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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, Dorman Seldom Come By, Fogo District 5485 19 Samuel Dawe (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENNEDY, Ralph 266 Water Street, St. John's 678 19 William Cook (o) Butcher 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TILLEY, Andrew Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 3985 18 Frank Tilley (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, William John New Bonaventure, Trinity District 2430 22 Jesse Anne King (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
WALSH, Herbert Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 1872 22 William Walsh (of Stephen) (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REID, Llewelyn Chapel Arm, Trinity District 5434 20 Aubrey Reid (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WELLS, Harry Augustus Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 3943 23 Robert James Wells (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918
CARTER, James Henry 185 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 222 28 Mrs. F. C. Alderdice (o) Insurance clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
NEWHOOK, Leander Normans Cove, Trinity District 5005 19 Emmanuel Newhook (p) Brakeman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OXFORD, Henry Rencontre, Fortune District 2926 17 Samuel Oxford (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOCKLEY, John Herbert Olton, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom 216 30 William and Jane Hockley (p) Stone worker 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BARTLETT, John Trinity, Trinity District 4522 21 George Bartlett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HACKETT, Samuel Robert St. John's 986 20 Mrs. Hackett (s) Carpenter 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WILLAR / WHEELER, William Greenspond, Bonavista District 1739 28 John Wheeler (of James) (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name: Willar changed the spelling of his surname during the war, Wheeler became Willar
REID (REED), Nathaniel Badger, Twillingate District 1344 21 Kittie Reed (p) Woodsman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, Frank Harvey Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5039 21 Julia Martin (nee Hackett) (s) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STONE, Thomas Monroe, Trinity District 5601 23 John Stone (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SEABRIGHT, Fred Red Rock Cove, Norris Arm, Twillingate District 5713 20 Elias Seabright (p) Steel worker 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, September 21, 1918
JOHNSON, Dudley St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 1583 25 Mary Johnson (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SIMMS, Frederick William Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 8198 18 John Simms (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PORTER, Joseph Long Pond, Foxtrap, Harbour Main District 3625 21 Jacob Porter (p) Miner 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUIRES, Gilbert St. Phillips, St. John's West District 4606 19 George Squires (p) Machinist 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARMITER, Fred Topsail, Harbour Main District 2440 20 John Parmiter (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribe as Permiter; Medical report misfiled on microfilm was attached to the digital file
KENDALL, Edward W. Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3110 18 William R. Kendall (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
BROWN, Bertram Field St. John's 1781 18 Alfred Brown (p) Machinist 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, Samuel Hermitage Bay, Fortune District 1829 23 Henry King (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CROCKER, Andrew Trout River, St. Barbe District 3959 19 Eloise Portent Crocker (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, William Goulds, St.John's West District 8173 20 Thomas White (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROSE, Hickman Dawsons Cove, Fortune District 5689 19 Robert Rose (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TAYLOR, Matthew Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2701 22 Caleb Taylor (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
BULGIN, Augustus Farmers Arm, Twillingate District 2427 18 John Bulgin (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918 PDF
CALDWELL, John 2 Finns Street, St. John's 151 34 Alina Caldwell (s) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MYER, Albert John St. John's 1143 19 Julia Myer (p) Cooper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 14, 1917 Newspaper clipping reporting his death by drowning upon return to Newfoundland included. Died 14 July, 1917. CWGC
KEARLEY, Walter Topsail, Harbour Main District 552 19 Solomon Kearley (p) Mechanic 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FIANDER, Nathan Codroy, St. George District 2103 21 James Fiander (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
HEFFERTON, Samuel Newtown, Bonavista District 4375 22 Jacob Hefferton (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALTERS, Norman Champneys, Trinity District 3599 18 Joseph Walters (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, Benjamin Louis Old Bonaventure, Trinity District 4093 Phoebe Pitcher (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
PECKFORD, Edward Gander Bay, Fogo District 1656 18 Elizabeth Peckford (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, August 29, 1916
COLE, James Lower Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 5884 23 Alfred Cole (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BENDALL/BENDELL, Freeman Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 3187 18 Mrs. Selina Bendell (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
DAY, Elthun Arthur Port Rexton, Trinity District 2878 18 Joseph John Day (p) Bank clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHEELER, Francis E. Greenspond, Bonavista District 1909 25 John Wheeler (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Microfilmed file follows service file # 1873
LIDSTONE, William Topsail Road, St. John's 2460 20 William Lidstone Sr. (p) Teamster 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOYD, Joseph F. St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 1854 18 William Boyd (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BANFIELD, Albert W. Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 1687 22 Samuel Banfield (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JANES, Edward Taylor Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 1704 22 Harriet James (p) Machinist 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PYE, Edward Victoria, Carbonear District 968 18 Mrs. Moses Vaters (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917 See Service # 2047 for five misfiled documents File contains two misfiled documents for John H. Vaters # 2047 (p.21-22)
STOCKLEY, David Port Rexton, Trinity District 5412 19 Isaac Stockley (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHIPMAN, Robert Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1320 22 Edward Chipman (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No