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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 Fatalitysort ascending PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
KELLY, Robert 132 Signal Hill Road, St. John's 2213 18 Edward Kelly (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, Henry Albert Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 0-199 - 325 23 Reuben Butler (p) Student 1914 No No
HANCOCK, Job Pools Cove, Fortune District 4162 18 James Hancock (p) Fisherman 1917 Congregationalist No No Variant spelling of name - Handcock
HISCOCK, William James Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 1929 31 George Hiscock (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MAYNE, Henry Hopeall, Trinity District 5323 18 Henry Mayne (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
CRON, John M. Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2090 28 James Cron (p) Draper 1916 Presbyterian No No Previously transcribed as Crow.
DUFFETT, Joseph Catalina, Trinity District 3143 23 Louisa Fifield (p) Fireman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRACE, Hayward Greens Harbour, Trinity District 4617 27 James Brace (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
LARKINS, William Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 5023 20 Mary Ann Larkins (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Larkin
PINKSTEN, Edward Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District 1358 18 Mrs. Pinksten (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
GRANT, George Marystown, Burin District 6039 21 Bernard Grant (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OKEEFE, Charles Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2706 31 Mrs. Michael O'Keefe (p) Sailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1481X.
RIDEOUT, Willis Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5828 18 Albert Rideout (p) Mechanic 1918 Salvation Army No No
YOUNG, Andrew Wild Bight, Twillingate District 6237 23 Johnathan Young (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DARCY, William 41 New Gower Street, St. John's 4663 20 Michael Darcy (p) Accountant 1918 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Darcey
HARRIS, Lloyd Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4427 18 Reverend William Harris (p) 1918 Methodist No No
DILLON, Stephen 448 Southside Road, St. John's 4165 18 Jane Dillon (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
FOWLOW, Frank St. John's 985 20 George and Mary Ann Fowlow (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOUSE, Jacob Bellburns, St. Barbe District 3563 19 Joseph House (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHARMAN, Victor Lionel Camberwell, London, England, United Kingdom 8321 22 Edward Sharman (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service.
BARTLETT, Thomas J 8 Rossiters Hill, St. John's 4493 20 Mrs. T.J. Bartlett (s) Moulder 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BONNELL, Harold Lamaline, Burin District 6277 25 Robert Bennett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHEARS, John Frederick 2 Allan Square, St. John's 4515 18 John Shears (p) Draper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, James Joseph St. John's 962 21 Michael Walsh (p) Longshoreman 1915 No No
WELLS, Clarence Augustus Grand Falls, Twillingate District 730 21 Edward Wells (p) Clerk 1914 No No
PUDDISTER, Cecil 11 Gilbert Street, St. John's 4499 21 Mark Puddester (p) Electrician 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Puddester.
SMITH, Nathaniel Normans Cove, Trinity District 5953 22 Robert Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUIRE, George Salvage, Bonavista District 3509 19 Mrs. Robert Squire (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name: Squires.
BISHOP, Levi Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3945 18 George Bishop (p) Telegraph operator 1917 Methodist - Salvation Army No No Discrepancy in religion.
MURPHY, Edward Patrick Catalina, Trinity District 1252 32 Mr. Murphy (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
GILLINGHAM, Walter Gander Bay, Fogo District 4212 20 James Gillingham (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BILLARD, Victor Llewelyn Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2494 18 William Billard (p) Telegraph operator 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variation in name: Billiard
SMITH, Allan Jackson 114 Pleasant Street, St. John's 2269 29 William B. Smith (p) Accountant 1916 Methodist No No
PIKE, Launcelot Lamaline, Burin District 1161 21 Mary Ann Pike (p) Labourer (builder's contractor) 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WELLS, Pearce Three Arms, Twillingate District 4440 21 John Wells (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Percy
ROWSELL, Arthur Sunday Cove Island, Wellmans Cove, Twillingate District 2491 26 Samuel Rowsell (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
COLLINS, Edward Southeast Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District 2991 19 John Collins (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
STAGG, Edmund Little Catalina, Trinity District 5339 24 Thomas Stagg (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
SEARLE, Richard Goulds, St. John's West District 3986 18 May Ruby (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, William Burin, Burin District 0-262 - 2289 21 George Martin (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RODGER, William 84 Barnes Road, St. John's 4311 32 Alexander Rodger (p) Merchant 1918 Presbyterian No No
ANTHONY, William Charles Seldom Come By, Fogo District 3139 23 Samuel Anthony (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
WHITE, Ernest Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4017 19 Thomas White (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
EVELLEY, John Trinity East, Trinity District 4520 19 Elizabeth Evelley (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CONWAY, Philip James St. John's 1128 20 Kate Conway (p) Labourer 1915 No No
STOWE, Samuel Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5092 19 Eli Stowe (p) Boiler maker 1918 Methodist No No
PATERSON, John Queens Road, St. John's 0-211 - 3454 17 Dr. L. Paterson (p) Student 1917 Presbyterian No No
MADDEN, Sylvester 216 Water Street, St. John's 149 19 Ann Madden (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WINSOR, Claude Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 4112 18 Mrs. Winsor (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
PARSONS, John C. Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 5393 19 Jemima Parsons (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No