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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 ascending Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
KEEGAN, Kevin J. St. John's 0-13 - 766 20 Dr. L.E. Keegan (p) No Information 1914 Unknown No No PDF
FORD, George Barr'd Islands, Fogo District 5967 20 George Ford (p) Unknown 1918 Unknown No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
KEATS, Hubert John 47 Goodview Street, St. John's 613 23 Richard Keats (p) Upholsterer 1914 Unknown No No
KEEPING, Alwyn Minter St. John's 1020 20 Catherine Keeping (p) Poultry raiser 1915 Unknown No No
PENNEY, Charles Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 2394 26 James Penney (p) Fisherman 1916 Unknown No No
BROWN, Charles Gambo, Bonavista District 8032 23 Robert Brown (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army - Methodist No No Discrepancy in religion.
RIDEOUT, Elijah Botwood, Twillingate District 8449 30 Mary (Heath) Rideout (s) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
FLYNN, Harold George Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 6302 20 James Flynn (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
KING, Eli Harrys Harbour, Twillingate District 6305 20 Abner King (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
LACEY, Henry Exploits, Twillingate District 5420 20 George Lacey (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
LANE, Samuel Hare Bay, Bonavista District 5271 20 Joseph Lane (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
HALE, Garland Change Islands, Fogo District 8156 21 George Hale (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
DUCKETT, William Bell Island, St. John's East District 4573 39 Sarah Duckett (nee Smith) (p) Mechanic 1918 Salvation Army No No
JONES, Lloyd Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4302 18 Maggie Jones (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
PITTMAN, Wesley Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 3401 20 William Pittman (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
ROMAINE, Benjamin Bonavista, Bonavista District 4829 32 Mrs. George Romaine (p) Miner 1918 Salvation Army No No
QUINLIN, Arthur Birchy Bay, Twillingate District 5975 19 Samuel Quinlin (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No Discrepancy in name: Quinlan, Quinlon, Quinton, Quintan
EASTMAN, Willis Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3155 18 Joseph Eastman (p) Mill man 1916 Salvation Army No No
RIDEOUT, Willis Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5828 18 Albert Rideout (p) Mechanic 1918 Salvation Army No No
PAUL, Robert Burin Bay, Burin District 4087 18 Albert Paul (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
STUCKLESS, Adolphus Comfort Cove, Twillingate District 3839 21 Emma Watkins (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
STEAD, Benjamin Port Blandford, Bonavista District 3337 18 John Stead (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No No Also contains the will of Kenneth Langdon, service #3387.
SWEETAPPLE, Gideon Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 3589 19 John Sweetapple (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
HUTCHCROFT, William Point Leamington, Twillingate District 8507 25 Arthur Hutchcroft (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
CRITCH, William St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4926 21 William Critch (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BUTLER, George 79 Pennywell Road, St. John's 457 21 Evelina Butler (s) Tailor 1914 Salvation Army No No
AUSTIN, Chesley Snooks Arm, Twillingate District 5656 20 James Austin (p) Miner 1918 Salvation Army No No
CLARKE, John Campbellton, Twillingate District 3392 20 John L. Clarke (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Tuesday, August 14, 1917
STEAD, Ernest Port Blandford, Bonavista District 2338 23 John Stead (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No No
SWEETAPPLE, Stephen Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 3588 20 John Sweetapple (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
HODDER, Stewart Horwood, Fogo District 2976 30 Susie Hodder (p) Salvation Army officer 1916 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
SNOW, Eliken Salt Pond, Twillingate District 5397 19 Stephen Snow (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
STEED, Solomon Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 2941 - 8157 18 Albert Steed (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No No overseas service, released from Newfoundland Regiment 1916; Enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917; complete file is under # 2941.
PARDY, John Little Burnt Bay, Twillingate District 8473 19 Mary Pardy (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
PARDY, Manuel Little Burnt Bay, Twillingate District 5817 23 Mary Loder (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
STUCKLESS, George Point Leamington, Twillingate District 5000 21 Obed Stuckless (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
STEAD, Jabez Musgravetown, Bonavista District 2487 19 Benjamin Stead (p) Mill man 1916 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BAKER, Benjamin Clarenville, Trinity District 8229 18 Caleb Baker (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
STRIDE, Bransome Bridgeport, Twillingate District 4252 19 James Stride (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, February 14, 1920 Photograph of grave-site included.
STEEL, Nathan Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 8088 20 Willis Steel (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
TIZZARD, Frederick J. Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 5521 20 George Tizzard (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
JAMES, Roland Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 5518 20 John James (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No includes 4p. relating to Robert Claude Jeans, Naval Reserve # 5551.
CALLAHAN, Albert Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 4178 22 Matthew Callahan (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
BUTLER, George Wellington, Bonavista District 3494 22 Fanny Elizabeth Butler (s) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, October 5, 1918
WILKINS, Alexander Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5181 21 Isaac Wilkins (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
POLLARD, Arthur Roland Botwood, Twillingate District 3419 18 James Pollard (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
STUCKLESS, John Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 4671 22 Thomas Stuckless (p) Blacksmith 1918 Salvation Army No No
MUDFORD, Bennett Cottles Island, Twillingate District 2521 24 Mark Mudford (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Variation in name: Mutford
BURSEY, Arch Gambo, Bonavista District 2290 22 John Bursey (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No No Also contains 1918 attestation for Forestry Companies.
TAYLOR, William R. Burin Bay, Burin District 4103 18 18 Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No