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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 ascending Commendations Notes
KELLY, Michael 23 Livingstone Street, St. John's 8181 18 Mary A. Kelly (p) Sail maker and labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
NORRIS, Edward Michael Joseph St. John's 1026 36 James J. Norris (p) Painter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PECKFORD, Edwin Charles Brook, Twillingate District 8242 43 Eliza J. Peckford (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
UNDERHAY, William James. Hearts Content, Trinity District 2283 18 Mrs. Philemon Underhay (p) Clerk 1916 No No Also contains documents relating to service #3222
HOFF, Arthur Gander Bay, Fogo District 4334 20 Joseph Huff (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAVIS, John T. Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District 5117 23 Veronica Bavis (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
EVANS, Michael Joseph St. John's 871 23 John Evans (p) Printer 1915 Methodist No No
HYNES, Philip Catalina, Trinity District 3728 29 Charles Hynes (p) Seaman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name; attestation papers completed as Hynes; Family name and grave stone states Haynes; documents completed as both Hynes and Haynes
CHAULK, Kenneth J. Ladle Cove, Fogo District 4204 18 Mrs. B. Tulk (o) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
CURTIS, James F. Noad Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 3406 19 George Curtis (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOORE, James William 31 Duckworth Street, St. John's 529 22 Edward Moore (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
RATFORD, Fred T. Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 3307 18 Mrs. John Snow (o) Mechanic 1916 Salvation Army No No
LYVER, John Botwood, Twillingate District 3644 19 Frank Lyver (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
FLYNN, Cornelius Marystown, Burin District 4752 19 Michael Flynn (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BOURGOIS, Isaac Black Head, Port au Port, St. George District 5948 19 William Bourgois (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Bourgeois.
SNOOK, James St. Albans, Fortune District 6228 24 Michael Snook (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PENNY, John Cannings Cove, Bonavista District 6178 25 James Penny (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITEWAY, David Jobs Cove, Bay de Verde District 5602 24 William Whiteway (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
QUINTON, Frederick Southern Bay, Bonavista District 3622 18 James Quinton (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RYAN, Fred Birchy Cove, Bonavista District 4827 19 Samuel Ryan (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BAILEY, Harry Georges Brook, Trinity District 8112 20 Robert Bailey (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
KENNEDY, Leo Terrance Norris Arm, Twillingate District 224 19 John Kennedy (p) Lumberman - miner 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PARDY, Norman Little Harbour, Twillingate District 927 21 Susanna Pardy (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
POOLE, George Reuben Kirby's [?] Cove, Trinity Bay 2024 22 Charles Poole (o) Sailor 1915 Methodist No No I
RALPH, Jonas Flat Islands, Bonavista District 5133 18 Elizabeth Ralph (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Includes correspondence related to #5470 Josiah Ralph.
LANGDON, Moses Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 3628 20 Henry Langdon (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
CORBIN, Thomas Corner Brook, St. George District 3423 18 Thomas Corbin (p) Lumberman 1917 Presbyterian No No PDF
SKINNER, Charles Harbour Breton, Fortune District 6255 24 Phoebe Skinner (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NICOL, John Ethelburt Burden 53 Parade Street, St. John's 129 19 C.M. Nichol (p) Marine engineer 1914 No No PDF Variant spelling of name - Nichol.
LEHR, Henry 9 Plank Road, St. John's 8288 20 Mary Lehr (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
PEDDLE, William Butter Cove, Trinity District 5288 25 Abraham Peddle (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
SQUIRES, Charles Manuels, Harbour Main District 8297 19 Alex Squires (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAVEY, Charles Freshwater Road, St. John's 2371 20 Mrs. E. Davey (p) Engineer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
DUNN, James Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 3543 21 George Dunn (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MADORE, Reuben Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 2566 22 Fred Madore (o) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1567X
STUBREDGE, Samuel Point Rosie, Fortune District 2934 23 Priscilla Stubredge (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Point Rosie was also known as Point Enragee. Discrepancy in spelling of name - Stubridge.
GUNN, John Norris Arm, Twillingate District 8469 20 Bridget Gunn (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BOYLE, Arch Torbay Road, St. John's 4445 18 Henry Boyle (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, James Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 8007 28 Mary Murphy (o) Teamster 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GREEN, Malcolm Greenspond, Bonavista District 3355 22 Robert Green (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HISCOCK, William Winterton, Trinity District 4101 18 Jasper Hiscock (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BABSTOCK, Thomas Joseph Salvage, Bonavista District 1847 26 Thomas Babstock (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 Discrepancy on whether first name is Thomas or Joseph.
LANDER, Joseph Baileys Cove, Bonavista District 5893 20 James Lander (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HARNETT, William John Seldom Come By, Fogo District 2981 36 Mary Harnett (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Mahoney, Maloney
LEONARD, Vincent St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Marys District 4801 20 Mary Ann Vincent (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NOSEWORTHY, William Clarenville, Trinity District 2383 19 Mrs. Albert Noseworthy (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
VIVIAN, Alfred R. Fridays Bay, Twillingate District 8269 18 Thomas W. Vivian (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BILLIARD, Walter Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6289 20 Samuel E. Billard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - signature is Billiard, forms completed as Billard
HOWLETT, C. No information 0-153 1914 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
VAVASOUR, Samuel 39 Plymouth Road, St. John's 4658 19 Thomas Vavasour (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No