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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
ANDERSON, John British Harbour, Trinity District 4604 32 Abram Anderson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOODYEAR, Lewis Springdale, Twillingate District 3576 19 Mrs. Stephen Stephenson (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BROWN N/A No No Cadet battalion (special). Service number and given name unknown.
HARDING, Joseph William Greenspond, Bonavista District 3720 27 James Harding (p) Sailor 1917 Methodist No No
THISTLE, John Pennywell Road, St. John's 2502 19 William Thistle (p) Driver 1916 Methodist No No
OUTERBRIDGE, Herbert Arthur St. John's - The 6th Paragon, Bath, England 0-141 Alice Margaret Outerbridge (s) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included
COSTELLO, Richard Caplin Bay, Ferryland District 3072 18 Richard Costello (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service
OAKLEY, Vincent Rencontre, Fortune District 5562 19 Thomas Oakley (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CAHILL, Alphonsus St. John's 1545 19 Theresa Cahill (p) Store clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
TUFF, Raymond Templeman, Bonavista District 5864 21 Charles Tuff (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BUCKLEY, Leo 52 Bannister Street, St. John's 4790 22 Richard Buckley (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KING, Frederick S. Bauline, St. John's East District 3457 16 Isaac King (p) 1917 No No Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger; Underage and medically unfit.
STRUGNELL, Frank Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 5093 22 William Strugnell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCCARTHY, William Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 5587 20 James McCarthy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CLIFT, John 100 Military Road, St. John's 0-177 - 503 21 J.A. Clift (p) Bank clerk 1914 No No PDF
PIKE, Felix Flat Island, Bonavista District 4365 19 George Pike (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HANNAFORD, John Joseph St. John's 792 18 Edward Hannaford (p) Messenger 1914 Roman Catholic No No
NOBLE, Albert Springdale, Twillingate District 4041 21 Eliza Marshall (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
DYKE, Joseph Salvage Bay, Bonavista District 5468 23 Henry Dyke (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WILLAR, Harry 9 Bond Street, St. John's 8420 24 Wilhelmina Willar (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
HUNT, Darius 9 John Street, St. John's 2580 21 Thomas Hunt (p) Clerk 1916 Salvation Army No No
BEMISTER, Job Knee 235 Water Street, St. John's 0-299 - 1116 22 Charlotte Bemister (p) Chauffeur 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TILLEY, John Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 2498 20 Jonathan Tilley (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTLER, John Joseph Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 1434 24 William Hall (o) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MARSHALL, William John Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2608 18 Mrs. William Marshall (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
KEEFE, James Marystown, Burin District 5860 18 Martin Keefe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STREET, Augustus Spillars Cove, Trinity District 4812 20 Alfred Street (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUIRES, Theodore St. Phillips, St. John's West District 5083 24 Reuben Squires (p) Surveyor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DODD, William St. John's 1027 22 Matthew Dodd (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, Alexander Princeton, Bonavista District 5214 20 William White (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PETERS, Frederick Earnest Allandale Road, St. John's 4417 18 Joseph Peters (p) Bank clerk 1918 Methodist No No
SWAFFIELD, Wilfred Cartwright, Labrador 2018 19 William Ernest Swaffield (p) Book keeper 1915 No No
TEE, William Burnt Cove, Twillingate District 5761 21 William Lee (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: Attestation and signature is Tee; some documents completed as Lee. Previously transcribed as Lee.
SAUNDERS, Henry James (Harry) 379 (369) South Side Road, St. John's 1215 25 Jane Saunders (p); Agnes Saunders (s) Truckman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918; changed next of kin from mother to wife.
THOMPSON, Leonard E. Point Leamington, Twillingate District 8134 52 Rebekah Thompson (p) Lumberman and mill man 1917 Salvation Army No No
BROOKES, Charles Edward 7 Maxse Street, St. John's 2142 22 Mrs. J.F. Brooks (p) Accountant 1916 Baptist No No
BARRETT, Joseph Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 5090 19 Martha Barrett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LIDSTONE, Walter John Topsail Road, St. John's 8215 19 William Lidstone (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, Everett Musgravetown, Bonavista District 3829 19 Elias Brown (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No See Service # 3722 for misfiled document
KENNETT, William Patrick 104 Gower Street, St. John's 127 23 Margaret Kennett (s) Bartender 1914 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Kenneth.
CARTER, William Newtown, Bonavista District 5157 21 Annie Sainsbury (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NEWELL, James Georgetown, Port de Grave District 2429 18 William Newell (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
GREEN, Hayward Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5223 22 John Green (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ROWE, Arthur Boyne 54 Barters Hill, St. John's 682 22 Frederick Rowe (p) Cooper 1914 Methodist No No
HAYES, Patrick 10 Bond Street, St. John's 2376 18 Mrs. Patrick Hayes (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
GALE, John West Bay, Port au Port, St. George District 4869 20 Daniel Gale (p) Carpenter 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SOMERTON, Edward F. Trinity, Trinity District 3526 19 Frederick Somerton (p) Banker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Contains a misfiled document relating to service # 3726 Levi Stockley
BUTLER, Henry Albert Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 0-199 - 325 23 Reuben Butler (p) Student 1914 No No
JACKMAN, Michael J. Renews, Ferryland District 8394 22 Labourer 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
MAIDMENT, G. H.. No information 0-176 Chaplain 1917 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.