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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 Religionsort descending Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
TILLY, Ralph Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 4841 26 Mary (William) Tilly (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Tilley
HISCOCK, Edgar William Winterton, Trinity District 6275 21 Robert Hiscock (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NORRIS, William Battery Road, St. John's 2860 , 2861 & 8046 18 Sarah Norris (m) Tailor-Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also service number 8046 for attestation papers; Norris originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. #2861 on attestation form; # 2860 in service ledger; microfilmed as #2860.
SOMERTON, Frederick Charles Trinity, Trinity District 1342 26 Caroline Somerton (p) School teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, November 25, 1915
ROSS, William Leslie Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1547 19 Joseph Ross (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUIRES, Seward Bonavista, Bonavista District 4122 18 John Squires (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SAUNDERS, William Long Pond, Harbour Main District 3860 20 Charles Saunders (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Contains a misfiled document relating to service # 3866 Simeon Ford; Contains seven documents marked as service # 3860 but with name Clarence Saunders (# 3583).
ROGERS, William P. 104 Freshwater Road, St. John's 8487 44 J. Curnew (o Rigger 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ABBOTT, Alexander Summerville, Bonavista District 5352 22 Joseph Abbott (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COURTNEY, Edgar Hatcher Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District 2530 17 Mrs. Joseph Warren (o) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEWIS, David 37 Southside Road, St. John's 96 22 Robert Lewis (p) Longshoreman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BILLARD, Albert Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4293 19 Samuel R. Billard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name - signature is Billard, forms completed as Billiard
DAY, James Old Shop, Trinity District 5430 20 Abner Day (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, Frank Harvey Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5039 21 Julia Martin (nee Hackett) (s) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CREWS, John Point Crew, Burin District 4811 18 John R. Crews (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HINKS, George Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3677 23 Joseph Hinks (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
IVANY, Herbert Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 3976 19 Benjamin Ivany (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREENE, Edward St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 3892 18 Aubrey Greene (o) Student 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Greene.
GILLAM, George C. [Charles] Robinsons, St. George District 4941 21 James Gillam (p) Lumberman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested as George; includes documents completed as Charlie Gillam.
HOUNSELL, Thomas Pinchards Island, Bonavista District 4471 21 George Hounsell (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PIERCEY, William New Perlican, Trinity District 5692 20 Joseph Piercey (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REID, Arthur Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5668 20 Elizabeth Reid (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RICHARDSON, William MacCallum, Harbour Breton, Fortune District 4985 20 Mary Jane Richardson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLBOURNE, Albert Little Bay, Twillingate District 5297 20 Thomas Colbourne (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STARES, Frank William Port Blandford, Bonavista District 1449 19 Allan Stares (p) Sawyer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies December 1917; attestation papers included.
WALSH, Bertram John St. John's 3988 24 George Walsh (p) Cook and baker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
READ, Alexander A. La Poile, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2008 19 Mary Read (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 14, 1916 Contains documents relating to service #2009, Charles A. Read - Photograph of gravesite included.
GREEN, Harvey Trinity, Trinity District 2924 18 John Green (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WELSH, Enos Seymour Hearts Delight, Trinity District 2769 19 Norman Welsh (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1466X
STUBREDGE, Samuel Point Rosie, Fortune District 2934 23 Priscilla Stubredge (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Point Rosie was also known as Point Enragee. Discrepancy in spelling of name - Stubridge.
PAYNE, George Chimney Cove, Bay of Islands, St. George District 4925 18 John A. Payne (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Incorrectly labeled on microfilm as George Petley; source of this name is a letter, written by Rev. Henry Petley found in the file immediately following the attestation papers.
ROSE, Reginald Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4961 19 John Rose (p) Brakeman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENDER, Harry 60 Charles Street, St. John's 4635 21 James Pender (p) Cooper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREEN, Rupert Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2035 18 William Green (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUIRES, Alexander Manuels, Harbour Main District 8347 48 Jane E. Squires (s) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANDERSON, Frederick Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5064 20 William Anderson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CRANE, Joseph Tilton, Harbour Grace District 2313 23 William Henry Crane (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BELLOWS, Levi Curling, St. George District 903 20 Robert Bellows (p) Locomotion fireman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
READ, John H. Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2016 17 Mrs. H.J. (Lillian) Read (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents.
JACOBS, Frederick James St. John's 1297 19 Mr. And Mrs. Jacobs (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
MARKS, Chesley Long Cove Point, Burin District 1950 18 Charles Marks (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, July 31, 1918
MASON, Hugh Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2133 32 Mrs. Mason (s) Musician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
WELLS, Raymond Chesley Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2889 24 Robert James Wells (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PINK, Kenneth Cape La Hune, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5576 22 John Pink (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FORWARD, Colin Carbonear, Carbonear District 6105 20 James Forward (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ELLIOTT, Thomas Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 4908 19 Bessie Elliott (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TILLEY, Allan Kings Bridge Road, St. John's 4363 19 John Tilley (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SULLIVAN, Alexander Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 1836 19 Richard Sullivan (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOULTON, Augustus P. Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5061 18 Joseph Moulton (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOEL, Nathaniel Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 0-285 - 4249 18 Sarah Noel (p) Electrician 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No See # 4250 for misfiled document