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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
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
LONG, Edward 48 Gilbert Street, St. John's 4435 19 Henry M. Long (p) Cooper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BALL, Archibald James Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 2457 21 William Ball (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
DILLON, Thomas Little Bay, Twillingate District 5536 25 John Dillon (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BURDEN, Frederick William Duckworth Street, St. John's M-9-15-25 Mrs. F.W. Burden (s) Medical officer 1915 No No No attestation papers. Not in service ledger; Honourary appointment.
SKINNER, Arthur John 33 Duckworth Street, St. John's 202 22 John Skinner (p) Marble worker 1914 Presbyterian No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2155X.
SAMMS, Reuben Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3979 37 Phoebe Samms (s) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HUNT, Stephen Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5010 19 Martha Hunt (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OLIVER, Patrick McNeil Street, St. John's 8358 27 Mrs. C. Oliver (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
COOMBS, Morgan Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 6065 24 Ida Coombs (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FORWARD, Norman Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District 2067 19 Obidiah Norman (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Friday, March 2, 1917
FILLEUL, Clarence John Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2831 21 Philip Filleul (p) Tailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MADDEN, Paul Maddox Cove, Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 4150 19 Philip Madden (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PHILLIPS, Herbert 76 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 4391 19 James J. Phillips (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, Isaac Bishops Cove, Harbour Grace District 5307 23 Josiah Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COISH, William Clyde Ladle Cove, Fogo District 3200 18 William Coish (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Friday, September 28, 1917 See also #3202 for a misfiled document
MARTIN, George W. 17 Brazils Square, St. John's 5020 23 James Martin (o) Banker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
REID, William Miles Cove, Notre Dame Bay, Twillingate District 4263 21 Joseph Reid (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MCGRATH, Ronald B. Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2712 19 Mrs. John Thomey (o) Train despatcher 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, August 13, 1917
JACKMAN, George Arthur Allandale Road, St. John's 118 19 Alice Jackman (p) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
NORMORE, Levi Cutwell Harbour, Long Island, Twillingate District 2425 25 Dinah Normore (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Discrepancy in next of kin, both Mrs. Dinah Normore and Mrs. James Colbourne are listed as being his mother, Dinah Normore was his adoptive mother.
WARFORD, Garland Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District 964 21 Mrs. William Warford (m) Miner 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HUDSON, Peter Joseph St. John's 1689 19 James Hudson (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, July 4, 1916
GRACE, Patrick 10 Knight Street, St. John's 4322 27 Caroline Grace (p) Accountant 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LEGROW, Frederick 56 Spencer Street, St. John's 9 19 John Legrow (p) Apprentice 1914 Presbyterian No No
GRIMES, Rupert St. John's 773 20 Clerk 1914 Methodist No No
JANES, Archibald A. Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 8268 24 Helen Janes (s) Engineer 1917 Methodist No No
GROUCHY, Samuel 15 Howe Place, St. John's 4016 23 Martha Grouchy (o) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
CURREN, Charles 239 Theatre Hill, St. John's 3800 18 Thomas Curren (p) Bank clerk 1917 Presbyterian No No Variant spelling of name - Curran.
SIMMS, Charlie Fogo, Fogo District 5299 21 Frederick Simms (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JANES, Thomas Patrick 60 McFarlane Street, St. John's 136 20 John Janes (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, Patrick Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2424 19 John Power (o) Paper maker 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
ODONNELL, Edward Vincent St. John's 1775 30 Mrs. James Hannigan (p) Labourer 1915 No No
DART, Ford William Exploits, Twillingate District 3397 18 Minnie Dart (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
GREEN, Chesley Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5228 21 Simon Green (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
KEOUGH, Edward Nicholas St. John's 1365 30 Margaret Keough (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic No No
STEPHENSON, John Sydney Duckworth Street, St. John's - Leeds, England, United Kingdom 0-112 - 32 25 James Edward Stephenson (p) Dry goods clerk 1914 Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 I - Photograph of Stephenson included.
MCGRATH, James 7 Bambrick Street, St. John's 3215 20 Andrew McGrath (p) Sailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SEXTON, Arthur Trinity, Trinity District 2665 21 Janet Clark (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNY, Francis Avondale, Harbour Main District 3693 22 John Penny (o) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: Penney
ROSE, John Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 2079 21 Richard Rose (p) Naval reservist (Naval service # 1520X) 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917 PDF Referenced in estate correspondence as John Curlew.
SCOTT, Ernest Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District 8495 18 Sarah Scott (p) Lumberman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WATKINS, Arthur Norris Arm, Twillingate District 4989 19 Samuel Watkins (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
SQUIRES, Peter St. Phillips, St. John's West District 4354 18 Caleb Squires (p) Cooper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No A letter concerning his underage status is located on Reel 239, file 4029 John Duder.
CRANE, Joseph Tilton, Harbour Grace District 2313 23 William Henry Crane (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BUTLER, Peter Bristols Hope, Carbonear District 5008 19 Thomas Butler (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, Timothy Catalina, Trinity District 3933 19 Bridget Walsh (p) Sailor 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CAREW, William Patrick 33 Patrick Street, St. John's 469 21 David Carew (p) Fireman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
POLLARD, Pleymon Botwood, Twillingate District 1667 18 Arthur Pollard (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
TUFF, John Templeman, Bonavista District 5867 20 William Tuff (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No