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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 descending Commendations Notes
DOUCETTE, Hubert Port au Port, St. George District 4873 18 Euzeb Doucette (p) Mining 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TRICKETT, Tasker Spout Cove, Bay de Verde District 5374 18 Thomas Trickett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STICKLAND, Meshach Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 8183 17 Mrs. Lorenzo Stickland (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
OQUINN, Arthur Stephenville, St. George District 5701 21 James O'Quinn (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CHAFE, Howard Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 8175 21 Jacob Chafe (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NORRIS, Daniel Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District 5285 23 Henry Thomas Norris (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HART, Bertram Champneys East, Trinity District 3354 19 Robert Hart (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RYAN, Augustus Mussel Point, St. Marys District 6211 22 Katie Ryan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHEELER, Ralph Summerford, Twillingate District 4906 18 Thomas Wheeler (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GROKE, Caleb St. Chads, Bonavista District 5135 24 George Croke (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Croke.
BLUNDEN, John Thomas Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 4562 27 Stephen Blunden (p) Seaman 1919 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Signature is Blunden; documents use Blundon.
CURTIS, Hubert Brigus, Port de Grave District 3405 19 Albert Curtis (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MARTIN, George 16 Simms Street, St. John's 4119 28 Sarah (Leo) Martin (p) Sailor 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOORE, Herbert 117 Freshwater Road, St. John's 4404 19 Joseph Moore (p) Draper 1918 Methodist No No
ELGAR, Charles Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District 5633 22 John Elgar (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, John R. Manuels, Harbour Main District 8232 50 Ella M. Martin (s) Carpenter 1917 Methodist No No
CONNORS, John Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 5783 20 Michael Connors (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FRY, Charles Georgetown, Port de Grave District 4972 19 Charles Fry (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HERRITT, Jeremiah Burnt Islands, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5742 21 Matthew Herritt (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SLADE, Solomon St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4321 20 John Slade (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
JACKSON, Walter Cavendish, Trinity District 8104 16 Mr. And Mrs. William James Jackson (p) Millman 1917 Methodist No No
HOBBS, Hezikiah Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 6200 22 William Hobbs (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SENIOR, Frank Flat Island, Burin District 6000 19 Wilson Senior (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GREENING, Chesley Bell Island, St. John's East District 3970 18 Alex Greening (p) Engineer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIGGS, Morgan Marystown, Burin District 5598 24 John Riggs (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
BEST, Charles Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8320 18 Stephen Best (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRADBURY, Edward Charles 165 Pleasant Street, St. John's 103 22 Henry Bradbury (p) Engineer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENT, Thomas 348 Water Street West, St. John's 4144 23 Matthew Kent (p) Grocer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
POND, Levi Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 1569 20 Mary Eliza Pond (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) - Methodist No No Discrepancy in religion
DOYLE, Thomas Blackhead Road, St. John's 6217 19 Mrs. Richard Coady (o) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SNOW, Samuel Lewisporte, Twillingate District 4134 22 Sarah Snow (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
ALDERDICE, Norman H Water Street West, St. John's 0-142 Dorothy Alderdice (s) 1914 No No Attestation papers are not included. Microfilm mislabelled as Alderidge.
WINTER, Oliver S. Burin, Burin District 4473 27 John Winter (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
CORBETT, Stephen Chapels Cove, Harbour Main District 5818 24 John Corbett (p) Iron worker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
YOUNG, William Port au Port, St. George District 4872 22 Andrew Young (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FLEMMING, John Spillars Cove, Trinity District 5899 19 James Flemming (p) Fisherman 1918 No No Discrepancy in name: Flemming and Fleming; attestation forms completed as Flemming.
PEDDLE, William Port Blandford, Bonavista District 4862 23 Edward Peddle (p) Lumberman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OFLAHERTY, Patrick Long Beach, Bay de Verde District 4894 20 William O'Flaherty (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TAYLOR, James Arthur St. John's 821 22 George Hedley Taylor (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist No No See also service #717
OAKE, William Dowell Change Islands, Fogo District 1919 18 Jessie Elizabeth Oake (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917.
COFIELD, Mark Francis Allandale Road, St. John's 692 22 William Cofield (p) Farmer 1914 Methodist No No
STROUDE, Fred Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 1325 & 8083 21 Priscilla Stroude (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No additional service records under Regimental number 8083.
MILLER, Ananias Portugal Cove, St. John's East 3863 18 John Miller (p) Fireman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name: Annanias
CHURCHILL, Eldred 53 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4857 20 Ambrose Churchill (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
IVANY, Alfred James St. John's 1310 19 Mrs. Ivany (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
NOBLE, Albert John No information 0-26 1917 No No Civilian appointment as honourary Lieutenant, liaison with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No attestation papers.
MERCER, Albert Bell Island, St. John's East District 264 20 Edith Mercer (p) Miner 1914 Methodist No No
HARRIS, Bertram Benjamin St. John's 1047 28 Kate Harris (p) Accountant 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOSEWORTHY, Vincent Manuels, Harbour Main District 201 24 Thomas Noseworthy (o) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.
DEMPSTER, James St. John's 755 19 James Earnest Dempster (p) Paper maker 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1917