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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
THORNHILL, Earl Little Bay East, Fortune District 5200 20 Ambrose Thornhill (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ROWE, Arthur J. Cape St. George, St. George District 4745 18 Henry Rowe (p) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COLLINS, Jabez Newtown, Bonavista District 6130 23 William Collins (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
STAMP, Patrick D. 21 James Street, St. John's 656 28 William Stamp (p) Stoker 1914 Roman Catholic No No I
SHAW, Bernard Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District 2785 27 Mary Shaw (o) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
JOHNSON, Harry 11 Larkin Square, St. John's 4882 21 George Johnson (p) Seaman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BUGDEN, Reginald Smith Sound, Trinity District 3417 25 Walter Bugden (p) Carpenter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, Arthur Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 2764 29 Silas King (p) Mechanic 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
RODGERS, Hilton Horton Bertram D'Cardonel Manchester, England, United Kingdom 3067 50 Mary Rodgers (s) Musician 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service.
PRETTY, Edward Chapel Arm, Trinity District 8116 18 Edmund Pretty (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
COOK, Ernest George Trinity East, Trinity District 4384 18 John Cook (p) Fisherman 1918 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
BOBBETT, Matthew McCallum Harbour, Fortune District 3541 18 John Bobbett (p) Sailor 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, March 13, 1918 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bobbitt.
CAINES, John Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2829 19 George Caines (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SIMMS, John Henry Fogo, Fogo District 88 22 William Simms (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, August 17, 1917 PDF
HICKEY, Lawrence St. John's 1886 19 William Hickey (p) Longshoreman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SMALL, George Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 1516 19 Laura Small (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
PHELAN, Douglas Edward Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 2975 15 James Phelan (p) Mason 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15
TORRAVILLE, Alfred Leslie Southside, Fogo, Fogo District 2908 18 William Torraville (p) Coal trimmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WINTER, Edward Rozier Rennies Mill Road, St. John 's 675 19 Thomas Winter (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
DICK, George 280 Theater Hill, St. John's / Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom 924 26 John Dick (p) Grocer's salesman 1915 Yes No Wednesday, July 12, 1916
ONEIL, Patrick Joseph 1917 0-67 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger. Granted temporary commission.
SCOTT, John Samuel Penguin Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District 3949 21 Lamber Scott (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURRAY, Samuel Adams Cove, Bay de Verde District 2732 19 Elizabeth Moores (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Monday, September 30, 1918
LEMESSURIER, Ralph 113 Gower Street, St. John's 2416 18 E.M. LeMessurier (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican)\ No No
PYE, Hayward Cape Charles, Labrador 5549 20 Albert Pye (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PEARCE, Horace 16 Moore St., St. John's 8013 34 Annie Pearce (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
HAYWARD, Patrick St. Vincent, Placentia-St. Marys District 5877 23 Thomas Hayward (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
IVANY, Alfred James St. John's 1310 19 Mrs. Ivany (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
MCCULLOCK, George Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom 2148 26 Thomas McCullock (p) Groom 1916 No No
BENNETT, Charles St. George, St. George District 4143 20 James Bennett (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 3, 1918 Variant spelling of name - Bennet
CUMBY, Edward Hopeall, Trinity District 4679 21 Leonard Cumby (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Comby. Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1778X.
CHATMAN, William Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 2212 21 William Chatman (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
MOLLOY, James Torbay, St. John's East District 5771 20 Robert Molloy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NEVILLE, James Joseph 39 Young Street, St. John's 3003 24 Michael Neville (p) Railroading 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CONNELLY, Nicholas Brigus, Port de Grave District 4369 18 Jane Connelly (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Note: Previously transcribed as Connolly
LYONS, Allan Avondale, Harbour Main District 1222 20 James Lyons (p) Machinist 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SHORTALL, Stanley J. Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 4540 29 Mrs. Catherine Shortall (p) Outside salesman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MANSFIELD, James J. 119 New Gower Street, St. John's 3041 32 May Mansfield (p) Sailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1269X
PENNEY, Leo V. Bell Island, St. John's East District 5097 24 Catherine Penney (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SNELGROVE, Overton Lewisporte, Twillingate District 3683 18 Peter Snelgrove (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
RYAN, James Newman Birchy Cove, Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District 4826 20 William Ryan Sr. (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WHITEHORN, Abner New Bay, Twillingate District 5614 21 Emily Whitehorn (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No File also includes documents for # 5951 Peter Bright; #2016 John H. Read; #5567 Lewis Jensen; #3451 Gordon Crewe; and #5799 John Clark. See also #5616 Archibald Whitehorn, brother of Abner.
QUINTON, Cecil. Charleston, Bonavista District 6166 18 Charles Quinton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
IVANY, William Garland Gambo, Bonavista District 1476 19 George Ivany (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HERDER, Wallace 12 Pleasant Street, St. John's 2274 18 George Herder (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist Yes No Sunday, January 28, 1917
LEDREW, John F. Change Islands, Fogo District 2988 29 John G. LeDrew (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, July 10, 1917
HUSSEY, Edward St. John's 2856 [William?] Hussey (p) 1916 No No Attestation papers not included, Home Defense only.
KENNEDY, James Norris Arm, Twillingate District 4859 18 Mary Bennett (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PITTMAN, James W. New Perlican, Trinity District 2704 27 Samuel Pittman (p) Accountant 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 11, 1920 Died 11 October, 1920. Pneumonia. CWGC.