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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
WALSH, Timothy Catalina, Trinity District 3933 19 Bridget Walsh (p) Sailor 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ROWE, Henry St. John's 1118 23 Jacob Rowe (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, April 17, 1918
CHAPLIN, Harold G. 0-243 Mark Chaplin Doctor 1916 Yes No Monday, June 5, 1916 Correspondence; Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger; not attached to Newfoundland Regiment;Royal Naval Reserve attached to Royal Navy vessel HMS Hampshire (lost 5 June 1916)
FRAMPTON, George Gin Cove, Smith Sound, Trinity District 3766 31 William Frampton (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLTON, Cyril B Water Street West, St. John's 4402 18 Sarah Colton (p) Gas Works worker 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TAVENER, Peter Diamond Middle Lance Cove, Smiths Cove, Trinity Bay 3351 20 Joshua Tavener (p) Fisherman 1916 Congregationalist No No
FRIZELL, Henry Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District 3310 18 Charles Frizell (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
BURKE, Albert J. St. Jacques, Fortune District 5344 24 Catherine Burke (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CUFF, William John Port Blandford, Bonavista District 3885 19 Gideon Cuff (p) Brakeman 1917 Methodist No No
HUNT, Nicholas Prout 88 Barnes Road, St. John's 0-252 - 762 21 Mrs. James Hunt (p) Clerk 1914 No No I.
CRANFORD, Walter New Harbour, Trinity District 8005 22 Charles Cranford (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAKER, Edmund Fogo, Fogo District 4210 18 Lambert Baker (p) Carpenter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUSSEY, Thomas B. Kenmount Road, St. John's 8501 33 John Hussey (p) Filer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SPENCER, H. Bennett Twillingate, Twillingate District 2592 21 Mark Spencer (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Monday, April 23, 1917
ENGLAND, George 28 Spencer Street, St. John's 3561 18 David England (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
QUINTON, Albert Edward Southern Bay, Bonavista District 3525 18 Alfred Quinton (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, June 27, 1917
MACKEY, Joseph St. Brendans, Bonavista District 6086 22 Patrick Mackey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STURGE, Esau Brookfield, Bonavista District 6238 21 Victoria Sturge (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PICCO, Norman Port au Port, St. George District 2518 25 William Picco (p) Fireman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of last name, Picco or Picot
KEEPING, Mack Fortune, Burin District 3299 19 Mary Keeping (p) Sailor 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
MILLER, Robert Champneys East, Trinity District 3669 25 William Miller (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENDELL, Nathaniel Pushthrough, Fortune District 5571 19 Edward Kendell (p) Enginner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attached to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies Aug. 1918.
PARDY, Joseph Port Blandford, Bonavista District 5167 27 Richard Pardy (p) Section man 1918 Methodist No No
GALPIN, John S. Codroy, St. George District 2048 21 Israel Galpin (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Calpin.
OLDFORD, William Salvage, Bonavista District 5160 22 James Oldford (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DROVER, Eldred Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 4625 18 Agnes Drover (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BLACKLER, Wilfred 8 Clifford Street, St. John's 4428 18 Michael Blackler (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NORRIS, William Leonard 41 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 101 28 James Norris (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MERCER, Robert J. Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 4360 19 William Mercer (p) Cable operator 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROSS, Hector Hugh Alexander 14 Victoria Street, St. John's 0-96 - 768 22 H. Ross (p) 1914 No No Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.
HANN, Brigam Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3799 18 Jacob Hann (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, September 30, 1918
LEARNING, Robert G. 396 Southside Road, St. John's 8454 34 Mary Learning (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
SIMMS, Frederick William Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 8198 18 John Simms (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOODY, James David Crowdy Street, Carbonear, Carbonear District 2651 23 Mrs. David Doody (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, February 4, 1918 Originally enlisted with Royal Naval Reserve 1624X
VOKEY, Solomon Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 4726 19 John Vokey (p) Fireman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CROCKER, Edwin Swift Current, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5962 19 John Crocker (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MOORE, Otto 53 Goodview Street, St. John's 4456 20 John Moore (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
MURPHY, Edward Joseph Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 112 22 Matthew Murphy (p) Mail clerk 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ANTHONY, Stanley Seldom Come By, Fogo District 5491 21 Henry Anthony (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GOODYEAR, Harold Kenneth Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-74 - 1193 Louisa Goodyear (p) 1915 No No Partial attestation papers included. Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment; transferred his commission to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917. Includes documents relating to Regt. # 3428 Patrick Whelan.
MOYLES, George Lewisporte, Twillingate District 8169 27 Eveline Moyles (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BENNETT, Manuel Joseph Flat Bay, St. George District 1785 18 George Bennett (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF
HAWKINS, William Max St. John's 1238 23 Olive Long Hawkins (s) Plumber 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SEVIOUR, Martin British Harbour, Trinity District 5373 22 Ananias Seviour (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, June 16, 1918 Variant spelling of name: Sceviour; in CWGC as Sceviour.
RICHARDSON, Frank 68 Bannerman Street, St. John's 66 19 Thomas Richardson (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
PENNY, Peter L. Avondale, Harbour Main District 4220 19 William Penny (p) Paper maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CASSELL, Darius Hooping Harbour, St. Barbe District 4069 19 Thomas Cassell (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
HOBBS, John Red Cliff, Bonavista District 5415 19 Henry Hobbs (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 2, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included
HARNETT, Lewis Campbellton, Twillingate District 6015 20 Mary Jane Kearley (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
THORNHILL, Eli Little Bay East, Fortune District 5161 19 George Thornhill (p) Fisherman 1918 Congregationalist No No