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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 Religionsort descending Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
DAWE, Fred N. Seldom Come By, Fogo District 8410 21 Theophilus Dawe (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ELLIOTT, Thomas Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 4908 19 Bessie Elliott (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARRIS, Benjamin Our Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6058 19 Robert Harris (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VIGUERS, William St. John's 1171 19 Annie Viguers (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HERRIDGE, William Hoop Cove, Fortune District 6310 21 Manuel Herridge (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHATLEY, Simeon Belleoram, Fortune District 6075 20 Uriah Whatley (p) Merchant 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHURCHILL, Abel Hillview, Random, Trinity District 5411 20 Thomas Churchill (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Several documents record his name as Abel Chaulk; most are overwritten and corrected to Churchill
RICE, Stafford Bear Cove, White Bay, St. Barbe District 5631 18 Andrew Rice (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNY, Stephen English Harbour, Trinity District 1089 19 Elizabeth Penney Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) 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
SQUIRES, Benjamin 9 Patrick Street, St. John's 8359 24 Rose A. Squires (s) Mechanic 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1092X.
HUNT, Matthew Harbour Breton, Fortune District 4083 21 Frederick Hunt (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOARE, Edward John 47 Power Street, St. John' s 453 24 George H.M. Bursell (o) Bank clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, June 14, 1916
SMITH, Andrew Old Shop, Trinity District 4386 18 James Smith (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARTER, Alexander Cape La Hune, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1563 22 George Andrew Barter (o) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURRIDGE, Hubert Frederick Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 191 19 C.H. Burridge (p) Stonemason 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BILLARD, John Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5942 22 Samuel Billard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MASON, Hugh Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2133 32 Mrs. Mason (s) Musician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
DURDLE, Ernest Bonavista, Bonavista District 5882 20 Philip Durdle (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OLDFORD, John Salvage Bay, Bonavista District 8222 39 Belinda Oldford (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MESSERVEY, William Sandy Point, St. George District 4152 18 Martha Messervey (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
SAUNDERS, William Roy Carbonear, Carbonear District 958 20 Philip Saunders (p) Lumber salesman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF Died at St. John's after demobilization. Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73.
FORWARD, Colin Carbonear, Carbonear District 6105 20 James Forward (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHEPPARD, Stewart Reginald St. John's 1561 19 Levi Sheppard (p) Draper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
READ, Bertram R. Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5060 20 George Reid (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROWSELL, George Pushthrough Head, Fortune District 3024 21 John Rowsell (p) Carpenter 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROSE, Cecil Great Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3532 22 William Rose (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917 Killed in action. 3 December, 1917, Marcoing.
QUINTON, William Princeton, Bonavista District 2738 18 Jolliffe Quinton (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
SHORT, William Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 0-295 - 878 19 Levi Short Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GARDNER, Hamor British Harbour, Trinity District 645 21 Edward Gardner (p) Constable 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
CHRISTIAN, William Coaker 72 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 3371 18 William L. Christian (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 26, 1918
BUTLER, Ernest Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA 2150 21 Mary Butler (p) Ship steward 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 Includes photograph of wife, Ellen Mary Butler of Colchester.
COUSINS, Joseph Goulds, Conception Bay, Port de Grave district 5080 19 Thomas Cousins (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OAKLEY, William J.F. 172 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 3281 18 Arthur Oakley (p) Checker 1916 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
PLOUGHMAN - PLOWMAN, Robert Port Rexton, Trinity District 3485 24 Peter Ploughman - Plowman (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name: surname spelled differently on each copy of attestation form; visible signature is Plowman; local spelling is Ploughman
LEWIS, Frank 233 Southside Road, St. John's 4486 22 Mrs. V. Lewis (p) Marconi Operator 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROWE, Henry Trinity, Trinity District 3641 19 Edward George Rowe (p) Steward 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUIRES, Arthur Perry Salvage Bay, Bonavista District 5537 20 George W. Squires (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WELLS, Raymond Chesley Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2889 24 Robert James Wells (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ELLSWORTH, Andrew Rocky Harbour, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3794 20 Charles Ellsworth (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TILLEY, Allan Kings Bridge Road, St. John's 4363 19 John Tilley (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LUKINS, George 5 Lyon Square, St. John's 544 21 Alice Lukins (s) Sailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, July 1, 1917 some illegible documents ; See Regt.# 709 for misfiled will
SULLIVAN, Alexander Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 1836 19 Richard Sullivan (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BELLOWS, Stewart Curling, St. George District 1430 19 Roberts Bellows (p) Carter 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, August 14, 2017 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bellowse, Bellowes; CWGC records Bellows
MARTIN, George 16 Simms Street, St. John's 4119 28 Sarah (Leo) Martin (p) Sailor 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, Alex Freshwater, Bell Island, St. John's East District 3825 21 Jacob Parsons (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHAFFEY, James Eric Jeffreys, St. George District 8153 22 William Joseph Chaffey (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOEL, Nathaniel Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 0-285 - 4249 18 Sarah Noel (p) Electrician 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No See # 4250 for misfiled document
PETITE, Philip English Harbour, Trinity District 2059 21 Jeremiah Petite (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917