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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
KNIGHT, Fred W. 355 Southside Road, St. John's 8502 45 Emilie Knight (s) Surveyor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LIDSTONE, Walter Laurenceton, Twillingate District 3994 20 Moses Lidstone (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
GELLATELY, William Thomas 52 Patrick Street, St. John's 100 22 Alexander Gellately (p) House painter 1914 Roman Catholic No No
STEAD, Thomas W. Little Catalina, Trinity District 4350 18 George Stead (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HENNESSEY, James Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2061 18 William Hennessey (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, Alphonsus J. St. Marys Bay, Placentia-St. Marys District 4577 21 Theresa Power (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COLBOURNE, Melville Purcells Harbour, Twillingate district 8150 19 John Colbourne (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
ADAMS, William Arnold's Cove, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2306 18 Mrs. James William [Adams] (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
TAYLOR, George 81 Southside Road, St. John's 5268 24 Robert Taylor (p) Cooper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, Hugh Allan New Bonaventure, Trinity District 5156 22 Samuel King (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIDEOUT, Elijah Botwood, Twillingate District 8449 30 Mary (Heath) Rideout (s) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
DIAMOND, Garland Change Islands, Fogo District 5419 20 George Diamond (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
COOPER, Herbert George La Scie, St. Barbe District 439 25 Clara Cooper (s) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Cooper transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.
SCEVIOUR, Cyril Exploits, Twillingate District 1198 25 Cecelia Sceviour Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
RENDELL, Claude 180 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4258 22 Alfred Rendell (p) Customs clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ABBOTT, Andrew 24 Cabot Street, St. John's 8216 19 James Abbott (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HICKEY, Richard 27 Central Street, St. John's 3211 18 James Hickey (p) Cooper 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HARDY, Edward 60 Monroe Street, St. John's 677 19 George Hardy (p) Dry goods clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
TUCKER, Bernard Thorburn Road, St. John's 3948 18 William Tucker (p) Farmer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
STREAT [STREET], John 27 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 8315 24 Rose Streat [STREET] (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger. Surname in service ledger is Streat; family indicated correct spelling is Street.
HALADAY, Thomas Britannia Cove, Trinity District 2610 21 John Haladay (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Halliday
MURRAY, Henry Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 4903 23 John Murray (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HOLLETT, George Burin North, Burin District 1799 17 William Hollett (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 See also service #0-193, Michael J. Gillis, for will.
WALTERS, Joseph Champneys, Trinity District 1855 23 John Walters (p) Student 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 123
EARLE, William Thomas St. John's 819 19 Samuel Earle Clerk 1914 Methodist No No
JUPP, Henry Clifford Oliver Oldfields Farm, Pulborough, Sussex, United Kingdom 0-206 - 157 24 Mr. [William] Jupp (p) 1914 No No Includes only partial attestation papers ; Also referred to as Clifford Henry ; Brother of Leonard John Jupp, # 162
WHELAN, Patrick Torbay, St. John's East District 5794 24 Mary Whelan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DELANEY, William Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5545 22 Thomas Delany (p) Paper maker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SHORT, Thomas Bonavista, Bonavista District 5886 19 Louisa Short (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GROVES, Daniel Goose Bay, Rigolet, Labrador 1724 24 Frederick Groves (p) Trapper 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
PILGRIM, Lewis St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District 3130 21 Rachael Pilgrim (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No Will is with service # 1850
KAVANAGH, William Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5777 20 James Kavanagh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CUTLER, Frederick Fair Island, Bonavista District 3844 18 Daniel Cutler (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOUNSELL, Japheth Wesleyville, Bonavista District 2110 24 Henry Hounsell (p) Paper mill 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918 PDF Killed in action Neuve-Église
MARTIN, Henry New Perlican, Trinity District 5249 24 Elizabeth Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MEAD, William Seal Cove, Hermitage Bay, Fortune district 8254 29 John Mead 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
CONRAN, Michael Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 2209 21 James Conran (p) Papermaker 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, March 3, 1917
OAKE, Frederick Change Islands, Fogo District 4228 18 John Oake (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FRY, Edgar Southern Bay, Bonavista District 3595 25 Thomas Fry (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURT, Alexander F. Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 5270 21 Stephen Burt (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CROSS, Darius Badgers Quay, Bonavista District 4934 18 William Cross (p) Trader 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROWSELL, Philip Pushthrough, Hermitage Bay 5207 21 Jonathan Rowsell (p) Carpenter 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MANUEL, Alfred Botwood, Twillingate District 721 22 Philip Manuel (p) Lumberman 1914 Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 PDF
BANNISTER, Joseph Port Rexton, Trinity District 4735 18 Hannah Bannister (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOW, Edward Shearstown, Conception Bay, Harbour Grace District 5138 21 William Snow (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
COLE, Samuel 30 Codner Street, St. John's 0-63 - 465 26 Mrs. Cole (p) 1914 Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 I
GARF, Fred 27 Power Street, St. John's 125 20 Charles Garf (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SQUIRES, Walter St. Phillips, St. John's West District 5081 19 Solomon Squires (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROACH, Samuel Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 3965 23 Victor Roach (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
PIKE, Ernest Belleoram, Fortune District 609 19 Robert G. Pike (p) Engineer 1914 Methodist No No