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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
RICE, Lesley Point Leamington, Twillingate District 3180 23 John Rice (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No
SIMMS, Wallace Rencontre, Fortune District 3504 18 Richard Simms (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FORAN, Sebastian Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-55 - 708 21 Patrick J. Foran (p) Paper maker 1914 No No
BRINSON, Jesse Carmanville, Fogo District 6278 21 Samuel Brinson (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ANTLE, Abram Bursey Botwood, Twillingate District 1732 23 Thomas Antle (p) Electrician 1915 Methodist No No
HUDDY, James Epworth, Burin District 3876 18 William Huddy (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
TILLEY, Frank Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 8299 18 Henry Tilley (p) 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
BENNETT, Raymond E. Monkstown Road, St. John's 3818 18 Hon. J.R. Benett (p) Accountant 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STACEY, Lambert Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 6133 19 Albert Stacey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SUMMERS, Augustus Leo 116 Military Road, St. John's 0-44 - 93 23 Elizabeth Summers (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
FITZGERALD, Anthony Bonavista, Bonavista District 5843 22 Philip Fitzgerald (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BUCKLEY, Sydney Botwood, Twillingate District 1625 22 John Buckley (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
HART, William Change Islands, Fogo District 5888 22 George Hart (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Arthur Joseph Little Bona, Placentia-St. Marys District 1154 21 Joseph White (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
KNIGHT, James St. Pierre Birmingham, England, United Kingdom 0-239 Mrs. James S.P. Knight 1915 No Information No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC).
DOYLE, George H. Buffalo, New York, USA 3071 38 Margaret Briggs (o) Painter and steam fitter 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service.
HEMION, John Botwood, Twillingate District 4331 18 Phoebe Hemion (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
LAWRENCE, George Riverhead, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1280 26 Susie Procton (o) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, Albert Winterton, Trinity District 5242 21 John Brown (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, Malcolm Victoria Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2656 18 Thomas Martin (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ABBOTT, Joseph Battery Road, St. John's 2241 19 Emily Abbott (p) Baker 1916 Methodist No No
TIZZARD, John Lower Battery Road, St. John's 3007 19 Simeon Tizzard (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
WILLMAN, Wilson H. McCallum, Fortune District 6049 19 Augustus Willman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STEVENSON, Joseph St. John's 1802 25 Sarah Stevenson (s) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CARTER, Harry J. Gambo, Bonavista District 2193 21 Mrs. Robert Brown (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No No
PARSONS, James A. Codroy, St. George District 3784 23 William Parsons (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARDING, Ernest William Little Bay West, Fortune District 2949 20 David Harding (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BRAY, Leander Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4786 18 Mrs. Martha Bray (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARKE, John Carbonear, Carbonear District 6090 22 Richard Clarke (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
RYAN, Dominic Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 6212 24 John Ryan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PARDY, George 31 Campbell Street, St. John's 8237 24 Susan Cheator (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
GREENLAND, Hubert Bareneed, Port de Grave District 2624 19 John Greenland (p) Teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
IVANY, Alexander 59 Freshwater Road, St. John's N/A 18 Drummer 1919 No No Attestation papers not included. No service number. Listed as drummer (special).
STONE, Daniel Wellmans Cove, Twillingate District 6296 25 John Stone (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CHAFFEY, Chesley Granville Crabbes, St. George District 2789 18 Joseph Chaffey (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POWER, John Little Bay South 4269 18 William Power (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No See # 4267 for misfiled document
GOSSE, Samuel Torbay, St. John's East District 1907 23 Peter Gosse (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WEBBER, Arthur Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 236 24 George C. Webber (p) Seaman 1914 Methodist No No PDF
LINDSTROM, Frederick Outer Cove, St. John's East District 5791 20 Henry Lindstrom (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: signature is Lindstrom; clerk completed forms as Lidstone; Frederic Lindstrom, with father Henry, are recorded in 1935 census
DAY, William 52 Alexander Street, St. John's 4407 19 Annie Day (o) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
GLADNEY, James Joseph St. John's 771 18 Annie Clarke (p) Fireman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, William Bell Island, St. John's East District 5769 24 Thomas Parsons (p) Machinist 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WATSON, Charles White Hills, Banff, Scotland, United Kingdom 0-45 - 774 26 George Watson (p) 1914 No No Includes only partial attestation papers
HOWELL, Edmund Catalina, Trinity District 8033 30 Mary Howell (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
PURCHASE, Arthur Fogo, Fogo District 540 20 Jonas Purchase (o) Driver 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SPARKES, Rupert Harvey Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2685 23 Elizabeth Sparkes (o) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUIRES, James 11 Stephen Street, St. John's 1179 23 Richard Squires (p) Cabman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MYERS, Albert St. John's 1367 24 John Charles Myers (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
KEEPING, John Lally Cove, Fortune District 5199 20 Edward Keeping (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HILLIARD, Joseph Summerville, Bay of Islands, St. George District 3859 19 Mary Jane Penny (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No