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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 Deathsort descending Commendations Notes
MAY, William Twillingate, Twillingate District 4922 21 James May (p) Steward 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POWER, James A. Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 8124 36 Catherine Walker (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
AYERS, George F. Point Crewe, Lamaline, Burin District 3658 23 Philip Ayers (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MELVILLE, Charles Andrews 54 Burlington Road, Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom 0-272 - 759 25 David Melville (p) 1914 No No Includes only partial attestation papers
BENSON, Levi Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 4569 21 George Benson (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
NOSEWORTHY, Roland Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 4497 18 Nathaniel Noseworthy (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HALFYARD, Stanley 77 Kings Road, St. John's 2544 18 John Halfyard (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
ROWE, Henry Trinity, Trinity District 3641 19 Edward George Rowe (p) Steward 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEE, Harry Nash McCallum Harbour, Fortune District 1549 19 Caroline Lee (p) Carpenter 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LILLIE, Ronald MacDonald St. John's 947 23 Ronald M. Lillie (p) Bank clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TOCHER, J.W. 0-237 Doctor 1917 No No PDF Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)
LOVELESS, George Harbour Breton, Fortune District 5473 18 Lizzie Loveless (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCDONALD, Ralph St. George, St. George District 1431 19 William Sheppard (p) Furrier 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BURKE, Leonard Patrick 126 Military Road, St. John's 2759 22 Patrick J. Burke (p) Druggist 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SHUTE, Arthur Victoria Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2728 19 Moses Shute (p) Cooper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GALLISHAW, Alonzo John. St. John's 1369 23 Anastasia Gallishaw (p) Journalist 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MOREY, Lemuel Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District 1967 20 John Morey (p) Seaman 1915 Methodist No No
JUDGE, John Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 3781 19 Peter Judge (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HARE, George Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom 2126 36 Mrs. Hare (s) Musician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
WOODS, Richard J. 21 Flower Hill, St. John's 4450 22 Mrs. A. Snow (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, Alwin Lushes Bight, Long Island, Twillingate 3453 21 Emma Parsons (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of given name: Aldwin
ALLEN, Wilfred Thomas St. John's 263 28 Mrs. Clarke (o) Miner 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RENDELL, Frederick George A. 73 Military Road, St. John's 0-32 Mrs. F.J.W. Rendell (p) 1915 No No Attestation papers not included.
BROWN, Bertram Field St. John's 1781 18 Alfred Brown (p) Machinist 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRIDGER, Willis Southwest Arm, Twillingate District 5542 23 Richard Bridger (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LACEY, Roland Stephen St. John's 77 28 William Lacey (p) Fisherman-miner 1914 Methodist No No
KEHOE, Lawrence St. John's 1779 18 Michael Kehoe (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
LEWIS, Charles Golf Avenue, St. John's 4411 18 Silas Lewis (p) Office clerk 1918 Methodist No No Discharged, underage ; number reassigned to Richard Tibbo
TILLEY, Clarence Elliston, Trinity District 3890 19 Robert Tilley (p) Student 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ST. JOHN, John Bell Island, St. John's East District - Llantivel, Vardra, Ponty Prodd, Wales, United Kingdom 673 25 Elizabeth St. John (p) Electrical engineer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HIBBS, James Little Bay Island, Twillingate District 6288 19 John Hibbs (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BROWN, Robert Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2197 19 Thomas Brown (p) Electrician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
THOMAS, Augustus Adelaide Street, St. John's 3821 18 Elizabeth Thomas (p) Munition worker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAWE, William Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 5163 20 Emma Dawe (p) Street car conductor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNELGROVE, Hayward Campbellton, Twillingate District 5728 21 Philip Snelgrove (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MARTIN, Michael Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5779 20 Thomas Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NEWELL, James Georgetown, Port de Grave District 2429 18 William Newell (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
MESSERVY, Albert Arthur Sandy Point, St. George District 2853 18 Neiron Messervy (p) Fisherman 1916 No No Variant spelling of name - Messervey
POWER, Patrick John Tors Cove, Ferryland District 1083 31 Mrs. John Bennett Blacksmith 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WAKEFIELD, Arthur William No information 0-101 Doctor 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. Transferred to Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)
TAVERNER, Henry Hearts Content, Trinity District 3316 18 Mrs. Henry Rowe (p) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16 ; Discrepancy in spelling of name - Tavener, Tavenor.
JONES, Heber Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 2639 21 Mrs. Abel Jones (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No
BEAZLEY, Herbert Mck Mud Cove, Burin District 4025 18 John Beazley (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
ENGLAND, William Campbellton, Twillingate District 4349 27 Mary Ann England (nee Bridgett) (s) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RYAN, Gerald Francis St. John's 1061 19 Helen Ryan (p) Sailor 1915 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: attestation paper completed as Jeremiah, signature is variously Jeremiah /Jerry / Gerald. Named in mother's correspondence as Gerald.
WILLEY, Alexander J. Carbonear, Carbonear District 0-309 - 2635 20 Rev. F.G. Willey (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
TIBBO, Richard St. John's 4411 17 Richard Tibbo (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Number also assigned to Charles Lewis. I.
CHAFFEY, Edgar David Jeffreys, St. George District 3015 18 George Chaffey (p) School teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUIRES, Walter E. V. Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3414 26 John A. Squires (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No See # 3191 for misfiled document
HILLIER, William Edward Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District 3142 28 George Hillier (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No