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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 descending Date of Death Commendations Notes
ROBERTSON, Cyril Graham St. John's 1537 25 Lucy Robertson (p) Baker 1915 Presbyterian No No
OROURKE, John Holyrood, Harbour Main District 3345 19 James O'Rourke (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, October 20, 1918 PDF
COLES, Albert Victor Savage Cove, St. Barbe District 1813 22 Mathew Coles (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, September 18, 1916
ADEY, Benjamin Lady Cove, Trinity District 4226 19 Mrs. William Sharp (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
HARDY, Edward 60 Monroe Street, St. John's 677 19 George Hardy (p) Dry goods clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
STARKS, Edward Kings Point, Twillingate District 2559 19 Hezekiah Starks (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 Previously transcribed as Starkes.
CREWE, William Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 5281 24 Benaiah Crewe (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DINNEY, Elias Bell Island, St. John's East District 4027 21 Jesse W. Dinney (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BURDEN, John Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 3977 19 Henry W. Burden (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No File is out of numerical order on reel; follows Service # 3978.
KELLY, Henry 29 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 3263 18 Henry Kelly (p) Salesman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SAMSON, Absalom Flat Island, Bonavista District 5205 22 Samuel Samson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MORAN, Hugh James Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 3602 22 James Moran (p) Motorman 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, April 16, 1919
SNOW, William Joshua 54 Kings Bridge Road, St. John's 686 26 Charles Snow (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JUPP, Henry Clifford Oliver Oldfields Farm, Pulborough, Sussex, United Kingdom 0-206 - 157 24 Mr. [William] Jupp (p) 1914 No No Includes only partial attestation papers ; Also referred to as Clifford Henry ; Brother of Leonard John Jupp, # 162
MURPHY, James J. Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2181 24 Mrs. Francis Wall (o) Papermaker 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF
LEDREW, Arthur 9 Cabot Street, St. John's 4185 18 Jonas Ledrew (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist 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.
PHILLIPS, John G. Twillingate, Twillingate District 6148 19 James Phillips (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
GOSSE, Nathan Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1421 25 Esau Gosse (p) Blacksmith 1915 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
COISH, William James St. John's 1048 23 Mrs. John Dean (p) Mason 1915 Methodist No No
MARTIN, Henry New Perlican, Trinity District 5249 24 Elizabeth Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REILLY, Peter Corbin, Burin District 2902 20 Mrs. Patrick Reilly (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
PARSONS, John William Freshwater, Bay de Verde district 3920 25 John C. Parsons (p) Clergy 1917 Methodist No No PDF See Regt. # 654 for misfiled document
JACKMAN, Robert Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 4255 22 James Jackman Assayer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, Orlando Trinity East, Trinity District 2670 18 George Brown (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, February 25, 1917
FITZGERALD, George Edward Cochrane Street, St. John's 2905 18 Henry Fitzgerald (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No See Regt. # 654 for misfiled document.
ROSE, Wilfred John Golf Avenue, St. John's 217 19 John Robert Rose (p) Candy maker 1914 Methodist No No
GRAHAM, Ian Dick 3 Brazils Square, St. John's 2026 18 Alexander Graham (p) Roadman 1915 Methodist - Presbyterian No No Discrepancy in religion.
MANUEL, Alfred Botwood, Twillingate District 721 22 Philip Manuel (p) Lumberman 1914 Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 PDF
FREEBAIRN, Charles A. Ferryland, Ferryland District 2811 19 Dr. Robert Freebairn (p) 1916 No No File missing.
SNOW, Edward Shearstown, Conception Bay, Harbour Grace District 5138 21 William Snow (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
STONE, Harry Joseph Main Street, Bell Island, St. John's East District 2755 18 William Stone (p) Mechanic 1916 Yes No Monday, April 23, 1917 Photograph of grave-site included.
CURTIS, Doyle Botwood, Twillingate District 1552 19 Thomas Curtis (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No PDF
SIMMS, Frederick C. Piccaire, Fortune District 6187 23 Harry Simms (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LAHEY, Robert Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 254 26 Richard Lahey (p) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MOORE, Gordon Martin 76 Circular Road, St. John's 2998 18 Laura Noore (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TIBBO, George Doctors Harbour, Fortune District 6052 20 William Tibbo (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAVIS, Allan Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5212 23 Mrs. Francis Davis (p) Engineer 1918 Methodist No No
CONNORS, Daniel Francis 49 Lime Street, St. John's 649 21 David Connors (p) Tinsmith 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
KEOUGH, Michael St. Josephs, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5647 19 Thomas Keough (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
REID, Elijah Dildo, Trinity District 5024 31 John Reid (o) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
MUTFORD, Albert John Twillingate, Twillingate District 2466 21 Isaac Mutford (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
SEYMOUR, Frank 71 Duckworth Street, St. John's 3374 32 Gertrude Seymour (p) Electrician 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNY, Garland English Harbour, Trinity District 3438 20 Francis Penny (p) Teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUMBY, Henry Summerville, Bonavista Bay 4517 21 James Humby (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CLEARY, William 4 Lower Battery Road, St. John's 384 20 James Cleary (p) 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HANN, James J. Lamaline, Burin District 5498 18 Milanda [Melina] Hann (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MAYO, William Burin, Burin District 5589 20 Albert Mayo (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CRANE, Nathaniel Middle Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District 5276 21 William Crane (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HILLIER, Robert New Harbour, Trinity District 1558 21 Robert Hillier (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No