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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 PoWsort ascending Date of Death Commendations Notes
QUINTON, Albert Edward Southern Bay, Bonavista District 3525 18 Alfred Quinton (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, June 27, 1917
STURGE, Esau Brookfield, Bonavista District 6238 21 Victoria Sturge (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MILLER, Robert Champneys East, Trinity District 3669 25 William Miller (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENDELL, Nathaniel Pushthrough, Fortune District 5571 19 Edward Kendell (p) Enginner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attached to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies Aug. 1918.
PITCHER, Herbert Redvers St. John's 1729 28 Mary Pitcher (s) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARDY, Joseph Port Blandford, Bonavista District 5167 27 Richard Pardy (p) Section man 1918 Methodist No No
OLDFORD, William Salvage, Bonavista District 5160 22 James Oldford (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAMBURY, Samuel Pools Cove, Fortune District 3571 19 George Bambury (p) Trader 1917 Congregationalist Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bradbury, Cecil ; Banbury, S.
BLACKLER, Wilfred 8 Clifford Street, St. John's 4428 18 Michael Blackler (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BAILEY, James Island Harbour, Fogo District 3552 24 William Bailey (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WARREN, John Henry Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District 2784 31 Mrs. Joseph Warren (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, April 23, 1917
LAWRENCE, Stephen Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 1686 21 Robert Lawrence (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MERCER, Robert J. Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 4360 19 William Mercer (p) Cable operator 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PEARCE, Isaac Cape Ray, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3824 20 Joseph Pearce (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No See end of #3396 for two documents concerning Isaac Pearce
FENNELL, Louis M. St. Brendans, Bonavista District 1985 19 Thomas Fennell (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
LEARNING, Robert G. 396 Southside Road, St. John's 8454 34 Mary Learning (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
OSMOND, Martin Shoal Bay/Harbour, Bonavista District 5377 21 Peter Osmond (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
SIMMS, Frederick William Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 8198 18 John Simms (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VOKEY, Solomon Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 4726 19 John Vokey (p) Fireman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CROCKER, Edwin Swift Current, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5962 19 John Crocker (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CAREW, James Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 4601 21 Richard Carew (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, Edward Joseph Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 112 22 Matthew Murphy (p) Mail clerk 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GOODYEAR, Harold Kenneth Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-74 - 1193 Louisa Goodyear (p) 1915 No No Partial attestation papers included. Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment; transferred his commission to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917. Includes documents relating to Regt. # 3428 Patrick Whelan.
PUDDISTER, John Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's 5446 20 Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MOYLES, George Lewisporte, Twillingate District 8169 27 Eveline Moyles (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
HAWKINS, William Max St. John's 1238 23 Olive Long Hawkins (s) Plumber 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RICHARDSON, Frank 68 Bannerman Street, St. John's 66 19 Thomas Richardson (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
ANDREWS, John Donald 80 McFarlane Street, St. John's 315 22 Mrs. Andrews Machinist 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JOHNSON, George MacNess Whiteway No information 0-28 1916 No No Attestation papers not included. Appointed to Indian Army 1918.
HARNETT, Lewis Campbellton, Twillingate District 6015 20 Mary Jane Kearley (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BRINTON - BRENTON, Thomas Bulls Cove, Burin District 3907 18 Henry Brinton (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918 Discrepancies in spelling of name: Brenton, Benton ; identified in CWGC as Brinton
THORNHILL, Eli Little Bay East, Fortune District 5161 19 George Thornhill (p) Fisherman 1918 Congregationalist No No
HOPKINS, Robert Nelson Hearts Content, Trinity District 4190 21 Jessie Hopkins (o) Telegraph operator 1917 Methodist No No
COLLINS, Joseph New Gower Street, St. John's 3210 Mrs. William Harvey (o) 1916 No No Attestation papers not included.
LODGE, Nathaniel George Catalina, Trinity District 2810 26 Mrs. Nathaniel Lodge (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
HAMMOND, Arthur 93 Gower Street, St. John's 79 20 Thomas Hammond (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
DOBBIN, John Tickles, Placentia-St. Marys District 2692 24 Francis Dobbin (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BUNGAY, George Sagona Island, Fortune District 6047 19 William Bungay (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TAYLOR, Charles Augustus St. John's 990 19 Jennie Taylor Tailor 1915 Methodist No No
MASON, Hugh Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2133 32 Mrs. Mason (s) Musician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
MOORS, Jonathan Leonard Woody Point, St. Barbe District 5685 19 William Moores (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: surname spelled Moores by clerk, recruit's signature is Moors.
REARDON, Stanley Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 8505 22 Robert Reardon (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BENNETT, Thomas Island Harbour, Fogo District 3258 22 Mary Bennett (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COOK, William Forest Road, St. John's 553 19 Tasker Cook (p) Tailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, April 26, 1918
MCDONALD, Michael J. 34 Gower Street, St. John's 2922 18 Margaret MacDonald (p) Clothes presser 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HICKEY, Michael Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5780 23 Patrick Hickey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FOLKS, Albert Little Bay, Twillingate District 3490 20 William Folks (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, March 13, 1918
PHILLIPS, C. Gordon 100 Springdale Street, St. John's 2302 18 John Charles (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GARDNER, Edward James British Harbour, Trinity District 1247 23 Mrs. Gardner (p) Postal clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
TRASK, Heber Elliston, Trinity District 3156 19 Thomas Trask (p) Mill man 1916 Methodist Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918 PDF