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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
CONRAN, Michael Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 2209 21 James Conran (p) Papermaker 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, March 3, 1917
STROUD, John Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 2644 24 Mrs. John Stroud (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, December 1, 1917 Photograph of grave-site included.
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
LANGER, George Thoroughfare, Trinity District 3805 20 William Langer (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
GOVER, Harry Bell Island, St. John's East District 3609 24 Annie King (o) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TEMPLEMAN, Frederick Bonavista, Bonavista District 5883 23 Selina Templeman (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
GROKE, Caleb St. Chads, Bonavista District 5135 24 George Croke (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Croke.
BURKE, William St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 5366 22 Thomas Burke (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DAWE, Christopher Cupids, Port de Grave District 4864 18 George Dawe (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Friday, May 31, 1918
HANLON, James St. John's 8450 54 Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
NOAH, John Melin 93 New Gower Street, St. John's 3296 20 Melvin Noah (p) Shopkeeper 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CAMPBELL, Roland Little Bay Island, Twillingate District 8511 20 Peter Campbell (p) 1918 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
COFIELD, Mark Francis Allandale Road, St. John's 692 22 William Cofield (p) Farmer 1914 Methodist No No
STICKLAND, Ephraim Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3886 22 William Stickland (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Strickland.
NURSE, John 12 Longs Hill, St. John's 4678 20 Nora Nurse (p) Grocer 1918 Roman Catholic 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
GARLAND, James W. Green Point, Fortune District 6044 23 Jeremiah Garland (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, Leo Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 4587 18 Thomas Murphy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SMALL, Titus Lewisporte, Twillingate District 1389 19 Pannana Small (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
WISEMAN, Charles Hearts Delight, Trinity District 2000 19 Edith Wiseman (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
BOLAND, Patrick J. St.John's 1601 31 Frances Boland (s) Steward 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, December 21, 1916
MORRIS, Frank Trinity, Trinity District 2974 20 Charles Morris (p) School teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
JENSEN, Lewis Harbour Breton, Fortune District 5567 19 White Jensen (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents.
TUCKER, Bertram George Triton, Twillingate District 5552 21 Jesse Tucker (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SAUNDERS, John Flat Islands, Bonavista District 5467 25 Robert Saunders (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREENING, Chesley Bell Island, St. John's East District 3970 18 Alex Greening (p) Engineer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, William Ernest Port au Bras, Burin District 4355 18 Jesse Brown (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BISHOP, George L. Port de Grave, Port de Grave District 4669 19 Benjamin Bishop (p) Carpenter 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, James Hants Harbour, Trinity District 6124 20 Philip King (p) Steward 1918 Methodist No No
BEATON, Arch Norris Arm, Twillingate District 8466 26 Thomas Beaton (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist 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.
SWAFFIELD, James S. Cartwright, Labrador 3228 18 Lillian Swaffield (p) Trader 1916 No No
BEATON, Joseph Badger Brook, Twillingate District 8489 24 Bridget Beaton (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROWE, Nelson J. Greens Harbour, Trinity District 8350 17 John Edward Rowe (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
HEATH, Ernest St. John's 829 21 Samuel Heath (p) Steward 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRIEN, William Quidi Vidi, St. John's East District 4551 20 Mary Brien (p) Truckman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ELLIS, George Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5225 22 Elizabeth Ellis (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
HANNON, Frank J. Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 2184 23 Mrs Patrick O'Gorman (p) Papermaker 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
LILLY, John Saddle Island, Fortune District 6063 22 Charlie Lilly (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GROVES, John Bonavista, Bonavista District 5844 21 Thomas Groves (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MORGAN, George Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District 2867 20 Abram Morgan (p) Farmer 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
MEANEY, Frank Brigus, Port de Grave district 8038 19 John Meaney (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
DYKE, John Safe Harbour, Bonavista District 5490 20 Job Dyke (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MAY, William Twillingate, Twillingate District 4922 21 James May (p) Steward 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRADBURY, George Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4714 19 Mrs. Rebecca Bradbury (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
BELMORE, Robert Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1070 21 Lizzie Belmore (o) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, Herbert Elroy St. John's 684 19 Frederick Martin (o) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCGRATH, William Delbys Cove, Trinity District 4994 19 John McGrath (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, June 11, 1918 See service #4494 for additional misfiled documents
KEEFE, Thomas 17 William Street, St. John's 4488 19 Richard Keefe (p) Telegraph operator 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CORMEY, George Codroy, St. George District 1407 23 Mary Cormey (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No