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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 Enlistmentsort descending Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
SHEARS, John Frederick 2 Allan Square, St. John's 4515 18 John Shears (p) Draper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, Thomas M. 10 McDougall Street, St. John's 4490 18 Thomas Murphy Sr. (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HATCHER, Reuben Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2105 18 Robert Hatcher (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CUTLER, Frederick Fair Island, Bonavista District 3844 18 Daniel Cutler (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOW, Stanley Great Burin, Burin District 4026 18 Mrs. Ernest Snow (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
SYMONDS, Albert 102 Barnes Road, St. John's 4410 18 Arthur Symonds (o) Cabman 1918 Methodist No No
STEVENS, Charles Bareneed, Port de Grave District 2433 18 John Samuel Stevens (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, September 5, 1918
NOFTALL, Isaiah Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 8048 18 John C. Noftall (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BLUNDON, Harry Catalina, Trinity District 3702 18 Theophilus Blundon (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Signature is Blundon ; documents use Blunden.
SQUIRES, Frederick 58 New Gower Street, St. John's 3584 18 John Squires (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist Yes No Saturday, October 5, 1918
HALL, Kenneth 9 Knight Street, St. John's 4464 18 Michael Hall (p) Barber 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BOWDRIDGE, William George Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2884 18 Thomas Bowdridge (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STEED, Solomon Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 2941 - 8157 18 Albert Steed (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No No overseas service, released from Newfoundland Regiment 1916; Enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917; complete file is under # 2941.
TUCKER, Timothy Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 5052 18 John Tucker (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BATTEN, Harold Bareneed Cove, Port de Grave District 3402 18 William Batten (p) Student 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LILLY, Simeon Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District 3255 18 Mrs. MacDonald (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MITCHELL, Charles F. Johns Beach, Bay of Islands, St. George District 8208 18 Ellen Dennis (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Fatality: No No No
POTTLE, Frederick St. John's 4348 18 May Pottle (o) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
GEORGE, Albert Brazils Field, St. John's 2796 18 Pleman George (p) Truckman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RUSSELL, Melville Royston 82 Freshwater Road, St. John's 2365 18 Edward Russell (p) Letter carrier 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
LEWIS, John Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 8403 18 Edward Lewis (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
SHEPPARD, Henry Bishops Cove, Harbour Grace District 5226 18 Henry Sheppard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, June 8, 1918
RICE, George Wild Cove, St. Barbe District 4932 18 William Rice (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
EVANS, Nicholas Joseph St. John's 1767 18 Helena Doheney (o) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
AYERS, Samuel George Fortune, Burin District 4007 18 Samuel Ayers (p) Sailor 1917 Methodist No No
BRYANT, Charles Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 3623 18 Herbert Bryant (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
WILLIAMS, Raymond Victor Hearts Content, Trinity District 2847 18 Adam Williams (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, October 19, 1917
LITTLEJOHN, Henry Traytown, Bonavista District 4789 18 Florence Littlejohn (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
GILL, Ernest 1 Cochrane Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2655 18 Mrs. George Gill (p) Tanner 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 24, 1918
GILLIES, William Walter 58 Gower Street, St. John's 3710 18 William Gillis (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BISHOP, Caleb Golding Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 2524 18 Jacob Bishop (p) Book keeper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
TULK, Stanley Gordon St. George, St. George District 268 18 Benjamin Tulk (p) Farmer 1914 Methodist No No
WALSH, George 51 Lime Street, St. John's 4446 18 Lawrence Walsh (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STONE, Cyril G. Fogo, Fogo District 3410 18 Aaron Stone (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CURRAN, Eugene Manuels, Harbour Main District 8488 18 John Curran 1918 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
HEWLETT, Arlando John Roberts Arm, Twillingate District 3522 18 Israel Hewlett (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
VATCHER, Albert Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2827 18 John Vatcher (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHAFE, Reginald Goulds, St. John's West District 4422 18 Allan Chafe (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FARRELL, Patrick Joseph Ferryland, Ferryland District 3044 18 Patrick Joseph Farrell Sr. (p) School teacher 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 2, 1917 Photograph of grave-site included.
WILLS, Herbert Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2185 18 Mary Wills (p) Paper maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, December 8, 1916
HAYWARD, James Smiths Sound, Trinity District 4846 18 John Hayward (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARRIS, Harvey Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1114 18 Evelina Harris (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SPARKES, William 67 Feild Street, St. John's 4608 18 William Sparkes (p) Commission clerk 1918 Methodist No No
HEALEY, William James. Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 2984 18 John Healey (p) Office clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 3, 1918 CWGC
OLDFORD, Ernest Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2654 18 Robert Oldford (p) Paper maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, Robert Stephen 74 Kings Bridge Road, St. John's 2916 18 Elizabeth Martin (p) Seaman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOMINY, Harry Greenspond, Bonavista District 3769 18 Edgar Dominy (p) Draper 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, March 14, 1918
MANNING, Robert 80 Forest Road, St. John's 4693 18 Michael Manning (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GALLOP, Morgan Haggerty Street, St.Johns 2434 18 Mrs. R. Kennedy (p) Postman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
KELLY, Henry 29 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 3263 18 Henry Kelly (p) Salesman 1916 Roman Catholic No No