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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 Enlistmentsort descending Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
COLLINS, James Brigus, Port de Grave District 5639 19 Thomas Collins (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BAMBURY, Robert St. Pierre and Miquelon 3667 19 Katherine Lake (o) Shoe maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bambrey, Brambury, Bamberry, Banbury;
HICKEY, Lawrence St. John's 1886 19 William Hickey (p) Longshoreman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
TOUCHINGS, Arthur Pass Island, Fortune District 5202 19 John Touchings (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURRAY, Samuel Adams Cove, Bay de Verde District 2732 19 Elizabeth Moores (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Monday, September 30, 1918
JUDGE, Joseph Pointe Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District 1039 19 Mary Judge (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CARRIGAN, Edward Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 993 19 James Carrigan (p) Collier 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
CHAULK, Garland Ladle Cove, Fogo District 4208 19 Jesse Chaulk (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
SHUTE, Arthur Victoria Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2728 19 Moses Shute (p) Cooper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHEATON, Walter Frederickton, Fogo District 6093 19 Isaac Wheaton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
RALPH, Aaron Flat Islands, Bonavista District 2727 19 Charles and Mary Ralph (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BLADGOM [BLAGDON], Thomas Fortune, Burin District 3298 19 Emily Snook (o) Sailor 1916 Methodist Yes No Monday, September 30, 1918 Bladgom is possibly a misspelling of Blagdon, a common surname in Fortune Bay.
PEARCEY, William Lockyer 17 Boncloddy Street, St. John's 3016 19 Joseph Pearcey (p) Steamer steward 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
MARKS, Levi Sandy Point, Burin District 2961 19 Charles Marks (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
PEACH, John Red Harbour, Burin District 5922 19 Leander Peach (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
RYDER, John Bonavista, Bonavista District 1293 19 Agnes Ryder (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FIELD, John 76 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 2003 19 James T. Phillips (o) Tinsmith 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
REID, William Joseph St. John's 1486 19 Elizabeth Reid (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
TAYLOR, Segar Carbonear, Carbonear District 956 19 Francis Taylor (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
BRADLEY, Arthur Salvage, Bonavista District 5234 19 Adam Bradley (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RUSSELL, William Blaketown, Trinity District 5356 19 Abraham Russell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 17
UPWARD, Kenneth Harry's Island, Notre Dame Bay 5528 19 Robert Upward (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No See Service# 5523 for misfiled documents
DIAMOND, Eneas Burnt Arm, Twillingate District 5724 19 Elizabeth Diamond (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LYVER, Gregory Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 4937 19 James Lyver (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RYAN, James Grand River, Codroy, St. George District 2266 19 Susan Ryan (o) Farmer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
LESHANA, David 131 Casey Street, St. John's 4420 19 Mary Ann LeShana (p) (o) Steward 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - LeShano. Discrepancy in next of kin's relationship to LeShana.
STRONG, Norman Wheatley Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 1522 19 Lydia Strong (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
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
LOUGHLIN, Albert Flat Island, Burin District 5872 19 Eliza Hipditch (p) - Edward Loughlin (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SAMSON, Ethelred Flat Island, Bonavista District 5113 19 James Samson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SKEFFINGTON, Elijah Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 2837 19 Joseph Skeffington (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURKE, Leo Michael St. John's 1170 19 Mrs. Charles Davis (o) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
RODWAY, Wilson North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 5929 19 Alfred Rodway (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARR, James Coram St. John's 0-288 - 3068 19 George M. Barr (p) Student 1918 Presbyterian No No Barr was a cadet with Royal Flying Corps (1917-1918) before enlisting with the Newfoundland Regiment.
TERRY, Leo Coachmans Cove, St. Barbe District 3197 19 John Terry (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
KING, Wallace Bauline, St. John's East District 5841 19 James King (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
JESSO, Frederick Benedick Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1427 19 Mr. Jesso (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, John W. 38 New Gower Street, St. John's 5021 19 James Martin (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OAKLEY, Vincent Rencontre, Fortune District 5562 19 Thomas Oakley (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RUSSELL, Loyal Catalina, Trinity District 5217 19 Robert Russell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, Aaron New Bonaventure, Trinity District 2646 19 Mrs. Noah King (p) School master 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
PORTER, Archibald Harold Change Islands, Fogo District 1534 19 Lucy Ann Porter (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
TILLEY, Allan Kings Bridge Road, St. John's 4363 19 John Tilley (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROPSON, Frank Duggans Cove, St. Barbe District 4115 19 John Ropson (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHORT, James Hermitage Cove, Fortune District 1719 19 Eli Short (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURSEY, Benjamin Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District 1956 19 Andrew Bursey (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 14, 1916
KNEE, Matthew Pools Island, Bonavista District 2342 19 Cornelius Knee (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
LARNER, Reginald Joseph Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2238 19 Sarah Larner (p) Operator 1916 Roman Catholic No No
WILLIAMS, Robert Hayward 73A Springdale Street, St. John's 3001 19 Elizabeth Williams (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GILLAM, Manuel Crabbes, St. George District 3012 19 Susanna Harvey (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No