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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 ascending Notes
BEAZLEY, Thomas Burin Bay, Burin District 4898 18 Joseph Beazley (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CHEATER, James Grey Islands, White Bay, St. Barbe district 4566 22 James Cheater Sr. (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Chayter, Chaytor, Chater, Cheator
HICKEY, Edward Barren Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 1920 20 Thomas Hickey (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
MITCHELL, Maxwell 47 Spencer Street, St. John's 8360 19 George Mitchell (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
POWER, William Joseph St. John's 965 20 Mr. Power (p) Office Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, April 23, 1917 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.
JACKMAN, Arthur Joseph 33 Angel Place, St. John's 533 22 Frank Jackman (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
TAYLOR, James Burin Bay, Burin District 4086 18 John Taylor (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
LEGGE, Marcus Hearts Content, Trinity District 2691 19 Archibald Legge (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, March 24, 1919 Photograph of grave-site included
FUDGE, George Muddy Hole, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4323 21 John Fudge (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Saturday, June 22, 1918
HYNES, Frank Brents Cove, St. Barbe District 4117 19 Thurston Hynes (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CLARK, Ambrose Dunfield, Trinity District 2295 18 Jacob Clark (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRAKE, Samuel Marystown, Burin District 6060 20 William Brake (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FARDIE, John Hermitage, Fortune District 3510 29 Charles McDonald (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Fardy
QUIRK, Peter. Mobile, Ferryland District 5748 22 Daniel Quirk (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RUSSELL, William Brooklyn, Bonavista District 1137 19 Mrs. Samuel Russell (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BENOIT, Paul Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District 8300 18 Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers not included.
STONE, Clarence Smith Sound, Trinity District 2699 21 Ronald Stone (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARNES, William English Harbour, Trinity District 3439 19 Richard Barnes (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, Albert Victor Catalina, Trinity District 1168 21 Martha King (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
BROWN, John Squid Tickle, Bonavista District 5442 19 William Brown (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SOMERTON, Austin Trinity, Trinity District 2428 18 Fred Somerton (p) Scholar 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POWER, James Matthew Witless Bay, Ferryland District 1150 19 Martin Power (o) Coachman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ANDREWS, Walter St. John's 2058 18 John Andrews (p) Salesman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
WISEMAN, William Wilson Clarenville, Trinity District 1350 22 Stella Wiseman (p) Locomotive fireman 1915 Methodist No No
HALL, Roderick Joseph Highlands, St. George District 3678 19 Julia Hall (p) Brakeman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
LEGGE, James New Perlican, Trinity District 5362 22 Corbett Legge (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LYNCH, Thomas St. John's 1355 27 Thomas Lynch (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, March 14, 1918
PARSONS, Wilfred C. Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 1876 18 Mrs. Wm Parsons(p) Operator 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discharged medically unfit 21 March 1917; attested for Newfoundland Forestry Companies 29 Jan. 1918, discharged 18 Feb. 1918.
SMITH, James Spread Eagle, Trinity District 5326 23 Isaac Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNELL, Samuel 67 Lime Street, St. John's 2887 18 James Bennett (p) Jeweller 1916 Methodist 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
MAYBEE, Samuel Trinity, Trinity District 3030 18 Thomas Maybee (p) Steward 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 3 D.N.X.
ROSE, George Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2919 18 Matthew Rose (p) Sailor 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
THOMPSON, Walter 15 Larkins Square, St. John's 138 18 William Thompson (p) Longshoreman - boiler maker 1914 Methodist No No
MCFATRIDGE, James Main River, St. George District 1423 19 Walter McFatridge (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HILLIER, Amos George Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District 8418 41 Freddie Hillier (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PAUL, Robert Burin Bay, Burin District 4087 18 Albert Paul (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
GRANDY, Reginald Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 1684 26 Ann Grandy (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PINE, Aloysius Richard English Harbour West, Fortune District 5385 18 James Pine (p) Telegraph operator 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ABBOTT, Augustus George Bonavista, Bonavista District 3750 18 George Abbott (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ELLIS, Ambrose Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 3809 27 Reuben Ellis (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, April 14, 1918
WHITE, Jacob Normans Cove, Trinity District 8142 24 Beatrice White (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
LANE, Job Jack Lanes Bay, Labrador 1915 21 George Lane (p) Hunter 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIDEOUT, Robert Long Pond, Harbour Main District 3753 18 Richard Rideout (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, Edward Battle Harbour, Labrador 5710 23 Jane Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
YETMAN, William Brookfield, Bonavista District 610 19 George Yetman (p) Steward 1914 Methodist No No I
ODRISCOLL, Albert. Tors Cove, Ferryland District 551 25 Sarah O'Driscoll (p) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
CAHILL, Alphonsus St. John's 1545 19 Theresa Cahill (p) Store clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SAMSON, Neville Flat Island, Bonavista District 3544 19 Thomas Edward Samson (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Sampson.
OSMOND, William Little Bay, Twillingate District 4114 19 Dorman Osmond (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Thursday, October 3, 1918