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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 Deathsort descending Commendations Notes
PAUL, Frank Badger Brook, Twillingate District 4667 20 John Paul (p) Trapper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HALLETT, John Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 8193 23 Albert J. Hallett (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
PUMPHREY, John Louis Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1237 24 Mrs. Pumphrey (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
GOULD, William Bay Du Nord Brook, Fortune District 5878 18 Thomas Gould (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SQUIRES, Edward St. Phillips, St. John's West District 5099 22 Edward Squires (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JANES, Edward Taylor Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 1704 22 Harriet James (p) Machinist 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHEPPARD, Freeman Harbour Grace South, Harbour Grace District 4724 24 John Sheppard (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FANNING, A. F. 23 Barters Hill, St. John's 8097 19 William Fanning (p) Stenographer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROBINSON, Reuben Thomas Brooms Bottom, Bay of Islands, St. George District 631 20 Jane Robinson (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KNIGHT, Fred W. 355 Southside Road, St. John's 8502 45 Emilie Knight (s) Surveyor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HORAN, Thomas Anthony 267 Southside Road, St. John's 212 20 Patrick Horan (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic No No
LIDSTONE, Walter Laurenceton, Twillingate District 3994 20 Moses Lidstone (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
SAMMS, Amos Codroy, St. George District 6171 19 Philip Samms (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCDONALD, Patrick 23 First Avenue, Grand Falls, Twillingate District 230 21 Kate McDonald (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
COLBOURNE, Melville Purcells Harbour, Twillingate district 8150 19 John Colbourne (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BURGESS, Arthur N. 27 Queen's Road, St. John's 0-273 - 3285 21 Mrs. A. Dunn (o) Cable operator 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.
KING, Hugh Allan New Bonaventure, Trinity District 5156 22 Samuel King (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RODWAY, George W. Mussels Harbour Arm, Placentia-St.Marys District 5930 24 Alfred Rodway (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIDEOUT, Elijah Botwood, Twillingate District 8449 30 Mary (Heath) Rideout (s) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
COOPER, Herbert George La Scie, St. Barbe District 439 25 Clara Cooper (s) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Cooper transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.
STICKLAND, Abraham Hunts Island, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5880 24 Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partial attestation papers; Previously transcribed as Strickland.
ABBOTT, Andrew 24 Cabot Street, St. John's 8216 19 James Abbott (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, James Edward 2 Alexander Street, St. John's 401 20 Michael J. Murphy (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic No No I
TUCKER, Bernard Thorburn Road, St. John's 3948 18 William Tucker (p) Farmer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
STREAT [STREET], John 27 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 8315 24 Rose Streat [STREET] (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger. Surname in service ledger is Streat; family indicated correct spelling is Street.
DINNEY, Roland St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District 4492 23 John Dinney (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
TAYLOR, William R. Burin Bay, Burin District 4103 18 18 Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
BOWDEN, Herbert George 37 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 1980 18 William H. Bowden (p) Bank clerk 1915 Methodist No No
WALTERS, Joseph Champneys, Trinity District 1855 23 John Walters (p) Student 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 123
JUPP, Henry Clifford Oliver Oldfields Farm, Pulborough, Sussex, United Kingdom 0-206 - 157 24 Mr. [William] Jupp (p) 1914 No No Includes only partial attestation papers ; Also referred to as Clifford Henry ; Brother of Leonard John Jupp, # 162
WHELAN, Patrick Torbay, St. John's East District 5794 24 Mary Whelan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DOWNTON, Frederick T. 180 Pleasant Street, St. John's 1916 19 Mrs. Downton (p) Pattern maker 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NEWELL, Harry Bareneed, Port de Grave District 4612 18 Susan Newell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KAVANAGH, William Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5777 20 James Kavanagh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CURTIS, Victor Charles Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2939 21 Christopher Curtis (p) School teacher 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
MARTIN, Henry New Perlican, Trinity District 5249 24 Elizabeth Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOORE, Leo St. John's 825 27 Ignatius Moore (p) Shoemaker 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
BELBIN, Charles Chesley 113 Cabot Street, St. John's 0-51 - 167 21 Jacob Belbin (p) Hardware clerk 1914 No No
MEAD, William Seal Cove, Hermitage Bay, Fortune district 8254 29 John Mead 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
JACKMAN, William R. E. Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 4254 23 William Jackman Storekeeper 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially illegible due to fading.
OAKLEY, Ronald Greenspond, Bonavista District 4527 18 George Oakley (p) Draftsman 1918 Methodist No No
NEWMAN, James O. Barr'd Island, Fogo District 1944 24 James Newman (p) Teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNY, Michael 42 Powers Avenue, St. John's 0-50 - 3278 21 Thomas Penny (p) Draper 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: signature is Penny, documents are Penney
AYERS, John Thomas Point Crewe, Lamaline, Burin District 3659 21 John Ayers (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican)F No No
SNOW, Edward Shearstown, Conception Bay, Harbour Grace District 5138 21 William Snow (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
CROSS, William J. Greenspond, Bonavista District 8386 26 Martha E. Cross (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRAITHWAITE, Ernest Livingstone Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA 1313 21 Elizabeth Braithwaite (p) Printer 1915 Methodist No No
AYERS, Samuel George Fortune, Burin District 4007 18 Samuel Ayers (p) Sailor 1917 Methodist No No
JEANS, Stanley Change Islands, Fogo District 8272 43 Julia Jeans (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RUSSELL, Lorin Princeton, Bonavista District 3568 21 Arthur Russell (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No