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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
OLEARY, Francis M. 41 York Street, St. John's 4475 24 Francis O'Leary (p) Salesman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BRIDGER, Willis Southwest Arm, Twillingate District 5542 23 Richard Bridger (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MANUEL, William Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 4290 22 John Manuel (p) Farmer 1918 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
RYAN, Ronald E. Norris Arm, Twillingate District 3000 18 John Ryan (p) Lumberman 1916 Roman Catholic No No Ronald Ryan's attestation papers are found with Service # 1280
HIBBS, James Little Bay Island, Twillingate District 6288 19 John Hibbs (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
SKINNER, George H. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8446 31 Annie (Bugden) Skinner (s) Cook 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, Robert Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2197 19 Thomas Brown (p) Electrician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
JAMES, Cecil Stanley Leslie Street, St. John's 0-12 - 102 23 Mrs. John Savage (p) Draper 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARTLETT, Albert Southwest Arm, Bonavista Bay, Bonavista district 5530 21 Albert Bartlett (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GOODYEAR, Lewis Springdale, Twillingate District 3576 19 Mrs. Stephen Stephenson (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
KING, Wallace Bauline, St. John's East District 5841 19 James King (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CAINES, Isaac Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 1619 20 Michael Caines (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DUDER, John C. Little Bay Island, Twillingate District 5607 18 Willis Duder (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
NEWELL, James Georgetown, Port de Grave District 2429 18 William Newell (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
WARREN, Alexander Open Hall, Bonavista District 1413 22 Hannah Warren (p) Pulp maker 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
WHALEN, James Michael 82 New Gower Street, St. John's 2754 18 Mrs. James Sears (o) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
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
BROPHY, John Joseph Mount Pearl Road, St. John's 3280 18 Lawrence Brophy (p) Farmer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CARTY, George Thomas Cochrane Street, St. John's 0-6 Isabell Carty (o) 1914 No No PDF I - Attestation papers not included.
COLLINS, Leo Catalina, Trinity District 4637 18 Eli Collins (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DEVEREAUX, Thomas Avondale, Harbour Main District 3632 18 Michael Devereaux (p) Operator 1917 Roman Catholic No No Previously transcribed as Devereux.
SLATTERY, John L. 94 Freshwater Road, St. John's 2594 19 Mrs. W.A. Slattery (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BAKER, James Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 4825 19 Mrs. James Baker (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARK, Frank Burgeo, Burgeo-Lapoile District 5049 22 Heman Clark (p) Sailor 1918 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
BENNETT, Albert Stephenville, St. George District 5698 19 Luke Bennett (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Microfilm label states Arthur Bennett
CAINES, John Woody Point, St. Barbe District 8177 28 Georgiana Belle Caines (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HILLIER, William Edward Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District 3142 28 George Hillier (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PORTER, Harold 140 Hamilton Street, St. John's 3209 20 Mary Porter (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DRAKE, John Marystown, Burin District 6031 22 Patrick Drake (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MOTTY, Edgar Page 6 Charlton Street, St. John's 446 19 Mr. Motty (p) Express driver 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LANGMEAD, John Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 5775 19 Henry Langmead (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TRASK, Norman Elliston, Trinity District 4000 18 Thomas Trask (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
MURPHY, Thomas 85 Longs Hill, St. John's 3492 18 Thomas Murphy (p) Student 1917 Roman Catholic No No
STEED, Solomon Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 2941 - 8157 18 Albert Steed (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No No overseas service, released from Newfoundland Regiment 1916; Enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917; complete file is under # 2941.
PELLEY, Edgar Lewisporte, Twillingate District 3520 21 Herbert Pelley (o) Methodist 1917 Methodist No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1880X
HAFFEY, Thomas St. John's 1038 Richard Haffey (o) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
JOLLIFF, Eldon Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 5286 21 Joseph Jolliff (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GREEN, Rupert Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2035 18 William Green (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GILBERT, Noel Bedford, England, United Kingdom 617 24 Mr. Noel (p) Chartered accountant 1914 No No
CROKE, Thomas Joseph St. John's 653 20 Edward Croke (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PEDDLE, Archibald 55 Cabot Street, St. John's 8037 23 Isabella Peddle (s) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ADAMS, William George Harvey Street East, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 3282 24 Susannah Adams (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
EVANS, Michael Joseph St. John's 871 23 John Evans (p) Printer 1915 Methodist No No
COX, Lloyd Goulds, St. John's West District 4195 18 Ida Cox (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RUSSELL, John St. John's 917 18 Edward Russell (p) Confectioner 1915 Methodist No No
BEATON, Arch Norris Arm, Twillingate District 8466 26 Thomas Beaton (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
LUFF, Oliver Exploits, Twillingate District 8236 19 William John Luff (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No