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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 Enlistmentsort ascending Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
NOSEWORTHY, William James St. John's 1570 26 Elizabeth Noseworthy (s) Stoker 1915 Methodist No No
BROWN, William W. Kings Cove, Bonavista District 2435 26 Samuel Brown (p) Steward 1916 Methodist No No
MOWATT, Edward Sim Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2129 26 Mrs. Mowatt (s) Musician 1916 No No Attested for short service
LAFITTE, Thomas Fox Island River, Port au Port, St. George District 4782 26 Alexander LaFitte (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCCARTHY, Charles Carbonear, Carbonear District 4969 26 Charles McCarthy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LUKINS, John 12 Bell Street, St. John's 547 26 May Lukins (s) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, June 28, 1916
FERGUSON, John Roy 67 Springdale Street, St. John's 0-205 - 882 26 Jeanette Herbert Ferguson (s) 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
COLE, Samuel 30 Codner Street, St. John's 0-63 - 465 26 Mrs. Cole (p) 1914 Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 I
BURNHAM, Ralph 17 Military Road, St. John's 0-85 - 758 26 Mrs. F. Burnham (p) Office clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No Was retired as medically unfit Dec. 1916; Enlisted Royal Flying Corps (training) 1918.
PENNEY, Charles Hickmans Harbour, Random, Trinity District 8050 26 James Penney (p) Millman 1917 Methodist No No
FORSEY, Charles Gambo, Bonavista District 3651 26 Florence Forsey (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PIKE, Willoughby Crabbes, St Georges District 3762 26 Mrs. John Pike (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RICE, John Joseph St. John's 1062 26 Bridget Rice (s) Expressman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MURRIN, James Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 4382 26 William Murrin (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SOMERTON, Frederick Charles Trinity, Trinity District 1342 26 Caroline Somerton (p) School teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, November 25, 1915
RUSSELL, Harold Tickle Cove, Bonavista District 4285 26 Samuel Russell (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PITMAN, Richard Lamaline, Burin District 400 26 Elizabeth Walters (o) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Previously transcribed as Pittman
LUMSDEN, Stanley Kinnear 70 Cochrane Street, St. John's 0-90 26 Andrew Lumsden (p) Bank clerk 1915 Presbyterian No No Attestation papers not included; originally served with Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
WHITE, Harold Bonavista, Bonavista District 5198 26 Rachel Little (p) Brakeman 1918 Methodist No No
LEGROW, Reuben Bauline, St. John's East District 1972 26 Ambrose LeGrow (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
TREBBLE, William 11 Knight Street, St. John's 18 26 James Trebble (p) Fireman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENNELL, Ebenezer Western Bay, Bay de Verde District 1548 26 Jessie Kennell (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist No No
MOORE, Lorenzo Change Islands, Fogo District 0-129 - 2233 26 Mrs. Arthur Ginn (p) Grocer 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
CROSS, William J. Greenspond, Bonavista District 8386 26 Martha E. Cross (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PERRY, Edwin St. John's Bay, Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 8194 26 Catherine Patey (o) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SEWARD, Horatius Clarenville, Trinity District 172 26 Adam Seward (p) Farmer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917 Variant spelling of name: Horatio
LAWRENCE, George Riverhead, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1280 26 Susie Procton (o) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, Michael Francis Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 399 26 Mrs. Patrick Walsh (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WATSON, Charles White Hills, Banff, Scotland, United Kingdom 0-45 - 774 26 George Watson (p) 1914 No No Includes only partial attestation papers
DORAN, Michael J. 41 Duckworth Street, St. John's 2583 26 Miss Mary Doran (o) Clerk 1916 No No
SMITH, Peter Galloway Dumsden, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom 1737 26 John Smith (p) Fur buyer 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
SHEPPARD, George Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3951 26 Eldred Sheppard (p) Pattern maker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
THROWBRIDGE, George Thomas Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys 6199 26 Samuel Throwbridge (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No Variant spellings of name - Throwbridge, Trowbridge, Strowbridge, Strawbridge; attested as Throwbridge.
SHERWIN, Samuel Allington (near Derby), England, United Kingdom 3206 26 Samuel Sherwin (p) Butler 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, August 18, 1917
WALSH, James Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 1562 26 Mary Walsh (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SHAVE, George R. Fogo, Fogo District 2039 26 William Shave (p) Picture framer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
PATEY, Henry Point Leamington, Twillingate District 8099 26 Mrs. Leonard Thompson (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
THISTLE, William 12 James Street, St. John's 1207 26 Mrs. William Thistle (p) 1915 No No Death notice only in file
HERRITT, Matthew Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5837 26 Matthew Herritt (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NURSE, Alfred Champneys, Trinity District 3293 26 Annie Walters (o) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RENDELL, Walter Frederic 73 Military Road, St. John's 0-5 26 Mrs.F.J.W. Rendell (p) 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF Attestation papers not included.
CHESON [CHAISSON], Julian Cape George, St. George District 2791 26 Jane Cheson (p) Fisherman 1916 No No Variant spelling of name: Chesson, Chiasson
WOODFORD, Patrick Joseph Herring Neck, Twillingate District 1965 26 Alfred Woodford (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
TOBIN, George Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District 4336 26 William Tobin (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ANDREWS, Adam Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District 8122 26 William Andrews (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROWSELL, Arthur Sunday Cove Island, Wellmans Cove, Twillingate District 2491 26 Samuel Rowsell (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
SIMMS, Harold Fogo, Fogo District 3911 26 Thomas Simms (p) Teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PATEY, Isaac Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 8186 26 Theophilus Patey (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
THISTLE, William J. 34 Henry Street, St. John's 2370 26 William Thistle (p) Boilermaker 1916 Methodist No No
LEWIS, John St. John's - Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, England, United Kingdom 189 26 Humphrey Lewis (p) Farmer 1914 Methodist No No