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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 PoW Date of Deathsort descending Commendations Notes
BRAITHWAITE, Ernest Livingstone Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA 1313 21 Elizabeth Braithwaite (p) Printer 1915 Methodist No No
SNOW, Edward Shearstown, Conception Bay, Harbour Grace District 5138 21 William Snow (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
RUSSELL, Lorin Princeton, Bonavista District 3568 21 Arthur Russell (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUIRES, Walter St. Phillips, St. John's West District 5081 19 Solomon Squires (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BELLOWS, Levi Curling, St. George District 903 20 Robert Bellows (p) Locomotion fireman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
GARLAND, James W. Green Point, Fortune District 6044 23 Jeremiah Garland (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROACH, Samuel Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 3965 23 Victor Roach (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BOONE, John 35 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 8233 28 Kate Boone (s) Teamster 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, Nathaniel Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 1444 20 Hezekiah Butler (p) Printer 1915 Methodist No No
KEOUGH, Michael St. Josephs, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5647 19 Thomas Keough (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
POOLE, Stephen Belleoram, Fortune District 1076 22 John Poole (p) Street car conductor 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREAVES, Arthur H. 9 Garrison Hill, St. John's 0-136 - 2809 29 Henry E. Greaves (p) Accountant 1916 Methodist No No I.
WISEMAN, Charles Hearts Delight, Trinity District 2000 19 Edith Wiseman (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
DAWE, George Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 1221 18 Sarah Dawe (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
CORINA, Alfred Newcastle on Tyne, England, United Kingdom 2140 30 Mrs. Corina (p) Musician 1916 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service
HANN, James J. Lamaline, Burin District 5498 18 Milanda [Melina] Hann (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTLER, Alexander Jennings Topsail, Harbour Main District 2537 18 John J. Butler (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEWIS, Francis Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 8267 24 Winnifred Lewis (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GOODYEAR, Horace Ladle Cove, Fogo District 6295 19 Mary Jane Goodyear (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MAY, William Botwood, Twillingate District 351 20 Charles May (p) Fireman 1914 Methodist No No
BARRETT, Gregory Holyrood, Harbour Main District 1822 20 Mary Healy (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DYER, Walter Logy Bay, St. John's East District 4616 21 Ellen Downton (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STUCKLESS, George Point Leamington, Twillingate District 5000 21 Obed Stuckless (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
CAVE, Absalom Change Islands, Fogo District 4395 24 William Cave (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HIGDON, Levi New Harbour, Trinity District 2084 22 Charles Higdon (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLANCEY, Michael Newtown Road, St. John's 4478 18 John Clancey (p) Longshoreman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HOLLETT, Allan Lower Small Point, Bay de Verde District 1706 23 Samuel Hollett (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PAFFORD, Chesley St. John's 1604 19 Lillis Pafford (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
ELLIS, Thomas 28 Feild Street, St. John's 2288 18 Mary Ellis (p) Grocer 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16
COURTNEY, Charles F. Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5062 20 Robert Courtney (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SHEPPARD, William Pools Island, Bonavista District 2012 22 George Sheppard (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
SWAFFIELD, James S. Cartwright, Labrador 3228 18 Lillian Swaffield (p) Trader 1916 No No
SMITH, Edward Manuels, Harbour Main District 5164 18 Edward Smith (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NUNNS, Joseph No Information 0-10 Mrs. Mary Ann Nunns (p) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger.
HOSKINS, Lawrence Amour Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 449 23 Susan Hoskins (p) Farmer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VERGE, [Abram] Abraham John Winterton, Trinity District 1925 22 Azariah Verge (p) School teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 Also listed as Abram
SAUNDERS, Clarence Fogo, Fogo District 3583 18 Lambert Saunders (o) Baker 1917 Roman Catholic No No File for William Saunders (# 3860) contains seven documents marked as service # 3860 but with name Clarence Saunders (# 3583).
MCDONALD, Stephen Cartwright, Labrador 6103 21 Thomas McDonald (p) Bookkeeper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also service #6102, Charles Michelin
SKEFFINGTON, James Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4831 24 Alexander Fong (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Skiffington.
BURNS, William Gordon Henderson 3 Brazils Square, St. John's 0-267 - 160 25 Mary Burns (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
FORSEY, Joseph Clarkes Head, Gander Bay, Fogo District 8246 43 Eliza Forsey (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RYAN, William Adams Cove, Bay de Verde District 6218 19 Michael Ryan (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ANTHONY, William Seal Cove, Harbour Main District 2247 19 Isaac Anthony (p) Carter 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
SAUNDERS, Henry James (Harry) 379 (369) South Side Road, St. John's 1215 25 Jane Saunders (p); Agnes Saunders (s) Truckman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918; changed next of kin from mother to wife.
MATTHEWS, Frederick George St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 2022 22 Marie Sadie Matthews (s) Telegraph operator 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DODGE, Frederick Flemming, Fortune Bay, Fortune district 5360 20 Edward Dodge (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RENDELL, Sidney G. Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 2163 21 Arthur Rendell (p) Paper maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FIFIELD, Joseph Bonavista, Bonavista District 4823 31 Mrs. Thomas Fifield (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTT, Ralph Heatherton, St. George District 5716 20 George Butt (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CAINES, Leopold 95 Kings Road, St. John's 3973 19 Levi Caines (p) Blacksmith 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 16