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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 descending Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
CROCKER, Andrew P. Port Blandford, Bonavista District 8228 18 William Crocker (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
OKEEFE, William Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4315 18 Thomas O'Keefe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TOBIN, Larry 17 Casey Street, St. John's 4558 18 John Tobin (p) 1918 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
POWER, James Francis Freshwater Road, St. John's 2281 18 Mrs. Joseph Power (p) Clerk 1916 No No
BROWN, Chesley Salvage, Bonavista District 4511 18 Henry Brown (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BALSOM, Roy Leslie Clarenville, Trinity District 2770 18 William Balsom (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
BURSEY, Walter John 101 Barnes Road, St. John's 2931 18 Mary Bursey (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
MULLINGS, Gordon A. St. John's 1698 18 J.R. Mullings (p) Bookkeeper 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, January 20, 1917
CASE, William Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde district 4588 18 John Case (p) Assistant surveyor 1918 Methodist No No
CONNOLLY, Nicholas Brigus, Port de Grave District 4369 18 Jane Connelly (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BROPHY, John Joseph Mount Pearl Road, St. John's 3280 18 Lawrence Brophy (p) Farmer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
WELLS, David Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5653 18 Simon Wells (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
PENNEY, Arthur Bell Island, St. John's East District 4425 18 Samuel Penney (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
FRASER, Raymond Danson 101 Young Street, St. John's 0-46 - 3127 18 W.F. Fraser (p) Student 1916 No No
BARNES, Chesley Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 4528 18 Joseph Barnes (p) Draper 1918 Congregationalist No No
RYAN, Chesley Round Harbour, Twillingate District 5690 18 Thomas Ryan (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, January 9, 1919
STEELE, John Smiths Sound, Trinity District 3987 18 Joseph Steele (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRINSTON, George North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 1772 18 Robert William Brinston (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Sunday, October 7, 1917
LUDLOW, John Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District 3871 18 Benjamin Ludlow (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DUHART, Joseph St. George, St. George District 8366 18 Mary Duhart (o) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GILLEY, Job Stanleyville, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 2476 18 Mrs. John Gilley (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army Yes Yes Tuesday, May 22, 1917 POW Date: 1917
GOODLAND, Augustus Winter Avenue, St. John's 4186 18 Clara Goodland (p) Printer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
SMITH, Robert Templeton St. John's 366 18 Mrs. Robert C. Smith (p) 1914 No No
CAREW, Edward Bell Island, St. John's East District 4603 18 Mary Carew (p) Machinists helper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BECK, James St. Lawrence, Burin District 4902 18 Cyrus Beck (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOBBIN, Charles Holyrood, Harbour Main District 2539 18 Denis Dobbin (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
WALTERS, John Bank Head, St. George District 8415 18 Mrs. Young (o) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
KELLY, Ernest Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 2854 18 Isaac Kelly (p) Printing 1916 Roman Catholic No No
LYNCH, Thomas Joseph 18 Carew Street, St. John's 3218 18 Patrick Lynch (p) Baker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
WEST, William J. Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5183 18 William West (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
HAWKINS, Edward L. 3 Rocky Lane, St. John's 4234 18 Samuel Hawkins (p) Book binder 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOLLETT, John Port au Bras, Burin District 8259 18 Arthur Hollett (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger. Previously transcribed as Hallett.
MACDONALD, Thomas 31 Carnell Street, St. John's 2211 18 Stephen John MacDonald (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MCGORY, David St. John's 1063 18 Amelia McGory (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - McGrory.
STAMP, James Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 4124 18 James Stamp (p) Cab driver 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HILLIER, Llewelyn Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District 3034 18 Edward Hillier (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, January 25, 1918
GOODYEAR, Lemuel Gordon Carmanville, Fogo District 4213 18 Maud Wheaton (o) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
HAYWARD, Lancelot C. St. John's 0-286 - 3770 18 George J. Hayward Bank clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOLLOWAY, Whittier Portland, Bonavista District 3768 18 James M. Holloway (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MILLER, Oliver Flat Island, Burin District 8407 18 Mary Ann Morgan (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MCDONALD, Michael J. 34 Gower Street, St. John's 2922 18 Margaret MacDonald (p) Clothes presser 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SEVIOUR, James Joseph 6 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 2979 18 Martha Seviour (p) Banker 1916 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Sceviour
CURTIS, Roland 28 Joy Place, off Princes Street, St. John's 1996 18 Archibald Curtis (p) Packer 1915 Methodist No No
ANTHONY, Aleck [Alex] Bell Island, St. John's East District 4695 18 Sarah Ann Anthony (p) Electrician 1918 Salvation Army No No Variant spelling of name: Alex, Allick, Alick, Alleck.
GLASCO, James Joseph 115 New Gower Street, St.John's 4650 18 Mrs. Mary Glasco (p) Butcher 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KNIGHT, Elmo Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2153 - 8184 18 John Knight (p) Paper makers help / lumberman 1916 Methodist No No Attested with Newfoundland Regiment 1916; transferred to Forestry Companies in 1917.
ABBOTT, Frederick Bonavista, Bonavista District 2885 18 John Abbott (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist No No
TAYLOR, Eli Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 3672 18 Emily (Eli) Taylor (p) Fireman 1917 No No
BENNETT, Manuel Joseph Flat Bay, St. George District 1785 18 George Bennett (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF