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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
DEWEY, Joseph Greenspond, Bonavista District 3587 19 Francis Dewey (p) School teacher 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 21, 1918
MCNIVEN, William Robert 24 Springdale Street, St. John's 279 19 Frederick McNiven (p) Shoecutter 1914 Presbyterian Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SPRACKLIN, Lockyer Charlottetown, Bonavista District 2174 19 Alexander Spracklin (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No PDF
REID, William Fred St. John's 1696 19 John Reid (p) Butcher 1915 Methodist Yes No Sunday, October 6, 1918
FLEMMING, John Spillars Cove, Trinity District 5899 19 James Flemming (p) Fisherman 1918 No No Discrepancy in name: Flemming and Fleming; attestation forms completed as Flemming.
FARRELL, Eugene Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3855 19 Elizabeth Farrell (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
POLLARD, William Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District 3823 19 William Pollard (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
SNOW, Robert Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 2565 19 Thomas Snow (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
NICHOLLS, Levi Mason Stanley Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 3283 19 Archibald Nicholls (p) Sailor 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
BAMBURY, Robert St. Pierre and Miquelon 3667 19 Katherine Lake (o) Shoe maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bambrey, Brambury, Bamberry, Banbury;
COEN, Arthur Winter Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 4546 19 George Coen (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STRONG, Leonard Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 5273 19 Noah Strong (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WARD, Henry Griguet, St. Barbe District 5054 19 John Ward (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist 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
HARDING, George A. Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 8025 19 William Thomas Harding (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GORE, Eliol Pike Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1041 19 Susie Gore (p) Steward 1915 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
HORWOOD, Albert Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2298 19 William Horwood (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Tuesday, May 1, 1917 POW Date: 1917
WALTERS, William Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District 8395 19 Matilda Frizzell (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
KING, Joseph Andrew Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 1356 19 Diana King (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
CARTER, Charles Fred Belleoram, Fortune District 1403 19 Susan Carter (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
BRETT, Percy Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 3605 19 Ralph Brett (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
TUCKER, Joshua Winterton, Trinity District 2684 19 John Tucker (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Saturday, April 14, 1917 POW Date: 1917
WELLS, Isaac Grand Jervais, Fortune District 1734 19 William Wells (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
HODDINOTT, Samuel Indian Island, Fogo District 5595 19 Mary Ann Hoddinott (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Monday, July 22, 1918
DOWN, William Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2249 19 William Down (p) Papermaker 1916 Methodist No No
MERCHANT, Thomas 23 Hamilton Street, St. John's 8296 19 Mrs. Elizabeth Merchant (p) Shoemaker 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
BRAKE, Daniel Spanish Room, Burin District 6061 19 John Brake (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MAJOR, John Thomas Harrys Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3493 19 George Major (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, June 7, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included.
SIMMONS, Robert Botwood, Twillingate District 3380 19 William Simmons (p) Wharfinger 1917 Methodist No No
FRENCH, Nathan Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2373 19 Thomas French (p) Scholar 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DEVEREAUX, John William Ferryland, Ferryland District 3152 19 Michael Devereaux (p) Tailor 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 17, 1920 Note: CWGC records his death as 17 April 1920; forms in the file variously record it as 10, 16 or 20 April 1920.
JENSEN, Lewis Harbour Breton, Fortune District 5567 19 White Jensen (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents.
DAWE, Wilfred 131 Gower Street, St. John's 184 19 Charles Dawe (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
STOCKLEY, Frederick Wesleyville, Bonavista District 3518 19 William Stockley (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, March 11, 1918
FORAN, Augustus Grand Falls, Twillingate District 4876 19 Rose Foran (p) Paper man 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TAYLOR, Hayward 100 Casey Street, St. John's 8250 19 Mrs. Rosanna Taylor (p) Labourer 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
SHEPPARD, Frank Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District 4167 19 Eli Sheppard (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOSS, Daniel. Gambo, Bonavista District 2657 19 Thomas Moss (p) Telegraph operator 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
GULLAGE, Hubert V. St. John's 1682 19 Peter Gullage (p) Draper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
CLARK, William Henry St. John's 1003 19 Joseph Clark (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOODWIN, Gilbert New Melbourne, Trinity District 5324 19 George Goodwin (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HEALEY, Leo Francis St. John's 1815 19 Hannah Healey (p) Clothes packer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, Matthew St. John's 2069 19 James Murphy (p) Clerk 1916 No No
KELLAND, Malcolm Winterton, Trinity District 5243 19 Peter Kelland (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WINSOR, Bertram G. Triton West, Twillingate District 8189 19 William Winsor (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
EBSARY, Frederick Ernest St. John's 1138 19 Mrs. Newman Ebsary (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, September 23, 1915
OSBORNE, Reuben Grand Bank, Burin District 3421 19 John Osbourne (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918
BURT, Alpheus Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 6004 19 John Burt (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BURT, Arthur Gander Bay, Fogo District 5463 19 Ambrose Burt (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
WORNELL, Frederick John 81 Longs Hill, St. John's 0-217 - 1839 19 John Wornell (p) Bank clerk 1915 Methodist No No