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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
PILGRIM, Lewis St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District 3130 21 Rachael Pilgrim (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No Will is with service # 1850
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.
THORNE, James H. New Harbour, Trinity District 1905 18 William Thorne (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, February 21, 1916
HIBBS, William James Topsail, Harbour Main District 2356 24 Mrs. William (Julia) Hibbs (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
IVANY, Alexander 59 Freshwater Road, St. John's N/A 18 Drummer 1919 No No Attestation papers not included. No service number. Listed as drummer (special).
ANTLE, Daniel Fox Cove, Burin District 2954 30 Henry Antle (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
DRISCOLL, Simeon 36 Feild Street, St. John's 8356 20 George Driscoll (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
WISEMAN, Ebenezer George Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District 2523 27 Alfred Wiseman (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No PDF One document microfilmed as #2573
HISCOCK, William Winterton, Trinity District 5347 22 Samuel Hiscock (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MCDONALD, William Bank Head, St. George District 5986 24 Dinier Farrell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HALLADAY, Hubert Britannia, Trinity District 3240 18 John Halladay (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
TUCKER, George Burnt Head, Port de Grave District 5287 22 Ambrose Tucker (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BUCKLEY, John Joseph St. John's 1315 21 James Buckley (p) Butcher 1915 Roman Catholic No No
QUIRK, Peter. Mobile, Ferryland District 5748 22 Daniel Quirk (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PYNN, Clinton Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 3440 Henry Pynn (p) Carpenter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15
TAYLOR, Richard H. 5 Maxse Street, St. John's 1973 21 C.F. Taylor (p) Accountant 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
CANDOW, William St. John's 1510 25 David Candow (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No
FURLONG, Stephen J. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8031 24 Matthew Furlong (p) Teamster and lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MERCER, Chesley St. John's 1303 19 Emma Mercer (p) Steward 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRIEN, James Manuels, Harbour Main District 8485 33 Mary Brien (s) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No Signature is Brien on enlistment; O'Brien on discharge .
ROWE, Nelson J. Greens Harbour, Trinity District 8350 17 John Edward Rowe (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
PIKE, Ernest Belleoram, Fortune District 609 19 Robert G. Pike (p) Engineer 1914 Methodist No No
COSTELLO, James Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 4552 20 John Costello (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FAGAN, William J. Foxtrap, Harbour Main District 5763 19 George Fagan (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ABBOTT, Noah Bonavista, Bonavista District 5846 23 Robert Abbott (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HAPGOOD, Patrick Clattice Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4889 19 Monague Hapgood (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LILLY, John Saddle Island, Fortune District 6063 22 Charlie Lilly (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MORGAN, Robert Stanley South River, Port de Grave District 719 20 Benjamin Morgan (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, October 10, 1917 Discrepancy in occupation
BLUNDON, Norman J. Shoal Harbour, Trinity District 5992 21 James Blundon (p) Farmer 1919 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: documents completed as Blunden.
MEANEY, Frank Brigus, Port de Grave district 8038 19 John Meaney (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
HURLEY, Joseph Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 3593 19 Thomas Hurley (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MAYBEE, Samuel Trinity, Trinity District 3030 18 Thomas Maybee (p) Steward 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 3 D.N.X.
HOUSE, John St. Lawrence, Burin District 4324 21 Elias House (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TAYLOR, George Hayward 5 Maxse Street, St. John's 0-102 - 28 22 Eugene F. Taylor (p) Draper 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BENNETT, William Lewisporte, Twillingate District 4139 22 James Bennett (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
CHEESEMAN, James Rushroon, Placentia-St. Marys District 5865 22 John Joseph Cheesman (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OREILLY, P. Joseph 0-147 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; incorrect information in service ledger Notes: Listed as instructor (musketry). Notes: Information in service ledger is incorrect; information for 0-236 J.B. O'Reilly, RAMC was duplicated as being 0-147 Joseph O'Reilly
MAHER, Edward St. John's 1105 19 Cecelia Maher (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WHITAKER, C.W. 0-1 1915 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Attached from 3rd Battalion, The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
PERRY, Warrick Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 2218 20 Uriah Martin (p) (o) Fireman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, October 10, 1917 Previously transcribed as Warick
FRENCH, William Brigus, Port de Grave District 3375 23 James French (p) School teacher 1917 No No
EDWARDS, James 50 Gower Street, St. John's 3756 27 Richard Edwards (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KELLY, Michael Francis 37 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 148 24 Mrs. Kelly (s) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
LEWIS, Frederick A. St. John's 950 19 Richard Lewis Lumber Checker 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73
ROCHE, Allan Branch, Placentia-St. Marys District 5186 19 John Roche (p) School teacher 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROBERTS, Michael Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 4335 23 Mrs. J. Croke (o) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GOSSE, Maxwell Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 4431 18 George Gosse (p) Student 1918 Methodist No No
MILLER, John 36 Mullock Street, St. John's 2841 30 Charles Miller (p) Draper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917
HOPKINS, Edgar Hearts Content, Trinity District 4188 25 W. Hugh Hopkins (p) Telegraph operator 1917 Methodist No No
DUCEY, Patrick Keels, Bonavista District 4489 23 Mrs. Thomas Ducey (p) Mining 1918 Roman Catholic No No