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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 ascending Date of Death Commendations Notes
FOOTE, John Botwood, Twillingate District 8120 44 Lillian Foote (s) Railroad man 1917 Methodist No No
PELLEY, Raymond Harrys Harbour, Twillingate District 3845 18 Jabez Pelley (p) Sailor 1917 Salvation Army No No
READ, Bertram R. Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5060 20 George Reid (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WILLAR, Harry 9 Bond Street, St. John's 8420 24 Wilhelmina Willar (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
MACKAY, William Glenwood, Twillingate District 1631 21 Martha McKay (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CRON, James Matthew Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1585 19 Emma Cron (p) Student 1915 Presbyterian Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
JONES, Lloyd Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4302 18 Maggie Jones (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
MILLER, Bernard Red Head Cove, Bay de Verde District 5855 24 Alexander Miller (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TUFF, George Beverley 58 Gower Street, St. John's 2 33 George Tuff (p) Commercial traveller 1914 Presbyterian No No
BATTEN, Harold Bareneed Cove, Port de Grave District 3402 18 William Batten (p) Student 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROSE, Albert Stephen Flowers Cove, St. Barbe District 0-254 - 1826 21 John Rose (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No PDF
CLOUTER, Arthur Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 6005 20 Elizabeth Clouter (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
VINCENT, Norman Triton, Twillingate District 5526 21 John Vincent (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
COXWORTHY, Frank St. John's 1820 19 Frederick Coxworthy (p) Machinist 1915 Roman Catholic No No
LANNON, James Joseph No information 1001 No No File missing; ledger indicates discharged 10/4/15 as undesirable
CAMPBELL, John A. Port au Port, St. George District 8092 27 Catherine Campbell (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Parent's name was previously transcribed as Nathan.
MERCER, Charles Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 4568 28 Jacob Mercer (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, Bertram Popes Harbour, Trinity District 8399 23 Mary J. Vokey (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PIKE, Wallace Jamestown, Bonavista District 3662 18 Henry Pike (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
HOUSE, Thomas Harbour le Gallais, Bay D' Espoir, Hermatage Bay 6205 22 Henry House (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WORKMAN, Wilson Hearts Delight, Trinity District 5839 24 Henry Workman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KARN, Cyril J. No information 0-297 1916 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Attached from 3rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers, July 1916.
GUSHUE, George W. St. John's 785 18 James Gushue (p) Draftsman apprentice 1914 Methodist No No
BURSEY, Herbert Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 4544 20 Ebenezer Bursey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MOORE, Patrick W. 13 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 8314 18 Philip Moore (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
BARNES, Ernest 235 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 2517 20 Robert Barnes (p) Engineer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOYLE, Thomas Blackhead Road, St. John's 6217 19 Mrs. Richard Coady (o) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MUGFORD, James Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 4944 20 George Mugford (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TILLEY, William Joseph Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1224 22 William Tilley (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917. Discrepancy in name: William Joseph on Regiment attestation; William John in service ledger.
CAREW, Thomas Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 5760 23 John Carew (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
REID, Carl St. John's 790 19 Caleb Reid (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, August 12, 1916
RICE, Isaac Herring Neck, Twillingate District 3241 20 Theodore Rice (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
JONES, Frederick Moretons Harbour, Western Head, Twillingate District 3145 25 Maggie Jones (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No
BROWN, Chesley Salvage, Bonavista District 4511 18 Henry Brown (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARK, Herbert Petries Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District 4652 21 Joseph Clark (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PIKE, Alfred Jamestown, Bonavista District 3664 18 John Pike (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
PITTMAN, Kenneth 83 Pleasant Street, St. John's 8036 31 Beatrice Pittman (p) Machinist 1917 Methodist No No
MOSS, Edmond Keels, Bonavista District 2500 18 Frederick Moss (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KNIGHT, William 44 Bannerman Street, St. John's 373 22 Ann Knight (s) Mechanical engineer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HALL, Kenneth 9 Knight Street, St. John's 4464 18 Michael Hall (p) Barber 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BEATON, William Badger Brook, Twillingate District 8248 36 Bridget Beaton (s) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
OREILLY, P. Joseph 0-147 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; incorrect information in service ledger Notes: Listed as instructor (musketry). Notes: Information in service ledger is incorrect; information for 0-236 J.B. O'Reilly, RAMC was duplicated as being 0-147 Joseph O'Reilly
KENNY, William P. Fermeuse, Ferryland District 5736 21 Robert Kenny (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ANTHONY, Donald Seldom Come By, Fogo District 5487 20 Joseph Anthony (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BUCKLEY, James Botwood, Twillingate District 4274 24 John Buckley (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918
GREEN, Albert Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5224 24 John Green (p) Carpenter 1918 Methodist No No
IVANY, Alfred James St. John's 1310 19 Mrs. Ivany (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
GILLARD, Douglas 14 Pilots Hill, St. John's 2423 24 Mary Gillard (s) Carpenter 1916 Methodist No No
BENOIT, Julien Cape St. George, St. George District 4224 26 Mary Jeanette (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies March 1918.
MCHUGH, John Francis Argentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 5016 19 Patrick McHugh (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No