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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 Death Commendationssort ascending Notes
EARLES, Walter Trinity, Trinity District 2555 18 Mark Earles (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
KING, Andrew George New Bonaventure, Trinity District 3175 19 Richard King (p) School teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FIFIELD, Joseph Bonavista, Bonavista District 4823 31 Mrs. Thomas Fifield (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OLEARY, James Joseph 21 Scott Street, St. John's 391 32 Catherine O'Leary (p) Shoemaker 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HOLLETT, Alfred Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2445 20 Wilson Hollett (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STRATTON, Cecil Valleyfield, Bonavista District 2717 19 Mr. Abram Stratton (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
NORRIS, Edward Michael Joseph St. John's 1026 36 James J. Norris (p) Painter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DICKS, Cecil Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3905 18 Edward Dicks (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
QUINTON, Frederick Southern Bay, Bonavista District 3622 18 James Quinton (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARK, William Henry St. John's 1003 19 Joseph Clark (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HANHAM, James Ed Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2308 24 Jacob Hanham (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PRETTY, Edward Chapel Arm, Trinity District 8116 18 Edmund Pretty (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MEANEY, Brian Petries Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1901 18 Sarah Meaney (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PIERCEY, Birkley Hopeall, Trinity District 421 23 Isaac Piercey (o) Fisherman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
DREW, T.M. 0-223 - 857 1915 No No Transferred from Leicestershire Regiment. Attestation papers not included. Also contains documents relating to service #0-23, William Edward Barnes
HEARN, Matthew 10 Alexander Street, St. John's 2556 21 John J. Hearn (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2565X
BANNISTER, Whitfield Port Rexton, Trinity District 889 19 Alexander Bannister (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
SMITH, Edward Battle Harbour, Labrador 5710 23 Jane Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
JESSO, Leo Francis Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1812 19 Joseph Jesso (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
COLLINS, Joseph Flat Island, Placentia District 5919 22 George Collins (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MOREY, Lemuel Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District 1967 20 John Morey (p) Seaman 1915 Methodist No No
SHEEHAN, John Joseph 5 Howe Place, St. John's - 2 Hunts Lane, St. John's 35 23 Edward Sheehan (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, December 27, 1917 I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel; Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.
TILLEY, Clarence Elliston, Trinity District 3890 19 Robert Tilley (p) Student 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CRANFORD, Moses New Harbour, Trinity District 1579 23 Eliza (Cranford) Pitcher (p) Constable 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, Hezekiah Catalina, Trinity District 5739 23 Jesse Brown (p) School teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DESROCHES, Daniel Alexander 5 Livingstone Street, St. John's 518 19 Mrs. James Boggan (p) Printer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HAYDON, John Caplin Bay, Ferryland District 5390 20 John Haydon (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HODDINOTT, Walter J. Indian Islands, Fogo District 8091 18 Mary Ann Hoddinott (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
LEDREW, Philip Change Islands, Fogo District 5958 19 Samuel LeDrew (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
PEARCE, Horace 16 Moore St., St. John's 8013 34 Annie Pearce (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
NICHOLAS, Arthur Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District 5640 20 Caroline Nicholas (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNY, Michael 42 Powers Avenue, St. John's 0-50 - 3278 21 Thomas Penny (p) Draper 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: signature is Penny, documents are Penney
COOPER, John Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District 4142 19 William Cooper (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
ATWOOD, Kenneth Safe Harbour, Bonavista District 2340 22 Thomas Atwood (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
MARCH, Charles Llewellyn 89 Bond Street, St. John's 86 19 Sergt. A. March (p) Draper 1914 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917.
GILLINGHAM, Henry Greenspond, Bonavista District 3008 21 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers not included; information from service ledger.
GOOBIE, Andrew N. St. John's 1884 18 Barbara Goobie (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist No No
STARES, Harry Port Blandford, Bonavista District 8265 17 Allan Stares (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger. Stares was born 1903 and was underage at enlistment. Family notes he was sent home. Service ledger entry shows he served until 1919.
SELLARS, Richard Stephen Western Bay South, Bay de Verde District 1728 19 Mrs. Jeremiah (Sellars) Dalton (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 16, 1916 Listed as R. Alexander in CWGC.
LEARNING, Robert G. 396 Southside Road, St. John's 8454 34 Mary Learning (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
CRANE, Joseph Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 736 22 Mary Anne Smith (o) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also contains documents relating to service #2765, Archibald Crane
PAUL, Lawrence Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 3358 18 James Paul (o) Pulp mill worker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
DARBY, Cyril Roy Ships Cove, Burin District 3150 23 Stephen A. Darby (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
WEBB, Leonard Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District 2675 20 John Webb (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, October 20, 1918
WALSH, James Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District 2341 22 Walter Walsh (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, August 21, 1917
MILLER, Ananias Portugal Cove, St. John's East 3863 18 John Miller (p) Fireman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name: Annanias
DARBY, George Bishop Methodist College Home, Longs Hill, St. John's 3004 18 Jessie Darby (p) Student 1916 Methodist No No
WEBBER, Arthur Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 45678 24 George C. Webber (p) Seaman 1914 Methodist No No
WALSH, James J. Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 918 19 Bridget Walsh (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
COOMBS, Leinus Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 1472 25 Jane Coombs (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No