.
JACOBS, Arthur Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District 4996 18 William Jacobs (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
SAUNDERS, Benjamin Gambo, Bonavista District 8319 18 Joseph Saunders (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DENTY, Herbert Traytown, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 2598 21 Simeon Denty (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
WATKINS, Arthur Norris Arm, Twillingate District 4989 19 Samuel Watkins (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
HUTCHCROFT, William Point Leamington, Twillingate District 8507 25 Arthur Hutchcroft (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
HANCOCK, Thomas Botwood, Twillingate District 2378 20 Thomas Hancock (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
MANUEL, Archibald Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 3388 22 Phillip Manuel (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
PIKE, Robert Lewisporte, Twillingate District 8066 45 Emily Pike (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
CHAULK, Kenneth J. Ladle Cove, Fogo District 4204 18 Mrs. B. Tulk (o) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
RYAN, Ronald E. Norris Arm, Twillingate District 3000 18 John Ryan (p) Lumberman 1916 Roman Catholic No No Ronald Ryan's attestation papers are found with Service # 1280
PEDDLE, William Port Blandford, Bonavista District 4862 23 Edward Peddle (p) Lumberman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HANLON, James St. John's 8450 54 Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MERCER, Azariah Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 8263 22 Emily Mercer (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1598X.
CAINES, John Woody Point, St. Barbe District 8177 28 Georgiana Belle Caines (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DART, Ford William Exploits, Twillingate District 3397 18 Minnie Dart (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
JEANS, Stanley Change Islands, Fogo District 8272 43 Julia Jeans (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LANGER, John Thoroughfare, Trinity District 2186 19 Caroline Langer (o) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 See # 394 for photograph of grave of John Langer.
GILLINGHAM, Isaac Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District 8170 22 Hannah Hynes (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOODYEAR, Lewis Springdale, Twillingate District 3576 19 Mrs. Stephen Stephenson (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
REID, Caleb Little Catalina, Trinity District 8464 17 James Reid (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
STUCKLESS, George Point Leamington, Twillingate District 5000 21 Obed Stuckless (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
ARNOLD, Chesley Gladstone Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 1386 19 Alice Arnold (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
DICKS, Willis 6 Brine Street, St. John's 3579 20 Mrs. Christopher Dicks (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BISHOP, Wilson McCallum Harbour, Fortune District 1597 19 John Bishop (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GILLEY, Job Stanleyville, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 2476 18 Mrs. John Gilley (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army Yes Yes Tuesday, May 22, 1917 POW Date: 1917
MOREY, Philip Millertown, Twillingate District 8209 38 Elsie J. Morey (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No PDF
COOK, James Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 2600 20 George Critch (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Sunday, November 4, 1917 George Critch was Cook's adoptive/foster father
KING, John A. Sandy Cove, Bonavista District 8409 24 Jane King (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Charles Normans Cove, Trinity District 8143 22 Moses White (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
MERCER, Harvey Lushes Bight, Long Island, Twillingate District 8196 22 Mrs. John Brooks (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
DAWE, Fred N. Seldom Come By, Fogo District 8410 21 Theophilus Dawe (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLBOURNE, Melville Purcells Harbour, Twillingate district 8150 19 John Colbourne (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
GILLINGHAM, Jacob Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 8060 23 Bridget Gillingham (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LOCKE, Edward Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 8200 29 Frederick Locke (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
WHITE, Hedley New Bay, Twillingate District 3681 22 William White (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
TOBIN, John Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 8278 18 Alphonsus Tobin (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
YOUNG, Francis Bank Head, St. George District 3960 19 R. Young (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CONNORS, Michael Norris Arm, Twillingate District 5717 20 Martin Connors (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NEWHOOK, Harry Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 4904 19 Jonas Newhook (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MERCER, Edward Whitbourne, Trinity District 3597 19 John Mercer (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No