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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 ascending Notes
GILLIS, George Highlands, St. George District 3680 19 Alex. H. Gillis (p) Railroading 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WINTERS, Joseph Pools Island, Bonavista District 5379 23 James Winter (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Contains some documents relating to service #5349 Simeon James Rowe
KELLY, Richard Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4966 21 Michael Kelly (p) Shoemaker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CASE, George Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde District 6129 22 Victor Case (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
HEALEY, Gerald Blackhead, St. John's West District 5361 22 Joseph Healey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SMYTH, Thomas Joseph 11 Bond Street, St. John's 523 19 George Smyth (p) Hardware clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
MURPHY, Michael Patrick St. John's 805 24 John J. Murphy (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
SPENCER, Frederick Twillingate, Twillingate District 3626 19 Mark Spencer (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BUTLER, Charles Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 4421 20 Elizabeth Hynes (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TAYLOR, Edmund Harbour Grace South, Harbour Grace District 2621 19 Edward Taylor (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917 Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1417X.
ATKINS, Clementine Manuels, Harbour Main District 8486 27 William Atkins (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HUMPHRIES, Alfred Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 1825 20 Robert Humphries (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, August 9, 1916
BAKER, Nero Hearts Content, Trinity District 5041 26 John Baker (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, February 3, 1919
KENDELL, George Pushthrough, Fortune District 5582 20 Samuel Kendell (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MYLES, Hubert Laurenceton, Twillingate District 3817 18 Andrew Myles (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Variation in name: family spelling is Miles
SNOW, John Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 5131 21 John Snow (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
BUTT, Charles Carrington Pleasant Street, St. John's 2400 20 Samuel Butt (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FACEY, M.L. n/a Chaplin 1918 No No Attached to Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger
MADDIGAN, Michael 1 Dammerills Lane, St. John's 47 19 Michael Maddigan (p) Seaman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
COXWORTHY, Fred Pierre St. John's 1304 19 Maggie Coxworthy (p) Baker 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CLEARY, Bernard Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 1359 19 Ellen (Cleary) Ezekiel (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MERCER, Charles Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 5114 18 John Mercer (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SIMMS, Edgar Fogo, Fogo District 8367 20 William A. Simms (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PIKE, William H. 106 Springdale Street, St. John's 4547 19 William Pike (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
GEORGE, Pleamon Whiteway, Trinity District 1969 26 Ananias George (p) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WELLS, Archibald Tickle Point, Twillingate District 8172 20 Henry T. Wells (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
JOHNSTON - JOHNSON, William Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 4881 21 Thomas Johnston (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Signature completed as Johnston on attestation; Johnson on later documents.
HOUSE, Herbert A. Twillingate, Twillingate District 3488 20 William House (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VINCENT, Arthur J. St. George, St. George District 6210 20 William Vincent (p) Telegraph operator 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOODYEAR, Aubrey C. Millertown, Twillingate District 8119 21 Flossie B. Goodyear (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
HENNESSEY, John 309 Southside Road, St. John's 3253 - 3751 30 Mary Hennessey (s) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No Assigned two service numbers.
SMITH, Patrick J. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 4852 23 Thomas Smith (p) Paper maker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BURSEY, Joseph Salt Pond, Lewisporte, Twillingate District 5277 21 Joseph Bursey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
EDGECOMBE, Silas Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District 1251 22 Gennett/Janet Edgecombe (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, July 11, 1916
HANCOCK, Albert St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 1853 18 William Hancock (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, March 10, 1918
WOODS, Thomas 114 Water Street West, St. John's 3395 27 Richard Woods (o) Coachman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ROMAINE, Benjamin Bonavista, Bonavista District 4829 32 Mrs. George Romaine (p) Miner 1918 Salvation Army No No
FORD, George Middle Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4014 19 Thomas J. Ford (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BELBIN, Charles Chesley 113 Cabot Street, St. John's 0-51 - 167 21 Jacob Belbin (p) Hardware clerk 1914 No No I
NAPIER, Leonard Port Blandford, Bonavista District 2388 26 Julius Napier (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
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.
BENNETT, William St. John's 1229 30 William Bennett (p) Tinsmith 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BRINSON, Elam Change Islands, Fogo District 5294 24 George Brinson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
APPLIN, Timothy Shoal Cove, St. Barbe district 5957 22 Joseph Applin (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SEYMOUR, George Botwood, Twillingate District 6172 25 Elizabeth Budgell (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army Yes No Sunday, October 27, 1918
LEWIS, Frank 233 Southside Road, St. John's 4486 22 Mrs. V. Lewis (p) Marconi Operator 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHURCHILL, James Portugal Cove [district unknown] 8346 30 Johnathan Churchill (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROWE, Arthur Boyne 54 Barters Hill, St. John's 682 22 Frederick Rowe (p) Cooper 1914 Methodist No No
KING, Eli Harrys Harbour, Twillingate District 6305 20 Abner King (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
MCHUGH, John Francis Argentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 5016 19 Patrick McHugh (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No