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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
PAFFORD, Chesley St. John's 1604 19 Lillis Pafford (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
BARRETT, Alexander Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 6078 21 Robert J. Barrett (p) Agent 1918 Methodist No No
COURTNEY, Charles F. Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5062 20 Robert Courtney (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SWAFFIELD, James S. Cartwright, Labrador 3228 18 Lillian Swaffield (p) Trader 1916 No No
WALSH, George 51 Lime Street, St. John's 4446 18 Lawrence Walsh (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Edward Manuels, Harbour Main District 5164 18 Edward Smith (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NUNNS, Joseph No Information 0-10 Mrs. Mary Ann Nunns (p) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger.
GALPIN, John Codroy, St. George District 1526 27 Jane Kendall (o) Seaman 1915 Church of England ( Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
LEPAGE, Manuel Ship Cove, St. George District 3179 18 Claude LePage (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
HOSKINS, Lawrence Amour Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 449 23 Susan Hoskins (p) Farmer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCDONALD, Stephen Cartwright, Labrador 6103 21 Thomas McDonald (p) Bookkeeper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also service #6102, Charles Michelin
GILLINGHAM, Henry Greenspond, Bonavista District 3008 21 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers not included; information from service ledger.
SKEFFINGTON, James Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4831 24 Alexander Fong (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Skiffington.
BURNS, William Gordon Henderson 3 Brazils Square, St. John's 0-267 - 160 25 Mary Burns (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
FORSEY, Joseph Clarkes Head, Gander Bay, Fogo District 8246 43 Eliza Forsey (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RYAN, William Adams Cove, Bay de Verde District 6218 19 Michael Ryan (p) Fisherman 1918 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.
MATTHEWS, Frederick George St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 2022 22 Marie Sadie Matthews (s) Telegraph operator 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAVIS, Frederick Valleyfield, Bonavista District 2409 21 Joseph Davis (p) Machinist 1916 Methodist No No
RENDELL, Sidney G. Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 2163 21 Arthur Rendell (p) Paper maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TARRANT, William Botwood, Twillingate District 3816 18 George Tarrant (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
BUTT, Ralph Heatherton, St. George District 5716 20 George Butt (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
KEEPING, Albert Flat Island, Burin District 1755 19 John Keeping (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
FOOTE, John Rencontre, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6268 19 George Foote (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PIERCEY, Noah Winterton, Trinity District 5342 18 Ananias Piercey (p) (?) Manufacturer 1918 Methodist No No
DAY, Charles Franklin Avenue, St. John's 2999 19 Phoebe Day (p) Engineer 1916 Methodist No No
TUFF, Jabez Templeman, Bonavista District 2606 23 William Tuff (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Sunday, November 19, 1916 Variant spelling of name: Javez
LEWIS, Gordon 53 Pennywell Road, St. John's 2309 18 Charles Lewis (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, January 28, 1917 Photograph of grave-site included
URQUHART, James No information 0-196 1917 No No Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger. Variant spelling of name - Urquart
OQUINN, Vincent Joseph Searston, Codroy Valley, St. George District 1136 19 Thomas O'Quinn (p) Telegraph operator 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MACKEY, Bernard St. Brendans, Bonavista District 6094 21 Daniel Mackey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CHILDS, Henry Lark Harbour, Bay of Islands, St. George District 8353 20 Richard Childs (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRUSHETT, James Little Bay, Burin District 6032 20 Patrick Brushett (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CLARKE, Stephen Mortier Bay, Marystown, Burin District 1933 22 Henry Clarke (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROSS, Robert Wallace 14 Victoria Street, St. John's 0-84 - 1182 20 Hector Ross (p) 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PENNEY, Charles Hickmans Harbour, Random, Trinity District 8050 26 James Penney (p) Millman 1917 Methodist No No
KINSELLA, William Ferryland, Ferryland District 4108 20 Mary (John) Kinsella (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BISHOP, Caleb Golding Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 2524 18 Jacob Bishop (p) Book keeper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
STONE, Llewellyn 5 New Gower Street, St. John's 26 24 James A. Stone (p) Painter 1914 No No
DROVER, Archibald Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 5136 20 Leander Drover (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MEW, Percival Charles Shirley, Southhampton, England, United Kingdom 885 22 Charles Mew (p) Grocery salesman 1915 Methodist No No PDF
CHEESEMAN, Isaac Burin, Burin District 3891 18 Laurence Cheesman (p) Student 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOORES, Jabez Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 5798 19 William Thomas (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GOSSE, Willam 74 New Gower Street, St. John's 2349 18 Mrs. James Gosse (p) Student 1916 Roman Catholic No No
WILLIAMS, George Moulton Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 735 22 Nathaniel Williams (p) Fisherman 1914 No No
OLLERHEAD, William Hearts Content, Trinity District 746 24 James Ollerhead School teacher 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SULLIVAN, Alexander Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 1836 19 Richard Sullivan (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WADE, Edgar Elliston, Trinity District 1917 20 Maria Wade (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
FLYNN, Thomas Joseph St. John's 1397 19 Elizabeth Flynn (p) Cutter (tailor) 1915 No No
PERKS, Ambrose 2 Central Street, St. John's 2553 21 Mary Perks (p) Printer 1916 Roman Catholic No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1571X