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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
MARTIN, George F. St. John's 1100 19 Elizabeth Martin (p) Truckman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MOORE, James William 31 Duckworth Street, St. John's 529 22 Edward Moore (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
ADEY, Benjamin Lady Cove, Trinity District 4226 19 Mrs. William Sharp (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MCCARTHY, Thaddeus Newtown Road, St. John's 8027 19 Charles McCarthy (p) Carpenter 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HALE, Albert Comfort Cove, Twillingate District 5960 19 John Hale (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CONNORS, Michael Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 5826 20 Thomas Connors (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LYVER, John Botwood, Twillingate District 3644 19 Frank Lyver (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BOURGOIS, Isaac Black Head, Port au Port, St. George District 5948 19 William Bourgois (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Bourgeois.
MANSTON, William Gorton, Manchester, England, United Kingdom 327 25 Maud Manston (s) Chauffeur 1914 Methodist No No
PENNY, John Cannings Cove, Bonavista District 6178 25 James Penny (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JAMES, Noel G Beaminster, Dorset, England, United Kingdom - Sudbury Street, St. John's 0-171 - 3486 27 Florence James (s) Lumberman 1917 Presbyterian No No
HOLLETT, Morgan Burin, Burin District 5570 20 John Hollett (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BEST, William Fogo, Fogo District 5300 23 Elijah Best (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WILCOX, Frederick Brigus, Port de Grave District 707 25 John M. Wilcox Paper maker 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SQUIRES, Theodore St. Phillips, St. John's West District 5083 24 Reuben Squires (p) Surveyor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RING, Thomas J. 33 Mullock Street, St. John's 2364 19 Martin Ring (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BILES, Daniel St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 8510 22 Luke Biles (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
PAYNE, Francis C. St. John's 1006 19 Susan Payne (p) Train agent 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Friday, March 5, 1920 Died 5 March, 1920, of pneumonia.
KEOUGH, Andrew Plate Cove, Bonavista District 6170 22 Patrick Keough (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
POOLE, George Reuben Kirby's [?] Cove, Trinity Bay 2024 22 Charles Poole (o) Sailor 1915 Methodist No No I
PARKER, John Joseph 1 Garrison Hill, St. John's 0-305 - 3887 33 James Francis Parker (p) Manufacturer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WINTERS, Joseph Pools Island, Bonavista District 5379 23 James Winter (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Contains some documents relating to service #5349 Simeon James Rowe
HAMILTON, Matthew Grand Falls, Twillingate District 4849 23 Philip Hamilton (p) Paper maker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CORBIN, Thomas Corner Brook, St. George District 3423 18 Thomas Corbin (p) Lumberman 1917 Presbyterian No No PDF
DYKE, Isaac S. Southern Bay, Bonavista District 2399 19 Samuel Dyke (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NICOL, John Ethelburt Burden 53 Parade Street, St. John's 129 19 C.M. Nichol (p) Marine engineer 1914 No No PDF Variant spelling of name - Nichol.
KELLY, John H. New Jersey, USA 4240 19 Daniel Kelly (p) Rivetter 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PEDDLE, William Butter Cove, Trinity District 5288 25 Abraham Peddle (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
SMITH, Hunter M. Cupids, Port de Grave District 2942 18 William Smith (p) Student 1916 Methodist No No
LILLY, William Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1034 20 James Lilly (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
INNES, Robert Elrick St. John's - Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom 820 25 Mrs. Elrick Innes (p) Dry goods clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
COFIELD, William F. 170 Gower Street, St. John's 3126 26 Hariett Cofield (s) Chauffeur 1916 Presbyterian No No
STUBREDGE, Samuel Point Rosie, Fortune District 2934 23 Priscilla Stubredge (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Point Rosie was also known as Point Enragee. Discrepancy in spelling of name - Stubridge.
WALKER, Llewellyn Change Islands, Fogo District 3321 18 Elizabeth Walker (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOYLE, Arch Torbay Road, St. John's 4445 18 Henry Boyle (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHURCHILL, Harry Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5174 22 Jeanie Churchill (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MOYES, Allan Topsail, Harbour Main District 546 23 Annie Maria Moyes (p) Brakesman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PADDOCK, Joseph Wards Harbour, Long Island, Twillingate 3202 18 Solomon Paddock (o) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No Includes documents for # 3200
MADDIGAN, Michael Joseph 314 Water Street, St. John's 183 19 Michael Maddigan (p) Shoe cutter 1914 Roman Catholic No No
COULTAS, Norman St. John's 1058 19 Maria Coultas (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SAUNDERS, Eli New Bay, Twillingate District 3367 18 Adam Saunders (p) Fisherman and lumberman 1916 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
MERCER, Allan South River, Port de Grave District 994 18 Susanna Mercer (p) Grocery clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
LEMEE, Michael Joseph Francis St. John's 911 20 Francis Lemee (p) Engineer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HARVEY, Albert Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District 5767 22 William Harvey (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOOPER, John McCallum, Fortune District 6274 25 William Hooker (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JANES, Alwin Ambrose Glovertown, Bonavista District 734 35 Lucy Jane Janes (s) Millwright 1914 No No
WELLS, Archibald Tickle Point, Twillingate District 8172 20 Henry T. Wells (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
VAVASOUR, Samuel 39 Plymouth Road, St. John's 4658 19 Thomas Vavasour (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCDONALD, Robert Burnt Woods, Conne River, Fortune District 3534 20 Thomas McDonald (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
KELLY, Ernest 17 Gear Street, St. John's 27 19 Thomas Kelly (p) Printer 1914 Methodist No No