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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 Occupationsort descending Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
WILLIAMS, Robert Hayward 73A Springdale Street, St. John's 3001 19 Elizabeth Williams (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNELGROVE, Isaac John Catalina, Trinity District 1140 18 William Norman Snelgrove (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, November 18, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included.
HEAD, George Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 5985 20 Joseph Head (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REID, Stephen March 2 Spencer Street, St. John's 3370 19 John Reid (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
TAYLOR, William B. Carbonear, Carbonear District 2591 18 Lemuel Taylor (p) Clerk 1916 1916 No No
FITZGERALD, George Edward Cochrane Street, St. John's 2905 18 Henry Fitzgerald (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No See Regt. # 654 for misfiled document.
ALCOCK, William D. 206 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 3369 18 Arthur A. Alcock (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
NORRIS, Charles Rankin Newtown, Bonavista District 4953 25 Matilda Morris (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VAVASOUR, Samuel 39 Plymouth Road, St. John's 4658 19 Thomas Vavasour (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, Allan Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4379 20 William Parsons (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
SCAMMELL, John Change Islands, Fogo District 5686 24 Arthur Scammell (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HATCHER, Reuben Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2105 18 Robert Hatcher (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HALLETT, Frederick St. John's 844 25 Mary Hallett (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FLYNN, Cornelius Marystown, Burin District 4752 19 Michael Flynn (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SPENCER, Allan R. Fortune, Burin District 5564 21 John Spencer (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
SYMONDS, Wilfred J. Cornwall Avenue, St. John's 4011 18 George Symonds (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Simmonds.
THOMAS, Arthur Stanley St. John's 1776 21 Henry Thomas (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WRIXON, William Epworth, Burin District 4607 18 Joseph Wrixon (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
KNIGHT, Francis H. 34 Circular Road, St. John's 0-76 - 287 20 Herbert E. Knight (p) Clerk 1914 No No
TAYLOR, Frank H. 15 Maxse Street, St. John's 2422 19 Giles Taylor (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
MUNN, Robert Stewart Errol St. John's 787 18 W.A. Munn (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
WALSH, Edward. 129 Military Road, St. John's 3565 19 Patrick A. Walsh (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
TIZZARD, John Lower Battery Road, St. John's 3007 19 Simeon Tizzard (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
CANNING, John 56 Cochrane Street, St. John's 5391 19 John Canning (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GILLIES, William Walter 58 Gower Street, St. John's 3710 18 William Gillis (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
LODGE, Nathaniel George Catalina, Trinity District 2810 26 Mrs. Nathaniel Lodge (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
ARKLIE, James Botwood, Twillingate District 4306 25 Edith Arklie (nee Hutchings) (s) Clerk 1918 Presbyterian No No
DEE, John Leo 21 Allan Square, St. John's 0-264 - 2403 22 Jeremiah H. Dee (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
DOYLE, Edward P. [Patrick] St. John's 2177 21 Martin J. Doyle (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CHEATER, Reginald Greenspond, Bonavista District 3670 20 John Cheater (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist Yes Yes Thursday, April 25, 1918 POW Date: 1917 See also service #1766 for additional information
BARTER, Alexander 265 Southside Road, St. John's 4001 18 James Barter (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918
MORRIS, Edward A. St. John's 1894 20 Isaac C. Morris (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
NOFTALL, Edward George Rocky Lane, St. John's 83 19 Henry Noftall (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918
COBB, Theodore Grand Falls, Twillingate District 5142 20 William J. Cobb (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
KENNEDY, Georges Francis Joseph 26 Plank Road, St. John's 2966 18 Hugh Kennedy (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
KENNEDY, Hughie 122 Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's 5943 19 George Kennedy (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FLYNN, Thomas 22 Stephen Street, St. John's 4631 21 Patrick Flynn (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
VERE-HOLLOWAY, Henry (Harry) Boyce St. John's 2170 18 Edward Holloway (p): Should read: Edward Vere-Holloway Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling: entered repeatedly in records as Vere-Halloway
HOUSE, Herbert A. Twillingate, Twillingate District 3488 20 William House (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHARMAN, Victor Lionel Camberwell, London, England, United Kingdom 8321 22 Edward Sharman (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service.
HALLETT, Harold Great Burin, Burin District 4319 18 Joseph Hallett (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
CLEARY, Charles Allen 3 Monkstown Road, St. John's 679 20 P.J. Cleary (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WOOD, Ernest 58 Gower Street, St. John's 29 25 William Wood (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MILLER, Llewllyn 58 Mullock Street, St. John's 8305 25 Nath. Miller (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, Bertram C. Flat Island, Burin District 1840 22 Sarah Parsons (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
BAIRD, Henry 289 New City Road, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 0-304 - 935 24 Henry Baird (p) Clerk 1915 Presbyterian No No Discrepancy in name: Harry
THOMAS, Gordon 8 Barnes Road, St. John's 3498 18 H.J. Thomas (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist - Congregationalist Yes No Wednesday, October 16, 1918 PDF Discrepancy in religion. Photograph included.
FAOUR, Edward St. John's 1075 19 Mrs. Faour (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MORRIS, Willis H. Robinsons, St. George District 4265 18 Joseph Morris (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAMMOND, Arthur 93 Gower Street, St. John's 79 20 Thomas Hammond (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF