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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 ascending Date of Death Commendations Notes
COISH, Chesley Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District 5854 19 George Coish (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ELLIOTT, John 38 Goodview Street, St. John's 22 20 John Elliott (p) Steward 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
REES, Edgar Bell Island, St. John's East District 4163 20 Thomas Rees (p) Miner 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 21, 1918
STUCKLESS, Adolphus Comfort Cove, Twillingate District 3839 21 Emma Watkins (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
MAHAR, William 10 Codners Lane, St. John's 4717 19 Elizabeth Brien (o) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Maher
BROWN, Elias B. Bonavista, Bonavista District 5422 22 James Brown (p) Storekeeper 1918 Methodist No No
ATWILL, James 120 Cornwall Avenue, St. John's 1914 25 Duncan Atwill (o) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
CHURCHILL, William Maxwell Forest Road, St. John's 0-37 - 4 20 William Churchill (p) Student 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOW, Frederick Earnest 116 Pleasant Street, St. John's 685 19 George Snow (p) Machinist 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 PDF
BEST, James Swains Island, Bonavista District 5319 22 James Best (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SHEARS, John James Robinsons Head, St. George District 1671 19 James Allan Shjears (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COURAGE, Roland Catalina, Trinity District 3136 21 Abel Courage (p) Steward 1916 Methodist No No
PETERS, Frederick Earnest Allandale Road, St. John's 4417 18 Joseph Peters (p) Bank clerk 1918 Methodist No No
SUTTON, William Pushthrough, Bonavista Bay, Fortune 3529 18 James Sutton (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROSE, R. [Robert] Clayton 28 Springdale Street, St. John's 2542 22 Marmaduke Rose (p) Salesman 1916 Methodist No No Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.
FORD, Simeon Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District 3866 27 John Ford (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also Regt. #3860 Saunders for a misfiled document concerning Simeon Ford; Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1851X.
LAITE, Alfred Lewisporte, Twillingate District 8439 37 Timmer [Tamar] Laite (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
LILLY, John Saddle Island, Fortune District 6063 22 Charlie Lilly (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DREW, T.M. 0-223 - 857 1915 No No Transferred from Leicestershire Regiment. Attestation papers not included. Also contains documents relating to service #0-23, William Edward Barnes
VERE-HOLLOWAY, Henry (Harry) Boyce St. John's 2170 18 Edward Holloway (p): Should read: Edward Vere-Holloway Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling: entered repeatedly in records as Vere-Halloway
STRICKLAND, Benjamin St. John's 1848 35 Mary Strickland (s) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POWER, John Francis Fox Cove, Fortune bay 1710 22 Ann Power (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No See also service #1172, Ronald Herbert House
WARREN, Frank St. John's 835 20 Elizabeth Sheppard (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ALEXANDER, Conn Twinstead, Sudbury, Surrey, England, United Kingdom 0-178 31 Mrs. Gladys Alexander (s) 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. Relinquished his commission 20 June 1916 ; transferred to Lord Strathcona's Horse Regiment.
GOODLAND, Oliver Elliston, Trinity District 1834 20 John Goodland (p) Barkerman 1915 Methodist No No PDF
CHURCHILL, Cecil Augustus Gillesport, Twillingate District 2451 23 William Churchill (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SAMUELSON, Chesley 131 Power Street, St. John's 8316 19 Elizabeth Samuelson (p) Mechanic 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DICKS, James Nelson Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3505 19 Henry Dicks (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WOOLFREY, Chesley Lewisport, Twillingate District 5436 20 William Woolfrey (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
SEARS, James 82 New Gower Street, St. John's 2410 17 William Sears (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers for Newfoundland Forestry Companies and Newfoundland Regiment.
RENDELL, Leonard True Grand Falls, Twillingate District 231 25 Jesse Rendell (p) Papermaker 1914 Methodist No No
BUTLER, Henry Albert Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 0-199 - 325 23 Reuben Butler (p) Student 1914 No No
THOMAS, Walter Bell Island, St. John's East District 722 25 Isabel Thomas (p) Machinist 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 15, 1916
BROWN, Charles William Ragged Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 728 22 Rachael Emberley Brown (p) Labourer 1914 No No
HISCOCK, William James Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 1929 31 George Hiscock (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DRISCOLL, Simeon 36 Feild Street, St. John's 8356 20 George Driscoll (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
TUFF, Frank P. St. John's 1694 18 Edmund Tuff (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
LEWIS, Frederick A. St. John's 950 19 Richard Lewis Lumber Checker 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73
CARROLL, Bernard Conche, St. Barbe District 1903 22 Daniel Carroll (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 PDF
FRENCH, Frederick Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 4503 18 Bertha French (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SULLIVAN, Peter Gambo, Bonavista District 1483 20 Peter Sullivan (p) Furrier 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PINKSTEN, Edward Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District 1358 18 Mrs. Pinksten (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
WARDLAW, William Bain Newcastle on Tyne, England, United Kingdom 3124 23 David Wardlaw (p) Salesman 1916 Presbyterian No No
BATTEN, Harold R. Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 4378 19 Samuel Batten (p) Teaching 1918 Methodist No No
OBRIEN, John Joseph Blackmarsh Road, St. John's 654 19 Richard O'Brien (p) Farmer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PELLEY, Jabez Rattling Brook, Twillingate District 8459 46 Daisy Pelly (o) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
DEVOE, William Codroy, St. George District 3443 19 Marcellius Devoe (p) Farmer 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, March 17, 1918
KING, William P. Southside, Battery, St. John's 2577 27 William King (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, October 20, 1918 PDF
GULLAGE, Frederick H. Catalina, Trinity District 3704 24 George Gullage (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
KEAN, Wallace Traytown, Bonavista District 2599 20 Charles Kean (p) Millman 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917