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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
HUMBY, Henry George Summerville, Bonavista Bay 4514 18 Eli Humby (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TAYLOR, Eli Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 3672 18 Emily (Eli) Taylor (p) Fireman 1917 No No
SKANES, Charles Cow Head, St. Barbe District 3701 22 Francis Skanes (p) Mechanic 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.
CRON, Joseph Trinity Bay 3723 26 George Cron (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Cran
HOLLETT, John Port au Bras, Burin District 8259 18 Arthur Hollett (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger. Previously transcribed as Hallett.
HILLIER - HELLIER, John St. John's 1878 20 Elizabeth Hillier (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No PDF Discrepancy in spelling of name - Hillier, Hellier
GRANT, Douglas George 173 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4643 31 James Grant (p) Clerk 1918 Presbyterian No No
PITCHER, Gilbert Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District 2178 19 Cornelius Pitcher (p) Papermaker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
YATES, Allan New Bay, Twillingate District 8362 21 Walter Yates (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
INDER, Herbert Stewart Springdale, Twillingate District 3194 21 James Inder (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, October 20, 1917
MADDIGAN, Michael Joseph 314 Water Street, St. John's 183 19 Michael Maddigan (p) Shoe cutter 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HARRIS, James St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District 6126 24 John Harris (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
YOUNG, Arthur James St. John's 823 18 James Young (p) Sail maker 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAILEY, Albert Georges Brook, Trinity District 1613 19 Mary Bailey (p) Railroad Labourer 1915 No No Not in service ledger.
TIBBO, Henry Grand John, Fortune District 1720 20 Thomas Tibbo (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
PEARCE, Hector Clarenville, Trinity District 1394 19 Eliza Pearce (p) Locomotive fireman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
COADY, Daniel Outer Cove, C. [Conception?] Bay [district unknown] 4628 22 Catherine Coady (p) Blacksmith 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CANNING, Ambrose Red Bay, Labrador 6242 20 Charles Canning (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MEW, Sydney Frank Shirley, Southampton, England, United Kingdom 0-259 - 1939 24 Charles Mew (p) Book binder 1916 Methodist No No
GEORGE, Richard Harvey New Harbour, Trinity District 1790 19 Edmond John George (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LUKINS, George 5 Lyon Square, St. John's 544 21 Alice Lukins (s) Sailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, July 1, 1917 some illegible documents ; See Regt.# 709 for misfiled will
KELLY, Frank Irelands Eye, Trinity District 2679 21 David Kelly (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, August 14, 1917 Place appears as Ireland Isle on attestation record; later corrected.
STRIDE, Benjamin Conne River, Fortune District 6325 23 John Stride (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WELLMAN, Edward St. John's 0-301 - 674 19 Moses Wellman (p) Painter 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
HICKS, Hubert Bonavista, Bonavista District 5847 20 Solomon Hicks (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GOSSE, William Topsail Road, St. John's 3548 18 Moses Gosse (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREEN, Hubert Random, Trinity District 3128 20 Joseph Green (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
PUMPHREY, John Louis Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1237 24 Mrs. Pumphrey (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
EDNEY, Samuel Robert St. John's 1714 18 Mrs. John Edney (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 See also service #1544, Leighton Bugden, for details of this soldier's death.
KEATS, Samuel Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 5691 21 Eli Keats (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BISHOP, William 18 Waldegrave Street, St. John's 1831 19 Richard Bishop (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EATON, Duncan McKinnon St. John's 811 Dry goods clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.
ANDREWS, David Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District 5038 22 Garland Andrews (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OBRIEN, Thomas Joseph Blackmarsh Road, St. John's 657 21 Richard O'Brien (p) Water worker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
NOSEWORTHY, Edward 1174 No No File missing; ledger entry 10/4/15 states undesirable.
COLLIER, George Three Rock Cove, St. George District 4915 18 Thomas Collier (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BENOIT, Arthur P. Short Reach, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6311 20 John Benoit (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HORAN, Thomas Anthony 267 Southside Road, St. John's 212 20 Patrick Horan (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic No No
SEYMOUR, Heber Fred Gooseberry Island, Bonavista District 3163 19 Lucy Parsons (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STANFORD, Reginald Fred Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-255 - 1308 19 Ida Stanford (p) 1915 No No PDF Partial attestation papers included.
KELLAND, Malcolm Winterton, Trinity District 5243 19 Peter Kelland (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PAYNE, Thomas Victor 37 Monkstown Road, St. John's 1962 18 Janet Payne (o) Office clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POTTS, B. W. [Brian Wildridge] Blackwells Islands, New York, USA 8093 - 3060 25 Jane A. Potts (p) 1917 No No See also service # 3060; Brian Wildridge Potts originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917 and transferred to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in 1918.
KOOLERY, James 84 McFarlane Street, St. John's 4412 18 George Koolery (p) 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discharged underaged.
RODWAY, George W. Mussels Harbour Arm, Placentia-St.Marys District 5930 24 Alfred Rodway (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CARTER, Arthur Leslie Wood 5 Colonial Street, St. John's 2321 18 Hugh Carter (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Referred to as Leslie Carter
LEARNING, Samuel John St. John's 1620 18 Absalom Joseph Learning (p) Cooper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, July 4, 1916
BOGAN, John Joseph St. John's 1050 25 Minnie Bogan (p) Broker 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HUTCHINGS, Richard Whitbourne, Trinity District 3366 18 Ambrose Hutchings (o) 1916 Yes No Saturday, March 30, 1918 File missing, Information from Service ledger.
TOBIN, Patrick Francis St. John's 1209 20 Bridget J. Shortall (p) Student 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, December 27, 1916