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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 Kinsort descending Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
BISHOP, Edward C. Catalina, Trinity District 8141 34 Emma Bishop (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BRAZIL, Richard 12 1/2 Prospect Street, St. John's 2217 20 Emma Brazil (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918. Variant spelling of name - Brazill.
ROSE, Joshua 14 Franklin Avenue, St. John's 8436 43 Harriett Rose (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
BLAKE, Ambrose Ernest Barr'd Island, Fogo District 3138 19 James Jacobs (o) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RYAN, John Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 8178 25 James Ryan (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BISHOP, George Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District 8280 37 John Bishop (p) Miner 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOONE, John 35 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 8233 28 Kate Boone (s) Teamster 1917 Roman Catholic No No
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
BILES, Daniel St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 8510 22 Luke Biles (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
ROBINSON, John Joseph 202 Water Street, St. John's 480 33 Mary Ann Cahill Robinson (p) Restaurant proprietor 1914 Roman Catholic No No I
EDDY, Ernest Lady Cove, Bonavista Bay 3251 18 Mary Sharpe (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
RYAN, Thomas 43 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 8396 20 Michael Ryan (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BLAKE, John Grand Village, Groswater Bay, Labrador 3957 21 Miss T[?] Blake (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
EDGAR, Albert Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 2528 19 Mrs. W.J. Richards (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917 Discrepancy in mother's name: Betsey Guy or Mrs. W.J. Richards.
MARTIN, Leonard Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2682 19 Naomi Martin (p) Shoe maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
WILLEY, Alexander J. Carbonear, Carbonear District 0-309 - 2635 20 Rev. F.G. Willey (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
TOBIN, John Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4682 25 Robert Tobin (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RIDOUT, Charles Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 8087 22 Roseanna Ridout (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No Variant spelling of name - Rideout.
RODGERS, Edward 41B Cook Street, St. John's 8381 20 Samuel Rodgers (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
BEST, Charles Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8320 18 Stephen Best (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRAGG, Miles 95 Carters Hill, St. John's 8363 19 William Bragg (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TAYLOR, William R. Burin Bay, Burin District 4103 18 18 Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
BREEN, John 18 Nunnery Hill, St. John's 67 20 18 Nunnery Hill, St. John's Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.
TAVERNER, Chester George Little Bay, Twillingate District 3002 21 21 Teacher 1916 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Tavernor; signature is Taverner
ONEILL, Michael Joseph St. John's 763 18 A. O'Neill (o) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PARSONS, Frederick Robert Penitentiary Residence, Forest Road, St. John's 2819 28 A.A. Parsons (p) Telegraph operator 1916 Methodist No No
GARDNER, Archibald Harbour Breton, Fortune District 4305 18 A.E. Gardner (p) Student 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PEARCE, Samuel Roberts North Side, Twillingate, Twillingate District 2835 22 A.G. Pearce (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
HARVEY, Gerald Cockburn Kings Bridge Road, St. John's 0-33 - 333 28 A.J. Harvey (p) Merchant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also contains documents relating to service # 0-94 Stanley Robertson and # 0-194 Guy W. Harvey. Attached to Royal Flying Corps 1916-1917.
BRAKE, George E. Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 2716 25 Aaron Brake (p) Cook 1916 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, April 25, 1917
FRANCIS, Joseph Hants Harbour, Trinity District 4353 22 Aaron Francis (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HEAD, Walter Comfort Cove, Twillingate District 6079 19 Aaron Head (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HEAD, Darius Ladle Cove, Fogo District 6293 24 Aaron Head (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
STONE, Cyril G. Fogo, Fogo District 3410 18 Aaron Stone (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STUCKLESS, Theophilus Point Leamington, Twillingate District 4797 21 Aaron Stuckless (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
STUCKLESS, John Point Leamington, Twillingate District 4796 22 Aaron Stuckless (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
WATKINS, Frederick Summerford, Twillingate District 5421 20 Aaron Watkins (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MAGANNAM, Charles St. John's - Mount Lebanon, Lebanon 713 19 Abad Magannam (p) Pedlar 1914 No No
COURAGE, Roland Catalina, Trinity District 3136 21 Abel Courage (p) Steward 1916 Methodist No No
HODDER, Eli Horwood, Fogo District 2977 20 Abel Hodder (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
DAY, James Old Shop, Trinity District 5430 20 Abner Day (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, Eli Harrys Harbour, Twillingate District 6305 20 Abner King (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BATTEN, Allan Sidwell St. John's 2045 21 Abraham Batten (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COOMBS, George Edward Piccaire, Fortune District 6183 20 Abraham Coombs (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CULL, Andrew Shoal Bay, Fogo District 5980 23 Abraham Cull (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOODYEAR, Garland Lumsden South, Fogo District 5173 22 Abraham Goodyear (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HAPGOOD, George Flat Island, Bonavista District 3807 18 Abraham Hapgood (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
HAPGOOD, Walter Flat Island, Bonavista District 5130 21 Abraham Hapgood (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PEDDLE, William Butter Cove, Trinity District 5288 25 Abraham Peddle (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
PIERCEY, Jesse Fortune, Burin District 6057 20 Abraham Piercey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No