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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
HILLIER, Waldemar Lamaline, Burin District 6243 22 Joseph Hillier (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BREEN, Edward Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8049 21 John Breen (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
KIELLY, Leo 17 Cuddihy Street, St. John's 6219 William Kielly (p) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 16
POPE, Clarence Stones Cove, Fortune District 6319 19 George Pope (p) Fisherman 1918 No No Church of England (Anglican)
GREELEY, George Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 1573 25 Martha Greeley (p) 1915 Methodist No No
WISEMAN, Goodwin Little Bay Island, Twillingate District 5456 20 Frederick Wiseman (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CORNACT, Peter Cape St. George, St. George District 4198 19 John Cornact (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancies in spelling of name - Cormack, Cormick, Cormact; Cornact or Cornect is a common family name of the Bay St. George region. Previously transcribed as Cormack.
DAWE, Isaac Cupids, Port de Grave District 2969 20 Samuel Dawe (p) School teacher 1916 Methodist No No
MURPHY, William John Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 975 23 Johanna Murphy (o) Labourer 1915 Yes No Saturday, October 9, 1915
HALLERAN, Patrick St. Vincents, Placentia-St. Marys District 2361 22 Frank Halleran (p) Fisherman 1916 No No
BUTLER, Alfred Francis Hodges Cove, Random, Trinity District 460 23 Rev. W.A. Butler (o) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers not included.
JOHNSTON, James 115 Circular Road, St. John's n/a 15 Jacob / Susan Johnston (p) Bugler 1917 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special); Variant spelling of name - Johnson.
LESHANA, William Edward St. John's 799 22 Jeanette LeShana (s) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GOOBIE, Clarence Elliotts Cove, Trinity District 2575 22 John Goobie (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic - Methodist No No Discrepancy in religion
WHITE, Raymond Trinity, Trinity District 3286 18 William White (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUIRES, Frederick 58 New Gower Street, St. John's 3584 18 John Squires (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist Yes No Saturday, October 5, 1918
BAILEY, William Placentia Bay, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4424 22 John Bailey (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STUCKLESS, Joseph Coachmans Cove, St. Barbe District 5550 20 James Stuckless (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DYKE, John Safe Harbour, Bonavista District 5490 20 Job Dyke (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PAUL, Leander Deer Island, Bonavista District 5241 19 George Paul (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALL, James 83 Pleasant Street, St. John's 6149 19 Patrick Wall (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HARVEY, Walter Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 8062 23 Alec Harvey (o) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
RUMBOLDT, Lemure Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 4104 18 Jabez Rumboldt (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOW, Frederick William 125 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 3810 21 Nathaniel Snow (p) Bank clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Died in 1918, following a transfer to the Royal Flying Corps, not a fatality of war.
WHELAN, Baxter G. Millertown, Twillingate District 8201 19 Martha Louise Whelan (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
COVEYDUCK, William Salmon Cove, Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 5400 21 James Coveyduck (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ELLSWORTH, John Rocky Harbour, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 4308 29 Charles Ellsworth (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SWEENEY, William John Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District 1072 25 Catherine Tobin (o) Barber 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CAKE, Alfred E. 76 Cabot Street, St. John's 2463 18 Mrs. Manuel Cake (p) Grocery clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, April 4, 1917 Photograph of grave-site included.
SHIRRAN, George Bonavista, Bonavista District 493 21 Mr. Shirran (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
NURSE, John 12 Longs Hill, St. John's 4678 20 Nora Nurse (p) Grocer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FORD, Thomas Jackson's Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe district 1782 27 John Ford of Joseph (p) 1915 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
HARVEY, Alfred Stanley St. John's 767 24 Mary Christina Harvey (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
HOWLETT, John Petty Harbour, St. John's West Districts 4222 18 Bridget Howlett (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Attestation forms are completed as Jack Howlett.
VEY, George Chesley Plymouth Road, St. John's 6011 19 Alice Vey (p) Mason 1918 Methodist No No
CRITCH, Jesse Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5660 20 Simeon Critch (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SAUNDERS, George Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5278 27 Richard Saunders (p) Engineer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURRY, Oliver Greenspond, Bonavista District 4748 18 Zacharias Burry (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
COLLINS, Martin Battery Road, St. John's 8055 59 Mary Collins (s) Filer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
FURLONG, Stephen J. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8031 24 Matthew Furlong (p) Teamster and lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CLEARY, Patrick Michael 36 Casey Street, St. John's 1230 21 Jane Cleary (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
MATTHEWS, Harold Walter 33 Parade Street, St. John's 358 19 Emily Matthews (p) Labourer 1914 Methodist No No
ANSTEY, Cecil Twillingate, Twillingate District 6020 28 James Anstey (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STOCKLEY, Ephraim Brookfield, Bonavista District 5596 21 Peter Stockley (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DOMINEY, Garfield Deer Island, Burgeo- LaPoile District 6324 22 Thomas Dominey (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOWERS, Eli Indian Burying Place, Twillingate District 5682 21 Francis Bowers (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BENNETT, Frank Monkstown Road, St. John's 0-121 - 284 19 John Bennett (p) Student 1914 No No
SIMMS, Robert Ronald St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 576 19 Adam Simms (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
PIERCEY, Robert Normans Cove, Trinity District 5067 24 Patience Piercey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DUHART, Joseph St. George, St. George District 8366 18 Mary Duhart (o) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No