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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
MEW, Sydney Frank. Shirley, Southampton, England, United Kingdom 0-259-1939 24 Charles Mew (p) Book binder 1916 Methodist No No
ATTWOOD, Charles Safe Harbour, Bonavista District 1977 18 Maria and William Attwood (p)ict Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
TILLEY, Samuel Sandy Point, St. George District 3147 18 Abram Tilley (p) Fireman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MAHER, James Argentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 5834 21 John Maher (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WILLIAMS, Martin Halls Bay, Springdale, Twillingate District 1647 23 Lucy Williams (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
HILLIER, Amos George Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District 8418 41 Freddie Hillier (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FUDGE, Aubrey Round Harbour, Twillingate District 5684 19 Peter Fudge (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
IVIMEY, Thomas St. John's 1004 25 Susan Ivimey (p) Shoe maker 1915 Methodist No No
MCGRATH, John A. 0-135 - 2273 19 1916 No No Attestation papers not included; Not in service ledger. John A. McGrath and Frederick Seymour share the same officer file 0-135 File includes documents for Richard A. Howley, Royal Navy
PERRY, Alfred Wards Harbour, Twillingate District 1273 Julia Perry (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, January 21, 1917
SOMERTON, Charles Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 3867 21 Mrs. Somerton (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HODDER, Stewart Horwood, Fogo District 2976 30 Susie Hodder (p) Salvation Army officer 1916 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
SMITH, Edward Battle Harbour, Labrador 5710 23 Jane Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
SQUIRES, William Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5480 20 Lydia (Stephen) Squires (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in mother's name: recorded as both Squires and Sparkes.
INNES, Robert Elrick St. John's - Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom 820 25 Mrs. Elrick Innes (p) Dry goods clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
ODRISCOLL, Albert. Tors Cove, Ferryland District 551 25 Sarah O'Driscoll (p) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ROBERTS, Joseph Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 3378 25 Michael Roberts (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
JENSEN, Jens William Harbour Breton, Fortune District 569 32 Mrs. Jensen (p) Storekeeper 1914 No No
HILLYARD, Michael Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Marys District 5197 20 William Hillyard (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, Alphonsus J. St. Marys Bay, Placentia-St. Marys District 4577 21 Theresa Power (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ALCOCK, Augustus Griquet, St. Barbe District 0-116 - 1372 19 Mary Alcock (p) Teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
WARREN, Harris La Scie, St. Barbe District 3450 19 John Warren (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
WOODLAND, Sydney Philip Taylors Bay, Lamaline, Burin District 3035 18 Mary Mosher (o) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOOBY-GOOBIE, William Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 3393 18 John Gooby (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
WAY, Joseph Bonavista, Bonavista District 5892 21 Alfred Way (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STEELE, James Robert St. John's 0-161 - 926 26 Samuel Owen Steele (p) Salesman 1915 Congregationalist No No I
DUNN, John 53 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 173 28 William Dunn (p) Cabman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, Michael St. John's 1277 19 Mary Murphy (p) Cooper 1915 No No Not in service ledger.
BUTLER, Ernest Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA 2150 21 Mary Butler (p) Ship steward 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 Includes photograph of wife, Ellen Mary Butler of Colchester.
THOMEY, Henry Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2204 21 Mrs. M. Thomey (p) Solerounder 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Walter St. Brendans, Bonavista District 6088 24 Joseph White (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RUSSELL, Herbert Herring Neck, Twillingate District 4764 19 Mrs. S. Russell (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARCH, Charles Llewellyn 89 Bond Street, St. John's 86 19 Sergt. A. March (p) Draper 1914 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917.
REES, Maxwell Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District 4332 19 Reuben Rees (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JANES, Alwin Ambrose Glovertown, Bonavista District 734 35 Lucy Jane Janes (s) Millwright 1914 No No
STUCKLESS, William Thomas Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 1900 22 Eli Stuckless (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Documents vary using William and/or Thomas.
LANDER, Norman Bonavista, Bonavista District 3783 18 Emily Tremblett (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BROWN, Ernest Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District 1493 20 Malcolm Brown (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 12, 1918
EBSARY, Hubert Edgar 147 Southside Road, St. John's 339 24 Stephen Elias Ebsary (p) Cooper 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, December 1, 1915
PARDY, Austin Table Bay, Labrador 3229 25 Andrew Pardy (p) Fisherman and trapper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 Photograph of wife included.
WINSOR, Bertram G. Triton West, Twillingate District 8189 19 William Winsor (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
BIRD, Daniel Vincent Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District 2117 23 Mrs. John Bird (p) Paper maker 1916 Roman Catholic No No See also service #2118, William O'Reilly, for a letter from Bird
HART, Roland Fogo, Fogo District 4176 21 Silas Hart (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CRANE, Archibald Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 2765 25 William Crane (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also service # 736 for additional misfiled documents
YETMAN, Joseph Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 5819 20 Moses Yetman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PILGRIM, Lewis St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District 3130 21 Rachael Pilgrim (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No Will is with service # 1850
LAWLOR, James St. Phillips, St. John's West District 5036 25 James Lawlor (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No See # 5086 for misfiled document
CLOUTER, Thomas E. Elliston, Trinity District 5014 23 Horatio Clouter (p) Teacher 1918 Methodist No No
OSBOURNE, Moses J. Blaketown, Trinity District 2441 18 Nathaniel Osbourne (p) Railway hand 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHRISTOPHER, Joseph Mall Bay, Placentia-St. Marys District 6156 24 Mary Christopher (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No