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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 Fatality PoW Date of Deathsort descending Commendations Notes
HUNT, Cater Fair Island, Bonavista District 3356 18 Alfred Hunt (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOYLES, George Lewisporte, Twillingate District 8169 27 Eveline Moyles (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
ANDERSON, Frank 83 Gower Street, St. John's 4576 18 James Anderson (p) Expressman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ELLIOTT, Erastus Locks Cove, Hare Bay, Fortune District 3940 18 Benjamin Elliott (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BISHOP, William 18 Waldegrave Street, St. John's 1831 19 Richard Bishop (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CASSELL, Darius Hooping Harbour, St. Barbe District 4069 19 Thomas Cassell (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
HARNETT, Lewis Campbellton, Twillingate District 6015 20 Mary Jane Kearley (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
NOSEWORTHY, Edward 1174 No No File missing; ledger entry 10/4/15 states undesirable.
THORNHILL, Eli Little Bay East, Fortune District 5161 19 George Thornhill (p) Fisherman 1918 Congregationalist No No
ROWE, Chesley Hearts Content, Trinity District 989 19 William Rowe (p) Carpenter 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLLINS, Joseph New Gower Street, St. John's 3210 Mrs. William Harvey (o) 1916 No No Attestation papers not included.
BEST, Frederick Bonavista, Bonavista District 3864 20 John Best (p) Steward 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STANFORD, Reginald Fred Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-255 - 1308 19 Ida Stanford (p) 1915 No No PDF Partial attestation papers included.
SHEA, William Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 5784 22 Ambrose Shea (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FITZGERALD, James St. Phillips, St. John's West District 5031 21 John Fitzgerald (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PAYNE, Thomas Victor 37 Monkstown Road, St. John's 1962 18 Janet Payne (o) Office clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MASON, Hugh Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2133 32 Mrs. Mason (s) Musician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
MOORS, Edward C. Twillingate, Twillingate District 3688 20 Jacob Moors (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Moores
REARDON, Stanley Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 8505 22 Robert Reardon (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DRAKES, Onslow Lally Cove, Fortune District 6033 20 Thomas Drake (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name - Recruit's signature is Drakes; attestation paper completed as Drake; according to the 1921 Newfoundland census Drakes is a primary surname at Lally Cove.
BOGAN, John Joseph St. John's 1050 25 Minnie Bogan (p) Broker 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CARTER, Job Brookfield, Bonavista District 4339 21 Peter Carter (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No File includes 15 pages of correspondence related to # 4329 Plemon Hustins.
BRENSON, Sylvester North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 745 22 Hedley Brenson (o) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
SPENCER, Roy Fortune, Burin District 859 18 C.B. Spencer (p) Store clerk 1914 Methodist No No
JAMES, Cecil Stanley Leslie Street, St. John's 0-12 - 102 23 Mrs. John Savage (p) Draper 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REID, Levi Ireland Bight, Hare Bay, St. Barbe District 1873 32 George Reid(p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SEALEY, Samuel Carters Cove, Twillingate District 3652 20 John Farr (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
NEWTON, James Bell Island, St. John's East District 3585 28 Ellen Newton (p) Mining 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, Theodore Kings Cove, Bonavista District 8252 25 George Brown (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NORMORE, Elijah Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 3638 33 Darius Normore (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
THORNE, Aubrey New Harbour, Trinity District 4806 18 William Thorne (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROSE, Timothy Turks Gut, Port de Grave District 5825 19 Margaret Rose (s) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PECKFORD, Osmull Charles Brook, Twillingate District 8243 19 Edwin Peckford (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Oswell.
UPSHALL, Charles C. Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5938 19 Nelson Upshall (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GAUDET, Angus Stephenville, St. George District 5699 19 John Gaudet (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STONE, Frederick William Wellmans Cove, Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 2495 18 John Thomas Stone (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist No No
MARSHALL, Albert St. John's n/a 18 Student 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)
BATTEN, Harold Bareneed Cove, Port de Grave District 3402 18 William Batten (p) Student 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHALEN, Charles Western Bay, Bay de Verde District 4266 18 John Whalen (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
RAYNES, Henry Richard St. John's 801 23 Robert Raynes (p) Barber 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF Name listed as both Harry and Henry.
DEVEREAUX, Thomas Avondale, Harbour Main District 3632 18 Michael Devereaux (p) Operator 1917 Roman Catholic No No Previously transcribed as Devereux.
LYONS, James Vincent Avondale, Harbour Main District 1226 19 Margaret Lyons (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MCGRATH, George Branch, Placentia-St. Marys District 3619 21 Patrick McGrath (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PENNEY, William Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 4923 26 Rebecca Penney (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Penny
HUTCHINGS, John Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District 8108 18 Jonathan Hutchings (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROSE, Hickman Dawsons Cove, Fortune District 5689 19 Robert Rose (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MAYO, John Hubert Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5569 19 Samuel Mayo (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TAYLOR, Herbert 69 McFarlane Street, St. John's 7 19 Anthony Taylor (p) Printer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BALL, Andrew F. Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 8230 29 May Ball (s) Lumberman 1917 No No PDF Attestation papers not included.
KENNEDY, Michael J. Mobile, Ferryland District 5745 20 James Kennedy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No