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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
LANNON, John Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 2805 18 Patrick Lannon (p) Mine engine driver 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Robert Templeton St. John's 366 18 Mrs. Robert C. Smith (p) 1914 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
BARTLETT, Percy Lower Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4834 18 Mrs. George Bartlett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DONNELLY, Thomas 87 Circular Road, St. John's 8147 18 John Donnelly (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HAYWARD, Lancelot C. St. John's 0-286 - 3770 18 George J. Hayward Bank clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALTERS, John Bank Head, St. George District 8415 18 Mrs. Young (o) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MCDONALD, Michael J. 34 Gower Street, St. John's 2922 18 Margaret MacDonald (p) Clothes presser 1916 Roman Catholic No No
ANTLE, William E. 33 Water Street, St. John's 1947 18 Sarah Antle (p) Boiler maker 1915 Methodist No No
WEST, William J. Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5183 18 William West (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
FEAVER, Edward Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3647 18 Marion (John) Feaver (p) Papermaker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BENOIT, Matthew Stephenville, St. George District 3594 18 John Benoit (p) Farmer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
DUDER, John C. Little Bay Island, Twillingate District 5607 18 Willis Duder (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist 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
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
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
HENNESSEY, James Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2061 18 William Hennessey (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
REDSTONE, Falkner Alex St. John's 1652 18 Harriet Redstone (p) Office clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CURTIS, Roland 28 Joy Place, off Princes Street, St. John's 1996 18 Archibald Curtis (p) Packer 1915 Methodist No No
KELLY, Ernest Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 2854 18 Isaac Kelly (p) Printing 1916 Roman Catholic No No
GOODLAND, Augustus Winter Avenue, St. John's 4186 18 Clara Goodland (p) Printer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
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.
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.
TULK, Ralph Ladle Cove, Fogo District 4207 18 Gabriel Tulk (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918 See # 4007 for misfiled document
BARNES, Chesley Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 4528 18 Joseph Barnes (p) Draper 1918 Congregationalist No No
CLOUSTON, William J 77 Queen's Road, St. John's 0-212 - 3460 18 William J. Clouston Sr. (p) Student 1917 No No
TILLEY, William Robert Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 3036 18 Robert Tilley (p) Railroad 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GUSHUE, Frederick 210 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 4419 18 James Gushue (p) Apprentice engineer 1918 Methodist No No
SYME, Archibald A. Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 0-271 - 3819 18 Elizabeth M. Syme (p) Bank clerk 1917 Presbyterian No No
KELLY, Robert 132 Signal Hill Road, St. John's 2213 18 Edward Kelly (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
PIKE, Thomas St. Lawrence, Burin District 3235 18 George Pike (p) Assistant government official 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HANCOCK, Albert St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 1853 18 William Hancock (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, March 10, 1918
PARDY, Archibald C. Little Harbour, Twillingate District 8204 18 John Pardy (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
ROBERTS, Herbert Triton, Twillingate District 2301 18 John Roberts (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
CONSTANTINE, Alexander Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 5803 18 Edward Constantine (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LOVELESS, Herbert J. Greenspond, Bonavista District 4387 18 Edwin Loveless (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
BRAKE, Michael Bernard Marystown, Burin District 3039 18 John Brake (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SAMSON, Robert Winterton, Trinity District 5388 18 Augustus Samson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOOBY, Charles 57 Flower Hill, St. John's 8498 18 Simon Gooby (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
SHERREN, Nelson L. Point Leamington, Twillingate District 2458 18 George Sherren (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes Yes Monday, May 7, 1917 Nelson Sherren was reported missing 14 April 1917; family correspondence indicated he was seen alive as a Prisoner of War after 14 April; a memorandum, dated 2 Sept. 1919, stated a grave at Douai Communal Cemetery, France, was presumed to be Sherren's; CWGC records his death as 7 May 1917 while in enemy hands. Discrepancy in name: Recorded as Sherran in CWGC
STRICKLAND, James Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 4200 18 Jas. [James] Strickland (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAWE, Hector Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 4477 18 Isaac Dawe (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
JONES, Edward Trinity East, Trinity District 4513 18 John Jones (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NEVILLE, Gregory Joseph Topsail, Harbour Main District 1343 18 Lucy Neville (p) Electric engine driver 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, July 3, 1918
PINE, Aloysius Richard English Harbour West, Fortune District 5385 18 James Pine (p) Telegraph operator 1918 Roman Catholic No No
QUICK, Cyril S. 88 Queens Road, St. John's 2329 18 William Quick (p) Packer 1916 Methodist No No