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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
BATTEN, Harold Bareneed Cove, Port de Grave District 3402 18 William Batten (p) Student 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ELLIOTT, William W. Port Albert, Twillingate District 5459 20 Herbert Elliott (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
HULL, Victor Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 5471 18 John Hull (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Thursday, June 8, 1916
COLEMAN, Bartholomew Curling, St. George District 5395 22 Joseph Coleman (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GREENING, Eleazar Philip Musgravetown. Bonavista District 2795 23 Gideon Greening (p) Locomotive fireman 1916 Methodist 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
PAYNE, Frank Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5801 23 Thomas Payne (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POPE, Allan S. Fogo, Fogo District 5965 23 George Pope (p) School teacher 1918 Methodist No No
DALTON, Alphaeus Little Catalina, Trinity District 5911 19 Albert Dalton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
OLIVER, Patrick McNeil Street, St. John's 8358 27 Mrs. C. Oliver (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WISEMAN, George Shoal Harbour, Trinity District 2802 19 Arthur Wiseman (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
WALSH, Harold Anthony Battery Road, St. John's 3050 18 Stan Walsh (p) Student 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CORMIER, Joseph Bank Head, St. George District 5007 18 Patrick Cormier (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TESSIER, William James Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 2504 22 Mrs. Charles Tessier (p) Surveyor 1916 Roman Catholic No No
KING, Andrew George New Bonaventure, Trinity District 3175 19 Richard King (p) School teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURRAY, Alfred Seymour Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 39 19 John Spence (o) Fireman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PELLEY, Abner Lewisporte, Twillingate District 4933 21 Herbert Pelley (o) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
DAWE, Stewart 83 McFarlane Street, St. John's 2506 22 Robert Dawe (p) Train conductor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 28, 1917
BARNES, Ernest 235 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 2517 20 Robert Barnes (p) Engineer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EZEKIEL, Joseph Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 1336 22 Paul Ezekiel (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 Contains some documents relating to Charles Curnew, service #1335 .
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
GILLINGHAM, Herbert Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 5608 27 Esau Gillingham (p) Theology student 1918 Methodist No No
FLETT, Harold 138 Gower Street, St. John's 4664 23 Amos Flett (p) Bookkeeper 1918 Presbyterian No No
STUCKLESS, John Point Leamington, Twillingate District 4796 22 Aaron Stuckless (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
GOSSE, Richard Queens Cove, Trinity District 5196 18 Eleazor Gosse (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
NOLAN, Robert Corbin, Burin District 2900 22 Mrs. Garrett Nolan (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
RYAN, Joshua Charles Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 3108 21 Naomi H. Ryan (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No
BERNARD, A. E. [Adolph Ernest] St. John's - 16 West Avenue, Leicester, England, United Kingdom 0-157 Mae Ernest Bernard (p) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included Includes records of Officers Mess, 1/Bn Royal Newfoundland Regiment
GRACE, Patrick 10 Knight Street, St. John's 4322 27 Caroline Grace (p) Accountant 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ASHFORD, William J. Harbour Breton, Fortune District 8421 18 Thomas William Ashford (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
COUSINS, Joseph Goulds, Conception Bay, Port de Grave district 5080 19 Thomas Cousins (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OAKLEY, William J.F. 172 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 3281 18 Arthur Oakley (p) Checker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, Silas Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 3600 22 William Smith (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SWEENEY, Patrick 39 Gower Street, St. John's 703 22 Anthony Sweeney (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, February 27, 1917
ATTWOOD, Walter G. Safe Harbour, Bonavista District 5484 21 Elias Attwood (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NURSE, Alfred Champneys, Trinity District 3293 26 Annie Walters (o) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CARROLL, John Lark Harbour, Bay of Islands, St. George District 2886 18 Abram Carroll (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOSKINS, William J. St. Albans, Fortune District 6227 24 Thomas Hoskins (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MACKLIN, Rupert Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom 3732 18 Amelia (William) Macklin (p) Marine engineer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No See Regt. # 3722 for misfiled document; Previously transcribed as Robert; Attestation papers completed as Rubert; Signature is Rupert
VERGE, Thomas Southern Arm, Green Bay, Notre Dame Bay 5662 21 Frederick Verge (o) Millman 1918 Salvation Army No No
FISHER, William 36 Cabot Street, St. John's 8377 24 Elizabeth Fisher (s) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STRICKLAND, Ebenezar Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 4804 19 William Strickland (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOSSE, Alfred Joseph Torbay, St. John's East District 1081 22 Ellen Gosse Assistant paymaster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BURRY, James Greenspond, Bonavista District 5465 19 Oliver Burry (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUNT, Matthew Harbour Breton, Fortune District 4083 21 Frederick Hunt (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SCOTT, Ernest Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District 8495 18 Sarah Scott (p) Lumberman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WOOLFREY, Lewis Horwood, Fogo District 2707 22 Mr. Aquillia Woolfrey (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
HANHAM, John Robert Burin, Burin District 1774 22 Benjamin Hanham (p) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RENDELL, Walter Frederic 73 Military Road, St. John's 0-5 26 Mrs.F.J.W. Rendell (p) 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF Attestation papers not included.
WAY, William Bonavista, Bonavista District 3448 19 James Way (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No