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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
SNOOK, Alfred Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5235 24 Ezekiel Snook (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
NORMAN, Llewellyn Catalina, Trinity District 425 19 Edward John Norman Packer 1914 Methodist No No
PITCHER, Frederick 8 Central Street, St. John's 3348 36 Mrs. Isabella Pitcher (p) Shipwright 1916 Methodist No No
GRANT, Vincent Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 5204 19 John Grant (p) Carpenter 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OLDFORD, Manuel Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2031 27 Jane Oldford (p) Paper finisher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
AVERY, William Greenspond, Bonavista District 2861 - 8053 21 Eliza Avery (s) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No additional service records under Regimental # 2861. # 2862 on attestation form; # 2861 in service ledger; see service # 8053 for service file.
KENNEDY, James Brig Bay, St. Barbe District 5651 24 John Kennedy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MERCER, Robert G. Grand Falls,Twillingate District 5148 19 Robert Mercer (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
PEARCE, Bernard Spillars Cove, Trinity District 4816 20 Mrs. Samuel Pearce (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SIMMS, Alfred Long Island, Twillingate District 8425 42 Virtue Simms (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
JENNINGS, Winfield Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 5236 19 Walter B. Jennings (p) School teacher 1918 Salvation Army No No
VOKEY, Philip Dildo, Trinity District 2240 22 Mary Ann Vokey (p) Policeman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
EVANS, Leonard St. John's 658 21 Jabez Evans (p) Steward 1914 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, October 11, 1916
WATERFIELD, Joseph R. St. John's 789 19 Annie Waterfield (s) Tailor 1914 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 PDF
GUY, James Arnolds Cove, Placentia-St. Marys District 4963 22 William Guy (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LESEMAN, Roy Bennett 55 Patrick Street, St. John's 220 21 Flora Leseman (o) Marine engineer 1914 Methodist No No
BUTT, John Liverpool, England, United Kingdom 3062 50 Mrs. John Butt (s) Musician 1918 No No Attested for short service
DARBY, George Bishop Methodist College Home, Longs Hill, St. John's 3004 18 Jessie Darby (p) Student 1916 Methodist No No
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
RYAN, Richard Melrose, Trinity District 1288 21 Anastasia Lane (o) Electrician 1915 Roman Catholic No No
GOUDY / GOUDIE, Ernest Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 2511 24 Joseph Goudy (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No PDF Discrepancy in spelling of name - Goudy or Goudie.
GREEN, John Henry Stanley 35 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 0-118 - 108 24 Robert Green (p) Accountant 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 7, 1917 Attached Royal Flying Corps 1915-1917
THOMPSON, Lionel Hesilden St. John's - Doncaster, England, United Kingdom 802 23 Daniel Thompson (p) Draper 1914 Methodist No No Discrepancy in religion.
RICHARDS, William Walter 35 Pennywell Road, St. John's 41 19 W.J. Richards (p) Printer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
GREENSLADE, John W. Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District 8274 43 Elizabeth (Dawe) Greenslade (s) Carpenter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOSEWORTHY, Chesley 184 Duckworth Street, St. John's 669 20 Samuel Noseworthy (p) Tinsmith 1914 Methodist No No
ROWE, William Hearts Content, Trinity District 5042 23 Henry Rowe (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLLINS, John S. Burin Bay, Burin District 4897 21 Benjamin Collins (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SHEEHAN, John Joseph 5 Howe Place, St. John's - 2 Hunts Lane, St. John's 35 23 Edward Sheehan (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, December 27, 1917 I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel; Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.
LODGE, Mark Catalina, Trinity District 3515 18 Mary Jane (George) Lodge (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
KAVANAGH, Arthur Joseph 235 New Gower Street, St. John's 106 19 Cornelius Kavanagh (p) Shoemaker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
FAIRWEATHER, S.D. n/a Medical officer No No Attached to Regiment from RAMC; no service number or file; information from ledger.
MCMANUS, Edward 16 Sebastian Street, St. John's 4504 18 Joseph McManus (p) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic 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.
BUNGAY, Arthur John West Cul de Sac, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5573 21 Arthur J. Bungay (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BILLARD, John Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5942 22 Samuel Billard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOORS, Chesley Peter Osmonton, New Bay, Twillingate District 5752 19 Frederick Moores (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: Recruit's signature is Moors; some documents completed as Moores
WHITE, Gordon Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4015 21 Thomas White (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
COOK, Leander Port Rexton, Trinity District 2237 25 Rosanna (Frampton) Cook (s) School teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEE, Benjamin Grand Bank, Burin District 4082 18 Mrs. E.H. Lee (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No See service record 1134.
STRANG, John Jocelyn 193 Water Street, St. John's 0-131 - 2897 26 Mrs. E.A. Strang (p) Tailor 1916 Presbyterian No No
KING, George New Bonaventure, Trinity District 6262 20 Harriett King (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, Joachim Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 696 19 Joseph Murphy (p) Line maker 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, November 7, 1915
PHELAN, William Francis St. John's 1513 22 Bridget Phelan (p) Office clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, April 29, 1921
TRACEY, Michael St. John's 1780 18 William Tracey (p) Carpenter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
STARES, Frank William Port Blandford, Bonavista District 1449 19 Allan Stares (p) Sawyer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies December 1917; attestation papers included.
FIELD, Larry 4 Dalys Lane, St. John's 153 20 John F. Field (p) Labourer 1914 No No
ONEILL, Ambrose Fermeuse, Ferryland District 2545 29 Mary Ellen O'Neill (o) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, April 22, 1917
DUNCAN, George Templeton Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 0-306 - 877 21 John G. Duncan (p) Bank clerk 1915 No No
DOBBIN, Bernard John Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 8244 20 Denis Dobbin (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No