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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
WILLAR, Sidney George St. John's 813 19 Sidney George Willar (p) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name: forms completed as Sydney; signature is Sidney
CAREW, Thomas Joseph 33 Patrick Street, St. John's 2206 18 Mrs. David Carew (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
REES, William E. Bell Island, St. John's East District 4088 19 George Rees (p) Engine driver 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, October 27, 1918
THISTLE, John Pennywell Road, St. John's 2502 19 William Thistle (p) Driver 1916 Methodist No No
ROACH, Richard Joseph St. John's 1043 19 Richard Roach (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BRINSON, John Change Islands, Fogo District 5308 27 George Brinson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOONE, James D. Glovertown, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 8063 29 Beatrice Boone (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
HUSSEY, Benjamin 51 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 4325 32 Anne (Ed.) Hussey (p) Carpenter 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOSS, Frederick Southampton, England, United Kingdom 3065 44 Mrs. J. Moss (s) Musician 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
KEOUGH, Martin St. John's 1584 19 Bridget Keough (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, November 29, 1917
WHEELER, Arthur Summerford, Twillingate District 2465 18 Thomas Wheeler (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No Includes photograph of his wife.
DALTON, William Francis St. John's 1079 27 Bridget Dalton (p) Fireman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WISEMAN, Alfred Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District 2011 21 Alfred Wiseman (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) - Methodist No No Discrepancy in religion
DUKE, William Fox Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 1306 20 Mary Duke (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, December 27, 1915 Includes documents relating to this soldier's brother, John Duke, #1964
CORCORAN, Laurence St. John's 1635 32 Laurence Corcoran (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BUDDEN, George Perrys Cove, Bay de Verde District 5274 20 Edward Budden (o) 1918 No No Attestation papers not included.
NOAH, John Melin 93 New Gower Street, St. John's 3296 20 Melvin Noah (p) Shopkeeper 1916 Roman Catholic No No
PRATT, Arthur Milligan Leslie Street, St. John's 522 28 Fannie Pratt (p) Traveller 1914 Methodist No No
MALONEY, Joseph Francis 291 Water Street, St. John's 385 26 John Maloney (p) Stove fitter 1914 Roman Catholic No No I
GOSSE, Maxwell Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 4431 18 George Gosse (p) Student 1918 Methodist No No
WHITE, Martin Witless Bay, Ferryland District 6012 22 Cornelius White (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ELLIOTT, John Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 4837 21 Mrs. Orlando Elliott (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LITTLE, Theopilues Bonavista, Bonavista District 1292 20 James Little (p) Fisherman 1915 Salvation Army No No
STUCKLESS, Edwin Change Islands, Fogo District 4723 21 James Stuckless (p) Marine engineer 1918 Methodist No No
FILLIER, Frank Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 1377 18 Thomas Filler (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MURLEY, George Marystown, Burin District 4356 18 Naomi Murley (nee Buckland) (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
ATWOOD, Kenneth Safe Harbour, Bonavista District 2340 22 Thomas Atwood (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
CLANCEY, Dennis Newtown Road, St. John's 4482 29 Mrs. Allan Clancey (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GRACE, Martin Joseph Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1272 24 John Grace (p) Paper maker 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, October 15, 1916
BEST, Lambert Merasheen, Placentia-St. Marys District 5513 20 Albert Best (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHEARS, John Robert Robinsons, St. George District 1274 21 Robert Shears (p) Locomotive fireman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COURAGE, Roland Garnish, Fortune District 3273 22 John R. Courage (p) School teacher 1916 No No
BRAY, Uriah Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4774 22 Richard Bray (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SUTTON, William Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1726 20 Mrs. William Sutton (s) Sailor 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
MORRISSEY, John Thomas St. John's 1074 20 Catherine (Morrissey) Ryan (p) Fireman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Variant spelling of name - Morrisey
HARRIS, Clarence Valentine Glovertown, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 3365 18 Frederick Harris (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Monday, September 30, 1918
CLARKE, William Big Braha, St. Barbe District 3729 23 Mrs. Nimie[?] Chute (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
WHALEN, Walter Chapel Cove, Harbour Main District 8471 27 Philip Whalen (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Whelan.
DRISCOLL, Arthur St. John's 1054 19 Virtue Driscoll (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
VERE-HOLLOWAY, Percy Oscar 444 Southside Road, St. John's 891 23 Ada May Vere-Holloway (s) Longshoreman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOLAND, William Riverhead, St. Mary's, Placentia-St. Mary's District 6160 18 Bernard Boland (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, John M. 42 Power Avenue, St. John's 4574 36 John J. Power (p) Carman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HANEY/HEANEY, James Patrick 46 Barnes Road, St. John's 476 21 Kitty Haney (o) Printer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Entered in CWGC as Heaney
ALEXANDER, Joseph Mattis Point, St. George District 6299 22 Adolph Alexander (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, October 20, 1918
HOWLETT, John Tors Cove, Ferryland District 5810 23 Patrick Howlett (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FOOTE, John Botwood, Twillingate District 8120 44 Lillian Foote (s) Railroad man 1917 Methodist No No
SAUNDERS, Benjamin Gambo, Bonavista District 8319 18 Joseph Saunders (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JAMES, Henry John 15 Cook Street, St. John's 3330 22 Selina James (p) Steward 1916 Methodist No No
HATCHER, William Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4609 25 Robert Hatcher (p) School teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SEARS, Michael Francis 82 New Gower Street, St. John's 73 22 James Chafe (p) Barber 1914 No No