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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 Datesort ascending Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
JACKMAN, John J. 38 Pleasant Street, St. John's 4697 22 John Jackman Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BOURGOIS, Isaac Black Head, Port au Port, St. George District 5948 19 William Bourgois (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Bourgeois.
PENNY, John Cannings Cove, Bonavista District 6178 25 James Penny (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOLLETT, Morgan Burin, Burin District 5570 20 John Hollett (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SQUIRES, Theodore St. Phillips, St. John's West District 5083 24 Reuben Squires (p) Surveyor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOVE, Israel Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5262 25 Frederick Dove (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BILES, Daniel St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 8510 22 Luke Biles (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
KEOUGH, Andrew Plate Cove, Bonavista District 6170 22 Patrick Keough (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WINTERS, Joseph Pools Island, Bonavista District 5379 23 James Winter (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Contains some documents relating to service #5349 Simeon James Rowe
BOYLE, Arch Torbay Road, St. John's 4445 18 Henry Boyle (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHURCHILL, Harry Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5174 22 Jeanie Churchill (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SHEPPARD, Stanley Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 4998 19 Abraham Sheppard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARVEY, Albert Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District 5767 22 William Harvey (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOOPER, John McCallum, Fortune District 6274 25 William Hooker (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VAVASOUR, Samuel 39 Plymouth Road, St. John's 4658 19 Thomas Vavasour (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SAPP, Abraham Bell Island, St. John's East District 4909 22 Les Sapp (p) Storekeeper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BURKE, William Conne River, Fortune District 6323 20 Matthew Burke (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DOBER, John Marystown, Burin District 6054 21 Thomas Dober (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WADDINGTON, Robert Bumley, England, United Kingdom 3069 47 Clara Waddington (s) Musician 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
PIERCEY, Jesse Fortune, Burin District 6057 20 Abraham Piercey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TUCKER, Walter Bell Island, St. John's East District 4390 17 Ellen Dogan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LEWIS, Frank 233 Southside Road, St. John's 4486 22 Mrs. V. Lewis (p) Marconi Operator 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCCORMACK, James Southside Road, St. John's n/a 16 Bugler 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special).
LEDREW, Lemuel Change Islands, Fogo District 5959 21 William LeDrew (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
KING, William J. St. Jones Without, Trinity District 5441 19 Mathias King (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
IVANY, John McNeil Street, St. John's 5788 21 Benjamin Ivany (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HYNES, Leonard Codroy, St. George District 5859 23 Margaret Hynes (p) Seaman 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, October 12, 1918 Variation in name: Hines; See # 1787 for related document
JESSO, Joseph Brooms Bottom, St. George District 6258 20 James Jesso (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CHEATER, James Grey Islands, White Bay, St. Barbe district 4566 22 James Cheater Sr. (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Chayter, Chaytor, Chater, Cheator
GALE, John West Bay, Port au Port, St. George District 4869 20 Daniel Gale (p) Carpenter 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FLYNN, Thomas 22 Stephen Street, St. John's 4631 21 Patrick Flynn (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCARTHUR, Lockie Grand River, St. George District 5364 22 Jessie McArthur (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, Fred Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4746 22 James Walsh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, James Manuel Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4638 30 William Brown (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PORTER, Walter Horwood, Fogo District 4870 19 Phoebe Porter (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
SMITH, James Spread Eagle, Trinity District 5326 23 Isaac Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, Frank St. Mary's, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4720 20 James Walsh (p) 1918 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
FRANCIS, Harold Community: Manuels, Harbour Main District 5386 26 James Francis (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STUCKLESS, Theophilus Point Leamington, Twillingate District 4797 21 Aaron Stuckless (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
MAHER, James Argentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 5834 21 John Maher (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RUMBOLT, Ezekiel Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5663 24 Lorenzo Rumbolt (p) Lumberman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COX, William Goulds, St. John's West District 5318 22 Jessie Cox (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MERCER, Augustus Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 5252 18 Isaac Mercer (p) Millwright 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, Edward Battle Harbour, Labrador 5710 23 Jane Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
HOWELL, Chesley 55 Pennywell Road, St. John's 4505 21 William Howell (p) Bookkeeper 1918 Methodist No No
DROVER, Albert Southside Road, St. John's 4951 19 Uriah Drover (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HYNES, Hubert Port au Port, St. George District 4877 19 Lawrence Hynes (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BURSEY, Harry Salt Pond, Lewisporte, Twillingate District 5292 23 Joseph Bursey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WAY, Joseph Bonavista, Bonavista District 5892 21 Alfred Way (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MORGAN, Henry Seal Cove, Harbour Main District 5303 21 John Morgan (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No