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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
FRY, Charles Georgetown, Port de Grave District 4972 19 Charles Fry (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CARTER, Donald W. St. John's 2032 18 J. C. Carter (p) Office clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HERRITT, Jeremiah Burnt Islands, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5742 21 Matthew Herritt (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARTLETT, William Washer Brigus, Port de Grave District 270 19 Joseph Bartlett (p) Student 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, March 19, 1917 See Regt. # 636 for additional correspondence.
HANNON, Frank J. Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 2184 23 Mrs Patrick O'Gorman (p) Papermaker 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
PENNY, Isaac Brooklyn, Bonavista District 3686 23 Charles Penny (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist Yes No Saturday, October 26, 1918
WILCOX, Ernest Brigus, Port de Grave District 655 19 James J. Wilcox (p) School teacher 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
ROSE, Lonzel Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3834 18 Ellen Rose (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREENING, Chesley Bell Island, St. John's East District 3970 18 Alex Greening (p) Engineer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ETHERIDGE, Gordon Champneys East, Trinity District 1858 23 John Etheridge (p) Teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
RIGGS, Morgan Marystown, Burin District 5598 24 John Riggs (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
BEST, George 65 Power Street, St. John's 8402 52 Eliza Best (s) Carpenter and cooper 1917 Salvation Army No No
BRADBURY, Edward Charles 165 Pleasant Street, St. John's 103 22 Henry Bradbury (p) Engineer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENT, William Joseph Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District 2821 18 John Kent (p) Machinist 1916 Roman Catholic No No
POND, Levi Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 1569 20 Mary Eliza Pond (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) - Methodist No No Discrepancy in religion
GRAY, Marshall Cat Harbour [Lumsden], Fogo District 4049 24 Rachel Hopkins (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
WINTER, Randolph Milligan St. John's 908 27 John Winter (p) Farmer 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
CORBETT, Stephen Chapels Cove, Harbour Main District 5818 24 John Corbett (p) Iron worker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GILLESPIE, Patrick Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 2584 19 Mrs. John Gillespie (p) Lumberman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
YOUNG, William Port au Port, St. George District 4872 22 Andrew Young (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BALDWIN, Walter Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 3325 21 Edward Baldwin (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HANN, Jacob Botwood, Twillingate District 90 25 John Hann (p) Lumberman 1914 No No
PEDDLE, William Port Blandford, Bonavista District 4862 23 Edward Peddle (p) Lumberman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEONARD, Patrick Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 8431 54 Michael Leonard (o) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, Joseph Biscay Bay, Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4680 20 James White (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
READ, Bertram R. Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5060 20 George Reid (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DWYER, John Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 4648 26 James Dwyer (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STROUDE, Fred Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 1325 & 8083 21 Priscilla Stroude (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No additional service records under Regimental number 8083.
KEEGAN, Kevin J. St. John's 0-13 - 766 20 Dr. L.E. Keegan (p) No Information 1914 Unknown No No PDF
MILLER, Ananias Portugal Cove, St. John's East 3863 18 John Miller (p) Fireman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name: Annanias
CHURCHILL, Ernest St. Clair Forest Road, St. John's 0-108 - 281 26 William Churchill (p) Engineer 1914 No No
GRACE, James Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4291 22 John Grace (p) Paper maker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROSE, Albert Stephen Flowers Cove, St. Barbe District 0-254 - 1826 21 John Rose (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No PDF
ELLIS, Charles Archer 157 Gower Street, St. John's 2027 19 Charles A. Ellis (p) Printer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COUGHLAN, Louis St. John's 2256 21 James Coughlan (p) Train dispatcher 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
SHEPPARD, Robert 22 York Street, St. John's 473 19 Mrs. Sheppard (p) Sailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MERCER, Albert Bell Island, St. John's East District 264 20 Edith Mercer (p) Miner 1914 Methodist No No
MARSH, Absalom Hillview, Trinity District 4785 18 Joseph Marsh (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Abraham
NOSEWORTHY, Vincent Manuels, Harbour Main District 201 24 Thomas Noseworthy (o) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.
FOWLER, John W. Renews, Ferryland District 4229 29 James Fowler (p) Railroad 1917 Roman Catholic No No
LILLY, Augustus Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's 194 32 George A. Lilly (p) Carpenter 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HOUSE, Thomas Harbour le Gallais, Bay D' Espoir, Hermatage Bay 6205 22 Henry House (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
VAVASOUR, Charles Joseph St. John's 873 22 Hugh Vavasour (p) Salesman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SAMSON, Robert Winterton, Trinity District 5388 18 Augustus Samson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CRITCH, Albert Cavendish, Trinity District 2230 19 William Critch (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
WELLS, Archibald Tickle Point, Twillingate District 8172 20 Henry T. Wells (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
OSBORNE, Piercey Safe Harbour, Bonavista District 5486 22 Sofie Osborne (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Osbourne ; Percy
CAHILL, Martin Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 258 22 Mrs. Michael Sweeney (p) Mechanic 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
VAVASOUR, N. Albert 72 Pleasant Street, St. John's 4543 28 Hugh Vavasour (p) Draper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SAPP, Abraham Bell Island, St. John's East District 4909 22 Les Sapp (p) Storekeeper 1918 Roman Catholic No No