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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
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
MILLER, John 36 Mullock Street, St. John's 2841 30 Charles Miller (p) Draper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917
WALSH, Luke 129 Military Road, St. John's 8126 Patrick Walsh 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
MAHER, Peter 31 Cuddihy Street, St. John's 8298 18 Peter Maher (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic 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.
SHORT, John C. Hermitage Cove, Fortune District 1683 21 Eli Short (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BLUNDON, Norman J. Shoal Harbour, Trinity District 5992 21 James Blundon (p) Farmer 1919 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: documents completed as Blunden.
HOYLES, Obediah Pooles Island, Bonavista District 3814 21 Charles Hoyles (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, March 30, 1918
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
JACOBS, Levi Little Hearts Ease, Random, Trinity District 4973 21 James Jacobs (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MAYBEE, Samuel Trinity, Trinity District 3030 18 Thomas Maybee (p) Steward 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 3 D.N.X.
PENNELL, William Clement Curling, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1546 20 Hazel Pennell (s) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WHEELER, James St. John's 1432 23 Agnes Wheeler (p) Coal miner 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 21, 1916
CLARKE, Allan Botwood, Twillingate District 1655 30 Amos Clarke (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No
OREILLY, P. Joseph 0-147 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; incorrect information in service ledger Notes: Listed as instructor (musketry). Notes: Information in service ledger is incorrect; information for 0-236 J.B. O'Reilly, RAMC was duplicated as being 0-147 Joseph O'Reilly
FITZGERALD, Thomas Joseph St. John's 1645 18 Elizabeth Fitzgerald (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
FRENCH, William Brigus, Port de Grave District 3375 23 James French (p) School teacher 1917 No No
POWER, Maurice. Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5781 20 Cornelius Power (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BAILEY, Wesley Willis Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 1807 18 Maggy Bailey (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
BOWRING, George St. John's 1132 31 Mary Bowring (p) Boiler maker 1915 Methodist No No
SPURRELL, Edwin Valleyfield, Bonavista District 2443 19 Joshua Spurell (p) Fisherman 1916 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
HARRIS, Gordon 178 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 2669 21 William E. Harris (p) Boiler maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MACKAY, Walter Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4105 18 Herbert Mackay (p) Telegraph operator 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, October 2, 1918
ROBERTS, Michael Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 4335 23 Mrs. J. Croke (o) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROSE, Stephen Twillingate, Twillingate District 4281 18 Lizzie Powell (p) Coaster - sailor 1917 Methodist No No
JEWER, Walter Botwood, Twillingate District 2536 19 William George Jewer (p) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
DAWE, Robert Rattling Brook, Twillingate District 3630 24 Jonathan Dawe (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BURT, Jacob Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4987 19 Robert Burt (p) Fisherman 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
SNOW, Robert Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 2565 19 Thomas Snow (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Thomas Boat Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 5591 22 John Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEWITT, Alexander Barr'd Island, Fogo District 5726 22 Henry Hewitt (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MAHON, James Thomas 30 Barnes Road St. John's 114 21 John Mahon (p) Tinsmith 1914 Roman Catholic No No
LACEY, Roland Stephen St. John's 77 28 William Lacey (p) Fisherman-miner 1914 Methodist No No
VINCENT, Arthur J. St. George, St. George District 6210 20 William Vincent (p) Telegraph operator 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PIPPY, Walter Elliott Torbay Road, St. John's 691 19 T.A. Pippy (p) Engineer 1914 Methodist No No
ANDREWS, Walter St. John's 2058 18 John Andrews (p) Salesman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
BYRNE, Gerald Guy 59 Flavin Street, St. John's 0-31 - 340 24 James Byrne (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
WILCOX, Ernest Brigus, Port de Grave District 655 19 James J. Wilcox (p) School teacher 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
NARDINI, Raphael Main River, St. George District 1488 19 Josephine Nardini (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No Previously transcribed as Raphael.
HARDY, William Frank 60 Monroe Street, St. John's 179 21 George Hardy (p) Truckman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, September 23, 1915
FENNELL, Louis M. St. Brendans, Bonavista District 1985 19 Thomas Fennell (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CRANE, Archibald Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 2765 25 William Crane (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also service # 736 for additional misfiled documents
MOULTON, Rennie Burin, Burin District 4320 18 Thomas Moulton (p) School teacher 1918 Methodist No No
GILLINGHAM, Herbert Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 5608 27 Esau Gillingham (p) Theology student 1918 Methodist No No
BUGDEN, Fred Epworth, Burin District 3873 18 Flethcher Bugden (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
NIPPARD, Charles Springdale, Twillingate District 8199 32 John T. Walshman (o) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WEBBER, George Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4429 21 Caroline Webber (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
MCFATRIDGE, Arthur M. Main River, St. George District 1711 22 Walter McFatridge (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No