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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
MANNING, Michael Thomas 49 Kings Road, St. John's 2749 18 Mrs. Michael Manning (p) Baker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HOGAN, John R. Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 8113 18 Nellie Howell (o) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CAREW, Thomas Joseph 33 Patrick Street, St. John's 2206 18 Mrs. David Carew (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
HARRIS, Harvey Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1114 18 Evelina Harris (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
TWINER, Herbert Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 2030 18 Herbert Twiner (p) Mechanic 1915 Methodist Yes Yes Monday, January 7, 1918 POW Date: 1917
HOLMES, Arthur Chesley Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 0-132 - 2275 18 Reverend A.A. Holmes (p) Bank clerk 1916 No No Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1917 - 1919.
VATCHER, Albert Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2827 18 John Vatcher (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JOHNSON, Edward John 11 Larkin Square, St. John's 2307 18 George Johnson (p) Farmer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
PRETTY, John Chapel Arm, Trinity District 2276 18 Edmund Pretty (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
MARTIN, Richard B. Bulls Cove, Burin District 2936 18 Bessie Williams (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, April 4, 1917
WILLS, Herbert Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2185 18 Mary Wills (p) Paper maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, December 8, 1916
LAMBERT, John Cuckholds Cove Road, St. John's 3026 18 Richard Lambert (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
HYNES, Bernard New Battery Road, St. John's 4075 18 Hezekiah Hynes (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
HINDS, Edmund Change Islands, Fogo District 4225 18 John Hinds (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POWER, Martin Frances Witless Bay, Ferryland District 3331 18 John Joseph Power (o) Carpenters apprentice 1916 Roman Catholic No No
GOOBIE, Andrew N. St. John's 1884 18 Barbara Goobie (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist No No
PARSONS, William F. Bell Island, St. John's East District 3968 18 Albert Parsons (p) Engineer 1917 Methodist No No
MILLER, Robert Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5949 18 William Miller (p) Bank clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FORTUNE, Edward Jeffreys, St. George District 2535 18 Mrs. Jeremiah Fortune (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
OKEEFE, William Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4315 18 Thomas O'Keefe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BURTON, Brendan J. St. John's 2033 18 Patrick Burton (p) Printer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
OSBOURNE, Joseph Lewisporte, Notre Dame Bay, Twillingate District 4912 18 James Osbourne (p) 1918 Yes No Sunday, May 26, 1918 Variant spelling of name - Osborne File missing. Information from service ledger.
SHEPPARD, Kenneth Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 8310 18 John C. Sheppard (p) 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, Nathaniel Hodges Cove, Trinity District 5100 18 Albert Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SQUIRES, Alfred Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 6164 18 Robert Squires (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARKS, Chesley Long Cove Point, Burin District 1950 18 Charles Marks (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, July 31, 1918
ROWE, Arthur J. Cape St. George, St. George District 4745 18 Henry Rowe (p) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ADAMS, William Arnold's Cove, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2306 18 Mrs. James William [Adams] (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
PRETTY, Edward Chapel Arm, Trinity District 8116 18 Edmund Pretty (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
COOK, Ernest George Trinity East, Trinity District 4384 18 John Cook (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOBBETT, Matthew McCallum Harbour, Fortune District 3541 18 John Bobbett (p) Sailor 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, March 13, 1918 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bobbitt.
TORRAVILLE, Alfred Leslie Southside, Fogo, Fogo District 2908 18 William Torraville (p) Coal trimmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEMESSURIER, Ralph 113 Gower Street, St. John's 2416 18 E.M. LeMessurier (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican)\ No No
CONNELLY, Nicholas Brigus, Port de Grave District 4369 18 Jane Connelly (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Note: Previously transcribed as Connolly
SNELGROVE, Overton Lewisporte, Twillingate District 3683 18 Peter Snelgrove (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
QUINTON, Cecil. Charleston, Bonavista District 6166 18 Charles Quinton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HERDER, Wallace 12 Pleasant Street, St. John's 2274 18 George Herder (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist Yes No Sunday, January 28, 1917
KENNEDY, James Norris Arm, Twillingate District 4859 18 Mary Bennett (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DAWE, George Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 1221 18 Sarah Dawe (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
KEEFE, James Marystown, Burin District 5860 18 Martin Keefe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ELLIS, Thomas 28 Feild Street, St. John's 2288 18 Mary Ellis (p) Grocer 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16
ROBERTS, William H. Brigus, Port de Grave District 4781 18 Sarah Roberts (p) Mechanic 1918 Methodist No No
HICKEY, Patrick Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 3826 18 Patrick Hickey (p) Miner 1917 Roman Catholic No No
JONES, Lloyd Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4302 18 Maggie Jones (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
SPRATT, John 340 Duckworth Street, St. John's 3739 18 Bartholomew Spratt (p) Operator 1917 Roman Catholic No No
FORWARD, Mark Carbonear Island, Carbonear District 4750 18 Harry Forward (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BROWN, Orlando Trinity East, Trinity District 2670 18 George Brown (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, February 25, 1917
STONE, Harry Joseph Main Street, Bell Island, St. John's East District 2755 18 William Stone (p) Mechanic 1916 Yes No Monday, April 23, 1917 Photograph of grave-site included.
MOORE, Gordon Martin 76 Circular Road, St. John's 2998 18 Laura Noore (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENDALL, Edward W. Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3110 18 William R. Kendall (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917