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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
BOYLES, Robert Goulds, St. John's West District 5158 22 George Boyles (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOW, Frederick Earnest 116 Pleasant Street, St. John's 685 19 George Snow (p) Machinist 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 PDF
JANES, Alwin Ambrose Glovertown, Bonavista District 734 35 Lucy Jane Janes (s) Millwright 1914 No No
LANDER, Norman Bonavista, Bonavista District 3783 18 Emily Tremblett (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
CRAM, Robert Greens Harbour, Trinity District 3788 25 C.J. Cram (p) School master 1917 Methodist No No
AYLWARD, John Joseph St. John's 1107 28 Anastasia Aylward (o) Tailor 1915 Roman Catholic No No
FORD, Simeon Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District 3866 27 John Ford (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also service #3860 Saunders for a misfiled document concerning Simeon Ford; Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1851X.
MERCER, Chesley St. John's 1303 19 Emma Mercer (p) Steward 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LAITE, Alfred Lewisporte, Twillingate District 8439 37 Timmer [Tamar] Laite (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BRODNICK, Edward 7 Stephens Street, St. John's 1951 19 Edward Brodnick Sr. (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BIRD, Daniel Vincent Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District 2117 23 Mrs. John Bird (p) Paper maker 1916 Roman Catholic No No See also service #2118, William O'Reilly, for a letter from Bird
LILLY, John Saddle Island, Fortune District 6063 22 Charlie Lilly (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOUSE, John Greenspond, Bonavista District 2480 23 John House (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
VINCENT, John York Harbour, Bay of Islands, St. George District 5876 23 Joseph Vincent (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STRICKLAND, James Botwood, Twillingate District 2568 25 John Strickland 1916 Methodist No No Attestation papers not included; Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies.
CHURCHILL, Cecil Augustus Gillesport, Twillingate District 2451 23 William Churchill (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURSEY, Stanley Gander Bay, Fogo District 5450 23 Richard Bursey (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name: Bursell.
SAMUELSON, Chesley 131 Power Street, St. John's 8316 19 Elizabeth Samuelson (p) Mechanic 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WOOLFREY, Chesley Lewisport, Twillingate District 5436 20 William Woolfrey (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
HUNT, Cecil Jameson 88 Barnes Road, St. John's 3384 19 Mrs. J.G. Hunt (p) Clerk 1917 Yes No Thursday, June 7, 1917
FIFIELD, Arthur English Harbour, Trinity District 4741 19 Giles Fifield (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
RICE, Lesley Point Leamington, Twillingate District 3180 23 John Rice (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No
ANDERSON, Arthur B Otters Point, Trinity District 5063 22 Thomas Anderson (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DRISCOLL, Simeon 36 Feild Street, St. John's 8356 20 George Driscoll (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
HICKEY, William Topsail, Harbour Main District 1341 25 Johanna Hickey (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, March 10, 1918
TUFF, Frank P. St. John's 1694 18 Edmund Tuff (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
BRINSON, Jesse Carmanville, Fogo District 6278 21 Samuel Brinson (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DILLON, Thomas Little Bay, Twillingate District 5536 25 John Dillon (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LEWIS, Frederick A. St. John's 950 19 Richard Lewis Lumber Checker 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73
TAYLOR, William 41 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 633 22 James Taylor (o) Locomotive fireman 1914 Methodist No No
HOLDEN, Eric St. Clair Topsail Road, St. John's 2833 18 Richard K. Holden (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHAFE, Solomon Patrick Street, St. John's 8012 29 Sarah Chafe (s) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
STACEY, Lambert Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 6133 19 Albert Stacey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SUMMERS, Augustus Leo 116 Military Road, St. John's 0-44 - 93 23 Elizabeth Summers (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
OBRIEN, John Joseph Blackmarsh Road, St. John's 654 19 Richard O'Brien (p) Farmer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BUCKLEY, Sydney Botwood, Twillingate District 1625 22 John Buckley (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
PELLEY, Jabez Rattling Brook, Twillingate District 8459 46 Daisy Pelly (o) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
GAUDET, Walter Stephenville, St. George District 5696 20 John Gaudet (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KING, William P. Southside, Battery, St. John's 2577 27 William King (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, October 20, 1918 PDF
PRIMROY, John Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 1976 22 Susanna (William) Thistle (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
JERRETT, Frank Brigus, Port de Grave District 1437 21 Frederick George Jerrett (p) Electrical engineer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
HEMION, John Botwood, Twillingate District 4331 18 Phoebe Hemion (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BECK, James St. Lawrence, Burin District 4902 18 Cyrus Beck (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHEESEMAN, Daniel Rushroon, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5862 19 Charles Cheesman (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, Albert Winterton, Trinity District 5242 21 John Brown (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOORE, Edward T. Badger, Twillingate District 8149 29 Carrie Moore (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
JACKMAN, George Arthur Allandale Road, St. John's 118 19 Alice Jackman (p) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WILLIAMS, Alexander Springdale, Twillingate District 2051 21 Lucy Williams (p) Sailor 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
CARTER, Donald W. St. John's 2032 18 J. C. Carter (p) Office clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HANNON, Frank J. Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 2184 23 Mrs Patrick O'Gorman (p) Papermaker 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917