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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
EVANS, Henry St. John's 1245 21 Mrs. Evans (p) Butcher 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WALSH, John Aloysius St. John's 693 19 Stan G. Walsh Druggist 1914 Roman Catholic No No
TAYLOR, Selby 10 Pleasant Street, St. John's 8460 25 Maud Taylor (s) 1917 Yes No Saturday, March 9, 1918 File missing. Information from service ledger.
CHAFE, Martin F. 110 Barnes Road, St. John's 2578 35 Ellen Chafe (s) Teamster 1916 Roman Catholic No No
FRENCH, John Joseph 2 Patrick Street, St. John's 63 25 Benjamin French (p) Boiler maker 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
YETMAN, James Battery Road, St. John's 2634 22 Andrew Yetman (p) Seaman 1916 Yes No Monday, May 24, 1920
ALCOCK, Augustus Griquet, St. Barbe District 0-116 - 1372 19 Mary Alcock (p) Teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BRYANT, Douglas Hearts Delight, Trinity District 3967 17 Garrett Bryant (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RYALL, James A 11 Murray Street, St. John's 4481 21 Joseph Ryall (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BENNETT, William St. John's 1229 30 William Bennett (p) Tinsmith 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HAMEN, Richard Joseph Marystown, Burin District 3037 19 Benjamin Hamen (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 25, 1921
HANN, Robert Trout River, St. Barbe District 3915 26 James Hann (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
KNEE, Matthew Pools Island, Bonavista District 2342 19 Cornelius Knee (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
HEFFORN, Leonard New Perlican, Trinity District 6260 19 Jacob Hefforn (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HIBBS, William James Topsail, Harbour Main District 2356 24 Mrs. William (Julia) Hibbs (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARNES, Chesley Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 4528 18 Joseph Barnes (p) Draper 1918 Congregationalist No No
POWER, Robert Marystown, Burin District 6064 22 Lawrence Power (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HACKETT, Ignatius Wards Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District 4718 22 Michael Hackett (p) Teacher 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TAYLOR, Charles Augustus St. John's 990 19 Jennie Taylor Tailor 1915 Methodist No No
WALL, John 27 Military Road, St. John's 4303 27 Thomas Wall (p) Woodworker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WILLIAMS, Robert Hayward 73A Springdale Street, St. John's 3001 19 Elizabeth Williams (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, Walter Campbell Logy Bay Road, St. John's 690 21 Mrs. R.C. Smith (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
STEVENSON, Alfred St. John's 1622 William Joseph Stevenson (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, July 8, 1917
WHEATON, George Frederickton, Fogo District 6122 22 Charles Wheaton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
YATES, Hardy Cottles Cove, New Bay, Twillingate District 4655 18 Walter Yates (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BRAKE, Michael Bernard Marystown, Burin District 3039 18 John Brake (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MORRIS, Willis H. Robinsons, St. George District 4265 18 Joseph Morris (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MADDICK, John Withycombe 20 Barters Hill, St. John's 628 21 Mrs. William Campbell Station agent 1914 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Maddock.
FITZPATRICK, James 180 Pleasant Street, St. John's 8438 18 John Fitzpatrick (p) Bugler 1917 Roman Catholic No No Originally served as drummer; enlisted when of age; recorded on reel at two locations.
QUIRK, William Frederick Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 1410 23 Matilda Quirk (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
GOSSE, Daniel Torbay, St. John's East District 5762 23 Thomas Gosse (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STOCKLEY, Joseph Greenspond, Bonavista District 2107 20 Joseph Stockley (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MILLEY, Sidney Exploits, Twillingate District 4301 21 John Milley (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
POWER, Frank Bristols Hope, Carbonear District 6099 25 Richard Power (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
EDWARDS, John Charles Pennywell Road, St. John's 450 20 Joseph Edwards (p) Painter 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, July 21, 1916
GEORGE, Ernest New Harbour, Trinity District 3966 18 Thomas George (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HANN, Albert Leslie Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2116 23 Isaac Hann (p) Core maker, paper mills 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WOODMAN, Ernest New Harbour, Trinity District 2377 18 Frederick Woodman (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WEIR, Albert Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 6208 20 Elezar Weir (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
CORNICK, Frank 87 Springdale Street, St. John's 2147 21 Stu Cornick (p) Accountant 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TWYNE, Abraham J. Hauling Point, St. Barbe District 3259 23 James Twyne (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, March 28, 1918
NOEL, Ronald 77 McFarlane Street, St. John's 3053 23 Harvey Noel (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service.
BUTLER, George Wellington, Bonavista District 3494 22 Fanny Elizabeth Butler (s) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, October 5, 1918
PURCHASE, Abia Arthur 11 Longs Hill, St. John's 2995 Amelia Purchase (s) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEATS, Hubert John 47 Goodview Street, St. John's 613 23 Richard Keats (p) Upholsterer 1914 Unknown No No
WHITE, William Loon Cove, Bonavista District 5124 19 Luke White (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No Community name appears as Look Cove in one document and Loon Cove in another.
SMART, Frank Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 3578 18 Fannie (Samuel) Smart (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, May 22, 1917
QUICK, Ernest Chesley St. John's 1145 21 Fannie Quick (p) Draper 1915 Methodist No No
THORNE, William Brownsdale, Trinity District 5272 24 John Thorne (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
NEWHOOK, Samuel Dildo, Trinity District 5253 24 Edward Newhook (p) Operator 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No