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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 Death Commendationssort descending Notes
SHEARS, Maxwell Distin St. John's 817 24 Gilbert D. Shears (p) Broker 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURKE, Garrett St. John's 1023 20 Hester Burke (o) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
JOHNSON, John Belleoram, Fortune District - Iceland 6221 21 John Johnson (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, John Blockhouse, Placentia-St. Marys District 2224 19 Mrs. James King (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, December 16, 1918 King died in a military hospital one month after his discharge. His service charts do not reflect that he was a casualty of the war.
PROCUNIER, W. E. No Information 0-235 1917 No No Commissioned to RAMC; granted temporary commission to the Newfoundland Regiment as Medical Officer for draft transport to Great Britain. May 1918 and for Repatriation Draft transport, June 1919. See # 0-240 for misfiled documents.
RODGERS, Edward 41B Cook Street, St. John's 8381 20 Samuel Rodgers (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
READER, Alexander Bonavista, Bonavista District 1135 20 William S. Reader (p) Letter carrier 1915 Methodist Yes No Sunday, February 25, 1917
RENDELL, Ernest John New Harbour, Trinity District 1906 18 William Rendell (o) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 Previously transcribed as Randell.
EVERSON, William Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5782 21 Solomon Everson (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, James A. 3006 No No File missing, attestation not completed. Information from service ledger.
CARTER, Percival Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3842 19 Martha Carter (p) Telegraph operator 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PIERCEY, Charlie Fortune, Burin District 855 19 Samuel George Piercey Seaman 1914 Methodist No No
DICKS, Hubert Patrick 20 Flower Hill, St. John's 8304 27 Jacob Dicks (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TUCKER, John 16 Boncloddy Street, St. John's 6110 20 Ignatius Tucker (p) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SULLIVAN, Michael S. 32 Queens Road, St. John's 0-191 41 Kathleen E. Sullivan (s) Booker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
DEVOE, William Codroy, St. George District 3443 19 Marcellius Devoe (p) Farmer 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, March 17, 1918
HEAD, Horatio Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 5979 24 Joseph Head (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SELLARS, Albert Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4729 19 Thomas Sellars (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, Patrick Joseph St. John's 1053 19 Hannah Brown (o) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, July 18, 1916
BULGIN, Hubert Back Harbour, Twillingate district 8011 25 Susan Watkins (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
KING, Arthur Case 10 Third Avenue, Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8387 24 Ade Lillian King (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
RYALL, William Thomas 40 Hayward Ave, St. John's 0-87 - 53 26 Robert Ryall (p) Jeweller 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WHELAN, William Long Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4668 20 William Whelan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BAULD, James Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District 2673 26 Charles Bauld (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
CRAWFORD, Robert Reid 179 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 0-253 - 2086 19 Harry Crawford (p) Clerk 1916 Presbyterian No No
HALEY, Bernard Allans Island, Lamaline, Burin District 5127 20 John Haley (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MESSERVEY, Walter Sandy Point, St. George District 1707 21 Nixon Messervey (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAVIS, John T. Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District 5117 23 Veronica Bavis (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HEFFERTON, Samuel Newtown, Bonavista District 4375 22 Jacob Hefferton (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EVANS, Nelson Botwood, Twillingate District 661 21 Selina Evans (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No I
MURPHY, Leo Charles. 77 Prescott Street, St. John's 0-35 - 1384 25 Mrs. Josephine Murphy (p) 1915 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers not included. Essay “Arras!” located in file of Regt. # 0-168 seems to have been written by Murphy.
LANGER, John Thoroughfare, Trinity District 2186 19 Caroline Langer (o) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 See # 394 for photograph of grave of John Langer.
MARTIN, John Bulls Cove, Burin District 2743 18 George Martin (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MERCHANT, Thomas 23 Hamilton Street, St. John's 8296 19 Mrs. Elizabeth Merchant (p) Shoemaker 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
GARLAND, George Stanley 52 Mullock Street, St. John's 200 20 Eli Garland (p) Post office clerk 1914 Methodist No No
REID, Fred William St. John's 928 20 William Reid (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, Hayward Southside, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5044 22 Arthur Parsons (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BRAKE, Daniel Spanish Room, Burin District 6061 19 John Brake (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MANSFIELD, Peter Francis Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Mary's District 85 37 Marion Mansfield (p) Traveller 1914 Roman Catholic No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
SNOW, Ernest Albert Griquet, St. Barbe District 1912 18 Stephen Snow (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Everett.
MOULTON, Augustus P. Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5061 18 Joseph Moulton (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLES, Albert Victor Savage Cove, St. Barbe District 1813 22 Mathew Coles (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, September 18, 1916
QUIRK, James Riverhead, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1298 23 Mary Quirk (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BARNES, Lawrence 157 New Gower Street, St. John's 528 24 William Barnes (p) Labourer 1914 Presbyterian Yes No Tuesday, August 14, 1917
ROBERTS, Cecil Hermitage Cove, Fortune District 3908 18 Frederick Roberts (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
MILLEY, Jacob Burnt Point, Bay de Verde District 4762 23 Edward Milley (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BARTLETT, James 40 Gilbert Street, St. John's 8042 22 Cooper 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers not included.
KIELLY, William Joseph Petty Harbour, St. John's West district 2485 18 Nora Kielly (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
POPE, Walter Pools Island, Bonavista District 5259 22 Frederick Pope (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAILEY, James Island Harbour, Fogo District 3552 24 William Bailey (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No