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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 PoWsort descending Date of Death Commendations Notes
BUTLER, Thomas Charles Middle Bight, Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 2990 28 William Butler (o) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, March 2, 1917
PINSENT, Stephen E. Ladle Cove, Fogo District 4351 29 Tobias Pinsent (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
OKEEFE, Thomas Joseph Ferryland, Ferryland District 923 21 Esther Clow (p) Sailor 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, January 28, 1917 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 71.
INGRAM, George W.B. Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5655 25 Mrs. Anthony N. Burton (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LANE, William Summerville, Bonavista District 4743 20 Richard Lane (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MERCER, Nathan Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 2180 23 Elijah Mercer (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 21, 1917
ANTLE, Stephen 33 Water Street West, St. John's 6236 20 Sarah Antle (p) Boiler maker 1918 Methodist No No
BURTON, Azarella La Scie, St. Barbe District 5611 22 Moses Burton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LERICHE, John Lakes Brook, Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2468 18 Frank LeRiche (p) Teamster 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOUSE, John British Harbour, Trinity District 4733 19 Ronald House (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHEPPARD, Harold 63 Duckworth Street, St. John's 8224 19 Laura Sheppard (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CAREW, Aiden Bauline, St. John's East District 5764 22 Mary Colbourne (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
VOISEY, Richard Herbert 3 York Street, St. John's 152 21 Thomas R. Voisey (p) Hardware clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DUCEY, Patrick Marystown, Burin District 6073 24 Benjamin Ducey (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STRIDE, Albert Botwood, Twillingate District 1638 18 John Stride (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No
CONNORS, Michael Norris Arm, Twillingate District 8467 26 Peter Connors (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GILLINGHAM, Luke Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District 1464 - 8089 20 Thomas Gillingham (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment 1915; re-enlisted with Forestry Companies in 1917.
ROWSELL, Reginald Bonavista, Bonavista District 0-151 John Rowsell (p) 1915 Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 PDF Attestation papers not included
MOSS, Robert Salvage, Bonavista District 8447 33 Frederick Moss (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MAY, Clarence Lally Cove, Fortune District 6140 21 William May (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ELDRIDGE, Richard Newtown, Bonavista District 1279 25 Mrs. William Lock Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BISHOP, Malcolm J. Greenspond, Bonavista District 3901 26 Derm Bishop (p) Draper 1917 Methodist No No
BEASAU, Matthew Three Rock Cove, Port au Port, St. George District 4938 18 Edward Beasau (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancies in spelling of name: Beasau, Besaw, Beason
WAGG, Albert F. Stepaside, Burin District 3270 18 Alma Wagg (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
PATEY, William Wallis St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District 1857 32 Joseph Patey (p) Fisherman 1915 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
ABBOTT, Stanley Battery Road, St. John's 283 20 Henry Abbott (p) Upholsterer 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
LEHR, Harry J. 203 Water Street, St. John's 5734 24 Dr. A.B. Lehr (p) Dentist 1918 Presbyterian No No
PIKE, Lorenzo George Belleoram, Fortune District 3528 18 Kathleen Fudge (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARKE, Victor 175 Southside Road, St. John's 3570 18 Jessie (Benjamin) Clarke (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOLWELL, Harold 17 Pilot's Hill, St. John's 1228 20 Augustus Holwell (p) Teamster 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLLINS, Isaac Seldom Come By, Fogo District 5478 22 Frank Collins (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BENSON, William J. Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District 4132 18 Irene Benson (o) Lumberman 1917 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 29, 1918
STAMP, James Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 4124 18 James Stamp (p) Cab driver 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MCKISSOCK, Andrew Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom 2136 35 James McKissock (p) Musician 1916 Presbyterian No No Attested for short service
KELLIGREW, Henry J. Flat Island, Bonavista District 5115 19 Fred Kelligrew (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUGDEN, N. N/A 1917 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).
MARTIN, William Ronald 159 Gower Street, St. John's 75 19 William Martin (p) Accountant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.
RODGERS, Garland B. Twillingate, Twillingate District 2472 21 James Rodgers (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Frank Greenspond, Bonavista District 3925 23 Sarah Ann White (p) School teacher 1917 Methodist No No
JEANS, John Allan Catalina, Trinity District 424 28 William T. Jeans (p) Brakesman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MCDONALD, John Grand River, St. George District 5697 21 Joseph McDonald (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BARNES, Lewis Harbour Mille, Fortune District 6308 21 Charles Barnes (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SIMMS, Herbert St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 5606 18 Charles Simms (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
HUTCHINGS, William Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 3830 21 William Hutchings (p) Bank clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FOLEY, Patrick W. Whitbourne, Trinity District 1890 20 Edward Foley (p) Machinist 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PHALEN, Edmund Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 6336 23 George Phalen (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TOOPE, Ernest Irelands Eye, Trinity District 2719 26 Mr. John Toope (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
WINSOR, Hedley G. Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5066 21 Joseph Winsor (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DIBBEN, Hubert Bulls Cove, Burin District 2935 19 Mary Ann Dibben (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
PARSONS, Andrew Long Island, Twillingate District 3377 21 Job Parsons (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No