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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 Death Commendationssort descending Notes
WRIGHT, George Henry Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2131 33 Mrs. Wright (s) Musician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
RICHARDSON, John St. John's 1291 20 Jane Richardson (p) Longshoreman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
KELLY, Ernest Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 2854 18 Isaac Kelly (p) Printing 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SAUNDERS, John Flat Islands, Bonavista District 5467 25 Robert Saunders (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TAVENER, Peter Diamond Middle Lance Cove, Smiths Cove, Trinity Bay 3351 20 Joshua Tavener (p) Fisherman 1916 Congregationalist No No
FORD, George Barr'd Islands, Fogo District 5967 20 George Ford (p) Unknown 1918 Unknown No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
ROBERTS, Rendell Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3798 18 Alexander Roberts (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DEWLING, Herbert Golf Avenue, St. John's 45 23 Margaret Dewling (p) Salesman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEONARD, Michael St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Marys District 4808 24 John J. Leonard (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HOLWELL, Walter 17 Feild Street, St. John's 4619 21 Mrs. Charles Holwell (p) Truckman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLLINS, Leo James 16 Balsam Street, St. John's 2952 18 James Collins (p) Expressman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, September 16, 1917
JANES, Maxwell St. John's 982 19 Henry and Emma Janes (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
LODGE, Samuel Thomas Catalina, Trinity District 165 23 Grace Lodge (p) Storekeeper 1914 Methodist Yes No Friday, October 1, 1915
HAMPTON, George Edgar Portland, Bonavista district 1197 20 Arthur Hampton (p) Brakeman 1915 Methodist No No
ENGLAND, Frederick James St. John's 1127 19 Rebecca England Brakeman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUNGAY, Joseph Newtown, Bonavista District 4272 20 Samuel Bungay (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MASON, Peter Catalina, Trinity District 5751 19 Peter Mason (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HUNT, William Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2617 21 George Hunt (p) Miner 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REDMOND, Thomas J. 265 Theatre Hill, St. John's 8162 18 David P. Redmond (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
COOMBS, Archibald Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 492 30 Sarah Mercer (p) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
STRATHIE, Harry Groves Bonavista, Bonavista District 494 22 Ronald Strachie (p) Carpenter 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
JOHNSON, Dudley St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 1583 25 Mary Johnson (p) Fisherman 1915 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
HARDING, Joseph William Greenspond, Bonavista District 3720 27 James Harding (p) Sailor 1917 Methodist No No
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.
TRAVERSE, James Bell Island, St. John's East District 4651 19 Mrs. Ed. Power (p) Mrs. Ed. Power (p) 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SPENCER, Thomas Leslie Fortune, Burin District 858 19 William Spencer (p) Sailor 1914 Methodist No No
REID, Robert Bruce Circular Road, St. John's 0-218 - 593 20 William Duff Reid (p) 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BARRY, Patrick Alphonsus Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 3611 19 Maurice Joseph Barry (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Barrage
YETMAN, Andrew 25 Barters Hill, St. John's 43 21 Andrew Yetman (p) Seaman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
DOODY, Alphonse Mosquito, Placentia-St. Marys District 4563 19 Mrs. Albert[?] Doody (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HARRIS, William George Brooklyn West, Bonavista District 2817 18 Job Harris (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, August 17, 1917
MOSS, Henry Ethelbert Sailors Island, Salvage, Bonavista District 2029 21 Robert Moss (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917.
PARSONS, Charles H. Sandy Point, St. George District 1708 20 James S. Parsons (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 2, 1916
AYRE, Wilfred Douglas Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 0-104 - 164 20 Charles P. Ayre (p) 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GRIFFIN, Lawrence Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1296 19 Elizabeth Griffin (p) Fisherman 1915 No No
STONE, George Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 772 19 W.P. Stone (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic No No
CURNEW, James Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 1337 22 Mr. And Mrs. Curnew (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No Also contains documents of service #1339, William Carew, bearing the incorrect service number.
MOORE, Albert Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2698 19 Arthur Moore (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
OKE, Harris Randell 82 Forest Road, St. John's 565 23 John C. Oke (p) Law student 1914 No No Granted commission to Royal Scots
READ, Cecil H. Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4099 18 John Read (p) Telegraph operator 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEARN, Matthew 10 Alexander Street, St. John's 2556 21 John J. Hearn (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2565X
BAKER, Esau Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 3696 29 Sarah Baker (s) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
WALSH, Michael ittle Bona, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4147 22 Patrick Walsh (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SULEY, Ambrose Whitbourne, Trinity District 3610 20 John Suley (p) Cooper 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name: Sulley
CANDOW, Herbert McDonald 109 New Gower Street, St. John's 4674 18 Walter Candow (p) Shoemaker 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENDALL, Archibald Roy 70 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 2921 25 Mrs. George Peters (o) Professional musician 1916 Methodist No No
PENNY, Benjamin Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 6173 21 Thomas Penny (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HYNES, Lawrence Canada Harbour, St. Barbe District 8015 27 Martina Hynes (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HUMBY, Henry George Summerville, Bonavista Bay 4514 18 Eli Humby (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No