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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
WHITE, Edward Twillingate, Twillingate District 1084 19 Sarah White (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
CONSTANTINE, Vincent 65 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 5109 19 Ellen Constantine (p) [?] Maker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PROCUNIER, W. E. No Information 0-235 1917 No No Commissioned to RAMC; granted temporary commission to the Newfoundland Regiment as Medical Officer for draft transport to Great Britain. May 1918 and for Repatriation Draft transport, June 1919. See # 0-240 for misfiled documents.
IVANY, Walter Donald Bell Island, St. John's East District 1008 21 Silas Ivany (p) Machinist 1915 Methodist No No
MCDONALD, Michael J. Little Bay, Twillingate District 5159 24 Richard McDonald (p) Surveyor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, Alphaeus Golf Avenue, St. John's 0-276 - 2062 19 Ephraim Brown (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
TOBIN, Walter A. Roxburgh, Massachusetts, USA 1556 19 Alice Tobin Barber 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PHILLIPS, George Whitbourne, Trinity District 1164 22 Sarah Phillips (p) Lumberman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 PDF
WINSLOW, George Joseph 35 Bannerman Street, St. John's 317 21 George Winslow (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic No No
EDGAR, Charles Legallais 36 Freshwater Road, St. John's 0-203 - 199 24 Joseph H. Edgar (p) 1914 Yes No Monday, February 26, 1917 Photograph of gravesite included.
SCANLON, David 35 Barters Hill, St. John's 2088 18 Daniel Scanlon (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, March 3, 1917
REID, Solomon South Dildo, Trinity District 5327 18 Anoah Reid (p) Millman 1918 Methodist No No
ANTLE, Peter Turks Cove, Trinity district 5604 21 Philip Antle (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Also contains four documents relating to Service # 663 John Antle.
MURRAY, Patrick Joseph St. John's 788 19 Michael Murray (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
FORTUNE, William 2 Patrick St., St. John's 1194 24 Sylvester Fortune (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
MINER, John Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 4096 18 Edward Miner (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also William H. MINA - MAYNARD - MINER, Regimental service # 5596, brother of John
PARSONS, William John North Side, Burin, Burin District 438 22 George Parsons (p) 1914 No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Jan. 1918.
MCCARTHY, Charles Carbonear, Carbonear District 4969 26 Charles McCarthy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RYALL, William Thomas 40 Hayward Ave, St. John's 0-87 - 53 26 Robert Ryall (p) Jeweller 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
DOWLING, William A. Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4153 18 Ernest Dowling (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, William Topsail Road, St. John's 683 19 Patrick Walsh (p) Farmer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
NEWELL, Clement Leslie Dock, Bareneed, Port de Grave District 3812 23 Margaret Jane Newell (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
CHAPMAN, Cyril Fort Townshend, St. John's 4383 18 William Chapman (p) Messenger, postal telegraphs 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CURRAN, Daniel St. John's 1022 20 Ann Curran (p) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
EARLE, Clifford 17 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. No information in Cramm or service ledger
LOCKE, Archibald 12 Notre Dame Street, St. John's 8401 18 George Locke (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POWER, Nicholas J. St. John's 319 24 Street car conductor 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger.
COLUMBUS, Fred Shallops Cove, St. George District 912 21 Frank Columbus (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, October 9, 1915
DELANEY, Nicholas Grand Falls, Twillingate District 1474 19 Ellen Delaney (p) Pulp presser 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SHORT, Newton Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5311 19 Israel Short (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HEARN, Michael 119 Signal Hill Road, St. John's 5015 22 William LeGrow (p) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ABBOTT, Solomon Pools Island, Bonavista District 4818 18 Adam Abbott (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WATTS, Francis Emile 25 Welshs Square, St. John's 71 19 Elizabeth Watts (p) Packer 1914 Methodist No No
NEWMAN, James Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District 2901 21 John Newman (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, January 27, 1918
HUSSEY, William L. 62 Cookstown Road, St. John's 8039 45 Annie Hussey (s) Stewart 1917 Methodist No No
PENNEY, Clement St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4286 18 Thomas Penney (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in surname: signatures are Penny; documents are Penney: Given name incorrectly recorded as Colin on several documents and previously transcribed as Colin; correct name is Clement.
SPENCER, Maxwell Twillingate, Twillingate District 3640 19 Mary (George) Spencer (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
HAYTER, Harry Trinity, Trinity District 1992 19 James Hayter (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROSE, Joshua Bay du Nord, Fortune District 5577 20 Alfred Rose (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FEAVER, William Owen 80 Bond Street, St. John's 3408 18 Samuel Feaver (p) Cable operator 1917 No No
THORBURN, Clinton Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 4184 18 Robert Thorburn (p) Clerk 1917 Presbyterian No No
BLAKE, Zachariah Barr'd Island, Fogo District 4055 22 John Blake (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, November 6, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included.
KENNEDY, Chesley Western Bay, Bay de Verde District 5325 21 Solomon Kennedy (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HILLIER, Llewelyn Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District 3034 18 Edward Hillier (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, January 25, 1918
BANKS, Thomas Middle Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe District 5619 19 Alfred Banks (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOW, John S. Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1923 19 Robert Snow (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PLOUGHMAN, John Port Rexton, Trinity District 890 21 Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ploughman (p) Teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OLEARY, James Joseph 21 Scott Street, St. John's 391 32 Catherine O'Leary (p) Shoemaker 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
LACEY, George 10 Sebastian Street, St. John's 2344 19 Martin Lacey (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917 PDF
THISTLE, Howard Clarkes Head, Gander Bay, Fogo District 1661 20 Maurice Thistle (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No