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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 ascending Date of Death Commendations Notes
BROWN, Louis Salvage, Bonavista District 2044 18 Henry Brown (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
ABBOTT, William Summerville, Bonavista District 4732 20 Job Abbott (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
THORNE, George Brownsdale, Trinity District 5291 21 John Thorne (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HODDINOTT, Frederick Salt Pond, Lewisporte, Twillingate District 5399 19 Henry Hoddinott (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
WHEELER, Ernest 79 Long Hill, St.John's 5075 26 James Wheeler (p) Teamster 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEAD, Darius Ladle Cove, Fogo District 6293 24 Aaron Head (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GAUDET, Arthur Stephenville, St. George District 5694 18 Amedee Gaudet (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCDONALD, Augustus Freshwater Road, St. John's 5800 20 James McDonald (p) Carman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LANGMEAD, John Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 5775 19 Henry Langmead (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CURRAN, William Holyrood, Harbour Main District 4760 25 William Curran (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, Bert Ordnance Street/Gower Street, St. John's 4459 23 Frank Martin (p) Accountant 1918 Congregationalist No No
MOORE, Donald Lancie. 96 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 646-8057 19 Frederick Moore (p) Manager, supply stores 1914 Methodist No No
MALONEY, Michael Sweet Bay, Bonavista District 8071 20 John Maloney (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GREEN, Chesley Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5228 21 Simon Green (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DEWLING, Jacob 25 Fleming Street, St. John's 3005 18 Archibald Dewling (p) Grocer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FROUD, Eldon Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 3389 25 Abram Froud (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Monday, October 14, 1918
GILBERT, Noel Bedford, England, United Kingdom 617 24 Mr. Noel (p) Chartered accountant 1914 No No
PARSONS, George H. 69 Springdale Street, St. John's 1994 24 William Parsons (p) Accountant 1915 Methodist No No
WATTS, Wesley Frenchs Lane, Signal Hill, St. John's 2226 18 Albert Abbott Watts (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
PENNY, Ernest Harry's Harbour, Twillingate District 5514 23 Stephen Penny (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No See also service #698, Patrick Joseph English. Discrepancy in name: Signature is Penny, documents as Penney.
BATSON, Harold Herbert English Harbour, Trinity District - 29 Monkstown Road, St. John's 0-251 - 744 20 William Batson (p) Accountant 1914 No No
IVANY, Jack 39 Freshwater Road, St. John's 8309 18 William Ivany (p) Teamster 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Ivaney.
HOBBS, Eliol Red Cliff Bay, Bonavista District 5413 19 Thomas Hobbs (p) Fisherman 1919 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, June 22, 1918
WHITTY, Gerald Joseph 336 Water Street West, St. John's 0-188 - 894 20 Mr. and Mrs. John Whitty (p) Agent 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF
QUINTON, Theodore Southern Bay, Bonavista District 4002 18 John Quinton (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CRANE, John W Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 4460 19 Josiah Crane (p) 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BEATON, Arch Norris Arm, Twillingate District 8466 26 Thomas Beaton (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BROWN, Hedley Badgers Quay, Bonavista District 5146 20 Tobias Brown (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENNY, Rupert Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 4151 19 Patrick Kenny (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Kenney.
POLLARD, Arthur Roland Botwood, Twillingate District 3419 18 James Pollard (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
OBRIEN, William Aquaforte, Ferryland District 8344 19 Mary Kehoe (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
RANDELL, Peter Twillingate (South Side), Twillingate District 1276 21 Bessie Randell (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
IRELAND, Ernest Alfred Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3159 20 Francis Ireland (p) Machinist 1916 Presbyterian No No
YOUNG, Norman Flat Bay, St. George District 6329 19 Thomas Young (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COOPER, Obediah Comfort Cove, Twillingate District 8166 30 Claude Cooper (o) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
PEDDLE, Elijah New Perlican, Trinity District 5489 19 Henry Peddle (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BALLAM, Charles Curling, St. George District 3741 18 Manoah Ballam (p) Electrician 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEMONT, Allan Cape St. George, St. George District 8443 18 Ephraim Lemont (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GOOD, Robert Joseph 9 Dammerills Lane, St. John's 219 - 8176 42 Elizabeth Good (s) Labourer - Steward 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, July 24, 1921 Regiment file (#219) Includes attestation papers for the 1st Newfoundland Regiment and the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. Good transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.
WHITE, John Burin North, Burin District 5105 29 Elizabeth White (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DAVIS, Walter Safe Harbour, Bonavista District 5520 30 William Davis (p) Construction worker 1918 Methodist No No
DUNPHY, Thomas Joseph 12 New Gower Street, St. John's 0-290 - 1438 20 Eliza Dunphy (p) Paper maker 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF Includes only partial attestation papers.
CROCKER, Job Hearts Delight, Trinity District 2418 18 John Crocker (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
ANGEL, John St. John's 8383 35 Anastatia Angel (s) Baker and cook 1917 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers not included.
BOYDE, Ernest Little Bay, Twillingate District 6095 24 James Boyd (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - recruit's signature at attestation and discharge is Boyde; forms completed as Boyd.
HANN, Chesley G. Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 8406 26 Martha Hann (s) Edgerman 1917 Methodist No No
HISCOCK, Lewis J. Winterton, Trinity District 3992 24 Samuel Hiscock (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOVER, Harry Bell Island, St. John's East District 3609 24 Annie King (o) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MAY, John Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 4047 18 Frederick May (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Friday, October 18, 1918
CAREW, Edward Bell Island, St. John's East District 4603 18 Mary Carew (p) Machinists helper 1918 Roman Catholic No No