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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
CROCKER, Odo Cowards Island, Bonavista District 5175 18 Richard Crocker (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DRISCOLL, Simeon 36 Feild Street, St. John's 8356 20 George Driscoll (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
JOHNSON, John Belleoram, Fortune District - Iceland 6221 21 John Johnson (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HIGGINS, Edmund James St. John's 756 28 Mrs. James Higgins (p) Accountant 1914 Yes No Sunday, July 2, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included ; Previously transcribed as Edward
TUFF, Frank P. St. John's 1694 18 Edmund Tuff (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
SHAVE, William Burton Fogo, Fogo District 543 19 W.H. Shave (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
HISCOCK, Simeon Winterton, Trinity District 5313 25 Jacob Hiscock (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Charles Normans Cove, Trinity District 8143 22 Moses White (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
COX, George Middle Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District 5715 27 George Cox (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SWEETSER, T.H. N/A Medical officer 1917 No No Attached to Regiment from United States Medical Corps, France; no service number. File missing. Information from service ledger.
OBRIEN, John Joseph Blackmarsh Road, St. John's 654 19 Richard O'Brien (p) Farmer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
DOOLEY, John Joseph 23 1/2 Maxse Street, St. John's 474 22 Frederick Dooley (p) Presser 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PIKE, Manuel Edward St. Lawrence, Burin District 2666 18 Mrs. Lewis Pike (p) Tailor 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
ATTWOOD, Charles Safe Harbour, Bonavista District 1977 18 Maria and William Attwood (p)ict Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
DALTON, Daniel St. Marys Bay, Placentia-St. Marys District 6154 23 Stephen Dalton (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PELLEY, Jabez Rattling Brook, Twillingate District 8459 46 Daisy Pelly (o) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
HOUSE, Herbert A. Twillingate, Twillingate District 3488 20 William House (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VICKERS, John. Witless Bay, Ferryland District 5749 20 Martin Vickers (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
IVANY, Herbert Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 3976 19 Benjamin Ivany (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHUTE, Arthur Victoria Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2728 19 Moses Shute (p) Cooper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCDONALD, Walter G. St. John's 1678 21 Henry McDonald (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
CHEESEMAN, Daniel Rushroon, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5862 19 Charles Cheesman (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BULGIN, Hubert Back Harbour, Twillingate district 8011 25 Susan Watkins (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
BURSEY, Arch Gambo, Bonavista District 2290 22 John Bursey (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No No Also contains 1918 attestation for Forestry Companies.
CASSELL, Darius Hooping Harbour, St. Barbe District 4069 19 Thomas Cassell (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MOORE, Edward T. Badger, Twillingate District 8149 29 Carrie Moore (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
SCOTT, Harold Manuels, Harbour Main District 3247 19 Julia (William) Hiscock (p) Farm assistant 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PROSPER, John Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 4907 20 William Prosper (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DURNFORD, Frederick Roy Rencontre Island, Fortune District 2631 19 John R. Durnford (p) Book keeper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
WOOLFREY, Wilfred J. Lewisport, Twillingate District 3880 23 William Woolfrey (p) Cook 1917 Methodist No No PDF
ANDREWS, Robert 37 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 8018 25 Muriel Andrews (s) Draper 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers not included.
MOORE, Patrick W. 13 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 8314 18 Philip Moore (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
SCOTT, John 11 Cochrane Street, St. John's 2411 23 Catherine Scott (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
RYAN, Thomas Patrick New Aberdeen, Nova Scotia, Canada 3171 18 Bridget Ryan (p) Plumber and tinsmith 1916 Roman Catholic No No
DWYER, George Ralph St. John's 980 19 Harry Dwyer (o) Electrician 1915 Methodist No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74
READER, Harold Bonavista, Bonavista District 4507 20 William S. Reader (p) Commercial traveller 1918 Methodist No No
RENOUF, Charles James Kings Bridge Road, St. John's 147 25 Rose Renouf (s) Timekeeper 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, Charlie Gambo, Bonavista District 1491 22 Robert Brown Sr. (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
CLARK, Herbert Petries Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District 4652 21 Joseph Clark (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRIFFETT, Edward Bryants Cove, Harbour Grace District 5906 23 Jacob Briffett (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ALCOCK, Harry Harbour Griquet, St. Barbe District 6317 20 William Alcock (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BESSEY, Reuben Cape Onion, St. Barbe District 4182 18 Samuel Bessey (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
TAYLOR, Ronald 152 Casey Street, St. John's 8499 18 Hubert Taylor (p) 1918 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
ROWSELL, Arthur Sunday Cove Island, Wellmans Cove, Twillingate District 2491 26 Samuel Rowsell (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
STACEY, Anthony James Water Street, St. John's 466 24 Fredrick Stacey (p) Commercial traveller 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GARLAND, John Victoria Village, Carbonear District 4341 18 John Garland (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JENNINGS, Winfield Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 5236 19 Walter B. Jennings (p) School teacher 1918 Salvation Army No No
CRUMMELL [CRUMMEY], Ronald St. John's 1352 20 Elizabeth Crummell (p) Farmer 1915 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - family sources and 1921/1935 census identify him as Ronald Crummey.
KING, Andrew George New Bonaventure, Trinity District 3175 19 Richard King (p) School teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) 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