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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
TAYLOR, Segar Carbonear, Carbonear District 956 19 Francis Taylor (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
HANN, Jacob Botwood, Twillingate District 90 25 John Hann (p) Lumberman 1914 No No
SWAFFIELD, James S. Cartwright, Labrador 3228 18 Lillian Swaffield (p) Trader 1916 No No
PIERCEY, Charlie Fortune, Burin District 855 19 Samuel George Piercey Seaman 1914 Methodist No No
DARCY, William 41 New Gower Street, St. John's 4663 20 Michael Darcy (p) Accountant 1918 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Darcey
HEATH, Ernest St. John's 829 21 Samuel Heath (p) Steward 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COADY, Joseph Bar Haven, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5869 24 John Coady (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CLARKE, George Dunville [Dunfield], Trinity Bay, Placentia - St. Marys District 3643 18 Charles Clarke (p) Fisherman 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.
HISCOCK, Alfred Fleming Street, St. John's 3447 23 Hilda Hiscock (s) Engineer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, March 14, 1918
DOVE, Edgar Twillingate, Twillingate District 5416 21 Israel Dove (p) Fisherman 1918 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.
GROVES, John Bonavista, Bonavista District 5844 21 Thomas Groves (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MULLINS, Patrick Boyds Cove, Twillingate District 5730 21 Robert Mullins (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ALISON, John New Bridge, Salmonier, Placentia-St. Mary's District 6013 18 John Alison (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MAY, William Twillingate, Twillingate District 4922 21 James May (p) Steward 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
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
CARTER, Cyril Boyd 7 Church Hill, St. John's 0-95 H.D. Carter (p) 1915 No No Attestation papers not included.
SKEFFINGTON, Elijah Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 2837 19 Joseph Skeffington (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCGRATH, William Delbys Cove, Trinity District 4994 19 John McGrath (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, June 11, 1918 See service #4494 for additional misfiled documents
PENNY, Peter L. Avondale, Harbour Main District 4220 19 William Penny (p) Paper maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BILLARD, Victor Llewelyn Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2494 18 William Billard (p) Telegraph operator 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variation in name: Billiard
CORMEY, George Codroy, St. George District 1407 23 Mary Cormey (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, Claude Herring Neck, Twillingate District 6096 19 Philip White (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) 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.
MOORES - MOORS, Charles Gordon Twillingate, Twillingate District 3178 26 Jacob Moors (p) Storekeeper 1916 Methodist No No
JANES, Darcie Hubert Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2836 18 George Nathan Janes (p) Blacksmith 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, December 4, 1917
ROBERTS, Frank 7 Balsam Street, St. John's 383 22 Samuel Roberts (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 23, 1915
HICKS, Sidney Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 4839 20 James Hicks (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist 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
HARVEY, Walter Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 8062 23 Alec Harvey (o) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
MOSLEY, Robert No information 708 No No Death notice only; not in service ledger. Service # 708 assigned to Sebastian Foran in service ledger. Fatality: Unknown
DUNPHY, Thomas Joseph 12 New Gower Street, St. John's 0-290 - 1438 20 Eliza Dunphy (p) Paper maker 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF Includes only partial attestation papers.
KEEPING, Stanley Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2697 18 Mrs. James Keeping (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Sunday, November 19, 1916
YATES, Gordon Bemister 7 Balsam Street, St. John's 570 23 Annie Yates (p) Sailor 1914 No No
PEET, Thomas Arthur St. John's 1042 28 J.B. Peet (p) Tailor 1915 Methodist No No
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
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
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
DRISCOLL, Simeon 36 Feild Street, St. John's 8356 20 George Driscoll (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
PORTER, Archibald Harold Change Islands, Fogo District 1534 19 Lucy Ann Porter (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
DILLON, Thomas Little Bay, Twillingate District 5536 25 John Dillon (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HALLADAY, Hubert Britannia, Trinity District 3240 18 John Halladay (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
COX, Arthur Gaultois, Fortune District 5560 19 Lizzie Knott (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, Bertram Field St. John's 1781 18 Alfred Brown (p) Machinist 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DEVEREAUX, John William Ferryland, Ferryland District 3152 19 Michael Devereaux (p) Tailor 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 17, 1920 Note: CWGC records his death as 17 April 1920; forms in the file variously record it as 10, 16 or 20 April 1920.
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