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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 Occupationsort ascending Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
MADDIGAN, Michael 1 Dammerills Lane, St. John's 47 19 Michael Maddigan (p) Seaman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
YETMAN, James Battery Road, St. John's 2634 22 Andrew Yetman (p) Seaman 1916 Yes No Monday, May 24, 1920
CLARKE, John Carbonear, Carbonear District 6090 22 Richard Clarke (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
HANHAM, John Robert Burin, Burin District 1774 22 Benjamin Hanham (p) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HYNES, Philip Catalina, Trinity District 3728 29 Charles Hynes (p) Seaman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name; attestation papers completed as Hynes; Family name and grave stone states Haynes; documents completed as both Hynes and Haynes
YETMAN, Michael A. Upper Battery Road, St. John's 3359 37 Amelia Yetman (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
AYRE, Edward Alphonses Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1009 19 Selina Ayre (p) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GEORGE, Pleamon Whiteway, Trinity District 1969 26 Ananias George (p) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JOHNSON, Harry 11 Larkin Square, St. John's 4882 21 George Johnson (p) Seaman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JOY, Jeremiah St. John's 2776 24 John Joy (p) Seaman 1916 N/A No No
BROWN, James Manuel Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4638 30 William Brown (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOWMAN, Charles St. John's - Riga, Russia 938 22 Lizzie Burry (o) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Although he spelled his name Bowman it was correctly spelled Beaumont, Charles was a name taken upon arrival in Newfoundland.
CURTIS, Frederick Kings Cove, Bonavista District 2774 23 Thomas Curtis (p) Seaman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURSEY, Stewart Charleston, Bonavista District 2328 29 Sarah (Fry) Bursey (s) Seaman 1916 Methodist No No
CAREW, Vincent Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 3140 23 Bessie Carew (s) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, July 10, 1917
COX, John Harbour Breton, Fortune District 809 22 Mrs. Edward Cox (p) Seaman 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
DODD, William St. John's 1027 22 Matthew Dodd (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
QUIRK, William Frederick Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 1410 23 Matilda Quirk (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HICKEY, Richard A. 38 Flower Hill, St. John's 3225 18 Michael Hickey (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
FITZGERALD, Sylvester St. John's 1555 24 Elizabeth Fitzgerald (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SNOOK, Thomas Grand Bank, Burin District 6042 20 James Snook (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURKE, Martin 27 Angel Place, St. John's 2838 34 Mrs. John Burke (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
TAPP, James D. Cape Ray, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4962 24 William Tapp (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BONIA, Edward Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 4526 21 Frances Bonia (o) Seaman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HARRIS, James St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District 6126 24 John Harris (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEPDITCH, Otto Cecil Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1577 19 Christopher Hepditch (p) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FARRELL, Thomas Fogo, Fogo District 6035 23 Pierce Farrell (p) Seaman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BRACE, Hayward Greens Harbour, Trinity District 4617 27 James Brace (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
WEBBER, Arthur Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 236 24 George C. Webber (p) Seaman 1914 Methodist No No PDF
WEBBER, Arthur Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 45678 24 George C. Webber (p) Seaman 1914 Methodist No No
TOBIN, Thomas 118 Water Street. St. John's 3245 24 Norah Tobin (o) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
YOUNG, Allan Stephen Twillingate, South Side, Twillingate District 1286 21 Anna Young (o) Seaman 1915 Methodist No No
MILLS, Robert Whitfield Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 997 23 Sara Jane Mills (p) Seaman 1915 Methodist No No
HOWELL, Isaac Greenspond, Bonavista District 4699 24 Mrs. Job B. Howell (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
PIERCEY, Charlie Fortune, Burin District 855 19 Samuel George Piercey Seaman 1914 Methodist No No
WALSH, James Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 1562 26 Mary Walsh (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
LITTLE, Ronald Bonavista, Bonavista District 5831 - 6235 23 George Little (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No He is enlisted again at the age of 24
MOREY, Lemuel Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District 1967 20 John Morey (p) Seaman 1915 Methodist No No
STOCKLEY, Kenneth Wesleyville, Bonavista District 4661 26 Henry Stockley (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
HOUNSELL, Thomas Pinchards Island, Bonavista District 4471 21 George Hounsell (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARBIN, Wilfred T. Twillingate, Twillingate District 953 19 Henry Harbin (p) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Partially re-filmed at the beginning of reel 73
GREENE, James Joseph Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District 2215 20 John Greene (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CAREW, Thomas Joseph 33 Patrick Street, St. John's 2206 18 Mrs. David Carew (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
FOX, William Grand Bank, Burin District 5797 19 William Fox (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
SIMPSON, Ronald 31 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 3373 18 Mrs. Charles Boone (p) Seaman 1917 Methodist Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
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
KING, Ephraim Catalina, Trinity District 1572 21 Naomi King (p) Seaman 1915 Methodist Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
SEYMOUR, Thomas Gooseberry Island, Bonavista District 1392 26 Lucy Parsons (p) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BENSON, Levi Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 4569 21 George Benson (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
BURRY, Oliver Greenspond, Bonavista District 4748 18 Zacharias Burry (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No