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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 PoWsort descending Date of Death Commendations Notes
GREENING, Chesley Bell Island, St. John's East District 3970 18 Alex Greening (p) Engineer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NEWELL, George H. 38 Spencer Street, St. John's 8492 19 Caroline Newell (p) Labourer 1918 No No Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies April 1918; transferred to Newfoundland Regiment August 1918; Forestry Service # retained. In volume two of the Military Service Ledgers the entry for Service # 8492 follows entry for Service # 2033.
WILLIAMS, Weston Forest Pond, Goulds, St. John's West District 3312 18 Matthew Williams (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
TIBBO, George Philip Grand Bank, Burin District 634 25 Hanna Tibbo (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
MOLLOY, James Torbay, St. John's East District 5771 20 Robert Molloy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LAMBERT, John Cuckholds Cove Road, St. John's 3026 18 Richard Lambert (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
SMITH, Donald Bishops Cove, Harbour Grace District 3449 21 Rhody Smith (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
HUSSY, Thomas Malcolm South River (near Clarke's Beach), Port de Grave District 1218 22 Helen Hussey (p) Operator 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CANDOW, John New Gower Street, St. John's 3246 20 David Candow (p) Lineman 1916 No No
LANGER, George Thoroughfare, Trinity District 3805 20 William Langer (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
SUTTON, William Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1726 20 Mrs. William Sutton (s) Sailor 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
FRY, Edgar Southern Bay, Bonavista District 3595 25 Thomas Fry (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KNIGHT, William Blackler 355 Southside Road, St. John's 290 22 Mr. Knight (p) Motor engineer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
NORMAN, Sainsbury Lewisporte, Twillingate District 8008 20 Joseph Norman Lumberman 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
ROSE, Timothy Turks Gut, Port de Grave District 5825 19 Margaret Rose (s) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HANLON, James St. John's 8450 54 Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PEARCE, Vernon Malcolm St. John's 832 19 George Pearce (p) Long shoreman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
INGRAHAM, Fred Hunts Island, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5192 22 Rachael Ingraham (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Ingram.
CAMPBELL, Roland Little Bay Island, Twillingate District 8511 20 Peter Campbell (p) 1918 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
ABBOTT, Joseph Battery Road, St. John's 2241 19 Emily Abbott (p) Baker 1916 Methodist No No
STONE, Henry Skinner 17 Dicks Square, St. John's 361 29 Hannah Stone (s) Tailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LITTLE, Ronald Bonavista, Bonavista District 5831 - 6235 23 George Little (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No He is enlisted again at the age of 24
HOUNSELL, Japheth Wesleyville, Bonavista District 2110 24 Henry Hounsell (p) Paper mill 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918 PDF Killed in action Neuve-Église
WHITE, William Arthur Rattling Brook, Twillingate District 1632 20 John White (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GOODYEAR, Reginald Cat Harbour [Lumsden], Fogo District 3446 21 Walter Goodyear (o) Fisherman 1917 No No
PITTMAN, James W. New Perlican, Trinity District 2704 27 Samuel Pittman (p) Accountant 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 11, 1920 Died 11 October, 1920. Pneumonia. CWGC.
GIBBONS, Harold Lumsden, Fogo District 5969 18 Kenneth Gibbons (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BYRNE, Alexander 8 Alexander Street, St. John's 667 21 Edward Byrne (p) Shoemaker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BENNETT, William Stephenville, St. George District 1071 22 Josephine Bennett (p) Carpenter 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 PDF Variant spelling of name - Benoit
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.
HYNES, Alfred Lacey Glenwood, Twillingate District 1463 19 Esau Gillingham Hynes (p) Telegraph operator 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
LIND, Francis Thomas Little Bay, Twillingate District 541 34 Elizabeth Lind (p) Accountant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
TURNER, Raymond 128 Bond Street, St. John's 4463 18 Captain Joseph Turner (p) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
ROSE, Hickman Dawsons Cove, Fortune District 5689 19 Robert Rose (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, James Hants Harbour, Trinity District 6124 20 Philip King (p) Steward 1918 Methodist No No
BUNGAY, George Sagona Island, Fortune District 6047 19 William Bungay (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EDWARDS, Hubert Frank Milltown, Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District 3489 19 Frank Edwards (p) Lumber surveyor 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, October 23, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included.
BEATON, Arch Norris Arm, Twillingate District 8466 26 Thomas Beaton (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
TURNER, Simon Kings Cove, Bonavista District 5358 24 Martha [Curtis] (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOULTON, John Burin, Burin District 3936 19 Thomas J. Moulton (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
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.
PAYNE, Wilson Winterhouse Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5649 23 Edward Payne (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EDWARDS, James 50 Gower Street, St. John's 3756 27 Richard Edwards (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BEATON, Joseph Badger Brook, Twillingate District 8489 24 Bridget Beaton (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROBERTS, Frank 7 Balsam Street, St. John's 383 22 Samuel Roberts (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 23, 1915
COADY, Joseph Bar Haven, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5869 24 John Coady (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CLARKE, George Dunville [Dunfield], Trinity Bay, Placentia - St. Marys District 3643 18 Charles Clarke (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROBERTS, Walter Graham Lakeview Avenue, St. John's 368 19 John Roberts (p) Grocer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DUCEY, Patrick Keels, Bonavista District 4489 23 Mrs. Thomas Ducey (p) Mining 1918 Roman Catholic No No