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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 Datesort ascending Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
ODRISCOLL, John D. 31 Queen's Road, St. John's 8494 23 Patrick C. O'Driscoll (p) Scaler 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CORBETT [CORBIN], John Little Bay, Twillingate District 5556 26 James Corbett (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: Enlistment form states Corbett; Corbin and Corbett are used throughout file; family indicates Corbin
WHITE, Joseph Stephenville, St. George District 5700 19 Alex White (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SHEA, William Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 5784 22 Ambrose Shea (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, Patrick Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 5793 19 Patrick Walsh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SNOW, Frederick Round Harbour, Twillingate District 5679 24 Albert Snow (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MELVIN, Michael La Manche, Ferryland District 5754 19 Thomas Melvin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GAUDET, Walter Stephenville, St. George District 5696 20 John Gaudet (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WOODS, Richard J. 21 Flower Hill, St. John's 4450 22 Mrs. A. Snow (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LANE, Samuel Hare Bay, Bonavista District 5271 20 Joseph Lane (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BUTT, Samuel Blackhead, Bay de Verde District 5094 19 Harry Butt (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ARNS, Rudolph Signal Hill Road, St. John's 4442 18 Rachael Arns (p) Baker 1918 Methodist No No
LEWIS, Charles Golf Avenue, St. John's 4411 18 Silas Lewis (p) Office clerk 1918 Methodist No No Discharged, underage ; number reassigned to Richard Tibbo
FORAN, Thomas Grand Falls, Twillingate District 5006 36 Patrick Foran (p) Iron worker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NICHOLAS, John Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District 4917 18 Caroline Nicholas (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Adolph. Normans Cove, Trinity District 6191 24 Martha White (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUXTER, Dorman Springdale, Twillingate District 5289 19 Nathaniel Huxter (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
MARTIN, Peter. Flat Rock, St. John's East District 4491 18 Patrick Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MURRIN, Patrick Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 4802 18 Thomas Murrin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
DUNN, Sylvester Witless Bay, Ferryland District 6001 20 Earnest Dunn (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROBERTS, Frederick Twillingate, Twillingate District 4472 26 Andrew Roberts (p) Travelling salesman 1918 Methodist No No
BUTLER, Martin Bell Island, St. John's East District 4721 21 Edward Butler (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PORTER, James Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District 5813 24 Bertha Porter (s) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JACKSON, Eleazer Cavendish, Trinity District 4888 22 Alexander Jackson (p) Alexander Jackson (p) 1918 Methodist No No
GOSSE, Norman Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 5085 18 Sarah Gosse (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
CASE, William Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde district 4579 18 George Case (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BOONE, William 22 Belvedere Street, St. John's 5022 21 James Boone (p) Bottler 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DAWE, Hector Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 4477 18 Isaac Dawe (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
COX, Samuel St. Albans, Fortune District 6230 21 John Cox (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No See also service #6229, Lawrence Collier
SHORT, Walter Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5239 19 Emily Short (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SYMONDS, Charles Cornwall Avenue, St. John's 4495 18 George Symonds (p) Watchmaker 1918 Methodist No No
PYNN, Joseph Bristols Hope, Carbonear District 4702 20 Sarah Butler (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Microfilmed file includes 3 documents for Robie Richards (drummer).
WELSH, Gabriel Pool's Cove, St. Barbe District 6077 24 Richard Welsh (p) Fisherman 1918 Congregationalist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Walsh Community previously transcribed as Pond Cove.
DOWNTON, Herbert 37 Fleming Street, St. John's 6245 18 Frederick Downton (p) Student 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PATEY, John St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Mary's District 6117 23 Mary Patey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BRIFFETT, John Rosedale, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 5387 24 Robert Briffett (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BARTLETT, Albert Southwest Arm, Bonavista Bay, Bonavista district 5530 21 Albert Bartlett (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
VAIL, Herman 25 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 5282 21 George Vail (p) Railroad section man 1918 Methodist Yes No Friday, December 20, 1918
OAKLEY, Laurence Summer Street, St. John's 4684 23 Frederick Oakley (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEHR, Harry J. 203 Water Street, St. John's 5734 24 Dr. A.B. Lehr (p) Dentist 1918 Presbyterian No No
WHITE, Alexander Princeton, Bonavista District 5214 20 William White (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
KELLIGREW, Henry J. Flat Island, Bonavista District 5115 19 Fred Kelligrew (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POWER, Rupert 114 Gower Street, St. John's 5256 19 John Power (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BAKER, James Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 4825 19 Mrs. James Baker (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FUDGE, Charlie Burnt Islands, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5367 19 Betty Fudge (p) Betty Fudge (p) 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Tuesday, June 11, 1918 See also #6066 Peter Dober for related correspondence. Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as James Charles Fudge.
PERRY, George W. Indian Island, Fogo District 5384 23 Jesse Perry (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HODDER, Harold W. Spruce Street, St. John's 6280 23 William J. Hodder (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
DWYER, Martin Beach Hill, Bell Island, St. John's East District 2499 18 Thomas Dwyer (p) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic Yes Yes Sunday, December 30, 1917 POW Date: 1917
STOCKLEY, Kenneth Wesleyville, Bonavista District 4661 26 Henry Stockley (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
BRADBURY, George Battle Harbour, Labrador 4468 22 Mrs. Mary Bradbury (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No