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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
BANFIELD, Albert W. Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 1687 22 Samuel Banfield (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LAMBERT, John Southport, Random, Trinity District 1744 20 Samuel Lambert Sr. (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, April 6, 1916
MAY, Clarence Lally Cove, Fortune District 6140 21 William May (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURT, Charles Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2647 23 Andrew Burt (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
BROWN, Hedley Badgers Quay, Bonavista District 5146 20 Tobias Brown (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALTERS, Norman Champneys, Trinity District 3599 18 Joseph Walters (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FIANDER, Nathan Codroy, St. George District 2103 21 James Fiander (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
KING, Benjamin Louis Old Bonaventure, Trinity District 4093 Phoebe Pitcher (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
BRETT, Jonathan Fogo, Fogo District 537 Mary Brett (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOWDEN, George 11 Mullock Street, St. John's 4289 18 Thomas Dowden (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CAKE, Alfred E. 76 Cabot Street, St. John's 2463 18 Mrs. Manuel Cake (p) Grocery clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, April 4, 1917 Photograph of grave-site included.
DICKS, Malcolm Bell Island, St. John's East District 4571 19 Percy Dicks (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEEPING, Joseph Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3112 30 Howard Keeping (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SEYMOUR, Frank 71 Duckworth Street, St. John's 3374 32 Gertrude Seymour (p) Electrician 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
QUINTON, Augustus Red Cliff, Bonavista District 2195 19 William Quinton (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, November 19, 1916
BUTLER, Isaac Port Rexton, Trinity District 3747 20 Willis Butler (p) Teaching 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BELMORE, Robert Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1070 21 Lizzie Belmore (o) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REID, Samuel Stewart Hearts Delight, Trinity District 2366 21 Solomon Reid (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, January 5, 1917
RODGERS, Hilton Horton Bertram D'Cardonel Manchester, England, United Kingdom 3067 50 Mary Rodgers (s) Musician 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service.
SKEFFINGTON, James Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4831 24 Alexander Fong (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Skiffington.
BAKER, Edmund Fogo, Fogo District 4210 18 Lambert Baker (p) Carpenter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NORRIS, William Battery Road, St. John's 2860 , 2861 & 8046 18 Sarah Norris (m) Tailor-Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No See service number 8046 for attestation papers. Norris originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment. #2861 on attestation form; # 2860 in service ledger; microfilmed as #2860.
BOONE, Nathan South River, Port de Grave District 992 25 Daniel Boone (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTLER, Thomas Charles Middle Bight, Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 2990 28 William Butler (o) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, March 2, 1917
CUTLER, Frederick Fair Island, Bonavista District 3844 18 Daniel Cutler (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHISLETT, Alpheaus Islington, Trinity District 6241 20 Jacob Chislett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PHALEN, Edmund Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 6336 23 George Phalen (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GILLAM, Arthur Wilfred Robinsons Head, St. George District 454 20 Charles Gillam (p) Guide 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SMITH, Andrew Dildo, Trinity District 1393 21 Julia Smith (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
CAINES, Leopold 95 Kings Road, St. John's 3973 19 Levi Caines (p) Blacksmith 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 16
Badcock, Herbert Ernest 396 Southside Road, St. John's 2855 19 Henry Badcock (p) Carman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HISCOCK, George Craniford 7 Southside Road, St. John's 342 22 Elizabeth Hiscock (p) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EBSARY, William A. Southside Road, St. John's 3189 29 Editha Ebsary (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PORTER, William Richard Foxtrap, Harbour Main District 5792 21 Jane Porter (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, Harry H. Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 5999 22 Annie Parsons (p) School teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 19, 1918
TUCKER, Arthur Elliston, Trinity District - 60 Mullock Street, St. John's 3203 32 Mary Tucker (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STEVENSON, Joseph St. John's 1802 25 Sarah Stevenson (s) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHORT, Richard M. New Bonaventure, Trinity Bay, Trinity district 1202 19 Annie Short (p) School teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GUY, Frederick Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 6301 23 Albert Rowsell (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTLER, Charles St. John's 905 34 Mrs. John Butler (o) Draper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
CARTER, John Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 1360 John Carter (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Age of Enlistment: 1915 ?
NICHOLAS, John Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District 4917 18 Caroline Nicholas (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARE, George Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom 2126 36 Mrs. Hare (s) Musician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
BUNGAY, George Sagona Island, Fortune District 6047 19 William Bungay (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BEWHEY, Edward St. John's 1144 19 Ellen Bewhey (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 30, 1915
ADAMS, William Arnold's Cove, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2306 18 Mrs. James William [Adams] (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
RICHARDS, Finlay McNeil Campbell 25 Balsom Street, St. John's 8 19 Abram Richards (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
ROGERS, John Fair Island, Bonavista District 5509 22 John Rogers (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Rodgers
SLADE, John Millertown, Twillingate District 8079 27 Amelia Slade (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SEALEY, Frederick Dock, Bareneed, Port de Grave District 3257 19 Mrs. John Sealey (o) Machinist 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917