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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 Fatality PoWsort descending Date of Death Commendations Notes
IRVINE, John Ferguson Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2125 26 Mrs. Irvine (p) Musician 1916 Presbyterian No No Attested for Short Service.
GOODYEAR, Garland Lumsden South, Fogo District 5173 22 Abraham Goodyear (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ABBOTT, William Summerville, Bonavista District 4732 20 Job Abbott (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WOODFORD, Patrick Joseph Herring Neck, Twillingate District 1965 26 Alfred Woodford (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
THISTLE, John Pennywell Road, St. John's 2502 19 William Thistle (p) Driver 1916 Methodist No No
HEALEY, John Joseph 48 Cookstown Road, St. John's 2748 18 Michael Healey (p) Express driver 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
MURPHY, Michael Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2282 19 James Kelly (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CANNING, Charles Caplin Bay, Ferryland District 3466 22 Alfred Canning (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
FLIGHT, Adam Small Point, Bay de Verde District 5329 19 Richard Flight (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
BUTLER, Edward William Fogo, Fogo District 1567 23 Phoebe Butler (p) Fireman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
TILLEY, Andrew Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde 5266 23 William Tilley (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Lilley.
WHITE, Thomas St. Brendans, Bonavista District 6092 19 Joseph White (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DUKE, William Fox Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 1306 20 Mary Duke (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, December 27, 1915 Includes documents relating to this soldier's brother, John Duke, #1964
QUICK, Cyril S. 88 Queens Road, St. John's 2329 18 William Quick (p) Packer 1916 Methodist No No
ELGAR, Charles Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District 5633 22 John Elgar (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ONEILL, Frederick Michael 49 Angel Place, St. John's 402 19 John O'Neill (o) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
LEDREW, George C. Cupids, Port de Grave District 4865 18 Henry LeDrew (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PAUL, Reginald J. Burin North, Burin District 731 20 Amelia Paul (s) Storekeeper 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HOGAN, Gerald Northern Bay, Conception Bay, Harbour Grace district 8111 21 Mrs. Nellie Howell (o) 1917 Yes No Friday, August 16, 1918 File missing. Information from service ledger.
ROSE, Cecil Great Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3532 22 William Rose (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917 Killed in action. 3 December, 1917, Marcoing.
GRANDY, Wilfred Garnish, Fortune District 5636 19 James H. Grandy (p) School teacher 1918 Methodist No No
WILLIAMS, Allan Goulds, St.John's West District 8372 20 Thomas Williams (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CRAMM, Charles Botwood, Twillingate District 4148 18 Samuel Cramm (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
MERCER, Edward Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 5301 24 Isaac Mercer (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BENOIT, Austin St. George, St. George District 1327 20 Lizzie Benoit (p) Brakeman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
JOY, Jeremiah St. John's 2776 24 John Joy (p) Seaman 1916 N/A No No
FOWLOW, Arthur Trinity, Trinity District 3730 18 Martin Fowlow (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOWELL, William Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 5510 24 John Howell (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CLOUTER, Frederick Augustus Catalina, Trinity District 422 23 Garland Clouter (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
SHEARS, John Robert Robinsons, St. George District 1274 21 Robert Shears (p) Locomotive fireman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VINCENT, Norman Triton, Twillingate District 5526 21 John Vincent (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
GUY, Ambrose Arnolds Cove, Placentia-St. Marys District 2005 25 William Guy (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 See # 394 for photograph of grave of Ambrose Guy.
WARREN, Herbert G. Herring Neck, Twillingate District 4765 22 Thomas Warren (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURSEY, Uriah George Caplin Cove, Bay de Verde District 1139 22 Sarah Bursey (p) School teacher 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 30, 1921
WEBBER, Arthur Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 45678 24 George C. Webber (p) Seaman 1914 Methodist No No
MORGAN, Nath Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 5707 19 William Morgan (p) School teacher 1918 No No
JACOBS, Walter Westport, White Bay, St. Barbe District 3848 23 Luke Jacobs (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, October 27, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included.
TURNER, John Conducting officer n/a 1918 No No Attached to Regiment HQ from British Columbia Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger
HAWKER, Mortimer Leopold Carbonear, Carbonear District 2292 18 Manoah Hawker (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 29, 1918
RICE, Stafford Bear Cove, White Bay, St. Barbe District 5631 18 Andrew Rice (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEDINGHAM, James Allan 35 Military Road, St. John's 0-19 Miss E.V. Ledingham (o) 1916 Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel - Attestation papers not included; Age of Enlistment: n/a.
PATEY, Noah St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4262 23 Annie Patey (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
MARCH, John Port au Port, St. George District 5425 18 Samuel March (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PIKE, Edward Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 1608 24 Dora Pike (s) Stoker 1915 Roman Catholic No No
ROWBOTTOM, Herbert Quirpon, St. Barbe District 3803 22 James Rowbottom (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
TIZZARD, Samuel 41 Cook Street, St. John's 8379 18 Julia Tizzard (p) 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
SEARS, Michael Francis 82 New Gower Street, St. John's 73 22 James Chafe (p) Barber 1914 No No
REID, Carl St. John's 790 19 Caleb Reid (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, August 12, 1916
YETMAN, John Tilting, Fogo District 5995 24 William Yetman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEDREW, Sterling Cupids, Port de Grave District 5240 22 Elizabeth LeDrew (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No