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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 PoW Date of Death Commendationssort descending Notes
AVERY, William Greenspond, Bonavista District 2861 - 8053 21 Eliza Avery (s) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No additional service records under Regimental # 2861. # 2862 on attestation form; # 2861 in service ledger; see service # 8053 for service file.
BUTLER, Robert Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 1282 21 Emily Butler (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, October 11, 1916
KENNEDY, James Brig Bay, St. Barbe District 5651 24 John Kennedy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PITTMAN, John Little Bay East, Fortune District 5336 21 Isaac Pittman (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GRANTER, James Greenspond, Bonavista District 5454 24 Joseph Granter (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RALPH, Cecil Flat Islands, Bonavista District 5201 18 George Ralph (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, June 10, 1918
HALLETT, Frederick St. John's 844 25 Mary Hallett (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BLAKE, Ambrose Ernest Barr'd Island, Fogo District 3138 19 James Jacobs (o) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DUNPHY, Edmond Lawrence 31 Central Street, St. John's 2967 18 Patrick Dunphy (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
YOUNG, George Bank Head Bay, St. George District 4880 21 Rachael Young (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BURTON, Robert Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2702 19 Mrs. William Burton (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LESEMAN, Roy Bennett 55 Patrick Street, St. John's 220 21 Flora Leseman (o) Marine engineer 1914 Methodist No No
OTOOLE, John Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 5827 19 Rhoady O'Toole (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LACEY, Edward La Scie, St. Barbe District 5667 18 James Lacey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SQUIRES, Alexander Manuels, Harbour Main District 8347 48 Jane E. Squires (s) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LYNCH, Archibald Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 5805 22 George Lynch (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STRIDE, Norman Botwood, Twillingate District 3629 18 Sofia (George) Stride (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
THOMPSON, Lionel Hesilden St. John's - Doncaster, England, United Kingdom 802 23 Daniel Thompson (p) Draper 1914 Methodist No No Discrepancy in religion.
BUTT, Edward St. John's 851 23 Mrs. John Butt (p) Teamster 1914 Methodist No No
GREENSLADE, John W. Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District 8274 43 Elizabeth (Dawe) Greenslade (s) Carpenter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOLLANDS, Henry Carbonear, Carbonear District 2239 18 Reverend Charles Hollands (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MULLETT, Victor 22 Pennywell Road, St. John's 8174 19 Rosanna Mullett (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
FRAMPTON, William Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 3336 26 Lillian Frampton (s) Fisherman 1916 hurch of England (Anglican) No No
EAGAN, Patrick 32 Water Street, St. John's 4757 22 John Eagan (p) Baker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SHORT, Erastus Hants Harbour, Trinity District 1809 20 Ezriel Short (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No Attestation completed as Erastus; Documents completed as Restus, Orestes.
BLACKALL, Herbert William Grand Falls, Twillingate District - St. John's 0-86 - 448 20 W.W.Blackall (p) School teacher 1914 No No Blackall resigned his commission 10 January 1916 and joined the 46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. He died in action at Ypres 30 October 1917.
GEORGE, Allan Thomas New Harbour, Trinity District 1788 21 Richard George (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MEADEN, Edward A. Cow Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada 4624 20 Simon Meaden (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FAIRWEATHER, S.D. n/a Medical officer No No Attached to Regiment from RAMC; no service number or file; information from ledger.
NOSEWORTHY, Ernest Ivan St. John's 1098 23 Sarah Noseworthy (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
FOWLER, Francis Bell Island, St. John's East District 4773 19 Francis Fowlow (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Signature is Fowler; forms were completed as Fowlow.
HOWLEY, Richard Alexander No information 0-1 1924 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger; See Regt. # 0-135 - 2273 for misfiled documents; Includes documents relating to John A. McGrath, Regt. # 0-135-2273 (and Royal Dublin Fusiliers).
ELGAR, William Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 1503 19 Mrs. Henry Ryan (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VIGUERS, Clifford Bay Bulls Road, St. John's West District 8472 18 William Viguers (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers not included; variant spelling of name: Viquers.
STARKS, Eli Kings Point, Twillingate District 5654 19 Annie Starks (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
STRATTON, Cecil Valleyfield, Bonavista District 2717 19 Mr. Abram Stratton (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
LEE, Benjamin Grand Bank, Burin District 4082 18 Mrs. E.H. Lee (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No See service record 1134.
PEACH, Peter Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 3666 19 Richard Peach (p) Miner 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JACOBS, Harold G. Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 2253 18 David Jacobs (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes Yes Monday, April 9, 1917 POW Date: 1917
KING, George New Bonaventure, Trinity District 6262 20 Harriett King (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MUISE, Moses St. George, St. George District 1429 19 Moses Muise (p) Blacksmith 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
WHITE, James Catalina, Trinity District 4079 22 Sarah Jane (William) Manuel (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COOPER, Albert John Bonavista, Bonavista District 3771 22 Alfred Cooper (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: Albert Cooper; John Cooper; G. Cooper; Herbert Cooper.
BANFIELD, James Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 5937 20 James W. Banfield (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WADDLETON, Alphonsus Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4681 26 James Waddleton (p) Railroad worker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TAYLOR, William Bernard St. John's 711 20 John Taylor (p) Labourer 1914 No No
BUTT, Samuel H. St. George, St. George District 3033 34 Susan Butt (p) Engineer 1916 Methodist No No
DOBBIN, Bernard John Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 8244 20 Denis Dobbin (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BRENTON, John Samuel Bulls Cove, Burin District 2932 18 Henry Brenton (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ARNOLD, Chesley Gladstone Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 1386 19 Alice Arnold (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917