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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
MCFARLANE, Leo 47 McFarlane Street, St. John's 4793 23 James McFarlane (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No See also service #4810 for additional misfiled documents
LEDREW, George C. Cupids, Port de Grave District 4865 18 Henry LeDrew (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MILLER, George Topsail, Harbour Main District 587 21 Mrs. Peter Somerton (p) Miner 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HOGAN, John R. Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 8113 18 Nellie Howell (o) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ADEY, Benjamin Lady Cove, Trinity District 4226 19 Mrs. William Sharp (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BAKER, Gilbert George Fosters Point, Trinity District 3507 21 Mrs. Moses Seaward (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
GRANGER, Charles E. Trinity, Trinity District 3646 26 Edmund T. Granger (p) Tradesman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, December 5, 1917
WOODFORD, Michael 7 Convent Square, St. John's 8030 20 John Woodford (p) Boiler maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ENNIS, Lewis Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3616 20 John Jos. Ennis (p) Tradesman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CRANE, Eldred 87 Southside Road, St. John's 2678 26 Mrs. John Crane (p) Cooper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MADDEN, John Joseph St. John's 1557 19 Anne Madden (p) Messenger 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MERCER, Eli Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District 2680 18 Robert Mercer (o) Lumbering 1916 Methodist No No
HARRIS, Harvey Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1114 18 Evelina Harris (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PILGRIM, Orland Griguet, St. Barbe District 1287 18 Jessie Pilgrim (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
CLAYTON, Arthur C 6 Forest Road, St. John's 0-231 29 Mrs. Arthur Clayton (s) Chaplain 1915 No No Attestation papers not included
OSBORNE, Reuben Grand Bank, Burin District 3421 19 John Osbourne (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918
CLOW, James Ferryland, Ferryland District 6006 24 Edward Clow (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CAMPBELL, John Little River, St. George District 6269 24 Catherine Campbell (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
VISCOUNT, John Thomas Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District 1065 20 Hannah Viscount (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, October 30, 1915 Recorded as John Francis Viscount in the Newfoundland Book of Remembrance
HALL, James Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 1935 22 Michael Hall (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
STRICKLAND, Josiah Petites, Burgeo-La Poile District 6306 25 William Strickland (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WARREN, Herbert G. Herring Neck, Twillingate District 4765 22 Thomas Warren (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURT, Alpheus Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 6004 19 John Burt (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LUEDEE, Charles St. Andrews, St. George District 5603 21 Philip Luedee (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HALL, John Felix Cove, St. George District 4878 18 Daniel Hall (p) Fisherman 1918 No No
GUY, Chester Cameron Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1475 19 John Robert Guy (p) School teacher 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
COMBDON, Silas Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District 8428 27 Lucy Combdon (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURT, Arthur Gander Bay, Fogo District 5463 19 Ambrose Burt (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
WEIR, Albert Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 6208 20 Elezar Weir (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
ROLF, Leslie Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5643 21 George Rolf (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TWYNE, Abraham J. Hauling Point, St. Barbe District 3259 23 James Twyne (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, March 28, 1918
LITTLE, James H. Bonavista, Bonavista District 2964 21 Samuel Little (p) School teacher 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
DORAN, Joseph Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1551 28 Mary Doran (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BISHOP, Henry 59 Lime Street, St. John's 291 21 Mr. and Mrs. Bishop (p) Blacksmith 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANDERSON, William Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8110 34 Fanny Anderson (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
HICKEY, William Francis 38 Flower Hill, St. John's 119 22 Michael Hickey (p) Tinsmith 1914 Roman Catholic No No
SMART, Frank Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 3578 18 Fannie (Samuel) Smart (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, May 22, 1917
PIKE, Frank P. Carbonear, Carbonear District 4480 26 Annie Pike (p) Manager, lumber 1918 Methodist No No
THORNE, William Brownsdale, Trinity District 5272 24 John Thorne (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HOLMES, Arthur Chesley Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 0-132 - 2275 18 Reverend A.A. Holmes (p) Bank clerk 1916 No No Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1917 - 1919.
TREMBLETT, Thomas Bonavista, Bonavista District 8106 22 Mrs. Isaac Templeman (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BENNETT, Thomas Island Harbour, Fogo District 3258 22 Mary Bennett (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VATCHER, Albert Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2827 18 John Vatcher (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SEXTON, Arthur Trinity, Trinity District 2665 21 Janet Clark (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SUMMERS, Michael Francis 330 Water Street, St. John's 0-158 Michael J. Summers (p) 1914 Yes No Sunday, July 16, 1916 Attestation papers not included - Photograph of grave-site included.
WARFORD, Charles Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District 3673 19 Abraham Warford (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUDGELL, John Exploits, Twillingate District 4248 19 Charles Budgell (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
PRETTY, John Chapel Arm, Trinity District 2276 18 Edmund Pretty (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
POPE, John 66 Livingstone Street, St. John's 8068 30 Bridget Pope (s) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
KNOWLING, William A. Little River, Codroy Valley, St. George District 1693 18 George Knowling (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917