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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
CLEGGE [CLEGG, E.B.]. n/a 1914 No No File missing. Officer of 9th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Attached to Newfoundland Regiment as Commanding Officer, Pond Farm Camp, Salisbury Plains.
HENNESSEY, James John Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1257 18 Patience Hennessey (p) Blacksmith 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEE, George James Grand Bank, Burin District 5875 23 Henry Lee (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BURSEY, Frederick John Clarenville, Trinity District 1348 21 Reuben Bursey (p) Railroader 1915 Methodist No No Contains a letter from Reuben Bursey about the death of his son (unidentified), and also from Mrs. Bursey about sending parcels to POWs. These letters likely refer to # 2381 Goliath Bursey, brother of Frederick John Bursey.
GENGE, Abram Flowers Cove, St. Barbe District 8412 28 Victoria M. Genge (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MUGFORD, John W. Codroy, St. George District 2102 25 Annie Mugford (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DYKE, Joseph Salvage Bay, Bonavista District 5468 23 Henry Dyke (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAWCO, John Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 1517 19 Margaret Hickey (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
RICE, Ambrose William Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 3123 21 Stephen Rice (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No
KEATING, Michael No information 2903 1916 No No Attestation papers not included.
PATEY, John St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Mary's District 6117 23 Mary Patey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DAVIS, Walter Safe Harbour, Bonavista District 5520 30 William Davis (p) Construction worker 1918 Methodist No No
FORAN, Martin Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3613 19 Mrs. William Foran (p) Paper maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BRIFFETT, John Rosedale, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 5387 24 Robert Briffett (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CAREW, Vincent Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 3140 23 Bessie Carew (s) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, July 10, 1917
TULK, Ralph Wellon St. George, St. George District 234 20 Benjamin Tulk (p) Fox rancher 1914 Methodist No No
BANNISTER, Joseph Port Rexton, Trinity District 4735 18 Hannah Bannister (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHIWAK, John Rigolet, Labrador 1735 26 Sarah Shiwak (p) Trapper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
THISTLE, David 50 Longs Hill, St. John's 0-181 52 Bessie (Stowe) Thistle (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
VAIL, Herman 25 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 5282 21 George Vail (p) Railroad section man 1918 Methodist Yes No Friday, December 20, 1918
PARSONS, Reuben Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 1633 23 Richards Parsons Sr. (of Joseph) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SKEANES, Edward Kilbride, St. John's West District 3277 28 Thomas Skeanes (p) Shoe maker 1916 Roman Catholic No No Was transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.
BRYANT, William Hearts Delight, Trinity District 3315 25 Mrs. Archibald Budden (o) Coaster 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WELLS, John Albert Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 3713 24 Francis Wells (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
HOLMES, Archibald Seldom Come By, Fogo District 2315 20 Moses Holmes (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
SAUNDERS, Henry James (Harry) 379 (369) South Side Road, St. John's 1215 25 Jane Saunders (p); Agnes Saunders (s) Truckman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918; changed next of kin from mother to wife.
WHITE, Alexander Princeton, Bonavista District 5214 20 William White (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
KNIGHT, Egbert Henry Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District 3953 26 Samuel Knight (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
STONE, Robert H. Snooks Brook, Smiths Sound, Trinity District 2482 19 Alfred Stone (p) Postman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LAWLOR, Edward No information n/a Bugler 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)
BROWN N/A No No Cadet battalion (special). Service number and given name unknown.
BISHOP, Esau Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 4891 19 Albert Bishop (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHRISTIAN, Francis James Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2168 23 W. G. Christian (p) Electrician 1916 Methodist No No
POWER, Rupert 114 Gower Street, St. John's 5256 19 John Power (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CAREW, Elias Bauline, St. John's East District 5757 23 Mary Colbourne (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TILLY, Lawrence Clarenville, Trinity District 1404 18 Annie Tilly Farmer 1915 Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 Discrepancy in name: Tilley
BAILEY, Edward 57 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's n/a 18 Student 1917 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, special ranking as bugler.
WILLIAMS, Robert John 50 Cabot St., St. John's 1115 19 Emma Williams Cooper apprentice 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
FUDGE, Charlie Burnt Islands, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5367 19 Betty Fudge (p) Betty Fudge (p) 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Tuesday, June 11, 1918 See also #6066 Peter Dober for related correspondence. Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as James Charles Fudge.
MCGRATH, John J. St. John's 983 19 Mrs. J. Eagan (p) Car cleaner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MANUEL, Frederick Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 4314 24 Job Manuel (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
PERRY, George W. Indian Island, Fogo District 5384 23 Jesse Perry (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CLARKE, Dorman Botwood, Twillingate District 2387 20 Amis Clarke (p) Papermaker 1916 Methodist Yes No Sunday, March 4, 1917
HODDER, Harold W. Spruce Street, St. John's 6280 23 William J. Hodder (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
SOMERTON, Edward F. Trinity, Trinity District 3526 19 Frederick Somerton (p) Banker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Contains a misfiled document relating to service # 3726 Levi Stockley
REEVES, Maxwell St. Lawrence, Burin District 2277 18 John Reeves (p) Fisherman 1916 Yes No Friday, May 19, 1916
STOCKLEY, Kenneth Wesleyville, Bonavista District 4661 26 Henry Stockley (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
WALSH, John Joseph 318 City Terrace, St. John's 4602 19 Thomas Walsh (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BRADBURY, George Battle Harbour, Labrador 4468 22 Mrs. Mary Bradbury (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHAFE, Reginald Goulds, St. John's West District 4422 18 Allan Chafe (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No