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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
COOL, Ronald Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 5887 19 Samson Cool (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MCDONALD, Michael J. 34 Gower Street, St. John's 2922 18 Margaret MacDonald (p) Clothes presser 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HICKEY, Michael Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5780 23 Patrick Hickey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PHILLIPS, C. Gordon 100 Springdale Street, St. John's 2302 18 John Charles (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JONES, Leslie Exploits, Twillingate District 5280 19 Henry Jones (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
CAINES, Leopold 95 Kings Road, St. John's 3973 19 Levi Caines (p) Blacksmith 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 16
TRASK, Norman Elliston, Trinity District 4000 18 Thomas Trask (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
SAUNDERS, Fred J. Griguet, St. Barbe District 1913 19 Mrs. Joseph Bussey (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
STEED, Solomon Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 2941 - 8157 18 Albert Steed (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No No overseas service, released from Newfoundland Regiment 1916; Enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917; complete file is under # 2941.
REID, Llewelyn Chapel Arm, Trinity District 5434 20 Aubrey Reid (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOUTCHER, William Mussel Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District 5944 21 Reuben Boutcher (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Boutcher, Butcher, Boucher: brothers William, John and Alexander each have varied spellings in file.
BRADBURY, Malcolm Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 1188 22 Rachel Bradbury (p) Telegraph Operator 1915 Methodist No No
BUCKLEY, John Botwood, Twillingate District 8448 50 Theresa Buckley (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
MORRISSEY, Patrick Brigus, Port de Grave District 5077 21 Michael Morrissey (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OBRIEN, James St. John's 1160 22 Mary O'Brien (p) Coachman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, October 2, 1915
DOLOMOUNT, John Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4295 18 Charles Dolomount (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PEDDLE, Archibald 55 Cabot Street, St. John's 8037 23 Isabella Peddle (s) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCCARTHY, John Francis Goulds, Bay Bulls Road, St. John's West District 1401 24 Helen McCarthy (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HAMPTON, Alexander Valen Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 4053 22 William Hampton (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANTLE, Stephen 33 Water Street West, St. John's 6236 20 Sarah Antle (p) Boiler maker 1918 Methodist No No
CURNEW, Charles Petries Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1335 22 George Robert Curnew (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No PDF See also service #1336, Joseph Ezekiel.
MOONEY, John Joseph Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2262 21 Alfred Mooney Sailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF
MARSHALL, Augustus Carbonear, Carbonear District 4727 22 Augustus G. Marshall (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BENNETT, Chesley Lewisporte, Twillingate District 3519 18 James Bennett (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
LUFF, Oliver Exploits, Twillingate District 8236 19 William John Luff (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
MACKAY, John Joseph Corner of Cochrane Street and Duckworth Street, St. John's 278 19 John Joseph MacKay (p) Baker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
READ, Alexander A. La Poile, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2008 19 Mary Read (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 14, 1916 Contains documents relating to service #2009, Charles A. Read - Photograph of gravesite included.
STEPHENSON, David Devon, England, United Kingdom 701 26 Edith Stephenson (p) Watchmaker 1914 No No PDF
BOURGOIS, Frank Stephenville, St. George District 5693 23 Alexander Bourgois (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No Microfilm label states Alexander Bourgois. Variant spelling of name - Bourgeois
PENNY, Arthur Nicholas Springdale, Twillingate District 229 25 Esther Penny (p) Millwright 1914 No No
WATTS, Rupert King Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 276 21 Jennie Watts (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Monday, September 27, 1915
MOULTON, John Burin, Burin District 3936 19 Thomas J. Moulton (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
SNOOK, Thomas Grand Bank, Burin District 6042 20 James Snook (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GEAR, George St. John's 901 24 Harry Gear (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Friday, November 30, 1917
WHITTEN, Frederick Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 5275 22 Thomas Whitten (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FRANKLIN, William London, England, United Kingdom 2141 35 Mrs. Franklin (s) Musician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
JEWER, William Salt Pond, Twillingate District 5398 23 Thomas Jewer (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ABBOTT, Stanley Battery Road, St. John's 283 20 Henry Abbott (p) Upholsterer 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MULLOWNEY, Edward Holyrood, Harbour Main District 4713 18 James Mullowney (p) Railroad man 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: signature is Mullowney, form completed as Maloney.
PITTMAN, Thomas Ambrose Little Bay East, Fortune District 1733 26 Michael Pittman (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No PDF
KENNEDY, Ralph 266 Water Street, St. John's 678 19 William Cook (o) Butcher 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GALLOP, Morgan Haggerty Street, St.Johns 2434 18 Mrs. R. Kennedy (p) Postman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
SNOW, Joseph Henry 26A Colonial Street, St. John's 0-202 - 74 26 George C. Snow (p) Foreman tailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FENNELL, Leo Bay Du Nord, Fortune District 1087 19 Martha Fennell (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
RANDELL, Egbert No information 0-173 1917 No No Granted temporary commission to the Regiment to allow for transport to England to take up service with the Royal Naval Reserve.
YOUNG, Hedley Carbonear, Carbonear District 244 24 1914 No No Attestation papers not included; medical form only. No information in service ledger.
BURTON, Samuel La Scie, St. Barbe District 5630 26 Moses Burton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HANN, George Wesleyville, Bonavista District 2605 19 Captain Charles Hann (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, September 8, 1917 Died 8 September, 1917, of wounds (CWGC, N).
GOODRIDGE, Alan C No information 0-167 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
OFFERY, Allan Port au Choix, St. Barbe District 6320 26 Mary Offery (s) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No