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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
REES, George Wilfred 22 Mullock Street, St. John's 388 19 Mary Jane Rees (p) Printer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Contains part of the file of Eaneas Rees, service # 25881, of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.
RUSSELL, John St. John's 917 18 Edward Russell (p) Confectioner 1915 Methodist No No
TARGETT, Frederick Joseph Holyrood, Harbour Main District 1743 25 Sarah Targett (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, October 16, 1916
CAVE, Henry John Fox Head, Change Islands, Fogo District 4394 22 William Cave (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STUDLEY, Sidney Indian Burying Place, Twillingate District 5678 23 Henry Studley (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HILL, Harris 55 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 8262 27 Thomas Hill (p) Cooper 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MUNN, Robert Stewart Errol St. John's 787 18 W.A. Munn (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
BAIRD, John Cuddihy Street, St. John's 5029 20 Michael Baird (p) Chauffeur 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SNOW, Garland Norris Arm, Twillingate District 4058 19 Abraham Snow (p) Trapper 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PILLEY, William J. Phillips Head, Twillingate District 1937 24 Edmund Pilley (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
WHITE, George Grand Bank, Burin district 8145 25 Mrs. Amelia H. White (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
EMBERLY, George English Harbour East, Fortune District 2994 22 Patrick Emberly (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, October 8, 1917
SHORT, Joshua New Bonaventure, Trinity Bay, Trinity district 1199 19 Sarah Jane Short (p) Steward 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, June 15, 1919
RIDEOUT, Peter B. Exploits Harbour, Twillingate District 5558 21 Silas Rideout (p) Coast trader 1918 Methodist No No
FORSEY, Bernard 235 Water Street, St. John's 0-215 - 12 19 Mr. Forsey (p) Engineer 1914 No No Four documents duplicated from #0-214 William McHenry are on the reel labelled as Bernard Forsey. Labels were placed by LAC at time of microfilming.
MERCER, Jasper Port Albert, Twillingate District 5435 23 William Mercer (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Saturday, August 17, 1918
HARVEY, Gerald Cockburn Kings Bridge Road, St. John's 0-33 - 333 28 A.J. Harvey (p) Merchant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also contains documents relating to service # 0-94 Stanley Robertson and # 0-194 Guy W. Harvey. Attached to Royal Flying Corps 1916-1917.
CLIFT, Cecil Bayly 100 Military Road, St. John's 0-174 - 505 23 J.A. Clift (p) Student 1914 Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
CALLAHAN, Albert Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 4178 22 Matthew Callahan (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
OXFORD, Henry Rencontre, Fortune District 2926 17 Samuel Oxford (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DRISCOLL, William 52 Kings Road, St. John's 3368 27 Mrs. William Butt (o) Clothing cutter 1916 Methodist No No
VIVIAN, Owen Flat Islands, Bonavista District 5150 20 Bessie Hapgood (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SKEFFINGTON, John Glovertown, Bonavista District 5172 22 Adam Skeffington (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
CROCKER, Andrew Trout River, St. Barbe District 3959 19 Eloise Portent Crocker (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WAY, Garfield Newtown, Bonavista District 3153 24 Robert Way (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
BURT, Harold Battery Road, St. John's 323 23 John Burt Labourer 1914 Methodist No No
WOOLDRIDGE, James R. Trinity, Trinity District 1993 18 John Woolridge (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Wooldridge, Woolridge
MORGAN, William Port de Grave, Port de Grave District 6315 20 Joseph Morgan (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
DONOHUE, William Joseph Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District 2992 18 John Donohue (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, May 18, 1918
ALLEN, Richard 11 Cookstown Road, St. John's 8140 18 Thomas G. Allen (p) Chauffeur 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BISHOP, John F. Western Bay, Bay de Verde District 2780 31 Joseph Bishop (p) Teacher 1916 No No
SMART, Christopher Lethbridge, Bonavista District 4788 19 Thomas Smart (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
BROWN, Edgar Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5153 18 Bunge Brown (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
ANTHONY, John Robert Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 2207 26 Sadie Anthony (s) and Caleb Anthony (p) Miner 1916 No No Discrepancy in wife's name, listed as Daisy on attestation papers
TURNER, Donald Morison 321 Southside Road, St. John's 2848 18 G. E. Turner (p) Analyst 1916 Presbyterian No No
PIKE, Hayward Ebenezer 24 Gilbert Street, St. John's 2823 18 Thomas Pike (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist No No
THISTLE, Frederick 20 Charlton Street, St. John's 8283 19 Levi Thistle (p) Teamster 1917 Methodist No No
BENNETT, John Cape St. George, St. George District 6101 19 Annie Bennett (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HOLDEN, Patrick Riverhead, Southside, St. John's 555 19 Mary Alice Holden (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, January 31, 1916
SERRICK, Claude Cupids, Port de Grave District 4434 18 Alexander Serrick (p) Student 1918 Methodist No No Signature is Claude; forms completed as Claud.
STACEY, William Point May, Lamaline, Burin District 4950 18 John Stacey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KEHOE, John Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5776 20 John Kehoe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCKAY, J. J. No information 0-145 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
GOODYEAR, Reginald Cat Harbour [Lumsden], Fogo District 3446 21 Walter Goodyear (o) Fisherman 1917 No No
BUGDEN, Cyril W. Britannia, Trinity District 4065 18 Walter Bugden (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PIKE, Alfred E. Springdale, Twillingate District 8188 24 Annie Pike (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
KNIGHT, Francis H. 34 Circular Road, St. John's 0-76 - 287 20 Herbert E. Knight (p) Clerk 1914 No No
MOOTREY, Robert Hedley. 22B Springdale Street, St. John's 4469 22 Robert Mootrey Sr. (p) Expressman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HALFYARD, Wallace. 129 Cabot Street, St. John's 1986 18 John Halfyard (p) Student 1915 Methodist No No
LAWLOR, Jack 67 Monkstown Road, St. John's 5078 23 Thomas Lawlor (p) Cabman 1918 Roman Catholic No No