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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 Enlistmentsort descending Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
BAILEY, Edward 57 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's n/a 18 Student 1917 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, special ranking as bugler.
GLADNEY, William J. Fort Townshend, St. John's 2597 18 John Gladney (p) Letter carrier 1916 No No
KELLY, Robert 132 Signal Hill Road, St. John's 2213 18 Edward Kelly (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
GIBBONS, Daniel Lumsden North, Fogo District 6089 18 Stephen Gibbons (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ONEILL, Leo 63 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4211 18 Anastasia O'Neill (p) Truckman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MAHER, Leo Joseph Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3661 18 John Maher (p) Papermaker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PINKEN, Arthur Wild Cove, White Bay, St. Barbe District 4521 18 James Pinken (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Pinksen
HARRIS, Lloyd Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4427 18 Reverend William Harris (p) 1918 Methodist No No
DRUKEN, Thomas Topsail, Harbour Main District 1363 18 Alice Druken (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, November 1, 1916
STAGG, Alexander Birchy Cove, Bonavista District 4312 18 Joseph Stagg (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Photograph of grave-site included.
BUGDEN, Heber Petley, Trinity District 4792 18 Benjamin Bugden (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, Alfred Leo 65 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 1987 18 Alfred Brown (p) Printer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMALL, George Lewisporte, Twillingate District 1626 18 Robert John Small (p) Lumbering 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PEYTON, Joseph 16 Brennan Street, St. John's 1832 18 Richard Peyton (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, February 28, 1917
WINSOR, Claude Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 4112 18 Mrs. Winsor (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
DIAMOND, Joseph Flowers Cove, St. Barbe District 4288 18 George Diamond (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
WELLS, David Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5653 18 Simon Wells (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
HAYWARD, Lancelot C. St. John's 0-286 - 3770 18 George J. Hayward Bank clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EARLES, James Joseph 36 Cabot Street, St. John's 2747 18 William Earles (p) Gasfitter 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
JONES, Edward Trinity East, Trinity District 4513 18 John Jones (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNELGROVE, Isaac John Catalina, Trinity District 1140 18 William Norman Snelgrove (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, November 18, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included.
ROSE, George Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2919 18 Matthew Rose (p) Sailor 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
KENNEDY, Georges Francis Joseph 26 Plank Road, St. John's 2966 18 Hugh Kennedy (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
PITTMAN, Abel Smith Sound, Trinity District 3706 18 Benjamin Pittman (p) Brick maker 1917 Methodist Yes No Sunday, April 14, 1918
OLIVER, John Grand Lake, St. George District 2023 18 Mary Jane Oliver (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
FALLON, Stephen Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1191 18 Susie Fallon (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
FOWLOW, Hazel Trinity East, Trinity District 3731 18 Richard Fowlow (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LUNDRIGAN, William James Blaketown, Trinity District 4696 18 Archibald Lundrigan (p) Mechanic 1918 Salvation Army No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
DALTON, William Patrick St. John's 842 18 Mrs. William Dalton (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DULEY, Lionel Thomas 51 Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 0-200 - 2945 18 Thomas J. Duley (p) Bank clerk 1916 Yes No Monday, September 30, 1918
GOUGH, Joseph Elliston, Trinity District 8123 18 William Gough (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ROBERTS, Robert Pushthrough, Fortune District 3540 18 Nathaniel Roberts (p) Storekeeper 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KNIGHT, Elmo Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2153 - 8184 18 John Knight (p) Paper makers helper / Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment in 1916; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.
SHEARS, Ralph C. 9 King's Road, St. John's 2317 18 Alfred H. Shears (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TREMBLETT, John Bonavista, Bonavista District 3782 18 Samuel Tremblett (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Tremlett
REID, Solomon South Dildo, Trinity District 5327 18 Anoah Reid (p) Millman 1918 Methodist No No
MINER, John Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 4096 18 Edward Miner (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also William H. MINA - MAYNARD - MINER, Regimental service # 5596, brother of John
MARSHALL, William John Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2608 18 Mrs. William Marshall (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
MAHER, Peter 31 Cuddihy Street, St. John's 8298 18 Peter Maher (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PENNEY, Clement St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4286 18 Thomas Penney (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in surname: signatures are Penny; documents are Penney: Given name incorrectly recorded as Colin on several documents and previously transcribed as Colin; correct name is Clement.
IVANY, Herbert Dark Cove, Gambo, Bonavista District 8345 18 George Ivany (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
RYAN, James Freshwater Road, St. John's 3463 18 Martin Ryan (p) Farmer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HILLIER, Llewelyn Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District 3034 18 Edward Hillier (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, January 25, 1918
SKINNER, Edgar St. Jacques, Fortune District 2929 18 John Skinner (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
RIDEOUT, Gordon Foxtrap, Harbour Main District 3754 18 Emma Porter (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHEPPARD, Henry Bishops Cove, Harbour Grace District 5226 18 Henry Sheppard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, June 8, 1918
MEANEY, Ronald Joseph St. John's 1353 18 Dennis Meaney (p) Waiter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
TEIXEISA, Joseph Pushthrough, Harbour Breton, Fortune District - native of Portugal 3424 18 James Teixeira (o) Sailor 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, March 13, 1918 Attestation papers also misfiled with service #13. Teixeisa was a native of Portugal. Discrepancy in spelling of name: Teixeira.
GOODYEAR, Lemuel Gordon Carmanville, Fogo District 4213 18 Maud Wheaton (o) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
CARROLL, Richard A. Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2668 18 Alice Rose (o) Office clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No