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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
GARRETT, Henry Thomas Port Blandford, Bonavista District 2875 20 Joseph Garrett (p) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCCARTHY, John Francis Goulds, Bay Bulls Road, St. John's West District 1401 24 Helen McCarthy (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HOLMAN, Arthur Fortune Bay, Fortune District 3937 19 Jeremiah Holman (p) Miner 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, Thomas Bellevue, Trinity Bay 1793 28 Amy McCarthy (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, November 22, 1917
GROVES, Daniel Goose Bay, Rigolet, Labrador 1724 24 Frederick Groves (p) Trapper 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BATSTONE, Oswald Knight Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District 227 21 Charles Batstone (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
MARSHALL, Augustus Carbonear, Carbonear District 4727 22 Augustus G. Marshall (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CUTLER, Frederick Fair Island, Bonavista District 3844 18 Daniel Cutler (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LUFF, Oliver Exploits, Twillingate District 8236 19 William John Luff (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
MOORE, Lorenzo Change Islands, Fogo District 0-129 - 2233 26 Mrs. Arthur Ginn (p) Grocer 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
DELACEY, Leo Francis St. John's 1373 22 Margaret De Lacey (p) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
READ, Alexander A. La Poile, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2008 19 Mary Read (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 14, 1916 Contains documents relating to service #2009, Charles A. Read - Photograph of gravesite included.
GLYNN, Frank J. 27 Pleasant Street, St. John's 5025 24 Frank Glynn (p) Motor engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WATTS, Arthur Brigus, Port de Grave District 641 23 John Watts (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FRY, Edgar Southern Bay, Bonavista District 3595 25 Thomas Fry (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CROSS, Darius Badgers Quay, Bonavista District 4934 18 William Cross (p) Trader 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOOK, Thomas Grand Bank, Burin District 6042 20 James Snook (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRAITHWAITE, Ernest Livingstone Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA 1313 21 Elizabeth Braithwaite (p) Printer 1915 Methodist No No
WHITTEN, Frederick Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 5275 22 Thomas Whitten (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OAKE, Bertram William Fogo, Fogo District 539 23 Ham Oake (p) Clerk 1914 No No
FRANKLIN, William London, England, United Kingdom 2141 35 Mrs. Franklin (s) Musician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
ROSE, Nicholas John Carmanville, Fogo District 4201 28 Stanley George Rose (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MAHER, Pierce 61 Lime Street, St. John's 591 26 Mrs. Maher (s) Labourer 1914 No No
ROACH, Samuel Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 3965 23 Victor Roach (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BAMBURY, Robert St. Pierre and Miquelon 3667 19 Katherine Lake (o) Shoe maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bambrey, Brambury, Bamberry, Banbury;
KENNEDY, Ralph 266 Water Street, St. John's 678 19 William Cook (o) Butcher 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTLER, Nathaniel Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 1444 20 Hezekiah Butler (p) Printer 1915 Methodist No No
SNOW, Joseph Henry 26A Colonial Street, St. John's 0-202 - 74 26 George C. Snow (p) Foreman tailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POOLE, Stephen Belleoram, Fortune District 1076 22 John Poole (p) Street car conductor 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ENNIS, William Merasheen, Placentia-St. Marys District 5523 22 Patrick Ennis (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Includes misfiled, misnumbered documents for # 5528, Kenneth Upward.
RANDELL, Egbert No information 0-173 1917 No No Granted temporary commission to the Regiment to allow for transport to England to take up service with the Royal Naval Reserve.
JENNINGS, Fred Burlington, Twillingate District 4232 26 James Jennings (p) Millwright 1917 Methodist No No
SAMSON, Lewis Flat Island, Bonavista District 5179 24 William Samson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CORINA, Alfred Newcastle on Tyne, England, United Kingdom 2140 30 Mrs. Corina (p) Musician 1916 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service
MURRAY, Archibald Adams Cove, Bay de Verde District 2733 21 Edward Murray (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
OFFERY, Allan Port au Choix, St. Barbe District 6320 26 Mary Offery (s) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, Alexander Jennings Topsail, Harbour Main District 2537 18 John J. Butler (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DALTON, Frederick Western Bay, Bay de Verde District 4264 19 Mrs. Mahala Dalton (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, October 2, 1918
COADY, Richard Renews, Ferryland District 6003 21 Edward Coady (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DUFFETT, Edward George Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District 2700 18 John Duffett (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STUCKLESS, George Point Leamington, Twillingate District 5000 21 Obed Stuckless (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
HALL, Reggie Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 8285 18 John Hall (p) Millman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HIGDON, Levi New Harbour, Trinity District 2084 22 Charles Higdon (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHATLEY, Simeon Belleoram, Fortune District 6075 20 Uriah Whatley (p) Merchant 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ELLIOTT, Clarence Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 3749 20 Jane Elliott (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
HAYES, James Michael St. John's 1330 26 Margaret Hayes (p) Painter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
RUSSELL, Edward 82 Freshwater Road, St. John's 2857 & 2862 47 Mary Russell (s) Painter 1916 No No #2857 on attestation form; # 2862 in service ledger; microfilmed as #2862
WAGG, Austin J. Change Islands, Fogo District 1957 23 Thomas Wagg (o) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COURTNEY, Charles F. Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5062 20 Robert Courtney (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HARNUM, Kenneth Hearts Delight, Trinity District 4545 25 John Harnum (p) Salesman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No