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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 Religionsort descending Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
HENNESSEY, James John Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1257 18 Patience Hennessey (p) Blacksmith 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CAINES, Jacob Pushthrough, Fortune District 6271 19 Mary Jane Caines (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FORD, Joseph English Harbour, Trinity District 3432 20 Stephen Ford (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARVEY, Nathaniel Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District 4159 20 William Harvey (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, September 25, 1920 Date of Death: 25 September, 1920. CWGC.
BROWN, James Manuel Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4638 30 William Brown (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEEPING, Arthur Rencontre, Fortune District 6264 22 William John Keeping (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PYE, Hayward Cape Charles, Labrador 5549 20 Albert Pye (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MEADUS, Frank Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District 5258 26 William Meadus (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WARREN, Benjamin J. Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District 2529 21 Joseph Warren (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ELLIOTT, Thomas Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 4908 19 Bessie Elliott (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
QUINTON, Theodore Southern Bay, Bonavista District 4002 18 John Quinton (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEWITT, Alexander Barr'd Island, Fogo District 5726 22 Henry Hewitt (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MUGFORD, Walter 17 Tessier Place, St. John's 1211 18 Carolina Mugford (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BEST, Lambert Merasheen, Placentia-St. Marys District 5513 20 Albert Best (p) Fisherman 1918 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.
RANDELL, Hezekiah Champneys North, Trinity District 4978 19 William Randell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, Harry Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2101 18 William Brown (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, August 12, 1916
HUTCHINGS, Albert Whitbourne, Trinity District 8370 24 Ambrose Hutchings (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FREEMAN, Charles W. West Champneys, Trinity District 3545 21 James Freeman (p) Bookkeeper 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TREBBLE, William 11 Knight Street, St. John's 18 26 James Trebble (p) Fireman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WARFORD, James St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 1871 28 Jane Colbournes (o) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOWMAN, Charles St. John's - Riga, Russia 938 22 Lizzie Burry (o) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Although he spelled his name Bowman it was correctly spelled Beaumont, Charles was a name taken upon arrival in Newfoundland.
COBB, Hector Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 4038 21 George Cobb (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MESSERVEY, Walter Sandy Point, St. George District 1707 21 Nixon Messervey (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SIMMS, Frank Fred Hayward Burin, Burin District 2959 18 Frederick Simms (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Monday, December 3, 1917 POW Date: 1917
VAVASOUR, Samuel 39 Plymouth Road, St. John's 4658 19 Thomas Vavasour (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHEPPARD, Robert 22 York Street, St. John's 473 19 Mrs. Sheppard (p) Sailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHATLEY, Simeon Belleoram, Fortune District 6075 20 Uriah Whatley (p) Merchant 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MERCER, Percy Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2374 20 John Mercer (p) Carpenter 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
INGRAHAM, Fred Hunts Island, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5192 22 Rachael Ingraham (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Ingram.
HERRITT, Matthew Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5837 26 Matthew Herritt (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, Bertram John St. John's 3988 24 George Walsh (p) Cook and baker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WILCOX, Ernest Brigus, Port de Grave District 655 19 James J. Wilcox (p) School teacher 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
SCAMMELL, John Change Islands, Fogo District 5686 24 Arthur Scammell (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HATCHER, Reuben Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2105 18 Robert Hatcher (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SAMSON, Neville Flat Island, Bonavista District 3544 19 Thomas Edward Samson (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Sampson.
HARTLEY, Leonard Vincent Wanstead, Essex, England, United Kingdom 294 22 Walter George Hartley (p) Auditor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HISCOCK, George Albert Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3409 19 George Hiscock (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ABBOTT, Jacob Wesleyville, Bonavista District 168 22 Richard Abbott (p) Sailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
HOUSE, George Lewisporte, Twillingate District 2554 19 Joseph House (p) Carpenter 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, May 22, 1918
POPE, Walter Pools Island, Bonavista District 5259 22 Frederick Pope (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARRIS, Gordon 178 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 2669 21 William E. Harris (p) Boiler maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HALLETT, Frederick St. John's 844 25 Mary Hallett (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CULL, Stephen Bard [Barr'd] Islands, Fogo District 1789 19 Elijah Cull (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARNES, Maxwell Topsail, Harbour Main District 1576 21 Sarah Ann Barnes (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
COLTON, Cyril B Water Street West, St. John's 4402 18 Sarah Colton (p) Gas Works worker 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARNES, Nathan Topsail, Harbour Main District 4593 20 Rupert Barnes (p) Blacksmith 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PAYNE, Leslie Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5123 19 Edward Payne (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CARPENTER, William Port Blandford, Bonavista District 2824 19 James Carpenter (p) Railroader 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MATCHEM, James Gaultois, Fortune District 3553 20 William Matchem (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No