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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 Religionsort descending Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
BENOIT, Arthur P. Short Reach, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6311 20 John Benoit (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOUTCHER, John W. Mussel Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District 5940 24 Reuben Boutcher (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 12, 1918 Discrepancy in spelling of name - Boutcher, Butcher, Boucher: brothers William, John and Alexander each have varied spellings in file ; Died at sea enroute to UK.
PYE, Edward Victoria, Carbonear District 968 18 Mrs. Moses Vaters (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917 See Service # 2047 for five misfiled documents File contains two misfiled documents for John H. Vaters # 2047 (p.21-22)
WELLS, Alfred 2 Rossiters Lane, St. John's 416 32 Mr. Wells (p) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAWE, Frank Long Pond, Harbour Main District 5733 25 Jane Dawe (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREEN, Cecil Trinity, Trinity District 984 19 John Green (p) Bank clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.
PENNELL, Charles Curling, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1428 19 Joseph Pennell (p) Printer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Includes reference to # 1546 William C. Pennell and # 513274 Raymond E. Bishop (CEF)
ROWE, Henry Trinity, Trinity District 3641 19 Edward George Rowe (p) Steward 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIDGLEY, John Benjamin Little Bay West, Fortune District 2950 21 Joseph Ridgley (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 16, 1917
PHILLIPS, Frank 76 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 8034 21 James Phillips (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUIRES, Theodore St. Phillips, St. John's West District 5083 24 Reuben Squires (p) Surveyor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANDERSON, John H Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6328 19 John Anderson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WELLS, Robert Salvage, Bonavista District 4107 22 Sophie (Arnold) Ewing (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918
BOWMAN, Charles St. John's - Riga, Russia 938 22 Lizzie Burry (o) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Although he spelled his name Bowman it was correctly spelled Beaumont, Charles was a name taken upon arrival in Newfoundland.
SCAMMELL, Walter Change Islands, Fogo District 2958 21 Stewart Scammell (p) School teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, November 11, 1918
HARRIS, Bertram Benjamin St. John's 1047 28 Kate Harris (p) Accountant 1915 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
HILLIER, Llewelyn Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District 3034 18 Edward Hillier (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, January 25, 1918
DAWE, Hubert Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District 8417 18 Charles Dawe (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
QUINTON, William Red Cliff Island, Bonavista District 5166 25 Christopher Quinton (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANDERSON, Richard John British Harbour, Trinity District 2628 19 William Anderson (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STARES, Frank William Port Blandford, Bonavista District 1449 19 Allan Stares (p) Sawyer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies December 1917; attestation papers included.
MOORE, Thomas Grand River, St. George District 1527 21 Elizabeth Moore (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 15, 1918
MARSH, Absalom Hillview, Trinity District 4785 18 Joseph Marsh (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Abraham
BALLAM, Samuel Robert Curling, St. George District 1440 19 Manoah Ballam (p) Telegraph operator 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, James Spread Eagle, Trinity District 5326 23 Isaac Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHERWIN, Samuel Allington (near Derby), England, United Kingdom 3206 26 Samuel Sherwin (p) Butler 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, August 18, 1917
MORGAN, Walter Indian Pond, Harbour Main District 6150 22 Archibald Morgan (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BENDALL/BENDELL, Freeman Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 3187 18 Mrs. Selina Bendell (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
HULL, Harvey Seal Islands, Labrador 2911 30 Mrs. Harvey Hull (s) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROWE, Chesley Hearts Content, Trinity District 989 19 William Rowe (p) Carpenter 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COX, George Middle Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District 5715 27 George Cox (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHEELER, Francis E. Greenspond, Bonavista District 1909 25 John Wheeler (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Microfilmed file follows service file # 1873
SHUTE, Arthur Victoria Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2728 19 Moses Shute (p) Cooper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SIMMS, Simeon Muddy Hole, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6040 22 David Simms (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DUFFETT, Henry Chesley Burgoynes Cove, Smith Sound, Trinity District 3308 20 John Duffett (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TAYLOR, George 81 Southside Road, St. John's 5268 24 Robert Taylor (p) Cooper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
QUINTON, Albert Edward Southern Bay, Bonavista District 3525 18 Alfred Quinton (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, June 27, 1917
TIBBO, Wilson Grand John, Fortune District 5474 18 Thomas Tibbo (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STRICKLAND, James Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 4200 18 Jas. [James] Strickland (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHEARS, John James Robinsons Head, St. George District 1671 19 James Allan Shjears (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PROSPER, John Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 4907 20 William Prosper (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, Ananias New Bonaventure, Trinity District 5012 21 Theophilus King (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, Pierce Salvage, Bonavista District 3547 18 Mary Ann Pike (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUMBY, John Musgravetown, Bonavista District 5001 22 William Humby (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RICKETTS, Thomas Middle Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe District 3102 Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15 Originals removed for conservation by the National Archives, photocopies of originals have been microfiilmed.
COOK, Ernest George Trinity East, Trinity District 4384 18 John Cook (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAMEN, Richard Joseph Marystown, Burin District 3037 19 Benjamin Hamen (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 25, 1921
FIELDS, Charles. Cooks Harbour, St. Barbe District 3267 35 Mrs. Bradbury (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
DROVER, Albert Southside Road, St. John's 4951 19 Uriah Drover (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No