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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 Kinsort descending Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
PYNN, John 329 Water Street, St. John's 4036 18 Daniel Pynn (p) Baker 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 31, 1918
QUIRK, Peter. Mobile, Ferryland District 5748 22 Daniel Quirk (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SCANLON, David 35 Barters Hill, St. John's 2088 18 Daniel Scanlon (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, March 3, 1917
SHAW, Daniel F. Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District 4975 22 Daniel Shaw (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic 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.
WINSOR, Augustus Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5475 21 Daniel Winsor (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, June 26, 1918
NORMORE, Elijah Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 3638 33 Darius Normore (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
NORMORE, Daniel Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 3639 27 Darius Normore (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
PARSONS, James Greenspond, Bonavista District 5466 22 Darius Parsons (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
RYAN, Joseph F. Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4747 24 Darius Ryan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SHEPPARD, Albert Valleyfield, Bonavista District 4819 31 Darius Sheppard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Willis Valleyfield, Bonavista District 5170 25 Darius White (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CANDOW, John New Gower Street, St. John's 3246 20 David Candow (p) Lineman 1916 No No
CANDOW, William St. John's 1510 25 David Candow (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No
CAREW, William Patrick 33 Patrick Street, St. John's 469 21 David Carew (p) Fireman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
CAREW, David Michael St. John's 776 19 David Carew (p) Shoeworker 1914 Yes No Thursday, October 7, 1915 Also see # 253 for additional document.
CAREW, John Joseph 33 Patrick Street, St. John's 651 20 David Carew (p) Boiler maker 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
CONNORS, Daniel Francis 49 Lime Street, St. John's 649 21 David Connors (p) Tinsmith 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
DOBBIN, Joseph Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District 2538 19 David Dobbin (p) Miner 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, October 18, 1918
DOBBIN, Thomas John Bell Island, St. John's East District 3427 22 David Dobbin (p) Miner 1917 No No
DOWDING, Alfred Templeman, Bonavista District 6132 20 David Dowding (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
ENGLAND, George 28 Spencer Street, St. John's 3561 18 David England (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARDING, Ernest William Little Bay West, Fortune District 2949 20 David Harding (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Saturday, April 14, 1917
HART, Stewart Change Islands, Fogo District 8168 20 David Hart (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
HIPDITCH, James Clattice Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 5968 22 David Hipditch (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic 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
KELLY, Frank Irelands Eye, Trinity District 2679 21 David Kelly (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, August 14, 1917 Place appears as Ireland Isle on attestation record; later corrected.
LYNCH, Willis Paradise, Harbour Main District 4461 18 David Lynch (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCALLISTER, Joseph 53 Brazils Square, St. John's 5144 21 David McAllister (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCGRORY, John 83 Patrick Street, St. John's 3154 18 David McGrory (p) Steward 1916 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - McGory
MELVILLE, Charles Andrews 54 Burlington Road, Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom 0-272 - 759 25 David Melville (p) 1914 No No Includes only partial attestation papers
MORRIS, Robert Great Jervais, Fortune District 1354 28 David Morris (o) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
REDMOND, Thomas J. 265 Theatre Hill, St. John's 8162 18 David P. Redmond (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ROBERTS, John Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 3744 22 David Roberts (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SIMMS, Simeon Muddy Hole, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6040 22 David Simms (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
THISTLE, Walter Leslie 50 Longs Hill, St. John's 215 20 David Thistle (p) Stone cutter 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1918
WARDLAW, William Bain Newcastle on Tyne, England, United Kingdom 3124 23 David Wardlaw (p) Salesman 1916 Presbyterian No No
WINSOR, George Wesleyville, Bonavista District 1845 18 David Winsor (p) Store assistant 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
COLERIDGE, Peter Trinity, Trinity District 5852 19 Deborah Coleridge (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CUFF, George Little Bonavista, Bonavista District 630 21 Deborah Cuff (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
MILLER, Benjamin 27 Young Street, St. John's 300 19 Deborah Nash (p) Moulder 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
YOUNG, Benjamin Codroy, St. George District 2106 19 Deborah Young (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEWLETT, Raymond Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 5501 20 Debra Hewlett (s) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PEYTON, Stephen Barr'd Island, Fogo District 2514 18 Delia Peyton (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, April 24, 1917
GILLINGHAM, George Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District 1253 20 Deliah Gillingham (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
PLOUGHMAN, William Port Rexton, Trinity District 5404 23 Delilah Ploughman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOBBIN, Bernard John Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 8244 20 Denis Dobbin (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
DOBBIN, Charles Holyrood, Harbour Main District 2539 18 Denis Dobbin (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HAGEN, Francis 5 Simmonds Street, St. John's 5824 21 Dennis Hagen (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MEANEY, Ronald Joseph St. John's 1353 18 Dennis Meaney (p) Waiter 1915 Roman Catholic No No