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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 Religionsort descending Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
MERCER, Percy Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2374 20 John Mercer (p) Carpenter 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
SMITH, Robert J. Manuels, Harbour Main District 4233 20 William Smith (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
QUINTON, Joseph Ingram Princeton, Bonavista District 3019 22 Joliffe Quinton (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, John W. Mussel Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 2564 24 Jane Brown (p) Carpenter 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Tuesday, December 11, 1917 POW Date: 1917
WILLIAMS, Raymond Victor Hearts Content, Trinity District 2847 18 Adam Williams (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, October 19, 1917
STICKLAND, Alfred Lamaline, Burin District 4805 22 George Stickland (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Strickland
CARTER, Thomas Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 1031 20 John Carter (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, May 4, 1917
HAWKER, Mortimer Leopold Carbonear, Carbonear District 2292 18 Manoah Hawker (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 29, 1918
HARDY, John R. Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4863 29 John Hardy (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SKINNER, Edgar St. Jacques, Fortune District 2929 18 John Skinner (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
HOUNSELL, Thomas Pinchards Island, Bonavista District 4471 21 George Hounsell (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RANDELL, Elam Port Rexton, Trinity District 2501 20 Joseph Randell (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOBBS, Eliol Red Cliff Bay, Bonavista District 5413 19 Thomas Hobbs (p) Fisherman 1919 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, June 22, 1918
CULL, Stephen Bard [Barr'd] Islands, Fogo District 1789 19 Elijah Cull (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREEN, Albert James St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 2813 20 Mrs. Ambrose Green (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, August 17, 1917
GULLIVER, George McFarlane St. John's 937 23 John Gulliver (p) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name: McFarlane
WARFORD, Charles Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District 3673 19 Abraham Warford (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DRAKE, Levi Lally Cove, Fortune District 5195 19 George Drake (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STARES, Frank William Port Blandford, Bonavista District 1449 19 Allan Stares (p) Sawyer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies December 1917; attestation papers included.
PLOUGHMAN, John Port Rexton, Trinity District 890 21 Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ploughman (p) Teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CROSS, Samuel Gambo, Bonavista District 2604 19 Henry Cross (p) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANTHONY, Joseph Brigus, Port de Grave District 1875 22 Susan Stevens (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ETHRIDGE, Gordon Greens Harbour, Trinity District 6247 18 Charles Ethridge (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, 2752X Alexander Ethridge.
SAUNDERS, William Long Pond, Harbour Main District 3860 20 Charles Saunders (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Contains a misfiled document relating to service # 3866 Simeon Ford; Contains seven documents marked as service # 3860 but with name Clarence Saunders (# 3583).
CAINES, Isaac Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 1619 20 Michael Caines (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LAWRENCE, Robert 20 Carnell Street, St. John's 4618 22 George Lawrence (p) Carpenter 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DICKS, Cecil Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3905 18 Edward Dicks (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VAVASOUR, Charles Joseph St. John's 873 22 Hugh Vavasour (p) Salesman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRINSON, John Change Islands, Fogo District 5308 27 George Brinson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARDING, Samuel Greenspond, Bonavista District 2096 19 Nathaniel Harding (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURTON, Walter 153 New Gower Street, St. John's 5264 23 Henry Burton (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
THOMAS, John Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6030 20 James Thomas (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARNES, Cyril Topsail, Harbour Main District 4500 18 William H. Barnes (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
UDLE, Albert / Robert 57 Monkstown Road, St. John's 1990 22 James Udle (o) Expressman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name: Albert written on attestation paper; signature is R. Udle; documents completed as both Albert and Robert; grave marker and census records are Robert
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.
HATCHER, Philip Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2661 18 Henry H. Hatcher (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOOPER, John McCallum, Fortune District 6274 25 William Hooker (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BISHOP, William 18 Waldegrave Street, St. John's 1831 19 Richard Bishop (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FILLEUL, Clarence John Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2831 21 Philip Filleul (p) Tailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MILES, Victor William 14 Pennywell Road, St. John's 214 28 Frank Miles (o) Tobacco manufacturing 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HEALE, Robert William St. John's 843 20 William Heale Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, July 3, 1916 Photographs of grave-site included
HARNUM, Kenneth Hearts Delight, Trinity District 4545 25 John Harnum (p) Salesman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FOWLOW, Frank St. John's 985 20 George and Mary Ann Fowlow (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLLINS, Samuel Mill Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District 2505 18 John Collins (p) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HISCOCK, Alfred Fleming Street, St. John's 3447 23 Hilda Hiscock (s) Engineer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, March 14, 1918
MEADUS, Frank Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District 5258 26 William Meadus (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REES, Fred S. Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District 2626 24 William Rees (p) Machinist 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1355X.
SMITH, Samuel Blaketown, Trinity District 4309 21 Frederick Smith (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WELLS, Alfred 2 Rossiters Lane, St. John's 416 32 Mr. Wells (p) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BALDWIN, Gilbert Middle Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District 3711 19 John Baldwin (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, April 2, 1918