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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 PoW Date of Death Commendationssort descending Notes
WOOLDRIDGE, James R. Trinity, Trinity District 1993 18 John Woolridge (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Wooldridge, Woolridge
MORGAN, William Port de Grave, Port de Grave District 6315 20 Joseph Morgan (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
DONOHUE, William Joseph Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District 2992 18 John Donohue (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, May 18, 1918
ALLEN, Richard 11 Cookstown Road, St. John's 8140 18 Thomas G. Allen (p) Chauffeur 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BISHOP, John F. Western Bay, Bay de Verde District 2780 31 Joseph Bishop (p) Teacher 1916 No No
SMART, Christopher Lethbridge, Bonavista District 4788 19 Thomas Smart (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
BROWN, Edgar Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5153 18 Bunge Brown (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
TURNER, Donald Morison 321 Southside Road, St. John's 2848 18 G. E. Turner (p) Analyst 1916 Presbyterian No No
PIKE, Hayward Ebenezer 24 Gilbert Street, St. John's 2823 18 Thomas Pike (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist No No
THISTLE, Frederick 20 Charlton Street, St. John's 8283 19 Levi Thistle (p) Teamster 1917 Methodist No No
BENNETT, John Cape St. George, St. George District 6101 19 Annie Bennett (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HOLDEN, Patrick Riverhead, Southside, St. John's 555 19 Mary Alice Holden (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, January 31, 1916
ARNS, William Frederick 7 Signal Hill, St. John's 2270 19 Clara (Mawtrey) Arns (s) Baker 1916 Methodist No No
SERRICK, Claude Cupids, Port de Grave District 4434 18 Alexander Serrick (p) Student 1918 Methodist No No Signature is Claude; forms completed as Claud.
STACEY, William Point May, Lamaline, Burin District 4950 18 John Stacey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KEHOE, John Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5776 20 John Kehoe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCKAY, J. J. No information 0-145 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
GOODYEAR, Reginald Cat Harbour [Lumsden], Fogo District 3446 21 Walter Goodyear (o) Fisherman 1917 No No
BUGDEN, Cyril W. Britannia, Trinity District 4065 18 Walter Bugden (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PIKE, Alfred E. Springdale, Twillingate District 8188 24 Annie Pike (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
KNIGHT, Francis H. 34 Circular Road, St. John's 0-76 - 287 20 Herbert E. Knight (p) Clerk 1914 No No
MOOTREY, Robert Hedley. 22B Springdale Street, St. John's 4469 22 Robert Mootrey Sr. (p) Expressman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HALFYARD, Wallace. 129 Cabot Street, St. John's 1986 18 John Halfyard (p) Student 1915 Methodist No No
LAWLOR, Jack 67 Monkstown Road, St. John's 5078 23 Thomas Lawlor (p) Cabman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HYNES, Isaac Fox Island River, Port au Port, St. George District 4772 22 Reuben Hynes (p) Trapper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CHRISTIANSON, Ralph Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2595 20 Kristian Christianson (p) Paper maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, John Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 5246 23 John Murphy (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WILLIAMS, Thomas Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 5822 19 William Williams (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GARDNER, Bernard Godfrey William Kent, England, United Kingdom 0-298 - 914 19 William Gardner (p) Wireless operator 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ADAMS, William Arnold's Cove, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2306 18 Mrs. James William [Adams] (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
LAMBERT, John Southport, Random, Trinity District 1744 20 Samuel Lambert Sr. (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, April 6, 1916
ONEIL, John Joseph 49 Angel Place, St. John's 704 29 Clara O'Neil (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HARDIMAN, Charles Grand John, Fortune District 1716 21 James Hardiman (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURRAY, William St. John's 1695 33 John Murray (o) Truckman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CLARKE, George Springdale, Twillingate District 2541 19 George W. Clarke (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
PARROTT, Malcolm Winterton, Trinity District 5924 22 John Parrott (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUIRES, William Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 6157 22 John Squires (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
PYE, Walter Cape Charles, Labrador 2254 18 Ephraem Pye (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FARRELL, Daniel P. Little River, Codroy, St. George District 4952 19 Patrick Farrell (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, Michael No information 6343 No No Attestation papers not included Discharged from the Royal Army Medical Corps and attached to Royal Newfoundland Regiment for special duty without pay.
NEVILLE, William John 39 Young Street, St. John's 376 20 Mr. Neville (p) Shoemaker 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
CHAFE, Ronald M 61 Springdale Street, St. John's 0-256 - 3601 18 Levi Chafe (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, John Dildo, Trinity District 5048 25 William Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MITCHELL, Parmenas James Tilt Cove, Notre Dame Bay, Twillingate District 4251 20 Henry Mitchell (p) Miner 1917 Methodist No No variant spelling of name - Permanus
DAY, John Old Shop, Trinity District 2157 20 Elmer Day (p) Iron worker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GILLIS, Neil Highlands, St. George District 2385 17 Alexander Gillis (p) Mill hand 1916 Roman Catholic No No
FRIZELL, Henry Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District 3310 18 Charles Frizell (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
BARTON, John Goulds, St. John's West District 1485 28 Annie Barton (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
FLIGHT, John Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 4509 19 James Flight (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CUFF, William John Port Blandford, Bonavista District 3885 19 Gideon Cuff (p) Brakeman 1917 Methodist No No