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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 descending Notes
CRITCH, Albert Cavendish, Trinity District 2230 19 William Critch (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
WOODFINE, Thomas Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 5321 20 Richard Woodfine (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HALLADAY, Hubert Britannia, Trinity District 3240 18 John Halladay (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
FRASER, Donald 15 Prescott Street, St. John's 4465 23 Mary Fraser (o) Accountant 1918 Methodist No No
TAYLOR, Job Middle Bight, Harbour Main District 6127 19 Jacob Taylor (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TUFF, John Templeman, Bonavista District 5867 20 William Tuff (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BISHOP, Heber Long Pond, Harbour Main District 3931 21 Eli Bishop (p) Labourer 1917 Salvation Army No No
PIERCEY, Charlie Fortune, Burin District 855 19 Samuel George Piercey Seaman 1914 Methodist No No
FURLONG, Stephen J. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8031 24 Matthew Furlong (p) Teamster and lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SWAFFIELD, James S. Cartwright, Labrador 3228 18 Lillian Swaffield (p) Trader 1916 No No
BRIEN, James Manuels, Harbour Main District 8485 33 Mary Brien (s) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No Signature is Brien on enlistment; O'Brien on discharge .
HEATH, Ernest St. John's 829 21 Samuel Heath (p) Steward 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLIFT, Cecil Bayly 100 Military Road, St. John's 0-174 - 505 23 J.A. Clift (p) Student 1914 Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
ELLIS, George Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5225 22 Elizabeth Ellis (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
HISCOCK, Alfred Fleming Street, St. John's 3447 23 Hilda Hiscock (s) Engineer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, March 14, 1918
MULLINS, Patrick Boyds Cove, Twillingate District 5730 21 Robert Mullins (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HAPGOOD, Patrick Clattice Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4889 19 Monague Hapgood (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GROVES, John Bonavista, Bonavista District 5844 21 Thomas Groves (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WIGHT, George 83 Flower Hill, St. John's 8284 23 Laura Wight (s) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as White.
MAY, William Twillingate, Twillingate District 4922 21 James May (p) Steward 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DYKE, John Safe Harbour, Bonavista District 5490 20 Job Dyke (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TILLEY, Henry 66 Pennywell Road, St. John's 307 24 William James Tilley (p) Cabinet maker 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BELMORE, Robert Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1070 21 Lizzie Belmore (o) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNY, Peter L. Avondale, Harbour Main District 4220 19 William Penny (p) Paper maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CHEESEMAN, James Rushroon, Placentia-St. Marys District 5865 22 John Joseph Cheesman (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCGRATH, William Delbys Cove, Trinity District 4994 19 John McGrath (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, June 11, 1918 See service #4494 for additional misfiled documents
MAHER, Edward St. John's 1105 19 Cecelia Maher (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CORMEY, George Codroy, St. George District 1407 23 Mary Cormey (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PIERCEY, Jacob Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District 8155 46 Lillies Piercey (s) Lumberman and carpenter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOBER, Peter Spanish Room, Burin District 6066 23 Joseph Dober (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918 Also includes correspondence relating to # 5367 Charlie Fudge.
PYNN, Clinton Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 3440 Henry Pynn (p) Carpenter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15
MOORES - MOORS, Charles Gordon Twillingate, Twillingate District 3178 26 Jacob Moors (p) Storekeeper 1916 Methodist No No
HICKS, Sidney Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 4839 20 James Hicks (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
KELLY, Michael Francis 37 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 148 24 Mrs. Kelly (s) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ROBERTS, Frank 7 Balsam Street, St. John's 383 22 Samuel Roberts (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 23, 1915
THOMPSON, James J. Point Leamington, Twillingate District 8135 57 Rachel Thompson (s) Lumberman and mill man 1917 Salvation Army No No
SAUNDERS, George Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5278 27 Richard Saunders (p) Engineer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOSSE, Richard Queens Cove, Trinity District 5196 18 Eleazor Gosse (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
BARRETT, Harvey Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District 2807 19 Silas Barrett (p) Miner 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers misfiled with Regt. #13, repeated on reel 173
MOSLEY, Robert No information 708 No No Death notice only; not in service ledger. Service # 708 assigned to Sebastian Foran in service ledger. Fatality: Unknown
PEET, Thomas Arthur St. John's 1042 28 J.B. Peet (p) Tailor 1915 Methodist No No
CHAFE, Ernest Leslie St. John's 709 23 Jacob Chafe (p) Cooper 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Includes wills for # 1009 Ayre, # 544 Lukins, # 1396 Masters and # 1964 Duke.
YATES, Gordon Bemister 7 Balsam Street, St. John's 570 23 Annie Yates (p) Sailor 1914 No No
MATTHEWS, William Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2161 21 Jane Matthews (p) Papermaker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
KEATES, Robert J. Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District 5257 23 John Keates (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Keats
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
SHORT, John C. Hermitage Cove, Fortune District 1683 21 Eli Short (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARROTT, Eric A. Winterton, Trinity District 2925 18 John Parrott (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JACOBS, Levi Little Hearts Ease, Random, Trinity District 4973 21 James Jacobs (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HOUSE, John St. Lawrence, Burin District 4324 21 Elias House (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No