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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 Religionsort descending Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
OAKLEY, William J.F. 172 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 3281 18 Arthur Oakley (p) Checker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NEWELL, Clement Leslie Dock, Bareneed, Port de Grave District 3812 23 Margaret Jane Newell (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
MARTIN, Leonard Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2682 19 Naomi Martin (p) Shoe maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
FORD, James Pauls Island, Ford Harbour, Labrador 1955 21 Cristina Lyall (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, February 26, 1916
WRIGHT, George Henry Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2131 33 Mrs. Wright (s) Musician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
READ, Bertram R. Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5060 20 George Reid (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DUFFETT, James Freshwater Road, St. John's 6198 17 William Duffett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LACEY, Michael 10 Sebastian Street, St. John's 2619 24 Martin Lacey (p) Motor driver 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1267X
MITCHELMORE, Samuel Green Island Cove, St. Barbe District 2873 23 Mrs. Thomas Mitchelmore (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, March 3, 1917
SIMMONDS, William Thomas 60 Hamilton Street, St. John's 349 25 Lily Simmonds (s) Sailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
PIERCEY, John Charles Normans Cove, Trinity District 1535 19 Patience Piercey (p) Railroading 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SULLIVAN, Henry Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 5107 25 Thomas Sullivan (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KITCHEN, John Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4809 24 George Kitchen (p) Surveyor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HANDCOCK, Lewis Salvage, Bonavista District 3546 18 William Handcock (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Wednesday, July 10, 1918 POW Date: 1918 Variant spelling of name - Hancock
COLLINS, Leo Catalina, Trinity District 4637 18 Eli Collins (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RUMBOLT, Ezekiel Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5663 24 Lorenzo Rumbolt (p) Lumberman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NICOL, John Francis 11 Flavin Street, St. John's 336 19 Henry Nicol (p) Machinist 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Nichol.
MACLEOD, Neil St. John's 841 19 Mrs. Mathew Peckham (o) Butcher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
DAWE, John F. Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 5488 21 Robert Dawe (p) School teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
QUINTON, Herman W. Red Cliff, Bonavista District 0-280 - 3398 20 Jacob Quinton (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Microfilm incorrectly labelled under father's name.
PENNEY, Jacob Champneys, Trinty District 2188 19 Mrs. William Barnes (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LOCKE, Archibald 12 Notre Dame Street, St. John's 8401 18 George Locke (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, William Ernest Port au Bras, Burin District 4355 18 Jesse Brown (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WILLIAMS, John 47 Military Road, St. John's 0-115 - 5 24 Thomas Williams (p) Draper 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
FIELD, Leonard St. Albin Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 0-62 - 2375 19 Reverend G.H. Field (p) Bank clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
FORD, Alex Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4832 26 Mrs. Thomas Ford (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Includes detailed report on medical absence of # 4833 Bertram Bartlett.
MATTHEWS, Nathan A. Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5072 25 William Matthews (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STRUGNELL, Frank Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 5093 22 William Strugnell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DROVER, Eldred Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 4625 18 Agnes Drover (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEGGE, James New Perlican, Trinity District 5362 22 Corbett Legge (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUSSEY, Francis Joseph St. John's 1533 19 John Hussey (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
DOUGLAS, Aaron K. Brunette Islands, Fortune District 2904 22 Andrew Douglas (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918
HUSSEY, Thomas B. Kenmount Road, St. John's 8501 33 John Hussey (p) Filer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REID, Allan Hearts Delight, Trinity District 2419 19 Stephen Reid Sr. (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
BRENSUN - BRENTON, Samuel Williamsport, St. Barbe District 6019 23 William Brensun (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Samuel Brenton is listed as a resident of Williamsport in the 1935 and 1945 Newfoundland census; attestation paper gives spelling as Brenceen. Variant spelling: Brencun, Brensun.
MOSS, Frederick Southampton, England, United Kingdom 3065 44 Mrs. J. Moss (s) Musician 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
BURSEY, Frederick Catalina, Trinity District 1162 23 Emily Bursey (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MAHANEY, Thomas Fogo, Fogo District 4138 19 Frank Mahaney (p) Steward 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Mahoney, Maloney
SQUIRES, Charles Manuels, Harbour Main District 8297 19 Alex Squires (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MERCER, Robert J. Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 4360 19 William Mercer (p) Cable operator 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENDALL, Gordon Fox Roost, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5901 20 Thomas Kendall (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, James Spread Eagle, Trinity District 5326 23 Isaac Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CARROLL, John Lark Harbour, Bay of Islands, St. George District 2886 18 Abram Carroll (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARRIS, Walter Hermitage Cove, Fortune District 5581 19 John Harris (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STEWART, Arthur Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2196 18 Colin Stewart (p) Electrician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEARNING, Samuel James St. John's 1498 21 Jane Learning (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GUY, James Arnolds Cove, Placentia-St. Marys District 4963 22 William Guy (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OSBOURNE, James S. Blaketown, Trinity District 3290 18 James Osbourne (p) Miner 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANDERSON, Israel Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1069 19 Joseph Anderson Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HIGGINS, John Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 5438 21 Reuben Higgins (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1398X