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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 Fatalitysort descending PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
MARTIN, William Burin, Burin District 0-262 - 2289 21 George Martin (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PRIMMER, George Barr'd Island, Fogo District 5917 23 Isaac Primmer (p) Bookkeeper 1918 Methodist No No
WHITE, Ernest Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4017 19 Thomas White (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
CONWAY, Philip James St. John's 1128 20 Kate Conway (p) Labourer 1915 No No
FARRINGTON, William York, England, United Kingdom - Government House, Military Road, St. John's 694 22 Arthur Farrington (p) Footman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CREWE, Gordon Elliston, Trinity District 3451 23 Mary Gough (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents
BROWN, Alfred Leo 65 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 1987 18 Alfred Brown (p) Printer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAIRD, John Cuddihy Street, St. John's 5029 20 Michael Baird (p) Chauffeur 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WINSOR, Claude Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 4112 18 Mrs. Winsor (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
DIAMOND, Joseph Flowers Cove, St. Barbe District 4288 18 George Diamond (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
STEWART, Henry Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, United Kingdom 618 27 Alice Stewart (s) Tinsmith 1914 No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.
SCEVIOUR, Daniel Exploits, Twillingate District 4867 29 Phoebe Sceviour (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
ONEILL, Roadey [Roderick] 119 Freshwater Road, St. John's 4749 21 Edward O'Neill (o) Carman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: given as Roadey or Roady on all documents except on War service Gratuity form which is Roderick. Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1404X
MILLS, Robert Whitfield Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 997 23 Sara Jane Mills (p) Seaman 1915 Methodist No No
WELLS, David Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5653 18 Simon Wells (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
PATEY, Henry Point Leamington, Twillingate District 8099 26 Mrs. Leonard Thompson (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAYWARD, Lancelot C. St. John's 0-286 - 3770 18 George J. Hayward Bank clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JANES, Job Pools Island, Bonavista District 2021 22 Emma Janes (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
NEWBURY, William St. John's 1896 19 Frederick Newbury Draper 1915 Methodist No No Attested for Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918.
WALSH, William Thomas St. John's 1104 19 John Walsh (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CHAPPLE, Cecil Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 5516 19 Reuben Chapple (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
DELANEY, William Cupids, Port de Grave District 5605 21 James Delaney (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
REID, Dugald Stewart 50 Charlton Street, St. John's 1214 21 Sarah Elizabeth Reid (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHORT, Walter Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5239 19 Emily Short (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
JONES, Edward Trinity East, Trinity District 4513 18 John Jones (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNEY, Jacob Champneys, Trinty District 2188 19 Mrs. William Barnes (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANTHONY, John Robert Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 2207 26 Sadie Anthony (s) and Caleb Anthony (p) Miner 1916 No No Discrepancy in wife's name, listed as Daisy on attestation papers
WHITE, Willis Valleyfield, Bonavista District 5170 25 Darius White (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREENE, Gregory Lyon Bell Island, St. John's East District 2843 19 Mrs. Thomas Greene (p) Machinist 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF
GIDGE, George Fridays Bay, Twillingate District 6300 25 Thomas Gidge (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CHAFE, Ernest Frederick 147 Lemarchant Road, St. John's 2906 24 Frederick George Chafe (p) Plumber 1916 No No
PAVER, George St. John's 534 38 Edith Paver (s) Butler 1914 No No
KENNEDY, Georges Francis Joseph 26 Plank Road, St. John's 2966 18 Hugh Kennedy (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
OLIVER, John Grand Lake, St. George District 2023 18 Mary Jane Oliver (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BLACKMORE, Harold Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 4256 23 Theresa Blackmore (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
THISTLE, William 12 James Street, St. John's 1207 26 Mrs. William Thistle (p) 1915 No No Death notice only in file
MERCER, William Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2490 21 Hy. Mercer (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WARREN, William Valence 231 Southside Road, St. John's 0-204 - 680 25 Cyrus Warren (p) 1914 No No Includes only partial attestation papers
FOWLOW, Hazel Trinity East, Trinity District 3731 18 Richard Fowlow (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOW, William Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 8481 45 Ellen Snow (s) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DALTON, William Patrick St. John's 842 18 Mrs. William Dalton (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
LUNDRIGAN, William James Blaketown, Trinity District 4696 18 Archibald Lundrigan (p) Mechanic 1918 Salvation Army No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
NEWHOOK, Harry Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 4904 19 Jonas Newhook (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
THOMPSON, John St. John's 139 21 William Thompson (p) Labourer 1914 Methodist No No
PATRICK, Neil Water Street, St. John's 51 20 William Patrick (p) Butcher 1914 Presbyterian No No
GOUGH, Joseph Elliston, Trinity District 8123 18 William Gough (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HISCOCK, George Craniford 7 Southside Road, St. John's 342 22 Elizabeth Hiscock (p) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOUGH, Frank George 14 Clifford Street, St. John's 132 19 Frank R. Gough (p) Labourer 1914 No No
SQUIRES, Arthur Perry Salvage Bay, Bonavista District 5537 20 George W. Squires (p) Fisherman 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