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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 PoWsort descending Date of Death Commendations Notes
CLARKE, William Big Braha, St. Barbe District 3729 23 Mrs. Nimie[?] Chute (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
HORWOOD, Henry Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 3694 22 George Horwood (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Sunday, October 20, 1918 Killed 20 October, 1918.
WHALEN, Walter Chapel Cove, Harbour Main District 8471 27 Philip Whalen (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Whelan.
CAINES, Isaac Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 1619 20 Michael Caines (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VERE-HOLLOWAY, Henry (Harry) Boyce St. John's 2170 18 Edward Holloway (p): Should read: Edward Vere-Holloway Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling: entered repeatedly in records as Vere-Halloway
SAUNDERS, Alonzo Cape Cove, Fogo District 6028 21 Edward Saunders (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STRICKLAND, Benjamin St. John's 1848 35 Mary Strickland (s) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HANEY/HEANEY, James Patrick 46 Barnes Road, St. John's 476 21 Kitty Haney (o) Printer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Entered in CWGC as Heaney
BURN [BYRNE], Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 257 20 James Byrne (p) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic No No
FOOTE, John Botwood, Twillingate District 8120 44 Lillian Foote (s) Railroad man 1917 Methodist No No
ROWSELL, Herbert J Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 6303 19 Eli Rowsell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SAUNDERS, Benjamin Gambo, Bonavista District 8319 18 Joseph Saunders (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HATCHER, William Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4609 25 Robert Hatcher (p) School teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DODD, William St. John's 1027 22 Matthew Dodd (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
RENDELL, Leonard True Grand Falls, Twillingate District 231 25 Jesse Rendell (p) Papermaker 1914 Methodist No No
FIFIELD, Isaac Bonavista, Bonavista District 420 20 Daniel Fifield (p) School teacher 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, Charles William Ragged Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 728 22 Rachael Emberley Brown (p) Labourer 1914 No No
HARDY, John St. John's 760 20 James Hardy (p) Engineer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 14, 1915 Recorded on family gravestone as Richard John Hardy.
PIERCEY, John Charles Normans Cove, Trinity District 1535 19 Patience Piercey (p) Railroading 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ANDREWS, John Donald 80 McFarlane Street, St. John's 315 22 Mrs. Andrews Machinist 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TUFF, George Beverley 58 Gower Street, St. John's 2 33 George Tuff (p) Commercial traveller 1914 Presbyterian No No
LEWIS, George Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District 5617 22 Joseph Lewis (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BENNETT, Albert Stephenville, St. George District 5698 19 Luke Bennett (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Microfilm label states Arthur Bennett
FRENCH, Frederick Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 4503 18 Bertha French (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TATCHELL, Henry Bartletts Harbour, St. Barbe District 5972 20 Isaac Tatchell (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Previously transcribed as Tatchill; Discrepancy in name: Thatchill, Thatchell
SULLIVAN, Peter Gambo, Bonavista District 1483 20 Peter Sullivan (p) Furrier 1915 Roman Catholic No No
KEEPING, Thomas Marystown, Burin District 6182 21 Manuel King (p) Captain 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, William W. Kings Cove, Bonavista District 2435 26 Samuel Brown (p) Steward 1916 Methodist No No
KING, Bertram Popes Harbour, Trinity District 8399 23 Mary J. Vokey (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RYALL, Robert S. St. John's 1891 18 Robert Ryall (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
PELLEY, Pierce Macklin Place, 71 Leslie Street, St. John's 8223 18 Norman and Annie Ellen Pelley (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
KING, William S. Southside Road, St. John's 0-58 - 837 22 James King (p) Clerk 1915 No No Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916 - 1919.
EVANS, Sydney Wilfred St. John's 1418 19 Lydia Evans (p) Factory labourer 1915 Methodist No No Signature is Sidney; form completed as Sydney.
GULLAGE, Frederick H. Catalina, Trinity District 3704 24 George Gullage (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
KEAN, Weston Pools Island, Bonavista District 0-293 - 2401 20 Eleazer Kean (p) Teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, John Thomas Leslie Street, St. John's 3021 18 Thomas Murphy (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CHEESEMAN, Ernest B Port au Bras, Burin District 1927 20 Lawrence Cheeseman (p) Student 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
MOORES, Harrison Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 218 20 Joseph Moores (p) Farmer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOORE, Patrick W. 13 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 8314 18 Philip Moore (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
WILLIAMS, Charles A. Corbin, Burin District 3363 Mrs. Silas Adams (p) 1916 No No Attestation papers not included
GALGAY, Nicholas Augustus 222 Water Street West, St. John's 338 19 Minnie Galgay (o) Brewer 1914 No No
FRY, William Charleston, Bonavista District 1550 23 John Fry (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included.
TAYLOR, Lemuel Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5254 23 Richard Taylor (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: Lemeul.
HERRITT, William Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4988 19 James Herritt (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No See # 4293 for additional misfiled document
PENWILL, William J. Grand Bank, Burin District 4583 31 John Penwell (p) Labourer 1918 Salvation Army No No Discrepancy in name: signature is Penwill ; documents completed as Penwell
CLARK, Herbert Petries Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District 4652 21 Joseph Clark (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOULTON, Albert Edgar Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2890 30 Thomas Moulton (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, November 22, 1917
HAYTER, Ralph Trinity, Trinity District 2663 20 William George Hayter (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) / Methodist No No Discrepancy in religion Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1640X.
ISAACS, Thomas C. Burin, Burin District 3697 19 Robert Isaacs (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROBERTS, Herbert Triton, Twillingate District 2301 18 John Roberts (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No