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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
DUNPHY, William 28 / 23 Princes Street, St. John's 15 21 Martin Dunphy (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
STRONG, Leonard Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 5273 19 Noah Strong (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WALDRON, Frederick Spaniards Cove, Harbour Grace District 4890 23 William Waldron (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTT, Edward Peters Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1623 19 James Butt (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
HARRIS, Frederick 9 Princes Street, St. John's 8355 22 Elizabeth Harris (p) Cutter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NIPPARD, Charles Springdale, Twillingate District 8199 32 John T. Walshman (o) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOLLETT, Frederick Spencers Cove, Long Island, Placentia Bay 4984 22 Albert Hollett (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WARFORD, Arthur Point Leamington, Twillingate District 3472 24 William Warford (p) Fisherman 1917 No No
CAREW, James Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 4601 21 Richard Carew (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COSTELLO, Richard Caplin Bay, Ferryland District 3072 18 Richard Costello (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service
SHEPPARD, Leonard Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1420 23 Eliza Jane Sheppard (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MELBOURNE, Samuel Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5053 18 Robert Melbourne (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
NOSEWORTHY, Joseph St. John's 1383 20 Mary Noseworthy (p) Tobacco maker 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
Badcock, Herbert Ernest 396 Southside Road, St. John's 2855 19 Henry Badcock (p) Carman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NASH, Patrick 22 Adelaide Street, St. John's 5019 20 Margaret Nash (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WARFORD, Azariah South West Arm, Point Leamington, Twillingate District 8077 22 William R. Warford (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
HOULAHAN, James Patrick Cape St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 500 26 Patrick M. Houlihan (p) 1914 No No Discrepancy in name: documents state both Houlahan and Houlihan
BISHOP, George Pass Island, Fortune District 3559 19 Mary (Edward) Bulley (p) Unemployed 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
STEED, Solomon Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 2941 - 8157 18 Albert Steed (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No No overseas service, released from Newfoundland Regiment 1916; Enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917; complete file is under # 2941.
SAMSON, Absalom Flat Island, Bonavista District 5205 22 Samuel Samson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STRATTON, William J. Valleyfield, Bonavista District 3372 21 Mrs. James Burry (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, March 13, 1918
KELLY, Edward Wickford Street, St. John's 4072 18 Michael Kelly (p) Sailor 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BURKE, James Joseph St. John's 718 27 Michael Burke Labourer 1914 No No
KING, Robert Port Rexton, Trinity District 4736 18 William King (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROSE, Joshua 14 Franklin Avenue, St. John's 8436 43 Harriett Rose (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
ROGERS, James 40 Breen Street, St. John's 4194 18 Edward Rogers (p) Shell maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MATHIAS, T.G. No information 0-245 1918 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Attached from Welsh Regiment
DOBBIN, John Tickles, Placentia-St. Marys District 2692 24 Francis Dobbin (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
STICKLAND, Ingram Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3791 21 Joshua Stickland (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918 Previously transcribed as Strickland
FIFIELD, Frederick Bonavista, Bonavista District 3473 18 Charles Fifield (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, March 27, 1918
HICKEY, Richard A. 38 Flower Hill, St. John's 3225 18 Michael Hickey (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
JONES, Piercey Brigus, Port de Grave District 5128 23 William Jones (p) Boiler maker 1918 Methodist No No
BRETT, Percy Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 3605 19 Ralph Brett (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
ANDERSON, Samuel 15 Tessiers Place, St. John's 6321 21 Mary Ann Anderson (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TUCKER, Michael Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 1607 21 Mary Tucker (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
LEVIGNE, Frank 216 New Gower Street, St. John's 2075 26 Mildred Levigne (p) Cotton wheeler 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name - attested as Levigne; in CWGC as Lavigne. I.
UPWARD, William Harry's Harbour, Notre Dame Bay, St. Barbe District 3222 22 John Thomas Upward (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No See also service #2283
TEMPLEMAN, Frederick Bonavista, Bonavista District 5883 23 Selina Templeman (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
MURRAY, Arthur Adams Cove, Bay de Verde District 2108 18 Silas Murray (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No PDF
JOHNSON, Alfred Teignmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom 1571 23 Mr. Johnson (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BROWN, Pierce Salvage, Bonavista District 3547 18 Mary Ann Pike (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARKE, Selby Whitbourne, Trinity District 239 22 James Clarke (p) Carpenter 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHIFFEN, Joseph Baileys Cove, Bonavista District 5898 23 Elias Whiffen (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
RYALL, James A 11 Murray Street, St. John's 4481 21 Joseph Ryall (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LAHEY, Robert Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 254 26 Richard Lahey (p) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HEFFERTON, Samuel Newtown, Bonavista District 4375 22 Jacob Hefferton (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JESSO, Edward Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1808 21 Joseph Jesso (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No Includes photograph of his wife, Joanne Jesso, of Winchester.
MURPHY, Leo Charles. 77 Prescott Street, St. John's 0-35 - 1384 25 Mrs. Josephine Murphy (p) 1915 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers not included. Essay “Arras!” located in file of Regt. # 0-168 seems to have been written by Murphy.
MARTIN, John Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5778 25 Patrick Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MOORE, William Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2987 20 John Moore (p) Painter 1916 Salvation Army No No PDF