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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 Kinsort descending Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
READ, Charles Woody Point, St. Barbe District 8251 18 Charles Read (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
RICHARDS, Roland Godfrey Glenwood, Twillingate District 3132 18 Charles Richards (p) Dry goods clerk 1916 Methodist No No
RIDEOUT, Thomas Harbour Le Cou, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5935 21 Charles Rideout (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROUD, James Power Street, St. John's 4559 26 Charles Roud (o) Cabman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RYAN, Bernard 195 New Gower Street, St. John's 123 19 Charles Ryan (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic - Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Discrepancy in religion
SAUNDERS, William Long Pond, Harbour Main District 3860 20 Charles Saunders (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Contains a misfiled document relating to service # 3866 Simeon Ford; Contains seven documents marked as service # 3860 but with name Clarence Saunders (# 3583).
SIMMONS, William Green's Harbour, Trinity Bay, Trinity district 8205 21 Charles Simmons (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger. Married 1918; contact changed to spouse but new information not given.
SIMMS, Herbert St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 5606 18 Charles Simms (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
SNOW, William Joshua 54 Kings Bridge Road, St. John's 686 26 Charles Snow (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUIBB, Josiah Carbonear, Carbonear District 243 19 Charles Squibb (p) Miner 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 19, 1915
STRONG, Ross Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District 3786 18 Charles Strong (o) Mechanic 1917 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, April 16, 1918 Identified as Ward S.R. Strong on probate correspondence.
RICHARDS, Harry Victor Glenwood, Twillingate District 952 17 Charles T. Richards (p) Fox farmer 1915 Methodist No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73.
THOMPSON, Isaac Big Bight, Gander Bay, Fogo District 3125 21 Charles Thompson (o) Labourer 1916 Methodist No No
THOMPSON, Arthur Gander Bay, Fogo District 1208 23 Charles Thompson (o) Trapper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TUFF, Raymond Templeman, Bonavista District 5864 21 Charles Tuff (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TURNER, Horatio Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 5103 20 Charles Turner (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
EDDY, Arthur Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 5947 20 Charles W. Eddy (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WHEATON, George Frederickton, Fogo District 6122 22 Charles Wheaton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HEWLETT, Llewelyn Wards Harbour, Twillingate District 6286 18 Charlie Hewlett (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LEVERMAN, Donald 168 Water Street West, St. John's 4705 22 Charlie Leverman (p) Electrician 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LILLY, John Saddle Island, Fortune District 6063 22 Charlie Lilly (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAKER, George Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 5708 21 Charlotte Baker (p) Steel worker 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BEMISTER, Job Knee 235 Water Street, St. John's 0-299 - 1116 22 Charlotte Bemister (p) Chauffeur 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PICCO, Francis Rushoon, Placentia-St. Marys District 5863 24 Charlotte Mary Picco (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, October 23, 1918
TOUMISHEY, George St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 3981 19 Charlotte Toumishey (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 3, 1918
FINNEY, William Broad Cove, Renews, Ferryland District 4057 19 Christina Finney (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HARVEY, Wilfred Eric 228 Duckworth Street, St. John's 324 19 Christina Harvey (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
DEWLING, Stewart 25 Fleming Street, St. John's 20 20 Christina Hicks (p) Plumber 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
CURTIS, Victor Charles Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2939 21 Christopher Curtis (p) School teacher 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
HARDING, William Renews, Ferryland District 995 25 Christopher Harding (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as William Joseph Harding.
HEPDITCH, Otto Cecil Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1577 19 Christopher Hepditch (p) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JOYCE, William Salmonier, Burin Bay Arm, Burin District 1952 18 Christopher Joyce (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Friday, September 8, 1916
QUINTON, William Red Cliff Island, Bonavista District 5166 25 Christopher Quinton (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STRATTON, Hubert Valleyfield, Bonavista District 5449 19 Christopher Stratton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
YARD, James Witless Bay, Ferryland District 5744 22 Christopher Yard (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RANDELL, Frank Port Rexton, Trinity District 3775 18 Clara (Henry) Randell (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ARNS, William Frederick 7 Signal Hill, St. John's 2270 19 Clara (Mawtrey) Arns (s) Baker 1916 Methodist No No
COOPER, Herbert George La Scie, St. Barbe District 439 25 Clara Cooper (s) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Cooper transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.
COOPER, Herbert George La Scie, St. Barbe District 439 25 Clara Cooper (s) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.
GOODLAND, Augustus Winter Avenue, St. John's 4186 18 Clara Goodland (p) Printer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
WHITE, Charles Edward George V Institute, St. John's 0-307 - 171 27 Clara J. White (o) Purse 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
CLARK, Alexander Delby's Cove, Trinity District 8351 29 Clara M. Clark (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
NOSEWORTHY, Matthew 145 Gower Street, St. John's n/a 35 Clara Noseworthy (s) 1914 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as Sergeant Instructor (Special).
ONEIL, John Joseph 49 Angel Place, St. John's 704 29 Clara O'Neil (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WADDINGTON, Robert Bumley, England, United Kingdom 3069 47 Clara Waddington (s) Musician 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
EBSARY, Albert 59 Fords Hill, Southside, St. John's 3292 30 Clarice Ebsary (s) Cook 1916 Methodist No No
COOPER, Obediah Comfort Cove, Twillingate District 8166 30 Claude Cooper (o) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
LEPAGE, Manuel Ship Cove, St. George District 3179 18 Claude LePage (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
BOURGOIS, Gabriel Stephenville, St. George District 5990 23 Clement Bourgois (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Bourgeois
SHEPPARD, William A. Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 8136 33 Clementine Sheppard (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No