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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
ANDERSON, William Arthur Hearts Content, Trinity District 0-289 - 3889 18 Dr. Arthur Anderson (p) Student 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FUREY, Alphonsus St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District 6213 19 William Furey (p) Student 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GILLAM, Arthur Wilfred Robinsons Head, St. George District 454 20 Charles Gillam (p) Guide 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
NEWMAN, William Black Island, Twillingate District 3637 30 Margaret (Edward) Newman (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HANN, Chesley G. Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 8406 26 Martha Hann (s) Edgerman 1917 Methodist No No
GOVER, Harry Bell Island, St. John's East District 3609 24 Annie King (o) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RYAN, Colin Port Rexton, Trinity District 3671 20 Mrs. William Ryan (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARNES, John C Leslie Street, St. John's 3614 18 Jessie (Ebenezer) Barnes (p) Shellmaker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 15, 1918
GREENSLADE, Samuel Long Pond, Harbour Main District 3289 19 Richard Greenslade (p) Teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
HYNES, William Patrick St.Brendans, Bonavista District 2726 22 James Hynes (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BOUZAN, James Little Bay, Twillingate District 8016 27 James R. Bouzan (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HARRIS, Alex Bristols Hope, Carbonear District 4690 18 James Harris (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MILLS, Joseph Burlington, Twillingate District 4333 24 Azarilla Mills (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 17, 1918
CAINES, Walter Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 1954 18 Michael Caines (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ODEA, John Eugene Louis (aka Eugene Robert O'Dea) 29 Mullock Street, St. John's 455 31 May O'Dea (s) Painter 1914 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, Michael Port Rexton, Trinity district 1200 26 William Power (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WHIFFIN, Patrick Southern Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 1452 19 John Whiffin (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
COLLINS, Ronald Middle Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4840 20 Mrs. John Collins (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEALEY, William James. Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 2984 18 John Healey (p) Office clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 3, 1918 CWGC
GILLETT, Walter Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 2540 23 Mrs. Eli Snelgrove (o) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WARREN, Eli New Perlican, Trinity District 5879 18 John Warren (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CUFF, Donald Bonavista, Bonavista District 5709 19 William Cuff (p) Steel worker 1918 Methodist No No
KING, John Blockhouse, Placentia-St. Marys District 2224 19 Mrs. James King (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, December 16, 1918 King died in a military hospital one month after his discharge. His service charts do not reflect that he was a casualty of the war.
PENNEY, Arthur Joseph 113 Longs Hill, St. John's 6 22 Arthur Penney (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
RODGERS, Edward 41B Cook Street, St. John's 8381 20 Samuel Rodgers (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
HUMPHREY, Thomas 6 Power Street, St. John's 375 22 Jessie Fredrickson (p) Steward 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SPEARNS, John St. John's 1232 19 Annie Spearns (p) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DICKS, Cecil Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3905 18 Edward Dicks (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
QUINLIN, Arthur Birchy Bay, Twillingate District 5975 19 Samuel Quinlin (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No Discrepancy in name: Quinlan, Quinlon, Quinton, Quintan
DYER, William John 10 York Street, St. John's 4605 22 Ellen Dyer (p) Truckman 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, March 19, 1919
MYER, Albert John St. John's 1143 19 Julia Myer (p) Cooper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 14, 1917 Newspaper clipping reporting his death by drowning upon return to Newfoundland included. Died 14 July, 1917. CWGC
KEEGAN, Patrick St. John's 5597 18 Lawrence Keegan (p) Bank clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DONNELLY, Thomas 87 Circular Road, St. John's 8147 18 John Donnelly (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HILLIARD, Silas New Harbour, Trinity District 1970 18 Alexander Hilliard (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, August 24, 1917
BENNETT, Dominic Black Duck Brook, Port au Port, St. George District 245 20 Arson Bennett (o) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
TUCKER, John 16 Boncloddy Street, St. John's 6110 20 Ignatius Tucker (p) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PITCHER, Charles Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District 2319 19 Cornelius Pitcher (p) Papermaker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
OLDFORD, Ernest Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2654 18 Robert Oldford (p) Paper maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIGGS, Frederick Michael St. Pierre and Miquelon, France 1059 19 Lavinia Riggs (p) Student 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WALTERS, Norman Champneys, Trinity District 3599 18 Joseph Walters (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MERCER, Robert Blaketown, Trinity District 1928 24 Eloil Mercer (p) Oiler 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
KING, Arthur Case 10 Third Avenue, Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8387 24 Ade Lillian King (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
PEARCE, Alick Clarenville, Trinity District 2389 26 Edmond Pearce (p) Fireman 1916 Methodist No No
WHELAN, William Long Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4668 20 William Whelan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SIBLEY, Gilbert Fogo, Fogo District 8508 21 Arthur Sibley (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DESROCHES, Daniel Alexander 5 Livingstone Street, St. John's 518 19 Mrs. James Boggan (p) Printer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
LUFFMAN, Norman Bell Island, St. John's East District 2235 21 Henry Luffman (p) Miner 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SAUNDERS, Eleazor Point Leamington, Twillingate District 3442 19 George Saunders (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No Variant spelling of name - Eleazar.
CROCKER, Bryant Front River, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5652 19 William Crocker (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, James Joseph 8 Sebastian Street, St. John's 2352 18 James Martin (p) Teamster 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918