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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
BOONE, James D. Glovertown, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 8063 29 Beatrice Boone (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
MILLEY, Hayward Little Bay, Twillingate District 4180 18 Absalom Milley (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BALDWIN, Uriah Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 1846 18 Edward Baldwin Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
KEOUGH, Martin St. John's 1584 19 Bridget Keough (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, November 29, 1917
POOLE, Martin English Cove, Harbour Main District 4564 20 Henry Poole (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHEELER, Arthur Summerford, Twillingate District 2465 18 Thomas Wheeler (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No Includes photograph of his wife.
WISEMAN, Alfred Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District 2011 21 Alfred Wiseman (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) - Methodist No No Discrepancy in religion
DAWE, Frederick Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 3334 25 Ambrose Dawe (p) Miner 1916 Church of England (Anglican Yes No Tuesday, July 10, 1917 See # 3011 Frank Dawe for misfiled documents
CORCORAN, James St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 4361 23 Thomas Corcoran (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HALLADAY, Hubert Britannia, Trinity District 3240 18 John Halladay (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
NICOL, Rex Emmanuel St. John's 1740 15 Charles M. Nichol Tailor 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15 Variant spelling of name - Nichol.
MALONEY, Joseph Francis 291 Water Street, St. John's 385 26 John Maloney (p) Stove fitter 1914 Roman Catholic No No I
PEEL, Robert 22 Cook Street, St. John's 3888 35 Ellen Peel (p) Insurance agent 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOSSE, Maxwell Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 4431 18 George Gosse (p) Student 1918 Methodist No No
GOLDING, Sylvester Gambo, Bonavista District 1487 20 Helen Golding (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Goulding
CANNING, Wilfred Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 3727 23 Noah Canning (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
WHITE, Martin Witless Bay, Ferryland District 6012 22 Cornelius White (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
REES, Edgar Bell Island, St. John's East District 4163 20 Thomas Rees (p) Miner 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 21, 1918
DWYER, Patrick Holyrood, Harbour Main District 3927 24 John Dwyer (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
STUCKLESS, Adolphus Comfort Cove, Twillingate District 3839 21 Emma Watkins (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
ANGEL, Heber 130 Hamilton Street, St. John's 2453 19 John Angel (p) Scholar 1916 Methodist No No
FILLIER, Frank Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 1377 18 Thomas Filler (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BROWN, Elias B. Bonavista, Bonavista District 5422 22 James Brown (p) Storekeeper 1918 Methodist No No
CLANCEY, Dennis Newtown Road, St. John's 4482 29 Mrs. Allan Clancey (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MORRIS, Ernest Ledrew St. George, St. George District 4352 21 William Morris (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger. Found unfit for service.
GRACE, Martin Joseph Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1272 24 John Grace (p) Paper maker 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, October 15, 1916
ELLIS, John Joseph 359 Southside Road, St. John's 443 21 John Joseph Ellis (p) Stonemason 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
COURAGE, Roland Catalina, Trinity District 3136 21 Abel Courage (p) Steward 1916 Methodist No No
SHEPPARD, William Catalina, Trinity District 5914 22 Simeon Sheppard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SUTTON, William Pushthrough, Bonavista Bay, Fortune 3529 18 James Sutton (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARRIS, Clarence Valentine Glovertown, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 3365 18 Frederick Harris (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Monday, September 30, 1918
NOSEWORTHY, William James St. John's 1570 26 Elizabeth Noseworthy (s) Stoker 1915 Methodist No No
CLARKE, William Big Braha, St. Barbe District 3729 23 Mrs. Nimie[?] Chute (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
HORWOOD, Henry Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 3694 22 George Horwood (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Sunday, October 20, 1918 Killed 20 October, 1918.
BENOIT, Matthew Stephenville, St. George District 3594 18 John Benoit (p) Farmer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WHALEN, Walter Chapel Cove, Harbour Main District 8471 27 Philip Whalen (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Whelan.
VERE-HOLLOWAY, Henry (Harry) Boyce St. John's 2170 18 Edward Holloway (p): Should read: Edward Vere-Holloway Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling: entered repeatedly in records as Vere-Halloway
SAUNDERS, Alonzo Cape Cove, Fogo District 6028 21 Edward Saunders (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STRICKLAND, Benjamin St. John's 1848 35 Mary Strickland (s) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ABBOTT, Bella [Bela] Pools Island, Bonavista District 2020 20 Elizabeth Abbott (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
HANEY/HEANEY, James Patrick 46 Barnes Road, St. John's 476 21 Kitty Haney (o) Printer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Entered in CWGC as Heaney
BURN [BYRNE], Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 257 20 James Byrne (p) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic No No
FOOTE, John Botwood, Twillingate District 8120 44 Lillian Foote (s) Railroad man 1917 Methodist No No
ROWSELL, Herbert J Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 6303 19 Eli Rowsell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SAUNDERS, Benjamin Gambo, Bonavista District 8319 18 Joseph Saunders (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HATCHER, William Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4609 25 Robert Hatcher (p) School teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DODD, William St. John's 1027 22 Matthew Dodd (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
RENDELL, Leonard True Grand Falls, Twillingate District 231 25 Jesse Rendell (p) Papermaker 1914 Methodist No No
FIFIELD, Isaac Bonavista, Bonavista District 420 20 Daniel Fifield (p) School teacher 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, Charles William Ragged Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 728 22 Rachael Emberley Brown (p) Labourer 1914 No No