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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 PoWsort descending Date of Death Commendations Notes
DEVOE, Vincent Grand River, Codroy, St. George District 5858 19 Marcellian Devoe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BISHOP, Thomas Turnip Cove, Fortune District 6076 20 Sarah J. Clems (p) Fisherman 1918 Congregationalist No No
SEWARD, William John New Perlican, Trinity District 2688 19 Daniel Burrier (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BENNETT, Raymond E. Monkstown Road, St. John's 3818 18 Hon. J.R. Benett (p) Accountant 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARNES, Nathan Topsail, Harbour Main District 4593 20 Rupert Barnes (p) Blacksmith 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOSEWORTHY, Albert 15 Victoria Street, St. John's 0-126 - 2092 22 John Noseworthy (p) Accountant 1916 No No
HANNAFORD, John Joseph St. John's 792 18 Edward Hannaford (p) Messenger 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WELLS, Raymond Chesley Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2889 24 Robert James Wells (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOPKINS, Frederick Kettle Cove, Twillingate District 4155 20 George Hopkins (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
COLLINS, James Jerseyside, Placentia-St. Marys District 567 19 John R. Collins (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
STANFIELD, Samuel Loon Cove, Bonavista District 5126 23 Robert Stanfield (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No On three separate documents, the community name appears differently: once as Loo Cove, then Look Cove and also Loon Cove.
LAWRENCE, Stephen Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 1686 21 Robert Lawrence (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BULGER, Patrick Flatrock, Carbonear District 5770 19 James Bulger (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BAKER, Benjamin Clarenville, Trinity District 8229 18 Caleb Baker (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
DORAN, John 41 Duckworth Street, St. John's 2660 18 Isabel Doran (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, September 23, 1917
KING, Benjamin Louis Old Bonaventure, Trinity District 4093 Phoebe Pitcher (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
RODGERS, Joseph Barnes Place, St. John's 5871 22 Bridget Rodgers (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, Frederick Durrells Arm, Twillingate District 1481 22 Edward (of David) White Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
COOK, Hector Henry White Hills, St. John's 1968 21 Henry Cook (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HENNEBURY, Ewen Stanley 59 Colonial Street, St. John's 19 23 George D. Hennebury Printer 1914 No No Discrepancy in name - Signature is Ewen; forms completed as Ewan
TAYLOR, Parmenas Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District 2526 30 Jacob Taylor (p) Shopkeeper 1916 Methodist No No
PATERSON, Lamont Queens Road, St. John's 0-7 Mrs. L. Patterson (p) 1914 No No PDF I - Attestation papers not included
PHELAN, James 77 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 2420 18 James Phelan (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
KELLY, James Joseph Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Marys District 2228 19 James Kelly (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, October 27, 1918 Duplicate of attestation papers also located with Service # 2282
TOUCHINGS, John Pass Island, Fortune District 6136 24 John Touching (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLES, Simeon Blackhead Cove, Fogo District 3551 26 Selina (Humphrey) Coles (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, Archibald Codroy, St. George District 5836 18 Ambrose Parsons (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
HYNES, Alphonsus Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 1941 18 Benson Hynes (p) Lumberman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MINA - MAYNARD - MINER, William H. Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5496 21 Edward Mina (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancies in spelling of name as soldier was illiterate and spelling was determined by attesting officer. See also John Miner, Regimental service # 4096, brother of William 1921 census shows William Henry Maynard, son of Edward, brother of John residing in Norris Point. A single reference for a Samuel Miner is found in the 1935 Census and a single reference for a Mary Mina is found in the Register of Vital Statistics for 1927.
FARRELL, Thomas Fogo, Fogo District 6035 23 Pierce Farrell (p) Seaman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HARRIS, Walter Hermitage Cove, Fortune District 5581 19 John Harris (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOLLOWAY, Arthur Newport, Bonavista District 6142 25 Thomas Holloway (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PEARCEY, Ralph 16 Flowers Hill, St. John's 8019 21 Mary Ann Pearcey (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ST. CROIX, Nicholas Point La Haye, Placentia-St. Marys District 4716 22 John St. Croix (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GROUCHY, Philip No information 3323 1916 No No Attestation papers not included. Discharged, under age.
HAMMOND, Arthur 93 Gower Street, St. John's 79 20 Thomas Hammond (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
CUMMINS, Frederick St. John's 1349 19 Laura Cummins (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist No No
ARMSTRONG, Gordon 116 Theatre Hill, St. John's 2461 18 William Armstrong (p) Plumber 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, June 2, 1920
CHAULK, George Burnt Island [district unknown] 5337 21 James Chalk (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as John Chalk.
MOLLOY, Thomas 166 New Gower Street, St. John's 4032 18 Thomas Molloy (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
FORD, James Pauls Island, Ford Harbour, Labrador 1955 21 Cristina Lyall (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, February 26, 1916
FRAMPTON, Harry Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2198 19 Mrs. George Frampton (p) Wood barker 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
RANDELL, William Coney Arm, St. Barbe District 5623 22 Rosanna Hines (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REID, Edmund Dildo, Trinity District 2187 21 Mrs. Herbert Pretty (o) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
GIBBONS, Harold Lumsden, Fogo District 5969 18 Kenneth Gibbons (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PENNEY, Robert 36 Hutching Street, St. John's 559 23 Edward Penney (p) Blacksmith 1914 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, March 20, 1918 Variant spelling of name - Penny
JOHNSON, John J. 16 Young Street, St. John's 3276 18 Joseph Johnson (p) Printer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
FARRELL, Eugene Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3855 19 Elizabeth Farrell (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
SNOOK, Alfred Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5235 24 Ezekiel Snook (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
ROSE, George Great Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3533 21 William Rose (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 10, 1917