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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
BRADBURY, George Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4714 19 Mrs. Rebecca Bradbury (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
VERE-HOLLOWAY, Henry (Harry) Boyce St. John's 2170 18 Edward Holloway (p): Should read: Edward Vere-Holloway Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling: entered repeatedly in records as Vere-Halloway
BEASAU, Matthew Three Rock Cove, Port au Port, St. George District 4938 18 Edward Beasau (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancies in spelling of name: Beasau, Besaw, Beason
OKEEFE, Charles St. John's 1658 18 Peter O'Keefe (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
TOBIN, Andrew St. Lawrence, Burin District 2248 20 Thomas Tobin (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, January 31, 1917
MARTIN, Herbert Elroy St. John's 684 19 Frederick Martin (o) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEEFE, Thomas 17 William Street, St. John's 4488 19 Richard Keefe (p) Telegraph operator 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BRAKE, John A. St. Pauls Bay, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3411 25 John Brake (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COX, Arthur Gaultois, Fortune District 5560 19 Lizzie Knott (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DILLON, Thomas Little Bay, Twillingate District 5536 25 John Dillon (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, Claude Herring Neck, Twillingate District 6096 19 Philip White (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HANN, Jacob Botwood, Twillingate District 90 25 John Hann (p) Lumberman 1914 No No
POWER, Richard Cupids, Port de Grave District 2603 20 Mrs. James Power (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1613X.
MYRICK, John 12 Nunnery Hill, St. John's 99 19 Patrick Myrick (p) Baker 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, December 10, 1915
SAMMS, William Thomas Codroy, St. George District 2049 22 Mrs. J. Bragg (p) Fireman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOONAN, Edward Mortimer 235 Southside Road, St. John's 666 24 James L. Noonan (p) Telegraph operator 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FRENCH, Frederick Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 4503 18 Bertha French (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARNES, Lewis Harbour Mille, Fortune District 6308 21 Charles Barnes (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLLIER, Philip Codroy, St. George District 1524 30 Isabella Collier (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Coller.
TILLEY, Andrew Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 3985 18 Frank Tilley (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEREFIN, Joseph Cape St. George, St. George District 4199 18 Ephraim Caravan (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancies in spelling of name: Joseph also apppears as Ives and Yves; Kerefin as Caravan, Carrefin, Karaven, Karfin, Karrefin, Kerfant, Kerfont and Kurfant.
HUDDY, James Epworth, Burin District 3876 18 William Huddy (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MADDOCK, William Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2137 50 Mrs. Maddock (p) Musician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, March 17, 1917 Attested for short service. Death 17 March 1917 from CWGC.
NOEL, Gaden Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 6334 21 Eleazer Noel (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHEPPARD, Robert Point Leamington, Twillingate District 4990 20 John Sheppard (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
PELLEY, Willis Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 4276 19 Jethro Pelley (p) Fireman 1917 Methodist No No
RENNIE, W. H. [William Hoyles] No information 0-244 1914 No No PDF Civilian appointment as honourary Captain: Musketry Committee and Musketry instructor. No attestation papers.
JACKMAN, George Arthur Allandale Road, St. John's 118 19 Alice Jackman (p) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
SOMERTON, William James Bell Island, St. John's East District 265 20 Mr. And Mrs. Somerton (p) Surveyor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SKEFFINGTON, Elijah Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 2837 19 Joseph Skeffington (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POWER, Francis 49 Kings Road, St. John's 2652 18 Mary Power (o) Dry goods 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
MCDONALD, William Bank Head, St. George District 5986 24 Dinier Farrell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GAVON, Thomas Middle Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe district 5625 18 George Gavon 1918 No No File missing, Information from service ledger.
BUTT, Manuel Perrys Cove, Bay de Verde District 5815 20 Thomas Butt (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
QUIRK, Peter. Mobile, Ferryland District 5748 22 Daniel Quirk (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
AYRE, Wilfred Douglas Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 0-104 - 164 20 Charles P. Ayre (p) 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GOOBY, Archibald 57 Flower Hill, St. John's 154 20 Simon Gooby (p) Tinsmith 1914 Methodist No No PDF See #254 for additional misfiled documents
WINDSOR, Wilfred Montgomery Aquaforte, Ferryland District 672 23 H. C. Windsor (p) Merchant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, Frederick Griguet, St. Barbe District 6313 19 Kenneth Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
FORD, Simeon Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District 3866 27 John Ford (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also service #3860 Saunders for a misfiled document concerning Simeon Ford; Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1851X.
MORRISEY, Bernard Brigus, Port de Grave District 4077 18 James Morrisey (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Morrissey
MERCER, Chesley St. John's 1303 19 Emma Mercer (p) Steward 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TERRY, John Upper Battery Road, St. John's 2004 35 Mrs. Francis Sweeney (o) Fireman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BURSEY, Joseph Salt Pond, Lewisporte, Twillingate District 5277 21 Joseph Bursey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
COSTELLO, James Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 4552 20 John Costello (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DAWE, Dorman Seldom Come By, Fogo District 5485 19 Samuel Dawe (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COOK, Baxter Newtown, Bonavista District 5531 21 Cornelius Cook (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HARVEY, Walter Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 8062 23 Alec Harvey (o) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
KEEPING, Stanley Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2697 18 Mrs. James Keeping (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Sunday, November 19, 1916
PILGRIM, Lewis St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District 3130 21 Rachael Pilgrim (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No Will is with service # 1850