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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 Kinsort descending Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
CREWE, William Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 5281 24 Benaiah Crewe (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WEYMOUTH, Berkley Molliers, Burin District 4081 20 Benjamin and Hester Weymouth (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BISHOP, George L. Port de Grave, Port de Grave District 4669 19 Benjamin Bishop (p) Carpenter 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRAZIL, Harold Roderick Garnish, Fortune District 4270 23 Benjamin Brazil (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BUFFETT, Henry Milltown, Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District 2798 20 Benjamin Buffett (p) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously shown as from Millertown, Twillingate District
BUGDEN, Heber Petley, Trinity District 4792 18 Benjamin Bugden (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLLINS, John S. Burin Bay, Burin District 4897 21 Benjamin Collins (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DUCEY, Patrick Marystown, Burin District 6073 24 Benjamin Ducey (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ELLIOTT, Erastus Locks Cove, Hare Bay, Fortune District 3940 18 Benjamin Elliott (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FELTHAM, Moses Deer Island, Bonavista District 5568 19 Benjamin Feltham (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
FENNEMORE, William St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4581 21 Benjamin Fennemore (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
FRENCH, John Joseph 2 Patrick Street, St. John's 63 25 Benjamin French (p) Boiler maker 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GEANGE, Lewis Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 5394 20 Benjamin Geange (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HAMEN, Richard Joseph Marystown, Burin District 3037 19 Benjamin Hamen (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 25, 1921
HANHAM, John Robert Burin, Burin District 1774 22 Benjamin Hanham (p) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
IVANY, John McNeil Street, St. John's 5788 21 Benjamin Ivany (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
IVANY, Herbert Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 3976 19 Benjamin Ivany (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
THORNHILL, Charles C. Point Crewe, Lamaline, Burin District 4958 18 Benjamin J. Thornhill (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LUDLOW, John Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District 3871 18 Benjamin Ludlow (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOORES, George Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 4106 22 Benjamin Moores (p) School teacher 1917 Methodist No No
MORGAN, Robert Stanley South River, Port de Grave District 719 20 Benjamin Morgan (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, October 10, 1917 Discrepancy in occupation
MULLINS, Edwin Rencontre, Fortune District 6051 22 Benjamin Mullins (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PERRY, Thomas Avery Catalina, Trinity District 423 21 Benjamin Perry (p) Fisherman 1914 No No
PERRY, Isaac Catalina, Trinity District 3621 18 Benjamin Perry (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
PITTMAN, Abel Smith Sound, Trinity District 3706 18 Benjamin Pittman (p) Brick maker 1917 Methodist Yes No Sunday, April 14, 1918
SNOOK, William Edward Fortune, Burin District 640 21 Benjamin Snook (p) Storekeeper 1914 Methodist No No I
SQUIRES, William Charles Blackhead Road, St. John's 2804 28 Benjamin Squires (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUIRES, John Blackhead Road, Southside, St. John's 2343 18 Benjamin Squires (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No
STEAD, Jabez Musgravetown, Bonavista District 2487 19 Benjamin Stead (p) Mill man 1916 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
STOKES, Belah Safe Harbour, Bonavista District 4707 29 Benjamin Stokes (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TAYLOR, Albert William Change Island, Fogo District 5954 21 Benjamin Taylor (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TULK, Ralph Wellon St. George, St. George District 234 20 Benjamin Tulk (p) Fox rancher 1914 Methodist No No
TULK, Stanley Gordon St. George, St. George District 268 18 Benjamin Tulk (p) Farmer 1914 Methodist No No
WHITE, Charles New Perlican, Trinity District 5506 21 Benjamin White (p) Longshoreman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HYNES, Alphonsus Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 1941 18 Benson Hynes (p) Lumberman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BOLAND, William Riverhead, St. Mary's, Placentia-St. Mary's District 6160 18 Bernard Boland (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CHATER, William Botwood, Twillingate District 2379 18 Bernard Chater (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917 Variant spelling of name - Chayter, Chaytor, Chater, Cheator
CHAYTOR, Robert Botwood, Twillingate District 8249 19 Bernard Chaytor (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
DOBBIN, Dennis Gaskiers, Placentia-St. Marys District 5731 19 Bernard Dobbin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DOWNEY, James Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District 5909 18 Bernard Downey (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GRANT, George Marystown, Burin District 6039 21 Bernard Grant (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FRENCH, Frederick Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 4503 18 Bertha French (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HULL, Ephram Springdale, Twillingate District 8191 27 Bertha Hull (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Ephraim Hall.
JAMES/JANES, Frederick St. John's 1275 22 Bertha James (m) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Entered as Janes in CWGC, N.
TESSIER, Ralph McNeilly Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 3049 20 Bertha M. Tessier (p) Bank clerk 1916 Presbyterian No No
MARKS, James Fox Island, Burgeo- LaPoile District 6298 19 Bertha Marks (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCGILLVARY, Thomas 124 Barnes Road, St. John's n/a Bertha McGillvary (s) 1915 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as musketry instructor (special).
PORTER, James Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District 5813 24 Bertha Porter (s) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BARRETT, Ernest Bishops Cove, Harbour Grace District 4725 18 Bertram Barrett (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16
ELLIOTT, Alfred Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 4040 32 Bertram Elliott (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No