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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
LESLIE, Clarence Vivian Silma, Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canada 632 19 Mrs. James S. Leslie Telegraph operator 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARRETT, Roland Blaketown, Trinity District 3480 22 Mary Barrett (p) Railroading 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURSELL, Sydney 109 Freshwater Road, St. John's 6195 36 Lucy Bursell (s) Carpenter 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
MORGAN, William St. John's 865 19 John Albert Morgan (p) Plumbers apprentice 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ABBOTT, Jacob Wesleyville, Bonavista District 168 22 Richard Abbott (p) Sailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
ATTWOOD, Walter G. Safe Harbour, Bonavista District 5484 21 Elias Attwood (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ENGLAND, William Campbellton, Twillingate District 4349 27 Mary Ann England (nee Bridgett) (s) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MORRIS, William Trouty, Trinity District 2316 18 George Morris (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HILLIER, Amos George Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District 8418 41 Freddie Hillier (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHAULK, George Burnt Island [district unknown] 5337 21 James Chalk (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as John Chalk.
TIPPLE, Austin Gerald St. George, St. George District 583 20 Edward Tipple (p) Telegraph operator 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Austen; transcribed on Descriptive Report on Enlistment: Arthur
STONE, Robert Bonaventure, North Side, Trinity District 2100 19 William Stone (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SAINSBURY, Peter Newtown, Bonavista District 5572 21 Paul Sainsbury (p) Engineer 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
MERCER, Ernest Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 4462 20 William Mercer (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COMBDON, Silas Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District 8428 27 Lucy Combdon (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CROSBIE, George Graham Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 1447 19 Walter Crosbie (p) Student 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, July 3, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included - See also service #1680, Frederick Wheeler
CLARKE, Eleazer Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4692 20 Thomas Clarke (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FUDGE, Aubrey Round Harbour, Twillingate District 5684 19 Peter Fudge (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARDY, Edward 60 Monroe Street, St. John's 677 19 George Hardy (p) Dry goods clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
GOSSE, William Topsail Road, St. John's 3548 18 Moses Gosse (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CRITCHELL, John Belleoram, Fortune District 5881 21 James Critchell (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FIFIELD, Samuel Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 3055 25 James Fifield (o) Miner 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service. Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1351X.
DURDLE, Ernest Bonavista, Bonavista District 5882 20 Philip Durdle (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POLLARD, William Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District 3823 19 William Pollard (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
JENSEN, Lewis Harbour Breton, Fortune District 5567 19 White Jensen (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents.
WALTERS, Ernest H. Champneys, Trinity District 2017 20 John Walters (p) Teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SPURRELL, Abram Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District 4979 18 John Spurrell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUTCHINGS, Mark Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 4885 18 Samuel Hutchings (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CARTER, Arthur Leslie Wood 5 Colonial Street, St. John's 2321 18 Hugh Carter (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Referred to as Leslie Carter
RICE, Stafford Bear Cove, White Bay, St. Barbe District 5631 18 Andrew Rice (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PEDDLE, Elijah New Perlican, Trinity District 5489 19 Henry Peddle (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOW, Jack Manuels, Harbour Main District 2703 19 Mrs. John Snow (p) Telegraph operator 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
PARSONS, Edward Freshwater, Bell Island, St. John's East District 5772 20 Thomas Parsons (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHAFE, Benjamin Petty Harbour Road, Goulds, St. John's West District 4541 20 Alfred Chafe (p) Truckman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CRANIFORD, Harold St. John's 2056 22 Mary Craniford (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Crawford. Variation in spelling: Cranford.
RUSSELL, William Blaketown, Trinity District 5356 19 Abraham Russell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 17
WHEELER, Heber 79 Long Hill, St.John's 475 26 James Wheeler (p) Teamster 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
HARDING, Herbert Brazils Field, St. John's 353 30 Elizabeth Harding (s) Teamster 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 23, 1917
MARTIN, Nathaniel Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 4742 18 James Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLE, Hugh Henry Wilding Badger Brook, Twillingate District 0-170 34 Eva M. Wilding Cole (s) Logger 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BISHOP, Esau Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 4891 19 Albert Bishop (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUSSEY, John 51 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 2503 19 Edward Hussey (p) Driver 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FORD, John Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4836 25 Mrs. Robert Ford (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUMPHRIES, Ernest Newtown, Bonavista District 2479 19 Peter Humphries (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNY, Joseph John English Harbour, Trinity District 3413 18 John Penny (of Mark) (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEATER, Herbert Stephen Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 180 19 John Heater (p) Policeman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROWSELL, Herbert J Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 6303 19 Eli Rowsell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LITTLE, Joseph Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 5885 20 Joseph Little (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ELGAR, Charles Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District 5633 22 John Elgar (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No