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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 PoWsort descending Date of Death Commendations Notes
SEYMOUR, Frank 71 Duckworth Street, St. John's 3374 32 Gertrude Seymour (p) Electrician 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REID, Bramwell Booth Hearts Delight, Trinity District 3120 18 Levi Reid (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No PDF Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1620X
DAY, John Old Shop, Trinity District 2157 20 Elmer Day (p) Iron worker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, Luke 129 Military Road, St. John's 8126 Patrick Walsh 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
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
MAHER, Peter 31 Cuddihy Street, St. John's 8298 18 Peter Maher (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PEET, Thomas Arthur St. John's 1042 28 J.B. Peet (p) Tailor 1915 Methodist No No
HAPGOOD, Patrick Clattice Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4889 19 Monague Hapgood (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, William Bell Island, St. John's East District 5769 24 Thomas Parsons (p) Machinist 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OSBORNE, Reuben Grand Bank, Burin District 3421 19 John Osbourne (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918
BISHOP, Heber St. John's 1478 19 Elijah Bishop (p) Machinist 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
IVANY, Alexander 59 Freshwater Road, St. John's N/A 18 Drummer 1919 No No Attestation papers not included. No service number. Listed as drummer (special).
ANTLE, Daniel Fox Cove, Burin District 2954 30 Henry Antle (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
WHEELER, James St. John's 1432 23 Agnes Wheeler (p) Coal miner 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 21, 1916
PORTER, Archibald Harold Change Islands, Fogo District 1534 19 Lucy Ann Porter (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
CHEESEMAN, James Rushroon, Placentia-St. Marys District 5865 22 John Joseph Cheesman (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, Bertram Field St. John's 1781 18 Alfred Brown (p) Machinist 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MAHER, Edward St. John's 1105 19 Cecelia Maher (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
STRICKLAND, Robert Hants Island, Burgeo-LePoile District 5191 19 Thomas Strickland (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TAYLOR, Richard H. 5 Maxse Street, St. John's 1973 21 C.F. Taylor (p) Accountant 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
MCBAY, John Field St. John's 1030 22 Samuel McBay (p) Draper 1915 Methodist No No
CANDOW, William St. John's 1510 25 David Candow (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No
SPURRELL, Edwin Valleyfield, Bonavista District 2443 19 Joshua Spurell (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROSE, Lonzel Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3834 18 Ellen Rose (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WEST, William Emeel 35 Angel Place, St. John's 25 21 Andrew J. West (p) Carpenter 1914 Methodist No No
BURN [BYRNE], Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 257 20 James Byrne (p) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic 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
MERCER, Lyle Mercers Cove, Harbour Grace District 4866 18 Annie Mercer (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
FUDGE, Jeremiah Pass Island, Fortune District 2839 21 James Fudge (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
FAGAN, William J. Foxtrap, Harbour Main District 5763 19 George Fagan (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
READER, Alexander Bonavista, Bonavista District 1135 20 William S. Reader (p) Letter carrier 1915 Methodist Yes No Sunday, February 25, 1917
ABBOTT, Noah Bonavista, Bonavista District 5846 23 Robert Abbott (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SNOW, Robert Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 2565 19 Thomas Snow (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
NURSE, William Champneys East, Trinity District 3674 19 William Nurse (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
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.
MESSERVY, Albert Arthur Sandy Point, St. George District 2853 18 Neiron Messervy (p) Fisherman 1916 No No Variant spelling of name - Messervey
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
GULLIVER, Arthur 24 Tessier Place, St. John's 3162 19 Diana Noseworthy (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TAYLOR, George Hayward 5 Maxse Street, St. John's 0-102 - 28 22 Eugene F. Taylor (p) Draper 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
LLOYD, Robert Little Brook, Groswater Bay, Labrador 3955 19 James Lloyd (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BENNETT, William Lewisporte, Twillingate District 4139 22 James Bennett (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
WILCOX, Ernest Brigus, Port de Grave District 655 19 James J. Wilcox (p) School teacher 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
RYAN, Joseph F. Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4747 24 Darius Ryan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CLARKE, Allan Botwood, Twillingate District 1655 30 Amos Clarke (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No
NARDINI, Raphael Main River, St. George District 1488 19 Josephine Nardini (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No Previously transcribed as Raphael.
BROWN, William W. Kings Cove, Bonavista District 2435 26 Samuel Brown (p) Steward 1916 Methodist No No
FITZGERALD, Thomas Joseph St. John's 1645 18 Elizabeth Fitzgerald (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
MCKAY, J. J. No information 0-145 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
COSH, Archibald Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 3716 23 Mrs. J[?] Mary Cosh (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
EDWARDS, James 50 Gower Street, St. John's 3756 27 Richard Edwards (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No