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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 Enlistmentsort descending Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
CAINES, William Great Jervais, Fortune District 3045 19 William Caines (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, September 28, 1917
DOMINIC, James Little Reach, Fortune District 5306 19 Stephen Dominic (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HARE, Harvey Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 988 19 William and Susanna Hare (p) Telegraph operator 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, May 26, 1916
MACKAY, Michael Joseph St. John's 1509 19 Michael MacKay (p) Mail officer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes Yes Sunday, April 21, 1918 POW Date: 1917 See also service #1766 for additional information
WHITE, Claude Herring Neck, Twillingate District 6096 19 Philip White (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KNOX, Peter St. John's 1593 19 Helen Stevenson (o) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SLATTERY, Patrick Joseph 8 King's Road, St. John's 2983 19 James Slattery (p) Linotype operator 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, March 13, 1918
DAY, Charles Franklin Avenue, St. John's 2999 19 Phoebe Day (p) Engineer 1916 Methodist No No
LEGGE, John Hearts Delight, Trinity District 3314 19 Jessie (John) Crocker (p) Millwright 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1978X.
TAYLOR, Alfred Penney St. John's 897 19 Mr. and Mrs. Taylor (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MAYO, Bertram Foots Cove, Burin District 5590 19 Joseph Mayo (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BAKER, James Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 4825 19 Mrs. James Baker (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FOLLETT, James Shoal Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 8455 19 Henry Follett (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
OLDFORD, Elias Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 2874 19 Tobias Oldford (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist - Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in religion.
BURTON, Samuel Port Hansen [Anson], Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 2355 19 William Henry Burton (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
RIDEOUT, Allan Cottles Island, Twillingate District 4731 19 Parmenas Rideout (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
GOSSE, John Whitbourne, Trinity District 2447 19 Mrs. John Gosse (p) Mill Hand 1916 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
COLLINS, John Joseph 128 George Street, St. John's 578 19 Edward Collins (p) Teamster 1914 Roman Catholic No No
COOK, Henry William Outer Cove Road, St. John's 483 19 Mr. Cook (p) Farmer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
ROWSELL, Herbert J Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 6303 19 Eli Rowsell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, Andrew Kings Cove, Bonavista District 5551 19 Thomas Brown (p) School teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TOUMISHEY, George St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 3981 19 Charlotte Toumishey (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 3, 1918
MANUEL, Hallett Norris Arm, Twillingate District 1838 19 Samuel Manuel (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
NORRIS, Donald 237 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 2397 19 William Norris (p) Engineer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, Richard Joseph Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 942 19 Amelia Walsh Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
TILLEY, Edward Upper Battery Road, St. John's 5727 19 George Tilley (p) Engine man 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LANG, Henry Charles Springdale, Twillingate District 4030 19 William Lang (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
CORBIN, Archibald Corner Brook, St. George District 1507 19 Maggie Corbin (p) Miner 1915 Methodist No No
KELLY, James 38 Henry Street, St. John's 4632 19 Matthew Kelly (p) Bookkeeper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Clarence New Harbour, Trinity District 5251 19 Albert Smith (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIDEOUT, Abel J. Kings Point, Southwest Arm, Twillingate District 8317 19 Giles Rideout (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
DOYLE, Thomas Blackhead Road, St. John's 6217 19 Mrs. Richard Coady (o) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PROWSE, John Lee St. John's 1246 19 Kathleen Prowse (p) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
STICKLAND, William Bay de East, Burgeo-La Poile District 4986 19 Nehemiah Stickland (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Strickland.
ADEY, Wilfred Adeytown, Trinity District 1615 19 Mr. Adey (p) Fishing and lumbering 1915 Methodist No No
FOLLETT, Albert Grand Bank, Burin District 2920 19 William Follett (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes Yes Saturday, April 14, 1917 POW Date: 1917 Possibly a POW as late as 1918, possibly killed in 1917.
HOGAN, Alden Joseph St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 237 19 Dr. William Hogan (p) 1914 No No
CROWELL, Parker Glenwood, Twillingate District 5524 19 William Crowell (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
IVANY, Alfred James St. John's 1310 19 Mrs. Ivany (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
MOORES, Edward Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2216 19 Thomas Moores (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
DEMPSTER, James St. John's 755 19 James Earnest Dempster (p) Paper maker 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1917
IVANY, William Garland Gambo, Bonavista District 1476 19 George Ivany (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HULAN, Howard Robinsons Station, St. George District 1568 19 Jane Hulan (p) Telegraph operator 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, May 2, 1916
BRADBURY, George Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4714 19 Mrs. Rebecca Bradbury (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
WHITE, Joseph Stephenville, St. George District 5700 19 Alex White (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ODEA, Leo Patrick 16 York Street, St. John's 186 19 John E. O'Dea (p) Upholsterer 1914 No No
BILLARD, Albert Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4293 19 Samuel R. Billard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name - signature is Billard, forms completed as Billiard
LOVEYS, James Newton 44 Gilbert Street, St. John's 359 19 Mr. Loveys (p) Draper 1914 Methodist No No
BURSEY, Goliath Clarenville, Trinity District 2381 19 Reuben Bursey (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist Yes No Friday, November 30, 1917 Related documents misfiled with # 1348 Frederick John Bursey, brother of Reuben.
TUCKER, Thomas Cape Onion, St. Barbe District 4187 19 Isaiah Tucker (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No