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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 ascending PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
MERCER, William Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2615 20 Leander Mercer (p) Shoe factory worker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Identified as William Mercer on attestation papers and CWGC; identified as John William Mercer on memorial scroll.
RYAN, Bernard 195 New Gower Street, St. John's 123 19 Charles Ryan (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic - Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Discrepancy in religion
BASTOW, Albert Chesley Pennywell Road, St. John's 2750 20 Francis Bastow (p) Farmer 1916 Presbyterian Yes Yes Sunday, November 11, 1917 POW Date: 1917 See Regt. # 21 for misfiled document
BURTON, John A. Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3939 21 Annie Burton (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, September 30, 1918
BENDELL, James Alexander 235 Water Street, St. John's 207 19 Sophia Bendell (p) Sailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
SPENCER, Maxwell Twillingate, Twillingate District 3640 19 Mary (George) Spencer (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
OBRIEN, William Vincent Avondale, Harbour Main District 1068 20 Mary O'Brien (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SQUIRES, John Round Harbour, Twillingate District 2456 25 Mrs. James Squires (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
HUTCHINGS, Richard Whitbourne, Trinity District 3366 18 Ambrose Hutchings (o) 1916 Yes No Saturday, March 30, 1918 File missing, Information from Service ledger.
DOHANEY, William Patrick 21 Prospect Street, St. John's 496 23 Mr. Dohaney (p) Plumber 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
CRANFORD, Llewelyn New Harbour, Trinity District 1663 22 John Cranford Sr. (of Thomas) (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
FRAMPTON, John Burin Bay, Burin District 4102 18 Thomas Frampton (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Saturday, November 23, 1918
CURLEY, John Thomas Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1435 30 Elizabeth Curley (s) Iron moulder 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
FIFIELD, Frederick Bonavista, Bonavista District 3473 18 Charles Fifield (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, March 27, 1918
NEWMAN, James Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District 2901 21 John Newman (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, January 27, 1918
PARSONS, Charles Albert Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 1471 24 Matilda Parsons (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
LAMBERT, John Southport, Random, Trinity District 1744 20 Samuel Lambert Sr. (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, April 6, 1916
CALLAHAN, Rodger John 90 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 344 24 Rodger Callahan (p) Accountant 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MOORE, James E. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2189 18 William Moore (p) Papermaker 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, February 8, 1917
STRONG, Charles St. Clair Mundy Pond Road, St. John's - Southside Road, St. John's 0-9 - 30 25 William G. Strong (p) Accountant 1914 Yes No Monday, April 15, 1918 I
FREEBAIRN, Buchanan W. Ferryland, Ferryland District 724 21 Dr. R. Jardine Freebairn (p) Clerk 1914 Yes No Saturday, October 23, 1915
NICHOLLS, Levi Mason Stanley Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 3283 19 Archibald Nicholls (p) Sailor 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
HUDSON, Lewis Gilbert Adams Cove, Bay de Verde District 2214 18 Levi Hudson (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes Yes Tuesday, April 2, 1918 POW Date: 1917 See also service #1766 for additional information.
REID, William Joseph St. John's 1486 19 Elizabeth Reid (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BUTT, Samuel Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 2520 19 Thomas Butt (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Thursday, November 22, 1917
DORAN, John 41 Duckworth Street, St. John's 2660 18 Isabel Doran (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, September 23, 1917
HULL, Victor Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 5471 18 John Hull (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Thursday, June 8, 1916
BURKE, Frank Mary 126 Military Road, St. John's 0-120 - 1553 26 Alice Burke (p) Telegraph operator 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918 Partial attestation papers included. See also service #2285, William McHenry, for related documents.
EBSARY, Frederick Ernest St. John's 1138 19 Mrs. Newman Ebsary (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, September 23, 1915
HISCOCK, Samuel Carbonear, Carbonear District 1283 20 Esther Hiscock (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, November 4, 1915
RING, Thomas J. 33 Mullock Street, St. John's 2364 19 Martin Ring (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
SEYMOUR, Thomas Gooseberry Island, Bonavista District 1392 26 Lucy Parsons (p) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WHELAN, James Horse Cove Line, St. John's 3560 18 Priscilla (James) Whelan (p) Wood cutter 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918 Includes Whelen as a variant spelling
PENNY, William Edward English Harbour, Trinity District 1156 21 Annie Penney (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, April 18, 1917
GOODWIN, Stephen New Melbourne, Trinity District 3707 21 Reuben Goodwin (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
CANNING, Permanus Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 5455 19 William Canning (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Monday, June 24, 1918
HOWARD, James John 52 Colonial Street, St. John's 560 22 Patrick and Johanna Howard (p) Printer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
COLE, Samuel 30 Codner Street, St. John's 0-63 - 465 26 Mrs. Cole (p) 1914 Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 I
MARTIN, Richard B. Bulls Cove, Burin District 2936 18 Bessie Williams (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, April 4, 1917
KING, William Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2618 23 Mrs. James King (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, January 28, 1917
MORRIS, William Robinsons Head, St. George District 1581 20 Harry Morris (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, October 13, 1916
COISH, Harold Gordon Ladle Cove, Fogo District 1400 20 Maud Coish (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HYNES, Leonard Codroy, St. George District 5859 23 Margaret Hynes (p) Seaman 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, October 12, 1918 Variation in name: Hines; See # 1787 for related document
DELANEY, Thomas Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2225 19 Michael Delaney (p) Fireman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, November 20, 1916
WARFORD, Garland Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District 964 21 Mrs. William Warford (m) Miner 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ASPELL, John Joseph St. John's 1126 20 John Aspell (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, March 27, 1918
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
LESHANA, William Edward St. John's 799 22 Jeanette LeShana (s) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PARMITER, Norman Topsail, Harbour Main District 3929 18 Samuel Parmiter (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 15, 1918
OSMOND, Cecil Gambo, Bonavista District 2512 22 Ezekiel Osmond (p) Teamster 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, March 13, 1918